Last night’s episode of Supergirl featured the first meeting between Kara and Mon-El’s parents. While first visits with a significant others family can often lead to embarrassing revelations about the past, Kara discovered more than she bargained for when it was revealed that Mon-El is actually the prince of Daxam and heir to his ruthless parents. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, series lead Melissa Benoist and executive producer Andrew Kreisberg discussed the current state of Kara’s relationship with Mon-El and the new threat posed by the King and Queen of Daxam.
Kreisberg discussed Kara’s reaction to Mon-El’s betrayal on Supergirl:
“It was one thing when she thought he was just a lowly guard on Daxam and was as much a victim of the tyrannical rule of the king and queen and prince. But then she finds out he was the prince, and that he was more of a perpetrator than a victim, and all of the great character strides he has made evaporate for her because she’s so put off by the truth.”
Kreisberg explained how the revelation has impacted Kara’s worldview.
“It’s really heartbreaking because he really has changed. He really has grown and become a different person. But for Kara, it’s in the catchphrase, ‘Truth, Justice, and the American Way,’ it’s so important to her. It unravels their relationship as quickly as it began… and it really puts her whole worldview into dire straits.”
Benoist explained how the King and Queen of Daxam pose a new type of threat unlike any other Kara has faced before on Supergirl.
“They have an entirely different set of motives. They want their son back, and they have a completely different way of life on Daxam that wasn’t exactly morally sound. Cadmus has a very clear directive of what they want and how they’re going to do it, and it’s humans against aliens, and with Daxamites, it’s scary because it’s aliens against aliens, a lot like Non and Astra, and a powerful woman in Mon-El’s mother.”
Kreisberg explained how Kara’s love for Mon-El will lead to conflict with his mother Rhea.
“The big thing we talk about, as far as Rhea and Kara, is that it’s a little bit of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, where you have the theocracy, these slave-owners, these people who believe in power, whose son they believe is like-minded has been corrupted.”
Tonight Supergirl will reunite with The Flash in a musical crossover episode where both heroes are trapped in a coma induced reality where life emulates musicals.
Supergirl airs on Monday at 8:00 pm ET on The CW. Be sure to check back with Heroic Hollywood after each episode for weekly reviews!
Source: Entertainment Weekly