Supergirl Spoilers

Supergirl Preview: Jeremy Jordan Exposes Guardian's Fatal Flaw, Predicts Major Fallout With Kara

For a guy named Winn, Jeremy Jordan‘s Supergirl character sure does love placing himself in lose-lose situations.

“Not only is he stepping out and doing this whole Guardian thing with James, but he’s also lying to Kara — so things are starting to catch up to him,” Jordan tells TVLine. “We saw his trepidation over creating Guardian, but he eventually gave in. And with James so gung-ho, always wanting to rush in guns-blazing … sooner or later, it’s going to get them into trouble.”

Frankly, it’s a position Jordan never thought he’d find his character in.

“Early on, I thought maybe [Winn] was going to be a villain,” Jordan says — which makes sense, given his villainous roots. (Let’s not forget about his dear ol’ dad!) “But it’s been a really cool journey to see Winn become more confident and come into his own. He had so much more to give at CatCo, and he’s finally at a place where he can do that, while also getting to nerd out every day.”

And now that Winn is chilling at the intersection of nerding out and fighting crime, it’s only a matter of time before he eventually adopts an alias of his own as James Guardian’s sidekick, right? Well…

“At this point, they’re just calling him ‘the man in the van,’ which is equal parts hilarious and creepy,” Jordan says. “I think we’ll stick with that for now. It has yet to be determined, at least in Winn’s mind, whether this Guardian thing will be able to sustain himself. I doubt Winn would be against building a suit for himself — maybe a big bubble that no one would break into — but going into the field? Not so much.”

One thing we can count on, however, is that Alex’s big coming out isn’t going to make waves with Winn or any of her other DEO co-workers.

“Personally, I think Winn’s totally cool about it, though it’s not something we’ve fully addressed,” Jordan says. “I don’t know if or when she’s going to fully come out to everybody, so we’ve yet to see how everybody would react to that, but I can’t imagine he would have a negative reaction. If you remember the pilot, Winn was very excited about the prospect of Kara being a lesbian.”

Jordan was also fully aware of the Internet’s speculation that Winn would turn out to be the Arrowverse’s next gay character — and he kind of loved it.

“Someone at Paleyfest mentioned that all the Berlanti shows usually have at least one gay character, so I raised my hand to volunteer,” he recalls. “Like, it’s cool. Winn can be bi or something. … But I can’t see Winn being gay, not after the ludicrous amount of pining he did over Supergirl last season.”

Your thoughts on all things Winn? His involvement with Guardian? His potential future with Kara? Whatever’s on your mind, drop ’em in a comment below.

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  1. I also agree Kara will be pissed for a while but she’ll quickly get over it though it may take a while for her to do that

  2. I think in the interest of the show, it was a smart idea to pump the breaks on the Kara Winn issue. Let him become his own character and not just the geeky love interest. And dont let that relationship dominate the show like what happened to another one of Berlanti’s shows (cough, Ollicity, cough).

    That being said, I would like to visit the situation at a later time because I dont think it was properly resolved.

  3. DJ Doena says:

    “But I can’t see Winn being gay, not after the ludicrous amount of pining he did over Supergirl last season”

    I love an actor who stands up for his character and questions questionable developments. Should have happend on Smallville more often.

  4. mark says:

    I hate this Guardian storyline. I would have much preferred they’d have James use his journalistic skills to put the bad buys away. Like Winn said, there’s nothing wrong with fighting back with information. This Guardian thing just comes across as the writers having no idea what to do with James so they slapped a costume on him.

    • rinaex says:

      To me, the writers never knew what to do with James. It’s like they came up with the concept of a hunky Jimmy Olsen, but didn’t think through any actual character development for him other than to be Kara’s love interest. I wouldn’t be surprised if he were a “shocking” death later in the season.

    • Jason says:

      You hate the storyline? it just really started an episode ago. Thats not even enough time to have a well formed view of it

    • Mai says:

      Winn should stick to DEO tech guy and some personal life storylines, instead of being stuck as Guardian’s sidekick, which is infinitely worse than Supergirl’s. I hate everything James at this point, because he’s a sucky character, and there’s no direction or development for him, just them sticking him in different situations. And before anyone decides it’s a race issue…no, just no. J’onn and real-Hank are way more interesting than James has ever been onscreen. Even newbie M’gann is more interesting, even if she might be evil.

  5. Phun says:

    I’m curious to see Kara’s reaction to James being THE GUARDIAN. She didn’t like him going after Maxwell Lord last season when he wanted to find out what he was up to.

  6. Dominique says:

    i personally think winn’s being wasted on this guardian storyline, and so are jeremy jordan’s talents. i’m trying very hard to like it, but james, at least this version, is such an incredible snoozefest, so i hate that winn’s “stuck” with that. i loved him working in DEO because he was doing his own kind of saving. now he;s back to being the guy in the superhero’s shadow again.
    i love jeremy speaking up about winn possibly being bi, but not gay. it’s something that A LOT of shadows seem to completely miss; that a character can be bisexual instead of gay. it’s simply not always ‘oh but he/she was just in denial’, so i’m glad jeremy said this.

  7. MB says:

    <3 that the actor was like Winn can be BISEXUAL

  8. %% says:

    “If you remember the pilot, Winn was very excited about the prospect of Kara being a lesbian.” Wait, what?? But didn’t Winn also ask her out and try to kiss her later? How would he be excited if she was a lesbian if he liked her??

    • Rex the Wonder Dog says:

      I don’t think Winn was excited that Kara might be a lesbian. I think he thought it was just an explanation of why she wasn’t into him. So he was relieved that there wasn’t something wrong with him being the reason she wasn’t into him..