As Supergirl‘s second season continues on The CW, Kara and James’ fractured relationship is going to get a lot worse before it gets any better.
Following a press screening on Tuesday, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg revealed that Mehcad Brooks’ character is going to try his hand at crimefighting, adopting the persona of DC Comics’ shield-toting Guardian — and he’s not telling Kara. (Oops!)
“James is going to decide that he can no longer be a sidekick, so he’s going to become a vigilante,” Kreisberg explained. “He’s going to become Guardian, complete with the shield, which is going to cause a massive problem in his relationship with Kara because he decides not to tell her. There’s this new masked vigilante, and she has her own feelings about vigilantes. … And he’s recruited Winn to help him. Winn is his man in the van. Winn and James together is like comedy gold.”
As for why Kara ended things with James at the end of Monday’s season premiere, Kreisberg explained that the writers wanted to tell a relatable story, one in which a friendship becomes something more — even if it shouldn’t.
“We sort of felt like we were pursuing that relationship more because we felt like we had to than any of us was really truly feeling it,” he told reporters. “We realized the best scenes between them were the nice, sweet scenes where they were being friends.”
Kara and James will remain a part of each other’s lives, so it’s anyone’s guess how their relationship might change in the future. But with this Guardian drama on the horizon, I wouldn’t hold my breath for a second date.
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Reporting by Vlada Gelman