Mon-El takes his first (mostly sober) step into society on Monday’s Supergirl (The CW, 8/7c), allowing us to understand the Daxamite on another level — perhaps even a romantic one?
“[Mon-El] just likes fun. He likes going out and making out and hooking up and just being a dude,” Chris Wood told reporters during a recent visit to the show’s Vancouver set. “He really strikes me as the kind of guy who has just always gotten away with it. He’s never had to think about settling down or picking one girl to focus on. I don’t think he’s open to it because of that. He’s never met somebody that wowed him like that, so it’ll take a second to wrangle and get him to calm down.”
Kara will attempt to wrangle him this week — his Clark Kent look comes courtesy of Supergirl, who treats him “like her personal Ken doll,” according to Melissa Benoist — but that doesn’t mean he’ll necessarily follow orders.
At the very least, Benoist says this week’s episode “gives [Kara and Mon-El] a much broader profile to grow from as friends, as allies, even though they come from these warring planets.”
As for the possibility of a new romance for Kara, following her uncomfortable split from James in the season premiere…
“[Last season] was all about her trying to find her comfort zone as a superhero. And now, she’s learning how to be Kara, personally and professionally. I think it’s so important for her to just feel like she can truly stand on her own. I love that she’s not pining after anyone right now — but there are things on the horizon. It’s really lovely the way [that pans] out.”
And then there’s Guardian, James’ crime-fighting alter ego, whose big debut is now imminent. Though the cast is required to stay relatively tight-lipped about Guardian’s arrival, Benoist says the audience “might be surprised by the way” Kara responds to him.
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Reporting by Vlada Gelman