Mon-El finally re-enters Supergirl‘s orbit on Monday (The CW, 8/7c), but before you get too excited, you might want to heed this warning from star Melissa Benoist: “It won’t be the reunion you expect.”
As recently revealed in first-look photos from the episode, Mon-El returns accompanied by Saturn Girl (played by Bollywood actress Amy Jackson), a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes in DC Comics lore. According to Benoist, this creates “a brand new set of problems that you’ll see pretty quickly.”
And Kara isn’t the only character with reservations about Mon-El’s new squad.
“There’s a skepticism,” Chyler Leigh admits. “You figure out and understand what happened with Mon-El and the time that’s passed and what that looks like. It’s not an easy pill to swallow no matter what, and Alex is always going to be protective of her sister. And with the Legion coming in, it’s like you never have a down moment or a dull moment. It’s like you’ve got to deal with these things, and arrgh, everything comes in, and it all just falls down at once. There’s not a lot of time for dwelling.”
Katie McGrath acknowledges that the Legion’s introduction is “such a massive part of Season 3” and she “would imagine” that Lena will become involved in the team’s intergalactic shenanigans at some point — but Lena’s first priority is making sure that Kara is OK. “Kara is her best friend, and the love of [her] life has just come back. That is going to impact on everyone, I think.”
And then there’s the question on everyone’s mind: Will Kara strike up a romance with the Legion’s Brainiac 5, who has a special relationship with the Girl of Steel throughout DC Comics’ various iterations of their story? “I think my lips have to be sealed on that one,” Benoist says.
What do you hope to see from Mon-El’s long-awaited return? Drop your thoughts in a comment below. (With reporting by Vlada Gelman)
I’m excited that mon el is back, but I’m also excited for the introduction of brainiac 5 and to see where it goes with kara…
I think everyone misses the point of their relationship. I agree their relationship was unstable with them breaking up every other episode, it wouldn’t last despitey hopes, their relationship was about them learning how to love.mon el learned how to love and be kind and brave and strong from Kara and Kara learned that maybe she can have it all and maybe having a Human heart isn’t that bad. I think thei live looked so real because Chris wood and Melissa benoist are both dating irl, I think their relation ship was unstable, imperfect and just like ours and that’s what made it so relatable and so good. I love karamel I think it’s the best relationship supergirl has ever had personally
Agreed couldn’t have said it better myself.
Mon-el and kara
Imra and winn
Lena and jame
Saturn Girl coming in episode 7 and Brainiac 5 showing up in episode 10 hardly counts as The Legion. It looks to me as if the show is only going to use a few Legion characters with powers that don’t need expensive special effects. Which immediately stops most of the Legion from ever appearing.
Mostly hoping for his swift exit.
Amen. He was easily the worst addition to the CW shows last year and he reduced Kara to a mindless girl who just accepted a guy ignoring her thoughts and opinions. He also cheapened Barry and Iris’s relationship in the crossover by having their years long relationship built on friendship and respect with his and Kara’s months long relationship (if that long) that had problems so big buses could have driven through.
To be honest i hope that at some point Mon-el leaves the show because back in season 2 where supposedly she fell “in love” with him was a really bad choice to do. Mostly because Mon-el treats kara really badly and even starts to say how everything she does isnt helpful or that she should leave it to superman. (He also saids some more horrible things to kara but its a long list so moving on). To me the CW ruined the show by making Mon-els and karas relationship super toxic and they also ruined the show by making sanvers brake up. But knowing the CW of course they would do that after all they killed off one of the people from Clexa in the hundred. And i know they are just gonna keep Mon-el just to make more “romance” between him and kara. The CW will always be the CW.
i genuinely want to know; with both clexa and sanvers, one of the actresses was no longer be available due to their own choice. they couldn’t come back to film more scenes. so, knowing these characters and the shows they’re on, how would you have written them out?
lexa NEVER would’ve left her clan, and she wouldn’t have left clarke, either.
maggie could’ve been an off-screen girlfriend for the rest of the show’s run. do you really think that’s fair to the character, her fans, and alex’ fans?
i’m excited about all these upcoming events and characters! i’m just really bummed that after we finally got some happy karamel moments, it was all taken away last season and not it looks like it won’t get better any time soon.
Mon El needs to leave the same way he came back. Karamel was a horrible, toxic relationship, and it took up way too much time in s2.
I hope Mon-El doesn’t stick around too long.
I’m excited about members of the Legion appearing on the show, but I could do without the continuation of the Kara/Mon-El romance. He never seemed worthy of her and I don’t feel any chemistry between them. It was hard to believe that she’d fallen for him.
They really messed up with monel. They tried to cram a bad boy redemption arc, will they-won’t-they, hidden identity, opposites attract, and romeo and juliet storylines all in 1 season and failed so badly they lost half the demo audience and a portion of the remaining fans view him as a villain not a hero. And the Legion for a 2-3 arc would be cool. More than half the season seems way too much.
It will be great to have Mon-El back no matter where the story goes. It will be a shame though if they break-up Kara and Mon-El permanently, After all the great chemistry last year that would be hard to accept. Can’t wait to see the warrior version of Mon-El and let’s hope they get him suited up ASAP!
What the hell is it with these “toxic relationship” and “he treats Kara so badly”‘comments? He genuinely cares about her and the Mon El/Kara relationship has felt like a rare realistic one compared to others on the CW. They clash and argue like any real couple, and by the end of S2 the development of Mon El and their relationship was perhaps the highlight.
Thats because it was a toxic relationship. It the CW standard. They pair their female lead with a white obnoxious douche who excuse the behavior as being troubled but good looking so its ok. First Elena and Damon from vampire diaries now Kara and Mon El. Not to mention they got uncomfortable having Kara dating black James Olsen.
If that’s your idea of a realistic relationship, that’s laughable and I worry about the women in those relationships.
I agree,I don’t see how some people are saying that it was toxic relationship. Mon El loves Kara and respects her. And I personally love how they clash and argue at times, it really shows that they are a real couple with real problems.
I totally agree karmel is the best and I hope they get back together
It’zz…true I also hope to be continued their love story
I can’t agree more. I want Mon-El to stay and to stay with Supergirl. I really don’t get all the toxic relationship comments. That’s really weird. They had so much chemistry at the end, and I feel we are made believe now that Mon-El still loves Cara. Guys, please make Mon-El come back to Supergirl soon. I can’t watch them apart. Too sad and frustrating to torture us like that. :)
Four words….did you miss me?
Excited for Mon-El to come back and see his relationship with Kara. After the last few weeks of painful Olicity and WestAllen shlock it’ll be a relief to see an actual good relationship in the Arrowverse.
Kara had better strike up a romance with Brainiac 5! But, a slow-burn, long-distance (long-time?) relationship since they live in two different time periods and Kara is still getting over Mon-El. Also, Kara’s love-life should never be the primary focus of the series, so any romance with Brainiac 5 should take a back seat to Kara’s superheroics and hopefully a focus on her career as a journalist (although that always seems to be an afterthought, especially given the absence of Snapper Carr to get Kara to improve her research and writing).
Would like to see him and super girl back together and working together as super heros.
Here is an idea. Send Supergirl to The Flash. The Flash goes to the future, brings cure for Monel, goes back in the past, tells Supergirl give this to Monel to help him breath. Monel never has to leave, he never meets his new wife. Supergirl and Mon-El are together. No drama. Just a bit. All Mon-El Supergirl fans can relax. :)
I love this comment.
Of course I want to see Kara and monel back together but on the other hand I’m kinda excited to see where this story line is taking us !
I mean Saturn Girl and Braniac 5 … wow … I just want to see where the incredible writers of SuperGirl takes us !!
I hate it! I’m the kind of girl that loves drama && romance.. If they loved each other they where soppouse to stay together (they where a beautiful couple) I literally stopped watching supergirl after I found out money eL got married to someone else😡😡😡😭😝 major disappointment!!! Smh Like.. why did he left in the first place? Such a buzz killer 👎👎 #notcooL #boring
(I was starting to think that this show was better than the twilight saga)
I am not happy to see him back. He took up so much screen time last season. Show should be renamed Mon-el adventures with Supergirl.
As comedic relief was great but then he became friend, boyfriend, partner in crime, buddy, etc. just to add him more screen time.
I wish Benoist stopped dating him and he could go on his way off the screen back to Legion.
N my opinion I really believe that Kara and Mon El should get back together in Season 3. Even though he’s now with someone else, it made me so mad that you would just break up their relationship and make Mon El apart of a new relationship. My point is I really hope that Mon El and Kara get back together.
If Kara and Mon-El don’t get back together I might just die. I was so happy when they got together and as quick as they did was as quick as they were ripped apart. It’s just not right! 😩💔
I hope him and Kara end up back together Bc if they don’t I see no point of me even watching the show anymore they where my favorites and seeing them not together brings me to tears
i hope mon-els wife burns in hell for eternity because mon-el and kara danvers are end game and she his mourning loss very deeply and u go and get married on her mon el. what the hell is up with that u stupid piece of off pie.
Imra and Mon el should not be together i hope Mon el sees that and breaks Imras heart for kara cause they are end game!!
i don’t think imra and mon el should be together cause seeing kara so heartbroken should make mon el come to his senses and see that that’s the woman he loves and left behind all those years ago