Where is Mon-El on Supergirl? This is a question that will be asked early on in the season, and it’s one that could carry through for a while. Even if/when Chris Wood’s character returns to National City (it does seem like it’s going to happen), there are some new mysteries that go along with that. For example, will the character be the same person, and how will he have changed in the time in which he was gone? Going through the sort of experience that he’s going through is enough to change any person, let alone someone who has been through what this guy has. Think about it: An emotionally-abusive mother, impossible expectations due to royal blood, and having to find his way on Earth with very few allies other than Kara and her friends.
Going through the sort of experience that he’s gone through is enough to change any person, let alone someone who already has a difficult history of trauma. Think about it: The character had an emotionally-abusive mother, impossible expectations to succeed due to royal blood, and struggled to find his way on Earth with very few allies other than Kara and her friends.
There are obviously some big plans coming up for the character. Wood was at Comic-Con (always a good sign), and new co-showrunner Jessica Queller had a lot to say to Entertainment Weekly on the subject of what’s ahead there, and also some of what she’s dealing with when it comes to her relationship with her mother Alura. All indications are that she will have some sort of role in the story this time around, even if it’s in the past. Erica Durance of Smallville was announced as a new addition to the cast, replacing Laura Benanti, who had the part previously.
“Where Mon-El is and how he comes back is the central mystery of our season … But the theme of this season is what does it mean to be human? Kara is going to be especially grappling with that, and all of the characters are. The loss of her family and Krypton impacts that a lot. The mother-daughter relationship is something we still want to explore in whatever fashion.”
There could be other mother-daughter relationships that also get explored here. In some ways, Cat Grant is a surrogate mother to Kara, and Calista Flockhart will be returning with a big role of her own. Also, you still have Lena and Lillian Luthor to explore, and with Katie McGrath also around as a regular, this is also something worth looking at.
One other possibility: Given that so much of Reign’s story seems to be about how she was trained from the start to be a Worldkiller, don’t you think that this is something that’s going to be looked at further? It sure seems that way.
What do you want to see in regards to both Mon-El and Kara’s relationship/history with Alura on Supergirl season 3? Sound off in the comments!
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