Supergirl season 3 episode 5 is one that fans have been dreading for some time, and for a very specific reason: Floriana Lima’s departure from the show. Rumor had it that this was going to be the final episode for the Sanvers relationship; it’s a little early to tell for certain if Lima will not appear on the show in the future, but for now this could be the end of the road for her.
There were many signs that the relationship would be coming to a close for the past couple of weeks, but the big one was a conflict over children. Alex may not have realized that she wanted them until she realized that Maggie had no interest; Unfortunately, once that was out in the universe there was no way she could change her mind. Alex realized that this was not something she could negotiate on. If Maggie never wanted them and she did, how could they move forward? It’s a deal breaker for most relationships.
By the ten-minute mark of the episode, it appeared as though Maggie and Alex were done for good — they’d already talked their relationship through many times over and wasn’t really making progress.
One of the interesting things about the way in which the show tried to handle the breakup was attempting to find some sort of light and positivity out of it. That’s not easy to do given these circumstances; there’s only so long you can pretend to be happy before the truth is going to come out. The truth here is that these characters just weren’t compatible, even if they wanted to be.
This marks the end for Sanvers
Nothing that happened over the course of this episode changed Alex’s mind, and really we feel that throwing so many different emotions in here was just a way for the writers to try to give you the full scope of the relationship in an hour.
While we do remain bummed out that you’re not getting a chance to see Lima on the show in the near future, we do understand here at CarterMatt the chance to mix things up. She wants to do some other things and we hope she gets that opportunity! Ideally, what we’d love is for her to get another gig that gives her a chance to do some really cool stuff, and then also be able to find a way to come back to this show down the road. She does realize what this relationship meant to everyone, so we don’t think the weight of her departure is lost on her.
What did you think about the way that Supergirl handled the exit of Floriana Lima and the split of Maggie and Alex? Share with us in the comments section below, along with whether or not you would like to see Maggie again — and in what capacity.