Supergirl Season 3: Kara Danvers No More?

Supergirl Season 3: Kara Danvers No More?

Supergirl Season 3:  Kara Danvers No More?

“Kara Danvers was a mistake,” Supergirl says of her civilian identity around the one minute mark in the Supergirl Season 3 trailer (see below).  The titular heroine is in a really dark place when Supergirl returns to tv in the fall.  How else could this character, Supergirl — who has lived on Earth as Kara Danvers since she was twelve years old — possibly make a conscious decision to turn her back on the only person she has really been?  Is she following the path Oliver Queen took in Season 3 of Arrow to focus only on the superhero identity?

Melissa Benoist, who plays Kara Zor-El/Supergirl/Kara Danvers on Supergirl, explains.  Regarding her character’s emotional state at the beginning of Supergirl Season 3 Ms Benoist said, “[Kara] still is leaning very heavily on Supergirl. I think that’s how she’s coping with this grief of sending her boyfriend into a giant chasm in space.” Ms Benoist spoke at the San Diego International ComiCon, this past weekend.  For an explanation of the space chasm, more quotes, and some ideas about Supergirl’s character arc, keep reading below the trailer.

As the Supergirl Season 2 Finale drew to a close, Supergirl sent her love interest, Mon-El of Daxam, into space. Mon-El’s spacecraft fell into a warp, or chasm.  Fans may recall the Supergirl Season 2 Finale in which the heroes drove off a Daxamite invasion. One of Lena Luthor’s inventions rendered the atmosphere toxic to Daxamites.  Unfortunately this toxic atmosphere also began to poison Supergirl’s love interest Mon-El, former Prince of Daxam.  Mon-El had been soaking up yellow sun rays on Earth for the better part of a year, so he survived long enough for a tearful farewell with Kara.  The invaders teleported out immediately or collapsed on the streets. Mon-El looked ill as Kara put him back into a Kryptonian space pod and launched him away from Earth.  In the Finale’s closing minutes, Mon-El’s ship flies into some type of rift or warp.

Apparently, sending Mon-El away hits Supergirl harder at the beginning of Season 3, than it did in the Season 2 finale. Other sites have reported that Supergirl is giving up her civilian/human identity.  And if you only go with the voiceover of the trailer (above), you could easily think that.  But Ms Benoist had more to say about her character during the Supergirl SDCC panel. “Her relationship with CatCo [her job] is always up and down, and I think we’ll continue seeing that,” Benoist said.  “She wouldn’t be who she is without being a reporter.”  Even though Kara begins to give up on her human/civilian identity, she must return to that part of her life at some point to work at CatCo.  I seriously doubt a newspaper would knowingly have a superhero as a reporter.

Will Supergirl turn her back on her Kara Danvers identity for good? What happened to Mon-El on the other side of that warp/chasm? Supergirl returns to the broadcast airwaves on the CW network in October with answers to these questions and more adventures.  Check your local listings.  For continued coverage of Supergirl and all your favorite shows, return to


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