'Supergirl' Producer On What's Next For Alex Danvers

Alex Danvers and NCPD detective Maggie Sawyer have a lot of chemistry on The CW’s “Supergirl.”

The two women have been spending more and more time together and even found themselves finishing each other’s sentences while working a case with Supergirl. But in Monday night’s episode, Alex began to realize that her chemistry with Maggie runs deeper than just friendship after she suggested the two go out following Maggie’s recent breakup.

“I didn’t know you were into girls,” Maggie said.

Initially, Alex brushed off the suggestion, but by the end of the episode, in an emotional scene at the alien bar, Alex opened up. She told Maggie that while she’d been asked out many times over the years, dating wasn’t something that she was “able to make perfect” like other areas of her life, and “maybe there’s some truth to what you said … about me.” 

“Supergirl” Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg told Access Hollywood what made now the right time to explore this part of Alex’s life on The CW drama.

“We talked about it a little bit last season and just didn’t feel like we had the real estate to do it, but as we were sitting down to figure out this season, the more we talked about it, the more we knew it was the right decision,” he explained about Alex coming out. “Alex is one of my favorite characters on the show, and part of the reason I’ve always loved her is there’s always been this twinge of sadness about her that I don’t think anybody could quite put their finger on and I think this season we’re really exploring why that is. And loving Alex like a sister myself, the idea that she’s going to explore this aspect of her life and finally be complete and finally be truly happy just makes me happy that this character that I care so much about is going to go on this journey.”

With the Danvers sisters so close, Alex will have a conversation with Kara soon.

“Alex is actually going to come out to Kara next week,” Kreisberg said.

And viewers can expect her sister, Kara, to react exactly like one would expect her to – with love and support.

“Kara’s going to be totally supportive,” the producer said. “What’s interesting is that Kara -… she gets a little sad, and Alex mistakenly believes that it’s because Kara might not be fully OK with it. But the truth is, Kara’s 100 percent OK with it. She just feels badly, because she knows what it’s like to have a secret and she feels like their entire childhood was made up of worrying about Kara’s secret and that maybe it didn’t leave enough room for Alex’s and for enough room for Alex to explore who she was because everybody was always so worried about Kara, which I think is really interesting. And the sisters — it only strengthens their bond.”

“Supergirl” airs Mondays at 8/7c on The CW.

Jolie Lash