Mon-El revealed that his and Imra's marriage wasn't based on love on Supergirl Season 3 Episode 13. What does that mean for the future of Mon-El and Kara?
Below, TV Fanatics Christine Orlando, Kathleen Wiedel, and Jay Ruymann discuss their relationship, Lena's discovery, and whether or not they think everyone will make it out alive.
Do you think Mon-El and Kara will get back together? Do you want them to?
Christine: I don’t know, to both questions. I enjoyed Mon-El and Kara last season, more than most, I think, but I’ve grown used to them being apart. I feel as though they’ve both moved on, and maybe that’s for the best.
Kathleen: The relationship between Kara and Mon-El last season wasn't hugely popular with the fans. The fact that it was built in part on Kara trying to "fix" Mon-El or make him a better person didn't help its foundation. Now, things are totally different. Mon-El's changed a great deal in his time away and done a whole lot of maturing.
Quite frankly, it's improved his character a lot, especially since he's not being defined solely by his relationship with Kara anymore. If the two of them do get back together, however, I wonder what sort of message it would send to the viewers.
Mon-El's married to another woman, after all, regardless of the circumstances of that marriage. And for the show to have either him ditching Imra for Kara or for Imra to get stuffed in the fridge just so they can be together... yeah. That would be poor form.
Jay: I hope not. I was never a fan of their relationship, but now that he’s married (and whether they break up or not before), it would be in poor taste to have them get back together and basically make Kara out to be a “home wrecker” and this entire story has gone off the rails now.
What do you think Imra is hiding about the real purpose of their mission?
Christine: I don’t have a clue, but she and Mon-El are nothing that I expected. The arranged marriage storyline took me totally off guard, and they seem to be keeping a lot more secrets from one another than I ever expected.
Now I worry that Imra will be killed off by the end of the season, in order to get Mon-El and Kara back together…and I’m not sure I want that anymore.
Kathleen: I really hope that they didn't go through the trouble of the whole Mon-El/Imra marriage twist just to kill Imra off. Regarding her hiding the real purpose of their mission, though, it's probably a bad idea and not going to do her relationship with Mon-El any favors.
We all keep secrets, even from our spouses, but that's a bit of a doozy to conceal.
Jay: I think whatever the Legion needed to do involves Kara, so nothing that’s happened has been by accident. Maybe they’re going to kidnap Kara and take her to the future with them? Who knows.
Are you worried about Lena? Will she be able to help Sam, or will Reign take over and keep her from revealing her secret?
Christine: I don’t think that Lena has any idea what she’s dealing with and I am worried about her. I hope she shares what she saw in Sam with Kara and Alex because the only way I think they can save Sam is if they all work together.
Kathleen: From a viewer's perspective, I doubt Lena's in any serious danger of getting done in by the series. From a slightly less meta perspective, she really has to be careful. I'm guessing she will provide the critical information that will allow Team Supergirl to put all the pieces together and (hopefully) save the day.
Jay: I don’t think Lena knows Sam is Reign. I think whatever happens with Lena and Sam next will put together the pieces for Lena and maybe Kara and Alex, too, but I don’t think she knows yet.
Do you think the WorldKillers can all be saved? Are you expecting any causalities?
Christine: I definitely expect casualties. I think Imra’s an easy target and I think one of the WorldKillers may not survive, but I hope all of our core characters, including Sam, survive the chaos that’s sure to come.
Kathleen: Like Christine, I also don't expect both heroes and (reluctant) villains to escape unscathed. Here's to hoping that this all isn't a big set-up to kill Sam in some horrible tragic manner, because that would be altogether too predictable.
Jay: I hope so, but I don’t expect anyone to survive yet. I think, if any of the Worldkillers survive, it’ll be Julia, since she was able to fight off Purity so soon.
What was your favorite quote or scene?
Christine: I enjoyed J’onn giving Mon-El marriage advice and telling him, “You are not a criminal because you have complicated feelings.”
Also, Purity turned out to be much scarier than I expected, which made her all the more fun.
Kathleen: I'll second J'onn's conversation with Mon-El. He's a great space-dad for the team.
Jay: I liked the scene between Ruby and Lena. I can’t imagine what Ruby must have felt when Sam was just gone, but I like the relationship between all of these women and Ruby because Sam is their friend.
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