Melissa Benoist Supergirl

After her breakup with Mon-El, don’t look for Supergirl to go looking for love elsewhere.  According to star Melissa Benoist, Kara will be focusing on herself.

“You can find empowerment in many different avenues of life… It’s not that I don’t think there should be any, but I like seeing a woman fending for herself and not thinking about [romance]. If it falls into her lap, great.”

Bad news for Brainiac-5 (Jesse Rath), it seems.  Instead, look for Kara to focus on a different type of relationship, with CatCo’s new young trans cub reporter, Nia Nal (Nicole Amber Maines).  Although Benoist cautions that there is still “some ice to break,” the relationship will “pay off in really amazing ways.”  And though her relationship with Cat Grant was icy at times, the older businesswoman made a major impact on Kara’s development.

“What she sees initially is a really smart, capable, intelligent woman with great ideas.  She just wants to harbor that and help it grow the way Cat Grant did for her.”

Also keep in mind this is still a superhero show.  Supergirl will have her hands full with new Big Bad, Agent Liberty, played by ‘Smallville’ and ‘Being Human’ alum Sam Witwer.  And in case that wasn’t enough, word just recently arrived that Lex Luthor would make his way onto the series this season.

But there may be a threat that hits closer to home.  At the end of Season Three, viewers witnessed the arrival of a Russian Supergirl doppelganger, that fans have taken to calling “Red Daughter,” in honor of the Elseworlds comic book ‘Superman: Red Son’, which inspired this development.  It doesn’t appear that she will fully manifest until later in the series as Benoist admitted, “I haven’t really gotten to know her yet fully,” but she did let slip, “I have spoken some Russian [on the show].”

‘Supergirl’ airs on The CW on a new night, Sundays, at 8pm EST.

Source: TV Line