After a season of lusting after James and chasing him around with puppy eyes, Kara decided in the Season 2 premiere to stay single and discover who she is. Not who she is as Supergirl, who she is as Kara Danvers.
Supergirl Season 2 made the promise to discover who Kara Danvers is, but as time has passed, Kara’s refusal to enter a relationship with James for that reason is being overrun by the writers’ desire to bring Kara and Mon-El apart. Can’t a girl be single on The CW?
Why does a strong, independent, powerful woman like Kara Danvers have to be placed with the man of the season? We all know Mon-El won’t be sticking around; he’s already lied to her about who he is, which is apparent from the aliens that are searching for him and prepared to kill, and he’s called her selfish, among many other things.
His destiny seems to be death. Mon-El’s future is tied to Kara, and now that he’s decided to become a superhero (for all the wrong reasons, obviously), it’s only a matter of time before he majorly screws up an his life is put on the line. With Cadmus out there too, their goal is to exterminate aliens on Earth, and if Kara and Clark could barely protect themselves against Metallo, how would Mon-El stand a chance?
Their relationship seems to be focused on one thing: the fact that they’re from rival planets, and they both have powers. If Mon-El hadn’t been from Daxam, they wouldn’t have had the connection they seemingly do, and Mon-El wouldn’t have powers like the Kryptonians.
As for Kara, this is supposed to be the season where her life as Kara Danvers, reporter, is explored, yet it’s being pushed to the background. In fact, everyone’s story is being pushed to the background to favor Mon-El’s.
Kara finally has a job she wants, a job she’s good at and she’s improving greatly at, yet little of her time is actually spent as a reporter. All of her stories come from her time as Supergirl; she saved the people from Slavers Moon, she’s connected to Lena, and so on. Where are the scenes of Kara, as dorky Kara Danvers, going out to interview people and chase a story without using her powers as her advantage? Without using Supergirl as her source?
Kara’s life shouldn’t revolve around the men in her life, especially as a series with so many strong women. She spent all of Season 1 fawning over James as he bounced between her and Lucy Lane. Now that she’s finally confident in being single, they’re forcing her into a relationship with Mon-El to prop up their new male character and give him a story, and even Kara is being pushed to the background of her own show. Her needs are being placed behind Mon-El’s, which is ridiculous and gross.
Not that the men on this series shouldn’t have stories, but if they’re going to, give the stories to characters established in Season 1 who have hope to remain on the show long term. Explore James being Guardian more and how he and Winn work as a team, or follow Winn as he navigates his new role at the DEO. Give J’onn a story, and see how him being an alien and the leader of the DEO is affecting how the team works with him, and how the government looks at him. These characters deserve stories more than a random newbie introduced just to further a plot.
And, for God sake, let the woman stay single. Let Kara find herself without being tied to any man; let Ms. Danvers learn the rules and procedures of reporting, and follow her interest when she’s not being Supergirl and saving the day. Kara doesn’t need a man to make her interesting.
Supergirl continues Mondays at 8/7c on The CW.