After airing its first season on CBS, Supergirl‘s sophomore run on The CW is in full swing. The change in community has labored nicely, and the sequence seems to be hitting its stride with quite a lot of compelling storylines and recent plot developments. One of many fascinating new developments this season has been the altering function of Jimmy Olsen (performed by Mehcad Brooks), who has developed from boyfriend-to-be to masked vigilante. Followers could recall that Olsen’s preliminary character arc in season 1 was that of Kara Danver’s (performed by Melissa Benoist) love curiosity – a job that was seemingly cemented in final yr’s finale.
Maybe as a result of change in community, the second season instantly backtracked on Jimmy Olsen’s function, with Kara figuring out that the 2 have been higher off as associates. This revelation left little for Olsen to do, ensuing within the character receiving diminished display time for a number of episodes. Adore it or hate it, Olsen’s character was not too long ago given a soar begin within the type of pursuing the lifetime of a vigilante. We lastly noticed Olsen as Guardian, the mantle historically held by James Harper, in Supergirl‘s most up-to-date episode, ‘Altering‘. Because of Winn, Olsen not solely has a extremely efficient swimsuit, however can hold his identification secret from Kara with lead coating.
This leaves open the query: when will Kara, and a few of Supergirl‘s different characters, discover out about Olsen’s new extracurricular function? EW was not too long ago requested in its Spoiler Room particularly “When will Kara discover out about James being Guardian on Supergirl?” Effectively, EW is reporting that in response to producer Andrew Kreisberg:“It’s a bit of bit like when Chandler and Monica began courting [on Friends], each episode anyone else discovered and so they had a shocking response…Not everyone goes to search out out without delay. Some persons are going to be supportive; who’s supportive goes to be shocking. Some persons are going to be extremely unsupportive pondering James and Winn have misplaced their minds; their identities will probably be fascinating.”
Whereas it definitely is refreshing to see Jimmy Olsen in a job exterior of romantic curiosity or “damsel in misery,” there was some fan backlash over the choice to have him change into Guardian – although, all through the character’s DC comedian guide historical past, Jimmy has had his fair proportion of bizarre superhero identities. Nevertheless, with Guardian historically linked to Cadmus, it does make sense that Supergirl would introduce the character in a season the place the group performs a big function.
As for the way the characters will react to discovering out Olsen is working as a vigilante, it’s not shocking that there will probably be some blended reactions. It isn’t unlikely that Kara will probably be largely towards Olsen preventing crime with none superpowers. What’s extra intriguing is: who will assume it’s a good suggestion? The battle between these completely different ideologies might make for some compelling tv going ahead.
Based mostly on earlier experiences, it seems like Alex, and never Kara, would be the first individual to find that Olsen is Guardian. Supergirl actor, Jeremy Jordan, who performs Winn, not too long ago opened as much as EW in a separate interview, stating that Winn goes to need to confront Alex within the subsequent episode, when Maggie begins calling for Guardian’s arrest.
Whether or not Kara and J’onn ultimately settle for Guardian’s assist to kind a Crew Supergirl (a la Crew Arrow and Flash) is but to be seen. Nevertheless, given the route the opposite Arrowverse reveals have taken, it might not be shocking. Then, after all, there’s additionally Mon-El and whether or not he decides to tackle a extra heroic function going ahead.
Supergirl continues Monday November 21 with ‘The Darkest Place’ at 8pm on The CW.