Supergirl Star Melissa Benoist Shares Good News For Kara And Lena Fans Going Into Remaining Episodes

Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers in Supergirl.

Spoilers ahead for the midseason premiere of Supergirl**, "Welcome Back, Kara."**

The final season of Supergirl is finally back from hiatus, meaning fans will finally be able to see the aftermath of Kara returning from the Phantom Zone. In the midseason premiere, the Kryptonian tried hard to go back to life as normal, but it wasn’t without PTSD effects due to her time in the Zone. Something that definitely helped Kara cope was her friendship with Lena, and Melissa Benoist has revealed that fans have something to look forward to for those two characters in the final episodes of the superhero series.

While Kara and Lena’s relationship has been a little rocky ever since Lena found out from her dying brother Lex that her best friend is actually Supergirl, the two have slowly started getting back to a somewhat normal state, especially now that Katie McGrath's character has separated herself from the family business. And since Supergirl’s troublesome journey into the Phantom Zone, Lena is not taking her friend for granted. Melissa Benoist told EW that Kara and Lena’s relationship will be able to withstand anything in the final season, which should make fans of “Supercorp” very happy. In her words:

I think that Kara and Lena's relationship is stronger than ever in this last season. Everything they went through in season 5, I wouldn't say it's water under the bridge, but I do think it's fortified their friendship and their sisterhood, and their alliance. I think it's such a wonderful exemplary relationship on the show of how women can lift each other up this season, and how women can disagree but then find a common ground that really solves problems in genius ways, especially when you have a Luthor, the name carries that weight, and Supergirl. Those two women together — the strength and brawn and hope of Supergirl, and the brilliance and ingenuity of Lena Luthor — they do some really exciting things together this year.

Although Kara and Lena’s reunion was short-lived in this week’s episode, as it mostly focused on Kara’s return to CatCo and father Zor-El, it looks like the women's friendship will be stronger than ever in the back half of Supergirl's final season. Lena was certainly quite upset that Kara never told her that she was Supergirl, and it took a while for them to get back on the same page, but now that Lena is part of Team Supergirl, things are getting back to the way they should be. And hopefully the writers don't pull any last-second tricks to change that.

Kara and Lena aren't the only major characters that fans should be looking forward to as Supergirl closes in on its series finale. Former faves like Mon-El, Winn and James will be coming back for the finale, and some familiar villains will also be returning to National City. The final season of Supergirl has been an emotional ride already, especially with some callbacks to earlier episodes and times in the characters’ lives, so don’t expect the emotions to slow down one bit.

The final season of Supergirl airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST on The CW, following new episodes of DC’s Stargirl.

Megan Behnke
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