Could Supergirl And The Flash Get Romantic? Here's What Melissa Benoist Says

Comic TV shows are all the rage, and there’s no hotter place for superhero action than The CW. Thanks to The Flash establishing an infinite number of parallel Earths, Barry Allen was able to jump between worlds to meet Kara Danvers in the big Supergirl crossover episode, and they made for a fun duo of sunny superheroes. The chemistry between Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin suggests a romance between Supergirl and the Flash isn’t out of the question, and Benoist has some thoughts on whether or not they would be a good match when her show lands on its new network.

I don’t know that they’d ever get together. I think they’re too similar. I think they’d like pig out on..I think they’re pals, pigging out on ice cream.

Melissa Benoist shared her thoughts on a possible Kara/Barry pairing in a chat with DC All Access, as reported by Newsarama, and it’s hard to argue with her logic. Despite some fans wanting love at first sight, the chemistry between Benoist and Gustin wasn’t exactly the sort that sizzles, and both Barry and Kara have love interests on their own shows. Barry has been mooning over Iris for so long that their romance would need to go somewhere before anything major could happen with Kara, and Kara has had her eye so firmly on James that she didn’t swoon even a little bit at the friendly Scarlet Speedster who popped out of nowhere into National City.

Interestingly – and somewhat amusingly – Kara is the second bespectacled blonde that Barry has befriended, rather than wooed, since The Flash premiered in 2014. Just as he and Felicity Smoak of Arrow were too similar for any sparks to fly, Barry and Kara may not have enough differences for opposites to attract.

Personally, I’d be just fine if Barry and Kara stay pals who share a love of snack foods rather than love interests. There are enough romantic entanglements on the individual shows without the need to create any crossover relationships. Who needs more romantic melodrama when there are ice cream cones to eat and happy races to run?

Still, it’s not inconceivable that they could go from pals to something more. There’s no saying how long Supergirl and The Flash will last on The CW, and anything really can happen. As far as I’m concerned, it’s possible that Kara and Barry could make a cute couple…as long as I don’t have to imagine that they get up to much more than holding hands and/or sharing milkshakes. They’re each so young and peppy that putting them together might feel more like a playdate than a relationship.

Only time will tell if Supergirl and The Flash go the romance route for Kara and Barry. Unfortunately, neither show will be back on the airwaves until fall, so check out our schedule of summer TV premiere dates to see what you can watch in the meantime. 

Laura Hurley
Senior Content Producer

Laura turned a lifelong love of television into a valid reason to write and think about TV on a daily basis. She's not a doctor, lawyer, or detective, but watches a lot of them in primetime. Resident of One Chicago, the galaxy far, far away, and Northeast Ohio. Will not time travel, but will sneak references to The X-Files into daily conversation.