Supergirl and Lena found themselves at odds on Supergirl Season 3 Episode 18, which unknowingly to Lena, could lead to a rift in her friendship with Kara.
Below, TV Fanatics Christine Orlando, Jay Ruymann, and Kathleen Wiedel debate whether that friendship can be repaired, Mon-El's looming decision, and Coville's part in all of this.
Are you worried about Kara's friendship with Lena and James? Do you think Supergirl will regain Lena's trust?
Christine: Kara has always been the hero among her friends, so hearing what Lena really thought of her, and that James lied to her, was absolutely shocking. I love this twist.
It’s easy for Supergirl to become self-righteous and maybe she needs someone like Lena to keep that in check. I think they will all find their way back to one another, but there will, and should, be some difficult character growth along the way.
Jay: I think Kara’s friendship with James will forever be different, but I don’t see any new difference between Kara and Lena. These episodes have created a rift in between the two that won’t be fixable, so I don’t see Lena and Kara being friends if there’s a Supergirl reveal to her.
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Kathleen: Lena and James have very different ideas from Kara about what's happening, and while that's the nominal cause of the rift between them, it speaks to much deeper issues.
Kara really struggles with something of a superiority complex sometimes; there's nothing wrong with being confident in your decisions, but always being convinced of your own moral superiority on all occasions simply cannot work. Just because you're a hero and have good intentions doesn't mean you're always right.
Watch Supergirl Season 3 Episode 18 Online Did you find yourself siding more with Kara or Lena on the Kryptonite debate?
Christine: I completely sided with Lena. We humans have a multitude of things that can kill us, and yet we deal with them. There is literally one thing that can kill Supergirl, and she wants it eliminated.
From a survival perspective, I can understand that, but it’s short-sighted. Kryptonite has proven extremely useful in the fight against evil. It should certainly be regulated and controlled, but not completely destroyed.
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Jay: Agreed, Lena is in the right. Kryptonite is the one substance that can hurt Kara, Clark, and the Worldkillers, and where was this outrage when Kara discovered the DEO had a stash of it for protection against Superman if the day ever came?
Kathleen: Let's make it a unanimous three, then, because I agree with both of you. The protagonists have already had to deal with hostile Kryptonians (including Kara and her cousin on different occasions).
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