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New Crossover Details: Alex/Kara Centric

In a rather surprising and big tid-bit learned in a spoiler room from Entertainment Weekly, Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg dropped the news that among other more emotional items, the Alex/Kara Danvers sister relationship will be at the core of all four hours of the two night event. Furthermore fans can expect a return to a more season one-like tone in season three putting the sister's relationship front and center. Andrew Kreisberg stated:

Kara and Alex are at the center of it through all four hours. One of the things we’ve been doing a lot this season is getting back to season 1 and really making it Danvers sisters-centric, so a lot of what’s going on this season is Kara and Alex doing things in tandem, and the crossover won’t be any different.


Editorial Opinion:

Hearing this news, further confirms the feeling I've been gathering about season three. Andrew Kreisberg and the other Executive Producers have said in the past that when the show moved from CBS to The CW, they were literally remaking the show from the ground up. As much of the groundwork that was laid in season one was brought over but they basically had to relearn everything again. Working in a new area, new budget, new crew, new guiding network made for some significant challenges to keep continuity same.

No matter your feelings about season 2 (which I personally did enjoy a lot) it isn't lost on folks that the two seasons feel different. That said, I want to applaud the Supergirl Exec team hearing this news. They've done a great job moving the show and continuing the show on The CW and now that they've got a season of experience under their belts, hearing their desire to return more to some of the beloved elements from season one sounds like an incredible direction that I believe every fan of Supergirl can get behind.


Supergirl returns on The CW October 9th, 2017 at 8pm! Let us know what you think about this news about the crossover and season three in the comments below and in the forum! Keep us your advertisement free source for Supergirl news and visit the support page!

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Comments

#69 RE: New Crossover Details: Alex/Kara Centricjacksc01 2017-09-10 07:10
For me, I'm just happy that there will be more sister moments and that they will go back to showing the closeness between the two sisters and how they watch out for each other. Last season alot of opportunities were missed where the writers needed to resolve open sister issues that were brought up. If the writers resolve some of those issues this season and give us back the sisters of season one, I will be satisfied. That is what it seems like they are trying to do this season - so in 29 more days we will find out - I for one am getting very excited over the possibilities.
#68 RE: New Crossover Details: Alex/Kara CentricKelly 2017-09-09 20:48
Quoting Jordan860:
Quoting littlestar64:
Quoting Kelly:


Hmmmmmm.....saying that superheroes should not get involved in domestic violence I think is.....not sure how I feel about that statement, BUT, in the Marvel Knights run of Fantastic Four Sue Reed is asked for help by one of the workers at Reed Industries and she goes to help, she ends up scaring herself to death in how angry she gets with the abusive husband of her employee and it brings on some great dialogue between her and her employee, the husband and her husband. It was beautifully written in the comics and I have no doubt it could be done on Supergirl, and SHOULD be done on Supergirl for no other reason than to truly show what an abusive relationship looks like, and how HOPE and COMPASSION from Supergirl can pull the person through it with grace....I have no doubt that the writers would do a beautiful job with that, and no doubt that Melissa could pull it off with sincerity and gravitas...so IMO, bring it on. AND OF COURSE, YEEEES, to more sister moments.


All abuse looks different, but I think if done right it would be a very powerful thing.


I'd rather have the characters explore their own trauma, honestly. There's a lot we never saw dealt with, namely the red k fallout between Kara and Alex. I think that'd be good to deal with before they deal with the trauma of others.

Well there are 22 maybe 23 Episodes they could do both...
#67 RE: New Crossover Details: Alex/Kara Centricevrafter 2017-09-09 19:15
I with you, Jordan. Would love to see Red Kryptonite and a few unresolved sister experiences resolved. I could actually see that occurring in "Midvale" or any upcoming couch scenes.
#66 RE: New Crossover Details: Alex/Kara CentricJordan860 2017-09-09 17:48
Quoting littlestar64:
Quoting Kelly:


Hmmmmmm.....saying that superheroes should not get involved in domestic violence I think is.....not sure how I feel about that statement, BUT, in the Marvel Knights run of Fantastic Four Sue Reed is asked for help by one of the workers at Reed Industries and she goes to help, she ends up scaring herself to death in how angry she gets with the abusive husband of her employee and it brings on some great dialogue between her and her employee, the husband and her husband. It was beautifully written in the comics and I have no doubt it could be done on Supergirl, and SHOULD be done on Supergirl for no other reason than to truly show what an abusive relationship looks like, and how HOPE and COMPASSION from Supergirl can pull the person through it with grace....I have no doubt that the writers would do a beautiful job with that, and no doubt that Melissa could pull it off with sincerity and gravitas...so IMO, bring it on. AND OF COURSE, YEEEES, to more sister moments.


All abuse looks different, but I think if done right it would be a very powerful thing.


I'd rather have the characters explore their own trauma, honestly. There's a lot we never saw dealt with, namely the red k fallout between Kara and Alex. I think that'd be good to deal with before they deal with the trauma of others.
#65 RE: New Crossover Details: Alex/Kara Centriclittlestar64 2017-09-09 17:15
Quoting Kelly:
Quoting Fedguy:
Superheroes helping out on domestic violence would be really weird, and in fact send the wrong message. It further makes the victim feel and look powerless that they need someone who can fly and shoot lasers to stand up for them.




Hmmmmmm.....saying that superheroes should not get involved in domestic violence I think is.....not sure how I feel about that statement, BUT, in the Marvel Knights run of Fantastic Four Sue Reed is asked for help by one of the workers at Reed Industries and she goes to help, she ends up scaring herself to death in how angry she gets with the abusive husband of her employee and it brings on some great dialogue between her and her employee, the husband and her husband. It was beautifully written in the comics and I have no doubt it could be done on Supergirl, and SHOULD be done on Supergirl for no other reason than to truly show what an abusive relationship looks like, and how HOPE and COMPASSION from Supergirl can pull the person through it with grace....I have no doubt that the writers would do a beautiful job with that, and no doubt that Melissa could pull it off with sincerity and gravitas...so IMO, bring it on. AND OF COURSE, YEEEES, to more sister moments.


All abuse looks different, but I think if done right it would be a very powerful thing.
#64 RE: New Crossover Details: Alex/Kara CentricKelly 2017-09-09 17:07
Quoting Fedguy:
Superheroes helping out on domestic violence would be really weird, and in fact send the wrong message. It further makes the victim feel and look powerless that they need someone who can fly and shoot lasers to stand up for them.




Hmmmmmm.....saying that superheroes should not get involved in domestic violence I think is.....not sure how I feel about that statement, BUT, in the Marvel Knights run of Fantastic Four Sue Reed is asked for help by one of the workers at Reed Industries and she goes to help, she ends up scaring herself to death in how angry she gets with the abusive husband of her employee and it brings on some great dialogue between her and her employee, the husband and her husband. It was beautifully written in the comics and I have no doubt it could be done on Supergirl, and SHOULD be done on Supergirl for no other reason than to truly show what an abusive relationship looks like, and how HOPE and COMPASSION from Supergirl can pull the person through it with grace....I have no doubt that the writers would do a beautiful job with that, and no doubt that Melissa could pull it off with sincerity and gravitas...so IMO, bring it on. AND OF COURSE, YEEEES, to more sister moments.
#63 Going off the railsSupergirl.tv Admin 2017-09-09 15:26
So we're going off the rails a bit here. I think its good that so far there has been some restraint from folks. Comments are being corrected and amended. I'd like you all to consider moving a discussion about Mon-El and Kara's relationship to the forum. If that is where we are headed then that is where it should take place.

I would like to make an example. If we take a moment to consider how we comment, we can actually make a lot more headway without stoking the fires. We all know there are two sides, three sides, nine sides to this fandom but if you approach your comments with language that avoids "facts" "generalizations" and "accusations" we can accomplish a lot like we did on the fandom division forum topic.

Just remember there are many different lenses and while there are legitimate claims to be made that Kara and Mon-El had abusive relationship elements, there are equal and opposite legitimate claims that show they were an incredible love story and Kara never suffered any abuse what-so-ever.

Its the beauty of fiction, its up for us all to interpret how we wish. So thank you for being respectful. I'm not going to make any edits here because I am seeing folks talking efforts to work within the rules and amend their opinions. Just continue kindly please.
#62 RE: New Crossover Details: Alex/Kara CentricJordan860 2017-09-09 15:09
Quoting starlord:
Quoting littlestar64:
@brandtm2 (ran out of space): It would be ironic for Supergirl to help domestic violence victims when she herself has been in a relationship that could be seen as unhealthy even though that fact is ignored by the showrunners. IMO, her helping them onscreen would just be an attempt to show what *REAL* abuse looks like and to absolve themselves of any culpability. I'm not trying to stir up anything with this comment and I won't reply to anyone who quotes this part of my reply.

I do agree that Kara should use her powers in more everyday scenarios like she did in s1. It was nice to see her sort of connecting with National City, and it also made the 'Falling' episode and its aftermath more poignant.


Hi Eric. It this ok to post by littlestar ? She says her opinion is fact no ones opinion is fact. And its clear the writers thinks her opinion is very wrong too. And if its one that is in an abusive relationship its Winn. Not Kara at all. To State otherwise is ridiculous. Thats Why they introduced Winn's new relationship to show what real abuse is to people like littlestar.


You say that nobody's opinion is fact and then state yours like it is. You can't have it both ways, buddy.
#61 RE: New Crossover Details: Alex/Kara Centriclittlestar64 2017-09-09 15:02
Quoting starlord:
Quoting littlestar64:
@brandtm2 (ran out of space): It would be ironic for Supergirl to help domestic violence victims when she herself has been in a relationship that could be seen as unhealthy even though that fact is ignored by the showrunners. IMO, her helping them onscreen would just be an attempt to show what *REAL* abuse looks like and to absolve themselves of any culpability. I'm not trying to stir up anything with this comment and I won't reply to anyone who quotes this part of my reply.

I do agree that Kara should use her powers in more everyday scenarios like she did in s1. It was nice to see her sort of connecting with National City, and it also made the 'Falling' episode and its aftermath more poignant.


Hi Eric. It this ok to post by littlestar ? She says her opinion is fact no ones opinion is fact. And its clear the writers thinks her opinion is very wrong too. And if its one that is in an abusive relationship its Winn. Not Kara at all. To State otherwise is ridiculous. Thats Why they introduced Winn's new relationship to show what real abuse is to people like littlestar.


I apologize. Let me clarify: The "fact" I referred to is that there are people who view the relationship as unhealthy, not that it is actually unhealthy. I should have made that clearer.
#60 RE: New Crossover Details: Alex/Kara Centricstarlord 2017-09-09 15:00
Quoting littlestar64:
@brandtm2 (ran out of space): It would be ironic for Supergirl to help domestic violence victims when she herself has been in a relationship that could be seen as unhealthy even though that fact is ignored by the showrunners. IMO, her helping them onscreen would just be an attempt to show what *REAL* abuse looks like and to absolve themselves of any culpability. I'm not trying to stir up anything with this comment and I won't reply to anyone who quotes this part of my reply.

I do agree that Kara should use her powers in more everyday scenarios like she did in s1. It was nice to see her sort of connecting with National City, and it also made the 'Falling' episode and its aftermath more poignant.


Hi Eric. It this ok to post by littlestar ? She says her opinion is fact no ones opinion is fact. And its clear the writers thinks her opinion is very wrong too. And if its one that is in an abusive relationship its Winn. Not Kara at all. To State otherwise is ridiculous. Thats Why they introduced Winn's new relationship to show what real abuse is to people like littlestar.


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