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Season 2 Episode 20 Title & Guest Star

Many have been wondering where has James Olsen gone this season? He makes a few appearances at Guardian here and there but fans are missing him a lot more in the second half of season 2. Well Episode 220 looks to remedy that situation and TVLine.com has gotten the info. The twentieth episode of the second season is reported to be a James centered episode. Its titled, "City of Lost Children" and will feature Lonnie Chavis as Marcus, a young alien boy who bonds with James after the rugrat’s mother attacks National City. TVline talked with David Harewood about the episode and an upcoming scene with Mehcad Brooks:

There’s a lovely moment that I have with Mehcad, about accepting who you are. James is reluctant to step in and help somebody, and I persuade him, as a hero, that sometimes you have to go against your own instincts and do something that’s right, as opposed to what you think might be right.

David went on to say that as Director of the DEO, he might find Guardian's talents useful:

I really want to see James in the DEO. Winn has been a real find in the DEO, so maybe one day we can get James in there, as well.

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#30 RE: Season 2 Episode 20 Title & Guest StarJordan860 2017-04-20 17:50
I find it rather ironic that Supergirl is doing an episode with a black man mentoring a black boy and all that that entails, given that they're having Kara date a slaveowner, but this looks like a pretty great episode!
#29 RE: Season 2 Episode 20 Title & Guest Starjacksc01 2017-04-20 05:28
I just hope the writers spend some time developing the guardian character more - like I've said before, James is an original and deserves a chance, in my opinion, I hope he gets it.
#28 RE: Season 2 Episode 20 Title & Guest StarKelly 2017-04-19 20:29
I had absolutely no problem with James taking over Cats position. 1. He had done it before when she was out. 2. She was far more involved in the layout, advertising, etc than she was the actual articles. We know of 1 article that she wrote, the expose on Supergirl. Her role was far more artistic and subjective than facts and objective. That was what he was in charge of, he was in charge of the artistic part, he layouts, etc....So having Snapper right there for the writing portion, that left the other side of the coin for James, perfect fit imo....we just simply never saw him much in that capacity except a little in the 3rd episode.

My problem with Guardian was there was absolutely no evolution shown, nothing like what we have gotten with Mon-el, not even close. James, it seems only motivation was, bank robbers ran over the camera his dad gave to him and he has a black belt. That was ALL that we got in the beginning, then finally when we actually are about to get some heartfelt "this is why I am Guardian" he ends up looking like a jealous guy that got ditched. Had he said "like you and Clark" I would have had absolutely no problem with his argument with Kara as to his motives. But he didn't, he said Mon-El and right there my feelings went right back to.....he's just jealous. No evolution or reasoning for Guardian, that is my problem with the character.
#27 RE: Season 2 Episode 20 Title & Guest Starjacksc01 2017-04-19 18:49
Quoting Brierrose:
With Mon-El being a Daxamite, in the beginning we were being lead to see him through Kara's prejudice eyes. Once Kara started to see Mon-El as an individual who happens to be a Daxamite she started to fall for him, we the audience started to like him. We felt Kara's pain when when Mon-El was revealed to be the embodiment of every negative thing she was taught about Daxamites. "Duet" finally helped Kara let go of her last bit of Daxamite prejudice.


I hope you are right because then there is hope that people will get rid of that last bit of prejudice where Guardian is concerned and also give him a chance to stay a part of Team SuperGirl.
#26 RE: Season 2 Episode 20 Title & Guest StarBrierrose 2017-04-19 18:05
Quoting Eire El:
I think the writers are deliberately taking the route they did with Mon-El's development from the start so the audience go on the same roller coaster ride as Kara. We would see him through Kara's eyes. When Kara was suspicious, annoyed or embarrassed by his behaviour we were too. When Kara opened up to liking him, feeling horrible after being lied too, we did too. When Mon-El tried winning her back we found ourselves routing for him. Now many of us are happy Mon-El and Kara are together.

You nailed it Eire El we are seeing things through Kara's eyes rather than as a neutral observer much more this season. The producers and writers are trying to make us feel the same way Kara does. This is especially true with Mon-El and Guardian. Think back to when it was announced James would become Guardian, at the same time we were told that it would be kept from Kara and that she wouldn't like it. This predisposed us to dislike Guardian because right or wrong our heroine would be against it. With Mon-El being a Daxamite, in the beginning we were being lead to see him through Kara's prejudice eyes. Once Kara started to see Mon-El as an individual who happens to be a Daxamite she started to fall for him, we the audience started to like him. We felt Kara's pain when when Mon-El was revealed to be the embodiment of every negative thing she was taught about Daxamites. "Duet" finally helped Kara let go of her last bit of Daxamite prejudice.
#25 RE: Season 2 Episode 20 Title & Guest StarRschick 2017-04-19 18:03
Quoting jacksc01:
I agree that alot of people have gone through ups and downs with the MonEl character. For me however, I can honestly say I didn't go through any ups and downs, I've been down on him pretty much the whole time and have pretty much stayed that way - its just that he doesn't seem to be going anywhere, so I might as well get use to him and finding something likable about him makes me tolerate the character more than if I kept a strong dislike for him. Plus he is not my reason for watching the show. Also, they have started to cut down the amount of time we are exposed to the MonEl character - so that has helped. So with all that, for me, I find him tolerable and somewhat likable as a member of SuperGirl's team. Which again is why even though I am not in favor of the Guardian character, in my opinion, if given time and rewritten where his arrogance of competing with SuperGirl is taken away and he fights alongside her knowing he cannot compete with her powers, then, in my opinion, that character in time, for me, would also become acceptable as being a member of SuperGirl's team and a member of the DEO.



let me give you a reason to root for him. for the first time in any comic book show, movie, or animated feature we are witnessing a female superhero mentor a male superhero. I for 1 dont want to see her get help from superman or anyone else on this as she's got it.
#24 RE: Season 2 Episode 20 Title & Guest Starjacksc01 2017-04-19 17:33
I agree that alot of people have gone through ups and downs with the MonEl character. For me however, I can honestly say I didn't go through any ups and downs, I've been down on him pretty much the whole time and have pretty much stayed that way - its just that he doesn't seem to be going anywhere, so I might as well get use to him and finding something likable about him makes me tolerate the character more than if I kept a strong dislike for him. Plus he is not my reason for watching the show. Also, they have started to cut down the amount of time we are exposed to the MonEl character - so that has helped. So with all that, for me, I find him tolerable and somewhat likable as a member of SuperGirl's team. Which again is why even though I am not in favor of the Guardian character, in my opinion, if given time and rewritten where his arrogance of competing with SuperGirl is taken away and he fights alongside her knowing he cannot compete with her powers, then, in my opinion, that character in time, for me, would also become acceptable as being a member of SuperGirl's team and a member of the DEO.
#23 RE: Season 2 Episode 20 Title & Guest Starsuperbill 2017-04-19 16:38
[quote name="Eire El"]I think the writers are deliberately taking the route they did with Mon-El's development from the start so the audience go on the same roller coaster ride as Kara. We would see him through Kara's eyes. When Kara was suspicious, annoyed or embarrassed by his behaviour we were too. When Kara opened up to liking him, feeling horrible after being lied too, we did too. When Mon-El tried winning her back we found ourselves routing for him. Now many of us are happy Mon-El and Kara are together.

I agree with Eire El. Mon-El was obnoxious at the start because of his heritage of the Daxam culture. His story over the course of the season is his development from that person into the emerging hero he is now.
#22 RE: Season 2 Episode 20 Title & Guest StarEire El 2017-04-19 15:18
I think the writers are deliberately taking the route they did with Mon-El's development from the start so the audience go on the same roller coaster ride as Kara. We would see him through Kara's eyes. When Kara was suspicious, annoyed or embarrassed by his behaviour we were too. When Kara opened up to liking him, feeling horrible after being lied too, we did too. When Mon-El tried winning her back we found ourselves routing for him. Now many of us are happy Mon-El and Kara are together.

Quoting jacksc01:
I for one cannot stand the MonEl character; however, I think the writers have tried to tone down the character and make him more likable - in some aspects it has worked - where before I just wanted him to go back to his home planet - I can now see him as a member of a team helping SuperGirl. So, in my opinion, I am hoping that they are somehow able to give the James character a part in season 3 as a member of the DEO and the SuperGirl Team.
#21 RE: Season 2 Episode 20 Title & Guest Starjacksc01 2017-04-19 12:01
I must admit that having James take over Cat's position at Catco was a mistake. For one thing he did not have her experience to head up the company - I could see the head of Photography but not the head of Catco. However, in my opinion, the character of James helped to make season one and it was because of season one that the fans fought so hard for a season 2 and won. The character needs to be rewritten and as much as I'm not crazy about the guardian plot, I think that if done correctly James could definitely fit in at the DEO (especially with Winn at the helm of his suit) and I for one would love to see the writers make it happen. They would need to tone down the arrogance of Guardian and make him realize he is not equal to SuperGirl - he needs a suit to fight evil and even then he doesn't come close to her powers. I realize the writers can't please everyone but I do think they are trying. I for one cannot stand the MonEl character; however, I think the writers have tried to tone down the character and make him more likable - in some aspects it has worked - where before I just wanted him to go back to his home planet - I can now see him as a member of a team helping SuperGirl. So, in my opinion, I am hoping that they are somehow able to give the James character a part in season 3 as a member of the DEO and the SuperGirl Team.


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