Kara Danvers needs some help moving on from Mon-El. She’ll get it soon enough in the form of a green-skinned, blond-haired alien boy with a beyond-genius level intellect; but that intelligence might be the undoing of his relationship with her.
As reported by TVLine on Monday, Jesse Rath (Defiance) has been cast as Brainiac 5 for Season 3 of Supergirl.
Brainiac 5 is Supergirl’s most prominent love interest in DC comics, which hints that Kara could very well move on from Mon-El (Chris Wood) by the end of Season 3. But, interestingly enough, Brainiac 5 also has the skills to potentially bring Mon-El back to Earth with a canon anti-lead serum; the question is, which path will Supergirl take?
Supergirl co-showrunner Andrew Kreisberg has previously described Brainiac 5 as “someone down the road [who] will like Kara a lot, which will be a lot of fun.”
Will Supergirl let Kara move on to another love or will it bring back Mon-El?
In DC’s comics, Brainiac 5 is a long-time member of the Legion of Super-Heroes and, at one point, travels back in time from the 31st century (he’s a future-dweller) to warn the Justice League and other heroes of imminent danger. Supergirl and Brainiac 5 eventually fall in love despite his being a recreation of a clone (sorry, it’s complicated) of one of Superman’s greatest enemies, Brainiac. He also, in the comics, creates an anti-lead serum that allows Mon-El to live in a lead-heavy environment, much like the one Kara and the DEO had to create at the end of Supergirl Season 2.
If Brainiac — who’s already set to try and help Kara defeat the season’s villain Reign, L-Corp CEO Samantha Arias (Odette Annable) — does end up creating this serum after he’s already fallen in love with Kara, then things might get a bit messy between him and the Daxamite prince.
Needless to say, we’re here for it.
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