Warning: This story contains critical spoilers from Monday’s episode of Supergirl. Read at your private likelihood!
Roughly a year after Floriana Lima made her debut on Supergirl, the connection that viewers fondly dubbed “Sanvers” came to an emotional slay throughout Monday’s episode of The CW corpulent series.
Though the duo had been within the throes of planning their marriage ceremony, Alex (Chyler Leigh) came to attain that she did desire the likelihood of getting children, something Maggie (Floriana Lima) by no methodology seen as being segment of her future. On account of this fact, the 2 amicably parted ways. Whereas painful, the split doesn’t necessarily near as a huge shock. Almost at this time after the season 2 finale, it became revealed that Lima would only return for a handful of season three episodes.
“We love Floriana, we loved having her on the show masks,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg tells EW. “When she first joined us, she became only involving to scheme a one-year deal. It became our fervent hope that she would trace on for extra after having this kind of immense year on the show masks, nonetheless she decided that that wasn’t what she wished to scheme. So we asked her to discontinuance lend a hand for the principle five episodes of the season in order that we would maybe per chance well successfully wind down their story. We would’ve grand rather private had — as Alex keep it — the biggest, gayest marriage ceremony Nationwide City had ever considered, nonetheless unfortunately with Floriana deciding to switch on, we needed to exclaim a loads of story.”
That story proved to be a latest take hold of on relationships, one Kreisberg himself had confronted within the past. “We very consciously did no longer desire to smash her, and it felt love ’70s TV to hear that she got a immense job offer in yet any other metropolis and became leaving attributable to of that,” Kreisberg says. “We borrowed from a net page of our private lives. I and one in all the loads of writers both left prolonged-term relationships for the reason that particular person we had been with didn’t desire to private children. They had been very complicated breakups. It’s very exhausting to disappear someone you’re in delight in with, nonetheless must you understand one device or the opposite you won’t be happy, even whenever you’re happy now, that looked love a real and loyal and emotional story that we would maybe per chance well exclaim. It became a story with none villains in it, which we truly most well-liked, attributable to everybody loves these characters so grand.”
For the describe, had Lima decided to stick round, marriage ceremony bells would likely had been ringing by the autumn finale. “By formula of what we would maybe per chance’ve performed, we knew reasonably early on in breaking season three that Floriana wasn’t going to be with us for bigger than a handful of episodes, so we by no methodology truly sat down and truly tried to resolve out what would the story line for the 2 of them be loads of than we had a imprecise idea of episode 9, the midseason finale, being their marriage ceremony,” Kreisberg says. “Nevertheless we didn’t truly procure too some distance down that street, as I acknowledged, attributable to it became by no methodology truly a actuality for us.”
Nonetheless, Kreisberg peaceable holds out hope that the actress would maybe per chance well return in some unspecified time in the future in order that Maggie and Alex would maybe per chance well one device or the opposite be endgame. “Floriana is frequently welcome to discontinuance lend a hand lend a hand,” he says. “If we near up with the ethical story, we would maybe per chance resolve to private her return.”
With all that acknowledged, Alex’s story will proceed. Whereas Maggie became the catalyst for Alex realizing that she’s a lesbian, the personality is peaceable within the course of discovering who she is. “Indirectly, on the slay of the day, we’re telling the story of Alex Danvers,” Kreisberg says. “Because it turns out, Maggie became factual one relationship in her existence. There shall be others, some sooner and some later. Nevertheless we’re persevering with to exclaim the story of Alex Danvers popping out and making her formula through existence as a homosexual girl, whether that methodology new romantic pursuits or children down the road, we’ll take hold of it all as it comes.”
In the period in-between, the show masks will take hold of its time in allowing Alex to grieve. “Completely Maggie is no longer long past from the show masks by formula of Alex’s reaction to it,” Kreisberg says. “We would be doing a disservice to Alex if the loss of Mon-El [Chris Wood] affected Kara [Melissa Benoist] as deeply as it did and we didn’t scheme the same for Alex, which is no longer to verbalize Alex is going to be wallowing for a bunch of episodes. Maggie is peaceable latest factual as if someone of us endured a elaborate emotional breakup, that particular person is peaceable on your existence even whenever you’re no longer with them anymore till they’re no longer.”
The breakup also objects the show masks up to delve deeper into the Danvers sisters’ relationship, particularly the early years. As teased on the slay of Monday’s hour, Kara plans to carry Alex dwelling in a exclaim to take hold of her mind off Maggie. “It’s truly the impetus for episode 6, which is that this truly fun, droll, frigid episode where Kara takes Alex lend a hand to Midvale, the city that they grew up in, to regroup and recharge,” Kreisberg says. “We procure to take into memoir a flashback to the principle plug the ladies went on when they had been children. It’s this unbelievable episode, and now we private these two unbelievable young actresses taking part in Kara and Alex. It’s the episode that helps Alex procure off of the sofa, so that you just might per chance communicate.”
Whereas Alex will quickly be on the road to restoration, that doesn’t necessarily imply she’ll be transferring on. “Factual as in existence, you wouldn’t straight leap loyal into a brand new relationship after that huge of a loss, we’re no longer going to private Alex scheme that either,” Kreisberg says. “That without a doubt doesn’t imply that she’s returned to being straight. Her existence as a homosexual girl will proceed to be explored, nonetheless I’m no longer necessarily certain we’ll private her in a brand new relationship once more this season. I’m certain next season, nonetheless I hold that’ll be sufficient time for both Alex the personality, us as writers, and the viewers — that’ll be the time that every particular person in all us will need earlier than we would maybe per chance well replace someone as unbelievable and extremely effective and iconic as Maggie.”
Supergirl airs Mondays at eight p.m. ET on The CW.