Supergirl viewers endured a pretty big bombshell in tonight's episode, and it sounds like it'll leave a significant impact.
Spoilers for tonight's episode of Supergirl, "Damage", below!
Tonight's episode saw the end of "Sanvers", as Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh) and Maggie Sawyer (Floriana Lima) broke off their engagement. The break up has been dreaded by fans for quite some time, since Lima announced her departure from the series, it's safe to say that it will leave a mark on Alex going forward. ComicBook.com was part of a recent roundtable with Leigh, in which she hinted at how Alex will handle the break up going forward.
"Because of the significance of it, it's not like you can sweep it under the rug, you know what I mean, and just try to be chipper and move on," Leigh revealed. "At the same time, Alex has a very hard time of really dealing with things."
According to Leigh, Alex will be able to begin processing things in next week's Danvers-centric episode, "Midvale". But beyond that, Alex, and the show, will have to establish a sort of new normal.
"I think in some ways we try to busy ourselves, right, and you sort of put things off a little bit," Leigh explained. "I think there was a fine line, I think there was a balance that we really had to establish in kind of saying, 'OK, we don't want to be Debbie Downers all the time. But at the same time, there's a reality of that's an incredibly significant relationship.' I mean this is the first time Alex ever really said 'I love you' to anybody, let alone get engaged and have wedding talking and all that stuff. So you see her sort of like go forward and go back, and then go forward and go back. I think there's a pretty good balance with that. We had a lot conversations about saying that and keeping that."
The break up will also see a sort of new shift in the dynamic between Alex and Kara (Melissa Benoist), as both are now dealing with broken hearts.
"Ice cream, pizza and the couch scenes are my favorites," Leigh added. "It is interesting because in the very first few episodes when Kara's really dealing with the loss of Mon-El, Alex has sort of been the one saying, 'Hey, it's been six months. We need to kind of help you move on a bit.' So it's interesting because of how the tables have turned in that way, but it's not like now Kara is all happy and fine and walking. They're really kind of in the mud together. The great thing about the sister dynamic is that regardless of what circumstance they're facing, they're always going to be each other's champion. You really see that true dynamic."
Supergirl airs Mondays at 8/7c on The CW.