The CW broke their own ratings records last week when they introduced an epic three-hour crossover event that tied together DCEU shows The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl. Though the crossover relied on Kara Zor-El’s super abilities, its events did not affect the Supergirl universe, and instead largely took place across The CW’s other three DC shows. This is because those three exist in the same fictional universe (the Arrowverse), whereas Supergirl lives in her own (Earth-CBS).
Although Supergirl‘s supporting characters weren’t directly involved in the action-packed Invasion! event, they certainly weren’t sitting pretty while Kara was off kicking alien butt. In a recent interview, actor Jeremy Jordan, who plays tech expert Winn on Supergirl, revealed that Team Kara kept plenty busy in their friend’s absence.
The latest edition of EW‘s Spoiler Room features a revelatory quote from Jordan, who teases an interesting return for the show. When asked whether Winn would feel upset at being left out of Kara’s otherworldly alien antics, Jordan enigmatically replied: “Winn doesn’t have a lot of time to be bummed out because of what happens in the episode after that.”
This ominous statement could mean a lot for Winn’s character in particular. When we last saw our favorite nerd, he had teamed up with former romantic rival James Olsen to engineer Guardian, Olsen’s vigilante superhero persona. Kara’s friends are still yet to tell her about Guardian’s true identity, which could mean some upcoming tension between the otherwise amiable trio. Perhaps even more interestingly, this quote could tease a return to Winn’s personal story, in which he struggles with being the son of villain Toyman. Could Toyman be coming back, and could Winn and co. be in danger?
Jeremy Jordan’s performance as Winn has undoubtedly been a bright spot in the show so far, as the former Broadway star brings a necessary level of charming awkwardness to Kara’s team dynamic. Though Winn had to suffer a short-lived romantic subplot with Kara (like every other male character on the show), his story has been pleasant and captivating. It would be even more interesting to see the writers continue to explore the emotional depth of Winn’s backstory, as the character struggles with his family of origin. That’s not to say that a continuation of the Guardian subplot won’t be compelling or necessary, but it could be all the more fascinating to see Guardian and Toyman face off.
No matter what the newest Supergirl brings, we can hardly wait for the show to return late next month. The most recent Supergirl, “Medusa,” left us with quite a few unanswered questions, and we’re itching for some resolutions. Until then, we’ll just have to re-binge season one.
Supergirl returns to The CW on Monday, Jan. 23, at 8 p.m. EST. The Flash airs in the same time slot on Tuesdays, Arrow on Wednesdays, and Legends of Tomorrow on Thursdays.