Most TV series took a brief hiatus for the winter holiday season, but Supergirl season 2 opted to leave its viewers with plenty of questions unanswered. Not only did the title character leave several unresolved storylines in her own series, but Supergirl/Kara’s return will likely include dealing with the ramifications of her interdimensional crossover event with the heroes of Arrow, Flash and Legends of Tomorrow.

A new preview clip for the series’ January 23rd reveals a status-quo change for the show’s supporting character, Mon-El. As revealed in the new clip, Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) checks out the alien-friendly dive bar that’s become a staple location of the series’ second season, only to discover Mon-El (Chris Wood) is working there as a bartender – his latest attempt at holding down a “human” career, after an early attempt to emulate Kara/Supergirl’s day job at CatCo was unsuccessful.

Given that he’s thus far shown greater proficiency for making friends (and flirting) than serious work, it’s conceivable that this could end up being a more reliable vocation for Mon-El; an alien from Daxam whose biology (and Earth-influenced abilities) are comparable to Supergirl’s, though his personality has trended more toward irresponsibility and pleasure-seeking than heroism.

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While moving Mon-El to the alien bar makes sense both from a character and economy-of-locations perspective, the move doesn’t seem to bring fans any closer to learning about his background – which has been described as a “mystery” by Supergirl‘s producers and has come into sharper relief, as he and Kara seem closer than ever to beginning a romantic relationship. Regular viewers seem divided on the prospects of such a development, especially after season 1 built towards Kara becoming romantically involved with James Olsen (Mechad Brooks), only to change course and have James channel his subsequent feelings of inadequacy into being the vigilante Guardian in season 2.

Exactly what “mysteries” Mon-El has been hiding is yet unclear, though some fans speculate that the established backstory he had previously revealed (he’s the last survivor of Daxam, destroyed shortly after Krypton, best friend and bodyguard to the planet’s prince) may not be the whole truth. One fan theory in particular is that Mon-El is himself the prince and that the story of Daxam’s ruler staying behind to aid his people is an invention borne of personal shame at fleeing instead.

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Supergirl season 2 continues with ‘Supergirl Lives’ Monday January 23rd @8pm on The CW.

Source: The CW