Everyone is talking about Supergirl this week, after she joined forces with The Flash for an absolutely stunning musical crossover episode. The gorgeous two-parter (well, one-and-a-bit-parter) episode was emotional and fun, and has us excited to see what else the show has up its sleeves for the final six episodes of the season. We already know that Kevin Smith is returning as director for next week’s episode, ‘Distant Sun’, but what else might we see before season 2 wraps up? There are many questions left to be answered, and lots of mini-arcs to be concluded for the various characters – and it will be interesting to see which ones will continue into season 3.
One character in particular could do with a little more screen time over the remaining few episodes, and thankfully, it looks like that’s actually going to happen for James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks).
Speaking to TVLine, Supergirl showrunner Andrew Kreisberg was asked about whether or not we will be seeing more of Olsen this season, or whether his Guardian storyline is all that the show has planned for James.
There’s a big James episode coming up that we’re starting to shoot this week. It’s, like, the biggest James story we’ve ever done. We’re excited, Mehcad [Brooks] is excited…. It’s going to be great.
So far in this season of the series, James hasn’t been heavily focused on. He was made interim CEO of CatCo after Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) left the position – and the show – but we don’t see a whole lot of him at work since Kara (Melissa Benoist) no longer works directly under him. His main story arc this season has been the transformation into Guardian, a metal-clad superhero who fights crime with the help of Winn (Jeremy Jordan). After some time keeping this identity a secret from Kara, Guardian is now an official member of the Supergirl team.
We can’t wait to see more of Olsen on-screen, as he is a fantastic character who has a lot of potential in the show. It’s a shame that he has been sidelined for much of this season, especially now that the team is based out of the DEO, rather than CatCo Media. This could mean that we are going to see some more action at the office, or it could mean that Guardian is going to be spending more time at the DEO, but either way, we are happy to get a little more James in the final few episodes of the series.
Supergirl continues next Monday, March 27th with ‘Distant Sun’ at 8pm on The CW.