Alex is suffering from the heartbreak of her recent break-up in this week’s SUPERGIRL and Kara is determined to try and help her sister through this. Her solution is for the girls to drive back to their hometown — Midvale — to visit their mother and get in a little R&R. But the episode won’t just be about Alex’s relationship — it will also focus on an important, and painful, time in the sisters’ past.
“You see us come together and you see Kara really trying to be just there for Alex because Alex is just not having it and going back home begrudgingly,” Chyler Leigh (Alex Danvers) said during our recent visit to the SUPERGIRL set. “Knowing that she is going to walk in the door and Mom’s going to be standing there. And that’s just a whole other level. [Alex has] never dealt with this kind of stuff. And it’s like you have those moments and you see your mom and it’s just like either really great, because you know you can release, or really awful because you know you’re gonna release. So they get there and then you really kind of dive into the story — the flashback stuff.”
“I know when I’ve gone through hard breaks and need support, my mother is the first person I want to see,” Melissa Benoist (Kara Danvers) explained. “I loved the idea when the writers said, ‘Oh, we’re gonna do this episode in Midvale’. I thought it was brilliant and I think it’s really touching story of sisterhood. You get to see a lot of history between Alex and Kara that we’ve only ever alluded to. We had a flashback in Season 1, but this one goes further and is really touching and intimate and sentimental for these two women. And, just to show how close they really are and how unbreakable their bond is, which I love.”
Watch an all new episode of SUPERGIRL tonight (November 13) at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.