We saw previews for the next episode of Supergirl and know that the focus of the story has Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh) being kidnapped by someone who demands that a dangerous prisoner be released. The episode forces Kara (Melissa Benoist) and Maggie Sawyer (Floriana Lima) to work together, something they haven’t done before. Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg told EW.com:
What’s interesting is it’s really an episode about jurisdiction. It’s really a Maggie-Kara episode. It starts with them at loggerheads about, where does the police’s jurisdiction end and where does Supergirl’s begin? They’re on opposite sides of that. Maggie is obviously more for the police and Supergirl is more for Supergirl. Who gets to make the decisions to save Alex: The sister or the girlfriend?. It’s great because neither of them are right and neither of them are wrong, and they both love her and both want her back. It’s just a question of who’s willing to do what to bring that about?
So what is the purpose of the episode?
It’s a really interesting episode for us. We wanted to do something a little different, we wanted to do more of a character piece and put Kara in an emotional and moral dilemma rather than putting her up against something physical. She even says in the episode: She can’t punch her way out of this. When we decided to do an episode about Alex getting kidnapped, we knew that Alex Danvers is nobody’s victim. Even though she’s trapped, Alex does two very impressive things to try and escape and help ensure her survival, so that’s really cool. It’s one of my favorite episodes we’ve ever done. It’s certainly not the flashiest episode in terms of visual effects and in terms of stunts, but just as a character piece, I think it’s so interesting.
Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 PM on the CW.