Jeremiah Danvers returned on Monday night’s “Supergirl.”
(Spoiler alert: This article includes major plot details from the episode.)
After being rescued from Cadmus’ clutches by Kara/Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and J’onn J’onzz (David Harewood), Jeremiah (Dean Cain) was quickly welcomed back into the fold — and given full clearance at the DEO.
But, one person remained suspicious – Mon-El (Chris Wood). He began investigating Jeremiah’s return (with the help of Winn), a move that initially put him at odds with Kara. She eventually began to see things through his eyes, though.
Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh) didn’t and so when Jeremiah betrayed them all, stealing the alien registry off of a DEO computer and delivering it to Cadmus (after Alex cornered him, but ended up letting him go so she wouldn’t have to shoot him), she was heartbroken. So far, no one knows Alex let Jeremiah go.
“The question of where do Alex’s loyalties lie plays a major part of the next episode and battle lines are drawn a little bit, which is interesting ’cause … what I love about this episode and the next episode is no one’s really wrong in a way,” Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg told reporters at a recent screening of the episode. “And everyone — whether it’s Mon-El or Kara or Alex or J’onn … especially the stuff between J’onn and Alex in [Episode] 15 — everyone is doing it because they love each other. And even Jeremiah. Everyone is doing what they’re doing out of a sense of love and to keep the people that they love safe.”
Chyler said Alex’s emotional conflict related to her father will continue.
“It stays, it maintains. It’s like any kind of, I think, parent/child relationship, especially because they’ve been apart for so long and Alex wholeheartedly wants to believe in one particular thing, and just like really believe that everything is pure and good on his behalf and once you start to see how deep the rabbit hole goes, and where his loyalties lie in one way or another, it’s heavy. It’s definitely very emotional, very heavy,” she said.
And Jeremiah will be back on the show’s next episode.
“He’s in Episode 15 and then we’re still figuring out how we’re going to wrap it all up in a nice little bow at the end of the year,” Kreisberg said.
Another big moment from Monday night’s episode was when Jeremiah told Mon-El he knows who he is, and he warned the Daxamite that Kara won’t be happy when she learns the truth.
“The Mon-El secret sort of comes to light in Episode 16, so you don’t have much further to go,” Kreisberg said.
And Jeremiah wasn’t wrong when he told Mon-El that the secret will impact his relationship with Kara.
“It’s going to cause some problems,” Kreisberg said. “And I think what’s interesting about it is… he doesn’t quite get that it’s the cover-up, not the crime, which I think is really the issue.”
“Supergirl” airs Mondays at 8/7c on The CW.
— Jolie Lash