'Supergirl' Showrunners Explain Why Kelly Found Out About Supergirl's Identity Off Screen

'Supergirl' Showrunners Explain Why Kelly Found Out About Supergirl's Identity Off Screen

The showrunners of Supergirl are explaining why something didn’t happen on the show in a recent episode…

In a recent episode, Alex’s (Chyler Leigh) girlfriend Kelly Olsen (Azie Tesfai) found out that Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) is really Supergirl, but it didn’t happen on camera at all.

Fans were disappointed that they didn’t get to see the conversation between Alex and Kelly where she told her, and now the showrunners are sharing why they decided it would be off screen.

Click inside to see what they said…

“It was something that we had toyed about being able to do at the end of the first episode, but the story kind of — we didn’t have the time in that episode to achieve that,” Robert Rovner told The Wrap. “Because Kelly was fine with the news, we felt that we could integrate it into the story and that their relationship — it was something that Kelly was going to be very supportive [of] and helping Alex cope with this. And some of it is explored in the next episode, when Alex is having a very difficult time.”

“I think that telling Kelly, you know, Kelly is her person and I think they’re able to move forward quickly. In this moment it’s really Alex needing her girlfriend and her friends to really support her as she’s facing the possibility that she might never get her sister back,” he added to ComicBook.com. “So it’s really, the story is focused on that and her fears, her whole life has been about protecting Kara. You know, that’s why she joined the DEO, that’s how she got into this was really because she felt this duty to her sister. And for the first time in her life, she’s facing that she might have failed at that and so she has to process a lot of things as she’s trying to rescue Supergirl from the Phantom Zone.”

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