'Supergirl' Season 5 will see Alex and Kelly learn more about each other and themselves amid facing a new breed of villains
The fact that Kelly is working for Obsidian puts her in major trouble given the fact that the technology has shaped up to be a major problem for the superheroes this season so far
This article contains spoilers for 'Supergirl' season 5 episode 3: 'Blurred Lines'
The Alex and Kelly (Chyler Leigh and Azie Tesfai) relationship has played a key role in the first three episodes of 'Supergirl'. In episode three, 'Blurred Lines', trouble brews at Obsidian when Kelly realizes Pete is Malefic and attacks her. J'Onn shows up to save her and soon after it is shown that Kelly can see Malefic due to a link created with the Obsidian treatment. James decides to get Kelly out of the picture for a brief period.
In the final minutes of the episode, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) suggests that they take a quick break and Alex immediately agrees. However, according to the synopsis of episode 4, it seems like Alex and Kelly do take some time out and spend quality time together. The fact that Kelly is working for Obsidian puts her in major trouble given the fact that the technology has shaped up to be a major problem for the superheroes this season so far.
Further adding to this is the new breed of villains the Girl of Steel is up against. With her newly-acquired ability to spot Malefic, Kelly has just been added to his kill-list as well. This, along with the imminent 'Crisis', the new shadowy nemesis, Lena's dark plans to fix humanity and Leviathan will just put this relationship between Alex and Kelly through testing times.
The synopsis for episode 4 reads: "A NEW DANGER ARISES – On the eve of the worldwide launch of Andrea Rojas' (Julie Gonzalo) VR contact lenses, Kara (Melissa Benoist) and William (Staz Nair) team up on an investigation that exposes a terrorist plot. Kelly (Azie Tesfai) and Alex (Chyler Leigh) celebrate an anniversary, but Alex's safety is in jeopardy. Alysse Leite-Rogers directed the episode written by Rob Wright and Daniel Beaty".
Talking to TVLine about the move in episode 3, Tesfai said, "You’ll see this season that big events happen, and they very much bring the relationship to a deeper level. We really see them learn more about each other and more about themselves. And even though Jimmy and Kelly are leaving town, we’ll still see where they go. The Olsens’ upcoming storyline is very interesting and important, and you’ll learn a lot more about them as siblings and as individuals."
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'Supergirl' airs Sundays at 9 pm on The CW.