Warning: spoilers forward for Episode 2 of Supergirl Season three, referred to as “Set off.”
Ever since Lena Luthor made her Supergirl debut again at first of Season 2, followers have been questioning if Lena would go the best way of the villainous Lex and activate Kara. Lena to date has been an excellent pal to Kara and a worthwhile ally in Nationwide Metropolis, and he or she’s firmly on the facet of the great guys of the present. That mentioned, she is still a Luthor, and he or she’s open about how properly she’s been skilled in deception. The occasions of “Set off” revealed that Lena is arguably probably the most harmful individual on Supergirl.
In “Set off,” Lena took her place at CatCo after shopping for the corporate again within the Season three premiere. James and Kara had assumed that Lena could be a hands-off exec who stayed at L-Corp for her day job, however Lena rapidly proved within the episode that she plans on preserving a detailed watch on her new funding. After spending a whole lot of thousands and thousands of on it, she understandably desires to be saved within the loop on the goings-on of the media conglomerate.
Lena made it clear to each Kara and James that she’s not above pulling rank at CatCo if the state of affairs requires it. She could also be on the facet of the great guys, however she’s additionally a shrewd businesswoman who owns a big information outlet. If she decides to start out controlling the press popping out of CatCo, she might rapidly turn into an enemy. She’s wealthy, highly effective, and never accustomed to working with pals moderately than minions. With Kara mendacity to her about some main elements of her life, Lena might conceivably activate her pal.
Possession of CatCo and her thousands and thousands of is not the one means Lena grew to become extra harmful in “Set off.” We realized the id of the one who will run the enterprise at L-Corp in Lena’s absence, and that individual is none aside from Samantha Arias, a.ok.a. the new villain Reign. Admittedly, the lady herself doesn’t know that she has superpowers in the meanwhile, and he or she hasn’t undergone the transformation that can presumably take her from single mother Sam to supervillain Reign. Nonetheless, she has already proven that she’s grateful to Lena for the chance and–more importantly–the cash. Lena might have a superpowered ally firmly in her nook if she does activate Kara.
“Set off” did not rework Lena right into a fighter who might maintain her personal in opposition to even the non-powered human badasses, however she has extra assets than ever that might make her a formidable foe for Kara, the D.E.O., and the CatCo crew if she turns. Whereas clearly viewers are going to be rooting for Kara and Group Supergirl, we most likely will not have the ability to blame Lena if she lashes out after discovering the big secret and the mountain of lies which were served her means courtesy of her greatest pal.
Hopefully Lena will not lash out by channeling her evil brother’s intentions, and he or she might stay firmly on the facet of the great guys for the whole run of the sequence. We must always simply most likely keep watch over her whereas she has a lot energy in so many alternative arenas. All issues thought of, I might say that we’re in for an exciting third season of Supergirl.
New episodes of Supergirl air on Mondays at eight p.m. ET on The CW.