With The CW's Supergirl continuing its sixth season run tonight with "Lost Souls," viewers are about to experience a first: Team Kara (though we're going with "Super Friends" from this point forward since we like it better) getting a serious assist from a Luthor. No, not that Luthor… Katie McGrath's Lena Luthor, who's joining the squad this week to rescue Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) from the Phantom Zone. But with this being the final season for the long-running Arrowverse series, questions will naturally start being asked about what the future holds for the characters that viewers have gotten to know and love. Here's a look at some highlights from a recent interview McGrath did with EW to discuss her hopes for Lena's future, why it's so important for Lena to be working with the Super Friends, and what viewers can expect as the series speeds towards the end of its run.
On How McGrath Would Like to See Lena Evolve: "I really would like to see Lena come into full acceptance of who she is, that she's fully accepted who she is, what she's done, and who she is now. She's not hung up about the bad parts of her, and she's fully accepted the woman that she is, warts and all, and she believes that she is a good person," McGrath explained. "For me, that would be such a lovely wrapping up for Lena because she struggled so much with who she is. To finally just take a deep breath and go, 'I'm enough, Lena is enough,' and be happy for it, I know it sounds so simple, it's not like these grand plans that everybody else probably wants for their characters, but it's so simple for Lena. I just want her to finally be okay with who she is."
Viewers Can Expect "An Ending" for Lena: "It's very rare in this business that you get to tell a story from start to finish completely; a lot of times, shows are canceled before they get there," she explained. "So when the show does finish, we have the privilege of being able to tell the ending. Our showrunners are amazing, and our writers are brilliant, and the idea that they've come up with, you will get an ending."
Noting that "being with the Super Friends and helping and working with them goes a long way" towards helping Lena forgive herself and to realize her potential beyond the Luthor name, McGrath teased that viewers should expect shocks and surprises in every episode of the series' final season run. "People are going to lose their minds when they watch all of it. The moment when Kara comes back is going to be very important, and it was for us too because we got Mel back, so it was great," McGrath explained. "But every episode up until we finish will have something that's going to shock and surprise and impress."
Supergirl Season 6, Episode 4 "Lost Souls": SUPERGIRL FINDS A WAY HOME – Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) finds an opportunity to escape from the Phantom Zone but it comes with some dangerous strings attached. Meanwhile, Lena (Katie McGrath) joins the Super Friends on a mission but finds she disagrees with their plan of action against the Phantoms and wonders if she is truly ready to be a part of the team. Alysse Leite-Rogers directed the episode written by Karen E. Maser & Nicki Holcomb
The CW's Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Supergirl, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J'onn J'onzz, Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor, Jesse Rath as Brainiac-5, Nicole Maines as Nia Nal/Dreamer, Julie Gonzolo as Andrea Rojas, Azie Tesfai as Kelly Olsen, Andrea Brooks as Eve Tessmacher, Staz Nair as William Dey, and Eliza Helm as young Cat Grant. Peta Sergeant (Snowfall) has joined the cast as Nyxly, a quirky and kind 5th Dimensional Imp wrongly imprisoned in the Phantom Zone and driven by a tragic backstory. Nyxly helps Kara when she least expects it, and their budding friendship not only heals some of her emotional pain but also helps Nyxly reclaim her own power.
Based on characters from DC created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the series stems from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with EPs Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Riverdale), Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash), Robert Rovner (Private Practice, Dallas), and Jessica Queller (Gilmore Girls, Gossip Girl, Felicity).