At 12 years old, Kara Zor-El escaped doom on planet Krypton to find protection on Earth.
Sent to protect her baby cousin, Kal-El (aka Superman), her escape pod was diverted off course and when she landed, he was all grown up and she was 12… Superman placed her with the Danvers family, where she grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to hide the extraordinary powers she shares with her cousin.
As an adult living in National City and working for media mogul Cat Grant, Kara found her days of keeping her abilities a secret over when super-secret agency head Hank Henshaw enlisted her to help protect the city’s citizens from threats. Finally coming into her own, Kara juggled her new responsibilities with her very human relationships.
In season two, the show moved from CBS to the CW, and 3 episodes in, Alex meets out gay detective Maggie Sawyer and starts the best coming out story line in TV history.
Queer Plotline Timeline
From the third episode of season two and on, every episode continues the Alex/Maggie relationship.
Notable Queer-Centric Episodes
- Episode 203, “Welcome to Earth” – Alex meets National City Science Police detective Maggie Sawyer for the first time while investigating an attack on the president (Lynda Carter). They have a somewhat antagonistic first impression, but soon start working on cases together.
- Episode 208 – “Medusa” – Life is short and we should kiss the girls we want to kiss.