In the fifth episode of “Supergirl” season 3 titled “Damage,” the plot seemed fitting considering kids were singled out as the reason behind the breakup of “Sanvers.”
Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh) stood pat on her decision of wanting to be a mom while Maggie Sawyer (Floriana Lima) remained firm on her stand of not having kids. Hard and tear-jerking as it may have been, the engagement has been called off although the door doesn’t seem to be totally closed.
Of course, most know that the real reason behind the breakup is because of Lima’s decision to move on. Much of this was covered in a previous post, a circumstance that cannot really be avoided in the world of showbiz.
The “Sanvers” breakup was pretty hard to take and one could just feel the heavy atmosphere when Alex and Maggie decided to call it quits. There was that moment where they made out and tried to rekindle old times. It came to a point where Maggie asked once again if Alex was sure of giving up what they had for the sake of being a mom.
After explaining her side, it seemed that Maggie was fully aware that Alex’s mind was set on wanting to be a mom. In the end, Sawyer’s parting words were that Danvers would turn out to be a great mom.
Both parted with a heavy heart although the door has not been totally shut. At least for now, “Sanvers” has been set aside though rekindling that flickering flame could happen in the future. When? Perhaps when Lima decides that she wants to be a regular again.
In an interview with TV Line, Leigh seems to be ready for anything in the event that Lima decides to return on a regular basis. She is aware how the breakup has affected many but adds that the manner in which Maggie would return is not in her hands.
Also, Leigh reveals that this will not be the end of her character’s groundbreaking plot. The recent breakup is treated as both a loss and a gain to understand who she really is.
Hence, further evolution of the character of Alex looms. Like “Supergirl” fans, she is non-committal on what the future holds – ironically the same case if viewers will ever see “Sanvers” get a second chance.