Do you think Lena knows that Kara is Supergirl?
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Does Kara love potstickers? ;-)
I believe the answer to your question and the one I just posed would be a resounding ‘yes’.
2.19 just further reinforced that Lena is wickedly smart. If she figured out Queen Rhea was an alien so quickly, I would think that she would be able to figure out that Kara is not of this Earth too.
I mean Rhea tipped her off with the ‘gods’ comment and I think some of the schooling jargon. Lena then further confirmed her hunch with her alien detection device. This all occurred very, very quickly.
Kara ‘I flew here on a bus’ Danvers has given Lena ample evidence for her to be a bit curious about her mild mannered reporter friend.
-Kara’s very close friendship with Supergirl.
-Kara’s immediate defense of aliens + her reaction to the detection device.
-Um, Kara’s disguise? I know it’s comic lore and I certainly respect that, but Lena has been around both Kara and Supergirl a lot at this point…so maybe she’d at least notice a certain familiarity?
-Kara seems to know a lot about particular situations that she probably shouldn’t know about.
-Kara/Supergirl showing up after Lena has interacted with Kara/Supergirl. So, the balcony rescue or the Kryptonite-Explosion-Kara-Danvers-Believes-In-You event. They both seem to always be there for Lena at just the right time.
-The list goes on, so etc.
Also, Lena has purposefully (imo) made some remarks or reactions that seem to indicate she knows of Kara’s double life. Most notably:
-”Well, that’s lucky!”…Seriously, her reaction was that of forced surprise. There have been many screen caps of her expression because most viewed it as comical because she has to know, given that reaction.
-”What’s your kryponite?” ….I’m not sure if this needs an explanation. I believe Lena was messing with Kara about her Supergirl identity when she asked this.
- “ Supergirl may have saved me, but Kara Danvers, you are my hero”. Lena acknowledges both aspects of Kara with this line, but more importantly she states that Kara is her hero. I think she purposefully did that because she’s grateful to both, but knows that there is only one Kara, who’s also Supergirl.
-The list goes on, so etc.
Both the comics and the show’s canon establishes that Lena Luthor is brilliant. She’s a genius.
I believe that Lena Luthor is aware of Kara’s double identity.
Why hasn’t Lena brought up the fact that Kara looks amazing in primary colors?
Because Lena Luthor is very understanding and supportive of Kara Danvers.
This character trait is supported by:
-Early on in their relationship, Lena aids Kara by giving her information on Roulette because Kara asked for help.
-Lena not being angry that Kara missed their kombucha date, rather she visited Kara at CatCo to make sure she was okay.
-Lena inquiring about Kara’s well-being when she notices Kara’s failed attempts at ‘grief baking’
-The series of phone calls in 2.19. Lena could tell Kara was upset just by her voice and later called her again to check on her.
Also, scored herself another date.
-the list goes on, so etc. Lena is really amazing, okay?
So, why hasn’t Lena confronted Kara about Supergirl?
Because she’s respecting Kara by letting her tell her when she’s ready.