Okay, I was re-watching that scene with Rhea, Lar Ghand and Mon-El in the bar and I noticed things I haven’t before and I felt like sharing my heartbreak with you guys.
When Rhena starts to talk to him about how he was as a child, we can see the look in Mon-el’s eyes. I could feel his pain, I could noticed he was trying to hold back, that he kept holding the glass in his hand while she talked about how he would cling on to her.
And I think of what must have been going through his mind. Him, as a child, wanting his mother’s love so desperatly and strongely, hoping and hoping for the day she would exchange with him a mother and son relantionship. You could see in his eyes how desperetely he wanted that to be true, how much he wanted for her to actually love him and at the same time understanding she didn’t. Which shows in his behaviour with Kara.
When he was talking about the King he wanted it to be, he knew it would not be the king he’s mother would allow him to be. Sure, one day she would ne gone and them he could rule Daxam as he saw fitting, or he would cave to everything around him yet again.
A funny thing he talked was “for people to be able to speek”, which reminded me of brazilian coup d’état, which implies his parents, or even those who came previously, created a dictactorship as well. Living in a country that suffered with that situation for 20 years, I know very well the impact it have in people’s mind and actions.
But I also started to think about Rhea. She has some serius grudge against Krypton and I seriously doubt is only because of “your parents did nothing to prevaint the apocalypse”, which only makes me more certain that there are more corpses in Krypton’s closet.
Mon-El came to earth as a coward, as someone who would run first and ask questions later. But now he’s is someone who wants to make Daxam better, and someone who was willing to sacrifice everything for Kara. He admires her strenght, her hopefulness, he admires her.