My friend had two thoughts: Flo tweeted that the role was originally supposed to last a season. What if Supercorp was written as a back up plan that would be natural if needed especially since the CW is on very thin icy with the LGBT+ community. But also there were strong Clois parallels starting in the first episode. What if they were going to go back to the in your face politics and representation of s1 by having two wlw ships on the show. Using s2 to test the waters and see how people react.
that’s a really interesting question! and honestly, it makes a lot of sense. to me, s2 was all about testing the waters. it was the first time CW took over the show, it was the first time cat wasn’t going to be a prominent role, and, to your point, the network is on EXTREMELY thin ice with the LGBT community (rightfully so). so, they knew they needed some form of rep and FAST. but perhaps they did have the foresight to have a back up plan. or not even a back up plan, but an endgame LGBT situation if sanvers truly wasn’t going to be a full time series thing. i dont think they ever intended for there to be two wlw pairings at the same time, and they certainly didn’t anticipate having their LEAD character be LGBT, but it does seem like they might be leaving the door open for that shift. more likely, they are perhaps building a slowburn for when sanvers fades out, so that supercorp can take over. its also the reason i can start to get over mon-el, because that was also a “test the waters” situation, one that fell extremely flat. and you CANNOT DENY the clois parallels, which are SO blatantly obvious that they can’t be a coincidence. s3 is going to be so interesting because now the network officially owns the show as far as i’m concerned, and its a make or break season for them. yikes haha