When Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) heads to National City in Monday's highly anticipated Flash-Supergirl crossover, Benoist says, he's going to be instrumental in helping Kara out of her post-meltdown funk.
"[Barry] just reminds her that it's always better to work together and that things take time. You have to have patience," Benoist tells TVGuide.com "He comes to National City at a time when the city is turned against her and doesn't trust her as a hero. He teaches her to really keep at it and never give up."
But the adventure won't be all pep talks. There will also be some competition between Supergirl and the Scarlet Speedster. "It's pure fun to watch those two characters together. There's a healthy rivalry. They're allies," Benoist says. "He's been doing it longer than she has, so he definitely has some wisdom to impart on her."
Together, Barry and Kara will face off against Livewire (Brit Morgan) and the Silver Banshee (Italia Ricci). Barry's experience with meta-humans in his own dimension will come in handy in taking down the terrible twosome. "[Kara] really just started [fighting crime]," Benoist says. "[Barry] has dealt with similar versions of all the villains that Kara has faced. He really can relate to all of it. That's part of what he is teaching her."
Supergirl and The Flash team up Monday at 8/7c on CBS.
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