Lena Luthor has yet to earn the trust of James Olsen on CW’s “Supergirl.”

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Mehcad Brooks revealed that James (Brooks) still has doubts about Lena’s (Katie McGrath) alliance with Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) given his knowledge about her brother Lex Luthor.

“That’s complicated,” Brooks told the news outlet asked how James and Lena will handle working together now that she’s the new owner of CatCo Worldwide Media. “Being who James is, he tries to give everybody a second chance or fresh start. However, there’s always this skepticism in the back of his head. She’s a Luthor. Is she purposely doing this or that? James is probably the most skeptical of all out of everyone. The rest of them don’t know Lex, at least not the way I do.”

As fans know, James is the best friend of Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin), aka Superman. And since Lex is one of the most formidable foes of the Man of Steel, it isn’t surprising that the acting CEO of CatCo knows a thing or two about the Luthors.

While Entertainment Weekly noted that Lena will butt heads with James over leadership style, her real antagonist this season is none other than Morgan Edge. “Adrian Pasdar joins the show as Morgan Edge, and as much as he’s a nemesis for Supergirl, his real nemesis is Lena,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg told TVLine. “He hates Lena Luthor, and he’s sort of out to get her. You kind of wonder how far Lena can be pushed, and what point will she cross the line to do what she thinks is right.”

Interestingly, there will also be some tension between Lena and Kara as they adjust to their new relationship as boss and employee. “There’s going to be some bumps, which we really like,” Kreisberg told Comic Book Resources of how the pair’s new dynamic will impact their friendship. “I mean, there’s a great line in episode 2, where Kara says, ‘I’m not used to having my friend be my boss,’ and Lena says, ‘Well, I’m not used to having friends.’ It’s going to take a little bit of time for them to settle into those roles.”

“Supergirl” Season 3, episode 2, titled “Triggers,” airs on Monday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. EDT on The CW.

Mehcad Brooks as James “Supergirl” star Mehcad Brooks revealed that James (Brooks) and Lena’s (Katie McGrath) working relationship is going to be “complicated” given his knowlegde of her brother Lex Luthor. Photo: The CW