Nevertheless, She Persisted
This season finale actually snatched my edges, I’m really proud of the writers for stepping up even though they forgot to include James.
Lena’s Learning curve
Lena is busy day drinking away her guilt and probable PTSD when Lilian stops by. She let’s her daughter have it for trusting some rando (say not to strangers girl) and Lena politely reminds her that Lilian’s lack of faith and support is why Lena doubted herself and searched for validation from strangers.
She (Lilian) apologizes and gives Lena a gift that she found in Lex’s vault. Lex created the device to get rid of Superman and Lilian thinks that Lena can use it to save the day.
Lilian and Lena call a meeting with Supergirl and Superman to let them know that Lena has figured out a way to stop the Daxamites with Lex’s device. By releasing lead into the atmosphere the Daxamites would leave, but it would mean none (ie Mon-El) could ever return.
Winn is helping Lena with the machine and she finishes it. Lilian snatches the machine and attempts to turn it on without consulting anyone, and nothing happens. Lena reveals to her mother that she gave Supergirl the activation remote for the device so only she can turn it on.
Supergirl: Ultimate Warrior
We start the show with an epic (if not a bit dramatic) fight between Superman and Supergirl. Rhea has used silver Kryptonite to control Superman who thinks that he’s fighting Zod, not his cousin. Supergirl manages to beat Superman and then promptly blacks out.
Kara is having a dream about her and Mon-El in bed and when she wakes up she’s in the Fortress of Solitude. Superman wakes up after and she fills him in on what happened to him. Supergirl, Superman and Alex look for something in the Fortress of Solitude that can help them, getting what they need and the three fly back to the DEO.
While Winn is fanboying over Superman Kara fills Mon-El in about them finding Dacom-Or in the Fortress of Solitude and how she intends to use it. Mon-El is not having it and that’s because Dacom-Or is a one on one battle and Kara plans to battle Rhea.
The Daxamite ships are preparing for another attack when Supergirl calls Rhea and challenges her to battle for the safety of the Earth, Rhea accepts. Mon-El throws another hissy fit because the fight is on and he doesn’t think she’ll win. Superman sets Mon-El straight by reminding him that Supergirl beat him in their fight.
Alex goes to check on J’onn as does M’gann (hey girl hey!) and she gives him a pep talk from 54.6 million kilometers away (Mars). J’onn wakes up and looks for M’gann but she’s nowhere to be found.
Cat is back behind her desk, in her office, shouting orders when Kara and Cat’s fantasy bae Clark stop by. Cat asks Clark to tell James to cool it with the Guardian stuff.
Supergirl and Superman fill the DEO in on Lena’s fail-safe plan, J’onn sends Winn to help Lena. Kara (who is determined to win this fight, for the sake of her boyfriend) asks Superman to spar with her so she can be prepared. In the middle of the sparing match Kara has an existential crisis because she doesn’t think she’ll ever be able to have it all (she might be right? Is this the show creators way of telling us she never will?)
Supergirl and Rhea meet up, establish the terms of their fight, and get to it. Midway through their fight, the Daxamite ships start attacking National City. Mon-El, Superman and Martian Manhunter go through the streets saving innocent civilians and defeating Daxamite soldiers in the streets. M’gann arrives on earth to help and brought a bunch of White Martians with her.
Supergirl falcon punches Rhea and she starts to bleed… Kryptonite. Due to Krypton’s destruction/pollution, Rhea’s physical chemistry changed (as pollution is prone to cause). Her Kryptonite blood gives Rhea an advantage and she starts beating Supergirl. Supergirl regains the upper hand but Rhea is unfazed because even if she dies the Daxamites will continue to attack Earth.
The Daxamite ships reposition themselves so that they are targeting safety zones and Supergirl realizes she has no choice but to enact Lena’s fail-safe Daxamite be gone spray. Mon-El tells Kara it’s fine and she pushes the button. The Daxamites flee quickly leaving Rhea and Mon-El behind. Rhea dies a quick and dusty death, but due to his long exposure to the Earth’s sun, Mon-El’s death is slower. Kara thinks of a way to save him though, by bringing him back to the pod he arrived in. They say good bye and I love you for the first time, and then Mon-El escapes certain death.
National City is celebrating not dying but Kara is depressed because her bae can’t come back. Clark tries to comfort Kara by admitting that he wouldn’t be able to choose the betterment of mankind over Lois and proving that emotionally men are weak.
J’onn thanks M’gann again for helping and she proceeds to tell him about other White Martians she’s found who have regrets and they kiss.
Alex goes to talk to Kara, but Kara is inconsolable. She tells Kara she’s proud of her, and Kara tells Alex to hold tight to Maggie. Alex takes this literally and proposes to Maggie who says yes! (AHHHHHHHAJFHJEHbvakhahbf)
The next day Kara goes to talk to Cat, but she’s still sad about what’s his face. Cat can see Kara’s depressed and gives her a pep talk. After the news reports a fire Kara conveniently remembers something she forgot to do and leaves.
Cat tells her to go and then tells us that she knows Kara is Supergirl (*que more screaming*). Meanwhile Mon-El is flying through space when a wormhole opens and sucks him into… something (the Phantom Zone? The 31st century? A multiverse?) At the same time Kara is on Earth fly-crying.
We get a flashback to when Krypton was dying and we see Clark and Kara being shipped off again. Then we see another baby (?) being put into a pod by some nefarious looking Kryptonians.
Wooo, what a finale. I enjoyed how they wrapped things up with the Daxamites, and not just because Mon-El left. I’’ admit it was a little clunky, but I got through it for the most part. I don’t think the finale needed this much M’gann in the episode it was kind of distracting in contrast to everything else happening. The writers could’ve left it at her waking J’onn up, giving them room to explore more next season.
Talking about the fact that James wasn’t in this episode AGAIN is tiring. I find it hard to believe that of all the writers in that room, no one could think of a subplot for him. Next season I need the Supergirl writers to do better, and stop doing to James what Arrow did to Laurel.
- I bet the DEO wishes they kept some of their Kryptonite during the Supergirl v. Superman fight
- How did they get into the Fortress of Solitude if she blacked out?
- The Cat not seeing Star Wars is a nod at Callista Flockhart being married to Harrison Ford
- LEAD IS STILL BAD FOR HUMANS EVEN IF THEY DON’T INGEST IT! Ask Flint
- Warworld reference!
- J’onn and M’gann make me so happy!
- I’m annoyed that we got cheated out of Cat meeting and reading Mon-El
- Kara: Everyone in my life is in a relationship
Me: except James
- The she’s who persisted:
- Rhea: determined to destroy Earth, even after she dies
- Supergirl: for trying to appeal to Rhea’s humanity, even at the end
- M’gann: found White Martians that were like her
- Lena: for doing the right thing, even with evil around every corner
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