Thursday, December 9, 2021

Supergirl - Kara

After six seasons Supergirl comes to an end. "Kara" is a bit of an odd finale with three separate stories to tell. The first, taking up the first 20 minutes of the episodes, involves Kara and her friends rallying the people of and the world to help fight Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) and Nyxly (Peta Sergeant) and end their destruction in your basic big heroic speeches and action scenes the show has become known for. The middle section involves the wedding of Alex (Olivia Nikkanen) and Kelly (Azie Tesfai). And the last involves looking forward at the future of Kara post-Supergirl.

There's not much mentioning about the final battle to take down Lex Luthor, except wondering if the character may eventually turn up on Superman & Lois. The wedding is exactly what you would expect a TV wedding to be with several notable actors returning and a joyous celebration which Kara has a hard time enjoying. It's the other storyline, which takes its cues from Superman's current comic run, which allows for the return of Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart in front of an awful green screen), offers Kara a new job, and pushes Kara into making a decision about accepting both halves of herself and presenting a new Kara to the world by publicly coming out as Supergirl. It's not the best season finale for the show, and I think what would come after this final moment is more interesting than almost anything we got in this season, but it does work as a farewell to Supergirl.

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