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Everything You Need To Know About The Much Anticipated Return In Supergirl Finale

Alexa, play Vitamin C’s “Graduation (Friends Forever)” and let us be in our feelings super girl‘s emotional series finale.

For six seasons, Kara has been a symbol of hope and goodness, using her superpowers to help those in need. The show’s central tenet positioned the Kryptonian hero as a savior to others. But that idea was turned upside down in the last hour when Kara realized that helping others empower themselves made an even bigger difference.

THE LAST BATTLE | Nyxly and Lex, previously on the same side, were now at odds in the streets (and buildings) of National City. Since they both had shards of the AllStone (Kara owned the other), the energy of their epic battle ripped all the elements of the totem—hope, love, dreams, truth, destiny, humanity, and courage—from the world.

However, the Super Friends came up with a solution. Brainy’s Legion crown projected a powerful speech from Supergirl to the masses, and Lena cast a spell that allowed everyone to be more receptive to her message – empowering humanity while disproving the AllStone.

It seemed like a level playing field until Nyxly and Lex brought in previous villains for backup, including Season 1’s Red Tornado and Supergirl’s evil alter ego Overgirl from Crisis on Earth-X. The Super Friends also found reinforcements from Mon-El and Winn of the Legion – it turns out Kara’s speech will have a big impact in the future – and James Olsen, who dropped by to fight alongside his sister Kelly. Alex and Kara’s mother Eliza also joined in the fight, gun and all.

In a final twist, Lex summoned a portal to the Phantom Zone and threatened to banish the Super Friends if they didn’t hand over their piece of the AllStone. Unfortunately for him and Nyxly, however, the Phantoms were drawn to Lex’s hubris (which disguised his fear) and instead carried away both villains.

THE AFTERMATH | The show paid a heartfelt tribute to William, who was murdered by Lex in last week’s episode. Our heroes gathered for his funeral, with Andrea declaring that she would organize an award in his honor.

In the aftermath of the battle with Lex and Nyxly, J’onn was allowed to bring back the DEO – which Winn already knew because he’s from the future – but they went about doing it differently.

Mon-El has revealed that he will not be returning to the past as he will be working with the Legion once Brainy has merged with the Big Brain. Speaking of which, Brainy told Nia it was time to leave. The longer he stayed, the more he endangered the Big Brain. After a sweet goodbye, he and Nia said goodbye.

Fast vignettes from the future showed Lena starting her own foundation; J’onn, Supergirl and Alex announce the new DEO; Andrea reveals a journalism school in William’s honor; and Dreamer open a center for LGBTQ outreach.

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A SURPRISING RETURN | Kara got a call from the Cat Grant, who was concerned about the amount of sunscreen in the ocean and sea turtles being strangled by abandoned ghost nets. She bought back CatCo and only wants to focus on the stories that matter. Oh, and she’s hiring Kara as her new editor-in-chief.

 

THE MARRIAGE | Supergirl did everything for Alex and Kelly’s big day. J’onn literally wrote his congratulations in the air, Eliza telling Alex she’s proud of her, and James gave Kelly a signal watch so they could “watch each other” whenever they wanted.

In a hugely romantic gesture, Brainy returned from the future to be with Nia. What’s the point of protecting the space-time continuum if he can’t be with the woman he loves? Brainy also made a valid point: the future is not written.

Kara and Winn sang a stripped-down version of Pat Benatar’s “We Belong” as both Kelly and Alex walked down the aisle. J’onn led the emotional ceremony, which ended with happy tears and a new box to check their tax returns.

Winn assured J’onn that the new DEO won’t be as violent as before, casually saying that he and M’gann will have a son in the future. In addition, James donated Esme a camera similar to the one given to him by his father. Alex and Kelly later revealed that they named Lena as Esme’s godmother.

The evening saw everyone dancing like idiots and the OG Super Friends – Kara, James and Winn – reminiscing about the old days. Oh, and Nia caught the bouquet, hinting at another wedding in the near future.

KARA’S IDENTITY CRISIS | Kara has been struggling since she defeated Lex and Nyxly. Still struggling to hide her identity as Supergirl, she was dubious about Cat’s offer and hadn’t accepted it because she didn’t feel whole. This led to a phone call from Cat, who casually revealed that she knew Kara was Supergirl all along and encouraged her to finally embrace her full self.

In a heartfelt one-on-one with Lena, Kara shared her fears of revealing herself to the world and wanting to protect those around her. Lena reminded Kara that if someone came for her family, they would record it together. That was the nudge Kara needed to take off her signature glasses for good.

In a final gathering with her friends, Kara toasts the past six years together and new adventures. The series ended with Cat Grant introducing Kara to the world as Supergirl.

Everything You Need To Know About The Much Anticipated Return In Supergirl Finale
Anurag Reddy
I'm a 29-year-old travel enthusiast, travel and nature photographer, Computer Science graduate, and Mass Communication student. I have seen different shades of life through traveling and lived different lives through reading. With every word I write, I travel within, and I understand myself better. Writing helps me discover myself, and that paved roads for me to choose writing as a profession.
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