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Supergirl Series Finale Recap

One thousand, six hundred and twenty one articles. This is how many news articles I've written about the Girl of Steel. There, of course, are also interviews, spoilers, media, so much more that the team here has written but for us, this has been a seven-year long journey. I started covering the show before it launched in 2015 so I've been with Supergirl and her journey for a long time. I've made the conscious choice to keep my personal feelings about the show out of our news coverage and I think that has worked well and allowed your voices to lead the conversation. Several of you have reached out to me personally wondering what will happen next for Supergirl.tv, we'll be around. After the series is over, we will be sharing some of our personal stories that this journey has provided us. We plan to pull back the curtain and show you ALL the stuff we went through with this show. Some of it not so fun, and some of it, absolutely magical.

Of course we would love to have you all join our other sites like, Batwoman.tv, Stargirl.tv, DCTV.news, TheWitcher.tv, YoungJustice.tv, and of course, SupermanAndLoistv.com. We will also keep the lights on here as well and bring Supergirl related news should it develop. For now, let's focus on Kara's last journey and share with you all the things that stood out to us this episode:

  1. Ransom: Lex recorded a message that sets the stage for Nyxly to get the All Stone. They need to bring all the totems they have plus the final destiny totem to a neutral location where magic and powers don't work. Alex and Kelly are willing to give Nyxly anything to get Esme back but Kara is trying to keep a level head about it. Meanwhile, Nyxly tries to do the Love totem gaunlet but it doesn't work for some reason. Lex offers to get it himself but she forces Lex to agree to never hurt Esme.
  2. Mother Luthor: Lillian arrives at Lex's hideout. Lex has publicly been accused of murder and he's never been so brash. Lillian is there to call out Lex and see why there is this new behavior. She discovers that Lex is in love with Nyxly and she demands Lex drop her. Lex chooses Nyxly. Nyxly tries again for the love totem but fails and Alex and Kelly share their helplessness feelings at the tower. Dreamer and Brainy go together into the dream realm to find the totem. They get the location, learn Esme is ok but couldn't find Lex. Kara is quickly able to get the totem but in doing so sees a future where Lex and Nyxly win. Once she has the totem, Alex arrives and takes the totem.
  3. Alex vs Kara: Alex will do anything for Esme and get her back. Kara is still thinking about the greater good but eventually Kara lets Alex go with the totem to pay the ransom. Lillian, without having the success she wanted from Lex plants doubt in Nyxly about Lex. Team Supergirl, without Alex and Kelly, formulate another plan. There is a satellite that can shoot direct sun energy right into Kara. That amount of new energy will give Kara god-like reflexes and she could take on Lex and Nyxly even without the All Stone but the Sun will be dim for four months causing severe problems on Earth. Kara thinks the ends justify the means and begins to power up.
  4. Betrayal: Nyxly catches Lex trying to get the love totem. He is almost successful but Nyxly stops him and the totem appears. This is the last straw for Nyxly and she ends her relatonship with Lex. Nyxly heads to the bridge. There, Alex, Kelly, Dreamer, and Lena wait. The exchange goes well and Esme is saved. Nyxly powers up and creates the All Stone. Lex and his mother arrive and he blows up the bridge which tumbles everyone to the river below. Kara continues to power up but seeing how she is scaring people, she decides to abandon her plan.
  5. All out for the All Stone: All the players at the bridge make a plan for the All Stone. It is tossed around like a hot potato. Supergirl and Brainy arrive to help. Esme gets a hold of the All Stone and smashes it. It is broken into three pieces. Lex gets a piece, Kara gets a piece and Lex gets one. Lex and Nyxly begin to fight using their shards.  Lena uses magic to break up the fight but Nyxly sees an open shot. Lillian takes the hit for Lex and saves him. Lex then goes after Nyxly for this betrayal. Lillian is moved to the Tower med bay and the more Nyxly and Lex fight the more they drain humanity of what makes them human. Humans start to drain and turn black and white. Kara is unsure what to do and goes out into the city to find how humanity can pull back from the energy that is stolen from them.

Kara, final episode begins:

  1. Black and White: Humanity continues to wane. Lillian tells Lena that she knew that Lena was a witch and placed magical blockers around to supress her powers and forced her into science. Lillian dies trying to free Lena from her Luthorism. Kara returns to the tower with the idea that it isn't Supergirl's job to save everyone but to, instead, show people how they can save themselves. If people call back their own humanity, it will depower Nyxly and Lex. Brainy with the help of Lena's magic sends a message to all of humanity at once. She is able to empower everyone with her words. Now depowered, Lex and Nyxly call in reinforcements. A gauntlet of old foes appear to fight. Red Tornado, Parasite, Metallo, even a dragon.
  2. Legion of Superheroes: Team Supergirl engages all the new enemies. It turns out that Supergirl's speech was so life changing, the effect was felt in the future and The Legion arrives to help. Mon-El arrives to stop Lex, and Winn, piloting a legion ship, zaps the dragon. Even James has returned to help out. Even when Lex gets the drop on Lena, Andrea arrives out of the darkness to save her! Alex's mom also shows up to stop Nyxly. Supergirl, Mon-El, J'onn, Toyman, Dreamer, Guardian 1, Guardian 2, Andrea, Lena and Alex arrive to stop the pair. Lex opens a portal to the Phantom Zone! This backfires and the Phantoms only target Lex and Nyxly. Hubris is the ultimate mask of fear and with humanity powered up, only Lex and Nyxly are taken back to the Phantom Zone!
  3. William's Funeral: Everyone attends Willaims funeral, even the Legion. The President has called J'onn to form a new DEO that J'onn and team will re-imagine as they see fit. The Legion heads back to the future but Winn will return for Kelly and Alex's wedding. Brainy is prepared to return to the future with Mon-El as well.

In the finale wrap up moments, which actually last about 2/3s of the episode, Kara sees that her inspiration has taken hold and even a cat stuck in a tree no longer requires her intervention. Cat Grant calls to let Kara know she has bought Catco back from Andrea. She want's Kara to be the Editor-in-Chief of the paper. They will only report on the things that need to be reported. Not fluff like Andrea did. Kara shares the news and her crossroads with Alex on a final couch scene.

The Wedding of Danvers and Olsen:

  1. Before the Wedding: J'onn performs decorations in the sky, Alex reveals herself to her mom and Kara and Esme arrive for hugs! James gets to see Kelly and he shares how proud he is of Kelly.
  2. Brainy Returns: Brainy throws caution to the wind and returns to our time to be with Nia. No longer wanting to be a hero in the 31st century, Brainy is here to stay. Winn and Kara sing the wedding procession song. A perfect time for Melissa and Jeremy to show off their pipes. J'onn performs the wedding and Kelly and Alex's bond is made official.
  3. The Originals: We next get a few scenes from the originals. Winn and J'onn share a moment where we find out that J'onn and M'Gann will have a son! James takes a present from Esme and gives her a camera to pass on the tradition. James, Winn and Kara reminisce about season one. The secret office they hid in from Cat Grant.
  4. Ms. Grant: Kara gets a call from Cat at the wedding. She reveals that she knows "Kira" is Supergirl. Cat makes the suggestion that what she can do as Kara and what she can do as Supergirl don't have to be separate. Kara then makes the choice that she could take the Editor-in-Chief job but as Kara Zor-El. Without a secret identity, she won't have to make excuses to rush off and save people. Still not totally convinced, Lena encourages Kara to make the jump and take off her glasses. As Kelly and Alex leave for their honeymoon, Kara takes off her glasses for the last time.

We are treated to the season six cast all enjoying another game night seemingly after Kelly and Alex's honeymoon, the final scene, that of Cat Grant interviewing Kara aka Supergirl to the world!

Let us know what you think in the comments below and in our forum! Keep us advertisement free and visit the support page! El May Arah.

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Eric is the primary author for Supergirl.tv. He has been covering the Supergirl show since 2014, but been a fan for decades. "Hope, Help, and Compassion for All, El May Arah!"

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#85 RE: Supergirl Series Finale RecapStewart Tick 2021-11-27 14:46
Quoting superbill:

It's nice to hear that you will continue your stories. In addition to other news on the site, it's one more reason to keep checking in.


Here you go, superbill!

Here's the second part of my "New Adventures of Supergirl" series! It's called "Danger At the Intracoastal Bridge".
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#84 RE: Supergirl Series Finale Recapdaryl772003 2021-11-25 20:31
Quoting comic fan:
Quoting daryl772003:

this is good news because honestly i got pretty upset when i thought the crossover wouldn't address major characters like supergirl not being there


It was addressed and I'm glad it was..Alex appeared in two scenes in Part II of Armageddon(she's is supposed to have a larger role in the next two episodes).One at the beginning of the episode and one at the end where she is helping Team Flash from the DEO trying to get more info about Despero.At the end of the episode,she tells team Flash that this is earth's first contact with Despero's species.Alex also reveals that Kara and J'onn are currently off-world so they can't lend a hand with this potential alien threat.


i remember very specifically back in season one episode one they had a picture of despero on the deo computer. it was literally a blink and you miss it moment but at the very least earth has had contact with despero before
#83 RE: Supergirl Series Finale Recapcomic fan 2021-11-25 16:40
Quoting daryl772003:

this is good news because honestly i got pretty upset when i thought the crossover wouldn't address major characters like supergirl not being there


It was addressed and I'm glad it was..Alex appeared in two scenes in Part II of Armageddon(she's is supposed to have a larger role in the next two episodes).One at the beginning of the episode and one at the end where she is helping Team Flash from the DEO trying to get more info about Despero.At the end of the episode,she tells team Flash that this is earth's first contact with Despero's species.Alex also reveals that Kara and J'onn are currently off-world so they can't lend a hand with this potential alien threat.
#82 RE: Supergirl Series Finale Recapdaryl772003 2021-11-24 15:19
Quoting comic fan:
TV Line has a update that Supergirl's absence will be addressed in Armageddon in tonight's episode.Grant wasn't in the scene which is why he thought it wasn't.

https://tvline.com/2021/11/23/chicago-pd-spoilers-atwater-yellowstone-beth-jamie/#comment-list-wrapper

Scoop update!: Though Inside Line last week quoted Grant Gustin as saying that it will not be established why Supergirl and/or Superman aren’t recruited to help with “Armageddon,” Kara’s whereabout’s, at least, are in fact revealed in Part 2 (during a scene that Gustin himself was not in).


this is good news because honestly i got pretty upset when i thought the crossover wouldn't address major characters like supergirl not being there
#81 RE: Supergirl Series Finale Recapcomic fan 2021-11-23 06:57
TV Line has a update that Supergirl's absence will be addressed in Armageddon in tonight's episode.Grant wasn't in the scene which is why he thought it wasn't.

https://tvline.com/2021/11/23/chicago-pd-spoilers-atwater-yellowstone-beth-jamie/#comment-list-wrapper

Scoop update!: Though Inside Line last week quoted Grant Gustin as saying that it will not be established why Supergirl and/or Superman aren’t recruited to help with “Armageddon,” Kara’s whereabout’s, at least, are in fact revealed in Part 2 (during a scene that Gustin himself was not in).
#80 RE: Supergirl Series Finale RecapKET1 2021-11-23 02:16
Quoting daryl772003:
Quoting KET1:
Quoting daryl772003:

if they wanted us to believe editor in chief was her dream job they should have had kara say it.



LOL...not how that works. A dream job is something one only dreams of, and is not a vocal pursuit. Recall that Kara only got her job as a personal assistant at Catco so she could HOPEFULLY make a name for herself some day. She had no idea at the time of where that would take her...and Vartox told Kara that in the very first episode. :)

KET


this show is not known for its subtle writing. if it was her dream job we would have known it


Heh heh...no, the show has always been a subversive take on the superhero genre. At the beginning, Kara didn't even have a reporter's job, so the very idea of ever becoming EIC at Catco was a pipe dream.

KET
+1 #79 RE: Supergirl Series Finale Recapsuperbill 2021-11-20 17:25
Quoting Stewart Tick:


It's nice to hear that you will continue your stories. In addition to other news on the site, it's one more reason to keep checking in.

Here you go, superbill!
As promised, I just finished the first of the new chapters in my fan-fiction series, the Adventures of Supergirl, which picks up where the TV series left off! It's called "The Menace of the Runaway Missile". It's kind of light on action sequences and heavy on character development, because I really needed to establish the "new dynamic" first.

Here's the link to it on my Facebook page.
Hope you like it!

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Hey all, in case anyone thinks writing these stories are easy, I can tell you based on 40+ years as a tech writer that they never are, even if you are working from a template. There are a lot of moving parts to track. Stewart does a great job and obviously enjoys doing it. He also often mixes in some interesting scientific facts, so the stories are both fun and educational!
#78 RE: Supergirl Series Finale RecapStewart Tick 2021-11-20 13:33
It's nice to hear that you will continue your stories. In addition to other news on the site, it's one more reason to keep checking in.

Here you go, superbill!
As promised, I just finished the first of the new chapters in my fan-fiction series, the Adventures of Supergirl, which picks up where the TV series left off! It's called "The Menace of the Runaway Missile". It's kind of light on action sequences and heavy on character development, because I really needed to establish the "new dynamic" first.

Here's the link to it on my Facebook page.
Hope you like it!

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=2525711870893497&set=a.114468392017869
+2 #77 Wow!Explorergal 2021-11-20 05:26
The final episode was a gem. I would never have thought of Kara revealing herself to the world. It was always so drilled in starting with Superman, that breach of identity could jeopardize family and friends. Hopefully the Super Friends will be around to help. I love Alex’s end story. Glad she found a true love and a daughter she so craved.

But the best ever was Cat Fricking Grant’s return. Thank you Calista, you were so missed. This made that ep harken back to Season’s 1 and 2 which were just so good. The interplay between Kara and Cat was always so wonderful. I think the show suffered without it despite so many (maybe too many) other characters added. It really was a flood of warmth to my heart to see them together again.

I will miss Supergirl for sure. Melissa did a marvelous job in this part. I think in some ways, she took that strength and hope of Supergirl into her own life. So much growth in such a short time. I’m bummed that she will not be in the upcoming Supergirl movie but I know she will have many more opportunities in life.

Thanks for 6 awesome years cast and crew! And thanks Eric and Supergirl.tv for this wonderful forum!
+1 #76 RE: Supergirl Series Finale RecapRichard 2021-11-16 11:15
Given that Supergirl is only 'semi-retired' and - as noted by many others here - will still be needed for more serious things from time to time, a few people have commented recently about where Kara is going to hide her Supergirl uniform now that she won't be wearing her glasses anymore. There have been some very good suggestions put forward so far, but no one seems to have thought about the most obvious place; her wrist watch.
She always wears it whenever she's out of her apartment, and wrist watches are so common-place and innocuous that I can't imagine anyone guessing that that's where she hides it.
Whatever she decides on, she probably won't have any problems sharing this inside secret with her fellow co-workers at CatCo, even if it's something that she keeps from everyone else.


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