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The Quest for Peace Recap

You could argue that tonight's season finale of Supergirl was an episode four years in the making! Supergirl vs. Lex Luthor! Jon Cryer's version of Lex has proven to be a fan favorite and one that is potentially more dangerous than any other version of the character. His inherent magnetism combined with his ruthless nature lead to some incredibly shocking and frankly vicious moments! Of course, Lex wasn't the only one going all mad scientist, Brainy, having been recently rebooted by misguided Children of Liberty agents was certainly not acting like himself. If that wasn't enough, Ben Lockwood, having been out smarted and stripped of everything he loved was a man with nothing to lose. There was a lot to wrap up this season, here's how they did it:

  1. 24 Hours Earlier: Just as we saw in the sneak peek earlier today, we see a flashback to when Kara and Red Daughter went up against each other in the capital. When she returns to Lex, it is Lex who suggests that Red Daughter go after Eliza. Next, we see only 6 hours earlier where Lex and Eve are preparing Lex's new weapon. Lex is capturing people and putting them into holding cells. He then tests his weapon and kills a guard savagely. Finally, only an hour before, we see Lex meet with the President of the United States. The president is worried that he should be in a bunker but Lex assures him it's fine. After Red Daughter thinks Kara is dead, she flies off to meet with Lex. When she gets there she is horrified to find out that the invasion was already over. Lex declares he is happy to be an American and turns his new weapon on Red Daugther.
  2. Lex the Hero: Lex Luthor is named the new Secretary of Alien Affairs. He also donates a power grid to help power the damaged areas on the coast that the Kasnians hit. While at Catco, Brainy restores all of Kara's evidence against Lex that was wiped from Catco servers. He then nonchalantly says J'onn and Dreamer have been kidnapped. Lena and Kara freak out rightfully so but before they can really act, Lena is given an invitation to the White House where Lena, Lex and Lillian all arrive in the oval office. Meanwhile, J'onn and Dreamer team up with a few aliens on the other side of the trans-mat portal to create a diversion!
  3. Luthor Family Reunion: While in the Oval office, Lex gloats to his mother and sister how he won. He talks about how he is using aliens as a new power source. Additionally, he is using half the alien energy he has collected to fire a weapon at Argo to kill Superman! Lex's war with Kryptonians will be a complete genocide! Lillian attempts to passively stop Lex by putting poison in his tea but he doesn't drink it. He already knew she tried to poison him. He gives them a glass of champagne to celebrate the death of Superman. Just as Lex begins to celebrate, Kara's news article goes viral! The truth of Lex's actions are revealed.
  4. Shelly Island: Dreamer is able to reach the team and tell them where they are. A riot in the facility though stops her from saying more. James, Supergirl, Alex and Brainy head to the island to free the aliens and stop the power transfer to the new Claymore satellite that will wipe out Argo. Just then, Ben and his superpowered Children of Liberty arrive looking for a fight. Team Supergirl is able to defeat Ben and his Children of Liberty fairly fast but Lex arrives. As Lex flies off to get the satellite to fire on Argo, J'onn uses his powers to try and overload the power supply and save Argo.
  5. Lex vs Supergirl: Lex truly thought that Supergirl was dead. He is very angry to see she is sill alive. Lex is of course prepared for it though. He uses Kryptonite but Supergirl is also ready and uses her new suit. The odds are even! J'onn and Dreamers' actions to overload the system are so odd to Brainy that it reboots him again and he returns to his normal self. He confesses his love for Dreamer and the two are able to overload the system. Lex then begins to get the upper hand on Kara. As he goes for the kill stroke, Red Daughter, just freed from the alien power device, rushes to take the shot for Supergirl. As Red Daughter dies, her power is absorbed in Kara. With her new power, she easily defeats Lex. She tries to save him but he'd rather die. He did have a back-up plan though and used a portable trans-mat system to get him back to his prison cell lab. Lena is waiting for him there and takes his superpowers away and shoots him in the chest! Before Lex can die, he reveals who Kara Danvers really is and phrases it in a way that makes Lena feel like she has no one on Earth that isn't lying to her. Lena is left alone, her brother dead at her hand, and she is destroyed.

In the final moments of the episode, the President is removed from office via the 25th amendment. James is back to being human but is injured from his fight. Colonel Haley then goes on TV to thank Supergirl and restore her reputation. Alex and Kelly are walking the streets of a newly freed National City and Kelly confesses she is interested in Alex. Alex then kisses her and the two join Brainy and Nia, J'onn and Kara at J'onn's office. Lena walks in, pauses briefly then decides not to let on that she knows. Alex and Kara have a moment and Alex advises her to let Lena have the night and not tell her. We then cut to George Lockwood who is holding a press conference and he is calling for peace. Ben sees his son take an opposite position of his in prison. Eve is trying to escape town but is visited by an older woman who reveals that she is working with an organization called Leviathan! Eve has been a pawn in the organization and she was ordered to work and seek out Lex for their purposes. The woman claims that Lex was supposed to move the needle and he did.

Finally, The Monitor arrives on Earth. He frees J'onn's evil brother Ma'alefa'ak and tells him he needs to walk this path alone. Ma'alefa'ak is dead set on finding and likely killing J'onn. Second to last, Lena is sitting in her office, she slams her drink down on a picture of Alex and Kara cracking the glass. She is in a very bad place. In the final seconds, The Monitor arrives at Lex's dead body. His purpose is unknown but he begins to cast a spell of some kind when we cut to black! Season four complete!

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#85 RE: The Quest for Peace RecapKelly 2019-05-29 13:13
Quoting Brandtm2:
Quoting muckle9999:
Quoting superbill:
I had a thought as I watched episode 22 again this afternoon. Many of us have commented this season about the "depowering" of Supergirl, how quickly she has been immobilized in some fights, and the necessity for her to be saved by others. But instead of a writing issue, maybe this was by design. When Red Daughter died her power flowed back into Supergirl. Perhaps Supergirl had been weaker during this season because of the existence of Red Daughter, and is now restored to full strength.


That's a very interesting take on this season. I just can't grasp the idea of taking the star of the show and making her twinkle less by design. For 22 episodes I never heard Kara/Supergirl indicate that she didn't feel as strong or less whole as before. And if she did why keep it a secret from the audience. Was that by design as well.
When the Rooski's energy went into Supergirl it gave her a permanent boost of power that she never had before.


This is an interesting theory but the "depowering" of Supergirl began in season 2 not 4. For example in Season 2 "Survivor" Supergirl can't bust a vicious fight club and has to be rescued by Alex. Later that year the "Changing" episode was about Supergirl being drained of her power. In season 3 we had Reign nearly killing Supergirl and Supergirl again has to be rescued. I too find it hard to grasp the idea of "taking the star of the show and making her twinkle less". But it's been happening since season 2. I hope this last episode is a welcome change to make Supergirl twinkle more.

In the comics Reign DID beat the crap out of Supergirl, Supergirl never defeated her, Reign left for other worlds. So for me that episode was one of the best to take the comics and put it onto the series...
#84 RE: The Quest for Peace RecapBrandtm2 2019-05-25 06:15
Quoting muckle9999:
Quoting superbill:
I had a thought as I watched episode 22 again this afternoon. Many of us have commented this season about the "depowering" of Supergirl, how quickly she has been immobilized in some fights, and the necessity for her to be saved by others. But instead of a writing issue, maybe this was by design. When Red Daughter died her power flowed back into Supergirl. Perhaps Supergirl had been weaker during this season because of the existence of Red Daughter, and is now restored to full strength.


That's a very interesting take on this season. I just can't grasp the idea of taking the star of the show and making her twinkle less by design. For 22 episodes I never heard Kara/Supergirl indicate that she didn't feel as strong or less whole as before. And if she did why keep it a secret from the audience. Was that by design as well.
When the Rooski's energy went into Supergirl it gave her a permanent boost of power that she never had before.


This is an interesting theory but the "depowering" of Supergirl began in season 2 not 4. For example in Season 2 "Survivor" Supergirl can't bust a vicious fight club and has to be rescued by Alex. Later that year the "Changing" episode was about Supergirl being drained of her power. In season 3 we had Reign nearly killing Supergirl and Supergirl again has to be rescued. I too find it hard to grasp the idea of "taking the star of the show and making her twinkle less". But it's been happening since season 2. I hope this last episode is a welcome change to make Supergirl twinkle more.
+2 #83 RE: The Quest for Peace Recapjacksc01 2019-05-25 06:08
I agree with those who feel Lena will eventually forgive Kara, Alex, James, J'onn, Brainy for all not telling her the identity of SuperGirl. Hopefully she will remember what Kara said in Season 2, Episode 18, Ace Reporter: "I will always be your friend and I will always protect you, I promise." In my opinion, Kara has not broken that promise. She has always been a friend to Lena even when she was angry at the Kryptonite and Harun El that Lena kept (kept even though she knew both substances were capable of causing SuperGirl harm/death). Kara always protected Lena and she always remained her friend. So Kara has not broken her promise. Lena has lied to SuperGirl more time than can be counted and yet SuperGirl still protected her. If Lena really sits back and thinks - she will forgive Kara for not telling her she was SuperGirl. If Lena can't forgive Kara for something that Kara felt would put her (Lena) in danger - then maybe Lena's friendship is not worth having, which I would hate to think because I think their friendship is a good thing in the show. I really like the friendship team of Kara and Lena.
+1 #82 RE: The Quest for Peace Recapdaryl772003 2019-05-24 20:58
Quoting Kelly:
Quoting daryl772003:
Quoting Kelly:
Quoting daryl772003:


kara has killed too. she killed parasite in season two and she killed those white martians with the staff on mars.



Yes, in the open, people saw it, her life and others were in danger, all were armed, had she been able to capture and not kill (as she tried to do with even Lex) she would have, even tried to talk Parasite down...........etc....etc.....etc.... not nearly the same thing.... lol But ok, not really looking for a debate on it.


all i am saying is that they both have death on their hands. i can't even begin to understand why they have supergirl be seemingly so against killing when she has killed before.



Again, I will simply point to my post below ...


the show wants to have it both ways and they can't
+2 #81 RE: The Quest for Peace Recapmuckle9999 2019-05-24 20:02
Quoting superbill:
I had a thought as I watched episode 22 again this afternoon. Many of us have commented this season about the "depowering" of Supergirl, how quickly she has been immobilized in some fights, and the necessity for her to be saved by others. But instead of a writing issue, maybe this was by design. When Red Daughter died her power flowed back into Supergirl. Perhaps Supergirl had been weaker during this season because of the existence of Red Daughter, and is now restored to full strength.


That's a very interesting take on this season. I just can't grasp the idea of taking the star of the show and making her twinkle less by design. For 22 episodes I never heard Kara/Supergirl indicate that she didn't feel as strong or less whole as before. And if she did why keep it a secret from the audience. Was that by design as well.
When the Rooski's energy went into Supergirl it gave her a permanent boost of power that she never had before.
+1 #80 RE: The Quest for Peace RecapSuperkara77 2019-05-24 18:56
Quoting superbill:
I had a thought as I watched episode 22 again this afternoon. Many of us have commented this season about the "depowering" of Supergirl, how quickly she has been immobilized in some fights, and the necessity for her to be saved by others. But instead of a writing issue, maybe this was by design. When Red Daughter died her power flowed back into Supergirl. Perhaps Supergirl had been weaker during this season because of the existence of Red Daughter, and is now restored to full strength.


Now that you say it, it actually makes sense. She powered up after Red Daughter merged with her. It also makes sense why Kara could not use the book of destiny but Superman could during the crossover episode.

I also rewatched the part when Lex revealed Supergirl’s identity to Lena. His choice of words seem to suggest that he thinks Lena long suspected Kara to be Supergirl but chose to deny it because she believes that Kara wouldn’t hide such a big secret from her and do those things to her that Supergirl did in season 3. But when the evidence was laid in front of Lena, she can’t be in denial anymore.
+2 #79 RE: The Quest for Peace Recapsuperbill 2019-05-24 17:57
I had a thought as I watched episode 22 again this afternoon. Many of us have commented this season about the "depowering" of Supergirl, how quickly she has been immobilized in some fights, and the necessity for her to be saved by others. But instead of a writing issue, maybe this was by design. When Red Daughter died her power flowed back into Supergirl. Perhaps Supergirl had been weaker during this season because of the existence of Red Daughter, and is now restored to full strength.
+3 #78 RE: The Quest for Peace RecapBrandtm2 2019-05-24 09:45
Quoting Kelly:
As far as Lena not figuring out Kara was Supergirl. I think it is more that she thoroughly trusted Kara, maybe not Supergirl at times, but trusted Kara far more than anyone else in her life. So even if it had crossed her mind for a second, she would have immediatly countered it with .... "if Kara were Supergirl, I would certainly be in her confidence" and then put it out of her mind. I think that is where much of the hurt comes from. She is hurt, which can go far beyond anger. I think at this point, that is where she is at. She for the first time totally trusted 2 people in her life, Kara and James being the 2 main ones, and then she begins letting Kara's family into her heart.....and every single one of them did not trust her in return, that is devastating to anyone, and it all goes back to her Luther name, the one thing she has been trying to rise above her whole life.......And Lena is certainly not the first to not figure it out, there are many throughout the House of El comicdom that have never figured it out.


These are good points and I can understand why Lena is deeply hurt. Still I'm with those who wish to see Lena eventually get over it. If Lena has reason to feel hurt, Kara has reason to be very cautious about sharing her identity.
+5 #77 RE: The Quest for Peace RecapKelly 2019-05-24 08:00
As far as Lena not figuring out Kara was Supergirl. I think it is more that she thoroughly trusted Kara, maybe not Supergirl at times, but trusted Kara far more than anyone else in her life. So even if it had crossed her mind for a second, she would have immediatly countered it with .... "if Kara were Supergirl, I would certainly be in her confidence" and then put it out of her mind. I think that is where much of the hurt comes from. She is hurt, which can go far beyond anger. I think at this point, that is where she is at. She for the first time totally trusted 2 people in her life, Kara and James being the 2 main ones, and then she begins letting Kara's family into her heart.....and every single one of them did not trust her in return, that is devastating to anyone, and it all goes back to her Luther name, the one thing she has been trying to rise above her whole life.......And Lena is certainly not the first to not figure it out, there are many throughout the House of El comicdom that have never figured it out.
+1 #76 RE: The Quest for Peace RecapKelly 2019-05-24 06:16
Quoting daryl772003:
Quoting Kelly:
Quoting daryl772003:


kara has killed too. she killed parasite in season two and she killed those white martians with the staff on mars.



Yes, in the open, people saw it, her life and others were in danger, all were armed, had she been able to capture and not kill (as she tried to do with even Lex) she would have, even tried to talk Parasite down...........etc....etc.....etc.... not nearly the same thing.... lol But ok, not really looking for a debate on it.


all i am saying is that they both have death on their hands. i can't even begin to understand why they have supergirl be seemingly so against killing when she has killed before.



Again, I will simply point to my post below ...


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