It’s been a fun ride, “Supergirl” fans. Yet, all things must end, and that is precisely what happened tonight with a season finale showdown between Kara Zor-El, J’onn J’onzz, Indigo, and Non. It was the super battle of the ages, and we could see that the show really went hard to make this conclusion an exciting one.
Of course, there really was not a whole lot of tension in regards to who won here; how could it not be the heroes? What was more interesting to us was seeing some of what happened in the aftermath of the battle, since this was when Kara finally got a chance to rejoin normal life. After doing a farewell tour thinking that all humanity was about to end, Cat Grant rewarded her with a promotion. Meanwhile, she and Alex vowed to find their father, and we also saw her and James seemingly get together once more. This was as straightforward a finale as you’re going to get. There were not any major sideplots, and we just went from one key part of the story to the next.
What the show did that we admired most of all was setting up a season 2 mystery with that pod, and whose identity lies within it. There are plenty of possibilities here, but this worked because it came as an add-on to the episode, rather than a “Walking Dead” cliffhanger that was utterly useless and cheapened what came before it. We have a little bit of something to look forward to, which we’re sure will be addressed if it comes back.
While at times a little cheesy, “Supergirl” stayed true to its roots in this episode overall. It was predictable, but also fun, lighthearted, and hopeful. We cannot complain about that since we wish there was more like it on TV sometimes. Grade: B+.
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