‘Supergirl’ finale review: What’s in that pod? Plus, Kara’s step up and a season 2 tease
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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April 20, 2016 @ 12:13 am
Okay, she used so much heat vision she literally burned out Non’s eyes. The last time she did something like that, at the end of episode 6, she burned out her powers and almost didn’t get them back again. Why didn’t that happen this time? And is Non still alive and being held by the DEO or did Kara actually kill him?
And she can’t fly without air because she can’t “generate thrust”? She doesn’t fly by flapping her arms (does she?) She’s not a jet engine (is she?) This part makes her promotion at the end almost believable. She’s hard working, dependable, dedicated, etc. Sorry but in my universe that doesn’t get you a promotion, even though it should. Instead, it means you get to keep your job.
Personally, I’m disappointed they decided to go ahead and pair her up with James. I wanted him to have no memory of the kiss and for Winn to still have a shot with her. Oh, well, maybe he’ll have a chance with Cat’s new assistant, whoever she turns out to be.
As for what’s in the pod, as NC76 noted, if we go according to the comics, Supergirl had a cat named Streaky so he could be in the pod, even though he wasn’t from Krypton. It could also be Krypto the superdog or Beppo the supermonkey, both of whom were from Krypton. There was also something called “Virus X” in the comics and the pod could contain it, possibly launched into space to get rid of it. (If you can send criminals into space, you can send diseases.) There was a robot teacher from Krypton in the comics who determined whether Superboy was fit to be a hero. It could be in the pod, waiting to pass similar judgment on Supergirl. There also could be something completely out of left field like Kara’s mom, who somehow escaped Krypton’s destruction. But my money is on Streaky, at least for now.
April 19, 2016 @ 5:29 pm
Superboy??? Finished watching it and that would be nice or maybe even an alternate universe/earth version of Superman or Supergirl. SCREEEWWWWW CLIFFHANGERS!!!!
April 19, 2016 @ 11:44 am
Streaky perhaps? Supergirl does have a super cat that has appeared with her in some of the comics
April 19, 2016 @ 1:06 am