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Supergirl Season 1 Finale Discussion: Superboy is that you?


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Supergirl wrapped up its first season in an epic and emotional way. Although very straight-forward and slightly predictable with its storytelling, the season finale was pretty good and paved the way nicely for the potential season 2. So let’s discuss the Supergirl season 1 finale!

Spoilers follow.

So I guess if you can’t control the human race, the next best thing to do is kill us all. I really loved the way the mind control was broken. Like The Flash, there’s a strong emotional resonance with the show. Supergirl is a character who should be inspirational, who should believe in humanity so much that she can make them believe in themselves.

With the mind control over, it was time for Supergirl and Manhunter to take Non and Myriad down. I’m always down for some Martian Manhunter action, and he looks better with every episode. I’m still waiting for them to start to explore his powers more, and see him form into more things.

As usual the action in the Supergirl finale was amazing. It’s incredible to see what they can accomplish on TV now. Kreisberg hinted that this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Non. He isn’t dead, just maybe lobotomized or something.

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Then Supergirl makes her brave sacrifice. The world is still unsure of Supergirl after she went evil for a day, so showing them what she’s willing to do is definitely a good way of having everyone back on your side (anyone get any Batman v Superman déjà vu during this episode?).

The whole first season of Supergirl has been about Kara becoming more confident in herself and her place in the world. Going into season 2 I think we’ll see a much more confident Supergirl, especially now that the world trusts her again, and Jonn is back to being a free man again.

The only thing that still bothers me is their use of Superman on the show. From him conveniently being knocked out this episode, to their IM chats. Yes it’s only a small thing, but how long will they go with the IM chat route? Come on Clark, don’t be so lazy man! Obviously there is a lot of legal mumbo jumbo behind the scenes that prevent them showing Superman, but it is very ridiculous how useless Superman is in this universe.

But of the course the main point of discussion with the Supergirl season 1 finale was the arrival of a new Kryptonian pod. Who is in that pod (yes it’s the new who’s in the grave)? Everyone’s main theory is Superboy, which makes sense with the discussion of Cadmus this season.

Superboy is of course traditionally a clone made from Superman’s DNA and Lex Luthor’s DNA. He’s created in a lab and goes on to form his own identity as Connor Kent/Superboy.

Knowing the show if they do his character, they will change him to revolve around Supergirl more. So maybe have him be made from Supergirl’s DNA and Maxwell Lord’s or something like that. But it doesn’t make sense for him to turn up in a pod, considering he’s created in a lab, he isn’t from Krypton. Perhaps someone has orchestrated the whole thing to make it seem like he is from Krypton, but is secretly controlling him.

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Whilst this is the most likely theory, another theory I think would be cool, would be to introduce their version of Power Girl! Now that The Flash has crossed over with the show, the Multiverse has been firmly established. So why not continue to expand that and introduce another version of Kara, who for some reason ended up in the wrong universe. But this theory seems a lot more unrealistic, however I would love if they introduced Power Girl at some point in time. Hopefully this mystery doesn’t drag out and we find out as soon as season 2 starts.

Overall the Supergirl season 1 finale was fun and emotional, and showed us how far Kara has come since the beginning of the show. The show has not been renewed for season 2 yet, but it should come back. I mean they can’t leave us hanging with who’s in the pod! 

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  1. This is something I’ve been noticing around the past few months, not exactly with Supergirl but with this genre in general: fanboys are getting out of control. I think everything has been said about them in recent years, but what’s your opinion?

    Also thought this was a pretty good finale, even if both Myriad plans were taken down so easily by love power



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