Supergirl Season 2 wrapped up most of its loose ends as Queen Rhea of Daxam was defeated, but not how you’d expect. Meanwhile, someone gets engaged, while another couple is separated… forever.
On the final episode — Supergirl Season 2 Episode 22, “Nevertheless, She Persisted” — Supergirl takes on Rhea in single-hand combat, an ancient custom first provoked during the war between Krypton and Daxam. While battling, at L Corp, Lena and Lillian were joined by Winn to create the invention that rid the planet of Daxamites once and for all.
All is not well in National City. As we left off in the previous episode, Superman (under some sort of mind control) attacked Kara as she prepared to face-off with Rhea to save Earth from becoming “New Daxam.” What’s the Girl of Steel’s next move?
On Supergirl Season 2 Episode 22, “Nevertheless, She Persisted,” Rhea’s plans to create New Daxam are moving at full force as Superman distracts Kara with an epic duel between the two Kryptonians. Who will win? Clark, probably, but Kara will surely get some help to come out on top to stop Rhea.
In her first episode back, Cat Grant added to what ultimately become the series’ best installment yet, as Supergirl, President Marsden, and Rhea all went head-to-head in one valiant battle.
On Supergirl Season 2 Episode 21, “Resist,” Supergirl efforts to stop an alien invasion by the hostile invaders of Daxam were assisted by Cat (thank god!), the President, and Acting Director Danvers of the DEO, as J’onn was still recovering from his injury.
Rhea’s master plan is kicked into action with Lena’s help, while Mon-El grapples with feelings toward his mother and the betrayal she’s committed. Meanwhile, James is given a chance to be a hero outside of the Guardian suit; is it time for him to hang up the helmet for good?
On Supergirl Season 2 Episode 20, “City of Lost Children,” James steps outside of being Guardian to help a child whose mother attacked the city while being brainwashed by Rhea’s device. Yes, you heard that right. James finally got a storyline for himself.
After an almost completely rocky second season of Supergirl (which is flailing after the change in networks, budget cuts, and cast changes), there’s been little light at the end of the tunnel for the series to return to the masterpiece it was in Season 1. However, Lena Luthor’s appearances and involvement in the story have provided just enough of a net for the series to save itself from falling down the Mon-El shaped hole in the ground.
Listen, let me just start off by saying this: no, I am not a fan of Kara and Lena romantically, which has become a very popular ‘ship online, but I am a huge fan of their friendship. Lena Luthor has been interesting from her first appearance on Supergirl, and with her ties to her mother Lillian (and Cadmus by default) and her new partnership with Rhea, Mon-El’s father, she’s about to get a bigger part of the story. Perfect for her role as a series regular in Season 3.
Supergirl is finally returning to the show it was in Season 1. When Alex is kidnapped, Kara and Maggie have to find a way to work together to save her, even if their approaches are so drastically different. When the person they love most is in danger, it’s interesting to see where these ladies go first.
On Supergirl Season 2 Episode 19, “Alex,” Kara and Maggie begin the episode with a fight so drastic that it could’ve torn Alex between them, but her disappearance saves us from the unnecessary drama and pits these two against each other as they work together to save her life. It’s the perfect way to make these two come to terms with each other.
Boy, what has Supergirl been without Cat Grant / Calista Flockhart? The “Queen of all Media” has had a noticeable absence since her departure in Season 2 Episode 2, and while James has apparently done a great job at running CatCo (who knows, though, we haven’t seen much of him this season either…) it’s time for the Queen to take her throne back.
According to TV Line, Calista Flockhart (Cat Grant) will be back for the final two episodes of Season 2. Unfortunately, her return to Supergirl is probably just going to be a quick visit back to National City to check on her company and make sure her prodigy is doing an excellent job as a reporter. The disgrace she will feel once finding out Kara went off and blogged her own story though. Yikes.
Supergirl and Mon-El reunited on The Flash Season 3 Episode 17, “Duet,” where his kiss brought Kara out of the Music Meister’s musical coma. Their reunion came with a cost: Kara’s life was suddenly placed in the hands of alien bounty hunters, who wanted her dead for a reward. Who hired these hunters? Who wants Kara dead?
On Supergirl Season 2 Episode 17, “Distant Sun,” Kara’s life is given a bounty, and the culprit behind this is none other than her boyfriend’s mother: Rhea of Daxam. The Queen wants Kara dead so her son will return, willingly, to lead the life his parents want him to as the next King of Daxam to bring their people back together under new leadership.
With Mon-El’s true background revealed after his parents showed up on Earth, his relationship with Kara is on the rocks. While he’s set on staying with Kara, they’re willing to do anything to bring Mon-El back with them and make him the King of Daxam to reunite their people.
On Supergirl Season 2 Episode 17, “Distant Sun,” Kara is forced to defend herself when a bounty is put on her head. The question is, who put out the bounty? Was it Lillian Luthor trying to get the aliens of National City to take out Cadmus’ biggest threat for them? Or could it have been Mon-El’s parents, who see that she’s the main thing tying him to Earth and keeping him from returning to Daxam.