Ah, Supergirl Season 1… it was much simpler. The attraction and feelings Kara had for James complicated by the arrival of Lucy Lane. What I wouldn’t give to go back to when Supergirl was on CBS.
If you’re like me, you didn’t appreciate the relationship that Kara and James shared during the series’ first season; we took it for granted, and thus when the show was transported to The CW, it crashed and burned. But let’s not forget (and not let the writers forget) that Kara and James had a budding relationship that was built on trust and healthy habits that are missing with her new beau.
In a world where cultural diversity is still extremely low in 2017, the CW Network is doing its part in terms of cultural inclusion. Specifically in their DC Comics programming.
The prime example that comes to mind when thinking of DCTV’s diversity is the racial switch of Iris West, love interest of Barry Allen on The Flash. This was praised by critics and fans alike. Another involves Vixen, specifically Mari McCabe who is the first iteration of one of DC Comics first black super heroines, who has her own CW Seed animation series. As much as there is to be praised, there is also issues with the programming’s handle of POC characters, including whitewashing these characters.
After the Supergirl Season 2 finale, Supergirl Season 3 seems to be picking up right away, again, but this time Kara is in a much darker place than we’ve ever seen her.
The Supergirl Season 3 trailer shows Kara saying, “Kara Danvers was a mistake,” which brings us to question: how dark will the series go this season? It seems to be a habit for DCTV shows to emphasize the darkness that being a hero brings in the third season (as we saw with Oliver Queen, Laurel Lance, and Barry Allen), and if past indicators are any example, Supergirl may not be the best it has been this upcoming season. Though that remains to be seen.
Supergirl concluded its second season with a bang after an overall lackluster season, but with the twists and turns of the finale, what can we expect when Supergirl Season 3 airs this October?
Supergirl Season 3 will pick up with Kara heartbroken over losing Mon-El, while other characters’ fates hang in the balance. Will Maggie say yes to Alex, or will Alex realize she made a mistake by proposing so suddenly? Who will be running CatCo? Here’s what we hope to see.
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.