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Supergirl Season Premiere Review – Rebirth (6×01)

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After almost a year, Supergirl returns to our screens for its sixth and final season. 

Since the action-filled premiere was technically supposed to be the Supergirl Season 5 finale, it packed all the punches expected from a finale including heartfelt talks, conclusions to story-arcs, a plan for the future, and a cliffhanger to hook audiences. 

Picking up right where things left off in May 2020, the Super Squad aimed to stop Gamemnae, save Brainy, and most importantly, stop Lex. 

The first two issues were quickly and seamlessly resolved within minutes of the episode, but the last issue required a bit more work on their part as Lex, now immortal, had big plans to become the Anti-monitor and “fix” the planets by obliterating the people that he hadn’t brainwashed into loving him.

This man’s god-complex was on full display during the episode, but it’s also what led to his ultimate demise. 

The one thing about a man like Lex Luthor is that he’s predictable. That predictability comes in handy when trying to take him down.

Lex’s weak spot has always been his obsession with the Kryptonian. Even in the moments where he was close to world domination, he couldn’t shy away from his desire to destroy Supergirl. 

This bought the Super Squad just the right amount of time to enact their almost flawless plan. M’gann and J’onn joined forces in a Martian ritual known as binding to stop all of Lex’s satellites that were orbiting Earth at the exact time. Meanwhile, Nia and Alex were tasked with retrieving Lex’s version of Kryptonite, Lena was tasked with helping Supergirl survive Lex’s wrath, and Brainy reprogrammed the code that stripped people of their free will and brainwashed them into becoming unwilling participants of Lexi’s fan-club. 

And though Lex succeeded in killing Supergirl, again, his blind spot for the Kryptonian meant that he was caught off guard when she was revived and the Super squad ambushed him. 

Supergirl Season Premiere Review Rebirth Season 6 Episode 1

Supergirl — “Rebirth” — Image Number: SPG601fg_111r — Pictured (L – R): Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor and Brenda Strong as Lillian Luthor– Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Ding-dong, she’s not dead after all! 

It’s about time that they took down Lex. John Cryer’s performance as the villain was impeccable, and I’ll forever hold his villain celebration to “We Are the Champions” near and dear to my heart, but his time in the spotlight was coming to an end. 

Of course, Lex wasn’t willing to go down without a fight. Right before he was zapped into becoming a mortal again, he pulled out one more trick from his party hat and imprisoned Supergirl to the Phantom Zone.

Despite not being able to kill Supergirl, in Lex’s deranged mind, this was just as much of a win as it poses a direct threat to her very existence. They’re both suffering in their respective prisons. 

Obviously, this means that a huge chunk of the season is going to revolve around rescuing Kara from the Phantom Zone, a task that would usually be easy if they had Kara’s coordinates. But since they have absolutely no idea where Lex sent her, it’s going to be pretty difficult.

Kara was prepared for a suicide mission, so on the bright side, at least she’s still alive. But if there was a plan in motion to save her, why was she so accepting of her ultimate demise? There has to be a deeper reason as to why she recorded her legacy at the Fortress.  

There are plenty of questions about Kara’s absence, particularly from William who was shocked to learn that she left town to “work on a story with Cat Grant” without saying goodbye.

And you’ve got to admit, it’s a bit suspicious when both Supergirl and Kara are missing from National City at the same time. Unless J’onn is going to transform into Supergirl to assure people that Supergirl is still around, I think William’s investigative skills will crack the case.

Supergirl’s identity getting into the wrong hands has proven dangerous before as it gives her enemies plenty of leverage. Just take a look at how Lex tried to use it against her.

Lena, who acknowledged that she finally understood why they kept it a secret from her for as long as they did, redeemed herself by mind-wiping Lex and Lillian of the truth.

But I don’t think it would be the worst thing if William knew. I’d also agree with her that it’s probably best to tell Kelly if she’s going to be involved with the Super Squad and in a relationship with Alex. 

Supergirl Season Premiere Review Rebirth Season 6 Episode 1

Supergirl — “Rebirth” — Image Number: SPG520B_0002r — Pictured (L – R): David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onzz, Melissa Benoist as Supergirl, and Jesse Rath as Brainiac-5 — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

With Supergirl temporarily unavailable, National City needs a hero and there’s no one better than Dreamer and Alex, even if I’m not fully digging all the eye makeup they’ve painted her with. Is that really necessary for her superhero transformation?

J’onn even gave her the superhero name, Sentinal, in a sweet and tender moment.

And that was just one of many adorable moments between the characters that underlined just how important nurturing relationships is in the series. 

We’ve rarely seen Brainy and Lena open up to each other, but they both needed to confide in each other about their decisions to betray their loved ones. They were both coming from a place of wanting to do good, but unfortunately, the outcome wasn’t what they intended. It’s wonderful that they were able to make amends and rehabilitate the relationships. 

Lena and Supergirl have once again established trust, and Alex is right — it’s nice to see them working as a team. 

Brainy also finally told Nia that helping Lex was his way of trying to protect her. The love between them is so pure, and I hope nothing ever comes between them again as long as they’re honest with each other. 

The Super Squad is powerful not because of their powers but because they know how to rely on each other; they have a special and unbreakable bond. 

While things for Kara/Supergirl may seem bleak at the moment, everything at CatCo seems to be on the up-and-up. 

Not only was Lex turned into a mortal, but he was also publicly outed and declared a villain thanks to William’s inside scoop from Eve Teschmacher. I hope our boy gets that Pulitzer!

And Andrea managed to save her company by letting her father take the hit for Obsidian’s failure (he had it coming), while she revamped CatCo into a “beacon of investigative journalism.” Hey, maybe she’s not so bad after all. It would be nice if the reporters could actually tackle real stories rather than focusing on clickbait. That’s the legacy CatCo deserves! 

Overall, the episode was both a fitting finale to wrap up the storylines of season 5 and a fitting premiere to get us hyped up for what’s the come. 

And if the series keeps it up, this could be one of Supergirl’s strongest seasons as all the characters have come into their own and will have a chance to shine as Kara is temporarily sidelined. 

What did you think of the Supergirl premiere? Do you think that’s the last we’ve seen of Lex? How will they save Kara from the Phantom Zone?

Sound off in the comments below!


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Supergirl Review – Love Totem and Romantic Proposal (6×17)

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Supergirl Review I Believe In A Thing Called Love Season 6 Episode 17

Love was in the air on Supergirl Season 6 Episode 17. 

The only saving grace for the episode was Lex Luthor’s return and Alex and Kelly’s engagement!

Supergirl may have suggested that Nyxly is the biggest threat they’ve faced to date, but I just don’t find that to be true. However, Nyxly with an assist from Lex and his ability to time travel? That’s a different story. 

Lex Luthor has never been a man who considered anyone else but himself, but his return to help Nyxyly is triggered by his love for her. Yes, Lex Luthor has puppy dog eyes for Nyxly. Or, as Otis put it, he’s “smitten.”

I couldn’t help but laugh at all the times Lex found himself uttering “I love you” as the present-day version of Nyxly pushed him away. 

Nyxly wasn’t interested in Lex’s help since she only saw him as an arrogant and manipulative man just like her father and brother, but Lex was determined to help her in any way he could in hopes of changing the future and saving her from her future demise. 

Lex eventually confirms that while Nyxly gets the AllStone and her revenge, it destroys her. 

Since he loves her, he decided to travel back in time to help her get it the right way. 

It’s honestly a different look for Lex, but it makes me slightly more invested in this Totem drama. 

And that’s even more true when the Love Totem is destroyed and Lex — who pulls Nyxly into the future in order to protect her from the Super Squad’s humanity spell — reveals that it’ll respawn in a new shell with the same energy. 

In the final moments, we see the Totem show up as a sort of tattoo on Esme’s back, which ups the stakes quite substantially. 

Esme is the cutest and sweetest little girl. She’s Alex and Kelly’s pride and joy, so naturally, they’ll do anything to protect her. 

However, two villains such as Lex and Nyxyly won’t think twice about destroying her. 

Love was in the air on Supergirl Season 6 Episode 17. 

Supergirl — “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” — Image Number: SPG617fg_0043r — Pictured (L-R): Azie Tesfai as Kelly Olsen and Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers — Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

It’s gearing up for a really intense battle. From the looks of it, the only way to bring down Luthor and Nyxly is to destroy them first. 

Will the series end with Lex Luthor’s demise?

If the Super Squad can figure out why Lex’s decision to forego grabbing the Love Totem was so irrational, they might get a leg up on them as well. 

The good thing is that Lex isn’t the only person with connections to the future. Brainy can also tap into the knowledge the Legion has, and this time, he’ll be kept in line by his team. 

I hope that all of this Nyxyly and Lex drama doesn’t keep Alex and Kelly from planning their perfect wedding. 

With just three episodes to go, Alex is getting everything she’s ever wanted out of life, and it’s really awesome to finally see it pan out after all these years. 

We’re going to a wedding!!

How sweet was it that Kelly and Alex both thought about proposing in the same way on the same day?

Their relationship is proof that there is something to fight for amongst all the chaos and darkness. They are the light. 

I wasn’t as invested in the whole Supergirl, J’onn, and Lena storyline, but I’m glad they all faced their fears and came out on top. 

Supergirl and Lena, specifically, had a lot to work through when it came to Lex’s return, but they pulled through for each other. 

Lena is finally free from his grasp; she no longer cares about what he thinks of her, and he no longer has a stronghold over her. 

Her character growth has really been exceptional these past few seasons. I’m glad she’s fully on board with the Super Squad, and it’s awesome to see her embracing her magic and giving it her all. 

Science and magic can co-exist, it seems. 

Andrea wanted William to get the scoop about Lex Luthor’s return, but he didn’t want to run the story without proof. 

When William didn’t pull through, Andrea decided to channel Arcata and sneak into the Luthor Mansion to get proof herself. Will she out his love for Nyxly to the world?

Meanwhile, William was meeting with Otis at the time, which honestly seems like a bad idea. 

William continues to be included in the episodes, and he has one foot in with the Super Squad, but it’s not entirely clear what the purpose of his character is. 

He gave Alex a speech about embracing love before it’s too late, but does that mean he’s going to tell Kara that he’s in love with her?

If he’s not going to be her love interest, what’s the point of keeping him so involved?

What did you think of the episode?


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Supergirl Review – Hope for Tomorrow (6×15)

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Supergirl Review Hope for Tomorrow Season 6 Episode 15

What happens when the world runs out of hope?

On Supergirl Season 6 Episode 15, Supergirl and the Super Friends aimed to stop Nyxly from getting her hands on the third totem — the Hope totem. 

Since Supergirl is the symbol for hope, the gauntlet should’ve been a no-brainer for her, and yet, it took her way too long to figure out what needed to be done. 

Eventually, it boiled down to stripping two countries of their missiles, which fell pretty flat as a storyline. 

Nyxly knew that she didn’t stand a chance at getting the Hope totem, so her plan was to gain leverage against Supergirl by kidnapping William Dey and forcing her to give them up. 

It was also a pretty weak plan, but that’s not all that surprising considering Nyxly is a pretty lame villain. 

Her motivation is getting revenge for a personal matter, whereas Supergirl has dealt with the likes of Lex Luthor, who want world domination. 

It doesn’t even come close. 

Supergirl was able to save William and preserve the totems at the same time. And her solution to put an end to Nyxly was to destroy the Hope totem by throwing it into the sun. 

This way, Nxyly would never be able to complete the AllStone and manipulate reality. 

What possible repercussions could the world face without hope? Could Supergirl potentially lose her powers if she is unable to inspire people?

While it wasn’t a terrible plan, the Super Squad probably should’ve had one to fall back on. 

Instead, the team has been less than super as of late. As Lena attempts to figure out her mother’s grimoire, Brainy’s calculations haven’t delivered anything promising. 

Supergirl was on her own with this one because the Super Squad wasn’t being all that super. 

In the final moments of the episode, Nyxly received a gift from a “secret admirer” that encouraged her not to give up hope. 

Once she activated the watch, she was suited up in her own protective armor. 

With talks of Nyxly teaming up with Lex Luthor, this could only be his doing. 

If that’s the case, this just got more interesting. 

Lex is the one enemy Supergirl hasn’t been able to thwart. And they always say, the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

With Nyxly’s blatant disregard for humanity, a super-suit, and Lex Luthor whispering in her ear, there’s no telling what she’ll do next. 

But at least it finally makes her a formidable foe. This is the kind of twist the final season has been missing. 

I’ll be honest that the search for the totems has been rather bland, much like William Dey’s personality. 

Why couldn’t they make him a more interesting character? 

I thought that he was supposed to be Supergirl’s potential love interest, but the man has no flavor, so I don’t even care to see that pan out. 

The real treat of the episode was Esme — what a bundle of cuteness. 

We finally got the see the moment where Alex Danvers’ dreams come true and she becomes a mother! 

Why couldn’t the whole episode focus on this?

The icing on the cake was Esme figuring out that Kara was Supergirl literally seconds after meeting her. I know she mimics powers, but Lena, William, and the lot should be embarrassed that it took them so long. 

They might not have superpowers, but they have eyes. Glasses and a ponytail do not make up a whole new person! 

Alex definitely pushed Esme a little too much on her first day. When she kept prompting her to “breathe” and keep going, I was waiting for the fallout. 

Alex has waited her whole life for this moment, so why couldn’t she be a little more patient?

There was no need to overwhelm the poor girl right from the jump. 

Meeting all these superheroes is a big deal in and of itself. Let Esme assimilate to her new life with a dreamy bedroom and access to a tower. 

That wasn’t even the biggest reason why Esme was thrown off. She was simply being cautious and suggested going back to the group home because abandonment is all she’s ever known. 

Thankfully, she has been adopted by two people who know more about alien powers than anyone else, who are also able to connect her with the experts. She’s in good hands, and she’ll never be alone again!

I also want a truth seeker as a pet. Can I pick one of those up at Petsmart?

There are only five episodes left until the series final. How do you think it all ends?

And will Supergirl and Lex Luthor face-off once again?

Sound off in the comments below with your hopes and wishes for the final few episodes. 


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Supergirl Review – Magical Thinking (6×14)

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Supergirl Review Magical Thinking Season 6 Episode 14

Is anyone else unimpressed with the Nyxly versus. Supergirl friends storyline?

Nyxly was compared to the likes of Lex Luthor due to her corruption and manipulation, but she doesn’t even come close to his level of villain status. 

With the series finale fast approaching, I expected the sixth and final season to be the best, but it just feels like a rehashing of storylines we’ve seen previously.

How many times has the fate of the world rested on Supergirl’s shoulders?

And each time, she has defeated the villain threatening the planet with the help of the Super friends. 

This time won’t be any different. 

As the search for the seven Totems continued, Nyxyly was able to get her hands on the Humanity Totem, which wreaked havoc on National City. 

The less compassionate the public was, the more compassionate Nxyly became. 

Supergirl and the rest of the squad figured that out when Lena’s spell backfired, and they used it to their advantage. 

The goal to overwhelm Nxyly with feelings was successful. When she couldn’t take it anymore, she returned to National City to return all the humanity that she had been infused with, and she handed over the Humanity Totem. 

The Super Squad leveled the playing field in a pretty efficient way, though, it didn’t come without its fair share of destruction. 

Supergirl Review Magical Thinking Season 6 Episode 14

Supergirl — “Magical Thinking” — Image Number: SPG614fg_0023r — Pictured (L-R): Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor and Nicole Maines as Dreamer — Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

It’s interesting that they would willingly put people at risk to defeat Nxyly. It was a dangerous plan regardless of how many of them were out there trying to keep the peace. 

Who will get their hands on the next Totem?

As Nxyly pursued another Totem in the Netherlands, the Super friends set their sights on the Dream Totem. Based on the name, it’ll likely tap in Dreamer for help. 

The fact that Lena can siphon the particles to track down one of the Totem’s using her mother’s spellbook has been an interesting twist. 

Lena testing her powers really pushes her character out of her comfort zone. 

When she was being calculated and methodical, she found that she wasn’t able to complete her mother’s spells. 

Only after a chat with William did she realize that she needed to let her intuition guide her. 

She’s a woman of science, but this newfound power forces her to tap into her inner most being. 

It allows us to see Lena at her most vulnerable, and honestly, at her best. The science was always incredible, but seeing her navigate magic is inspiring. 

The addition of William to the Super friends is also a fun little shakeup. Overall, I wish we had more time with the Super friends as an established unit in the city. 

Their lair, the tower, is such a better setting than the DEO. It’s almost like a corporate versus start-up vibe. 

They have no rules here, just their code of ethics that they abide by. 

Inviting William was a risky move since there’s so much they keep private. Kara and Nia must really trust him in order to allow him so much information. 

All they have is his word that he won’t leak anything that was said or done “off the record.”

Of course, William isn’t a novice, so he knows better than to burn his sources. He has integrity, something most journalists lack these days, including his boss Andrea. I’m glad he didn’t listen to her because he wouldn’t have gotten half the information or experience. 

And I’m glad he used his piece as leverage to finally get her off his back. I like Andrea, but the way she bosses her reporters around leaves something to be desired. 

William might not be a “friend,” per se, but he’s in on all the action, which is great for the information they want out there like the stuff about how they handled Nxyly.

However, it’s terrible for anything they may want private, including some of their identities. 

What if someone slipped up and called Dreamer by her real name?

Or what if he lets word of Lena’s magic slip.

Yes, J’onn could technically erase his memories, but what if he went to press with it before they were able to get it done?

It’s a shock that he didn’t pick up on the fact that Kara was Supergirl after seeing Alex working at the Tower and mentioning her sister.

She really doesn’t look that much different with her hair up!

What did you think of the episode? Are you enjoying the Nyxly storyline or would your rather see this storyline wrapped up ahead of the final episodes?

Share your thoughts in the comments below!


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