Brainy and Nia, er, Brandon and Brenda’s adventures in 2009 continued on Supergirl Season 6 Episode 6. And they were quite eventful.
The episode kicked off with the duo breaking free from Naxim Tork.
Brainy was convinced he sent Tork and his alien zoo away for good, but when the meteor hit and things didn’t unveil as they were supposed to, they realized CJ Grant (known to us as Cat Grant) released Tork onto Midvale.
This one action messed up the time-space in significant ways.
Kenny was captured, Kara was forced to save him, and the police caught them exiting the alien ship red-handed.
And worst of all, Grant got the exclusive.
In other words, absolutely not ideal. With Kara’s powers exposed to the world, they threatened to change the future in ways they didn’t even know.
That’s when Nia came up with the solution to time travel again while they were already time traveling.
Honestly, time-traveling can get so confusing.
But essentially, they pulled a Harry Potter-esque move (think time turner) and went back in time four-and-a-half hours in order to prevent CJ Grant from unleashing Tork and getting the scoop.
If only Nia had figured out that her dreams with the cougar were about preventing Cat Grant from figuring out the truth, they could’ve avoided this mess.
But I’ll be the first to admit that it’s been quite interesting to see Nia interpret her dreams. They’re so vague, no one can even blame her for not knowing what they mean.
Once they traveled back in time, Nia was able to give CJ a signature Cat Grant pep-talk. She was even the reason that CJ permanently changed her name to Cat and quit the Daily Planet.
While the two-part episode was a fun adventure, I think the best thing about it was that we got Cat Grant’s origin story.
Every decent superhero has one!
It’s great to know that regardless of the name she was going by, Mrs. Grant has always been a solid journalist, a woman with a keen sense of fashion, and one heck of a motivational speaker.
Not to mention it was a fun way for the series to revisit the beloved character without bringing back Calista Flockhart. (God, I miss her!) Eliza Helm did a wonderful job filling Flockhart’s shoes!
Brainy and Nia encountered plenty of mishaps during their time travel — including young Kara hitching a ride back in time to help reverse the damage and secure herself a future — but they also managed to course-correct and realign space-time quite beautifully.
In the end, Kara and Kenny made the mature decision of pursuing their individual paths post-high school, which was perfect as it meant Kara would attend National City University and become Supergirl!
Does anyone wish that we would possibly meet Kenny in the present? Wouldn’t that be a cute reunion?
And most importantly, they got the piece of the meteor that will allow them to save Kara in the present day.
All the action of the episode almost made me forget that in our timeline, Kara/Supergirl is stuck in the Phantom Zone.
Fun shenanigans aside, this was still a rescue mission.
However, it was a nice reprieve from all the doomsday action currently happening in National City.
As always, young Alex and Kara Danvers nailed it. The episode was a reminder that the casting of their younger selves was always impeccable.
We also got a tender moment between Brainy and Nia as the two shared a sweet prom dance.
Supergirl has never been great at delivering solid, long-lasting couples, but these two are the real deal.
Things may have seemed dire there for a moment, but Brainy and Nia successfully accomplished all their missions before returning to reality.
It’s crazy to think that the mid-season finale is next week, but you can expect the episode to be action-packed and full of jaw-dropping cliffhangers.
The second half of the final season of Supergirl will then return on August 24! You can see The CW’s full summer schedule here!
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Supergirl Review – Hope for Tomorrow (6×15)
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.
Supergirl Review – Magical Thinking (6×14)
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.
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!
When Does the Series Finale of ‘Supergirl’ Air?
Supergirl will be taking her final flight soon.
After six incredible seasons warding off the bad guys and villains from National City (we’re looking at you, Lex Luthor), the series, based on the DC Comics, will air a 2-hour series finale, The CW announced.
The sixth season kicked off on March 30, 2021 with 20 total episodes.
The final run found Supergirl sent to the Phantom Zone, where she found her father and a fifth-dimensional imp named Nyxly, who followed her back to National City when Kara’s Super Friends came to save her.
Now, Nyxly has been causing chaos in town as she searches for the Allstone totems that will allow her to totally control reality.
It really puts Supergirl and her friends to the test as they fight for humanity and a world that they believe in.
So, when is the ultimate showdown set to happen?
The supersized 2-hour event will air Tuesday, November 9.
Will Supergirl defeat Nyxyly? Will any other notable villains come back to try their hand at world domination one last time?
Will Supergirl hang up her cape and assume a normal life possibly with William? After all, her father did encourage her to embrace being human sometimes, and she has been doubting herself as of late.
And will any other former cast members return for the fun? It would be awesome to see Mehcad Brooks reprise his role as Jimmy Olsen one last time.
Plus, we’ll always hope for another Calista Flockhart appearance as Cat Grant!
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