Alice Oscura, Featured Writer
Warning: Major spoilers ahead
Now that the Girl of Steel has gone into mid-season hiatus until the 24th of August it’s time to touch base with my fellow Supergirl fans. However, I’m not going to be using my previous format of breaking it down for you on an episodic basis. Instead, I give you five possible predictions for Supergirl’s final season in five super-powered punches.
Prediction #5: Zor-El is that You?
While Kara may be elated to suddenly discover that her long presumed dead father Zor-El (Jason Behr) is alive, the pieces don’t exactly line up in place for me. There is something under low sinister about his sudden appearance after Kara became trapped in the Phantom Zone. The show has already emphasised numerous times that Kara will undergo a significant change and experience some sort of emotional fallout from her time spent in the Phantom Zone, but it has also been hinted that she will soon face her greatest challenge. Will that be a villainous version of a father that she grew up with and loved so dearly? The added challenge would be that Zor-El will now possess all of the same powers as Kara does now that he is on a planet with a yellow sun.
Personally, I think that Zor-El is hiding something and it would be interesting to see how the Superfriends interact with him. Will they be as trusting as Kara, or will they sense that something is wrong? I definitely think that they are building up to something here, so we ought to keep a close eye on this Kryptonian!
Prediction #4: Fifth Dimensional Trouble with a Capital ‘N’
Kara thought that she made a new friend when she met a Fifth Dimensional imp named Nyxly (Peta Sergeant) in Episode 3: Phantom Menaces. She revealed herself to be a princess banished to the Phantom Zone by her father, Mad King Brpxz, for being an heir to the throne. It is made abundantly clear that Nyxly has one heck of a daddy complex from her traumatic past. So, when Kara offers her a way out of the Phantom Zone, she jumps at the chance. She deceptively tries to separate father from daughter only to have her plans literally shattered at the last minute when Kara destroys the mirrored portal that they were planning to use as a means of escape. It was assumed that Nyxly got killed when Fort Rozz exploded (see Episode 4: Lost Souls) but fans get a glimpse of the mischievous imp hitching a ride on the vessel that the Superfriends used to enter the Phantom Zone to save Kara. She made her true intentions known when she said that she thought about hitching a ride home so that she could take her revenge on her father, but didn’t mind making a little detour to Earth Prime just to have a little fun!
Nyxly seems to be a genuinely conflicted character and it remains unclear as to whether or not she will be the main villain for the latter part of the season. Her DC origin story has it that she was the wife of Mr. Mxyzptlk (remember when he wanted to marry Kara back in Season 2?). So, maybe there’s a chance that Mxyzptlk’s help might be required in order to fight Nyxly? Either hypothesis can work here, we just know that something significant is going to happen with Nyxly. Otherwise why make it a point for fans to see her escaping the Phantom Zone?
Prediction #3: Do We Need Another Hero?
James “Jimmy” Olsen’s sister Kelly Olsen (Azie Tesfai) is a character specifically created for the CW Supergirl series; in many other incarnations Jimmy Olsen is an only child. This would explain why since the character became a series regular in Season 5 the writers clearly have no idea what to do with her, and she is reduced to little more than window dressing in my humble opinion. However, when Jimmy left National City in order to move back to their hometown of Calvintown he entrusted her with the Guardian’s shield which we have only seen her use twice during Crisis on Infinite Earths. The subtle foreshadowing that she will become the new Guardian is just too little too late. Now that the series is officially wrapping up do we really need another hero?
While Kelly has been shown to step up and become the emotional support to the Superfriends in Kara’s brief absence the character is still not impressive enough, not even as Alex Danvers’ love interest. In Episode 7: Fear Knot, Kelly uses a piece of the rescue ship as a shield which definitely beefs up the Guardian theory a notch. I’m just saying if they are going to do it, then they’re just going to have to come out with guns blazing in Episode 8: Welcome Back, Kara. There’s no more time to be lost; if she’s the Guardian then just do it. Rip the band aid off and let’s get it over with!
Prediction #2: Dreamer to Unlock Full Power Potential
Nia Nal aka Dreamer (Nicole Maines) is a character that has made huge personal growth ever since her introduction to the series in Season 4. Apart from becoming the first transgender superhero on television, the character also had the personal struggle of inheriting a power for which she unfortunately is unable to receive guidance on due to her mother’s sudden death. However, with the constant support of the Superfriends, Dreamer’s power has grown by leaps and bounds. While she still struggles with dream interpretations, it is fair to say that her power potential can rival that of the Girl of Steel.
There is major speculation that Kara just might not survive the final season’s end and they are just priming Dreamer to take over as National City’s new heroine. One thing is for certain and that’s the fact that Dreamer has been getting an awful lot more screen time in Kara’s absence. And while Dreamer longs for and misses her mother Isabel’s guidance it can possibly build the foundation for a much more powerful and stronger character that can maybe even spark a spin-off series following some new adventures. My senses indicate that there will be a major shift involving either the character’s future or a power dynamic within the Superfriends.
Prediction #1 The Future for the Girl of Steel
Even though the series is ending it is clear that Supergirl has made her permanent mark in CW’s Arrowverse. But of course, most of the credit goes to actress Melissa Benoist who definitely gave it her all. While the writers may have failed the character, the essence of transcending hope even in times of crisis was always there.
The demise of Supergirl has been up in the air since Season 2 with rumors circulating that Kara would make the ultimate sacrifice in order to save the Multi-verse. However, it would seem that she was spared when Oliver Queen ended up dying in her and Barry’s place during Crisis last season. But as the end of the series approaches, the theory has popped up once again. Will we see the demise of Supergirl in its final season?
Another theory is that maybe Kara could still have a future with Mon-El (Chris Wood, Benoist’s husband in real life) and it would be the ideal way to write the character out of the Arrowverse but not completely. It would mean sending her literally to the 31st century to be with Mon-El. And yes, before you hardcore Supergirl fans come at me, technically I know that he is married. But it was for political reasons and Imra did offer him a divorce when she noticed that Mon-El possessed true feelings for Kara. What I am saying is the possibility exists folks and it would give Kara the ending that she truly deserves…one with a happy future.
Personally, I would prefer the second theory over the first but, I guess we will just have to wait and see when Supergirl returns in August.
Closing Thoughts on Alex, Lena, and the Martians
So, what do you guys think about these predictions? Of course, there are many, many more but these are the ones that stood out for me. Overall Season 6 definitely has a different momentum and feel to it, but I am still a bit unsatisfied and disappointed with the way that they insist on writing Alex Danvers (Chyler Leigh). At this point I find the character almost totally unredeemable.
I am also disappointed by the lack of progress in the relationship between J’onn (David Harewood) and M’gann (Sharon Leal) but there is still time to fix this. Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath) has all but redeemed herself in my book and the character is making great emotional progress now that she is an official member of the Superfriends.
If you Supergirl fans out there have any other theories please feel free to drop them in the contents. And you can find more Supergirl-related content below:
Dark Alice has an old soul and a curious mind. I believe that anyone can be a hero and that the good guys should always win! I dislike cruelty to animals and think that they have far superior qualities to humans. My motto is there is no future without the past. I also have a weird penchant for Paranormal TV shows even though the slightest sound makes me jump. I enjoy writing reviews and throwing in fun facts to pique the readers’ curiosity. My ultimate goal in life would be to become a published writer one day. Read More