Famous faces return for empowering finale – Deadline

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It’s All Or Nothing For Melissa Benoist’s Kara Danvers And Her Super Friends In The CW’s Final Hours super girl.

Kick off with ‘The Last Gauntlet’ super girl picks up where the previous episode left off – with Esme (Mila Jones) in the possession of Lex (Jon Cryer) and Nyxly (Peta Sergeant). Held hostage in the hand, the criminals turned lovers propose Kara, Alex (Chyler Leigh) and the rest of the gang to exchange their totems for the child. This, of course, is before Lex and Nyxly realize that the Love Totem, preoccupied by Esme in the previous episode, is already looking for a new host.

J’onn (David Harewood), Kara, Alex and Kelly (Azie Tesfai) reflect on how they put their loved ones at risk – grieving the recent death of William Dey (Staz Nair). They all agree that they will continue to do whatever it takes to get Esme back – including harnessing the power of the sun. But more on that later.

At Lex, the villain’s mother, Lillian (Brenda Strong) warns Nyxly that her son is using her for his own personal gain, despite his declarations of love. Throughout the episode, the Love Totem’s petals begin to fall, signaling that the time for a new host is near. Lex takes out the totem, despite Nyxly’s wishes, who then falls into the latter’s hand. Nyxly then meets Alex and Kelly, and Dreamer (Nicole Maines) and Brainy (Jesse Rath) who have decided to seek support.

“You’re nothing but a dirty little man who lies and cheats and plays mind games to get what he wants. You’re like my father,” she tells him.

Just as Nyxly and the Super Friends meet to trade, the totems come together to form the All Stone. Lex appears and bombs the bridge with Nyxly, Esme and everyone involved in the trade, splitting the stone into several fragments. Meanwhile, in National City, Supergirl absorbs the power of the sun via a government satellite, at Brainy’s suggestion, to become nearly invincible to Lex and Nyxly’s powers. The solar power causes chaos in National City with residents asking why Supergirl is sending them into the darkness. Secretary Brown (Crystal Balint) arrives and threatens to launch an airstrike on Supergirl, who then urges Kara to stop the process.

She and J’onn reunite with the other Supes to kick Lex-Nyxly’s ass. There’s also Lena (Katie McGrath), who also uses her own supernatural abilities to fend off their enemies who fight each other. Lillian sacrifices herself for Lex, who is said to be the target of one of Nyxly’s All Stone explosions. Lex and Nyxly go head to head for National City, leading to the simply titled “Kara.”

There, the team realizes that Lex and Nyxly are draining citizens of hope, love and truth to make their totems stronger. Inspired by Orlando’s (Jhaleil Swaby) words of encouragement, Kara sent out words of encouragement through the Tower to help the people of Earth believe in themselves and their power. Due to the combined empowerment of the people, Lex and Nyxly are almost powerless. Nyxly summons alien monsters and Lex beckons his villains.

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Mon-El (Chris Wood) returns to the scene to literally save Supergirl from herself after Lex’s Dark Supergirl attempts to destroy the original. He’s just one of the familiar faces returning for the series’ grand finale, including Alex’s mother Eliza Danvers (Helen Slater). They are joined by the rejuvenated people of National City.

The Phantoms return at Lex’s request, but take Lex and Nyxly with them, chasing their fear. The two are taken to the Phantom Zone.

Now the final act of the finale moves fast with new chapters for the heroes. The government reinstates the DEO, a new journalism school is founded in William’s name, and Dreamer starts her own LGBTQ+ charity.

Alex and Kelly’s big day is finally upon us, but Kara doesn’t feel the excitement. People have learned not to rely on Supergirl and to use the power within themselves to be their own saviors. Kara gets a call from Cat Grant (Joan Juliet Buck) who says she’s bought back CatCo and will hire Kara as editor-in-chief. Kara isn’t so sure of her goal, though.

Wedding day has finally arrived for Kelly and Alex. Brainy dedicates himself to Nia and lets go of his commitment to the future. J’onn leads Alex down the aisle and leads the wedding. Nia catches the bouquet and Brainy says he is well aware of a future in which he will end up with her.


Kara, Winn (Jeremy Jordan) and Jimmy (Mehcad Brooks) reunite to reflect on their early days together and how they’ve grown. When Cat calls Kara, who says she isn’t feeling whole, she surprises her former writer, but reveals her knowledge of Supergirl’s real identity.

“Please, those glasses disguised you as well as Groucho Marx glasses, you should have just added those busy eyebrows and mustache,” Grant said.

Shocked by the news and inspired by Kat’s encouraging words, Kara appears to be authentically her full self, living a life unobscured by lead glasses.

The series ends with a touching and intimate segment, which looks like Supergirl is hanging out with her loved ones, but feels like the actors are reflecting on their time with the series.

“The past six years with all of you have been the greatest adventure I could have ever imagined,” she says. “Can’t wait for the next one.”

Finally, Cat Grant gets her exclusive scoop with a one-on-one interview with her very own “ace reporter” slash National City savior.

The Arrowverse series’ cast and additional talent responded to the series ender on social media. See their posts below.

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