It’s suddenly dawned on us that Supergirl’s first season is actually coming to a close. Oh how the fun has flown by over these past 19 episodes where we fell in love with television’s first lead female superhero in the modern era. And oh how we’ve been inspired by Kara’s heroism, optimism, and strength.
But we have to admit that we’re a bit concerned right now as we head into hour 20 of what’s been a thrilling, emotional ride in Supergirl’s freshman run. When we last left things, the humans of National City – minute Cat Grant and Maxwell Lord — remained under the control of mind control ala the Myriad program, which was instigated by Non. As Supergirl, Cat, and Maxwell worked to find something to counteract the mind control effects, we saw as J’Onn J’Onzz and Alex Danvers rushed head-first into the chaos and each are in questionable positions following their run-in with Indigo.
So what happens next? We have so many questions about the season finale, titled “Better Angels,” including verification of life, a possible reveal, and questions of certain doom.
Here are five burning questions from tonight’s season finale of Supergirl:
1. Is J’Onn J’Onzz alive?
I had to be sure to word this the right way because in no way do I want to even question if J’Onn J’Onzz is actually dead. But that was my main, overwhelming concern following last week’s penultimate episode where Indigo impaled J’Onn with her super-tech claw and he collapsed right in front of us. It didn’t look good, guys. We just know that J’Onn can’t be dead – it was too brief and too easy. But that doesn’t mean that we wouldn’t like some confirmation.
2. Who is going to die?
This is the Berlanti-verse and we all know that that means a tragic death in a show – a superhero show’s – first season is to be expected at this point. And I’m not talking about the villain. With Arrow it was Tommy Merlyn. With The Flash it was Eddie Thawne. So who will it be for Supergirl? Now I don’t suspect it’ll be J’Onn, as that seems too easy and they wouldn’t let him go so soon, nor do I believe it to be Alex or Cat. But I’d wager it to be one of Kara’s friends, if we’re talking major character, as in James or Winn. Or heck even Lucy Lane is at risk.
3. How will Supergirl and co. be able to halt Myriad?
Well that’s the million dollar question, isn’t it? How will Supergirl stop the overwhelming threat that threatens her beloved National City? We know that Supergirl has devised a plan, thanks to the inspiration of Cat Grant, where they will project the symbol on her chest as a means to inspire hope within those mind-controlled citizens and hopefully overpower the fear and mind warp that has been done to them with Myriad. But will it work? Or will they have to find another way to save the citizens on the city, perhaps by destroying Myriad?
4. Will Cat Grant finally learn that Kara is Supergirl?
Now technically Cat Grant already figured out Supergirl’s identity – that is until Kara enlisted the help of her shape-shifting parental figure J’Onn J’Onzz to help convince Cat otherwise. Since then Cat hasn’t even thought twice about that. But with a season finale comes big shocks and reveals, and we can’t help but wonder if this is when Cat learns – for certain – that Kara is Supergirl. But also, how would she learn? Will she put the pieces together herself or will Kara come clean to her on her own?
5. Will we get a sort-of-happy ending?
Another Berlanti-verse attribute that doesn’t look good for Supergirl. On top of significant deaths in the season finale, things don’t tend to end well for the titular hero and the city they’ve vowed to protect. Whether it was Star City falling victim to a destructive earthquake during Arrow’s first season finale or a black hole opening above Central City that threatened to swallow the city whole on The Flash’s freshman finale, there’s always a massive cliffhanger that doesn’t make the summer hiatus any better. So what could that bad thing be? Perhaps Non gets in one final blow before he’s ultimately defeated by Supergirl? Or maybe Supergirl will face an even greater struggle? Remember Maxwell Lord’s bomb? Maybe someone sets that in motion? See at this point I’m not even expecting anything less than bad.
Supergirl’s season finale airs tonight at 8/7c on CBS.