One of the CW’s iconic DC superhero series is coming to an end. Supergirl and the Super Friends will have a final show down against both Lex Luth or the Imp Nyxly in a massive two-hour series finale which will wrap up a six-season series. The Illuminerdi had the chance to talk to Jon Cryer, Lex Luthor himself, at the 2021 Saturn Awards about the Supergirl finale and the evolution the heroine has gone through from the pilot to the finale.
Jon Cryer On Supergirl’s finale
In our interview Jon Cryer shared his excitement about sharing this finale with the fans:
“It’s interesting because Kara and Supergirl really come into their own at the end of this show. To start off where the character was in the first episode, which was such a great episode. This person, just incredibly unsure to get out in the world and end where she is, is I think going to be really satisfying for people. But it’s tough because it’s not really an end ever, she’s Supergirl! So, I always thought there’s a certain high wire act that the writers are going to have to walk and I think they did a great job. There’s a lot of really great fun stuff in the last two episodes.”
THE EVOLUTION OF KARA AND SUPERGIRL FROM PILOT TO FINAL SEASON
In the pilot Kara was Cat Grant’s assistant at Catco and was hiding her powers. The pilot was the first step in her journey as a hero when she revealed herself to the world to save a crashing plane that her sister, Alex, was a passenger on. Throughout the series, Kara has grown and developed as a character. She has fallen in love, experienced great loss and tragedy, went to other universes and planets, and was an integral part of a number of crossover events including the epic “Crisis On Infinite Earths.”
On a professional level Kara has gone from Cat Grant’s assistant to a Pulitzer prize winning journalist. She has grown into a leader amongst her own team of heroes, as well as a powerhouse superhero within the Arrowverse. Throughout Supergirl, Kara has struggled with her identity as Kara Danvers, Kara Zor-El, and Supergirl. Cryer’s answer that both Kara and Supergirl come into their own hints that she may finally resolve this struggle over fully embracing who she is.
Melissa Benoist herself has talked about that journey in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly explaining, “I would say the end goal is to really come to terms with her powers and who she is as an alien on the planet, and then who she is as a human and finding a way to embrace both of them at once.”
Supergirl has managed to defeat numerous villains and overcome many obstacles during the series, but the fact that the series finale will bring this inner struggle that Kara has been grappling with since the pilot to a close is beyond exciting. The finale will also see the return of a number of familiar faces with Mehcad Brooks, Jeremy Jordan, and Chris Wood reprising their roles as James Olsen, Winn Schott, and Mon-El respectively.
The Supergirl finale will not only feature an epic final show down, but Alex Danvers and Kelly Olsen’s wedding. Supergirl seems to be setting up a finale that is sure to celebrate the fans that have been on this journey with them for over half a decade when they close the curtain on Supergirl and the Super Friends’ stories.
However, Benoist also seems to agree with Cryer’s sentiment that the story never really ends. She recently told Entertainment Weekly that she is open to returning to as Supergirl in the future. Benoist herself references Grant Gustin of The Flash as well as Tyler Hoechlin and Bitsie Tulloch of Superman & Lois.
Are you excited for the Supergirl finale? Are you glad Kara’s arc of accepting herself wholly will finally be resolved? Are you looking forward to seeing Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor in the finale? Leave your thoughts in the comments below or on our social media and check back with The Illuminerdi for more CW, DC, and Supergirl news.