David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onzz, Melissa Benoist as Supergirl and Jesse Rath as Brainiac-5. Photo by Dean Buscher/The CW

Supergirl 6×01: Final season premiere review

The coronavirus pandemic makes Supergirl shine even better than ever in her final tenure at the CW Network. Supergirl has returned for one final fight. The Kryptonaian hero and her super friends are making it count by finishing season 5 cliffhangers.

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COVID-19 forced the Arrowverse to navigate murky waters with their production styles. “Superman and Lois” has taken a rather large hiatus due to the pandemic, causing a delay in production but a plus was given to the DC Comics fandom. The final season premiere of “Supergirl” aired earlier than planned to serve as a substitution for the Girl of Steel’s cousin and the super friends did not disappoint.

The season premiere, titled “Rebirth” respectively, was supposed to serve as the season 5 finale, but the pandemic forced it to serve as the season 6 premiere and it worked in the show’s favor.

It is not a secret that Jon Cryer’s version of Lex Luthor has completely captured the “Supergirl” fan communities hearts since his first appearance in the latter section of the show’s fourth season. Crisis on Infinite Earths took them over the moon with his performance of the megalomanic villain. Luthor is the villain we hate to love instead of the reversal.

Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor. Photo by Dean Buscher/The CW

Season 5 villain Gaememane still needed to be taken down and Brainy was in a desperate need of saving after the 19th episode of Season 5. But but the ultimate mission of the season 6 premier was stopping Lex from becoming the new Anti-Monitor.

This mission set forth a series of actions that saw the Girl of Steel and her team uniting as one to do what ever it takes to defeat Lex Luthor.

Overall, the episode felt like a proper Arrowverse season finale at its finest. “Rebirth” provided viewers with the perfect balance of action, touching moments while also delivering conclusions to storylines and a proper setup for the future of Team Superfriends and their adventures.

Since the CW’s Crisis on infinite Earths, DC Comics most beloved supervillain has been set on continuing with the Anti-Monitor’s plan of “fixing” universe and every planet that resides in it. Thanks to efforts of Lena Luthor and Obsidian, Lex was very close to achieving his goal.

Lex’s “I Heart Lexie” protocol intended to make the whole universe love and adore him and abide by his every rule. Everyone who opposed him would be destroyed. Typical Luthor move!

Lillian: And your sister. You can’t kill her either.
Lex: Why not? She killed me first.

Luthor’s god complex was given the spotlight in this episode. The villain has always had a knack for expressing bloodthirsty need for power, but his “Anti Monitor plan” took it to a whole new level. With ever million comes a weakness, Luthor is no exception and his weakness is obsession/dislike for Kryptonians.

Moving on to the good guys

Near the end of the last season, Kara mention how much she loved that Dreamer going blow for blow with any bad guy meant that Supergirl would have been able to take a night off. Nia has proven that she can take the wheel and, as viewers have seen, she has proved it in the past.

With Supergirl now trapped in the Phantom Zone, fans may see her handling of the superhero wheel some more. It is a sign of how much much Dreamer has grown both in costume and out of uniform. Nicole Maines ,as an actress, has shown growth as well. National City is in good hands.

David Harewood as Hank Henshaw/J’onn J’onzz and Sharon Leal as M’gann M’orzz. Photo by Dean Buscher/The CW

Of course Dreamer won’t be alone. The strength of this show’s cast is underestimated . From Maritan Manhunter’s “fatherly” present to Alex Danver’s “big sister” presence to even to cool assistance to Miss Martian, Team Superfirends proves that there is strength in numbers.

Despite the pandemic’s setback in Supergirl’s production schedule, having the season 5 finale turn into the season 6 premiere turnout to be a blessing disguise. It is truly nice to have the “Last Daughter of Krypton” back on the television screen for one final ride. Like most season premieres, it leaves more questions, excitement, and most importantly, fans wanting more.

Jahlil Rush

Jahlil Rush attends CUNY Baruch College in New York City. He is double majoring in journalism and digital communication while also double minoring in photography and film. The passion for journalism has always resided within him. He loves covering topics of all kinds, from politics to entertainment to even fashion and technology. When it comes to covering anything related to superheroes, video games and animation, he gets extra excited. One day he hopes to achieve his career Goal of becoming an ABC News National Correspondent and Photojournalist. Check out some of his work on Flickr and find him on Contently.

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