Melissa Benoist as Supergirl. Photos courtesy of Warner Media

‘Supergirl’ finale brings a close to show’s six year run

The CW's hit super-show bids it's final farewell with a two-hour finale tonight, bringing a bittersweet end to the Girl of Steels heroics on the network.

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In the show 12-year-old Kara Zor-El escapes the doomed planet Krypton to find protection on Earth with the Danver family, where she grows up to become one of the planet’s greatest protectors, Supergirl.

“Supergirl” initially premiered on CBS July 8, 2015 and, after making the move to The CW, joined in the fight for the multiverse. Now, six years after saving a plane over the skies of National City, Kara’s journey is coming to an epic two hour conclusion.

“I don’t think it’s really set in,” Benoist said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “I definitely felt a different kind of closure when we wrapped on set, very bittersweet. I felt all the emotions you could feel in the last two weeks of shooting that show. But I think once the final episode airs, and I know that I really don’t have to go back up to Vancouver to shoot, that’s when it’ll probably set in.”

Benoist has stated that she loved putting on the cape and respected the responsibility behind the crest. She understood how inspirational these characters can be and is not opposed to flying in the red and blue again on “Superman and Lois.”

“I am not opposed to putting on the suit again and I know there probably will be opportunities to,” Benoist said. “It would have to feel right for the character and I know they would probably do it justice. I love playing with Grant Gustin. I love Tyler Hoechlin and Bitsie Tulloch on ‘Superman & Lois.’ So no, I’m not opposed to it.”

The first of the two episodes is titled “The Last Gauntlet,” and is scheduled to air on The CW on Tuesday, Nov 9 at 8 pm ET.

In the penultimate buildup to the season finale, Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and her fellow superheroes of National City, take drastic action after a loved one is kidnapped by Nyxly (Peta Sergeant) and Lex (Jon Cryer). An unlikely ally steps in to help the team.

The episode was directed by Glen Winter with story by J. Holtham and teleplay by Derek Simon and Jay Faerber.

The final episode is titled “Kara” and is scheduled to air at 9 pm ET.

In the epic series finale, Supergirl is joined by familiar faces from the past to help her stop Lex and Nyxly for good. Meanwhile, Alex (Chyler Leigh) and Kelly (Azie Tesfai) prepare to walk down the aisle. Mehcad Brooks, Jeremy Jordan and Chris Wood return for the series finale.

The episode was directed by Jesse Warn with story by Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller and teleplay by Rob Wright and Derek Simon.

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