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Welcome back to the Maid of Steel podcast! It’s a bittersweet release, this episode, due to it being about the Supergirl Season 1 finale, but we were excited to chat about it and hope you’re eager to listen in. This episode is the main discussion of Supergirl Season 1 Episode 20 “Better Angels” which originally aired on April 18, 2016. Once again, we received so much feedback that we are releasing a second episode that is listener feedback-driven! A huge, huge thank you to all our new feedbackers, you totally stepped up to the challenge! I am floored and so honored.
Made of Hope
Ah, yes. Our big resolution. The culmination of a season’s worth of fighting the Kryptonians. While it might be anticlimactic when viewed through the season finale lens, I have to say that I’m actually a fan of seeing a resolution that didn’t result in a city being destroyed. The superhero films that have mesmerized our generation all seem to think that in order to stop evil they must destroy everything in their path. And recently I’ve said how much I dislike that approach.
When I put that into perspective, I realized that this story is basically the exact opposite of what we usually get. So maybe it was a little sappy, maybe it was a little lacking in legitimate science, but it’s even more unbelievable to me that an entire city would be destroyed by one or two men (I’m thinking Man of Steel, here).
Because Kara is made of hope, she immediately has a different approach than her super counterparts. Different than Superman, different than Batman, different than The Flash… and that, in the end, is why we watch this show, right? She does things her way. She’s had to face her Aunt Astra, her sister, her bizarro self, and finally her Uncle Non, who maybe never saved much love for her, but still is family. When it comes to family, everyone has a different perspective, but I can definitely see a piece of Kara believing that it is her responsibility to get through to Non, in spite of Astra’s death.
The fundamental difference between Clark (of Smallville) and Kara is Kara’s ability to see beyond appearances. Clark always had this inability to look past the hurt inflicted on him while someone was not in control of themselves, he held grudges forever and expected everyone to be perfect, but Kara doesn’t think for a moment that Winn and James should be held responsible for what they said and did under the influence of Myriad.
They dare not leave us without a cliffhanger! Just when our heroes thought they could bust open a bottle of champagne and toast to love and hope, a giant fireball comes streaking across the sky! Just because Non and Indigo are taken care of doesn’t mean National City just goes on its merry little way, I suppose. But it’s good, because this cliffhanger seems like it will unveil a great story for the second season in addition to giving fans plenty to speculate over in the meantime. Undoubtedly as casting news comes out throughout the summer we will start to form a clearer picture about who or what is in the ship.
The ship that looks exactly like Kara’s ship. If they hadn’t gone into the multi-verse discussion with The Flash, I almost wouldn’t even bring this up now… but it’s certainly possible, isn’t it? They’ve established the multi-verse on this show so it could be some trans-dimensional version of Kara, Clark, or, heck, even Alex at this point! She did fly in it to save Kara. There could be some timey-whimey things happening there. I can’t tell what I want most at this point. Another character, or another version of an existing character? Perhaps if it was Clark as a boy, it would solve the whole not-having-Superman-on-the-show thing. But… I do love it when actors get to play multiple versions of themselves on a show, so I’d also love it if it was Kara as a young child.
Let us know your theories! Send in feedback anytime throughout the summer (see feedback section below).
Cougar’s Comic Corner
Our Scarlet Cougar recommends…. Bombshells Vol 1: Enlisted!
From an all female creative team, this is an incredibly enjoyable reimagining of these heroes from the 1940s a-la “Agent Carter”.
As Word War II rages across Europe, the Allied forces issue a call to arms for the greatest heroines the world has ever known: THE BOMBSHELLS!
KATE KANE, the all-American Batwoman; DIANA OF THEMYSCIRA, warrior Princess of the Amazons; KARA STARIKOV and KORTNI DUGINOVNA, defenders of Mother Russia; and MERA, royal daughter of the legendary Atlantis! With aid from their allies at home and abroad, these mighty women will turn the tide of war and defend those inviolable rights of Truth, Justice and Freedom.
The comic based on the television series is now available! It is available via Amazon or Comixology and as of this blog post… there are 7 available. Karen and I intend to review the comic at some point during the summer. So read! And stay tuned!
Supergirl’s renewal is a “a sure thing”, according to basically every source. It’s just a matter of time before the announcement is made and everyone stops worrying their pretty little heads! Until then, we hope to see you around this summer as we fill in the gaps with some update episodes here and there.
In the meantime, check out this awesome video that a listener pointed out to us! It’s a compilation of the cast and crew’s favorite moments from season 1.
The season may have ended, but we know you’re still thinking about the show! Please continue to send in any thoughts, theories or reactions to the finale, or the season as a whole, and we would love to read or listen to them. Perhaps if we receive enough feedback… we’ll throw in yet another bonus episode!