In Review: Supergirl (S6 -Eps 19 & 20) The Last Gauntlet & Kara

Supergirl and the super friends take drastic action after a loved one is kidnapped by Nyxly and Lex

Synopsis: In The Last Gauntlet & Kara. Supergirl and the super friends take drastic action after a loved one is kidnapped by Nyxly and Lex; an unlikely ally steps in to help the team.


The Story

These last two episodes of Supergirl wrap up all the storylines and do it all a bit too fast for my liking. Picking up from last week. Lex and Nyxly have kidnapped little Esme who is essentially the Love Totem. Lex and Nyxly reach out to the Superfriends and offer a trade. Esme for the rest of the totems. But not being known for patience Lex seeks to remove the Love totem from Esme regardless of the consequences, which is not what Nyxly wants as she is dead against harming innocent little girls.

In response to this Supergirl and her friends hatch a plan to get Esme back, but plans have to change when Supergirl lets Alex take their Totems and go ahead with the exchange. In order to protect Alex and Kelly and get Esme back. Brainiac hatches a plan that requires Supergirl to use a military satellite and the Earth’s sun in order to supercharge her superpowers. Essentially fight power with power. However, when she sees and hears the Earth’s response to her stealing the power of their sun Supergirl has a change of heart.

Obviously, this means that the Superfriends must find a new way to defeat Nyxly and Lex.


The Acting

As far as actors go. These final two episodes see a return for many of the show’s favorite characters of seasons past. Calista Flockhart makes a return as Cat Grant and finally gets that interview with Supergirl that she always wanted. We also get a return for Jeremy Jordan as Winn, Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, and Chris Wood as Mon-El.

Joining Nyxly and Lex for their farewell was Brenda Strong as Lex’s disapproving mother Lillian Luthor.



The Last Gauntlet & Kara successfully wrap this series up with a somewhat corny and sappy ending. The fight between Supergirl and the villains gets easily wrapped up in the first 15 minutes of the second episode, which leaves that episode with 35 or so minutes for the writers to put Kara through an emotional gauntlet. You see in order to defeat Lex and Nyxly Supergirl made a speech that invited the people of Central City to be brave and be their authentic selves. Ultimately, the result is that Lex and Nyxly’s own hubris is ultimately what beats them.

However. The writers not missing a trick make the last 30 minutes or so of the episode about Kara Danvers struggle with her own authentic self. And they do this against the backdrop of Alex and Kelly’s wedding.

Overall. I found the last 30 minutes or so kind of sappy and corny but did enjoy seeing a lot of the older characters return. But as far as season finales go. It felt a lot longer than 45 minutes.

Supergirl (S6 -Eps 19 & 20) The Last Gauntlet & Kara
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Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
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