The synopses for this month’s The Flash and Supergirl season finales have now been released. This year has held some pretty big journeys for Kara Danvers and Barry Allen. While Kara has been starting a journalism career and falling in love with Mon-El, Barry has had to cope with the fallout from Flashpoint and lived with knowing that Iris will die in front of him if he can’t figure out who Savitar is. As their respective seasons draw closer to an end, Kara must now face the potential mother-in-law from hell and Barry is about to have a showdown with himself for the woman he loves.
Now things are building to a head for both of them. The date of Iris’ murder draws nearer and nearer for Barry, while Rhea and Cadmus are both closing in on Kara – not to mention, the upcoming arrival of Zod. While she is surrounded, he is running out of time. Either way, both are fighting to protect the person they love.
And now the synopses of both shows’ season finale episodes have been released by The CW. Both of course promise epic showdowns. But what is missing from these synopses might be just as important as what they reveal. First there is Supergirl:
“SUPERGIRL FIGHTS FOR HER CITY; SUPERMAN RETURNS — Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) challenges Rhea (guest star Teri Hatcher) to battle to save National City. Meanwhile, Superman (guest star Tyler Hoechlin) returns and Cat Grant (guest star Calista Flockhart) offers Supergirl some sage advice. Glen Winter directed the episode with story by Andrew Kreisberg & Jessica Queller and teleplay by Robert Rovner & Caitlin Parrish.”
The Supergirl finale synopsis seems to confirm that Rhea will be Kara’s main problem to be dealt with. While there is clearly a lot happening in this final season 2 episode, it is worth considering the lack of any mention of Cadmus – or Zod. It is unlikely that a character as known and popular as Zod will show up and not be a part of the main action. And there is also the Supergirl season 3 villain, who will be introduced in this episode. Whether they are Zod, or someone else entirely, remains to be seen.
Here is the synopsis for The Flash season 3 finale (which airs one night after Supergirl season 2 wraps up):
SEASON FINALE – With nothing left to lose, Barry (Grant Gustin) takes on Savitar in an epic conclusion to season three. David McWhirter directed the episode written by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing (#323). Original airdate 5/23/2017.
The short synopsis does not mention a single other character, just the two incarnations of Barry. There is no reference to Killer Frost and what she is up to, or to anyone else on Team Flash. Since generally, the people he loves are the very thing Barry has to lose – and the synopsis says that he has nothing to lose – this could be an indication that Barry does not succeed in saving Iris.
Meanwhile, it sounds like Kara will have her hands full, with friends like Superman and Cat Grant showing up to help her out in their own ways. Certainly, advice from Cat is something that Kara has missed during her former mentor’s time away. And with so many enemies on the horizon, Supergirl will need all the help she can get.
Conversely, it sounds like Barry will be alone when he goes to fight Savitar. Everything Barry has succeeded at as The Flash has largely been due to the support and help he has behind him. And some of his biggest mistakes – like Flashpoint – have been the result of him going off on his own. It seems like Barry might be alone for this battle, and that would put him in more danger than we have ever seen before.
Supergirl continues Monday, May 8 with ‘City of Lost Children’ at 8pm. The Flash season 3 continues next Tuesday, May 9 with ‘Cause and Effect’ @8pm.
Source: The CW