With just a few more episodes to go until the Supergirl season finale, star Melissa Benoist teases how the season’s final villains will come into view. When Supergirl moved over from CBS to The CW, there were a lot of questions from fans about how the series’ tone or style may change, with a lower budget and the production moving from Los Angeles to Vancouver. As it turns out, the transition wound up being as seamless as possible, with very little noticeable cuts taking place and the series benefitting from the easier potential for crossovers with the other DC TV shows. But if there’s been one complaint that some fans have had about the new season, it’s that the show has felt sometimes unfocused or meandering at times.
That’s not necessarily a surprising complaint considering Supergirl‘s seasons are still the traditional 20+ episode minimum. In fact, one of the biggest mysteries of the season, that’s growing increasingly more obvious as time has gone on, is what or who exactly are the main villains of Supergirl season 2. Especially since Supergirl has introduced multiple new characters and bad guys already this season, only for Kara to seemingly vanquish them before they could have larger arcs of any kind.
However, with only a few more episodes to go until Supergirl airs its season finale next month, it looks as though any and all questions of who Kara is fighting against will be gone by the time the two-part conclusion begins. EW reports that with Teri Hatcher’s Rhea determined to come back to Earth and make Kara pay for what she did to her, and Cadmus still lingering around, the Maiden of Might will have her fair share of problems to juggle. Benoist goes on to tease:
“She’s going to have to figure out how to balance it all. There might be people she has to ally with and people who will be her clear enemies, so it’s a lot of juggling.”
Before she had even made her onscreen debut in the series, casting and character details had already pegged Hatcher’s Rhea as being the final big bad of the season – even before fans knew who she’d be playing. Already, she’s managed to make her presence in Kara’s world known though, and considering Hatcher’s pre-existing ties to the DC Comics canon, her eventual confrontation with Kara and her friends in the season finale should make for a fairly entertaining spectacle.
With Cadmus possibly returning to wreak havoc on Kara’s life once again as well, the Girl of Steel will need all the help she can get if she wants to finish the new season still on top. Luckily, she won’t be alone in her efforts, with all of her usual friends and allies still around and available to help her, in addition to Tyler Hoechlin’s Clark Kent/Superman and Calista Flockhart’s Cat Grant, both of whom will be returning to the series for the first time since the season premiere. So while many of the details surrounding the final conflict of the season have yet to come into full view, what is clear is that Supergirl is finally, quickly building towards one of its largest and most ambitious battles to date.
Supergirl returns Monday, April 24 with “Ace Reporter” at 8pm on The CW.