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After spending several years in social services, Nicole has finally followed her lifelong dream of being a full-time writer. In addition to her work for The Hudsucker, Nicole is also a staff writer for Womanista. An avid comic book fan, BBQ aficionado, professional makeup artist and first-time mom, Nicole can be found exploring Kansas City rich history when she's not blogging about suburban life at Suburban Flamingo.

Fly Like a Girl: ‘Supergirl’ – Episode 22 ‘Nevertheless, She Persisted’

Supergirl is DC’s television adaptation of the comic book of the same name. It airs Monday nights at 8/7 Central on The CW. Our writer, Nicole Drum recaps the series each week updating you on the latest episode here in Fly Like a Girl.

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Last night was the second season finale for Supergirl and we get a resolution to the Daxam invasion storyline. But we also get a whole new mystery to chew on while we wait for season three. Ready to find out if National City truly becomes New Daxam? Read on for the recap of “Nevertheless, She Persisted.”

Last night’s episode picks up right where we left off. Supergirl is fighting Superman on the Daxamite warship. Why would Superman be fighting his cousin? It turns out that Rhea used Silver Kryptonite on him and it’s making him think Supergirl is Zod. The battle takes the pair off the ship and into National City with Supergirl trying to get through to her cousin the whole way. Supergirl finally manages to knock Superman out and end the fight. Then, there’s a dream sequence. Kara dreams she’s in bed with Mon-El and he asks about her necklace, the one her mother gave her just as she was leaving Krypton. When Kara wakes she’s in the Fortress of Solitude where she brought Alex and Superman before collapsing. Superman wakes up and is fine.

In National City, Lillian shows up at Lena’s office. Lillian is critical as usual, but she brought with her a silver box and says she may have banked on the wrong Luthor. The box is something Lex built, but that Lena may be able to use to save the world. While that exchange is happening, Superman points out to Supergirl that she beat him at full strength. He then looks at his archives from Krypton’s history and thinks he’s found a way to stop the Daxamites.

The Super cousins fly to the DEO where they meet up with Winn and Mon-El. Kara plans to challenge Rhea to a sacred duel that Rhea would have to accept. Mon-El isn’t down with this, but Superman thinks Kara will be okay. Rhea accepts the fight. J’onn, still unconscious, sees M’gann and she tells him to wake up and he does! Alex has to fill J’onn in. The media, having heard about the Supergerl v. Rhea fight are going crazy. This leads Kara and Clark to go speak with Cat Grant to ask, on Supergirl’s behalf, that the media tones things down so that bystanders don’t get hurt. Cat agrees and then Clark gets word that Lena and Lillian want to meet with Superman and Supergirl.

At L-Corp Lena explains the plan which is the box. It turns out that Lex made it to put trace kryptonite into the atmosphere and make Superman leave. Kryptonite does nothing to Daxamites, though so the plan is to change the kryptonite to lead. Humans and Kryptonians would be fine, but the atmosphere would become toxic to Daxamites. This includes Mon-El. After a deep breath, Supergirl tells Lena to start working on it. Supergirl then goes to the DEO, explains the device and Mon-El tells her that if she has to use it, use it. J’onn has Winn go help Lena work on it and Superman helps Supergirl stay sharp until fight time. While the cousins are sparring, Superman tells Kara that the people they love are their superpower because those people make them fight harder. Kara is just struggling to accept she might lose everything. But now it’s fight time.

Supergirl and Mon-El go to a rooftop. Rhea and a lackey show up. Rhea and Supergirl agree to the fight terms, that Daxam leaves if Supergirl wins and Earth goes to Rhea if she wins. Then the fight! Supergirl does well and quickly gets the upperhand, but Rhea was planning for that. All of a sudden the Daxamites start blasting National City. Rhea plays dirty. Mon-El leaves to help save National City while Superman and J’onn also fly off to help. Winn and Lena complete the device and Lillian immediately snatches it, but can’t make it work. Lena reveals that she gave Supergirl the remote. Even Lena is Team Supergirl. But Supergirl has hit a snag. Turns out Rhea’s blood is now chock full of kryptonite following the destruction of Daxam.

Superman takes on Rhea’s lackey. J’onn gets an assist from M’gann with an army of White Martians who happen to be good guys and Supergirl manages to overcome the kryptonite and best Rhea. But Rhea has ordered her army to target hospitals, schools, and public buildings in National City. Even if Supergirl wins, she loses. Mon-El shows up and nods at her which leads Supergirl to turn on Lena’s device. Daxamite soldiers flee. Rhea starts being unable to breathe and begs Mon-El for help, but he refuses. Rhea dies and dissolves into dirt before Mon-El himself starts having issues. There are no options for Mon-El. He is going to die, so Supergirl asks Alex to get out the Kryptonian pod.

It’s a tearful goodbye for Mon-El and Kara. She gives him her necklace and he tells her that he will be a better man no matter where he is because of her. They share their “I love yous”. Mon-El reluctantly flies off leaving Kara to cry. Later in National City, people are celebrating. Superman tries to comfort his cousin by telling her that he’s humbled by her and that she is stronger than he will ever be before he leaves for Metropolis. Alex then tells Kara she’s proud of her and offers to come stay the night, but Kara tells her to go be with Maggie. Kara flies off and Maggie comes out to check on Alex. Alex, moved by the events of the day, proposes to Maggie and while we don’t see a yes, we do see Maggie smile.

The next day Kara goes to work at CatCo. She’s frowning and Cat asks what’s wrong. Kara tells her she had a boyfriend, but the relationship ended and she thinks she is destined to be alone. That doesn’t sit well with Cat. Cat tells her that what makes women strong is that they have the guts to be vulnerable and feel all their emotions. That they know they can get to the other side. Cat also mentions Kara’s accomplishments and tells her she’s on a heroic journey. Then, Kara hears sirens and has to go. As Kara leaves Cat makes a comment to herself that reveals (again) to the audience that Cat knows Kara is Supergirl. And then, I cried. Supergirl flies to save the day as Mon-El sadly flies into a strange wormhole. So much heartbreak. It’s so sad.

But then a flashback to that very moment Superman and Supergirl are shipped off Krypton for earth. Another, sinister-looking group of hooded Kryptonians put another infant in a rocket. The baby, referred to as “it” is given blood and told it will reign over Earth. Goodbye mystery baby! Hello season three!

See you next season!

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