Supergirl Finale Set Photos Show Many Character Returns But At A Funeral?
With Superman & Lois dominating the Kyrptonian content on the CW at the moment, it’s been easy to forget that Supergirl was canceled by the CW last year. The series, starring Melissa Benoist as the super-charming Kara Danvers is currently finishing up filming. Yet, new set photos of what appears to be the Supergirl finale shows a host of characters returning. Only the bad news is that it seems they are back to film a funeral scene. Images captured by on-set sleuths saw the return of Benoist’s real-life husband (and current He-Man) Chris Wood as Mon-El. We also see Jeremy Jordan on set as Winn Schott, Kara’s former best pal. Superman’s pal, Jimmy, er James Olsen is also back, as Mehcad Brooks was caught laughing heartily in a photo. No sighting of Ally-McBeal-turned-Cat-Grant Calista Flockhart, though.
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While it warms the hearts of fans who watched the show since it debuted on CBS, before switching to the CW, there is a downside. These set photos pretty clearly show that these characters are attending what looks to be a funeral for a friend. (The lack of David Harewood’s J’onn J’onzz in these photos worries your humble correspondent for his character’s fate.) Because as great as these Arrowverse shows are, they do differ from the comics in a major way: the eventually have to end.
Check out the Supergirl series finale set photos from Twitter below:
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Also, they’re not wearing masks in this picture meaning they were either filming or were about to start filming which means Kara is standing next to Lena in this scene. 😌😌 #Supergirl #Supercorp pic.twitter.com/ON9aO7Mcpj
— MGM (@Supergirl022900) July 29, 2021
Hmm so these came through.
A few pixels of Azie as Kelly with James and Andrea. And we did not expect to see Jesse in full Brainy make up and a suit!
Plus a great one of Melissa and Chyler.#Supergirl #MelissaBenoist #ChylerLeigh #AzieTesfai #JesseRath
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Of course, these set photos from what appears to be the Supergirl finale suggest it might be a pretty, well, final ending. Yet, there is always hope for these versions of the characters to return. David Ramsey just popped up on all of the CW series this year, even though Arrow ended after the Crisis On Infinite Earths event. Cress Williams may return as Black Lightning on The Flash next year after his series finale this year. So, while it may be over for the show, these characters will live on. (Except maybe one.) This show was incredibly important and full of wonderful, heartfelt stories. It’s a shame to see it end, but such is real-life.
In fact, it’s possible that with Supergirl ending, Kara Danvers could finally make an appearance on the Supergirl spinoff, Superman & Lois. The first season of that show kept the “universe” small, focused on the Super-family. In season 2, they will hopefully open things up to return Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman to the TV Justice League.
Supergirl returns for her final flight on August 24, 2021.
What do you think? Is this a funeral we’re seeing in these Supergirl finale set photos? If so, which character do you think meets their end? Share your thoughts, theories, and favorite moments from the series in the comments below.
Featured image via Warner Bros. Television.
Joshua M. Patton is a father, veteran, and writer living in Pittsburgh, PA. The first books he read on his own were comics, and he's loved the medium ever since. He is the greatest star-pilot in the galaxy, a cunning warrior, and a good friend. His book "What I Learned: Stories, Essays, and More" is available in print from Amazon and from all electronic booksellers.