Supergirl season 2 finale title confirms the show’s biggest problems


Supergirl’s executive producer, Andrew Kreisberg, revealed the episode title of the season 2 finale. And hang onto your capes, because it’s a doozy.

To cement how tone deaf Supergirl season 2 has become, check out the title of their season finale: “Nevertheless, She Persisted.”

Just so I can get it out of the way quickly, allow Entertainment Weekly to explain where the title comes from:

"The title is inspired by Senator Elizabeth Warren’s refusal to be silenced during the debate to confirm Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. Warren spoke out against him, reading a letter by Coretta Scott King, during which she was interrupted several times before a vote was called to effectively silence her.After the incident, Senator Mitch McConnell said, “Senator Warren was giving a lengthy speech. She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”"

Here at Culturess, we praise those like Senator Elizabeth Warren and Princess Leia, women who defied the oppression forced on them.

Unfortunately, for that reason, I’m torn over attributing this particular title to Supergirl. In fact, I think the character deserves it because, like Wonder Woman, that’s what we want from our female superheroes. We look to them as symbols of perseverance and feminism, of course. But the sad truth is that Supergirl’s season 2 depiction awfully lacks in those two areas. It’s embarrassing to think that the show considers itself on par with Senator Warren.

EW correctly pointed out Supergirl‘s LGBTQ and immigration storylines. But this season has suffered through blatant demonstrations of racism, misogyny, homophobia and abuse, too. Its entire second season fumbled through such poorly-written storylines, it’s hard to believe that season 1 and season 2 are even related.

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But … I believe in Supergirl. So the bright side could be that the past 20-something episodes of laughable and horrific storytelling plan to lead to a wonderful season finale that shows Supergirl becoming super meta and realizing how awful everything has been. (Because a lot of its problems stem from the writing of one character, in particular, it’s easy to rectify.) Or it could be a title that doesn’t apply to Kara Danvers at all. What if it actually belongs to Lena Luthor? Which makes even more sense.

In either case, Supergirl‘s metamorphosis begins. Then, “Nevertheless, She Persisted” puts us on course to enjoy the new and improved season 3.