Supergirl: 7 questions we have after the season 3 finale

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The season 3 finale of Supergirl was an explosive conclusion to the season. But it left us with some important questions about the show’s future.

Supergirl‘s third season came to a close in explosive fashion. After a season full of Worldkillers, split personalities, resurrections and resurgences, Kara Danvers saved her best for last. The season finale saw Supergirl take on the unstoppable Reign in one final battle — with the fate of the world on the line.

Thankfully, she was finally able to defeat the Worldkiller, saving Earth once more. But that was the only fraction of closure that the finale gave us. In fact, the rest of the episode was so busy setting up Season 4’s upcoming shenanigans, that it left us with more questions than answers.

So, it’s only fitting that we now prepare for next season by looking at some of the major questions that we were left with after Supergirl‘s Season 3 finale.

7. Will season 4 be a Superman: Red Son adaptation?

Supergirl’s final battle with Reign initially went very wrong. With Kara finally snapping, she shoved the demonic Worldkiller into the fiery vat (that was a direct passage to the Earth’s core). But Reign’s meltdown activated her laser-beams, which ended up killing Mon-El, Sam and Alura. Thus, the Girl Of Steel figured out another way to defeat her nemesis by traveling back in time to do it all again. But this time, she used the Harun-El that separated Reign and Sam to imprison her. However, unbeknownst to Kara, this had some unforeseen consequences.

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Much like it separated Reign and Sam, the unpredictability of the Harun-El resulted in it seemingly splitting Kara into two entities. While she came away from the ordeal unscathed, she was completely unaware of the fact that another Kara had turned up in Siberia. And we couldn’t help but notice the similarities between this and DC’s iconic Elseworlds comic Superman: Red Son.

That acclaimed graphic novel was set in an alternate universe in which Superman’s ship doesn’t crash-land on the Kent Farm, and instead lands in Ukraine. The Man of Steel is then raised as a hero there instead. So, could we see something similar happen here with this second Supergirl? Although there are noticeable differences (the original Kara still exists and this Kara isn’t a child), it’s clear that the writers have taken inspiration from one of the most beloved Superman stories of all time. The only question is: Just how much of Season 4 will pay tribute to Superman: Red Son?

Guess it’s time to dust off the old copies of Superman: Red Son and get reading them before Supergirl returns in October!