'Supergirl' Season 5 Episode 19 Preview: Odds are stacked against Kara and team in season finale

Season 5 had to be cut short due to the pandemic and the makers had to work around the original finale. Jon Cryer, who plays Lex Luthor, had already hinted that Lex isn't going to be thwarted this time


                            'Supergirl' Season 5 Episode 19 Preview: Odds are stacked against Kara and team in season finale
Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor and Melissa Benoist as Supergirl (The CW)

The Season 5 finale of 'Supergirl' is just around the corner and promises a nerve-wracking cliffhanger. In other words, Lex Luthor might just win this round. Considering that he was killed at the end of Season 4 and was resurrected during the Crisis to save the world, he returned with more power and sinister levels of manipulation.

Lex's plans are straightforward and simple — pit Leviathan against Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and let them destroy her. After drawing Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath) to his side for several episodes, Lena finally realized what he was upto and told him that she wasn't having it. Lex lost his ally, as Lena is now on Kara's side and has promised to fight for her. But will this be enough? We saw Rama Khan obliterating the DEO in a matter of seconds, with the Super Team just watching it all crumble to dust. Leviathan and Lex Luthor are clearly the big bads of the season and they're not going down with a fight. The odds are stacked against Kara, this time.

The synopsis for the episode 'Immortal Kombat' reads: "Supergirl realizes that in order to stop Lex and Leviathan, she must work with Lena. Nia struggles with what her dreams are trying to tell her. Brainy realizes there is only one way to stop Lex." So there's a lot that the episode has to solve. Brainy (Jesse Rath) is always on the good side but has found himself being manipulated by Lex, who managed to convince him that he only wants what's best for the world. Nia (Nicole Maines) tells Brainy to pick a side or "else she will choose it for him". 

Season 5 had to be cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic and so the makers had to work around their original finale. Jon Cryer, who plays Lex Luthor, had already hinted that Lex isn't going to be thwarted in the makeshift finale. Jon Cryer gave some tantalizing hints about the finale in an earlier interview, hinting that Lex just might not get defeated. "The 'Supergirl' folks have talked to me because we couldn't shoot our last episode. We had shot some of the last episode and they're gonna use some of that footage, but they're writing a whole bunch of new stuff around it," Cryer told Couch Surfing host Lola Ogunnaike. "Which is interesting because the way my character was thwarted now doesn't happen anymore. So I was like, 'Oh, did I not get defeated? Wait a minute, I like this!'" He added, "Supervillains, we relish our chance to actually not be defeated every now and then."

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