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Maid of Steel: A Supergirl Podcast

Oct 21, 2020

The residents of National City are acting very strangely. It is as if they all have the same objective in mind. Kara has to seek help to stop it before the people she has sworn to protect become enslaved by her Uncle Non. He claims that he wants to save the people of Earth from destroying their home. Non says he wants to honor Astra’s plan to use a program called Myriad to keep Earth from suffering the same fate as Krypton.

Kara goes to the Fortress to seek advice on Myriad and get the location of her cousin. Kalex will not help until she reminds it that it was created to serve the great House of El. Kara needs a plan quickly before the world’s entire population is turned into robot-like drones. Superman always goes off planet at the most inconvenient times.

The moment The Man of Steel returns to National City he is taken over by the power of Myriad. Being raised nearly his whole life on Earth has made Clark vulnerable to its influence. Thankfully Kara is not completely alone. Cat Grant has a clear head thanks to a sparkling gift from Maxwell Lord. Can Max be trusted? The only thing we know for sure is that Max can always be trusted to save himself and that he will never want to give up his free will. So he will help as long as it benefits him in the long run.

Kara usually is surrounded by her Super Friends and her sister. But J’onn and Alex are rushing home from Midvale and James and Winn have already succumb to the mind control of Myriad. She has to work with Max for now. His technology is keeping his and Cat’s minds unaffected by the signal that swept across the whole city. J’onn is trying to use his martian mind powers to protect Alex as they enter National City. However a battle with Indigo leaves J’onn hurt and Alex’s mind vulnerable.

Non takes his revenge on Alex for Astra’s death. He tries to force her to use the same sword that cut down his wife to end her sister’s life. Kara can not bring herself to use any of her strength against Alex. She will not raise a hand to hurt the person that made her feel that Earth was her home and she was not alone. Then in comes Eliza to remind Alex that even though Kara is physically strong Alex has the most strength in the family. It was very powerful to watch the depth of the love this family has for each other prevail over mind control in this moment.

Supergirl addresses the city to fill them with hope and overcome Myriad. When it becomes clear to Non that his attempt to get a mindless army was thwarted he takes things to the next level. If he can’t have an enslaved army then he plans to have a dead one. At a higher power this signal does not merely control it will kill! Max suggests a kryptonite bomb but Cat argues the human casualties from the blast will be too much. Kara plans to make the ultimate sacrifice for the planet she now calls home. Flying Fort Rozz so high the only person the blast will hurt is Supergirl herself.

What a triumphant ending to the fantastic first season. A series of adventures that helped Green Butterfly fall in love with these characters. An experience that has been made even more meaningful by getting to spend them with all of you. I sincerely hope that you are enjoying revisiting the adventures of episodes past. Please join Silver Vox and I as we dive into season 2 and beyond. Will we find our heroine on a new network facing a whole new set of challenges? Until our next time this is your eye in the sky Green Butterfly wishing you a super week!