Supergirl season 6 will be the final installment of the superhero drama. This news has been confirmed in September 2020, with the final chapter consisting of 26 episodes. Now, fans have been wondering how Kara Zor-El's (Melissa Benoist) story will end.
There is a real concern when it comes to Kara's ending in Supergirl season 6, with some speculating she's going to meet her tragic death -- just like Arrow's Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell). In the comics, Kara's story didn't conclude on a happy note.
While Kara deserves a satisfying ending, death might be a proper send-off for her. In fact, the series has teased the superhero's death several times. For instance, the second installment poster hinted at her death in the original Crisis on Infinite Earths comic book series.
The character's death was further teased as the possible consequence of the 2018 Elseworlds event. In the event Kara dies, just like how Oliver did, fans might be disappointed. The good thing is that there are other options for her story without killing her in Supergirl season 6.
According to Screen Rant, the series could opt for an ending similar to the Justice League Unlimited. Lex Luthor and Darkseid were defeated, but they would still come back. The outlet noted that the show could make a similar ending that will leave National City's heroes free to cameo elsewhere.
Others suggest that Kara would retire from being a superhero. But while she could settle with a romantic interest, it's unlikely for the character to let others continue the legacy she started. She may still decide to remain a superhero, occasionally appearing elsewhere to help other superheroes save the day.
Meanwhile, the decision to end Supergirl season 6 came shortly after Benoist gave birth to her first child. Even though nothing is confirmed, some fans suspected the series is ending because the actress wanted to be a full-time mother. Also, the announcement was made after she met with the showrunners.
As for the official release date of the final installment, nothing is confirmed at the moment. The series halted its production due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When the show officially returns, it will pick up the events that happened in the fifth installment.
The main priority is to wrap up the remaining episodes in season 5. The titular character has been facing a lot of threats, with Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) being the biggest one. His storyline wasn't properly addressed and he'll play a huge part in the early run of Supergirl season 6.