Supergirl Season 6, Episode 7: The Super Friends confront their worst fears

Supergirl -- “Fear Knot” -- Image Number: SPG607a_0120r.jpg_ -- Pictured (L-R): Melissa Benoist as Supergirl and Jason Behr as Zor-El— Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW -- © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Supergirl -- “Fear Knot” -- Image Number: SPG607a_0120r.jpg_ -- Pictured (L-R): Melissa Benoist as Supergirl and Jason Behr as Zor-El— Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW -- © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. /

Supergirl is about to leave our screens again but its midseason finale on The CW certainly gave us something to think about. Kara’s friends are doing everything they can to bring her home but no one said it would be easy.

With Kara trapped in the Phantom Zone, the Super Friends are running out of time and options. Their last hope is the DNA that Nia and Brainy were able to retrieve from their trip to Midvale so that they can pinpoint Kara’s exact location in the fractured Phantom Zone.

Now that they have some of Kara’s DNA, the Super Friends are ready to go after her. Unfortunately, nothing on television ever goes as planned so they run into some complications along the way.

The Super Friends confront their worst fears in order to save Supergirl

After the pretty awesome reveal that the Tower is a spaceship, because of course it is, the Super Friends put their plan into action to use Kara’s DNA to track her location in the Phantom Zone. But after they hit some turbulence things took a nightmarish turn.

The turbulence messed with the containment pod housing one of the phantoms, which then allowed that phantom to use his powers to infect our team of heroes with fear visions. They were each forced to live through some of their worst fears.

For Alex, that is not being able to save her sister. Alex has always put Kara first and nothing could be worse for her than failing her sister. For Lena and Nia, their fears root back to their mothers. Lena’s fear of drowning comes from having watched her mother drown in front of her as a child, traumatizing to say the least. Nia’s fear is that without her mother’s guidance she’ll never be able to interpret her dreams correctly. A scary thought when a whole city is depending on you.

Even though Lena and Nia’s scenes were centered on fear, it was really nice seeing the two connect over a shared grief and also shared joy over their contributions to the Super Friends. I am convinced that the smiles and laughs they shared weren’t just between the characters, but genuine smiles from the actors sharing the happiness of two close friends who finally get to work together. Please let Lena interact with more of the Super Friends on Supergirl!

Kelly’s fear comes from being the new kid in class. She’s only recently been inducted into the Super Friends, and as a human among these superheroes, she’s wondering if she can really fit in and contribute. But it’s her mental exercises that help keep the Super Friends sane and we know that she will eventually be suiting up as the new Guardian so I don’t think Kelly has anything to worry about!

Brainy’s fear is apparently balloons, which sounds ridiculous but Jesse Rath has such good delivery that the whole scene is actually hilarious. Thankfully, Brainy is able to compartmentalize his fear and push past it and J’onn has some protection thanks to his Martian powers so together they are able to get the phantom back into containment and help the Super Friends snap out of their fears just in time.

Getting Kara from the Phantom Zone

They reach Kara in the Phantom Zone just as she and Zor-El are being attacked by a whole horde of phantoms. Kara had almost lost hope as she thought of her greatest fear, which is of course her friends dying while trying to save her. But Zor-El was able to bring her out of it and they held on long enough for Kara’s friends to arrive.

Lena essentially created a yellow sun bomb, which the Super Friends deployed to disperse the phantoms and boost Kara and Zor-El’s strength so that Supergirl was able to fly them both to the safety of the ship.

Kara finally made it back!

Sadly by the time they reunite it’s the end of the episode and all we get is a hug between Alex and Kara, but that is the most important reunion anyway if we’re being honest. Especially because it was also a reunion off-screen between Melissa and Chyler. We will just have to wait for the other reunions until Supergirl returns in August 2021 with new episodes.

The biggest issue with this season has been the lack of Kara, since Supergirl is the glue that holds the Super Friends together. But it’s understandable since Melissa Benoist recently had her first child with husband Chris Wood (who played Kara’s love interest Mon-El on Supergirl). But now that she’s back I really hope the rest of the final season will go deeper into Kara’s character since it may be our last chance to see this iteration of the Girl of Steel.

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Were you glad to see Kara and Alex reunite? Which reunion are you most looking forward to? Let us know!

Supergirl will return on Aug. 24 2021 on The CW.