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Earlier this year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stepped into a big pile of cow chips without his hip-waders when he censured Elizabeth Warren for speaking out against Attorney General Jeff Sessions during the AG’s confirmation hearings.
Invoking an obscure rule that prevents Senators from impugning a colleague’s character, McConnell said, “Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech. She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”
Placing both feet firmly in his mouth, McConnell rallied women (even those are rarely political or do not care for Warren) who were highly insulted at McConnell’s misogynistic put-down of the Senator who is far from 12-years-old.
A new rallying cry was born and “Nevertheless, She Persisted” t-shirts and hashtags popped up to highlight displeasure at the comment.
“Nevertheless, She Persisted” is the title of tonight’s season finale of SUPERGIRL. While the hashtag also makes a nifty episode title, the theme goes deeper. The Girl of Steel must call upon her resolve to battle forces stronger than she.
Rhea (Teri Hatcher) in her quest to take over Earth, manipulates unexpected resources to shut down Supergirl’s attempt to protect others from dark forces.
The darkest? Superman’s nemesis, General Zod (Mark Gibbon), an escaped Kryptonian criminal who was imprisoned in the Phantom Zone for treason. The general wanted to rule Krypton, but overestimated his abilities. Superman’s father, Jor-El, threw him into the other-dimensional slammer instead.
The one person that SUPERGIRL (Melissa Benoist) did not expect to fight? None other than Superman (Tyler Hoechlin), himself.
Whether it is real or imagined, the fight provides some whiz-bang sparring sequences and special effects as the blue suits battle each other amidst burning cars, flooded streets and explosions. The stunt team got a real workout during shooting.
Executive Producer, Andrew Kreisberg, promises that tonight’s episode will be the biggest yet with a larger effects budget and extended shooting time to guarantee that it will be exciting…
…and maybe a little sad. Both Kreisberg and Benoist have warned that it will be a tissue-required episode, with leaked footage showing the actors standing around a coffin. In a setup for Season 3, it seems as if someone has bitten the dust.
Since Katie McGrath (Lena Luthor) has been promoted to series regular for Season 3, and since Benoist reportedly is dating Chris Wood (Mon-El), expect that the dearly-departed is neither. Expect other hints about Season 3 storylines, as well. There are rumors of an appearance by the Legion of Super-Heroes and Mon-El getting his super-suit and flying ring.
“Nevertheless, She Persisted” was written by Kreisberg & Jessica Queller (story) and Robert Rovner & Caitlin Parrish (teleplay). Glen Winter directed the episode.
SUPERGIRL airs tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW (U.S.) and Showcase (Canada).