Sunday night's Supergirl season finale may not have been the one the Arrowverse series had originally planned thanks to COVID-19, but it's one that shook things up for Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) and her allies in ways that will have long-reaching impact when the show returns in 2021. The conflict with Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer) and Leviathan that was a driving force in the second half of the season landed with a spectacular cliffhanger, Brainy's (Jesse Rath) fate was left uncertain, and Alex (Chyler Leigh) finally got her own super suit, but it was the relationship between Kara and Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath) has fans buzzing on social media -- so much so that the pair are a trending "ship" on Twitter thanks to Sunday's "Immortal Kombat".
The relationship between Kara and Lena has long been a fan-favorite one. While the two are presented as just friends on The CW series, almost immediately upon Lena's arrival in Season 2 some fans wanted to see Kara and Lena become more than friends and enter into a romantic relationship, giving rise to the "SuperCorps" fandom. While that hasn't happened over the course of the series to date, the deep friendship between Kara and Lena has been a major component of the series as has the fact that Kara kept Lena in the dark about her "super" identity. All that changed at the end of Season 4, however, when Lex told Lena about Kara's duplicity, something that led to a brutal falling out between the friends in Season 5.
Sunday night, however, after being at odds all season -- to the point that Kara even began to treat Lena as a villain -- the friends came back together and began to mend their relationship. The episode saw Lena go to great lengths to protect Kara and while things have certainly not gone back to the way they were, the women appear to be heading into Season 6 on much better footing.
It's a development that has excited shippers, leading to the relationship becoming a trending topic on Twitter. Even hours after the episode's airing, fans have been taking to social media to share their favorite moments from the episode and break down their excitement at seeing Kara and Lena back together again. However, even with all the excitement the ship isn't trending for unanimous praise. There are those who have real issues with how the episode left Kara and Lena, specifically those mad that Supergirl hasn't made Kara and Lena queer canon while others have issue with what they perceive as Lena's character being verbally and emotionally abused by the important people in her life in Season 5 -- including both Lex and Kara.
Whatever side you're on, one thing's for certain: Lena and Kara are one of the biggest "ships" out there and you can check out a sampling of what people are saying below. Read on and be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Supergirl will return with new episodes sometime in 2021.
you’re gonna tell me that this woman isn’t in love with kara danvers... pic.twitter.com/2nvl5T4oHP— randy (@luthorslgbt) May 18, 2020
N E WAYS YALL DONT FORGET THAT LENA SAVED KARA TWICE TONIGHT 😚 pic.twitter.com/0LzAYpTSbW— jeian | EMJAY DAY 🎉 (@bennetsbitch) May 18, 2020
Can Season 6 PLEASE address the abuse?
i really want s6 addressing lena's abuse. i cant stress enough about how fucking insane it was to see lex screaming at her face one episode before and right the next day have lena saying "you can scream at me if you want i know i deserve it" to kara— cath (@lexaluthor) May 18, 2020
She-Ra did it. Harley Quinn did it. Just not Supergirl...
seeing kara get all soft and giggly around lena again after so long makes my heart so full they're really coming back to me oh my god pic.twitter.com/8MYhYQuxef— paula🥀 (@lenaluhthorx) May 18, 2020
Do not want
So we're going back to the old boring dynamic between Lena and Kara. pic.twitter.com/8MVyUs4ZWj— Bubbly club soda 💫 (@Super_Valor) May 18, 2020
Are we going to talk about Kara's smile when she realised Lena didn't let her down and the kryptonite suit was materializing? In that exact moment she knew Lena was by her side again and that that she didn't lie. #Supercorp pic.twitter.com/b5OOgrVGhf— 𝗗𝗿. 𝗗𝗮𝗻𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀 (@lKDanvers_) May 18, 2020
Maybe next season
Still can't believe they took the bus tho... also the way Lena almost took Kara's hand to pull her into LuthorCorp.
Maybe next season..... pic.twitter.com/KLNOE9DtHc— Mango (君/준)🥭 (@beautyghost97) May 18, 2020
Shout out to the writers for realising their mistake with William too and dropping the romance. he gets kidnapped then shot but Kara treats him no different and then the significant moment is Lena being in on her secret and protecting Kara and Supergirl. We love to see it.— Sarah 🐈 Theo stan (@SarahBekett) May 18, 2020