Official Description for “Supergirl” Season 2 Finale “Nevertheless, She Persisted”

The CW has released the official description for the Season 2 finale of “Supergirl”.

Titled “Nevertheless, She Persisted”, this episode is scheduled to air on The CW in the USA on Monday, May 22 at 8.00pm ET/PT.

SUPERGIRL FIGHTS FOR HER CITY; SUPERMAN RETURNS

Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) challenges Rhea (guest star Teri Hatcher) to battle to save National City. Meanwhile, Superman (guest star Tyler Hoechlin) returns and Cat Grant (guest star Calista Flockhart) offers Supergirl some sage advice.

The episode was directed by Glen Winter from a story by Andrew Kreisberg & Jessica Queller and teleplay by Robert Rovner & Caitlin Parrish.

For those wondering about the title, “Nevertheless, she persisted” is a phrase that has become widely used as a motto in the feminist movement, especially in the United States. See the Wikipedia page for more details.

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NeoRanger
Member

Oh no.
They did NOT just name the episode that.
This isn’t even simply political anymore; it’s outright partisan. It’s not girl power, it’s not even feminism, it’s partisan political propagandizing; using a phrase with the gestation period of three months, no less, which makes any reference or point made juvenile, at best. This is complete trash and an affront to creative work from any conceivable perspective.

You had ONE job, guys; make a good show, the first (modern) show, about a woman super-hero. You done f’ed it up.

Super El
Member

It was pretty clear from the get-go that this was a femenist show.

I know it can be exceptionally cringeworthy at times but putting a femenist mantra in a title isn’t exactly harmful to anybody.

If the show starts blatantly promoting ideology like a certain “science” show in Netflix, then its propaganda.

As of yet? Nah.

NeoRanger
Member
There’s a difference; it did the occasional cringe-worthy feminist line in the first season; but it did it primarily through Cat (she went for the white male privilege thing, in one episode) and Cat could support it, because she had a few tons of agency on her. Here’s the thing; for starters, feminism and/or equality are not really partisan, as notions or movements. The title of the episode isn’t actually a feminist motto, it’s an outrage motto from a minor incident that was blown out of proportion because of the volatile political climate in the United States. It’s true the… Read more »
RobertAnthony
Member
What is even worse, one of the many people who said that, a leftist progressive Senator from Mass. has lied about her heritage. And yet the Goebbels in the media who hate Americana and want globalism are promoting her! I don’t want to bore you any more with a wall of text, but in this season, “Supergirl” has failed to provide a strong female super-hero and a message of unity and equality and that’s why this turn to full-on partisanship irritates me. Behaving like children (something which, as I’ve learned, is apparently the default position of far too many Americans… Read more »
sundevil82
Member
They should more or less keep politics out of shows if only for the reason that some fans don’t want to come on to their favorite sites to have a political discussion about a COMIC BOOK character. I don’t care what way you lean and I won’t bore you with my political stance either because this is not the place for it, but i will say that it bothers me when politics get dragged into it. I remember getting into a political discussion on another site (ha ‘discussion’ … It was anything but civil) over captain America: winter soldier when… Read more »
andramus
Member
From what I’ve read about the history of comics Green Arrow wasn’t always a political character. That trait was introduced later. Personally I think everything is political to someone. There’s always someone who can take offence to a creative choice for a character. I remember the outrage when Mark Waid made Superman a vegetarian in Birthright. So many people who were carnivores felt like it was an inditement of them because they ate meat and Superman didn’t. I’m a vegetarian myself and have been since birth so I wasn’t bothered either way. To some people simply having a gay character… Read more »
sundevil82
Member
i never said if I agreed with it or not, but I hear what you’re saying. I actually was oblivious to the fact that people were outraged over Birthright! I guess that kind of goes with one of my points though, we fight enough over something petty like superman being a vegetarian without having to bring the ugliness of political stances into it. You’re right though, it’s in the eye of the beholder. I myself don’t find the inclusion of gay characters to be political as I see it more as a reflection of society, but I can see how… Read more »
NeoRanger
Member
I’m not convinced by the recent notion that everything is political, one which in creative works tends to go hand-in-hand with the habitual perversion of the concept of the “death of the author”. Let’s not forget another outrage, according to which “The Killing Joke” is misogynistic, because a part of the audience decided that the Joker raped Barbara and that it doesn’t matter that Alan Moore says this never happened. Regardless, the political isn’t a problem in and on itself. One can make a political point without inciting the rage of of their audience. The problem here is the backwards… Read more »
sundevil82
Member
‘Once can make a political point without inciting the rage of their audience’. Very true. I also agree that these characters and shows should not lean one way or the other. It’s only fair to remain neutral. I understand why they used the quote… One can’t deny that it’s a good quote, but if people are going to perceive it as biased then they should have at least waited until tensions aren’t so high. I think writing for gay characters is a relatively new thing so, in my opinion, characters come off contrived and have awkward interactions. I think that… Read more »
Steve Wright
Editor

With all due respect, if a title of the episode incites rage in anyone then they need psychological help.

I get being upset when a character may make a left or right leaning speech, but to be this upset over a title is childish.

Do you guys not see this?

Steve Wright
Editor
Seriously people. It’s the title to the episode, which people will forget within 5 seconds. Well, at least the people that are grown ups and don’t get offended at every little thing they read or see on FICTIONAL TV SHOW!!!!!!!! This shows has never hid it’s political leanings. Probably because Female empowerment is a very liberal idea a lot of right wing conservatives get upset. Why not wait to see what the episode actually entails? I just find it hilarious the reactions this is getting. Seriously, if you are willing to boycott a show over the title of an episode… Read more »
NeoRanger
Member
Sorry, Steve, but I take exception to this. It should be noted here, for those not aware, that I’m not American. I’m also very left-leaning. I take issue, because the show is running specifically on a partisan agenda that does a disservice to its character, its own themes and the people it’s supposed to represent. It’s doing actual harm when it’s pulling these stunts, it’s not simply a random reference and it’s not innocuous. It has a pattern and it’s interested in what’s essentially virtue-signaling, which is an entirely self-serving concept. When the show actually becomes liberal and actually starts… Read more »
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