WARNING: This article contains spoilers from the last episode of 'Supergirl,' so if you don't want to know anything, proceed with caution.
Recently it was announced that CBS has renewed 11 TV shows, but noticeably absent among them was Supergirl. That doesn't mean that the show is going to be canceled; it just means that the network hasn't picked it up for another season — yet. And throughout Season 1, I can see why the network is cautious. But let me tell you this: If CBS doesn't renew the show, it would be a huge mistake.
Personally, I love Supergirl. While it's been a little rocky from time to time, after the latest episode, "Manhunter," I am sold. In my opinion, that was the best episode of the whole series. It was just perfect.
From the references to great future possibilities, to the amazing backstory of J'onn J'onzz, better known as Martian Manhunter, the episode was just spot on! But it wasn't just great because of the Martian Manhunter backstory. Nope, the things that made it awesome were the appearance of James Harper and the references to Project Cadmus.
While many people didn't like this interpretation of James Harper (who, in the comics is the superhero known as Guardian), I loved him! I thought it was a great new version of the character. But that isn't the only reason I liked him. Recognize his last name? Yeah, you saw that right. His last name is Harper. And in the comics, James Harper is the uncle of Roy Harper, who has been known as Speedy, Arsenal and Red Arrow, but he has also been portrayed by Colton Haynes on Arrow. So this just confirms the existence of Guardian on Earth-One (the world where Arrow, The Flash, Vixen, Constantine and Legends Of Tomorrow take place), and it kind of confirms Roy Harper's existence on Earth-Three, which is what I call the Supergirl world. So the episode just had a really cool connection to Arrow — and I loved it!
But "Manhunter" also set cool things up that could play a huge part in Season 2 — if it ever happens. The episode brought up Project Cadmus and also revealed that Jeremiah Danvers was in fact alive and had something to do with Project Cadmus. Well, he probably is Project Cadmus, or at least one of the projects. My theory is that the people with Cadmus — perhaps James Harper — found Jeremiah and experimented on him. Now, he will pose some kind of threat to Supergirl and National City. But I don't think Jeremiah was the only one taken — I think Hank Henshaw was, too! OK, that shouldn't be a surprise, but knowing that Hank is Cyborg Superman in the comics, we will probably get something similar in the show and this could also be a big plot point in the future.
Last thing about this episode, but with the introduction of Cadmus, it's possible we could see Superboy in the foreseeable future. And that is one of my biggest reasons for why the show shouldn't be canceled. If you've seen Young Justice (which I highly recommend you watch), then you know about Superboy and how awesome he is. For those of you unfamiliar with the character, he was created by Cadmus Labs using human DNA and some of Superman's genetic code. So Superboy is part human, part Kryptonian. But with the introduction of Conner Kent (Superboy), this could gain the show many fans, because many people want more Superman tie-ins and I'm sure people would love Superboy.
But enough about that episode! If the show gets canceled, it will have been just another Constantine: A great DC Comics TV show with so much potential that got axed after one season. While Supergirl isn't the best TV show right now, it is certainly good, and one season just isn't enough time to explore the possibilities of that universe.
CBS, give the show a second chance, a second season, and then, and only then, will you see why it is so good.
(Sorry this kind of turned into a review, but it was part of my reasoning).