I’m sure we won’t see her again for a while, but I don’t think she’s dead. If she was, why wouldn’t Eclipso suck out her soul and disintegrate her like he did w/ Isaac? I feel like he may be saving her for some sort of nefarious purpose down the road and doesn’t actually want her dead…yet. Though we obviously don’t know what exactly that purpose is, given how powerful Cindy is, it makes sense in general that a villain would wanna further utilize that power for their own gain. And while I’m sure she’ll initially be under his control when she does come back, I’d imagine she’ll break free of it somehow and then reluctantly team up w/ the JSA to stop him. Despite how much she hates Courtney and her friends, Cindy will certainly realize that Eclipso is by far the greater threat, and this is the kind of threat that really requires all hands on deck. They can team up w/ a bunch of other heroes and villains, and then go their separate ways, leaving her to still be a returning threat in season 3
I’d say not well at all, to the point where they really come across as pretty cold and uncaring. It makes me wonder how 2 people who are so ridiculously dedicated to their jobs and seemingly little else could’ve raised someone as kind and caring as Beth. I get that their work is important, but it feels more like they’ve been using it as an excuse lately to avoid talking about this. Granted, Beth surprising her dad in the middle of the day is hardly an ideal time/place to discuss it, but it also just shows you how desperate she is to get something, anything out of her parents regarding this. While I don’t see a good ending coming from this, since I really find it hard to believe that her parents will be able to come together at all, let alone enough to reconcile their differences, I can at least hold out hope that Beth will come out of this OK. Her parents getting divorced can also serve to further reinforce the strength of her found family in the JSA, which would be a much-needed boost for her. And if they do end up freeing McNider, he can end up being like a father figure to her as well
I suppose from a practical sense, yes. Despite Kara and the rest of the team’s reservations, it was ultimately something they became willing to use at the end, and if they had done so, Mxy wouldn’t have had to sacrifice himself (though he may obviously still be alive). That said, it’s hard to just completely discount Kara’s trauma surrounding the Phantom Zone and the team’s equal hesitancy given how much they wanna protect her. And even though they were down a couple members, it’s understandable that the team as a whole would still have enough confidence in themselves to be able to find another way to stop Nyxly. Granted, I don’t really wanna think about how it would’ve affected Kara if Mxy hadn’t sacrificed himself and they did end up sending her back to the PZ. You know there would’ve been a lot of moping and self-blaming for sending her back when Kara knows how awful it is, and that sort of stuff rarely helps. While it’s sad to think that Mxy may be dead, this happening during the last season isn’t as big a loss since we wouldn’t have had much time left w/ him anyway
I think if they do something similar to how Legends gave Sara powers for a little while in season 5, this could turn out to be really interesting. I’m really just glad that Lena was finally able to find out all these details about her mother after being in the dark for so long, as it’s ultimately strengthening her own self-confidence in the long run. And while she certainly never needed powers to be a badass or a member of the team, there’s still something so awesome on a visual level, if nothing else, about seeing someone get powers and use them for the 1st time
That said, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t also somewhat weary of this. The last thing I’d wanna see is for these magical abilities to suddenly be some sort of validation for Lena, as she’s never needed any of the typical superhero elements to help people. Like w/ Sara, my hope is that she won’t keep these powers past the finale. They can be a really cool development for her character, but losing them would also further confirm that she’s still a hero just by being “normal.” Granted, the fact that the show’s ending anyway means that even if she does keep the magic, it’s not like we’d get to see how her character moves on from that point. Still, she’s by far my favorite character on the show and setting up a proper ending for her (and the rest of the Super Friends) is an important aspect of these final episodes. If she ends the show w/ still having magic, I feel like that’ll undo so much of her journey of doing everything she can to be hero w/ no powers, hand-to-hand combat skills (like not on Alex’s level), costumes, etc.