So happy to see Kara/Laura again. She's certainly a sight for sore eyes (even when slightly dirtied up). Also glad to see Oliver Queen: Tomb Raider share screen time with Kara, as we'd never watched them interact before. Though the pleasure of seeing Kara again didn't last long once it was revealed that she was trapped in a - to quote Oliver's words - "Death Ray from Hell". Kara showed her trust in Clark by believing that if he trusted Oliver, she could as well. Kara's certainly come quite a ways since her early days on the show, when she couldn't trust Clark as far as...well...a regular human could throw him.
While all I wanted was to spend time on Kara and Oliver's storyline, and was eager to get back to them, there were a few amusing moments during the Lois getting Clark's powers storyline - such as her mentioning that she used her "Freeze Breath" and him correcting her with "Arctic Breath." (really, Clark? That's what you call it?), her saying how she'd broken numerous high heels thanks to super-speeding everywhere, and clarifying that his "squinty head tilt" was a big part of him using his Super Hearing. Clark's deadpan "Apparently." was quite good.
I loved the scene between Kara and Oliver where they had to shoot the two symbols. The look she gave him/the look they exchanged - when they worked out they had to hit the symbols at the exact same time - was classic. I also loved him handing her his bow and informing her how "easy" it was to use, followed by the look she gave him and then it. I'm glad Oliver returned the faith Kara had had in him (and she looked mighty fine wielding that bow and arrow, I might add). I liked the bit where he complimented her on her shooting and her thanking him. They made a great team, not to mention Laura and Justin really seemed to work well with each other. I wish they'd got to spend more screen time together. Another missed opportunity, thanks to the show almost being over.
Kara's scene in the Fortress with Jor-El was...not quite what I was expecting, but it did make a certain kind of sense. I guess the writers had to explain why she could not help Clark take down all the things he has to face in the final. If she'd been around to aid him, it probably would have been "too easy" or some rubbish. I don't quite get how her helping him would have destroyed the world...but whatever. Crazy Jor-El logic does not resemble Earth logic. I really felt for her, when she said Clark was the only family she had left. Unlike Clark, Kara's never had any real friends or family (besides Clark) since she turned up on Earth. Poor Kara.
Lucky for Clark, Evil Lois was schooled in the art of tossing her enemy AWAY from her (like so many villains seem to do when they're supposedly intent on killing whoever). Tess telling Clark to hold on and stall Lois was kind of unintentionally hilarious, given that she looked about ready to actually do what she should have done to start with (ie. break his neck). Lucky he got his powers back when he did, otherwise he would have been minus a hand.
I was wondering if we were ever going to find out what became of Kara. So...she used the Legion ring to go into the future, huh? Well, hopefully she'll be better appreciated there. It's sad that Clark never even discovered that she'd returned and how hard it was for her to leave him behind. I guess their final goodbye remains their one in 'Supergirl'.
Thankyou, show, for not killing off Kara. I guess this was the most I could hope for. It's all I've ever really wanted from the show, actually - for Kara's character at least stay *alive* (and thereby stick it to all the haters who wanted her dead. HA!). Sadly, Kara was a victim of being under-used on a show that did not appreciate her. Laura Vandervoort really grew with the role and came to be a very fine actress that the show unfortunately didn't know how to utilize properly (she was much better used/more appreciated on V).
Kara was just too awesome for Smallville. She wasn't a whiner about her destiny or whatever, she saved people (a lot) without the angst Clark always displayed, and was just much more fun/less of a jerk than he often was. It's a crime that she didn't get her own show, as I totally would have watched it (and LV deserved it). I can only hope at some point in the future someone who's willing to give Kara/Supergirl the respect she deserves creates a show about her. Until then, you will be missed, Kara/LV. You were truly Supergirl.