The CW’s Naomi Season 1 episode 13, “Who Am I?” takes us on a rollercoaster of a finale.
Naomi (Kaci Walfall) returns to her Superman site for a blog post, after a hiatus from writing, to question whether Superman ever doubted who he was.
While speaking to her parents, she tells them about her encounter with the essence of her birth parents and the memories she has of the night Greg (Barry Watson) and Jennifer (Mouzam Makkar) saved her. She tells them about the message of betrayal her birth parents passed along. Her parents tell her they need to leave tonight without telling anyone.
When trying to drop off the disc at Zumbado’s (Cranston Johnson) dealership, he encounters her and tries to dissuade her from leaving. Zumbado tells her she’s a hero, and they trade goodbyes.
Later that night, Naomi and her parents are driving away when an invisible barrier appears, and the car flips. When she wakes, Greg and Jennifer are missing. She and Annabelle (Mary-Charles Jones) search for Dee (Alexander Wraith) to discover they have taken him too.
All the adults are in a room together, with everyone pointing fingers at each other. Greg and Jennifer disclose that someone betrayed Naomi’s birth parents.
Naomi and Annabelle realize Brutus took the adults to harm them since she couldn’t be hurt. They search for their friends to keep them safe, finding them all at paintball. While there, our heroine sees the man with glowing red eyes.
She takes Nathan (Daniel Puig), Anthony (Will Meyers), Lourdes (Camila Moreno), Jacob (Aidan Gemme) and Annabelle to Dee’s shop. Naomi apologizes to Lourdes and Anthony for withholding the truth. Jacob uses his locator to find the adults, while the adults realize they’re the bait to lure Naomi back to Earth-29.
While confronted in front of the portal, our titular protagonist reveals she’s not alone. Her friends, complete with codenames, work together to help Naomi and rescue the adults.
Once freed, Dee threatens one of their captors for information on Qyeala, learning she’s on the prison planet Gaolus.
Against Annabelle’s protests, Naomi walks through the portal to Earth-29. There, she encounters Brutus (Ray Porter). He reveals he’s not from this planet or this universe. Brutus tells Naomi she and Superman couldn’t be near each other for long because of their extraordinary power. He also denies killing her birth parents.
Brutus’s dagger slices her skin when he throws it. He tells her she can’t feel pain on the other Earth and offers to show her the truth. When he prompts her to join him, she denies him and uses her power to send Brutus flat on his back. Her powers restore the flowers in the area.
Akira (Stephanie March) and Zumbado arrive in time to save Naomi. Akira offers to stay and destroy the portal from that side while the others escape.
Once back, Naomi, Dee and Zumbado discuss their next steps. Zumbado and Naomi prepare to locate the 29 to take down Brutus while our girl tells Dee he should focus on finding Qyeala. Dee assures her that he will always come when she needs him, no matter where he is.
Later, Naomi is at a party with her friends, anticipating what senior year could look like as their junior year ends.
Naomi and her parents travel into the woods to bury Akira’s transport vessel the following morning. When Naomi touches it, she sees a vision of Greg and Jennifer killing her birth parents and kidnapping her rather than saving her. Greg admits it was for the greater good, believing Naomi’s power would fix the Tear, and because no one would listen, they felt they had no choice.
The episode ends with Naomi warning them to stay away from her.
This last episode hurt a little. I was always Team Greg and Jennifer, even though they were the betrayers! I loved seeing Naomi come into her own this season. The dynamic of friendship and this found family vibe warmed my heart. I’m sad we won’t be seeing Naomi progress on her journey past this season.
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