– by Joseph Jammer Medina

This past episode of Supergirl had some solid emotional beats to it. Between the deal with Maggie and her father, and J’onn and his father over on Mars, the show somehow manages to keep itself emotionally relevant. However, in the new trailer for the next episode, it looks like things will be getting a little more high concept.

In the latest episode, Kara will be confronting and investigating a cult leader. Check out the synopsis below:

“Kara (Melissa Benoist) investigates a secretive new group whose leader, Thomas Coville (guest star Chad Lowe), has a mysterious connection to Supergirl. Meanwhile, Samantha (Odette Annable) feels like she’s letting Ruby (guest star Emma Tremblay) down, and J’onn (David Harewood) confesses an old secret.”

While the synopsis seems to be a bit wishy-washy on the true motive behind the cult leader, based on the trailer, it almost looks as though the leader created the cult after being rescued by Supergirl. At the very beginning of the clip, you can see a man bowing down to Kara, and while it’s not particularly clear, it seems possible that that man could have been the cult leader.

That being said, we’re not sure just what in the hell he’d be doing with a bomb this season, so there’s still that question. But the synopsis still teases a “mysterious connection” to Supergirl, and apart from him worshipping her, we’re not sure what else we can think of.

Are you looking forward to the next episode? Let us know down below!

Supergirl airs on The CW on Mondays at 8/7c

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  • Kronx

    I wasn’t a fan of last night’s show. I applaud the ambition, but the lack of a budget really, really hurt.

    Plus, the story was rushed and didn’t make a lot of sense. They needed J’onn to ask his dad where the magic stick was because the whites had it? And, being a race of telepaths, they couldn’t convince J’onn’s dad they were legitimate in the first place? And they all decided to look human because?

    This story probably would’ve played out better on earth over the course of a few episodes with J’onn learning his father was alive, and protecting the staff on earth. Smaller budget, more mystery.

    • Joseph Jammer Medina

      Yeah, the show really does have its ambition to blame for a lot of its flaws. Generally I get the idea that “oh I have this great idea,” but due to budget and time constraints, they have to rush it, which makes it not believable. And then, of course, the budget also makes Mars look like a line at Disneyland.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.