Supergirl: The Faithful
November 1, 2017 12:43 PM - Season 3, Episode 4 - Subscribe

Kara investigates a secretive new group whose leader, Thomas Coville, has a mysterious connection to Supergirl. Meanwhile, Samantha feels like she's letting Ruby down, and J'onn confesses an old secret.

Well that was appropriately creepy for halloween, even if it wasn't the intent. But it does bring up an issue that hasn't been discussed in the show so far, which is the faith that some put on superheroes. The religious storyline was also interesting in that I've never seen much discussions about Kryptonian religions and beliefs.

Someone catch me up, so the explosion from that probe triggered the crashed ship that I assume Reign came to earth in to release more Kryptonians? That's the same ship we saw in the episode where Sam saved Ruby when the submarine attacked, right?

Oh Alex... that relationship is going to break me just as hard as as anything on This Is Us.
posted by numaner (10 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Whee. A cult episode. Whee.

Yeah, nthing the pain on the inevitable kids breakup.
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:27 PM on November 1 [1 favorite]


I was creeped out by how Supergirl and J'onn turned to religion at the end of the episode, but honestly? It was all worth it for her look of horror at the first cult meeting, when she realized they were worshiping her.

Also, this is totally a thing that would happen. (The Church of Superman is a favorite comics development of mine because of course there would be such a thing, whether he wanted it or not.)
posted by mordax at 11:34 PM on November 1


Oh, and to avoid abusing edit: I like that they just ported that over to the Church of Rao here, to keep the focus properly on Kara. Good explanation for why the cult guy knew all that stuff, too.
posted by mordax at 11:39 PM on November 1 [1 favorite]


I choose to believe it's the Church Of Raoul because it makes chuckle.
posted by urbanwhaleshark at 12:48 PM on November 2 [1 favorite]


I liked this quite a bit but the Superman/girl as Christ metaphor is supposed to stay subtext...

also yet again using that cover of Hallelujah over a closing montage is unforgivable. Unforgivable.
posted by Justinian at 6:58 PM on November 2 [1 favorite]


I get the feeling lots of people don't like this season as much as previous? Am I wrong? Which is weird because I think it is great so far. But I couldn't stand the CW look&feel of last season.
posted by Justinian at 7:14 PM on November 2 [1 favorite]


I don't have that feeling, I'm loving this episode so far. Mostly because for me the less Mon-El the better because more Alex and Maggie please.

that cover of Hallelujah over a closing montage is unforgivable. Unforgivable.

THAT is my karaoke version and you take that back!
posted by numaner at 9:54 PM on November 2


SEASON, I'm loving this SEASON so far. dammit I should probably go to bed
posted by numaner at 10:13 PM on November 2


Yeah, I'm enjoying this season a whole lot. (The Flash and Legends are both more fun this season too, IMO.)
posted by mordax at 9:06 AM on November 3


It definitely seems like they corrected course so far this season, and that feeling only grew when I saw the next episode too. Dropping Mon-El and Guardian has helped a lot. I'm totally content for no-one on the show to ever have a romance storyline, they can keep that all contained in the Maggie/Alex storyline (except obviously... well, damn.)

The apparition in Sam's bathroom was legit creepy. Faces that are intended to be scary in movies and TV tend to just look kind of silly to me, but that creature design was total nightmare fuel, and the effect they used to stutter it between the creepyface and the human face was excellent. I rewound that and rewatched it a few times. The intro/flythrough of the pod or whatever was also really well done I thought.

I'm not a huge fan of characters being religious, but I thought it was well-handled directorally and visually, especially the ending montage (although I think the world government should put a moratorium on using Hallelujah).
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 4:59 PM on November 9


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