Supergirl Season 3 Episode 4 Review/Recap; Kara Battles A Cult Leader

Supergirl Season 3 episode 4 called 'The Faithful' was an interesting episode. This is because it featured a different type of "villain" that challenges Supergirl in a much different way outside of just having raw power.

Bear in mind, spoilers will be discussed in this review as I give out my thoughts.

I will say that this week's episode is the best one out of Season 3 to date. It solidifies Kara as one of the best superheroes in TV today.

The interesting part about this week's episode is that it centers around a religious cult headed by a man named Thomas Coville. Coville made his cult after seeing Kara save from him from a plane crash two years earlier.

He sees Supergirl as a God and has studied Krypton religion. He follows the God of Rao.

At first I thought it was weird that Kara would see Coville as a bad guy.

After all, he loves Supergirl to death and worships her as a God. That is until I realized that Coville wants more people to join his religion even if it means harming others in the process.

To convince people to join in his group, they have to be saved by Supergirl herself.

Kara is annoyed that a person purposefully set a building on fire just so that he can get saved. This type of behavior is dangerous since it causes people to purposefully get themselves in danger.



This type of theme has been used in comic book stories before, but this is the first time it's been used in Supergirl.

I like the change in tone of the series as Coville is not the usual type of bad guy. He's more of a crazy fan that goes too far.

Supergirl/Kara is struggling to apprehend Coville mainly because she cannot prove he's a threat.

Not to mention she cannot simply just punch him and put him in jail. This episode shows us that super powers cannot always save the day.

However, Supergirl gets a chance to stop Coville from an evil plan.

He has an ancient Kryptonian artifact called the Betahedron. He plans to blow it up near an arena so that Supergirl can save more than 15,000 people so more people join his cult.

Obviously, Supergirl thinks this is maniacal idea as even she cannot save that many people in so little time.

Sadly, she cannot get rid of the bomb so easily as Kryptonite is inside. Luckily, Alex is able to get rid of the Kryptonite, but Supergirl is too weak to throw the bomb away.

Instead, Supergirl creates a huge hole with her laser eyes and Alex along with Coville pushes the bomb out of harm's way.

Coville finally realizes his mistakes and goes to jail. Kara visits him and he promises to keep her identity a secret.

The end of the episode teases a new villain that is soon going to emerge out of a pod.

We're not sure who it is yet, but it's not going to be an easy fight for Supergirl in the episodes to come.

This week's side story mainly focused on Samantha.

She is yet to become a bad girl, but she's now responsible for running LexCorp with Lena Luthor now working at CatCo. It is only a matter of time until Samantha becomes the new villain known as Reign.

The only drama that this week's episode had involved Alex. Alex and Kara were at a school performance seeing Samantha's daughter Ruby sing a song.

This causes Alex to cry because she wants to have a kid of her own. However, Maggie does not want to have kids so this might cause a problem in their relationship.

Anyway, this week's episode was exciting to watch since the drama involving Alex and Maggie was kept until the very end.

It is also cool to see Samantha and her slow transition to be the main villain of the show. The slow build up will hopefully be worth it.

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