This week’s episode of Supergirl was quite the emotional roller coaster. Or maybe I’m just plugged into father-and-child stories for reasons I’ll never properly unpack. Nonetheless, it was amazing to see Maggie get some sort of closure with her father and to see J’onn reunited with someone he thought long dead. And while the clock ticks ever closer on the end of Maggie and Alex’s relationship, it will be interesting to see how J’onn’s new situation plays out in the long run.
So how do you follow up an episode like that? The Flash might go lighthearted. Legends would definitely double down on the zany. But if this preview of next week’s episode is any indication, the show is keeping its serious themes going as Supergirl tackles a cult. Chad Lowe guest stars as the leader of that cult, which has adopted a Krypton. as its own. That’s a recipe for disaster on its own, but add a bomb to the mix and … well, maybe Lowe’s character will get what he wants. Cult leaders are weird like that.
Supergirl airs Mondays on The CW.