Supergirl executive producers Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner take us inside tonight's episode, The Faithful, in the new video below. There are some spoilers for tonight's episode below the image, so if you don't want to know, don't read anymore.
The episode deals with faith and religion. It introduces a character named Thomas Coville (Chad Lowe), the leader of a religious cult that worships Supergirl. They describe him as having a surprising connection to Supergirl, and then they tell us what it is.
He was on the flight that Kara (Melissa Benoist) saved in the pilot episode because Alex (Chyler Leigh) was on board. Coville leads the Cult of Rao and Coville is putting people in harm's way through faith — something Supergirl isn't sure how to fight. We also spend some more time with Samantah Arias (Odette Annable) and her daughter Ruby (Emma Tremblay) as she adjusts to being the head of L Corp.
This is the second villain/situation where Supergirl can't fight it head on as she usually does. The focus of the season, besides humanity, also seems to be pushing Supergirl in new directions and growing as a hero. Some of the best comic stories with Superman or Supergirl have put the characters in positions where their powers don't trump all.
Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on the CW.