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After spending several years in social services, Nicole has finally followed her lifelong dream of being a full-time writer. In addition to her work for The Hudsucker, Nicole is also a staff writer for Womanista. An avid comic book fan, BBQ aficionado, professional makeup artist and first-time mom, Nicole can be found exploring Kansas City rich history when she's not blogging about suburban life at Suburban Flamingo.

Fly Like a Girl: ‘Supergirl’ – Episode 3 ‘Far From the Tree’

Supergirl is DC’s television adaptation of the comic book of the same name. It airs Monday nights at 8/7 Central on The CW. Our writer, Nicole Drum recaps the series each week updating you on the latest episode here in Fly Like a Girl.

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This week Kara joins J’onn as he heads to Mars to respond to M’gann’s distress call last week. However, the situation isn’t quite what either of them expect. As always there will be spoilers below the jump.

We open with Kara and Alex talking about Alex and Maggie’s bridal shower set to take place the next day when J’onn knocks on the door. He comes to tell the girls he has to leave for Mars and that he needs them to to mind the DEO while he’s gone. After some questions as to why he’s going reveal that he’s going to help M’gann, Kara decides to go with him. J’onn then takes her to a storage unit or garage where a classic Chevy convertible is housed. It turns out that covertible is actually J’onn’s spaceship. Martian tech can shapeshift, you see, and very quickly the pair fly off for Mars.

Back at Alex’s, she and Maggie have dinner with Mama Danvers and it’s revealed that Maggie has no childhood pictures of herself. This leads to Maggie explaining that she hasn’t spoken to her family since she was 14, which is when her father kicked her out for being gay and cruelly abandoned her with her aunt. It’s clearly an emotional moment for Maggie and Alex hurts for her, too.

On Mars, J’onn and Kara meet up with M’gann and discover that White Martians were operating a Green Martian prison camp. This is important because J’onn thought he was the only Green Martian left. He’s wrong. There’s one other, his father, M’yrnn. It seems that the White Martians spared him because he is a religious figure who knows the location and how to operate a mystical staff that turns out is actually a psychic weapon. The White Martians would be able to use the staff to crush the resistance so they need to get to the staff before that can happen. The problem? They’re running out of time and M’yrnn won’t tell them. M’gann needs J’onn to get the information from his father.

Back on Earth, Alex tries to convince Maggie to contact her parents and invite them to the wedding shower, but Maggie tells her to drop it. However, once Alex is asleep Maggie sneaks out of bed, calls her father, and leaves him a voicemail inviting him to the wedding shower.

Mars. J’onn goes to speak with his father, but M’yrnn doesn’t believe it’s really his son. He is convinced that he’s a White Martian and nothing J’onn says can convince him. M’gann’s resistance fighter Till’all explains that if J’onn can’t convince his father then they will have to use other means to get the information and those means? Will probably kill him.

Maggie’s dad gets the voicemail and decides to come to the shower. She collects him at the bus stop and the two go for an awkward walk where her father reveals that he’s been keeping tabs on her and her career even though they’ve not spoken. The warm fuzziness doesn’t last, though. Even though he brings a bottle of wine to the party and adds a photo to the picture board so Maggie will be represented (and thus revealing he never stopped carrying it in his wallet) he is quickly uncomfortable and leaves. Maggie follows and her father reveals that he’s still disappointed, that she’s disrespecting him because he fought discrimination so she could have the world.

Back on Mars J’onn is obviously not going to let anyone kill his dad so he tries again to convince him. M’yrnn remains unconvinced and Till’all is growing impatient. He fights M’gann because she is standing in his way. This leads Kara and J’onn to take M’yrnn back to his former home. This upsets him and he slaps J’onn, but J’onn is able to share a memory with his father after Kara tries to plead with him to give him a chance. The memory? A beautiful family scene of J’onn’s two daughters in happier times. This makes M’yrnn realize that yes, this is truly his son and the two have an emotional reunion. The resistance arrives about then and M’yrnn reveals the location of the staff as well as the evil White Martian plan. The group heads off to stop them.

And now? We fight. Kara provides the distraction and J’onn, along with his father and the resistance fight the evil White Martians. The bad guys attempt to use the staff, but Kara manages to get the staff, stop the evil White Martians and then hands the staff over to the resistance and M’gann. They return it to J’onn, though as they want him to take it to Earth to hide it.

Back on Earth, Maggie catches up with her father as he’s heading to the airport. She gives him back the photo and tells him that he has given her the greatest gift. She is comfortable with who she is and is loved and she doesn’t need his judgement or even for him to like her anymore. Back at home, she and Alex chat and Alex mentions kids again as she did last week. Maggie again says that she doesn’t really want a family.

And now we tie things up in a bow. Kara and J’onn return to Earth and they’ve brought M’yrnn with him! Kara’s Space Dad now has is own Space Dad! J’onn thanks Kara for her help and she welcomes M’yrnn to Earth. And then? Ready the tissues. J’onn and M’yrnn walk off together, heading to their new home.

Now, if you can stop sniffling you might want to brace yourself. Next week? Kara takes on a cult. See you then!

Did this episode make you cry? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

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