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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 4 ‘The Faithful’

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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Last night, Kara discovered a cult that worshiped her. Literally. But there are downsides to being a god among men so, as always, there are spoilers beyond this point and read on only if you really want to know what happened on ‘The Faithful.”

We begin with two men talking on a flight, but while they’re talking there’s major turbulence and one of the engines is on fire. However, there’s no tragedy this flight. The plane makes it safely to a water landing and, it turns out, this is a flashback to the series pilot. It’s the flight Kara saved in her first outing as Supergirl.

Back in the present day, Samantha is watching her daughter play soccer while trying to balance work demands. She’s approached by a lady who is weirdly creepy. She knows both of their names and creepily invites them to some sort of meeting, complete with flier with an alien-like symbol on it. Later, at L-Corp, Samantha talks with Lena and kara about celebrating a merge and Kara notices the brochure on the desk and asks to take it, after inviting Samantha to girl’s night.

At CatCo, James and Winn ask Kara about the weird brochure and Kara says that the symbol on it is the Kryptonian symbol for the god, Rao. She wants to check things out so they all go to the gathering. Immediately they are approached by a young woman who is very enthusiastic about the group. And then it’s the man from the plane! Turns out he’s the leader of the group and he greets everyone with the group’s name: Children of Rao. But that’s not all, as he goes into the sermon he reveals that everyone is there because Supergirl has saved them. Yep, that’s right, they worship Supergirl. As the service continues the young woman speaks and shares her testimony of being saved by Supergirl after falling from a roof. Then, the meeting closes service by literally praying to Supergirl which is clearly disturbing for Kara.

At the DEO, Winn figures out that the man is Thomas Coville and everyone in the church? Yeah, Supergirl saved them. Kara explains that this man knows far too much about Rao and Krypton so there must be more to it and wants Winn to keep looking. She then heads home for girl’s night, but Kara is called away due to a building being on fire. Supergirl arrives in the nick of time to save this young man trapped in the building, but once he’s on the ground Olivia shows up as well and congratulates him for becoming a member of the church because Supergirl saved him. Supergirl looks on in horror as she realizes that the man set the fire so he could be saved by her. On purpose. Supergirl tries to get Maggie to arrest Coville for this, but Maggie explains it’s free speech.

At L-Corp, Ruby is in her mother’s office trying to get attention to work on a song when someone rushes in with a merger problem. Morgan Edge is stirring up trouble so Samantha has to go deal with it and leave Ruby behind.

Kara goes to speak with Coville under the guise of asking questions, but Coville knows Kara is Supergirl. The glasses don’t fool him. Kara takes them off and demands that he stop with the church, but Coville doesn’t seem convinced. As soon as she leaves he goes into another room and tells a Kryptonian artifact that he will save Supergirl.

At L-Corp, Ruby is asleep in her mom’s office. Lena comes in and Samantha lets her know that the merger is now complete, but Samantha breaks down in tears over fears that she is the worst mother. Lena reassures her that she’s not. Lena would know. Lena actually had the worst mother. Also having a rough night is Kara, who talks to James about Coville and Kara admits that she doesn’t know how to stop someone’s beliefs. Kara then heads to the DEO and has Winn track the Kryptonian device (the Betahedron) that Coville was speaking to and it turns out that he’s taken it from the church to a packed hockey arena. His plan? Explode it so Supergirl has to come save everyone. He’ll then recruit them to his church.

That’s a nope from Kara. She flies to the arena to stop him while Alex heads there by motorcycle. Kara tries to convince Coville to stop but he confirms his plan to blow things up and convert the 15,000 people there to the church. As Kara approaches the Betahedron to stop it, she collapses. Turns out, there’s Kryptonite in it. Coville keeps right on preaching Supergirl will save them, but a weakened Kara cuts her hand to reveal blood, telling the gathered she’s no god. They see the light. Coville tries to stop the Betahedron but hits the wrong button and activates it. Alex arrives and is able to get the Kryptonite out, but the thing is still gonna blow and Kara is too weak to fly it out. Instead, she blows a hole into the floor and deep into the earth so Alex and Coville can push the device into it. It blows, but does so safely below ground.

And now, we wrap up. Kara visits Coville in jail and confirms he’s not going to reveal her identity. He tells her that he knows now his purpose is to help Supergirl be less distracted so he will pray to her and for her now. Kara, Alex, Lena, and Samantha attend Ruby’s talent show but as Ruby starts to sing, Alex runs out and Kara follows. Turns out, Alex is having a very hard time accepting Maggie not wanting to have kids.

Kara then goes to pray with a hologram of her mother. J’onn prays with his father. Samantha is getting ready for bed and hallucinates writing on her face and hands and a creepy hooded figure behind her. Ruby walks in to find a sobbing Samantha on the floor. And then? We go back to when the Betahedron exploded. The explosion activates a pod in the mysterious ship seen earlier in the season and a hand presses to the glass.

Who is in the ship? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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