'Supergirl': "The Fanatical" Synopsis Released

The CW has released the official synopsis for "The Fanatical", the upcoming nineteenth episode of Supergirl's third season set to air on May 21, 2018.

Since returning from hiatus in April, Supergirl viewers have seen Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath) try to help Samantha Arias (Odette Annable) by figuring out how to rid her of the terrifying Worldkiller, Reign. Just as Lena appeared to be getting close to some kind of breakthrough, the Worldkillers Pestilence and Purity teamed up to rescue Reign -- a move that not only united the Worldkillers, but exposed Lena's secret work to Supergirl/Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) and the DEO as well. Now, though, it sounds like there may be some help on the way in the fight to save Sam.

The synopsis indicates that a former member of the Cult of Rao will provide Kara and James (Mehcad Brooks) a journal that might give them what they need to save Sam. Even with the journal, though, things won't be easy for Team Supergirl. This season has seen each of the people closest to Kara face their own challenges and dangers and in "The Fanatical" it looks like it will be James' turn. Faced with potentially having his identity as Guardian exposed, James will have to wrestle with some real questions about race and vigilantism in Earth-38's America.

You can check out the complete official synopsis below.


When Tanya (guest star Nesta Cooper), a disciple of Coville’s, escapes from what’s left of his cult, she gives Kara (Melissa Benoist) and James (Mehcad Brooks) a journal that could hold the key to saving Sam (Odette Annable).

Someone learns Guardian’s identity and threatens to expose James if he doesn’t do what they ask. James contemplates what it means to be a black vigilante without a mask in America.


Mairzee Almas directed the episode written by Paula Yoo & Eric Carrasco.

Supergirl airs Monday nights at 8/7c on The CW. "The Fanatical" debuts on May 21.