The Fanatical
Supergirl Season 3



Critic Ratings: 7
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Episode Info

Tanya, a disciple of Coville's, escapes from what's left of his cult, and gives Kara and James a journal that could hold the key to saving Sam. 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.


Melissa Benoist
as Kara Danvers/Supergirl
Mehcad Brooks
as James Olsen
Chyler Leigh
as Alex Danvers
Jeremy Jordan
as Winslow "Winn" Schott
Calista Flockhart
as Cat Grant
David Harewood
as Hank Henshaw/J'onn J'onzz
Floriana Lima
as Maggie Sawyer
Katie McGrath
as Lena Luthor
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Critic Reviews for The Fanatical

Kara's role in this plot is largely to act as a foil for James's experiences. That, along with addressing uncomfortable issues head on, inspires some great conversations. Their friendship, at least, is back to being strong.

Jul 30, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The ancient relic that the cult is using in the ceremony is exactly what Lena needs to fix Sam. So there's that.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

"The Fanatical" gives James his most well-developed storyline since last season's "City of Lost Children."

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…

"The Fanatical" looked as if it would be filler at first glance, but instead it drove the story forward while still taking time to focus on a character that we don't see nearly enough of: James Olson.

Jul 23, 2018 | Full Review…

James Olsen was the emotional and narrative highlight in this week's episode of Supergirl, and how fantastic that the character who's so often struggled to fit into the show's structure was at the center of such a powerful and memorable scene.

Jul 25, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

"The Fanatical" has a bunch of intriguing storytelling ideas, all of which suffer from being needlessly crammed into one episode. Still, I tend to prefer an episode that's overstuffed to one that's underdeveloped.

Jul 20, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

There has been a gallant effort to give the supporting cast meatier storylines, and boy, have the Supergirl actors run away with the opportunity.

Jul 31, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…