- "You know how old I was the first time cops put cuffs on me? Seven. I was seven years old. My family and I were taking a vacation. We were staying at this nice hotel and, uh, my cousins and I, we decided to go out on the grounds, and play hide-and-go-seek. One minute, I'm trying my damnedest not to be found, and in the next, I'm shielding my eyes from police lights. And these four huge cops, they came and they pulled us out of our hiding places. And the whole time we're saying, "Wait, what are you doing? We're staying here." But none of them believed that we were supposed to be there. None of them believed that we belonged. So my oldest cousin must have been about 11, and I was the smallest. But they slapped cuffs on all of us anyway, and my arms were so little they had to put them around my forearms. And then they marched us into the hotel lobby like a bunch of criminals. And my mom was there. And then they believed us. She kept yelling, "Get those cuffs off my boys." Those cuffs."
- —James Olsen to Lena Luthor the reason why he can't reveal himself as Guardian.
"The Fanatical" is the nineteenth episode of the third season of , and the sixty-first episode overall. It aired on May 21, 2018.
|When Tanya, a disciple of Coville's, escapes from what's left of his cult, she 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 Dr. Alex Danvers
- Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott
- Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor
- Odette Annable as Samantha Arias/Reign
- Chris Wood as Mon-El
- David Harewood as Director J'onn J'onzz
- Carl Lumbly as M'yrnn J'onzz
- Chad Lowe as Thomas Coville
- Emma Tremblay as Ruby Arias
- Sofia Vassilieva as Olivia
- Nesta Cooper as Tanya Spears
- Andrea Brooks as Eve Teschmacher
- Nickolas Baric as Acolyte #2
- Ryan McNeill Bolton as Cop
- Bryan Demore as Security Guard
- Darren E. Scott as Acolyte
- Shayn Walker as Police Officer
"The Fanatical" starts with Reign undermining Supergirl and the remainder of the gathering from inside her holding cell in Lena's sanctuary. It's uncovered that Lena has made new innovation that doesn't permit Reign to see out of her holding cell and Kara gets irritated, blaming Lena for making another weapon that can hurt kryptonians.
At CatCo, Kara goes up against James about Lena's ongoing activities. They're talking with one of Thomas Coville's supporters, Tonya, busts in with Coville's own diary. She advises James to offer it to Supergirl in light of the fact that she believes Coville's follows are building a bomb. Kara takes the diary from the lady and says she'll get it to Supergirl.
Ruby's presently remaining at Alex's place. Alex is attempting to brighten Ruby up, who's despite everything angry with discovering her mom is Reign. Ruby reveals to Alex that she needs to be disregarded.
Kara and Mon-El suit up and go to a known area of Coville's faction. At the point when they show up, they discover a heap of debris, which they discover is a human. They notice a shadow on the divider, an impact of a nuke blast, which demonstrates Tanya's hypothesis of Coville's clique making a nuke.
Shooters surge CatCo and abduct Tanya; James follows in interest. James shows up at a distribution center and starts battling with the Coville devotees yet cops storm the structure. They all take out their firearms on James and let the Coville individuals escape.
Tanya and James are inevitably given up and the two talk about the racial profiling by the police power.
At the DEO, J'onn sees Alex has been perusing child rearing books. J'onn offers her some consolation on managing Ruby.
Kara - as Supergirl - converses with Lena about the pressure between the two. Kara communicates her desire that the two become genuine with one another again and Lena uncovers she has no enthusiasm for turning out to be companions with Supergirl.
Supergirl flies to CatCo to chat with James and Tanya after their showdown with Olivia and the other Coville supporters. Tanya uncovers to Supergirl that she realizes that James is Guardian. Supergirl enlightens Tonya regarding the heap of debris of Coville's safehouse.
Tanya sees the jewelry is one of her companions. James gets a warning on his telephone: it's Coville's adherents. They're taking steps to discharge James' actual character in the event that they don't hand Tanya and the diary back finished.
J'onn and Alex take M'yrnn and Ruby to a neighborhood arcade. While there, Alex attempts to persuade Ruby to give her access Ruby's life, however Ruby simply needs to return home. Myrnn begins having a scene, and the gathering surges out of the arcade so as not to turn into an interruption.
Winn is examining the Coville diary when he sees some Kryptonian images. Kara understands that the Coville bunch isn't attempting to make an atomic weapon. Or maybe, they're attempting to make another Worldkiller. Lena understands that in the event that they can utilize Coville's data right, they can do some figuring out and think of a remedy for Sam.
Lena and James are discussing the police profiling prior and we discover that James had been racially profiled as youthful as seven years of age. James understands that he needs to open up to the world about his character and the two kiss. Tanya intrudes on, needing to talk with James secretly.
Tanya make an effort not to uncover himself. She believes he's noteworthy his personality for her, however James attempts to state it's for himself.
M'yrnn has quieted down and is conversing with Ruby. He discloses to her that she's from Mars and Ruby's advantage promptly livens up. M'yrnn goes over a speedy history of the war between the martians and discloses how he got the opportunity to Earth. Ruby and M'yrnn choose to play foosball with one another. Alex and J'onn notice how energized Ruby is and they grin.
Tanya takes the diary and transforms herself into the Coville supporters. She enters a van where Olivia removes the diary. Mon-El, presenting covert, additionally enters the van, playing stupid reasoning it's his Lyft driver.
Back at the DEO, Winn uncovers that correspondence with Mon-El and Tonya has been cut off.
The individuals in the van get to their new fort, where Olivia and Tonya start playing out a custom. Mon-El sneaks off and gets ready, where he's ready to utilize his forces to escape a few elements of Olivia's invention with the goal that they can't play out the whole custom.
Mon-El can utilize a shrill recurrence to flag Supergirl to his area and she speeds to the area to help Mon-El, yet it's past the point of no return. Olivia has clearly figured out how to change herself into a Worldkiller.
A battle breaks out between Olivia, Kara, Mon-El, and Olivia's devotees when James appears. Kara attempts to remove Olivia's emblem yet is at first ineffective. After much talk and influence, Kara convinces Olivia to drop the stone yet it's past the point of no return, the stone has clearly begun consuming itself into Olivia's skin.
Mon-El can't rip the stone off, so Kara is compelled to utilize her laser vision to consume the stone off Olivia's hand.
James apologizes to Kara for placing her in an odd situation with Lena prior. He uncovers to Kara that he anticipates uncovering his personality to people in general individually.
Back at her condo, Alex assists Ruby with biting the dust her hair blue. Ruby apologizes to Alex for being frantic at her prior and she gets some information about M'yrnn's state. Ruby uncovers that she's anxious about the possibility that that whatever happened to her mother will happen to her. Alex makes reference to that she needs to guarantee that it won't occur to Ruby, however needing to be as honest as could be expected under the circumstances, Alex doesn't make that guarantee.
Supergirl and Mon-El come back to Lena's den where Lena and Winn clarify they've discovered a meteor in space that contains the vital material to help fix Sam/Reign. Mon-El offers to take J'onn's transport with Kara to pursue the meteor in space.
The scene closes with Coville himself coming back to the refer to of the custom and communicating his pleasure with how it turned out.
- This is the second episode of where Kara has no direct interaction with Alex, after "".
- In the beginning of the episode, Lena mentions the ability to override genes in crops through a Biolistic delivery system by coating particles of heavy metal in DNA and delivering them into the crop cells' interiors. This exists in real life and is also known as a gene gun.
- The getaway car that the cult members use to kidnap Tanya has a license plate reading "590 WUG". Tanya is a linguistics professor, so this is likely a reference to wugs, small cartoonish birds used in a famous linguistics experiment on child language acquisition that are popularly used as a symbol for the field of linguistics.
- When James considers revealing his identity as Guardian at a live press conference to throw off the cult's plan, Winn likens it to the 1996 film Ransom, in which the main character turns the tables on his son's kidnappers by using the ransom money to place a bounty on their heads on live television.
- When Mon-El infiltrates the cult's headquarters, he jokingly asks one of the acolytes, "You guys have no cell phones in cults?" A stereotypical aspect of most cults is the brainwashing of members into cutting off contact with friends and family, including the prohibition of personal communication devices like cell phones.
- The arcade that J'onn, Alex, Ruby, and M'yrnn go to is called Fun Centre. The Canadian spelling is a giveaway to the fact that the show is filmed in Vancouver, Canada.
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