Cult leader Chad Lowe worships the Girl of Steel in extended Supergirl trailer

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Oct 24, 2017, 9:15 PM EDT

The CW has released the latest extended trailer for Supergirl, and while this week’s adventure took us to Mars and introduced J’onn’s (David Harewood) dad M’yrnn J’onzz (Carl Lumbly), next week’s episode will keep its feet firmly planted on Terra Firma, where it will hit a little closer to home.

Emmy-winning actor Chad Lowe (Pretty Little Liars, Young Justice) will guest-star in the role of a "charismatic religious leader" with a weird connection to the Girl of Steel (Melissa Benoist). Lowe is playing Thomas Coville (who doesn’t seem to have a DC Comics counterpart), the leader of a religious group cult that literally worships Supergirl. According to EW, Coville is a “deeply spiritual man, committed to preaching his faith and transforming his followers’ lives.” In a deadly way, apparently.

Titled “The Faithful,” the episode will also touch base with Samantha (Odette Annable), who was MIA this week, and J’onn will apparently confess to an old secret. Reconnecting with dad after spending 200 years apart should make for some pretty juicy drama.

Lowe will also sit in the director's chair for the upcoming seventh episode of Season 3, titled "Wake Up" -- which sounds an awful lot like it could have something to do with Mon-El (Chris Wood), don't you think?

Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on The CW.

(via Coming Soon)