Supergirl Season 3 poster sends Kara on a solo mission

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Sep 22, 2017, 11:06 AM EDT

It was an explosion of teases for The CW shows on Thursday, and Supergirl came in late Thursday afternoon with a big one of its own. A new poster debuted on the official social media accounts of the series, showing off the plan for Season 3 of the hit series.

"Flying Solo" is the caption underneath the image of Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) hovering in the air, looking serious and fierce, and like she's ready for a fight. Lightning striking behind her, both obscuring and highlighting the large "S" symbol of the House of El, catches the eye and makes her look even stronger.

"Flying Solo" follows along with what we've learned about Supergirl Season 3 so far. Everything points to Kara being much more on her own than she's been before, maybe even more so than in Season 1. Previously, it's been teased that Supergirl will be her full-time persona, at least for the first episode or two. The human side of Kara's life has been awfully tough in the last year, so you can see how she'd want to just superhero full time.

Of course, Mon-El is out of the picture, at least temporarily, as he got zapped into a portal while being exiled from Earth at the end of last season. National PD's Maggie Sawyer, one half of everyone's favorite ship on the show, only became a core member of Team Supergirl toward the end of the season, but will be taking a step back already. That's because actress Floriana Lima is switching from a series regular back to recurring.

Finally, J'onn J'onnz will have his own family drama to deal with, as his father arrives and reveals, once and for all, that J'onn is not the last of the green martians. That won't take him off the board completely, but it will certainly be a distraction.

That leaves Winn and James to back Supergirl up, but both of them are humans, and juggling multiple aspects of their own lives. With all that in mind, it's easy to see how she'll be "Flying Solo" this season. Hopefully that won't last too long, though, as we need our optimistic Kara back as soon as possible. Supergirl will be at the center of the big four-show DC CW crossover, so at least by Episode 8 or 9 she'll be looking for a little help from her friends again.

Supergirl returns to The CW Monday, Oct. 9, at 8 p.m. ET.