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‘Supergirl’ recap: 3×03 “Far from the tree”

Supergirl recap: Season 3, Episode 3, “Far from the tree” Aired October 23, 2017.

Tonight’s episode of Supergirl took on a different light. The writers focused on two characters that had an odd parallel. It was a Maggie and J’onn centric episode.

The Shower

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We open with Eliza and Kara setting up for Alex and Maggie’s bridal shower. Kara leaves to go help J’onn on a mission. Eliza is left to have dinner with Maggie and Alex. During dinner we learn exactly what happened with Maggie and her family.

  • Maggie told her parents she was gay when she was 14.
  • Her father put her in the car and drove her away.
  • He dropped her off at her Aunt’s house.

What do we learn? Maggie’s father kicked her out because he did not accept who she was. Maggie said the last thing her father said to her was,

“You have shamed me.”

So, he is horrible.

Alex insists that maybe Maggie should reach out to her family again.

A Trip to Mars


J’onn and Supergirl travel to Mars to answer a stress call from M’gann. They arrive to some very shocking news. J’onn’s father is still alive! M’gann and her white martian resistance rescued him from a prison.

Manhunter is shocked, to say the least. Supergirl and J’onn find out that the evil white martians are trying to find a staff. The staff has the ability to obliterate the white martians. The resistance wants to get it before it falls into the wrong hands.

Only problem is, J’onn’s dad refuses to give up its location. Manhunter goes to see his father. Remember, he thought his father was dead, so this should be a happy reunion right? Wrong!



Mr. Jonzz does not believe him to be his son. He believes it is a White Martian playing tricks on him. J’onn must have a series of discussions to try and convince his father of who he is. Ultimately it is Kara who sways him.

J’onn’s dad tells them where the staff is. The resistance, M’gann, J’onn, and Kara go to claim it. A fight ensues. Kara wields the staff like a badass and kills all the bad martians protecting it. All is well. Kara, Mr. J’onzz and J’onn leave Mars. Sadly, M’gann does not go with them.

Maggie’s Dad


Shockingly, Maggie’s Dad comes to the city for the bridal shower. Remember Maggie hasn’t seen her Dad since she was 14. I warn you, what happens next involves viewers crying!

  • Maggie picks her Dad up from the bus stop. They share the world’s most awkward hug.
  • Turns out, her Mother refuses to come.
  • Detective Sawyer learns her father has been following her cases.
  • He and she talk about surface level things.

Later on in the episode, Mr. Sawyer shows up at the bridal shower. He brings a picture of Maggie when she was a little girl and puts it up on the bridal board. We think he is regretting the past, but no.

Maggie and Alex kiss and he runs out the door.

Thank you.


It turns out Mr. Sawyer still cannot accept his daughter’s sexuality. Maggie gives him the speech of all speeches. Cue the tears. She thanks him, for making her realize she does not need him. Maggie has all the family she can ask for. She says goodbye and walks away.

See yah, Mr. Sawyer. Feel free not to come back!

What did you think of tonight’s episode? Did you run out of tissues? Are you proud of Maggie? See you next week!

Supergirl airs Mondays at 8/7c on The CW. Check out Pure Fandom’s new podcast, SuperTalk, and tune in each week for my recaps.

 (Featured Image courtesy of  comicbook.com)

Brittney Santiago

I am an actor and a writer. I spend my free time reading, writing, watching television, and hanging out with friends. My love of all things supernatural came from my first time watching ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and has expanded into a wide range of shows. I love all things ‘Arrow’, ‘The Flash’, ‘Legends of Tomorrow', 'Supergirl', and ‘Legacies', to name a few. Traveling, cons, and beaches are three of my favorite things!

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