Supergirl: 7 questions we have after the season 3 finale

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1. What’s next for J’onn?

It’s safe to say that J’onn J’onzz had a rollercoaster of a journey this season. Upon returning to what was left of Mars, he discovered that his father, M’yrnn, was still alive — only to slowly lose him to a Martian version of dementia. But before that could happen, a lucid M’yrnn sacrificed himself to save the Earth from the terraforming — but not before transferring the most important of his memories to his son through “The Reach”.

While it was wonderful to see J’onn share so many special memories with his father, it was heartbreaking to see him lose him again. But the veteran Martian did not leave without teaching his son a valuable life lesson: Be Happy. Realizing that he had lost sight of the Martian way, J’onn stepped down from his position as Director of the D.E.O. and promoted Alex. He was later seen smiling, with a new lease on life as he disappeared into a sea of people. In short, he had remembered the Martian way.

Thus, we’re left wondering what kind of role he will have in Season 4. As we already know, David Harewood will remain on the show as a series regular. Thu, we will be seeing plenty of J’onn. But the lack of his presence at the D.E.O. will take some getting used to. And it leaves us wondering what’s next for the Martian Manhunter.

He will undoubtedly be on hand should his family of heroes need him, but what will he do in his spare time? Perhaps a detective/P.I. career beckons him? He did want to be closer to the people. Moreover, the hat that he wore in his final scene could perhaps be a reference to Detective John Jones (his civilian persona in the comics). Whatever happens, it will be interesting to see J’onn take on a new type of role next season. He has always portrayed that authoritarian figure, so there will definitely be a new dynamic without him in the D.E.O. But it will be intriguing to see how he uses his Martian abilities for good out in the field, among the people.

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Supergirl is now on its summer hiatus. It will return to The CW in October, airing on Sunday nights at 8:00 p.m. ET. What questions did the Season 3 finale leave you with? Let us know in the comments section below!