Chad Lowe Guest Stars and Directs ‘Supergirl’

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Getty Actor Chad Lowe arrives at the 10th Annual GO Campaign, Hauser Wirth and Schimmel, at Manuela on November 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

A familiar face will be making an appearance on tonight’s episode of Supergirl.

Emmy-winner Chad Lowe, who fans may recognize as Aria’s father, Byron Montgomery, on the hit Freeform series Pretty Little Liars, will guest star in tonight’s fourth episode, “The Faithful”. Lowe will play Thomas Coville, a religious leader whose cult worships the Girl of Steel.

He will also be directing the seventh episode of the season, Wake Up.

The younger brother of Rob Lowe, Chad Lowe received an Emmy Award in 1993 for his supporting role in Life Goes On. He’s directed a number of popular TV shows, like Law & Order: SVU, Bones, Brothers & Sisters, Twisted, Without a Trace, Pretty Little Liars, and Hack, among others. As an actor, Lowe has held recurring roles on ER, Melrose Place, and Now and Again. He also played Deputy White House Chief of Staff Reed Pollock on season 6 of 24. 

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Lowe was married to Hilary Swank from 1997 to 2007. Three years after his divorce from Swank, he married producer Kim Painter. Lowe and Painter have three daughters together: their oldest, Mabel, was born in 2009; their middle, Fiona, was born in 2012, and their youngest, Nixie, was born in March of 2016.

On tonight’s episode of Supergirl, Kara will become acquainted with a cult that worships her. Speaking to EW about the script for tonight’s episode, Melissa Benoist recently said, “It was such a smart script. It’s unnerving. She’s already weighing this am I human, am I alien in her mind anyway, and I think it’s a moment where it pushes her even further down the road of just deciding to be an alien, because she can do things that no one else can, but only her and Clark can do that on Earth, so seeing people worship her is not what she wants, but it does strike a chord with her.”

Kara will have to come to terms with how she feels about being worshipped: does she enjoy it, or is she terrified of it? And if something about the whole ordeal resonates with her, what ramifications will that have? Mehcad Brooks, who plays James Olsen, shares with EW, “While it is strange and while it is weird, Superman saved my life, and Supergirl saved my life. While I’m not worshipping them, there is a sense of reverence, and there is a sense of awe. Most people never have a chance to get their lives saved, thank God. But if you did, you’d feel indebted to that person for the rest of your life, because the reason that you have a life is because that person put theirs on the line and saved yours… I understand, I get it.”

Be sure to tune in to Supergirl tonight at 8pm ET/PT on The CW.

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