Season 2 of Supergirl finally kicked off with a bang last week and fans are already looking forward to the premiere’s follow-up in just a few short days. Last week’s episode raised a lot of questions concerning the character of Melissa Benoist’s Kara Danvers, aka Supergirl, but the questions that arose mostly surrounded who exactly the young woman is outside of the cape. Sure, Kara Zor-El moonlights as a Kryptonian superhero protecting Earth from the hordes of nefarious baddies attempting to harm humanity – but what about Kara Danvers, the CatCo Worldwide Media employee, the loving sister, and the caring friend?
At the core of this lighthearted comic book television series is a search for identity. Supergirl may have her place in the world mapped out, but Kara is still struggling to blaze her own trail. Finally taking steps to further her career with CatCo Worldwide Media, Kara decided (last week in the aforementioned Season 2 premiere) that she wishes to pursue a career as a journalist, and with a new job title comes a new boss.
In a new clip from the upcoming episode of Supergirl, Kara is introduced to her new day-to-day boss figure, the legendary yet unapproachable reporter Snapper Carr. Fans of the series are well aware that Kara and her former boss, Calista Flockhart’s Cat Grant, have had an extremely rocky relationship over the course of the first season; but just as things are finally starting to look up for the young professional, a new adversary has seemingly arrived.
Portraying the aforementioned Snapper Carr is Cougar Town‘s own Ian Gomez. The clip does serve to give the audience a bit of much-needed character backstory for Carr – although mostly through Kara’s bumbling exposition. Combined with comments from Supergirl‘s executive producer Andrew Kreisberg concerning the new character addition, it appears as though workplace drama is far from over for this assistant-turned rising young professional.
Kara has faced numerous obstacles throughout the course of the still young series (especially in the workplace and in her own personal life), but the plucky Millenial has managed to win over the affections of most of her colleagues and peers thus far. Whether or not her infectious charm will rub off on her supervisor remains unknown – but seeing as how Supergirl has generally been rooted in Kara’s day-to-day drama from the inaugural episode, it is encouraging to see a new office conflict arise.
Supergirl continues Monday, October 17 with ‘The Last Children of Krypton’ at 8pm on The CW.
Source: The CW