Kara Dips Her Toes Back Into Becoming An “Ace Reporter” In New Supergirl Synopsis

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Supergirl has always been a pretty uneven show, dealing with Catco and with the DEO. In the second season, it hasn’t changed. In fact, it brought up whole new issues following Cat Grant’s (Calista Flockhart) departure from the main cast.

Arrow, in season five anyway, has struck an interesting balance. The Flash has Barry’s need to help people tied into his work, along with people to help him at his work. The shows work better than Supergirl in meshing the regular day job and the superhero aspects.

While I side-eyed Kara’s job as a reporter (mainly because I felt like it made her more of a distaff Superman counterpart over her own character), I was willing to give it a chance. But after watching the season, Kara’s not really good at reporting? At least, not the kind of reporting that she wants to do. She could be a great editorial writer or a feature writer or something like that. Most of the time, I just ended up agreeing with Snapper Carr (Ian Gomez) in that Kara refused to be objective, refused to get her sources straight, and generally refused to do anything that a reporter does. Maybe this is me being a bit idealistic, but at least show her put in the work. It just felt like an afterthought and one that bogged the show down.

So I was happy when she got fired. She could start a food blog or go work for Lena or do a series about aliens making a life in National City. But nope. She’ll probably get her job back in “Ace Reporter”.

Let’s see the synopsis.

Lena’s (guest star Katie McGarth) ex-boyfriend, Jack Spheer (guest star Rahul Kohli), comes to National City to unveil his big breakthrough in nano-technology, which has the potential to eradicate all diseases. Lena asks Kara to attend Jack’s conference with her for support. When Kara sees Snapper (guest Star Ian Gomez) in attendance she’s inspired to tap back into her reporter skills and questions Jack on his discovery, which ultimately leads to a bigger investigation that puts everyone in danger.

If Kara does get her job back, then I want Lena to learn the truth. I feel like that’s a good trade-off. Have Lena learn the truth and still be friends with her. Please show? Please?

Supergirl returns on April 24th at 8/7c on the CW.

Bec Heim
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