A recently released sneak peak for Season 2, episode 2 of “Supergirl” shows Kara’s (Melissa Benoist) first meeting with her new boss Snapper Carr (Ian Gomez).
In the clip, Cat (Calista Flockhart) introduces her former assistant to Snapper who will be running the investigative team of CatCo magazine. According to Cat, Snapper “is one of the best journalists” she’s ever known.
Kara offers a handshake to Snapper, but he couldn’t care less.
“Mr. Carr, it’s an honor to meet you,” the Girl of Steel tells him enthusiastically, trying to break the ice with him. “I’m so excited to get started. I will work on this harder than I have ever worked on anything else ever before.”
For some reasons, however, it seems that Snapper isn’t really interested with Kara, as he walks out of Cat’s office even before his new stringer finishes her sentence.
“Did that go well?” Kara asks Cat of her first meeting with her new supervisor.
“Ah, yes! He really liked you,” Cat answers sarcastically.
Although Snapper shares the same strictness with Cat, there’s a big difference between the two that explains why Kara’s relationship with Snapper is far different from the connection she has with Cat.
“Cat — both with Kara and I think with others — is actually devoted to mentoring people,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg told Entertainment Weekly. “She challenges them hard, but she does that with the idea that she’s forging them and they’re going to come out the other side as stronger, better people.”
“[But] Snapper Carr doesn’t give a crap,” Kreisberg continued. “He believes in the written word, in facts and ‘Are you good at your job or are you not? If you’re not good at your job, I don’t have time for you.’”
In a separate interview with TVLine, Kreisberg said that viewers are going to see Cat as “warm and fuzzy” once they meet who really Snapper is. “He’s very brusque,” the exec producer said of the new character. “He does not think Kara is spunky or cute, and he is not interested in mentoring anybody.”
“Supergirl” Season 2, episode 2, entitled “The Last Children of Krypton,” airs on Monday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW. Check out the synopsis for the episode below:
“CADMUS attacks National City with a kryptonite powered villain who ends up seriously hurting Supergirl. Superman blames Hank (David Harewood) because the kryptonite was stolen from the DEO. Meanwhile, Kara’s first day at her new job doesn’t go as planned after she meets her new boss, Snapper Carr.”