Snapper Carr (Ian Gomez) will continue pushing Kara (Melissa Benoist) to become a good reporter in Season 2, episode 4 of “Supergirl.”
In a sneak peek for the episode, Kara eagerly proposes an “alien on alien violence” story to Snapper, but the CatCo magazine editor-in-chief thinks that her pitch doesn’t have a story to begin with.
“An alien got killed. An alien did it. Where’s the story?” Snapper asks.
“I just told you the story,” Kara replies.
“Really?” he responds. “So you got an actual NCPD sources speak on the record? Did you talk to the victim’s family? Set up an interview with the DA’s office to see if and when charges will be filed? Where’s the medical examiner report? Did you research economic and demographic indicators? Revise some context for human-alien race relations?”
“You didn’t give me a story, you gave me a half-baked idea,” Snapper tells Kara. “Go bake it fully and I’ll talk to you.”
Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that Snapper “doesn’t give a crap” about mentoring people. “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,’” Kreisbreg said.
“He’s very brusque,” the exec producer added of Snapper in a separate interview with TVLine. “He does not think Kara is spunky or cute, and he is not interested in mentoring anybody.”
While Snapper has no intention of helping his associates become better in their craft, his straightforward attitude does help Kara improve her reporting skills without him really knowing it. In Season 2, episode 3, for instance, Snapper taught Kara how to write a judgment-free news article about Lena Luthor’s (Katie McGrath) alien detection gadget.
“Supergirl” Season 2, episode 4, entitled “Survivors,” airs on Monday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.