The Demise of CatCo
When the show moved to The CW which precipitated that production move from Los Angeles to Canada, it was pretty much a given that Calista Flockhart wouldn’t be coming along and the show was going to lose Cat Grant. Boy, did I underestimate just how much of a loss that would be. With Cat gone the show lost the person Kara went to for advice and I mean Kara not Supergirl. Cat Grant was a pivotal person in the life of Kara Danvers and oh so instrumental in Kara’s development as a person not a superhero. With Cat gone Kara was rudderless and the show did not take any opportunity to fill that void despite having characters in place to actually do so.
The role of career mentor could have gone to Snapper Carr as he had the same acidic personality as Cat and was also a veteran journalist but instead Snapper would just show up briefly to bark and growl at Kara and not really become a part of her life or a person she felt comfortable reaching out to for guidance. James was handed Cat’s job and in that role he could have provided a lot of what Cat did especially if his hurt feelings about being dumped plus Kara’s disapproval about his side gig as a vigilante were factored into how these two dealt with one another. But instead James was backburnered for most of the season.
And worst of all the show took Kara out of CatCo completely! Even when she was still working there it was like she didn’t work there as most of her time was spent at The DEO but then she was officially fired from the place that she had so much of her life and dreams invested in and instead of showing her reeling from that loss the show instead had her acting like a goofy schoolgirl in her first relationship. Losing her budding career and being ousted from the place that was as much home to her as any other place on Earth should have been a more emotional hit but Season 2 Kara only seems to have her emotions invested in Mon-el and nothing else.