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Supergirl S3 Premiere Fundamentally Changes the Kara/Lena Dynamic

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Supergirl S3 Premiere Fundamentally Changes the Kara/Lena Dynamic

SPOILER WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for “Girl of Steel,” the Supergirl Season 3 premiere.


In “Girl of Steel,” the Supergirl Season 3 premiere, Lena Luthor became the proud owner of CatCo. Of course, that was never really part of her plan, but series newcomer Morgan Edge (Adrian Pasdar) forced her hand — and now she is officially Kara Danvers’ boss.

The Season 3 premiere introduced Edge as a sexist, cutthroat developer who will go to great lengths to get what he wants. So, when CatCo ran some bad press about him, he made a motion to buy the company. However, before he could finalize to purchase, Lena swept in and bought it out from under him so that he couldn’t control one of the largest media companies in National City. Though Cat Grant founded and technically owns the company, Lena was able to buy it because Cat had to put it in a blind trust when she assumed the position of Press Secretary at the White House. In buying CatCo, Lena effectively became the head of the company, which will add a new dimension — and some tension — to her friendship with Kara.

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According to executive producer Andrew Kreisberg, this will factor into the theme of Season 3. “Well, there’s going to be some bumps, which we really like,” he told CBR with a laugh. “I mean, there’s a great line in episode two, where Kara says, ‘I’m not used to having my friend be my boss,’ and Lena says, ‘Well, I’m not used to having friends.’ It’s going to take a little bit of time for them to settle into those roles, but one of the things that we’re really focusing on this year is to see the relationship between all of these women and this sort of group of friends… Kara and Alex are obviously sisters and best friends, but how Lena fits into that and how Sam fits into that and watching them grow closer and, at times, apart. It’s a primary focus of Season 3.”

Airing Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as the Girl of Steel, David Harewood as Martian Manhunter, Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers and Jeremy Jordan as Winn Schott, with appearances by Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant and Tyler Hoechlin as Superman.

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