When we caught our first glimpse of Supergirl last spring, Calista Flockhart’s Devil Wears Prada-influenced take on Kara’s boss, Cat Grant, seemed like the biggest potential liability. But nine episodes in, she’s clearly the best part of the show.


In fact, we’re fully Cat-Kara shippers at this point. All attempts to get us to care about Kara’s “love triangle” with James Olsen and Winn Schott are pointless, but this episode’s threat that Cat might dump Kara (because Cat has figured out that Kara is Supergirl and thinks she should be spending her time saving people instead of fetching coffee) carries real emotional weight. Just see the clip above, where Kara explains how important it is to be able to talk to her girlfriend boss.

The actual plot of last night’s episode, “Blood Bonds,” was mostly wheel-spinning. Aunt Astra (who got captured on purpose) got un-captured. But Kara found out that Hank is the Martian Manhunter, Astra had more scenes of talking to her identical twin sister about Krypton’s jeopardy, and we learned that Max Lord is working on a superweapon against Kryptonians.

Charlie Jane Anders is the author of All The Birds in the Sky, coming in January from Tor Books. Follow her on Twitter, and email her.