Cat Grant returns! Calista Flockhart is set to reprise her role as Kara’s former CatCo boss in season 2, EW has learned.
Details on Cat Grant’s return are being kept tightly under wraps, other than Flockhart will appear in the final two episodes of the season, slated for Monday, May 15 and the finale on Monday, May 22.
A series regular in season 1, Flockhart took on a recurring guest star role when production on the CW super series moved to Vancouver in season 2. The character exited in the second episode of the season, during which Cat declared it was time for her to move on — she had dominated the media world, but felt stagnant, so she took a leave of absence to conquer new challenges. She has not been seen since.
Back in February, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg seemed optimistic that Flockhart would be back by season’s end. “We’re working on it,” Kreisberg said. “We love Calista, Calista loves us, she loves the show. She has other commitments and family and whatnot, but we’re trying to work it out.”
Flockhart’s return comes on the heels of the news that Tyler Hoechlin will also be back in the Supergirl season finale as Superman, adding to a banner week of news in the Berlantiverse. On Tuesday, EW broke that Katrina Law would be returning to Arrow as Nyssa al Ghul for multiple episodes, and on Monday, Stephen Amell revealed that Manu Bennett would reprise his role as Slade Wilson in the Arrow season 5 finale, too.
Supergirl, which is on a short hiatus until April 24, airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.