The Bold Type‘s first season has given people plenty to love. Whether you’re a fan of the female friendships, the way the show is willing to tackle important issues affecting women, the romantic relationships, or the music, everyone has a favorite element of the show. And one of the breakout couples of the show’s debut season has been Kat and Adena — Kadena, if you prefer.
Fans watched as Kat struggled with her sexuality before giving things with Adena a try. And then they watched as Adena went to Paris to work things out with her ex. And THEN they watched as Adena came back to New York, but only for a night before she was deported… and Kat nearly went with her. Needless to say, it’s been an emotional rollercoaster, but it’s one that showrunner Sarah Watson promises won’t end in major tragedy.
Following the bury your gays trope that has played a big role in the last few years of television, Watson has made it clear that is not something she’ll be doing. In an interview with Vulture, Watson said this of Adena: “Look, I set out to make this show because I wanted something people could watch and feel good about. You know, tune in for an hour and feel hopeful. So I promise you she will be okay.” She then continued, “And I also made a solemn promise that I will not kill lesbians off this show, because I know that’s a trope that gets a lot of negative attention. I promise! There will be lots of drama, but she will be okay … I didn’t realize until a couple of years ago that there’s this trope that a lot of lesbians get killed off shows. So I promise not to do it.”
So she might not be promising a happy ending for Kadena, but at least we know it won’t be a tragic one.
The Bold Type airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Freeform.