I’ve been seeing a lot of posts asking Emily Andras to put Katie McGrath in Wynonna Earp and while that has endless possibilities, I’d like to offer up a separate one, for the other show that’s giving me some joy right now when Supergirl is just being one disappointment after another.
Katie McGrath as essentially Lena Luthor (just with a new name) but on The Bold Type. She’s a high-powered young CEO of a tech company that she took over from her brother after he did something really awful and was sent to jail forever. I’ll call her Lara Lorraine or something.
Jane pitches an article about her for Scarlet and goes to interview her and falls in love at first sight. This woman is drop-dead gorgeous and insanely smart, but also kind and kinda sassy.
Jane and Lara keep finding ways to keep in touch and eventually become really close friends who support each others’ careers and achievements. Jane introduces Lara to Sutton and Kat after a few weeks or so and she immediately clicks with all of them. The four meet up for lunches as often as they can, which isn’t always that often given their hectic schedules.
Jane does get together with Ryan (and lies to him about having orgasms because it’s what she does and it’s always been easier that way, why stop now) and while he’s not the worst boyfriend she’s had, she never has nearly as much fun with him (figuratively and literally) as she does when she’s with Lara and the girls. He’s always so pushy about sex and their relationship when she’d prefer to take things a little slower and have conversations about literally anything else. She knows it’s his job and all, but contrary to what Ryan believed, there were definitely bigger things in the world than sex and relationships. Sometimes she wanted to talk about those. Or the things that were less important like her favorite TV show or the book she’d finally finished reading or the completely non-sex-or-relationships related story she was trying to write about or the antics Sutton and Kat got up to or the ongoing sexual identity discovery that Kat was going through with Adena. Anything, literally anything else, but all Ryan ever wanted to talk about was sex, apparently.
Lara tends to get an earful about it because she’s around Jane less than Sutton and Kat are so she’s more receptive to Jane’s complaining. Eventually Lara just asks Jane why she’s still with him if she doesn’t like him that much. Jane realizes that she’s just trying not to hurt Ryan but is making herself miserable in the process. She makes sure to come up with a way to call it off with Ryan that won’t leave him brokenhearted in a train station on his birthday with zero closure.
A few months later, after Sutton and Alex stop dancing around what was going on between them and finally officially get together and Kat and Adena decide to move in together, Jane finally realizes what feelings of her she’d been avoiding and ignoring for so long.
She makes a trip to Lara’s office that day, after she finishes up that article she was working on, obviously. No one was worth losing her career over, but she probably could have done a little more editing than she did.
Needless to say, Lara was very happy to see her.