Can we stop and talk about the fact that Lena and Kara are close enough for Lena to know that Kara’s favorite band is NSYNC and that she loves JT and Britt? For her to equate those two things in an either or scenario, she knew that Kara loved both of those things a lot. Like in the last 3-4 episodes that Lena has been in, basically 2x15 to now, we’ve gotten so much implied information about just how much Lena and Kara hang out.
2x15 - Lena was there to pick Kara up for a kombucha date. And somehow wasn’t even irritated that Kara forgot. And we finally got confirmation that Lena and Kara shared their cellphone numbers.
2x18 - Lena was comfortable enough to visit Kara’s apartment and make herself at home. Like they had done this multiple times before. The first time in 2x05, she was really shy and hoping that she hadn’t overstepped her boundaries in visiting Kara. She went to Kara for emotional strength after being put in a vulnerable place with Jack. She called Kara, hoping that she would talk her out of going to dinner with Jack. She wasn’t angry with Kara for snooping around Jack and didn’t immediately try to get Kara to cover for Jack. Rather she asked that she be allowed to talk to Jack before Kara published anything. She willingly took comfort in Kara after Jack’s death.
2x19 - Lena called Kara for advice about what to do about Rhea. She called Kara back to check up on her. And invited her out to brunch. And Kara said not kale again, which implies they’ve done brunch multiple times.
2x20 - Lena canceled lunch with Kara three times before just bringing lunch to Kara at Catco because one time she wasn’t busy, Kara was. And said Kara was worth the extra effort. And the NSYNC and JT/Britt thing.
So like, they are legit best friends who hang out and do stuff together. And that gives me life.