Clark: Guess I shouldn't be surprised that you've decided
to follow in your father's footsteps.
Zatanna: A lot can change in a year.
Clark: Somehow I don't think you detoured
your road show to play catchup.
That she abandoned her road show
just like that?
To play catch-up = to attempt to catch up with:

play catch-up, Informal. to make a special effort to overcome a late start, a liability, or the advantage a competitor has: After Russia launched the first space satellite, other countries had to play catch-up.
Thanks, Mister Micawber!