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Superman & Lois Review – 30 Days and 30 Nights (2×09)

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The world has another superhero, but he doesn’t quite have a name yet.

On Superman & Lois Season 2 Episode 9, Jordan was activated to not only save Mr. Cushing from a burning fire, but also to protect his mother and grandad during their investigation into X-Kryptonite. 

You would think that the former head of the DOD would be a little more cautious and not as easily caught while snooping around a drug facility, but here we are. 

Superman’s absence spelled disaster for the world — now they see how much heavy-lifting Man of Steel actually does on a daily basis to keep them safe — but it made way for Jordan to step up and step into his powers in a way that he likely never would have if his father was around. The absence of one superhero called for another one. 

Henry Irons was doing his best, but as he saw firsthand, it’s hard juggling the responsibilities of being a superhero and a parent. 

Thankfully, Jordan has been training in secret with his grandfather this whole time, so while he was slightly out of his element, he was at least prepared for battle even if Lois Lane’s motherly instincts were to protect her baby boy at all costs. 

Lois’ reaction to Jordan attempting to fill the void left by his father is understandable from a parenting standpoint, especially as she has no idea where her husband is or if he’s still alive after chasing Ally Allston into some portal/wormhole in an attempt to stop her.

However, it’s not a realistic reaction considering Jordan’s genetics and powers. He’s not just a normal teenager — he’s superhuman. And the son of Superman kind of has an obligation to protect. 

Of course, he’s also a teen, so there’s definitely a need to keep him in line so he doesn’t get ahead of himself and get hurt. Jordan is still figuring out his powers, so he has to be cautious. Lois needs to support him stepping into this new phase in his life while also tip toeing the line of being his mother and keeping his out of harm’s way. 

That being said, I’m really eager to see what Jordan’s abilities are moving forward, how he handles this huge responsibility, and what the fallout will be from his breakup with Sarah.

Even though it’s so easy to blame Sarah for being unreasonable, the truth is that she has no idea what Jordan is dealing with. She keeps asking him for honesty and transparency, and he keeps telling her that “he can’t,” so she just sees him being flakey and unsupportive. 

It’s not a great to feel as though you are second-best, so Sarah has finally decided to put herself first. 

It’s heartbreaking but also to be expected. Jordan has a lot on his plate now, but he’s not exactly at a point where it makes sense to tell Sarah the truth. 

As they say, with great power comes great responsibility… and a lot of heartache. 

Though, in your formative years, heartache is simply bottled up and fused to further motivate, so I think it might actually be a productive breakup in Jordan’s case. 

We also have to remember that this is a small town, so I don’t think Jordan and Sarah’s storyline is over just yet.

Secrets have always caused some turmoil for the Kent family, and as the boys get older, it’s only becoming more complex. 

Also, someone needs to get Jordan a proper suit. He cannot just be using his hood as a cover! 

Speaking of secrets, Jonathan finally came clean about who the X-K dealer was but only because it almost killed Mr. Cushing. 

Jonathan’s dedication to Candace is admirable. Lois might be annoyed by the fact that he won’t give someone up to protect himself, but when she realized it was his girlfriend, I think she began to understand that she actually raised a really decent and caring kid. 

After promising Candace immunity, she came forward about everything she knew about X-K, which definitely came in handy, but I don’t think they are protecting her enough. Allowing her to walk home alone through the dark streets seems negligent considering how much information she possesses about the drug and its makers. 

I really thought she was going to get attacked when she left Jonathan, so I’m glad that wasn’t the case. 

As for Jonathan, his “headaches” were caused by the fact that his other verse doppelgänger arrived with some news about Clark: he was too late. 

The other Jonathan, if you will, is much darker and rocks a leather jacket, which I’m totally digging. 

Of course, his arrival spells trouble for this world’s Superman. Does he mean he was too late to stop Ally? And what happens now?

For a moment, I thought the high pitched ringing meant that Jonathan was also exhibiting delayed powers, but that’s just wishful thinking on my part because I really want Jonathan to be superhuman as well.

It was such an action-packed episode concerning the Kent family, but it was also really pivotal for the Lang-Cushing family as Lana won the race and became Smallville’s newest Mayor!

Finally, someone who has the people’s best interest at heart! 

Lana is the perfect fit for Mayor, however, it makes me wonder whether or not she’ll be more clued into the happening’s at the Kent farm. 

It was also heartbreaking that Kyle wasn’t by her side when she got the news, but the saying “you made your bed, now you have to sleep in it” comes to mind. 

It’s clear that Lana still cares, but she cannot get invested or look after her husband anymore because it’s too hard; she has to keep moving forward. 

However, nice that Sarah has found it in her to remove herself from the drama and simply be a daughter to them both.

Henry and Natalie also had a hard episode as they dealt with the anniversary of Lois’s death. Obviously, Natalie was hurt that it seemed as though her father completely forgot about her mother, but again, when you’re trying to move on, sitting and sulking isn’t productive. 

Though I’m glad that he finally acknowledged that he would always love Lois regardless of how much time passed. Celebrating her memory with waffles was perfect.

Also, do you think a romance is brewing between Henry and Lana? Because if that’s the case, she’s definitely going to learn all about Superman’s inner circle! 

Thoughts on the episode? What do you think Ally accomplished? Will Superman find his way back? Has no time passed in his world?

Are you digging Jordan’s powers? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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‘Superman & Lois’ Season 3 Trailer Teases a Pregnancy and Reveals New Jonathan

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Superman & Lois is gearing up for its third season to take flight. 

It was previously announced that the season would land on The CW on March 14, but now, the network is giving fans a first look at what’s to come. 

The most shocking development that’s revealed mere seconds into the trailer? Lois (Bitsie Tulloch) informs Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin) that she might be pregnant. As you can imagine, he’s a little befuddled and overwhelmed, considering that he carries the weight of the world on his very strong and muscular shoulders. The teaser also reveals that Lois is taken hostage, with Superman leaving her behind because “lives were at stake.” Will she miscarry after going through a traumatic experience?

Elsewhere, fans are given the first look at the new Jonathan Kent played by Australian actor Michael Bishop, who is taking over the role following Jordan Elsass’ departure. Jonathan will seemingly help his brother, Jordan (Alex Garfin), explore his powers.

The official synopsis explains that season 3 kicks off  “weeks after Superman’s blowout defeat of Ally Allston. Clark and Lois are now working at the Smallville Gazette together and enjoying small town life. But the Kents’ romantic bliss only shines a light on how isolating ‘the secret’ can be, as Chrissy struggles to balance a new love interest and her friendship with Lois. However, Lois’ own work-life balance is put to the test when an undercover assignment reveals a deadly foe that promises to change the Kent family forever. Superman would move heaven and earth for his family, but with a villain this merciless, even that might not be enough.

“Meanwhile, the Kent boys find themselves being pulled in opposite directions as Jordan discovers what a superhero-identity really means and Jonathan searches for purpose beyond the football field. Amid all this upheaval, John Henry is haunted by his doppelgänger’s past, leading to dangerous consequences for him and Natalie. Lana Lang and Kyle redefine their family post-separation, while Sarah explores what the future holds for her and Jordan now that she knows the truth about his powers. Having learned the hard way that no one else can be trusted to work with Superman, General Samuel Lane reclaims his post at the Department of Defense, only to face his own conflict in working with his grandson, Jordan.”

Superman & Lois Season 3 Episode 1 will be titled “Closer.”

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We Finally Know When ‘Superman & Lois’ Season 3 Is Flying Back to The CW

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Superman & Lois finally has a third season premiere date—and we couldn’t be more thrilled. 

The CW announced that the superhero series starring Tyler Hoechlin and Bitsie Tulloch, will grace our screens once again on Tuesday, March 14 at 8/7c. 

Season 2 of the drama wrapped up in June 2022, so it’s a bit of a wait, but the good news is, we’re only about three months away from March, so it’ll be here before you know it. 

The Superman & Lois premiere will be followed by the series premiere of Gotham Knights at 9 pm, though many fans have questioned if there is even a point in starting a new show when The CW has been canceling all of their programming. Some even considered that this may be the final season of S&L—this has not been confirmed by The CW at this point. 

The CW, however, seems pretty confident in its action-packed block. “The new season of The CW’s biggest show Superman & Lois alongside our most exciting new series Gotham Knights will make Tuesdays a can’t-miss night of action,” says CW President Brad Schwartz, per TVLine. “With the iconic characters and gritty streets that everyone knows, fans will experience the best season yet of Superman & Lois and be introduced to a hunted group of crime fighters out for vengeance, following in Batman’s footsteps on Gotham Knights.”

The third season will focus on the titular characters facing off against Intergang head Bruno Manheim (Chad L. Coleman), who was introduced in the season 2 finale. 

The new season picks up weeks after Superman’s defeat of Ally Alston, with the synopsis stating:  “Clark and Lois are now working at the Smallville Gazette together and enjoying small town life. But the Kents’ romantic bliss only shines a light on how isolating “the secret” can be, as Chrissy struggles to balance a new love interest and her friendship with Lois. However, Lois’ own work-life balance is put to the test when an undercover assignment reveals a deadly foe that promises to change the Kent family forever. Superman would move heaven and earth for his family, but with a villain this merciless, even that might not be enough. Meanwhile, the Kent boys find themselves being pulled in opposite directions as Jordan discovers what a superhero-identity really means and Jonathan searches for purpose beyond the football field. Amid all this upheaval, John Henry is haunted by his doppelgänger’s past, leading to dangerous consequences for him and Natalie. Lana Lang and Kyle redefine their family post-separation, while Sarah explores what the future holds for her and Jordan now that she knows the truth about his powers. Having learned the hard way that no one else can be trusted to work with Superman, General Samuel Lane reclaims his post at the Department of Defense, only to face his own conflict in working with his grandson, Jordan.”

Fans will also notice that the role of Jonathan Kent has been recast following Jordan Elsass’s exit earlier this year. The role will now be played by Michael Bishop.

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Superman & Lois Season Finale Review – Waiting for Superman (2×15)

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Superman may have been rendered powerless, but it was never going to keep him down for long.

The world’s savior went to great lengths to restore his abilities on Superman & Lois Season 2 Episode 15 because, without him, Ally Alston and her lesser-half would have likely completed the merge and destroyed both worlds as we know it. 

Everyone did their best to save the planet, but no one was as powerful or as skilled as Superman.

Now, that’s not to say that they didn’t hold things down until he recharged either.

Hope is a powerful thing when you have nothing left. While it would have been easy for everyone to just give up and accept their fate, that’s not the kind of approach that creates heroes.

Tal decided to make up for all the damage that he did in the past — including his attempt to also destroy the world — by trying to save it this time.

When he quickly learned that he was foolish for thinking he could ever be a match for the all-powerful Ally, Jordan lent a hand and saved his life. And honestly, it was impressive considering Jordan is just coming into his powers. 

Nat and John Henry were also willing to sacrifice everything for the greater good as the former followed her father into the void to help stop Ally. 

Since John Henry’s message from the void came through a bit choppy, Nat didn’t realize that her father wanted her to bring X-K into the pod, so they improvised and depleted all the energy from their exosuits to power the pod and allow it to blow up Ally’s tether between world’s, which left them powerless. 

Thankfully, at that exact moment, Superman gained full power by throwing himself directly into the sun (talk about a sunburn) to recharge his cells.

It may have been an extreme measure, but it was once that effectively allowed him to save both worlds from Ally’s madness.

And everyone, even Ally’s devoted followers, were grateful for it.

There’s something so captivating about apocalyptic shows and storylines, and Superman & Lois approached it with a fresh take as we saw the worlds bleeding into each other. 

Lois was sadly pulled into the Bizarro world and never blipped out, which was terrifying and lonely. She encountered a few people along the way, including her father and Kyle, who all made it back to their worlds eventually. Kyle, in particular, felt as though this was karma for cheating on Lana and breaking up the family, which was heartbreaking. Yes, he may have made some bad choices, but no one deserves to be alone and scared.

I was worried that Lois would end up stranded in the Bizarro version of Smallville when she was standing on the street all alone, but thankfully, that wasn’t the case.

Once Superman regained his abilities, everything we back to normal.

Kyle, unfortunately, didn’t get his happy ending. When you’re on the verge of losing someone, it puts a lot of things into perspective. While Lana spent much of her “final moments” looking for Kyle, who blipped out into the other reality, it made her realize that she’s not over the hurt he caused her and likely never would be. Admittedly, I was a little stunned by this realization as I thought it would help them patch things up, but I acknowledge that Lana has enough self-respect to stand her ground and follow her gut.

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It would make it a lot easier to forgive Kyle and reconcile the family, but if she’s not ready to trust him, it won’t make either of them happy in the long run. Sometimes, there’s no going back to how things were, there’s just moving forward, and at least these two are mature enough to remain friends and co-parent. 

Superman’s identity is still the world’s biggest secret, but the circle of people who are privy to it has grown just a smidge. Of course, Lana and Sarah are both aware, but Lois also confided in Chrissy, who was completely floored by the realization. As a journalist, you’d think she would put two and two together or see the resemblance, but she was sure that Lois was kidding at first. 

The way she stared at Clark Kent after was hilarious. But I’m glad she’s in the circle of trust. After Lois visited the Bizarro world, we learned that Chrissy is a good person on every planet. She’s someone you can trust and confide in. Superman’s secret has come between her and Lois one too many times, and if they are going to work together, she deserves to know. Why is this the only moment that made me truly emotional?

I’m happy that the series arrived at the point where all the people that have always deserved to know the truth about Superman are finally clued in.

The world may have been ending, but it also gave Sarah a lot of time to process. When she finally had a moment to talk to Jordan about it, they both acknowledged that there wasn’t one issue that led to their failed romance — it was on both of them. Sarah never thought about Jordan’s feelings, while Jordan never shared his feelings with Sarah. They weren’t ready to give everything up just yet, but they were ready to press “reset” and start over. And opening up that line of communication will make a world of difference for them. Sarah won’t have to doubt if Jordan is telling her the truth, and he won’t have to hide who he is or what he’s doing anymore. I’m excited for what their future holds! I’m also happy Sarah acknowledged the weight of the secret that Jordan had to carry.

Post-Armageddon, everyone decided to catch a break. The Lane family patched things up, which was so awesome. They finally got their Lucy back — not brainwashed by Ally. I’m surprised Lucy didn’t want to see Ally one last time to chew her out, but it’s for the best. Lois made the visit instead simply to understand if Ally ever accomplished her goal of feeling complete. The two Ally’s informed her that they did not, but I’ll be honest, there was something eerie about that whole interaction. It seemed as though Lois was feeling empty and wanting answers as to how to fill the void, and when the two Ally’s held hands, it made me think there was yet another part of the plan that they hadn’t tried yet. 

Maybe I’m just being overly cautious about the whole situation because John Diggle arrived to introduce the next season’s new mystery/villain: Bruno Mannheim.

Burno is the Intergang crime boss and one of Superman’s enemies who dabbles in money launder and human trafficking. He’s also the man who killed this planet’s John Henry, and Diggle wants to know why.

There’s no better man for the job than John Henry! And after such a stellar season that really ramped things up in the final episode, I have full confidence in the writers for whatever they have planned next.

And it’s probably a good thing that Superman, clad in a hygge white chunky sweater, has rebuilt his fortress for his family. If this near-Armaggedon has taught us anything, it’s that dangers loom at every corner and they need to be able to find a place of solace, solitude, and safety.

Jordan needs somewhere to train, Jonathan deserves to get to know his grandmother and experience some of the super perks even without powers, and Lois, well, she deserves the world for enduring all that stress day-in-and-day-out. 

Other sweet moments:

  • Nat referring to Jon and Jordan as her “brothers” was everything. She finally found a place for herself here, and I hope the series hones in on this special relationship because Nat and John feel like natural inclusions in the superfamily. 
  • Tal turning over a new leaf, thanking and apologizing by getting the boys new trucks that Clark was absolutely against, and Tal looking for his wife in the other world. 
  • Also, Tal and Clark’s brotherly moment. The brother’s bond is strong! I’ll miss him!

What did you think of the season finale? Are you happy the Ally Alston storyline was put to rest? Do you think it is the last we’ve seen of her?

Share your thoughts and comments below — and I’ll see you all back here next season!

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