Superman & Lois flew back onto The CW after a brief hiatus and picked up with Tag attacking Jordan for turning him into a monster.
Their altercation was brief thanks to Superman’s interference, but the Superman & Lois Season 1 Episode 6 explored the effects of both of their newfound powers on a deeper level.
Tag was slightly less fortunate than Jordan in that he didn’t have someone guiding him and training him on his new abilities. Instead, he was locked up by the DOD, and when he escaped, he was treated more like one of Metropolis’s villains and less like a victim of Morgan Edge’s mines.
He had no one to talk to, so he turned to Sarah, one of his only remaining friends, to make sense of what was happening to him.
While things didn’t initially go as planned — he knocked her out and was forced to kidnap her, whoops!– he did confide in her about his superspeed and the fact that he thought Jordan had something to do with the explosion at the party.
Sarah didn’t have too much time to digest the information before watching Superman and the agents of the DOD face-off in a Kryptonite-infused battle. All of this when the poor girl was just trying to have a chill movie night with her little sis!
However, I think Sarah definitely knows that she saw the flare coming from Jordan, which is why she confronted him about it. Jordan was forced to deny it because, you know, big family secret, but I don’t think that’ll be enough for her to let this go. She’s too smart.
Tag wasn’t sure what was happening to him or how to cope with it, and that’s exactly how Jordan felt when his powers bubbled up to the surface following the altercation.
Jordan didn’t want to clue Clark in on the headaches and debilitating ringing because he wanted to play in the upcoming football game against his former classmates at Metropolis, but Jonathan really should’ve stepped in and spoken up. He knew that keeping this from their father was a bad idea, but he stuck to bro-code, which almost ended terribly.
And it did end with him breaking his hand, an outcome that might prevent him from ever playing quarterback again.
I understand that the powers are a lot for Jordan to process, but how many times did Clark tell him that his powers come with responsibilities?
Teenagers will be teenagers, but he’s naive for thinking he could ever handle this on his own.
Without understanding his powers, he posed a threat to everyone he came in contact with, especially the bullies from his former school. It’s clear that Jordan doesn’t have a handle on his powers because he doesn’t have a handle on his emotions. This is the third time his powers have activated when he was angry.
Jordan explained that he was scared his dad would overreact, but shouldn’t he overreact if his son, who is displaying abilities, keeps on detonating like a bomb?
And instead of listening to his dad, who, oh, I don’t know, knows a thing or two about being superhuman, he moaned that he wasn’t going to live up to Superman’s potential.
What if he’s bigger and better than Superman?
Surely he doesn’t believe that he’s just the “weird kid with headaches.” What a waste of powers that would be!
By the end of the hour, Jordan had an emotional breakdown, and his powers got the best of him. Clark rushed him to the Fortress where I hope they finally figure out his abilities.
I also love how Clark explained that other people were more afraid of his powers than he was and that his trust to the people continues to be tested every single time he uses them.
It taps into a whole accountability aspect that I don’t think many people ever think about when it comes to superheroes and their moral code.
It was really honed in when he came to Tag’s defense and got pumped with Kryptonite.
Superman felt angry and wanted to act on that anger, but that would break the trust that people have instilled in him.
He held it in for when he confronted Sam, the General of the DOD and his father-in-law.
Unfortunately, Sam chose to defend his decision to shoot Kryptonite by saying that he has a duty to protect the American people first and foremost.
That’s basically saying you don’t trust Superman without directly saying it.
It’s also something that aligns with Luthor aka The Stranger aka Marcus Bridgewater’s beliefs as we know he fears that this Earth’s Superman will become just as dark and dangerous as his Earth’s Evil Superman.
While that’s unlikely since we know Superman’s heart, Marcus is hellbent on preventing that from happening.
He also went on a mission into Morgan Edge’s mines with Lois Lane, where he helped her uncover the presence of X-Kryptonite, which we know gives Superman’s powers to normal humans.
While Lois was slightly concerned about the mineral, she seemed more focused on figuring out who Marcus really was.
And that’s how you know Lois is a good journalist. She’s going where the story takes her. And right now, the story is telling her that Marcus isn’t who he claims to be. No journalist carries around a raygun unless they know something they aren’t supposed to.
I have no doubt Lois will piece it all together. It’s not a coincidence that the armored Stranger blew into town threatening to expose Superman at the same time a random journalist decided to get closer to her.
Lois might not trust Marcus, but she definitely trusts Lana.
When Lois initially asked Lana and Kyle for help figuring out what illegal and dangerous activity Morgan Edge is up to in the mines, they both refused out of fear that they would sabotage a good thing for the town.
And that’s what Edge wanted by offering Lana a job with a cushy salary. He’s well aware of her friendship with Lois, so he wanted to buy her loyalty.
He almost had it, too, until Sarah was kidnapped by Tag and Lana learned he acquired his abilities from the mines.
Lana became #TeamLois and offered to help her bring him down without Kyle’s knowledge.
Do we think it’ll destroy their marriage? Definitely.
Kyle so badly wants to believe that Edge is helping the town that he’s ignoring all the red flags. Edge is his personal hero at this point, and that kind of blind devotion is a quality that’s easily manipulated.
I can’t blame him considering it’s not easy to watch job prospects dwindle in your own community as people struggle to make ends meet, but turning a blind eye to the actual problem is worse for Smallville in the long run.
Edge seems to want to build a small army of superhumans in town, and my guess is that Kyle will be one of the first ones on the list.
What did you think of the episode? Are you glad the series is back?
What do you think is up with Jordan? Should Jonathan be more assertive? Will Lois figure out the truth?
Let us know in the comments below!
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Superman & Lois Review – Uncontrollable Forces (302)
Superman & Lois Season 3 Episode 2 delivered such an intense blow, revealing that the main villain this season would be less supernatural in nature and something that affects quite a lot of people—cancer.
Coming off of Lois’ pregnancy scare, the cancer diagnosis wasn’t entirely surprising, but it was heartbreaking to watch her try to come to terms with it first, then share it in such a bold way with Judge Regan (and Clark) before finally clueing in her family that everything would be changing.
Lois informed Clark of the inflammatory breast cancer, which is rare and aggressive, and I can’t help but think that everything that happened in the mines is somehow to blame.
But that’s still my attempt at trying to deflect from the very real situation at hand, which will play a huge role this season. The “why” doesn’t matter, it’s the “how we fight it” that does.
As Clark mentioned, Lois is the strongest person he’s ever met—there’s no situation she isn’t equipped to handle—so there’s no doubt in my mind that she’s going to beat this. However, the road to the end likely won’t be pretty and will take a toll on her and her loved ones. She’s always been the source of support, but she’s going to need to rely on them more than ever.
Personal matters are made even worse when there’s a menacing threat looming large, with Mannheim’s zombie-like experimental trials that involve Onomatopoeia, who just took out the former mayor, George Dean, in a rather gruesome way. It was evident that Dean got into bed with some bad people and they came for him almost immediately following the change of hands.
Lana heard the whole thing go down, so it’s understandable that she was rattled. The jist of their deal or partnership was never made known to Lana, who took the reins as Mayor of Smallville, though Dean did give her a call right before his death to lead her to a mysterious USB hidden behind the seal in his office.
Take this as a reminder never to plug in random and unknown USB drives because they can wreak havoc—and apparently summon the former mayor’s murderer, who created an office nightmare with papers flying everyone and laptops shattered into pieces. She also stole the drive, so we’ll never know what was on there, but thankfully, Lana and John Henry Irons got away unscathed.
While not much is known about Mannheim and Onomatopoeia’s goals, the latter was pretty thrown off by the fact that John, who she recalls killing, was very much alive. I can understand how this would be confusing, but trust us, there’s a logical explanation!
In the Superman & Lois season premiere, things between Kyle and Chrissy heated up—and that spark is still there when they briefly meet up while working Dean’s crime scene—and now, Lana and John are giving me “soon-to-be” couple vibes.
And honestly, what’s stopping them? Lana signed the papers, so she’s officially divorced from Kyle, there’s an evident connection between her and John, and she’s in the know about all the super secrets so he can be totally open and transparent with her. I’ll be honest, this transparency is refreshing. Nothing is standing in the way of John and Lana, especially as they are both single and lonely people who could, frankly, use the company. Plus, Sarah and Natalie are already like sisters anyway.
Before Jonathan and Jordan’s worlds came tumbling down with Lois’ cancer news, they experienced one carefree high school day, traveling to Metropolis for a party. Turns out, those Metropolis kids kind of suck—and are super stuck up. Not to mention, they don’t stand a chance against Sarah and Jordan in beer pong. The fact that they were dominating everyone didn’t sit well with the birthday boy, who tried to exert some kind of power move over Jordan before Sarah, his ex-turned-best-friend, stepped up to the plate and doused him with beer.
The guy is lucky because Jordan is capable of so much more. People think it’s so fun to bully him because he’s different and quiet, which makes him an easy target, but Jordan could wipe the floor with that guy, and part of me wishes he did. Though, props to Jordan for having such a good grip on his powers and not losing his temper when it would have been totally valid. Plus, his payback idea was even more brilliant—icing the guy’s car seems like a pretty good use of superpowers.
As for Clark and Lois’ time in Metropolis, they were teaming up like in the good old days for a story that involved questioning Judge Regan about her decision to reverse her decision and free Henry from prison. She chalked it up to his tumor, but when Lois pressed for more information, she hit a nerve with a team of “fixers” coming to shut down the interview and relay a message to Regan, who then proceeded to attempt jumping off the building.
Lois was able to talk her down by simply finding a way to connect and empathize with her. She didn’t have to dig hard because she was all too aware of what it felt like to deal with a situation that felt impossible and as though it had no resolution in sight. The one thing that matters most is that they stay strong and face the danger headfirst.
Regan may be scared, and she has every right to be considering how things turned out for Dean, but she also has Superman on her side, who will do anything to protect her. She can tell her new superfriend everything she knows, and maybe, just maybe, he’ll be able to stop Mannheim and whatever plan he has in motion that involves reviving dead people.
He says he’s just helping his community, but that’s far from the truth if he’s actively killing people.
What did you think of the episode? Do you think Lois will beat cancer? Will Sarah and Jordan find a way to stay just friends? Will Kyle and Chrissy go back to the formalities? Will Lana and John spark a romance? And how will everyone who knows Clark’s secret rally together to stop the new enemies?
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Superman & Lois Season 3 Premiere Review – Closer
Superman & Lois made its grand return on Tuesday night, March 14, and season 3 wasted absolutely no time getting back into the action while also nailing the balancing act of throwing in plenty of emotional moments that resonated with the show’s family-first theme.
At the kickstart of Superman & Lois Season 3 Episode 1, Lois pointed out that it’s been 27 days since the world almost ended, which has brought everyone closer together. When you almost lose the people that matter most, you never take them for granted. For the Kent couple, that meant tapping into their romantic side, so much so that they had a pregnancy scare, though, I use the term scare very loosely because, by the end of the hour, both were in agreement that they would be open to welcoming another super baby shortly after celebrating Jonathan and Jordan’s 16th birthday with a very Smallville-like celebration.
A baby wasn’t in the cards for them at this point, and while it’s a bit of a bummer, it’s probably for the best since Clark’s plate is pretty full with two new villains, including Bruno Mannheim, the boss of Metropolis’ Intergang, responsible for killing this earth’s Johny Henry Lyons, who is also the brother of Lois’ doctor, who is still concerned/curious about what’s causing her pregnancy-like symptoms. And while that’s a lot to digest—also same. Is Lois going to be subject A and develop symptoms from the near-apocalyptic showdown of last season? Only time will tell.
Another realization stemming from the earth’s near destruction is the need to prioritize one’s own self-happiness. Despite Jordan’s feelings, Sarah knew that she simply needed to take time away from their relationship to find herself, and she asked him to respect it. It’s a tough situation to navigate for a teen boy, especially since she’s the only person that knows about his powers, but I believe that the time apart is good for both of them. Sarah needs to figure out who she is and what she wants, while Jordan needs to focus on his training right now. He doesn’t need any distractions, but a good friend is always welcome.
Good friends are the backbone of Smallville as the episode digs into the strong connections between Lana, Clark Lois, and Chrissy. Since Lana and Chrissy are both clued into Clark’s superhero identity, my guess is that they will play a huge role in the super events that will follow, which I’m also assuming involves former Mayor Dean. It’s nice to see Lana take charge and really go above and beyond for the town, trying to undo the mess that he left behind, but it’s a bit scary when his warning comes off as more menacing than just a threat about uncovering his cooked books. I’m going to go out on a limb and say he made a deal with some bad people like Mannheim, and so it’s a good thing she has Superman on her side. Did anyone also pick up on some romantic energy between Lana and John Henry? The moment was brief, but when he defended her, it was electric.
The end of Lana and Kyle’s relationship was also addressed, with the former finally signing the divorce papers after stalling for quite a bit. It’s heartbreaking to see the demise of this relationship, but it makes sense in terms of their characters. They weren’t serving each other anymore, held together only by memories and a fondness of what once was. Lana is in a different place in her life—and she’s thriving.
And while Kyle might not be there just yet, the next phase of his life is about to start. I truly didn’t expect for things between Kyle and Chrissy to take off, but I’m so glad it did because it just makes sense. Chrissy made it clear that this was a one-time occurrence, but we all know that’s not the case, and when Lana finds out, it’ll be, as Chrissy suggested, very messy but also a fun shakeup. Small towns, am I right?
While Jordan is training to become his father’s sidekick—and he has a long way to go because his desire to help with the tower in Malaysia was probably not his best moment)—Jonathan was also looking for his thing, which turned out to be as simple as passing his driving test. It might not be flying, but it’s his freedom, not to mention a right of passage. As the boys forge their own paths, the series really gets to underline their difference on a larger scale.
It was a bit of an adjustment to get used to the new Jonathan Kent. The recasting isn’t bad by any means—I’d actually say he fits in with the family more than the original actor–but even if pretty seamless, it’s an adjustment nonetheless.
And finally, the villains. As mentioned, Mannheim is on the radar along with a black-hooded figure that DC Comic fans may recognize as Onomatopoeia. There’s a big plan in motion in the Suicide Slums, and though it’s unclear how things will progress, I’ve heard the creative forces feel that Mannheim is a formidable foe for the super family. Spoiler alert—Lex Luthor will also be making his appearance with The Walking Dead alum Michael Cudlitz in the supervillain role.
I’d imagine John Henry Lyons, Superman’s other ally, will also be pulled in considering he’s fighting for justice for his doppelgänger on this earth. It’s deeply personal.
Another surprising yet wholesome moment during the episode involved Natalie and Sam Lane. It’s easy to forget that on her world, Sam was her grandfather, so it’s understandable that she’d be eager to forge a relationship. Though Sam expresses interest, she quickly learns that he’s nothing like the man she knew as he only seems interested in getting to know her to recruit her for the DOD Academy. Eventually, he realizes the error of his ways and makes a genuine interest in forming a bond, which is just sweet. He doesn’t always get it right the first time, as we’ve seen with his daughters, but he does get it right. I will say, however, that while John Henry wants Natalie to have a normal life, her life is far from it and it never will be. She’s smarter than anyone in this town, so not only would the DOD benefit from having her around, but she’d also benefit from it.
What did you think of the Superman & Lois Season 3 premiere episode? Are you as excited about this season as I am? Hitting refresh seemed to put things into perspective and allow the series—and the characters—to grow.
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‘Superman & Lois’ Season 3 Trailer Teases a Pregnancy and Reveals New Jonathan
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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