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Superman & Lois Review – Embracing Krypton’s Heritage (1×02)

Superman & Lois -- "Heritage" -- Image Number: SML102b_0110r1.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Jordan Elsass as Jonathan Kent and Bitsie Tulloch as Lois Lane -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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After a solid pilot, Superman & Lois Season 1 Episode 2 picks up with the Clark, Lois, and the family putting down their roots in Smallville. 

And despite trying their best, they’re having a hard time flying under the radar – pun intended.

If they keep this up, Clark Kent’s glasses won’t be able to hide the “S” on his chest for much longer.

Initially, the twins brought attention to themselves by surviving two near-death experiences in a short period of time. Jonathan’s first day at his new high school doesn’t go any better as the football team is hellbent on destroying his life and making him pay the price for his brother’s decision to smooch Sarah.

It’s all very juvenile, which is the point – this is high school, and high school kids are mean bullies. 

Jonathan has made plenty of sacrifices for Jordan, the biggest one is uprooting his whole life and moving to Smallville. I’m surprised he didn’t make a bigger fuss about it, but it seems as though we may have misjudged Jon a bit at first. He wants his brother to succeed and find his place in the world, even if it pains him to see him get to go flying with dad while he gets the short-end-of-the-stick. 

However, it’s Jordan’s time to shine, and for a while, it seems like he’s genuinely embracing the idea of his new abilities. 

Clark struggles to figure out what his son needs. Parenting stumps the best of us – even superheroes don’t have all the answers when it comes to raising their kids and doing right by them.

But he’s trying, and that has to count for something.

Clark takes him to the fortress so that he can learn all about his Kryptonian heritage, but when the hologram of his grandfather (hologramp!) informs Kal-L that Jordan doesn’t have the strength to manifest his powers on command, it sets Jordan back again. 

As Jordan doubts himself, Jonathan promises to help him figure out what’s going because he believes he’s different. And it’s a good thing that they aren’t giving up because personally, I wouldn’t take the word of a hologram. 

This is also the first time we see the brothers get along despite their contrasting personalities; the progress is promising. 

We’ve already seen two instances – both of which Jordan was put into fight or flight mode – where he’s activated his powers. 

Maybe they’ll only bubble up to the surface when he’s in distress or worried about someone he loves? Whatever it is, it’s going to be exciting to explore what exactly it is that makes Jordan special. 

For now, he’s back to navigating the complex realities of being a teenager while crushing on the popular girl that’s just beyond his reach. 

To be fair, he didn’t get the wrong impression as Sarah continues to give off the vibe that she’s smitten with him. 

Jonathan was right when he asked her what she sees in a bully like Sean… especially when she’s clearly formed an emotional attachment to Jordan. They have a lot in common and their conversations flow naturally. 

It’s hard to root for her and Sean when we haven’t seen much of him or these redeeming qualities she speaks of.

The bullies were out in full swing in the second installment as Superman continued his battle with Captain Luthor, who we now know is Alex Luthor. 

We learn that he wants Superman to pay for destroying his Earth the way he did Krypton.

At first, it’s unclear what he means by that considering Superman literally drops everything to save the people of this Earth, but once he reconnects with General Sam of the DOD, we see that Luthor believes this Earth’s Superman is just as dark and dangerous as the Evil Superman on his planet who tried to kill him and that reality’s General Sam along with other soldiers.

Will the series explore multiple worlds and Earth’s? 

Lois and Edge’s rivalry comes to a head in a gripping way, and honestly, I’m more invested in this storyline than I am Superman vs. Luthor. 

Superman & Lois Heritage Season 1 Episode 2 Review

Superman & Lois — “Heritage” — Image Number: SML102d_0009r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Bitsie Tulloch as Lois Lane and Adam Rayner as Morgan Edge — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Edge is hailed by locals as a hero – including by Lana’s husband Kyle – because he’s one of the few who have taken an interest in a withering town by promising to bring back jobs. Yet, Lois remains unconvinced by the “broken promises” and calls him out publicly during a City Hall meeting, which again, alienates her from the locals and paints her as a villain.

Kyle is of the mindset that any job is better than no job even if it’s underpaid, but Lois isn’t a fan of the Edge’s blatant attempt at hiring desperate people for cheap labor. 

These days, you can see both sides of the coin. People who have been out of work will take any income and any job even if it’s demeaning, but there’s nothing wrong with Lois trying to fight for a better life and better wages. 

She’s not against the people of Smallville. In fact, it’s the opposite as she wants better for them and believes that the town shouldn’t be wrapped up in a greedy man’s plans. 

But Edge knows all the right things to have people hanging onto his last word, especially a group of people who want to believe that there’s someone out there who has their best interest at heart. Plus, Edge is the only one delivering “solutions” at this point. 

And Kyle still holds a grudge against Clark for “abandoning” the town. 

Of course, we’ll eventually hit a point where Edge rips off the mask and his true intentions begin to show.

Lois’s decision to publish her scathing piece of Edge in the Smallville Gazette likely won’t sit well with her neighbors either.

It’s telling how money controls the media. After Edge bought out the Daily Planet, her unbiased reporting wasn’t welcome anymore and she had to find independent sources to report the truth, which should actually tell Kyle everything he needs to know about the kind of man Edge is. If he has nothing to hide, why not allow your best reporter to publish her piece and prove her wrong?

When Edge rewrite Lois’s piece to paint himself in a “better light,” she one-ups him and quits as the series emphasizes that’s she’s every bit the unshakeable badass that her reputation would have you believe.

She’s going to be a great addition to the Smallville Gazette, and I’m eager to see what she and former one-woman show, Chrissy, are able to accomplish. 

These days, the journalist/reporter job falls into many cliches that include inaccurate and glamorous portrayals on shows like The Bold Type and even Supergirl at times, though they did make a valid point by showcasing that these money-hungry companies truly only care about pageviews and focus on clickbait. 

However, it’s refreshing to see two women who care about journalistic integrity lead the charge and restore the belief that media can make a change when it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. 

The moral of the story? Don’t mess with Lois! 

Do you think her role will cause problems for the family as they settle into town?

And in a side-note, am I the only one that found it weird that Lois has to continuously explain to the twins that their dad had to go take care of something? Now that they know he’s Superman, they know he’s out saving the world. Why would they be mad he skipped a barbecue to do something meaningful?

He can’t just abandon the world. Shouldn’t they be proud instead of constantly thinking they’re the ones being abandoned all the time?

What did you think of the second episode? Are you hooked on Superman & Lois? What do you think of Luthor?

Let us know in the comments below! 


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Superman & Lois Season Finale Review – Last Sons of Krypton (1×15)

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Superman & Lois Season Finale Review Lost Sons of Krypton Season 1 Episode 15

Smallville, Superman, and John Lyons geared up for the biggest (and most personal) fight of their lives on Superman & Lois Season 1 Episode 15. 

Everyone had something at stake in the battle against Morgan Edge —  now the Eradicator — who turned the DOD’s men into Kryptonian fighters without even lifting a finger. 

The residents were protecting their home from Edge and his Kryptonians, John Lyons was getting revenge for his late family, and Superman and Lois were not only trying to save their friends, but they also needed to get Jordan back, who had become a vessel for Zeta, Edge’s father. 

Yep, a lot was riding on this to go well. 

Being forced to fight your own son, even if he’s been body-snatched by an evil alien, isn’t for the faint of heart. Even Clark couldn’t hurt Jordan while he was channeling Zeta. 

Thankfully, Jonathan was able to take the shot that others couldn’t when Lois went into Jordan/Zeta’s mind in order to find her son. 

If it hadn’t been for Jon and Lois’s bravery, Jordan would’ve been lost forever. It’s cool that even without powers (he’s really good at staying calm in tense moments), he’s still able to help out and get involved. 

It was also a cool moment to see the brothers levitating as they embraced — it never gets old.

Meanwhile, Superman and John teamed up to bring down Edge, and it took every bit of power that they had to pierce through his forcefield. 

The two have proven that they make a great team on multiple occasions. In this situation, John put it all on the line and was willing to sacrifice himself in order to stop Edge. 

Of course, Superman wouldn’t let him fall to his death, and he swooped him to save him right after they successfully made Edge a mere mortal. 

It’s a good thing John survived because he’s the perfect person to take over the DOD. He has the experience along with the built-up repertoire with Superman. 

Although, it is a bummer that General Lane is stepping down just as we were beginning to vibe with him. 

Morgan Edge’s plans went splat, and Smallville came out stronger than ever. The people rallied together to overcome the crisis and come out on the other side. 

Even Kyle redeemed himself and his reputation while getting his role at the fire station back. 

By all counts, it was a pretty happy ending, but that’s also what made it too predictable. 

Superman defeated Morgan Edge with ease, which seemed rather silly considering we spent a whole season on developing Edge as the almighty villain who is always one step ahead. 

Getting Jordan back also didn’t present too much difficulty as Lois was able to tap into his subconscious and pull him back with little effort. 

Superman & Lois Season Finale Review Lost Sons of Krypton Season 1 Episode 15

Superman & Lois — “Last Sons of Krypton” — Image Number: SML115a_0144r.jpg — Pictured: Jordan Elsass as Jonathan Kent — Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

And finally, seeing John content with dying because he lost everything that mattered to him, including Natalie and Lois from the other planet, almost lent itself to Natalie’s arrival. 

We never found out how Natalie died, so when a pod crashlanded on the Kent farm, it was obvious that it was hers. 

Yet, predictable or not, it’s still a cliffhanger that’s going to change everyone’s lives. 

John might not be so eager to take risks now that he’s gotten a second chance with his daughter. 

Natalie, on the other hand, looked at Lois and saw her mother. If it’s hard for John to look at Lois and not see his wife, it’s going to be impossible for a girl who is still grieving the loss of her mother.

And Lois has always wanted a daughter named Natalie, so I can see her gravitating towards the motherly role naturally. 

It will also affect her boys and her relationship with Clark. We can’t forget that on Natalie’s planet, Superman killed Lois and she watched it happen.

Lois can’t have two families, but knowing her character, it seems likely that she’ll want to fill in the shoes of her doppelganger from another planet. It’ll be interesting to see this dynamic unfold between them moving forward.

Other Smallville Musings

  • Amidst all the chaos, Jonathan and Jordan both had time for a love life. Sarah and Jordan are the cutest. Is she ever going to find out the truth?
  • The vibe at the barbecue was much different than it was when Lois and Clark decided to stay in Smallville. I’m glad Kyle finally came around. 
  • Lois bought half of the Gazette, which she plans to run with Chrissy. Dynamic duo, here they come! 
  • Will we get to see more of Jordan’s powers next season?
  • Can Superman never call Morgan Edge his brother ever again?

What did you think of the episode? Did you enjoy the season?

What do you hope to see next season on Superman & Lois? Let us know in the comments below! 


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Superman & Lois Review – Morgan Edge Kidnaps One of the Kent Boys (1×14)

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Superman & Lois Review - The Eradicator Season 1 Episode 14

It was only a matter of time before Morgan Edge, who has now morphed fully into the Eradicator, went after one of the Kent boys. 

Superman is nearly indestructible, but he has one weakness that Edge is privy to — he has a family that he would do anything for. 

This can be used against him, and it also has the potential to manipulate his actions.

It’s why he keeps his identity a secret so that no one can have any leverage over him.

But the show is just as much about the Kent boys as it is about their father, so it only makes sense that they’d be roped into the dangers of his “career” at every turn.

On the penultimate episode of Superman & Lois Season 1, the stakes were raised when Edge kidnapped Jordan, the Kent boy that was exhibiting Kryptonian powers, and used his body as a vessel to bring back his father, Zeta Rho.

Crazy, right?

Poor Jordan just can’t catch a break. 

This seemed to be the first phase of Edge’s meticulous plan. In fact, the whole attack on Metropolis (and yes, I did notice that they tried to pass off a shot of Chicago — which is supposed to be Gotham — as Metropolis) was staged solely to throw Superman, Lois, the DOD, and John Henry off his scent.

He knew that attacking the major city would draw out the group and thus leave the Clark boys unprotected. 

And while they did have General Lane with them for the ride, he didn’t stand a chance against Edge. That should tell you exactly how dangerous he is! 

I was hoping that maybe Jordan would tap into his powers and fight back against Edge, which would inform Sarah of his capabilities, but he seemed to succumb to the villain immediately. 

At least he told her he loves her. 

Jonathan managed to remember to keep his father’s secret even in such a dire time and told Sarah to run off and get Kyle. 

Listen, if you’ve ever driven through a small town that consists of farms and cornfields, you know that the nearest house isn’t for miles. 

Where was Sarah supposed to run in the dead of night? Were they by her house? What was Kyle going to do anyway? Ridiculous, Jonathan. 

This moment was vital in underscoring how important it is for the boys to be equipped to fight off any evil that might target them. 

Lois and Clark want to spare the boys from getting too involved in anything dangerous and keep reminding them to focus on high school things, but the truth of the matter is that they could get ambushed pretty much anywhere at any time. 

This was proof. If they can’t fight back, they’re sitting ducks. 

Jonathan was right in wanting to learn from John Henry. They need to be able to defend themselves and their loved ones at the slightest turn of events in the instance that Superman is unavailable. 

Jordan ended up being the victim, but it was a close call for Lois Lane, whose death almost paralleled Lois’s death on John’s planet. On that planet, she was killed on national television by an Evil Superman, but this time, the threat was posed by Larra.

Thankfully, John, who was unable to save his Lois, was able to redeem himself by saving this planet’s Lois with his Thor-like hammer. 

He. Never. Misses!

It may not bring his wife back, but I’m sure Lois is beyond thankful that he came through for her.

Who knew John would be such a blessing in disguise? 

I don’t have that he’s Superman’s right-hand man in this fight. I really don’t. 

He has the brains also as he was able to figure out that Edge must’ve turned himself into the Eradicator.

There were a few B-plots that permeated the episode, including Smallville’s downfall post-Edge and the townspeople turning on the DOD.

Both of those things were connected as the townspeople felt as though the DOD was an occupying force that was driving away business. 

Trust was also broken amongst everyone, so it was no longer the tight-knit community it once was, which convinced Lana and Kyle to put their house up for sale and look for a fresh start. 

Is it understandable? Totally. Their names have been tainted in town. Kyle, who was once a fire chief, was now being looked down upon. 

However, since we know that they won’t actually leave the show, it’s hard to put any stock into the “we’re moving” storyline. 

Superman & Lois Review - The Eradicator Season 1 Episode 14

Superman & Lois — “The Eradicator” — Image Number: SML114c_0070r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Inde Navarrette as Sarah Cushing and Alexander Garfin as Jordan Kent — Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

And even so, with everything going on, a long-distance relationship for Sarah and Jordan is the least of their worries right now.

The Clark and the Lane Cushing family’s are forever intertwined now because of their children. 

What happens to Jordan affects Sarah and vice-versa. The series used the “best friend” card when it came to Clark and Lana, which was rare. It was easy to forget that these two were besties this season as Lana mostly dealt with Lois. 

However, I think everyone is going to ask a lot of questions about why Jordan was targeted by Edge.

Mostly Sarah since she seems to be the one that is most observant.

The warning about mixing business with pleasures takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to the Kent family. 

General Lane couldn’t even be honest with the people of Smallville because revealing the truth about Edge also revealed their family secrets. 

It’s all too closely connected, and someone is bound to figure it out. 

Jordan’s love life isn’t the only one flourishing as Jonathan and Tegan finally connected. Turns out that under that bitchy exterior is a down-to-earth girl with plenty of secrets of her own. 

Tegan briefly mentioned that she moved to Smallville with her mom after her dad went to jail, so I’m wondering if we’ll dive deeper into that storyline or if it was simply meant to create a connection between her and Jon.

Once again, however, the relationship plot fell flat amidst all the action.

What did you think of the penultimate episode? Do you think Superman has a chance at getting Jordan back safe and sound? Or will he forever be affected by this experience? 

Let us know in the comments, Cravers. We’ll see you next week for the Superman & Lois Season 1 finale! 


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Superman & Lois Review – Fail Safe (1×13)

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The aftermath of Morgan Edge’s plan to take over the world was felt throughout Superman & Lois Season 1 Episode 13.

The town was trying to slowly pick up the pieces and make sense of everything, and sadly, that meant that all the blame continued to be placed on Kyle and Lana. 

It’s unfortunate that they are the target of the town’s wrath since he wasn’t the only one welcoming Edge with open arms; everyone trusted the billionaire to better the town. 

Unfortunately, Kyle was the most spoken out about his support for Edge, which made him the perfect scapegoat. 

It didn’t help that the Mayor was also egging on citizens and placing the blame on the Cushing family. 

Something tells me that Lana is going to try to run for Mayor in the near future, and if she does, well, she has my vote. 

The kiddos (okay, fine, teens) also felt that all eyes were on them, so it wasn’t surprising that they decided to skip assembly and play hooky. 

The only thing disappointing about that is that Jordan has super hearing and still got caught. Come on!

His relationship with Sarah is so pure that I can’t help but root for them. 

The same cannot be said for Tegan, however. I’m glad that Jonathan was perceptive and called her out for hanging out with him only to gain information about what happened with Edge and how he was able to mind control people.

She was using him for her own benefit and could care less how it affected him. 

Hopefully, Tegan is just a mean girl at school looking to boost her popularity and not actually some villain trying to get intel.

I’m hoping Jonathan’s luck changes soon because it’s been a rough go for him in the small town.

Lois struggled with juggling her journalistic integrity and being the wife of Superman and the daughter of the General of the DOD. 

There are times where her connections come in handy, but in this case, she couldn’t tell the truth about what happened with Edge without risking her family’s safety. 

Chrissy caught her in the lie, which didn’t go over very well, and Lois searched near and far to find another story that could remedy the situation. 

Eventually, Sam gave Lois a statement that allowed them to write a piece putting all the blame on Edge rather than the citizens of Smallville. Sadly, the town shouldn’t need some note from the DOD telling them Kyle isn’t to blame; they should’ve just trusted the man they knew their whole lives instead. 

For that reason, I could understand Kyle’s frustration with the situation. These people were supposed to be his friends and family and the people who had his back rather than those who turned on him the moment the opportunity presented itself. 

Superman & Lois Review Fail Safe Season 1 Episode 13

Superman & Lois — “Fail Safe” — Image Number: SML113b_0095r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Adam Rayner as Morgan Edge and Tyler Hoechlin as Superman — Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Lois also struggled to see eye-to-eye with Superman, who told Sam that he shouldn’t get rid of the 7743 weapons. It makes sense that there would be a fail-safe against Superman in the rare event that he was corrupted and manipulated. 

Superman is the most powerful being, and the people of Earth should have a weapon that could stop him if it comes down to it. Nothing in this world should be indestructible.

Lois was approaching the situation as Clark’s wife, so she was obviously against anything that could harm him, but she wasn’t thinking of it from the point of view of every other human being on the planet who didn’t personally know Superman.

It was refreshing to see Superman acknowledge that he isn’t perfect and could potentially lose control. 

He now knows what it’s like to go to the dark side, and while he’s going to fight it every single moment of every single day, there’s a war brewing that proves he shouldn’t be able to go unchecked. 

Sam meant well by offering to get rid of all the weapons, but at the end of the day, it wasn’t a sound call. 

It became personal, which is never good. 

Instead, Sam should’ve been more focused on locking up the weapons so that they couldn’t get into the wrong hands. 

And that’s why John Lyons will be the ideal gatekeeper for 7734.

He came to this planet with the sole purpose of stopping Superman. 

It might not have been necessary, but it also makes him the right man for the job of keeping the only weapon that could destroy him.

John also has no stake in it — he doesn’t work for the DOD, and while he likes Clark, he’s also not going to hesitate to take him out if he poses a threat. 

Plus, he already proved that he’s trustworthy as he knows Superman’s real identity.

Who knew John would become one of the Kent family’s closest confidants? Also, is anyone else really excited to meet his sister?

This is the second time they mentioned her, so she must be crucial to the story!

Edge was sitting in captivity for most of the episode and struggling to silence the voices in his head. 

However, the flashbacks played a much bigger role as he eventually pulled the trigger and did what he promised his father he would — he became the one he was chosen to be. 

Edge turned into the Eradicator and then began siphoning the powers of the sun. 

All I’m going to say is good luck to Superman — he’s going to need it. 

Is Leslie Larr going to help them defeat the Eradicator?

Is there anything on the planet that can destroy him since Kryptonite doesn’t seem to work anymore?

Hopefully, John has some insight here! 

What did you think of the episode? Do you find Lois as relatable as I do? Do the Kent twins hold a special place in your heart? Are you terrified for Superman’s upcoming battle with his brother-turned-weapon? Let us know in the comments below! 


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