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Superman & Lois Review – Morgan Edge Is Building an Army (1×08)

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Superman & Lois dug deeper into John Henry Irons aka The Stranger. 

Turns out, his warning about a Kryptonian army turning on humankind might not be so far off base after all. 

But will the Clark Kent of this Earth become the Evil Superman that killed John’s wife and daughter?

That’s to be determined. 

Superman took John’s warning at face value considering what he knows about Morgan Edge. 

After all, this is the third person who is now exhibiting Kryptonian-like powers after coming in contact with Edge’s mines. 

The first was Powell, then Tag, and now, Rosetti. 

And if one of Edge’s superhuman men can infiltrate the DOD and get their hands on a weapon infused with kryptonite, well, that says a lot about their security and means that Edge already has a far and wide reach. 

John basically confirmed Lois’s theory that Edge is building an army, but these people might be a vessel for alien beings. 

Of course, John’s worried that Superman will turn on the humans and join his “own” people, which seems to have happened on his planet.

However, we know that unless Clark was somehow hypnotized or affected by what’s in those mines, he’d never do that.

For some reason, I thought that John knew that Clark Kent was Superman, but since that isn’t the case, he has no reason to trust Superman’s credibility.

Otherwise, he’d know that the Superman of this Earth would never turn willingly considering he has a family with two very human people in it. 

After an intense interrogation to get answers and a stand-off during which John almost took out a weakened Superman, the two of them finally found common ground and were civil with each other.

John even reluctantly agreed to help Superman if the time ever comes. 

And that’s key here. John is the only person who knows how this might pan out, so his intel will be crucial in bringing down Edge. 

As a Supergirl fan, I’ve never seen a storyline wrap out so quickly, but I’m glad they aren’t dragging things out with John unnecessarily. 

He’ll be a better ally than a villain, especially because he wasn’t a villain to begin with. He’s just a man trying to do what’s right and to help save a woman from suffering the same fate on this Earth that she did on his. 

If it wasn’t for Lois Lane, I don’t think that John would’ve listened to reason as he was so consumed with grief and revenge. He wanted to, er, needed to avenge Lois and Natalie’s deaths so badly that he was willing to kill an innocent man for it. 

Eventually, he realized that this Lois could never give him the closure he needed. She may look like his wife, but she isn’t her.  He needed to find it on his own. 

Superman wasn’t pleased with General Lane for housing a whole room of weapons that could destroy him. 

While he never intended for them to be used on Superman, I can’t say I blame him for creating these experimental weapons.

It’s better to be prepared on the off chance that they need to use kryptonite to thwart a threat. If Edge really is building an army, they’re going to need it. 

There are weapons that kill humans, so there should be something that could kill Superman in the event that he ever goes rogue. And it’s best that it’s locked up in a safe place like the DOD.

Lois was forced to deal with the past after a scary incident with Jonathan. 

When he broke into the RV, he was simply trying to help his mother, who seemed too overwhelmed about what she saw in John’s files. 

It’s one thing to find out that another version of you is married to the man, but it’s another to find out that you have a child named Natalie. 

The latter part really hit home for Lois because on this planet, she miscarried a girl who they planned to name Natalie. 

Superman & Lois Review Holding The Wrench Season 1 Episode 8

Superman & Lois — “Holding The Wrench” — Image Number: SML108fg_0006r.jpg — Pictured: Tyler Hoechlin as Superman — Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.Photo Credit: Bettina Strauss

It’s painful to know that somewhere out there a version of you has what you’ve always wanted. 

I still think that the other world’s Natalie is alive and will find her way to this planet, which would make things very interesting for the whole Kent family. 

Lois’s pain was only amplified when Jonathan almost died. Lois blamed herself for losing Natalie, and if something happened, she would’ve blamed herself for Jonathan’s death. 

Her outburst came from a place of fear, but I’m glad she recognized that it wasn’t fair and sought out counseling. 

It’s so important to put a positive spotlight on therapy and seeking help when you need it. Confronting your pain is difficult, but it’s also necessary to move on and make amends. 

Once Lois understood her feelings, she was able to have an honest conversation with Jonathan and explain why she reacted the way that she did. 

Jonathan has been feeling a bit inferior next to his superhero dad and brother, which is why he broke into the RV in the first place. 

I keep thinking that we’ll find out he also has superpowers, but the series is putting a lot of emphasis on him being a mortal, so maybe that isn’t the case. 

Still, Lois and Jonathan are useful in other ways, and I’m glad she’s going to help him find ways to cope with his new reality. 

In such a short timeframe, Jonathan and Jordan found out so much about their family, so it’s understandable that they’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and having trouble navigating it. 

Jordan’s powers were at bay for much of the episode, but he was a hero to Sarah, who needed moral support at her audition. 

When Kyle bailed, Jordan stepped in and played the piano for her. If Sarah doesn’t get the part, I will riot because that girl can sing!

Kyle wants to be part of Edge’s plan to revitalize Smallville so badly, but I wish he would just take a seat and let Lana handle things. 

She’s trying to protect him in the best way she can, and one day when Edge is exposed, he’ll be grateful. 

What did you think about the episode?

Do you think John and Superman are the key to bringing down Edge’s empire?


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Superman & Lois Review – O Mother, Where Art Thou? (1×10)

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Superman & Lois Review  O Mother, Where Art Thou? Season 1 Episode 10

All I’m going to say is… Lois Lane tried to warn y’all. 

But no one wanted to listen to the critically acclaimed journalist. 

Thankfully, Superman’s sacrifice was willing to save the day, but the trouble isn’t over just yet for Smallville. 

On Superman Season 1 Episode 10, Morgan Edge, who was revealed to be Kal-El’s brother from another father, Tal-Rho, set his plan for the small town in motion. 

Edge gave Superman a chance to join his Kryptonian’s as they essentially colonized the planet to further their heritage. 

And while the idea of having your own people around you again was enticing, it wasn’t enough to convince Superman to ditch his humanity and embrace a dark side. 

Superman didn’t need a new family from his planet because he already had one of his own on this new planet. 

John Henry didn’t know this world’s Superman in the slightest. 

Tal-Rho even tried to lure Superman with the idea of getting his Kryptonian mother back, which didn’t work. 

Though, Kal-El was able to reconnect with Lara Lor-Van thanks to Lana, who stepped as a host and allowed Lara’s consciousness to be put inside her so that they could figure out a way to reverse what Edge had been doing. 

Lara admitted that resurrection was her life’s work but not at the cost of humans. 

Therefore, she wasn’t supportive of her other son’s ventures. 

It was great that Kal-El got to reconnect with his birth mother and reassure her that he was happy on Earth with his own family, including two sons, but I’m glad Lara didn’t overstay her welcome. The storyline had the potential to drag out unnecessarily. 

Instead, the reunion convinced Kal-El that he was doing the right thing by standing up to his brother, and he put himself in the crossfire to protect all the innocent humans that have been put through The Eradicator by creating a solar flare. 

Edge clearly underestimated his brother. But despite putting a dent in his plan, he still had another plan. 

His attempt to enslave the inhabitants of Smallville isn’t over yet. 

At this point, everyone seems to be aware of the fact that aliens exist including Sarah. 

Sarah was going through a tough time as she thought her father was turning into a drunk, which is when Jon jumped in and told her the truth that Kyle had been body-snatched

Superman & Lois Review  O Mother, Where Art Thou? Season 1 Episode 10

Superman & Lois — “O Mother, Where Art Thou?” — Image Number: SML110a_0077r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Alexander Garfin as Jordan Kent and Jordan Elsass as Jonathan Kent — Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.Photo Credit: Bettina Strauss

I don’t know why everyone thinks Sarah can’t handle the truth. She’s one of the strongest characters on the show and deserves a little bit more credit.

It’s also slightly upsetting that it was Jon who decided she didn’t deserve to be lied to again. I feel like the decision should’ve come from Jordan, but instead, we’re getting this odd love triangle. 

Why did I find myself rooting for Jon when she’s unofficially Jordan’s girl?

Jon was motivated by the simple fact that he’s done with everyone lying to him in order to “protect him.”

Sarah might not be able to know the truth about Superman or Jordan’s newfound powers, but when it comes to her family, she should know what’s happening rather than writing her dad off as some kind of horrible person. 

I’ve watched Supergirl, and I know that the glasses as a brilliant disguise, but I still can’t get over the fact that Lana didn’t recognize that Clark is Superman!

And I love how much she geeked out over seeing Superman in person when she quite literally talks to him every day. 

The episode showed us the power our experiences have over us. 

After arriving on Earth, Kal-El was welcomed with open arms into a loving home, which made him want to protect humans from harm, while Tal-Rho was hunted and experimented on, which made him hungry for revenge. 

Their vastly different experiences morphed them into the men they are today, so it’s going to be difficult to get them to see eye-to-eye.

And this means Superman is going to have a hard time convincing his brother to pick a new fight as it’s been his life’s mission to repopulate a new planet. 

What do you think Edge has up his sleeve?

Is all this too much for Jordan and Jon? How will Smallville cope with the attack? Will Kyle apologize to Lois?


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Superman & Lois Review – Edge Is [SPOILER’S] Brother (1×09)

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Superman & Lois Review Loyal Subjects Season 1 Episode 9

Oh, brother!

Superman & Lois Season 1 Episode 9 was a powerhouse episode that put Morgan Edge’s plan for the residents of Smallville in motion.

Lois’s crusade against Morgan Edge was completely warranted, but it also made her a huge target.

She thought that she was being slick by enlisting Clark and Lana to help her gain intel, but Morgan Edge has always been one step ahead of her and put in motion a plan to get her eliminated. 

It was really his only option considering Lois knew that he was using humans as vessels and putting alien consciousness into them. 

However, how much of a threat could Lois really be with that information? It’s not like anyone would really believe her. 

The attack on Lois and Jonathan when Superman was weakened and away was one of the first signs of the war that John Henry Irons warned them about. 

The X-Kryptonite made Edge’s minions, including Kyle, immensely powerful.

And if he has an army of those, humans don’t stand a chance. 

But it was never actually clear why Irons was scared that Superman would turn on the humans and join the Kryptonians until now. 

In a jaw-dropping revelation, Superman found out that Edge is his brother!

I did not see that one coming!

In the comics, Superman never had a brother, which makes this such an unexpected and game-changing twist. 

But even with the blood relations, Clark would never turn his back on his family. They mean the world to him and serve as his anchors, which I don’t presume the other world’s Superman didn’t have. 

The whole showdown reminded me of Mufasa and Scar from The Lion King, but hopefully, in this situation, Superman finds a way to bring Edge down. After all, he had to make him pay for almost killing his wife and son. 

Superman & Lois Review Loyal Subjects Season 1 Episode 9

Superman & Lois — “Loyal Subjekts” — Image Number: SML109fg_0005r.jpg — Pictured: Adam Rayner as Morgan Edge — Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.Photo Credit: Bettina Strauss

Though, it’s funny cause it doesn’t seem like Edge realizes that Clark is Superman and thus, didn’t know he was trying to kill his brother’s family. 

It’ll be interesting to see that pan out. 

This also answers the “why Smallville” question that Lois couldn’t figure out. Not only does Edge has a personal connection to Smallville, but he needs the people who were exposed to Kryptonite long enough to accept its affects. 

Sadly, Edge convinced all of them under the impression that they were bettering their lives and becoming the best versions of themselves. 

If that sounds like a cult mindset to you, well, that’s because it is. Only this cult is the kind where they have absolutely no choice but to obey at the snap of a finger. 

Kyle is also part of that cult, which is pretty terrible news for Lana. She tried to keep her husband out of it, but he was too devoted to Edge and fooled by the bullcrap he was selling.

You could tell Kyle truly regretted his decision after he blacked out and didn’t even remember attacking Lois and Jonathan. And also, why didn’t Lois call Lana to warn her about Kyle? I thought they were in this together. 

The situation with Edge’s army now justifies General Lane’s decision to make batches of Kryptonite in the “just in case” event. 

While it’s understandable that Jonathan and Lois might be upset that he created a weapon that could destroy their loved ones, the fact of the matter is that Superman is really powerful. 

There was to be some way to control him if he ever went rogue or if that kind of power got into the wrong hands, which it has. 

Lois and Jonathan are alive because of Sam’s invention.

The unfortunate part is that Sam didn’t have time to test the effects of the synthetic kryptonite, which weakened Superman for longer than usual and even got Jordan sick. 

The fact that the kryptonite was airborne was the most surprising part of that whole thing, but it was fun to see Jordan manifest some new powers. 

That poor kid has just been struggling this whole season and never really getting an explanation of what he can or should be doing. 

Other Thoughts

  • I hope Sarah forgives Jordan for not showing up to the performance. It’s a bummer that he cannot be honest with her, especially since what’s happening affects her in many ways. 
  • Why does Sarah dislike Tegan Wickhem so much?
  • Did we all see Clark just bolt out of a diner in public? Wouldn’t anyone notice?
  • The irony of Lois telling Jonathan she feels like a failure for not being able to keep them safe right before alien beings come after them and try to destroy them with heat vision. 
  • Lois’s relationship with her father is pretty strained, but he did protect her and her son so they are on the mend! 

What did you think of tonight’s episode? And how are you coping after that brother of a reveal?


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Superman & Lois Review – Man of Steel (1×07)

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Superman & Lois Review Man of Steel Season 1 Episode 7

Metropolis is in danger, but it’s becoming quite unclear who the real threat is. 

On Superman & Lois Season 1 Episode 7, we finally got more insight into the man known as Marcus Bridgewater, Captain Luthor, and finally, his real name, John Henry Jones. 

Yep, turns out he’s not really a Luthor, and I can’t be the only one who isn’t a little bummed by that reveal.

To sum it all up, Jones came to this Earth to stop Superman from turning evil and destroying the planet. We get glimpses into what happened on his planet, and well, it’s not pretty. 

Superman and his army — which we can only assume was created by Morgan Edge as Jones insists that Edge plays a role in the Earth’s demise and knows how it’ll happen (and it explains why he knows so much about Edge’s operation, to begin with) — is seen destroying buildings and hurting innocent people including Lois Lane. 

On that Earth, Lois is Jones’s wife and the duo, who are madly in love, share a daughter. 

That daughter, who Jones affectionately refers to as Nat-Bug, helps him build his super suit after her mother is killed on national television. 

This explains why it’s so difficult for Jones to see this Earth’s Lois not only in cahoots with Superman but also married to him. 

There’s just one little problem — the Clark Kent we know would never do what dark Superman did. At least not willingly and consciously. 

Since we know Edge is involved and has his hands of X-Kryptonite, it’s safe to assume that the army he’s building will be programmed to kill and destroy. And the mineral will likely have an adverse effect on Clark that will make him fall in line and hurt others.  

 

However, there’s also the possibility that Jones’s actions are contributing to the events that he’s trying to stop. 

After all, he played right into Edge’s trap, which gave Leslie Larr the upper hand and allowed them to transport the batch of X-Kryptonite while no one was looking.

Speaking of traps, Superman walked right into Jones’s when he agreed to meet with him and then realized the man was actually the villain known as The Stranger, who was trying to kill him in the pilot. 

Jones activated solar flares, which weakened Superman, and if it wasn’t for Jordan, Jonathan, and Lois, he likely wouldn’t have made it out alive. 

It’s the first time we’ve seen someone return the favor and save Superman instead of the other way around. 

Jordan’s superhearing kicked in, and though he struggled to control it, he figured it out just in time to help his father out. 

Fans of Superman have always wondered how he can selectively hear everything and nothing at the same time, and it’s interesting to see Jordan get trained on isolating the sounds and not letting them overwhelm him. 

However, I’m more impressed with Jonathan’s ability to pick up the hammer with such ease. There was a lot going on so maybe they didn’t realize that it was effortless for Jonathan, who only had one working hand. 

If I were to guess, I’d say Jonathan has a different set of powers than his brother that will activate at any moment. 

Jonathan has never shied away from the action, but it’ll be great if his role in the series is no longer to cover for his brother. How lame is that?

The whole incident convinced Lois that they need to be honest with the boys about what’s going on. I know they were trying to protect them by keeping secrets, but since there is an active threat against the family, they probably should be aware so that they can defend themselves in the future. 

As Lois and Superman dealt with Jones, Lana started her first day working for Edge and tried her best to get Lois the scoop about his plans. 

Lana’s heart is in the right place, but she has no idea who she’s messing with or what she’s getting herself into. 

I don’t see this ending well for her at all. 

Other Smallville Musings

  • I’m not interested in a love triangle between the Kent boys and Sarah. Let’s stop that right now. 
  • Jonathan may have a new crush! 
  • Sarah is going to figure it out sooner rather than later, especially now that she knows Tag has powers. 
  • Will Nat-Bug come to this Earth to save her father, who is currently in captivity. He shouldn’t have promised her he’d be back soon… never make promises you can’t keep! 
  • Is Lois going to have to incorporate these new family members from a different reality into her life?
  • Emily seems sweet, but she’s Edge’s top pick for the “Subjekts.” Will Lana blame herself?

What did you think of the episode? Will Jones be able to prevent a catastrophe?

Has Edge already gone too far? Let us know in the comments!

 


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