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Superman & Lois Spring Finale Review – The Best of Smallville (1×05)

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Celebrating the best of Smallville led to some pretty major moments on Superman & Lois Season 1 Episode 5. 

While a spring finale after just five episodes is definitely premature, The CW is making way for the return of the final season of Supergirl

But before the hiatus — which will carry us into May 18 — the series left us on some shocking cliffhangers about Morgan Edge, Captain Luthor, and Tag Ellis.

When Derek Powell, the missing son of Sharon Powell mysteriously returned, Lois Lane was convinced that it had Morgan Edge’s name is written all over.

And she wasn’t wrong. 

After Derek causes a fire that destroyed all the donations for Harvest Fest, Chrissy proved that Edge was involved by tracking down the suspect and spotting him making out with Leslie Larr a.k.a Edge’s right-hand gal. 

You’ve got to hand it to Chrissy for following the lead just like Lois Lane would. I was scared that she was going to get caught, but I’m glad that she was able to successfully get the scoop as it helped them uncover that Larr was working with a machine that gave Derek, who claimed to be resurrected, Kryptonian-like powers.

There was a strange interaction between Clark and Derek as he knew Superman’s real name and said that “you’re not alone anymore.” Lois mentioned that it likely wasn’t even Derek anymore, but if so, that means that Edge is using the bodies of his miners to plot some kind of alien invasion from planet Krypton?

At least, that’s how I’m interpreting it. How else would they know so much about him… and claim to be one of him?

On Superman Season 1 Episode 4, audiences learned that Edge and Larr were mining X-Kryptonite, however, now Lois and Clark have been able to piece together that whatever weird experiment is happening here, it’s connected to the mines.

This is crucial in establishing just what’s going on in the small town. 

Of course, Edge tried to cover it all up by throwing money at the problem, and while it didn’t fool Lois and her small team, it sure had everyone in town looking the other way. Even Lana seems to have come around to the idea that Edge is just “trying to help.”

While there was definitely more Superman action in the spring finale than in previous episodes, YA drama remained at the forefront with Jordan and Jonathan trying to navigate being teenagers. 

Unsurprising, Jonathan finally cracked. It’s about time. His life was uprooted when they moved to Smallville, and he’s the only one who hasn’t really found his footing just yet. Losing his girlfriend was the last straw and caused him to have a bit of a meltdown.

Thankfully, everyone was ready to call him out on his actions, even if Clark Kent wasn’t willing to dole out a proper punishment. 

Sarah, in particular, didn’t let him get away with his drunk behavior as she was having enough problems at home, and honestly, I love how fearless she is and how she’s not afraid to tackle issues. 

Superman & Lois The Best of Smallville Season 1 Episode 5

Superman & Lois — “The Best of Smallville” — Image Number: SML105b_0056r.jpg — Pictured: Wolé Parks as Captain Luthor — Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.Photo Credit: Bettina Strauss

I have no doubt that Jonathan will find his path in life, he just has to be willing to let go of his past. And I’m still waiting for his powers to manifest. 

Jordan’s life may finally be falling into place, even if Sarah did decide that she just wanted to be friends for now, but his situation with Tag is far from ideal. 

It’s not as big of a cliffhanger as the Luthor reveal — which I’ll get to in a minute — because you know Superman is going to come to Jordan’s aide, but it does put into question what’s happening with Tag and how he got out of his super-school in the first place. 

Clark said that Jordan didn’t have anything to do with Tag’s powers, but could the explosion have led to Tag getting the same powers that Derek absorbed?

As for Captain Luthor, we finally found out what his motivation for pursuing Superman is and it turns out, it’s love. 

It’s always love! 

Luthor approached Lois and pretended to be a business reporter from Reuters who wanted to collaborate on a story, but in reality, he was hoping to get close to Superman.

Turns out that in his world, he and Lois were married! 

In a brief flashback sequence, we see Luthor going off to war as Lois kisses him goodbye and pleads with him to come back safely.

Even when his little Alexa/Siri-inspired super computer informs him that this Lois isn’t like his Lois, Luthor is too riled up to care. 

Talk about a messy love triangle, am I right?!

While this is bound to create some tension, Luthor seems like a smart and reasonable man, so I’m hoping that once he gets a grip on reality and realizes that this Superman isn’t as dark and evil as the one on his world, maybe they’ll team up and form an alliance? It would be nice to have a hero version of Luthor for once. 

Other Musings

  • Lana seems to be back to normal and seeing right through Kyle’s crap again. 
  • Kyle is still disappointing the family, though, I’d argue that drinking after your best friend and partner almost dies is slightly justified. 
  • Will Kyle try to figure out where the frost came from?
  • Lana honored Clark’s mother, Martha Kent, with her own bench, which was a sweet touch and a reminder of why Clark thinks so highly of this town.
  • I’m still laughing at them comparing Smallville’s Harvest Fest to Burning Man! 

What did you think of the episode?

Sound off in the comments section below, and we’ll see you May 18th! 

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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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Superman & Lois — “Waiting for Superman” — Image Number: SML215a_0073r.jpg — Pictured: Wolé Parks as John Henry Irons — Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW — © 2022 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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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