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

Superman & Lois -- "The Best of Smallville" -- Image Number: SML105a_0360r.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent and Bitsie Tulloch as Lois Lane -- Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW -- © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.Photo Credit: Bettina Strauss



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 Review – Fail Safe (1×13)



Superman & Lois Review Fail Safe Season 1 Episode 13

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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Superman & Lois Review – Through the Valley of Death (1×12)



Morgan Edge isn’t out of the picture just yet, but he’s behind bars, so that’s at least comforting for the time being. 

Evil Superman rose for a brief moment on Superman & Lois Season 1 Episode 12, but as Lois Lane told John Henry Lyons, this Earths Superman believed in humanity much more than his Earths hero-turned-villain did. 

When everyone was willing to turn their backs on him, she (and the kids) was the only one that still believed in him. 

And it’s a good thing she did. 

Eliminating Superman would’ve been a disaster, but reminding him that he had something to fight for spared them all from global destruction. 

It’s understandable that General Lane and even John wanted to have a weapon just in case. They’re dealing with superhuman beings who have the ability to destroy the world. 

It’s always good to have a safeguard in place. Even Superman wanted it otherwise he wouldn’t have signaled to Lois to call John. 

He knew John would do what needed to be done. 

Lane’s job is to protect the citizens, which means that, despite his connection to Superman, if humanity is at risk, he has to what’s best for the masses. 

John was willing to end Superman as he saw exactly what he was capable of on his planet — eradicating Metropolis in seven minutes. 

But, again, this Superman had something to come home to. He had a family. 

This was the first time Lois spilled Superman’s secret, but I don’t think he’d object in the slightest. It was necessary to help John understand just how much Superman meant to everyone and that he had something to fight for. 

And fight, he did. 

Superman endured a lot of pain before succumbing to the transformation into Evil Superman. And even then, he fought to find himself again and do the right thing. 

Though it seemed like there was a happy ending, it’s never that easy when it comes to the fight against evil. 

Morgan Edge has been locked up in a high-security prison, but he still set a plan in motion, and Smallville and the rest of the world are likely going to feel the after-effects of that plan. 

It’s not clear what he did with that little orb thing, but Edge is being fueled by his desire not to let his father down. 

He hasn’t made much out of his experiences on Earth the way Superman has, so he’s still holding onto the hope that he can turn this planet into Krypton. 

He’ll go to great lengths in order not to let his father down.

Of course, there’s also the concern that Superman is changed. He’s had a taste of the dark side where he had no inhibitions, and it’s going to be tempting to go back to that. 

He’ll have to consciously fight against the feeling of wanting to let go, which can be tempting. 

Will we see Superman struggle with finding his footing?

How will he stop Edge? I’m hoping he teams up with John once again because they made a pretty kickass team. 

And I can’t wait to see how Jordan begins to make sense of his powers. If it wasn’t for him — and Jonathan, his cheerleader — the DOD would’ve never located Superman. 

They owe everything to Jordan, and I wish he got a little more praise for his heroic actions. 

Clark has tried his best to teach his son how to use his powers, but for the most part, he’s been left to his own devices, so it’s not surprising that he hesitated to use them and felt like he was letting the family down. 

Even the Fortress has been destroyed, so he can’t get any more help there!

I hope he’ll begin to understand himself more and come into his own. 

Superman & Lois Review Through The Valley of Deaths Season 1 Episode 12

Superman & Lois — “Through The Valley of Death” — Image Number: SML112a_0174r.jpg — Pictured: Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane — Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

The town of Smallville needs another hero after all that they’ve been through. 

It’s extremely disappointing that the residents of the small town are turning on Lana and Kyle instead of acknowledging that they were victims just like the rest of them. 

Why is everyone blaming Lana for what they got into with Edge when she was used in the very same way?

Kyle and Lana simply thought they were helping the people of their town. I mean, Kyle was mind-controlled just like the rest of them.

They should all be holding Edge and Leslie Larr accountale.

Speaking of, where is Leslie? Is she hiding or is she completely Morgan’s mission?

I’ll be the first to say that it was nice to see Kyle, Lana, and Sarah enjoy their time together as a family. Sometimes, the simplest moments are the ones that are the most beautiful. 

Kyle has been made out to be such a villain since the series started, so it’s great that there’s another side to him as a loving father and husband. 

John was also trying to find this world’s version of his sister. What purpose is she going to serve?

He might not be able to get Lois or Natalie back, but at least he has some kind of family left, even if it isn’t the person he remembers from his world. 

And Arrow’s John Diggle is just hopping from show to show! First Batwoman, now Superman & Lois. It’s always nice to see a familiar face when the very existence of the planet is at risk. 

What did you think of the episode? Are you glad Superman was saved? 

What does Edge have up his sleeve?

Let us know in the comments below! 

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Superman & Lois Review – Fire and Ice (1×11)



Superman & Lois Review A Brief Reminiscence In-Between Cataclysmic Events Season 1 Episode 11

John’s prophecy is coming true after all. 

Episodes focused on origin stories are typically boring (especially since we know how they pan out), but there was nothing wasted about this one.

Not only was Clark and Lois’s meet-cute interesting in itself, but it also tied into the broader storyline involving Superman’s brother, Morgan Edge, and his desire for world domination. 

On Superman & Lois Season 1 Episode 11, Edge followed a weekend Superman to the Fortress of Solitude where he tapped into his memories in hopes of understanding why he would turn his back on a Kryptonian brother. 

What he found was that Superman had a family of his own… a human family. 

And well, Edge wasn’t too fond of that. 

In my previous Superman & Lois reviews, I stated that I didn’t think that this world’s Superman would ever turn into the Dark Superman that John warned about, but that was clearly before Edge threatened Clark’s family and to expose his secret to the world. 

Superman & Lois Review A Brief Reminiscence In-Between Cataclysmic Events Season 1 Episode 11

Superman & Lois — “A Brief Reminiscence In-Between Cataclysmic Events” — Image Number: SML111fg_0046r.jpg — Pictured: Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent — Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Clark would sacrifice himself before he’d let anything happen to his wife and children. 

And right about now, it’s really good that the DOD has weapons that can neutralize Kryptonians because if what happened on John’s planet happens on this planet, they’re going to need some serious reinforcements. 

Clark submitted to Edge and was taken to Edge’s Fortress — located in the desert rather than in the icy arctic (a clear tell of their polar opposite personalities) — where his father began the processing of breaking him down and essentially turning him into a soulless villain just like Edge.

A quick glimpse at Edge’s relationship with his father and it’s obvious he’s been conditioned to see the negative in everything since day one.

He believes that Superman had a chance to be a man of greatness and chose to be less, but his definition of less clearly differs widely from Clark’s. 

And it does seem like there’s a part of him that envies all that Superman was able to achieve on this planet. They were both given the same opportunities, and while Superman chose to make the best of his new life while carrying on the legacy of Krypton to do good and become a champion of the humans, while Edge grew up and chose violence.

I would hope that Superman won’t be as easily broken as Edge and his father believe — after all, he has a link to his humanity in the twins and Lois, so I can see him clinging to that. 

The DOD and John are going to play a huge role in stopping Dark Superman and Edge, but I also think this is where Jordan’s powers are going to come into play. 

He’s going to need to step up and be the hero his family needs while his father is gone. Unfortunately, that means he’s going to have to hone in on his powers all on his own now that Edge destroyed the Fortress and Jor-El’s hologram. 

All of this comes at a time when Smallville needs Superman more than ever as the locals are reeling from Edge’s attack.

If Kyle is any indication, the others who were “body-snatched” are likely very disoriented by recent events. And he actually knows the full extent of what happened. 

This incident has rehabilitated Kyle’s character as he apologized to Lois for pushing her aside and deeming her the villain while putting Edge on a pedestal.

Kyle may be a solid guy after all. 

Will he and Lana return the favor and help the Kent family in their time of need?

Also, how will everything affect Jordan and Sarah’s relationship? They finally made it official — Sarah made the first move! — but it came after she thanked the twins for being honest with her no matter what. 

While Jonathan was honest with her about what was going on with her father, Jordan is still keeping his alien abilities a secret. 

Will she find out about them with the emergence of Dark Superman?

What did you think of the episode? Are you excited to see what happens when Superman turns into the enemy? Will Clark be able to fight it?

Share your thoughts in the comments below! We’ll see you back here on July 13! 

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