Friday, June 4, 2021

What I'm Watching: Superman and Lois

Superman and Lois: Season 1, Episode 8 “Holding the Wrench” (B)

I’m glad to see that things aren’t so black-and-white, and that characters previously introduced as villains might have an unexpected future ahead of them. Captain Luthor, who I guess we should now refer to as John, was adamant when he was brought in that he didn’t want to cooperate, and his efforts to convince the man he knew as his father-in-law that they couldn’t trust the Kryptonians were far from successful. It took seeing how Superman defended him when Rosetti tried to pit the two of them against each other and Lois showing up to ask who he would become if he took that opportunity to kill the defenseless Superman to get him to reconsider. I was surprised that they just let him go, and it was reasonable that he admitted to Superman that he wasn’t ready to just work with him right away. Finding out about Lois’ miscarriage and the child she apparently had in another world was an unusual deep dive into her character that wasn’t about investigative reporting, and Jonathan seemed to recover quickly from nearly getting killed and then being eviscerated by his mother for putting himself in that kind of danger. Jordan and Sarah seem to be in a good place now that he stepped in to help her with her song, and this won’t be a great time for the Cushing and Kent families to become even closer given how unstable Kyle is. Leslie really did do her best to make things worse by giving Kyle information that made him doubt what Lana told him, forcing her to tell him a harsh truth that will only drive them further apart.

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