Thursday, June 24, 2021

What I’m Watching: Superman and Lois

Superman and Lois: Season 1, Episode 11 “A Brief Reminiscence In-Between Cataclysmic Events” (B)

I was wondering for a while whether I had accidentally started watching the pilot instead of the eleventh episode of this season since this was a sentimental review of Clark coming to Metropolis, meeting Lois, and then bringing her back to Smallville once he was ready to tell her the truth about who he really was. But the bliss started to fracture when he was haunted by visions of Jor-El and remembering things that didn’t happen that way, realizing that Edge was manipulating his memories and trying to drain him of any will to do good. Enlisting him to be his ally in his plan of planetary domination isn’t likely to work, but the aggressive protocols Zeta-Rho put into motion at Edge’s fortress seemed to be pretty effective at turning Superman into a weapon who couldn’t control what he was doing. To her credit, Lois understood right away what was going on and called a man who, in another world, was her husband to tell him that what he had known would happen all along since, as far as she could tell, Superman had turned because of his desire to save his family. Before this problematic turn of events, Lois got quite the apology from Kyle, who was right to acknowledge how horrible he was to her as he seeks to make sense of what happened to him. Jordan got an unexpected bit of forgiveness of his own from Sarah, and as long as the world doesn’t end anytime soon, they may actually be headed for an enduring relationship in the near future.

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