Saturday, July 17, 2021

What I’m Watching: Superman and Lois

Superman and Lois: Season 1, Episode 12 “Through the Valley of Death” (B)

If there’s one sentence that always means the opposite of what’s said it’s “they’re behind bars and are never going to hurt anyone again.” That’s definitely not the case for Morgan Edge, a man who was nearly able to corrupt the entirely heroic Superman and turn him against humankind, and who surely won’t have trouble weakening the defenses of those holding him prisoner in order to make his escape and get his revenge. This episode was much more about Clark’s family having faith in him, and a man who dedicated his life to stopping the alien who had ruined his home world having a change of heart and realizing that it was possible to break through to him. That end result wasn’t much of a surprise, and Clark also tried his hardest to resist his indoctrination by flying away and immediately calling out to Jordan because he knew he might be able to hear him. It was good to see a familiar face in John Diggle, who also just showed up on “The Flash” and is enjoying an impressive spate of TV appearances given the fact that “Arrow” is no longer on the air. Being ostracized from everyone in town is proving to be a good thing for Kyle’s relationship with his family, and though beating himself up won’t do much good, it’s helpful that he at least recognizes the harm he caused and wants to do something to atone for it, which should make a good if unlikely ally for Lois in whatever cause she takes up next.

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