Saturday, July 24, 2021

What I’m Watching: Superman and Lois

Superman and Lois: Season 1, Episode 13 “Fail Safe” (B+)

What did I say about never making bold statements like “they’ll never hurt anyone again” when you can’t even keep a supervillain bent on the destruction of the human race locked up for even one episode? It was obvious that Edge was going to break out of his prison, though I don’t think I expected him to do so quite so soon. It was smart that Clark recommended that Sam not get rid of all the Kryptonite weaponry he had, mainly because Clark isn’t the only Kryptonian, despite that nickname he always gets where he’s the last son, who could pose a threat to Earth. It’s good that he has John around to help him and that he’s becoming friendly enough with the Kent family to be staying at their house. Problems are relative, I guess, since Lana and Kyle arguing about moving out of Smallville is hardly as monumental as Clark needing to prepare to save the planet and might be somewhere along the same lines as Lois clashing with her dad about access and comprising her journalistic integrity to protect her family. She really should be honest with Chrissy since she’ll inevitably learn the truth and won’t be nearly as interested in helping Lois at that point. I was amused that both Jonathan and Jordan skipped school to hang out with girls, though Jordan had a much more positive experience even though it ended in him and Sarah being arrested. It’s a shame that Jonathan had to find out that Tegan was only interested in him for his Edge gossip, but at least nothing problematic happened along the way other than him getting grounded for skipping school.

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