Saturday, April 30, 2022

What I’m Watching: Superman and Lois

Superman and Lois: Season 2, Episode 10 “Bizarros in a Bizarro World” (B+)

I’m all for alternate realities and getting to see all the characters we know in a different context, and what I honestly enjoy most in this kind of scenario is those are markedly different, going from bad to good. In this case, that was Tal, who had a warm relationship with his brother Kal in this world and a relationship with Lana, who was much more confident – and villainous – than the one running for mayor back in the other Smallville. Others were similar to their other selves, like Sam and Christy, operating in similar fashions even if the surrounding world didn’t treat them the same way. And then there was Jonathan, who it turns out was all bad news, and who has arrived in the Smallville we know for malicious reasons. Watching the two Allys merge was ominous, and perhaps the sight of that will compel more people to switch sides and realize the error of their ways. Anderson made that major change already, and he was someone who was ready to go to extreme lengths to accomplish what he believed was right. While Bizarro Jonathan was able to make it to the world we know without a problem, it’s not clear whether others will be able to travel between them as easily, if there’s even a division to remain after the Allys merge. I’m intrigued, and hope this allows us to see characters coming face-to-face with their doubles, since that would certainly be more exciting than them just merging.

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