Clark Kent trying to balance being a father, husband and Superman is getting more complicated with each episode, and I love the high stakes of it all.
No one ever said it would be easy for Clark (Tyler Hoechlin) to balance everything, but “Haywire” made it harder than ever.
First, Jonathan (Jordan Elsass) was concerned about his friend, Taj ‘Tag’ Harris (Wern Lee). Clark checked in on them before he took the call from General Sam Lane (Dylan Walsh) to secure Thaddeus R. Killgrave (Brendan Fletcher). Unfortunately, Superman didn’t get there in time, and Killgrave escaped. But later, when Killgrave was overpowering him, all it took was his boys calling him for him to find the strength to knock Killgrave out for the authorities to take care of him. He then went to help his boys.
I loved the scene when Clark asked Jonathan and Jordan (Alex Garfin) why they waited so long to call him, and all they did was look at Grandpa.
Earlier in the episode, Sam had told them that their dad had a responsibility, and when he’s distracted, lives are at stake. That made Jordan try to help Tag by himself because he didn’t think they should be bothering their father. This is exactly when they need their father. Some things can wait, but this was not one of them. It turns out something in the blast at the bonfire gave Tag super abilities.
This led to Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch) standing up to her father once again. She grew up with her dad putting his job in the army over her and not even trying to do both. She’s so proud of Clark for trying to balance everything.
Little does she know. This may put Clark in danger. I’m not sure what the new protocol Sam is putting in place is, but it doesn’t sound good.
Her father may not have been the best of fathers, but he sure raised a powerful woman. We saw Lois standing up to Morgan Edge (Adam Rayner) after he sent his assistant (and superhuman), Leslie (Stacey Farber), to her to say she would violate her contract if she ran the story.
She couldn’t speak out against Edge, but her husband could. Clark promised to be at the town meeting, but his Superman duties overshadowed it, and the town voted for Edge to take the contract. She was mad at Clark for breaking his promise.
I loved that they gave Lois a monologue about being upset Clark wasn’t there. She knows what he’s doing, but she’s allowed to have her feelings about it too. She doesn’t have to understand every time Superman has to capture a criminal instead of keeping his promise to her.
But of course, this was made by design for the show. Because now that Edge has access to the mines, he has access to X-Kryptonite (what is that btw?) to resurrect an army. We already have a Luther to worry about, and now Edge too.
Superman & Lois gives us all the action and suspense of any of the other DC Universe shows on The CW. They are adding another level with the family. Both Clark and Lois are trying to balance their parental responsibilities and their work. It’s so much fun to watch and so intense.
Plus, Lana (Emmanuelle Chriqui) and Lois got drinks! I want them to be besties so bad.
What do you think Edge’s endgame is with the X-Kryptonite and an army? Tweet me @MandyTTCarr or comment below.