Superman & Lois lifted the intensity, and”Broken Trust” could have just changed everything.
On the eve of Jonathan (Jordan Elsass) and Jordan’s (Alex Garfin) game with Metropolis, Jordan is hurt by Tag (Wern Lee). He gets pretty badly beaten. Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin) is worried about Jordan playing in the game. Jordan wants desperately to show his bullies what he’s become, and Jonathan once again stands up for his brother.
These brotherly moments are everything. When Jordan had an episode in school, Jonathan was the one who calmed him down. Jordan kept hearing a ringing in his ears, and his eyes started to turn red. Jon wanted to tell their father but understood his brother’s need to “shut up” his bullies.
It was so cute when Jon jumped for joy with Jordan and their dad as Jordan punched the tree trunk.
Jordan had another episode on the football field as the Metropolis team was kicking him. Clark rushed in (at normal human pace). But wasn’t able to calm him down as Jonathan did. Clark had to let Jordan use his heat vision and shoot it into his hands.
Later that night, their team came to the hotel room to celebrate their win. Of course, the boys end up going. Jon tried to stop them, but what fun would that be?
The Metropolis team finds them and eggs Jordan on. Jonathan tried to pull him back. Jordan takes a swing, and Jon used his hand to stop him.
Jonathan now has a cast on his arm for the next six weeks and may never be a quarterback again. Jordan Elsass teased a trauma Jonathan was going to have that was going to be hard on his family and friends. This certainly is a big one.
I’ve wanted Jonathan to get his own storyline. That’s not just helping his brother. I got my wish. It’s tragic, but from my interview with Jordan Elsass, it sounds like it will be a great arc for him to have a lot of fun with.
As Clark says, once you break someone’s trust, it takes a lot longer to heal than a broken arm. Will we see the sweet brotherly moments any time soon? I hope so. I will miss them if we don’t.
Jordan is having a hard time dealing with his new abilities. He wants to be a normal teenager. He tells his mother that he thought his powers would bring him closer to people. Instead, they are “bringing him farther away.”
It sucks when he can’t tell his one friend about his powers. As he’s opening up to his mom, he starts having another episode. Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch) yells for Clark. He quickly scoops him up and takes him to the Fortress. This really isn’t good.
While the twins were dealing with playing against their old school, Clark tried to track down Tag. Unfortunately, before he did, the teen kidnaped Sarah (Inde Navarrette). Tag couldn’t get answers from Jordan, so he thought Jordan’s only friend could shed some light.
I was definitely scared when Tag had Sarah, but it was an incredible scene when Superman saved them.
The DoD squad came in to capture Tag. They used guns with bullets and kryptonite to subdue him. Superman, of course, jumped in to take the fire.
It was such a cool scene as Superman pulled the kryptonite out of his chest and used his heat vision to destroy it. Then went to the soldiers and told them to “stand down,” in that very authoritative voice. I want to see much more of this Superman, even if Clark did say the people’s trust in him was tested. He saved a kid. It doesn’t matter if that kid has powers. He did the right thing.
Lois had her own mission in “Broken Trust.” She was trying to figure out what was going on in the mines. Marcus, aka Luthor (Wolé Parks), happened to have inspector badges that we later find out were forged.
If it weren’t for Superman literally being a click away, I would be very nervous about them going in together.
The look on Lois’s face when they found the x-kryptonite said everything. She has a husband and son that it could hurt. Not only that, it’s turning innocent people into metahumans that aren’t stable.
Luthor brought out his tech that stopped Leslie (Stacey Farber) from killing them.
I love how deep Lois is getting. Morgan Edge (Adam Rayner) doesn’t think she can do anything against him, but we know who she is and what she’s capable of. It’s amazing to watch it unfold.
Even better, Lana (Emmanuelle Chriqui) is going to help Lois. After Sarah was put in danger by Tag, she started putting the pieces together. I love that these two are teaming up to take down Edge, especially since her husband, Kyle (Erik Valdez), worships Edge, and I hate him.
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