There’s a reason why Oliver Queen resisted dating Felicity Smoak for so long. When you have loved ones, your enemies will come after them.
Kal-El (Tyler Hoechlin) learned that the hard way in “A Brief Reminiscence In-Between Cataclysmic Events.” It started as this beautiful episode. It was like the extended cut of the pilot going through Superman’s origin story. We also got to see more of his love story with Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch), and we saw Jordan (Alex Garfin) and Johnathan (Jordan Elsass) born, though this wasn’t accurate because they didn’t have them on Earth.
It was a nice break from the intensity of what’s going on in Superman & Lois. Not that we need a break, I love the show and storyline, but we got to take a breath before the real twist came.
We weren’t walking down memory lane for our benefit, though. It was Morgan Edge (Adam Rayner) in Superman’s head using his family as leverage. Edge was ready to tell the whole world that he has a family. When that didn’t work, he was prepared to kill Lois.
Can we take a moment to comment on the bravery and maybe a little bit of stupidity of Jordan. There was no way he would take down Tal-Rho. But he stepped up for his family and his dad. He was quickly taken out, and Lois stepped in between them, ready to die for her boys.
I knew Morgan wasn’t about to vaporize them that moment, but my heart did skip a beat seeing the terror in Lois’ eyes, knowing what she was stepping into.
Then, Superman swoops in, granted weak, to save his family. But he wasn’t there to fight. Kal-El was there to give in. He lost all hope of overcoming Tal-Rho. All he could do was succumb.
John Herny Irons (Wolé Parks) may be right. Or at least that’s what Lois thinks when she called him to tell him that Superman has been compromised.
Why don’t you call Barry or Kara? You have other superhumans you can call that won’t try to kill your husband at first sight. They will try to save him first, second and more times before it comes to that last point that he can’t be saved. I get it. Crossing over characters is not easy, but still. At least John Diggle (David Ramsey) is in the preview for when Superman & Lois returns from the mini hiatus for the 4th of July.
This show has gotten intense. Superman is trapped working for Edge because he had no other choice. The humans are left trying to figuring out how to save him and defeat Edge. The state the characters are in is pretty scary. I don’t expect a full-blown takeover like what happened in John’s world, but we are edging that way.
I’m here for the ride but will be on the edge of my seat or bed as it may be until this story concludes.
In “A Brief Reminiscence In-Between Cataclysmic Events,” we also got the possible redemption of Kyle (Erik Valdez)! I said that this might be coming. He gave a very heartfelt apology to Lois, which he needed too. It appears he’s learned his lesson. I hope for Sarah’s (Inde Navarrette) and Lana’s (Emmanuelle Chriqui) sake that he has.
Sarah also kissed Jordan and said she doesn’t want to be “just friends!” We all knew that, but we were just waiting for Sarah to decide when she was ready to make that next step.
After going home to almost die by his uncle and his dad having to submit to his uncle, the kiss might not be the first thing on Jordan’s mind anymore. Will Lois talk with him about what she and Clark expect from him as a boyfriend solo, now that she’s doing the single parent thing? I love that it’s not “the talk,” but what they expect from him has a boyfriend. They must have high expectations from him than just having the birds and the bees conversation.
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