We thought Superman & Lois had left us hanging before the little hiatus, but that’s nothing compared to what the penultimate episode of season one did.
Everything in Smallville is in a pretty bad state. Local businesses are closing. Lana (Emmanuelle Chriqui) has her house up for sale, and then Kyle (Erik Valdez) gets a job in another town. They can’t leave Smallville! As Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin) said, Lana is the heart of Smallville, not to mention Sarah (Inde Navarrette) and Jordan (Alex Garfin) just started dating.
Things are pretty grim. The town is terrified because the DOD hasn’t left. It didn’t help matters when Sam (Dylan Walsh) held a town meeting, and Derek’s mother came in and told them that the DOD had been lying to them. To be fair, they are lying to you for your own good. No one wants to know what really happened. It’s like why in The Vampire Diaries that everyone just believed it was another animal attack. Or on Buffy the Vampire Slayer when they all just conveniently forgot what had happened to them. They think they want to know, but the reality is much worse.
I loved that Jonathan (Jordan Elsass) wants to learn how to build weapons. Considering he hasn’t discovered his powers yet (I’m still convinced he will get them). He needs to find other ways to protect himself and his family. But John Henry Irons (Wolé Parks) sent him away to be an ordinary teenage boy. I’m still a little annoyed with him, especially with everything that happened after. But, the writers are putting us on a roller coaster, which is fun and terrifying all at the same time.
So, when Jon and Jordan were invited to a party, they went. They were normal kids for a change. They didn’t even answer their grandfather’s call, even though he never calls. But that’s what John told Jon to do.
Then, Metropolis was being threatened by Morgan Edge (Adam Rayner), Leslie (Stacey Farber) and other Kryptonians. It was playing out just like John said it would, only with Superman on the right side.
I think my heart skipped a beat as I thought that one of them would kill Lois Lane (Bitsie Tulloch) in the exact way a Kryptonian killed John’s Lois. And then Leslie appears, and the boys are watching on the news! The writers seriously want us at the edge of our seats. And while I know Lois is too big of a character to kill off, that didn’t take away from any suspense.
And then John throws his hammer takes out Leslie and the Kryptonian he was fighting. This made up a little bit for telling Jon to be a kid. Then, Lois goes back to reporting like the badass woman she is. Every episode just makes me love her even more. She’s tough, but she can also show her vulnerable side, as she does at the end of the episode, but I’m getting ahead of myself.
Lois almost being attacked was not the biggest scare of the episode. I don’t know why we didn’t expect Edge to go after the boys after Metropolis, but that’s what he did. I was so happy that Sam finally stepped up and went to take care of his grandsons. Then, he crashes into Edge, and he, the boys, and Sarah get into a pretty bad car crash.
If that wasn’t bad enough, Edge takes Jordan and puts his dad into him! They are setting us up for one killer season finale. Lois hugged Clark asking him what are they going to do. When Lois cries, you know things are bad.
I don’t believe Lana and Kyle are going anywhere. After watching Lois almost die on TV reporting the news, they will re-think moving. I’m just waiting for the two of them to be let in on everything. They already know a lot. It may not be this season, but they will be let in on the secret.
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