I’m so excited for the second season of Superman & Lois, even if I’m not totally on board with the new storylines. It still has all the characters I love, plus it’s giving us the Teen Wolf reunion we’ve been waiting for.
We knew going into this season that things would be pretty bad for Lois Lane (Bitsie Tulloch). We ended season one with Lois seeing the daughter that a Lois from another Earth had, who has the same name as the baby she lost. That’s got to be a lot to take in. We can’t blame her for being a little messed up, but she was so angry and taking it out on everyone.
The best female characters definitely have their flaws, but I don’t like how this storyline is going. While I can get over Lois lashing out at everyone, the storyline with Natalie Irons (Tayler Buck) feels forced. Maybe we can understand how she acted when she saw Natalie because it brought up bad memories of her mother leaving her. But I don’t think that’s what’s going on. She never got over the miscarriage. It would make more sense that Lois is reaching out a helping hand to John Henry Irons (Wolé Parks) and Natalie because they are alone on this planet. But the writers took me on a wonderful journey last season, so I guess I will have to trust that they will do the same this season.
I am happy about them bringing Ian Bohen in as Lt. Mitch Anderson. At first, he just seems like a replacement for Clark Kent’s (Tyler Hoechlin) father-in-law, General Sam Lane (Dylan Walsh), but it turns out he’s more of an enemy than an ally. Anderson wants Superman to put America first. While I love having Ian as the bad guy again, is the America first storyline still timely? We are definitely in a time when the world needs to come together to defeat Covid-19, and it’s beyond time that we banned together to beat Climate Change, but this seems like a storyline for 2020 or before. Once again, I’ll have to put my faith in the writers.
But as I said, I’m looking forward to Ian being the bad guy. He’s sending out superhuman beings to save people from earthquakes, but what is his end goal? Are they building an army to defeat their enemies? This is an exciting storyline because it could get very messy. And it put Superman in a strange position. Because, of course, we all know that his allegiance is to the world.
So, I’m not totally here for some of the storylines, but I am thrilled for all of our characters to be back. And the writers are once again weaving in the storyline with the family drama very well. It was horrible timing on Jonathan’s (Jordan Elsass) part to be caught almost having sex when his mom was on a tear. Not that she would have been much better if she was feeling herself. It certainly made it more entertaining, though. And I loved the conversation between Lois and Clark about Jonathan and then wondering what Jordan (Alex Garfin) was up to. Raising two teenage boys is not easy. The sex talk went a lot smoother when Clark gave it to them. I loved that he said always respect who you are with.
While Jonathan’s relationship seems to be going well, Jordan’s isn’t. Sarah Cushing (Inde Navarrette) is back from camp, but she doesn’t seem to want to see Jordan. What happened at camp? They were all over each other and so lovey-dovey the last time we saw them. I hope there is hope for them. They were so cute together. And his gesture to her was so sweet.
One of the things I love about this show is the friendship between Clark and Lana Cushing (Emmanuelle Chriqui), and we got another great moment between them. Both were going through similar issues with their spouses. Lois and Kyle Cushing (Erik Valdez) wouldn’t tell them what was wrong, and fights ensued. But Lana and Clark were able to lean on each other and drink a nice bottle of Sancerre. Well, it wasn’t on screen, but in my mind, they laughed and drank together.
Regardless of my lukewarm feelings about some of the storylines, I’m delighted to have Superman & Lois back. Bitsie is still on top of her game, and even though I don’t like this side, Lois, I’m sticking with her. Felicity didn’t always please me either.
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