I’ll always be Team Lois Lane, but this season of Superman & Lois just took a twist I didn’t see coming.
The writers are painting a picture that Lois Lane (Bitsie Tulloch) might not have told the whole truth. On the one hand, you can’t fit everything into an article sometimes. You pick your angle, and yes, even in new stories, there is an angle, and you go with the facts for that angle. And I mean actual facts, not alternative ones. On the other hand, I would take the same stance as Lois that Lucy Lane (Jenna Dewan) was not in her right mind when she was on pills. Even if Lois put that in the story, it wouldn’t have shown what Ally Allston (Rya Kihlstedt) was doing was working. It would have shown a messed-up woman on drugs who almost killed herself trying to ascend. If anything, that would have helped Lois’ story. And finally, while I still believe that Ally is a cult leader, there is a lot more to the story that Lois isn’t telling us. It appears that she may not have exactly been truthful when writing this story. Or, at the very least, left some parts out.
We’ve seen what Lois will do for her husband and her boys. Of course, she would do anything to save Lucy from herself. But what is she hiding? What more to the story is there? I don’t like that Chrissy Beppo (Sofia Hasmik) is going to Ally. Yes, Lois withheld information, but she’s not going to get the entire truth from Ally. Plus, Lois almost took down Ally’s operations. So she could be out for revenge.
It’s clear that Lucy is messed up. From the first conversation in Lois and Clark Kent’s (Tyler Hoechlin) house to the meeting in the hotel room where Lucy recorded their conversation. She needs help. She needs therapy, not Ally, and sadly not any help Lois could give her. But what are we missing?
I definitely prefer the Lucy we got on Supergirl, but this is turning out to be a pretty intense storyline. I’m nervous about where this goes, but Bitsie is so good at these emotional family scenes. And then the tension between her and Jenna is incredible. This will give us so many mixed emotions, but I think it’s going to be a great ride.
While Lois was trying to find her sister, Superman and John Henry Irons (Wolé Parks) dealt with Superman’s evil twin. This storyline is making me love John even more. I’m thankful he’s going to be okay. He helped Clark get a signature that the DEO could read to find this guy and told him to ask for help from Lt. Mitch Anderson (Ian Bohen). Of course, Superman didn’t want their support, but he may not have been wrong there. Anderson sent them out to retrieve the guy, and two of them died. But when Superman went to save the remaining one, John asked Lois if he had help. She said not enough, so he went to Superman’s aide with his suit that was only 10 percent working. Just the look on John’s face. The concern he had. I love how much he cares for Clark—especially seeing as he wanted to kill him when he first arrived on this Earth. Maybe next time, Superman will find a way to ask for help when he can’t defeat an enemy himself, so his friend doesn’t come to help, only to get badly hurt.
As for the boys, they were up to no good. While Jordan Kent’s (Alex Garfin) act of stopping the shoplifters was well-intentioned, he definitely needs to be more aware of his surroundings. If it weren’t for his grandfather, Sam Lane (Dylan Walsh), his secret would have come out. However, I do like that this means Sam will be training Jordan. Those scenes should be a lot of fun.
Jonathan Kent’s (Jordan Elsass) actions weren’t as well-intentioned. He knows better than to use drugs. He’s lucky even to be playing football again. This could do severe damage to his body. He should probably watch All American and see what steroids did to Asher James.
It looks like each of these posts will end with Lana Cushing’s (Emmanuelle Chriqui) campaign. I’m good with that. Anyways, this week the campaign is getting dirty. The Mayor is digging into Lana and Sarah Cushing’s (Inde Navarrette) past. I don’t know if Lana has any skeletons in her closet, but he could expose Sarah’s suicide attempt. But I loved her response, she’s not ashamed and said she didn’t know how to ask for help before, but she’s learned her lesson. We really shouldn’t have been worried about Sarah. As Lana said, she’s strong. We should have been worried about Kyle Cushing (Erik Valdez) or at least what his secret could do to his wife’s campaign. We knew he had a drinking problem. What we didn’t know is he had an affair with a bartender. Seriously, Kyle? Or should we say seriously, writers? He just gets redeemed, and now we’re going to hate him again for cheating on Lana.
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