‘Superman & Lois’s’ “Tried and True” Brings Out The Feels & Frustration

Superman & Lois must know I like to feel when consuming content because “Tried and True” made me very mad. It’s how Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix became my favorite book in the series, before the final installment.

The Cushings on Superman and Lois tried and true episode
Kyle Cushing tries to explain himself to Lana. (The CW)

Many things made me angry in this episode. Let’s start with Kyle Cushing (Erik Valdez) since I’ve been mad at him since last week. How could he cheat on his beautiful wife, Lana Cushing (Emmanuelle Chriqui)? He had a perfect life. The writers had just redeemed him. Is there any way he comes back from this? And now Lana has kicked him out as she should.

Lana went to the woman to find out what had happened. It was an awkward conversation, but she got what she went for. She got the truth. The affair occurred two years ago and ended after Sarah Cushing’s (Inde Navarrette) accident. At first, I thought that revelation would have made her take him back, but she knows her worth. He ended the affair to save his family, not for her.

After all of the writing to make Lana so strong and badass, I’m happy that they are having her know her worth. Lana has been so strong. She saved Smallville, and only a few people in the town know it. It breaks my heart to see her hurting, but as a woman, I’m so glad she is a great role model for other women. And as a bonus, it gave us a great scene with her and Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin). I love these two’s friendship.

While the Cushings are dealing with their family being torn apart, the Kents are having difficulties too. First, Jordan Kent (Alex Garfin) discovered Jonathan Kent (Jordan Elsass) is taking x-kryptonite, and it went as bad as we could have imagined it to be. They came to almost severe blows in the locker room. If their grandfather, Sam Lane (Dylan Walsh), hadn’t walked in, it could have gotten severely bad. And this is before Lois Lane (Bitsie Tulloch) and Clark find out about what Jonathan has been doing. Also, Jordan mentioned that the cops are involved, and Jon looked pretty worried there.

Clark and Jonathan Kent on Superman and Lois, Tried and True
Clark Kent is so proud of his son, Jonathan, but doesn’t know what Jon’s been doing. (The CW)

This storyline makes me angry because powers aren’t everything. As I’ve said before, Lois has no powers, and she’s such a badass and does so much good. Jonathan can find another way to do good. I mean, he was good at football even before he manufactured powers. Jon had so much going for him. Now he could be hurting his body. He may be showing powers, but the x-kryptonite could also hurt him. His parents are going through enough. They don’t need their son using x-kryptonite. But he’s a teen. We’re just going to get a lot of drama out of it. And we know how good Lois and Jordan Elsass are at those emotional scenes.

I’m bookending this with the two things that made me the maddest in this episode. I started with Kyle cheating on Lana, ending with Superman being arrested for treason. Treason!? Really? He went to Russia to save people from an avalanche. That’s what he does. He flies worldwide and protects people from things just like that. Sam and Clark didn’t always see eye to eye, but he understood that.

Lt. Mitch Anderson (Ian Bohen) doesn’t understand Superman or what he stands for. I don’t know how the higher-ups believe Superman is guilty of treason either. That’s not him. It just makes me furious that they are locking up Superman because they can’t control him and refuse to understand him.

If that wasn’t bad enough, just look at Lois’s face when her dad told her Clark was arrested. This family is going through so much. Clark has been torn away from them because Anderson tricked him when Clark was trying to work with him.

Season two of Superman & Lois is making me angry, and that’s making me happy. I know it doesn’t make sense, but as I said, Harry Potter 5 made me angry, and it’s my second favorite. I love when content makes me feel, at least when it’s fictional.

How did “Tried and True” make you feel? Tweet me @PrimetimeDrama or @MandyTTCarr or comment below.

Mandy Carr

Editor and Founder, Primetime Addiction

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