The Superman and Lois season 2 premiere concluded on a terrifying note, but who is responsible for all that terror?
It has been five months since Superman and Lois concluded its first season, kickstarting the lengthy wait for the show’s return. But it was a wait that fans were willing to stick out and, in the end, it was worth it, because Superman and Lois season 2 has arrived.
The season 1 finale left off with a cliffhanger ending that saw Natalie Irons arrive on Earth-Prime. Viewers were shocked by the events that transpired but not quite as much John Henry Irons or any of the Kent-Lane family. How shocked were they? Well the season 2 premiere wasted little time in showcasing that.
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“What Lies Beneath” delivered an emotional hour of television as Lois Lane attempted to process Natalie’s arrival, Natalie tried to process that she was living on a parallel earth and Clark struggled with headaches. But those headaches may have teased the arrival of an iconic Superman villain, and if that’s the case, dark days are ahead for Smallville.
Superman and Lois season 2, episode 1 ending recap
The concluding scene from “What Lies Beneath” saw Clark take a concerned look back as he and his family invited the Irons family into their home. The sudden shift in expression and that worried look on his face was apparently down to that faded thumping sound off in the distance that may or may not be responsible for the earthquakes in Smallville.
It might have sounded distant above the surface, but below, it was clear as day, as an entity was punching, scratching and clawing its way out of the mines below Smallville. What that entity was, we don’t quite know yet, but we do know that seemingly gloved hand was making its way to the surface.
Is Doomsday in Superman and Lois season 2?
Superman and Lois showrunner Todd Hellbing has confirmed that Doomsday is indeed on his way to the Arrowverse after the season 2 premiere.
Fans had theorized that Doomsday may be a potential villain in Superman and Lois season 2 given that the show might need a heavy-hitter to top the Morgan Edge/Eradicator antagonist from the first season. Moreover, the fact that Clark was having painful visions that looked like they might be related to the mines suggests that he and this potential threat are linked somehow.
We know that Superman and Doomsday are linked given that the latter is a Kryptonian destroyer designed to kill the Man of Steel, so could he be about to make his presence felt on Superman and Lois. Prior to Crisis On Infinite Earths, Supergirl established that Supes defeated Doomsday already. Whether that remains canon in a post-Crisis Arrowverse remains to be seen.
Regardless, there is one powerful force on its way to the surface, and Superman will need all of his might to stop it.
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