“Superman? Are you okay?” Spoilers for Superman and Lois season 2, episode 2 follow.
As we saw in the season 2 premiere of Superman and Lois, Superman is having visions of a potential catastrophe that he doesn’t understand, so he can only go to one person for help. Morgan Edge.
Because of theses visions, he also must rely on those around him, probably more than he’s used to.
Visions in Superman and Lois season 2
After having the couple of visions and mental attacks that he suffered in the premiere, Clark can’t exactly hide them from his family anymore as he has another one at breakfast in front of everyone. So, while these visions are confusing right now, this plot device serves as a great character moment for both Clark and Lois.
With Clark’s previous visions, and the ones later in the episode, he wasn’t really able to get them under control by himself. The visions simply calmed after a while. But with Lois there at his side, calmly caring about him, it just shows how she’s his grounding force. No matter what Superman is going through, Clark Kent will always have Lois Lane to help keep his sanity intact. To keep him grounded.
And as for Jordan, he sees himself in his dad’s pain right now. Clark’s visions and reactions to them are reminiscent of Jordan’s panic attacks, so to see him try to help his dad through something similar, it’s a great character moment.
Because of these visions, Clark is forced to go to Morgan Edge, a.k.a. Tal-Rho for help in figuring out how to deal with them, which is exactly what happens, but not without some hiccups – namely the reveal that Edge still has his powers. But really, that’s inconsequential to learning that Clark is getting these visions from another entity. The entity causing the earthquakes.
Clark isn’t the only one having visions though as John Henry is having some of his own as well, namely flashbacks to his Lois. It was nice that this episode took a brief moment to recognize how awkward the situation must be for him too instead of just focusing on how it’s impacting Natalie. There’s not a lot done in the way of this in this episode, but it feels like it will possibly be explored more in future episodes.
Reign of the Supermen
Both seasons of Superman and Lois have, so far, been heavily influenced by one story: Reign of the Supermen. That being said, the show is still completely doing its own thing and is just using the initial story and characters as a jumping off point for the story being told on the screen. And honestly, this is a good thing. The Death of Superman and Reign of the Supermen are iconic stories, but they aren’t stories that are actually that good in hindsight. So to take some of the basic ideas of these stories and use them in a completely different way was the smart move to make for the show.
The show is also basically doing the inverse of the comics, with the Supermen coming before Doomsday does. Eradicator and Steel are the obvious adaptations in the first season, but now, we’re getting the show’s potential adaptation of Superboy with the Army’s team of Superpeople.
But most importantly, these first few episodes seem to be paving the way for Doomsday to be the main enemy of the season. All of these could be red herrings at this point, but it very much seems to be the case as of right now.
Superman & Lois continues to be one of the best superhero shows on television and it doesn’t show any sign of slowing down.
Superman and Lois season 2 airs new episodes on The CW on Tuesday nights at 8/7c.
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