Superman and Lois season 2 has been teasing the arrival of that iconic Superman villain. But did we get another one entirely?
Superman and Lois season 2 has been an intense outing for everyone, and we’re not just talking about us. The characters in Smallville have been having a trying few days as of recently, but perhaps none more-so than Clark Kent himself, who has been having visions of a creature clawing its way out of the mines.
The most recent episode, aptly titled “The Thing In The Mines”, was the latest example of that, as the Man of Steel went up against the entity wearing that gigantic spacesuit.
*** Contains spoilers for Superman and Lois season 2, episode 3 ***
The result of that showdown wasn’t exactly the one that fans were predicting and, as a result, there was a lot of confusion, awe and amazement at what developed. With that in mind, let’s dive right into it.
Superman and Lois season 2, episode 3 ending recap
After being unable to control or ease the splitting headaches, Clark soon found himself losing control entirely. Lashing out at both Jonathan and Jordan, he came dangerously close to injuring his sons as he almost activated his heat vision in a rage.
Knowing that it was tied to the being in the mines, Clark agreed to allow John Henry Irons to help him by going into the mines. However, when Steel was in there, the creature broke out, waging war with both the Man of Steel and his partner.
When the creature’s helmet came off, though, it was revealed that this being looked more like Clark than Doomsday. And when it found itself in the Fortress of Solitude, it also wore a Superman uniform.
Has Bizarro come to the Arrowverse?
Naturally, fans were stunned by the developments in the third episode of Superman and Lois season 2 as it meant that Doomsday was not the creature in the mines. Instead, it appears that we’re dealing with the iconic DC villain Bizarro.
A “mirror image” of Superman, Bizarro made his DC debut in 1958. Identical to his heroic counterpart in a physical sense, he differs in the fact that his skin is often a depleted shade of gray, his House of El symbol (or “S”) on his chest is reversed and, well, he’s evil.
Tyler Hoechlin himself confirmed to TVLine that the entity in Superman and Lois season 2 is, in fact, Bizarro and we’ll be seeing the star go “mano a mano” with himself this season – something that fans are no doubt excited for.
Interestingly, this isn’t the Arrowverse‘s first brush with Bizarro as we got a version of the Superman villain in the first season of Supergirl, when the Girl of Steel went up against her own version of the character.
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