Superman and Lois season 2, episode 7 review: Anti-Hero

Superman & Lois -- "Anti-Hero" -- Image Number: SML207b_0245r.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Tyler Hoechlin as Superman and Adam Rayner as Morgan Edge -- Photo: Shane Harvey/The CW -- (C) 2022 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved
Superman & Lois -- "Anti-Hero" -- Image Number: SML207b_0245r.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Tyler Hoechlin as Superman and Adam Rayner as Morgan Edge -- Photo: Shane Harvey/The CW -- (C) 2022 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved /

“I don’t care about a trial and I can’t trust your word. So, where is he?” Spoilers for Superman and Lois season 2, episode 7 follow.

Superman has been captured by Lieutenant Anderson and the D.O.D., who have thrown him in the same cell with who else but Tal-Rho.

While Clark is in prison, Lois must deal with finding out that Jordan was using X-Kryptonite drugs in order to become a better football player.

Here’s everything that went down on Superman and Lois season 2, episode 7 “Anti-Hero”.

Reunited in Superman and Lois season 2

So, with Superman now captured by Anderson and the D.O.D., we get to see yet another reunion between him and Tal-Rho. However, this time it’s on the same side of the glass. Their back and forth this time around isn’t simply one-sided, either, with Clark being able to assert at least some form of dominance over Tal-Rho. Now, they’re equals once again and you can feel that in their interactions here, which is great. So, after watching their arguments with each other grow and evolve into a mutual understanding of what Anderson will do to Tal-Rho (i.e. kill him), seeing them work to escape together is great, albeit a bit predictable.

Because of their time together, we now truly get to see that Anderson is just the worst. Yes, Tal-Rho is terrible, but no one, even him, deserves to be tortured like Anderson tortured him in order to get the location of Bizzaro Superman. Everything he’s done this season has just shown time and time again that he’s a bad person and any argument against that prior to this episode really can’t be used anymore.

Not only is a he a torturer, but now he’s a druggie murderer. He steals XK from the armory and then goes to the Fortress, tries to kill Superman (who only survives because of Tal-Rho), and then kills Bizarro. It’s unclear how he will feature moving forward, but given that he went to Ally Allston, it’s clear that he’s now one of the main antagonists of the season.

Broken home

Back in Smallville, Sarah and Lana have to continue to deal with the fallout of their now broken family. It starts out with a somber scene between the two trying to hide things from the other so that they don’t have to deal with certain aspects of the situation, which makes for a nice mother/daughter scene.

At one point, it feels like the episode is going full CW with a corny, sad song montage, but it pulls the rug out from underneath the audience by revealing the song is actually diegetic with Sarah listening to it on her phone. This then leads to a short, but solid conversation between her and Jordan regarding the situation and her struggle to tell him.

On top of everything else, Lana must continue to fight for her mayoral campaign against the scumbag of a mayor. Not only does she embarrass him though, but she makes herself look like the amazing woman that we, as the audience already knew that she was, and she does it to so many people in Smallville.

Drugs and football

As for Jonathan though, he is now feeling the ramifications for taking the XK when he is caught taking the fall for his girlfriend when the cops arrive at the school. And well, all hell breaks loose when he gets home.

Lois is absolutely terrifying when she’s yelling at Jonathan. It shouldn’t be shocking how great Elizabeth Tulloch is at this point, but she continues to astonish episode after episode. Her loud rage slowly turning into a quiet fury is just utterly, immaculately terrifying. It’s arguably 10 times scarier than seeing Clark unable to control his heat vision earlier on in the season. And really, based on this episode, if I had to choose between Lois or Clark to yell at me about how disappointed they are, I’d take Clark in a heartbeat. That’s how scary Lois is here – and justifiably so.

Superman and Lois season 2 continues to thrive in the human moments of the show, which are once again on full display in this episode.

Superman and Lois airs new episodes on The CW on Tuesday nights at 8/7c. It is taking a brief hiatus next week and will return on Tuesday, March 22.

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