The second season of this fantastic show ends with “Waiting for Superman,” which will hopefully wrap up the Ally Alston saga, and resolve a few other issues. With this being a season finale, there will be some spoilers
Now, Ally Alston (a very obscure character in the comics) and her cult have managed to put two worlds in grave danger, and the Man of Steel seems to be out of action. Things are looking grim in “Worlds War Bizarre,” the episode before the season finale.
Superman and Lois is one of the best shows about superheroes I think I’ve ever seen, and this is a fantastic version of both Superman and Lois Lane.
The episode starts precisely where we left off, with Clark hovering and demonstrating a few of his powers for Lana, who is understandably stunned. Lana has a lot of questions, and we see a few flashbacks to various early portions of their lives.
Ally Allston has been causing a lot of trouble for Superman, the Lane family, and a lot of the characters in general. This is kind of impressive, given she has no powers, no weaponry, and isn’t a genius inventor like Lex Luthor (are we ever going to see Jon Cryer’s Lex on this show? I really hope so).
Among the reasons I think Superman and Lois has been such a great show is the characterizations and writing. Which is why this episode seemed a bit jarring.
Some of Lois’ past is coming back to haunt her with a past story she wrote spawning both professional problems and family drama. Clark is having weird visions that are throwing one of the world’s most powerful beings off his game. Add in a mayoral race in Smallville, some relationship issues for Jordan and Sarah, and the sadly believable illegal drug scene in a small town, and things are getting complicated.
There are attempts to reach out, some good decisions, and a at least one “I can’t believe he fell for that” moment in “The Ties that Bind.”
I’ve been a fan of superheroes my entire life, although I’ve never had a big interest in Superman himself, which is a bit ironic considering he’s the character that started the entire industry. I did like the Christopher Reeve movies, and the DC Animated Universe cartoon was decent. The ever-expanding Arrowverse finally added a Superman to their roster, and it was the best version of the character I’d seen in many years, much better than the darker version that popped up in the recent movies and the “New 52” reboot. I was interested when they announced the new “Superman and Lois” show and I’ve been thoroughly enjoying it through the first season. It’s too bad we’ve reached the end of a great season, but at least we know there will be a season two, and hopefully some appearances throughout the Arrowverse to look forward to. As this is a season finale, there may be some spoilers below.
The first season of Superman and Lois has been an unqualified success. The show was renewed very early, and has gotten rave reviews from fans and critics (me among them). Even people who say they’ve never really liked Superman have been won over by the top-notch acting, writing, and characterizations.