Superman & Lois continue their attempt to put family first by officially moving to Smallville from Metropolis. Now that the secret is out, how is the Kent family going to react to Jordan having powers? Will Clark ever feel safe letting Jordan out of his sight? Will Jonathan become jealous of his brother? Jonathan is usually the protector, but are the twins roles about to change?
It’s time for the twins to start at their new school, but Clark and Lois are not about to let Jordan be unsupervised again. They decide to hold him out of school until they feel that he can be safe around innocent children. Jonathan, on the other hand, now has to start at a new school without his brother, and it’s probably the first time in his life that he has been bullied. The football players are not very happy to have Metropolis’ star QB trying to play on their team.
Since Jordan doesn’t get to go to school yet, Clark takes him to the fortress of solitude to meet his paternal grandfather. Jor-El doesn’t seem very excited to see Jordan. The fortress examines Jordan, but Jor-El is convinced that Jordan’s powers were a fluke. He says that Jordan will never be able to draw upon his powers on command. Talk about a great first impression of your grandfather.
Now, both boys are disappointed. Jordan always felt different, but Jor-El’s assessment puts him back at square one. Jonathan is now missing out on any knowledge of his Kryptonian side, whether or not he has powers. Lois and Jonathan were the ones to give up the most by coming to Smallville; their whole identities were in Metropolis. But they both did it anyway, for Jordan and for Clark. While it was nice for Lois to recognize this in Jonathan, I feel that he really needs that recognition from his father. They came to Smallville to get closer as a family, but Jonathan isn’t getting closer to anyone right now.
Lois Lane, ace reporter, is struggling with her new boss, Morgan Edge. He has promised jobs and good fortune to the people of Smallville, but Lois digs a bit more into his past. This isn’t the first time Morgan Edge has promised a small town hope and prosperity, only to not be able to deliver. When she attempts to print the truth, Edge rewrites her article. There’s no way he’s letting his own paper bad mouth him. So Lois decides that she won’t let him silence her, and she quits the Daily Planet. This certainly won’t be the last of Morgan Edge versus Lois Lane.
So far, Captain Luthor is proving to be a very interesting villain. He’s from a different world, a world that was destroyed by their Kal-El. When we get to see his world, Kal-El is wearing the black Superman suit. Luthor knows that there is the potential for this world’s Superman to become their ultimate destruction. What’s interesting is the age old question. If you could go back in time and kill a young Hitler (knowing what we do now about the evil he caused), would you? This is how Luthor sees Superman.
Captain Luthor is searching for kryptonite, but General Lane has been collecting it. He acts like it’s because of his daughter and not wanting to hurt her husband, but the general is also not destroying the kryptonite. It seems that he isn’t as trusting of his son in law as he pretends to be. Luthor tells General Lane that they are not so dissimilar; they’re both trying to keep their planets safe either with or without Superman.
Superman & Lois continues to bring real people with real struggles to light, even in this superhero world. I’m sure the twins will keep vying for attention from their super father. Clark will keep getting pulled between his family and his duty as Superman. Lois will continue to expose the truth in her reporting, which is sure to land her in some sort of trouble. With everyone believing that they’re doing the right thing, how will the story of this season end for Superman, General Lane, and Captain Luthor? I, for one, can’t wait to keep tuning in for more adventures from Superman & Lois.