“Heritage” acts as a great follow up to the series premiere. This episode juggles a lot of stuff pertaining to the character and executes them perfectly. We can see what the characters are going through and the score for the show is well made, just like the show.
We will be discussing SPOILERS.
The show starts with the moving of the family back to the Kent farm with a voice over by Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch). We see the Kents discussing Jordan’s (Alex Garfin) powers and the family getting used to the new setting.
Even though we were shown that Jonathan was okay with Jordan having the powers, you can still see a hint of jealousy in certain scenes where Clark (Tyler Hoechlin) flies Jordan to the Fortress of Solitude. At the Fortress, Jordan learns about his Kryptonian heritage and meets his grandfather, Jor-El (Angus Macfadyen) who we come to know was Jordan’s namesake Jor-El.
We also get a more in depth look into the character of Kyle Cushing (Erik Valdez) and Lana Lang Cushing (Emmanuelle Chriqui) as they invite the Kent family to their backyard barbeque. We also come to understand where Kyle is coming from and why he supports Morgan Edge (Adam Rayner). Kyle wants to protect his community and ensure its survival.
We get to see a lot of Lois through her investigation into Morgan Edge and even calls him out on a Smallville City Council meeting. In a way, she was the stand out star of the episode and made a lot of strong, bold and risky decisions while also proving how much of a badass she is.
In the end when she quits the Planet, to save the Planet. I am very interested in seeing where Lois goes from here. We also get to see Clark struggle as he tries to balance the weight of the world on his shoulders while also trying to be a good parent. His frustration also can be clearly seen in the scene with Lois’ dad General Sam Lane (Dylan Walsh) after the showdown with the Luthor drone.
Fans were also introduced to a new character in Chrissy Beppo, (Sofia Hasmik) who is working for the Smallville Gazette. She’s a fan of Lois and offers her a job, which the reporter of steel accepts after resigning from the Daily Planet. The episode ends with a bang when we see the backstory of Captain Luthor (Wolé Parks) and we come to know that he is indeed from another earth where Kal-El was evil and he wants to prevent what happened on his earth from happening on prime earth.
Overall, this episode was well produced, heroically interpreted and incredibly realistic while also remaining grounded in the world of comics and superheroes. The show continues with the quality and power seen in the pilot and countinse to progress stronger.
This episode is a solid five out of five Daily Planet globes.
A special extended cut of “Heritage” is available for free streaming on The CW app and their website.