Pictured (L-R): Stacey Farber as Leslie Larr and Adam Rayener as Morgan Edge. Photo by Bettina Strauss/The CW

‘Superman and Lois’ 1×04 — Smallville goes haywire

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This show seems to never catch a break as it continues to produce great episodes. Let’s review this week’s chapter,“Haywire.”

Spoilers ahead

This is a great Superman story. “Superman and Lois” has the Man of Steel facing a lot of issues with a lot of people on a daily basis. Whether it be him trying to be a person who is always present in a relationship, for his family or dealing with his “ call to responsibility” to the people of earth. The show basically puts you in Clarks (Tyler Hoechlin) shoes and helps you understand all the struggles, arguments and stress that places weight on Clark’s shoulders. “Superman and Lois” truly expresses the burden of being a Superman.

This episode manages to juggle multiple storylines and ties them all together perfectly. We also finally get to see why Morgan Edge (Adam Rayner) had set his sights on Smallville. The mogul is searching for Kryptonite and, from the looks of it, he is creating meta-humans with Kryptonian abilities. Kind of a throwback to “Smallville” days on The CW a decade ago. 

Superman & Lois — “Haywire” — Image Number: SML104a_0090r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Stacey Farber as Leslie Larr and Adam Rayener as Morgan Edge — Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Edge was weirdly interested in Lana Lang (Emmanuelle Chriqui) for reasons we are not quite sure yet. Hespoke with Lana during a dinner with the Mayor and made Clark’s childhood friend really uncomfortable. As to why Morgan Edge is interested in Lana, it can be speculated that she might be his next experiment but only time will tell. Things seem to be going great for the Kushings at the end of this episode.

Superman & Lois — “Haywire” — Image Number: SML104fg_0024r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Bitsie Tulloch as Lois Lane and Emmanuelle Chriqui as Lana Lang Cushing — Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

On the topic of families we see how General Sam Lane (Dylan Walsh), Lois’s (Elizabeth Tulloch) father, reacts to the boys having powers and is quite upset that Clark spends more time on the farm, (which is understandable because he is Superman).  from Lois that Sam Lane was an absent parent who had put duty first and she doesn’t want the same happening to her boys. She steps up for Clark and supports him against her father. We see Lois’s frustration grow during this episode. It can be seen when Clark misses the vote at the council meeting, which he promised to attend, because of an emergency in Metropolis. She admits it’s irrational to be angry, but it is also understandable in relationships.

Clark spends a lot of time with the boys and they seem to be closer than they were earlier. The main theme of this episode is  and how every relationship matters. We should not take relationships lightly. Jordan’s anxiety is also touched on and how he has overcome it by playing football and surrounding himself with good company.

The episode also shows us a kid who goes to school with Jordan (Alex Garfin) and Jonathan Kent (Jordan Elsass), Taj ‘Tag’ Harris (Wern Lee) experiencing new powers, which seems to be vibrating at a really high speed, and fans also get to see Thaddeus Killgrave (Brendan Fletcher) a villain who is a part of the Superman rogues gallery.

Superman & Lois — “Haywire” — Image Number: SML104fg_0041r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Tyler Hoechlin as Superman — Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

As said earlier Superman and Lois manage to show the struggles of a modern nuclear family along with some family drama and an intriguing story that keeps on revealing more.

Another Solid 5/5

Sanjayan Karthikeyan

Sanjayan Karthikeyan has always loved super heroes and wants to become a comic book artist/writer. Over the years, he was introduced to Superman who went on to become an inspiration in his life. Superman was the reason he started writing, which has become one of his favorite activities. Karthikeyan just completed schooling and plans on pursuing a career in finance but also wants to pursue Journalism, a new passion of his.

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