Wolé Parks as Captain Luthor and Bitsie Tulloch as Lois Lane. Photo by Bettina Strauss

‘Superman and Lois’ 1×05 — The best of Smallville

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Another week, another great episode by Superman and Lois with its new chapter “Best of Smallville.” This would be the last episode to air and the next episode will air on May 18, the show will be taking a seven-week hiatus due to COVID-19 concerns, restrictions and delays.

Spoilers Ahead

The episode starts with the media reporting a recent uptick in Superman activity globally. This is because Clark (Tyler Hoechlin) wants to attend the annual Smallville Harvest Festival with Lois (Bitsie Tulloch), Jon (Jordan Elsass) and Jordan (Alex Garfin) and we can see the excitement in Clark and how much the festival means to him. We also see him as a teenager, played by Dylan Kingwell.

This episode generally deals with regret. We see Clark’s regret for leaving Smallville and his mother, not being able to spend time with her. It Shows how Martha Kent (Michele Scarabelli) was so integral in making Clark the man he is now. We also see Jon’s regret after leaving Metropolis after he gets dumped by his girlfriend Eliza (Coral Humphrey).  was built up in the previous episodes. There is such a likable trait for Jonathan. Usually optimistic, the character tends to not take the negativity, which is shown at the end of the episode.

Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent and Bitsie Tulloch as Lois Lane. Photo courtesy The CW

Captain Luthor (Wolé Parks) returns after a two episode hiatus  a little more about his character. On his earth, he was married to Lois and there is likely to be a lot more revealed as the show progresses.

Meanwhile, Morgan Edge’s (Adam Rayner) plan begins to come to light as we see what he’s been doing with the X-Kryptonite. 

Jordan gets asked on a date by Sarah Kushing (Inde Navarrette), but later the two decide to remain friends as viewers see that spark between them whenever they talk to each other. Fireman Kyle Kushing (Erik Valdez) expresses his struggles as he shares a really sad moment with his daughter,  how distanced she is from him since she was a child.

The end of the episode shows the folks of Smallville coming together to honor Martha Kent by labeling her trademark park bench with her name while also calling her “The Best of Smallville.” The episode ends with Jordan walking back home when he is attacked by Tag Harris (Wern Lee). Tag blames him for his current condition.

This is another great installment that leaves viewers with a lot of questions and it’s a bummer that we have to wait till May 18th for the next episode.

Another great episode and is still going strong.

Rating: 4.5 out of 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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