By John Cooper
So in the last episode, we saw Lois and Clark struggle to work together as a couple as Clark is struggling to find a balance between his family matters and being Superman. But whilst that is happening, he is also caught in the mix of trying to figure out who’s on his side as the D.O.D (Department of Defence) are using his symbol and people with powers to protect America as they want Superman to join them and be their protector, not the worlds. Meanwhile, Lois is still coping with seeing her daughter from another multiverse and is trying to find her feelings on what she can do as she doesn’t feel connected to her but wants to be closer to her. As Natalie and John Irons are trying to start a new life, they eventually move back to Smallville to stay with Lois and the Kent family on their farm. But since the day Superman saved a submarine, he’s been having these strange visions and can’t figure out why.
This show always gives us lots of plot that the fair majority of the time works quite well in favour of the show, the occasional mix of action and whatnot. However, while this second episode of the season does happen to keep a reasonably interesting plot with great characters, it lacks the action that we’re used to seeing. With this time opening a new subplot that involves Clark having these strange visions relating to these small tremors going on in Smallville, it leaves us to lose some of the Superman saves that we would typically see in an episode and replace it with intense build-ups of pain as we Superman struggle with knowing what exactly is going on.
What they’ve managed to do is go explore that as we now see it as Superman’s weakness for his ability to protect. It becomes a new way for the show to develop its action in the show by making you feel it instead and keeping you interested by wanting to discover with the characters what’s going on. It’s more or so built a tremendous new strength to this season in how they bring some exposition towards this season whilst still providing some intriguing moments to the season so far.
However, the exact explanation of what was going on in a conversation felt disappointing to see as they went and used some typical big scientific words thinking it would cover and explain precisely what was going on. Even though they tried to break it down into Lehman’s terms, it still felt cheap and confusing to properly understand. It’s probably one of the only minor things that happened to be a letdown so far. However, hopefully, they won’t continue this way and still bring us some more great episodes. While it’s still left some questions, it’s undoubtedly left me asking for more.
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