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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews Superman & Lois Episode 11

June 23rd, 2021 by Todd Black Comments

For the record, I am NOT going to write out that VERY long title because…well…it’s long.

Anyway, the episode today was a very curious mix of past and present events and for the most part it worked, even if it got very wonky at the end.

In regards to the very positive, it was interesting to see some of the very key moments from Clark’s life pre-marriage to Lois. Including him finding the Fortress, meeting Jor-El, training with him (complete with Man of Steel style flying bit), suiting up for the first time, and more. I also liked the small twist of Lois loving Clark solely and not Superman, a complete contrast to how many comics and TV shows have done things in the past.

It honestly made it feel more wholesome and made the connection between the two feel more real versus a “fantasy love story” that many have played up. I also appreciated how we learned WHY we were seeing these memories now. Clark was followed (somehow…) by Morgan Edge and used a mind device to see into his life to see his true weakness…his family.

With the Super Flare drain still in effect, Morgan had no issue going and beating down Superman and threatening his family if he didn’t submit. Which some people will have issues with for various reasons including the copout reason of “even if he does submit, it won’t matter in the end” which is a fair thing to say.

And that’s honestly where things got wonky. Because Edge just came off as a typical villain in his chats, and even copied Zod from Man of Steel multiple times, including how he debated with Jor-El and continue wax on about Kal-El “betraying his people” and blah blah blah. Any nuance within him is gone.

And that only got added upon when we met Morgan’s father, who literally reeked of being an evil villain from the moment we met him. His look, his talking, his voice, it’s as if the team REALLY wanted you to know that he was “an evil villain’. Yeah…we can tell…very, very easily.

Not only that, but apparently the Eradicator had a “greater plan” than what Morgan was doing originally…and yet…he didn’t bring the device to his father first…because…?

Finally, while Lois calling Steel was a cool moment, the way she conveyed how “he was right” kind of felt off. Because she couldn’t have known that Clark would be mentally turned, all he did was surrender to Morgan Edge. And yet she stated it like she KNEW he was the Man of Steel from Irons’ world. It’s the little things that can make or break a moment.

Which of course brings us to the LONG-AWAITED connection of Jordan and Sara. AT LAST!!!! The way they handled it here was great. From Jordan being anxious, to Sara wanting a moment alone, to her initiating the kiss, and so on. That was good stuff.

In the end…the episode with a REALLY long episode title did do some great things, but ironically, it was the past that got the best parts and the present bits were more hit and miss. And NOW, we have to wait 3 weeks for it to return. Why…?

Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!