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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews Superman & Lois Episode 2: Heritage

March 3rd, 2021 by Todd Black Comments

If you didn’t know already, Superman & Lois has already been renewed for a second season, and after the rave reviews and the major viewing of the pilot episode (including breaking streaming records for the CW), that’s not much of a surprise. The question was always whether the show would be able to continue the quality of things as they had it in the pilot. With “Heritage” the answer is yes. For now at least.

Arguably the worst part of the episode was the retread of the “Captain Luthor” character up until the end. Because we got basically the same battles and even saw Superman dropped from space again. Thankfully, they did provide some new context as to this version of Luthor and indeed he is a Multiverse character likely sent here via Crisis and his Superman is very much…not a good guy.

The other bad part was the situation with Jordan. Which went from, “spending time with dad in his fortress is fun!” to “I knew it, I was freak! Just one without powers!” in no time flat. Granted, we got that great scene between Jordan and Jonathan at the end, but it kind of called out the obvious problem that “hologramps” failed to recognize in that Jordan has showed not once but TWICE that he has powers of two different kinds. And given the show, we KNOW that they’re going to have powers so having a AI, even one as knowledge as Jor-El say for certain that he “will never be like Kal-El” is kind of dumb.

Thankfully, the rest of the episode was very strong. Especially, and not surprisingly, the scenes with Lois & Clark. Lois even began her own personal mission to root out the evil ways of Morgan Edge and seeing her “super reporter” personality take over was fun, and it was great seeing Clark not just support it, but support her and push her to keep going until she finds the truth. Her walkout scene at the Daily Planet was very well done and you can bet that she’ll be back there one day, when Edge is gone for good.

I also appreciated how Clark not only handled things with Lois, but his sons. Including giving them the communicator, further cementing his position of always being there for him, and showing up at Jonathan’s football practice so that he knew that he there for BOTH his sons, not just the one that needed the most help at that time.

In the end, “Heritage” may not have been as good as the pilot, but it didn’t need to be. It just needed to continue the path the series wants to take and so far it’s doing that. Let’s just hope it continues.

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!