The Eradicator Has Its Moment On The Next ‘Superman & Lois’

by Erik Amaya

Superman & Lois is taking the next couple of weeks off. But when it returns, it will finally be the Eradicator’s time to do what its name implies. But for Clark (Tyler Hoechlin) and Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch), it appears the best way to help Smallville is to let some of their secrets come to light. Or will doing the right thing lead to a family tragedy?

As for this week, we have to admit Superman & Lois finally aired an episode filled with scenes that had to happen without a compelling plot to tie them together. The growing tensions for the Cushings could have been a way for Lois to write an article while still handing the statement over to Chrissy (Sofia Hasmik), but we’re left to assume something more explosive will happen in their story. And though it’s interesting to see Adam Raynor become another character, the Eradicator plot is missing something vital.

That said, Clark admitting he enjoyed the power is a provocative development. Sure, we’ve seen him corrupted and coerced by the likes of Darkseid in other media, but the notion that it brings pleasure is a new dimension. Although one of Superman’s great strengths is his unwillingness to use the full extent of his power, television has yet to explore what that really means. And even if it is only ever seen here as a worry Clark expresses to Lois, it is still another way the series sets itself apart from previous Superman TV shows.

Oh, also, it was nice to see Jonathan (Jordan Elsass) show some smarts for once in regards to the junior trying to get information out of him. Hopefully, it leads to Jonathan discovering what else he can be besides a jock.

Superman & Lois airs Tuesdays on The CW.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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