The Superman & Lois Season 2 Premiere had drama, tension, and an ending with fans speculating online. Warning, spoilers for Superman & Lois 2×1.
After months of waiting, Superman & Lois has returned to our screens. As in its first season, the series wastes no time getting to the variety of storylines it offers to its viewers. The Superman & Lois Season 2 Premiere had drama, tension, and an ending with fans speculating online. So let’s dive in and discuss this great episode.
Warning: Spoilers for Superman & Lois 2×1 What Lies Beneath Ahead
“What Lies Beneath” starts where the Season 1 finale left off. Natalie, daughter of John Henry Irons, lands at the Kent farm in a pod. She recognizes Lois Lane and begins running towards her thinking it’s her mother. Of course, we know that Lois from Natalie’s earth is her mother, but unfortunately, not here on Earth-Prime.
This opening scene alone sets up intense drama between everyone surrounding this mess of a situation. The scene played out perfectly, allowing us some uncomfortable moments before cutting away. We have waited for this for months, and it played out as I expected. It left us wanting more, but we had to wait.
Instead of staying in this moment, we jump to three months later. Lois is hurt, uneasy, and starting fights with her family. While this is happening, Superman saves a submarine from sinking to the bottom of the ocean. It’s a beautifully shot scene with some fantastic CG work. This show does an excellent job with its visuals of Superman doing what he does best. For the first time in the episode, we also witness Superman having an attack in his head. I speculate this is an aftereffect of Zod’s infiltration of his mind in Season 1, but it may be something else entirely.
Jordan Kent is excited that his girlfriend Sarah is back from camp. However, it is evident that something is up when she responds strangely to him or even outright ignores him. It seems the showrunner Todd Helbing wants to change the relationship between the two. Their connection in Season 1 seemed solid, but maybe something has changed in Sarah’s perspective. Sarah seems to want to set boundaries, curious how Jordan will respond to this choice.
On the other hand, Jonathan Kent was caught with his girlfriend in his room by Lois. The boys are now 15, and we had a thankfully not awkward conversation between them and Clark about “adult decisions.” Most shows would make this scene uncomfortable for everyone involved, but the conversation was good for all three.
Natalie is starting school in Metropolis, which I feel was an intelligent decision to blend in with society, but this isn’t the right choice. Natalie feels she doesn’t belong on Earth-Prime, and even tells her father she wishes she died like he thought she did. Natalie is vulnerable, which shows that she does need to speak with Lois.
When we finally reach that point, the conversation between them is awkward, uneasy, and overall necessary. It wasn’t the right time when they first met three months ago. Now that Lois sees more clearly after having a heart-to-heart with her husband. Her revealing that seeing Natalie, and feeling nothing brought back memories of her mother abandoning her and her family. It’s clear to her she needs to have a relationship with Natalie. Both scenes were written beautifully and show how deep this series can go with these characters.
Lieutenant Mitch Anderson is a new character this season, and it’s clear his viewpoints don’t match with Superman. Clark has vowed to be the hero for everyone, and Anderson envisions Superman prioritizing America over the rest of the world. Their different viewpoints cause a rift between them, with Anderson choosing to use gifted people (basically metas) to help him instead. Superman runs into two of them, wearing the House of El crest on their chest.
I thought we were getting more Kryptonians at first, but ultimately the reveal of them working for Anderson was a better choice. I see Clark & Mitch continuously having issues moving forward, and it will cause more problems because of it. They need to work together, but their mindsets don’t match up. Maybe they can find a compromise, but as it stands, this won’t happen anytime soon.
After Lois talks with Natalie, she and John Henry Irons will stay in Smallville. This decision will add more drama as things won’t go well, as someone might misspeak or misunderstandings will occur. We end with Clark hearing something that we can hardly make out. We then cut to the camera going underground at the mines. Rock is getting hit, and we then see a metal arm break through the rock, cutting to the show’s logo—many different theories about who or what we just witnessed break through the stone.
Many are thinking this is Doomsday who is about to appear. This show loves twists, so I’m expecting a twist we won’t be expecting.
This episode was a great first start to Season 2, and I can’t wait to see what happens next. This show set a high expectation with Season 1, so they have to deliver another great season. I doubt they will fail to meet those expectations since this episode was fantastic. I look forward to seeing where this show takes us next.
About Superman & Lois
After years of facing supervillains, monsters and alien invaders, the world’s most famous superhero, The Man of Steel aka Clark Kent and comic books’ famed journalist Lois Lane come face to face with one of their greatest challenges ever — dealing with being working parents in today’s society. Complicating the already daunting job of raising two boys, Clark and Lois worry about whether their sons, Jonathan and Jordan, could inherit their father’s Kryptonian superpowers as they grow older.
Returning to Smallville to handle some Kent family business, Clark and Lois are reacquainted with Lana Lang and her Fire Chief husband, Kyle Cushing. The adults aren’t the only ones rediscovering old friendships in Smallville as the Kent sons are reacquainted with Lana and Kyle’s rebellious daughter, Sarah. Of course, there’s never a dull moment in the life of a superhero, especially with Lois’ father, Gen. Samuel Lane looking for Superman to vanquish a villain or save the day at a moment’s notice.