It’s all come down to this: Jordan (Alex Garfin) must face the Eradicator (Adam Raynor) for the fate of the world. Will he be able to overcome the alien influence and, perhaps, reach the boyish Tal-Rho and stop the madness? The preview for next week’s Superman & Lois sure isn’t forthcoming on that front. It, nevertheless, still looks epic.
And that sense of epic scale sure felt on display this week, too, moving from the smaller concerns of a dying Smallville to the destruction in Metropolis. In fact, the problems facing the Cushings, the downtown businesses, and the townsfolk were just a little too real for our liking. A Superman show is supposed to be escapist fantasy, isn’t it? But perhaps there is something brave in putting economic devastation in a CW superhero show alongside the usual property damage.
That said, during the attack on Metropolis, we couldn’t help but wonder where Kara (Melissa Benoist) and the others were. Despite understanding why she wasn’t there, her absence on the this show is never going to sit right.
But the program’s overall bravery could lead next week’s finale in to unexpected directions. Will the show kill off one of the boys? That seems as unlikely as Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch) getting fried this week, but Jon’s (Jordan Elsass) party date with Tegan Wickhem (Kayla Heller) could either be a set-up for next season — who’s her father back in the Central City prison? — or a calm before he sacrifices himself for the good of the world. Honestly, we doubt the latter will happen, but just with the layering recognizable despair into Smallville, killing Jon (or Jordan for that matter) would be an incredibly brave choice.
Superman & Lois airs Tuesdays on The CW.