As Season 2 came to a close, Superman & Lois brought an end to a number of enemies. Lieutenant General Anderson is on the run for assassinating Superman, and Bizarro has been slain. He’s also taking government property for his own nefarious purposes, but the threat isn’t gone yet. A mysterious pendant used by malevolent cult leader Ally Allston to preside over her organization The Inverse Method is one of the artifacts Anderson stole. Things are about to get a lot more difficult for Clark Kent and Lois Lane now that Anderson and Ally have teamed up.
As his brain heals from the stress of his struggle with Bizarro, John Henry Irons continues to recuperate, but his cognitive functions are hampered. Natalie is openly resentful of Clark for allowing this to happen to Henry and for mimicking the villainous Superman from her reality. Meanwhile, Anderson is able to communicate with his counterpart on Bizarro’s planet, revealing that he killed Bizarro personally, prompting the inverted world and Arrowverse’s Ally Allston to decide that the two should meet across dimensions. Chrissy Beppo is unable to resist being present for such an exclusive plot reveal, so Ally summons Chrissy Beppo to see their encounter.
Superman & Lois Season 2 Episode 8 Recap And Review
Ally’s ascension is finally within her grasp, and she’s more than delighted to achieve her life’s ambition, no matter what it takes. And that is, without a doubt, horrifying. This episode, at least for a few seconds, feels like it’s firmly entrenched in the horror genre. We get to observe the shift from Bizarro-world to the normal world right at the start, and it’s really unnerving. However, after Ally, Chrissy, and the cultists begin the ascension, it becomes pure horror. Their screams of dread and anguish as they enter the vortex are truly unnerving and add to the episode’s overall atmosphere.
And the problem is, Ally is the show’s most terrifying antagonist. It’s kind of amazing what the show can accomplish with her in terms of getting under everyone’s skin and manipulating them into doing the worst possible thing in each situation. When Lois and her father believe Lucy was one among the people murdered by the ascension, it leads to some good character work for them.
The sequences are frequently too fast for their own good, but the foundations are sound. Then there’s the fact that, despite everything she’s done to so many others, Ally has managed to turn Lucy, who is still alive, against her own family, which makes you feel uneasy the few times she appears on screen in this episode.
Natalie Has A Really Nice Part
John Henry, on the other hand, is on his way out of the hospital, but with a snag. While he suffers from some memory loss, Natalie suffers even more. As a result, this episode is more about Natalie than it is about John. She’s abrasive and wounded, yet it’s difficult to blame her for her behavior. Anyone who has experienced what she has would react in the same way.
We eventually get to see her arrival on Earth, as well as why it took her so long to arrive after her father and why she is so protective of him. It’s by far Natalie’s best performance of the season. Although she hasn’t been in many episodes, her participation in this one demonstrated why she deserves to be a much bigger part of the program. She’s pretty good here, and she has a lot of pathos going for her throughout the show, which leads to a really lovely conclusion to her storyline.
Furious Side Of Clark Kent
The Kents, on the other hand, are still in the throes of being enraged with Jon for supposedly trafficking narcotics. This certainly brings out a side of Clark that we haven’t seen much of before. Yes, Clark has been angered in the past, but not to the extent that he is in this episode at Jon. Tyler Hoechlin does a fantastic job portraying a disgruntled father, as well as switching from joking and laughing with Lois to being angry with Jon when he arrives late. We don’t see Superman in this episode; instead, we see a disappointed Clark, which is just as enjoyable to witness as a hopeful Superman.
Jordan, on the other hand, is seen defending Jon and even Candice. It’s a terrific way to illustrate that these two love each other and would go to tremendous lengths for one another, even when they’re irritated with one other. Although we, the audience, are aware of this, it is always comforting to be reminded. Despite being the season’s poorest episode, Superman and Lois Season 2 episode this week is still a fantastic episode.