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Superman & Lois “Fail Safe” Review

Season 1 Episode 13 – Superman pays a visit to Morgan Edge; Lois and Chrissy work together on a story; Jonathan finds a welcome distraction during a stressful school day.

What I Liked

1. I do like now how open Lois is with Jon and Jordan. The way she’s able to just sit there and explain what happened and how it’s all going to be is entertaining. There’s nothing worse in these types of shows than when someone doesn’t know someone’s identity and they beat around the bush. This shows done well on that.

2. I’m glad to see that John Henry Irons has stuck around, for the time being, especially close to Superman. Seeing their team-ups is just so damn entertaining. It’s not often we’ve seen Superman properly willing to team up in live-action with the exception of the DCEU’s Justice League.

3. It’s nice to see the show revisited what happened to Mitch in the first during the opening episode. I do really feel for Kyle though, I get why people blame him but I do feel sorry for him now. It must suck to be a hero in the Fire Service, just to be turned into the villain based on a wrong decision with the right intentions.

4. Jordan and Sarah finally kiss properly, which is nice to see, especially for Jordan. He’s had an exceptional level of development, his character went from an isolated angry teen to someone who’s…happy. As he did say, and it does ring true, it only takes one person to change your life.

5. I am with Clark in the disagreement of maintaining the Kryptonite weapons, just in case. I get it, Clark can wipe out the entire planet in just a few hours, having a fail safe to protect human life is absolutely the right thing. However, when Lois gets angry it’s absolutely frightening.

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6. Moving on from point 7, Lois finally understands that Clark is right, and he is. She comes up with a better plan instead of the DOD controlling the capability to kill Superman at a moment’s notice. Instead, they transfer that capability over to John Henry Irons. It’s a good move, a risky one but a good one. Even more so considering John can actually handle himself against a Kryptonian without those weapons and just his suit.

7. An interesting scene from Morgan’s time before becoming a supervillain. He actually wanted to get in touch with Kal well before all of this, and he actually went against his father in order to do so. I know he obviously failed, but it’s intriguing knowing that Morgan had that edge (pun intended) to want to help, and admiring the fact Kal became a hero.

8. Morgan breaks out of the Kryptonite cell in a crazy way with this newly found power he seems to possess as it looks as though he becomes the Eradicator himself. He goes to the sun and looks as though he’s harnessing the energy from him, the same way Prime Superman did in the comics. This is going to be interesting.

What I Disliked

Nothing to report this week.

Favourite Moment

Leslie is on her way to destroy the DOD headquarters until she’s intercepted by Kal. This entire scene is brilliant as John shows up afterward and knocks her out. It’s the fist bump after that got me. What a fantastic scene.

Standout Character

Lois. The easy decision this week. When she’s angry, she’s terrifying. I know other characters did more but she stood out above all else this week, especially in the ability to protect her husband. Fantastic.

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Verdict

Fail Safe delivered an amazing episode, but this is to be expected from a show that’s barely put a foot wrong. The entire episode showcased so much development from all angles, it was a terrific episode and this deserves all the praise it gets.


Rating 9.8/10


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Ratings

Story - 10
Action - 9
Characters - 10
Entertainment - 10

9.8

Amazing

Fail Safe delivered an amazing episode, but this is to be expected from a show that's barely put a foot wrong. The entire episode showcased so much development from all angles, it was a terrific episode and this deserves all the praise it gets.

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Daniel Lewandowski

28 years old. Founder, and co-owner of Comic Universe. Journalist specializing in the Arrowverse shows, and the MCU. Creator of the Comic Universe website.

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