Season 1 Episode 7 – Clark struggles to help Jordan, who is grappling with a new power; Lois enlists Clark’s help, which leads to a surprise encounter.
What I Liked
1. I’m really enjoying the Clark and Jordan scenes, more so in regards to the super hearing aspects. It shows how brutal it can actually be to focus on what we’d consider subtle and simple sounds, to hear them at such an increased level. It gives me vibes back to the Daredevil show where a young Matt also struggled.
2. I’m happy we’re finally getting more from John’s old planet/timeline of a Superman gone bad. The black suit is still stunning, but it is nice to see just what Superman is capable of doing to an entire planet should he get super pissed. It’s also giving a better background to John, as you come to understand why he’s doing what he’s doing.
3. I love how Superman just swipes the entire car and drops it on top of cliff like structure and leaves it there.
4. We got to see the Stranger and his daughter actually create the suit he used to fight Superman earlier on in the season. The montage was great because in these flashback scenes you’re weirdly on his side with the entire situation. I love how the showrunners can switch your perspective on demand.
5. The Stranger’s true identity is revealed. John Henry Irons. What’s hilarious here, is that I’ve been calling him Lex since the series aired! I am glad it isn’t Lex though, I never really liked that idea in the first place. The man himself is actually called “Steel”.
What I Disliked
Nothing to report this week.
The way Steel manhandles Clark is just crazy. That axe just annihilates him in so many ways, and it wasn’t for Jon and Jordan intervening he would have succeeded in his mission to kill him. This was insane!
It’s going to the Man of Steel himself, John. He was fantastic this week, and we finally learned so much about his character that threw a lot of us off thinking he was Lex Luthor. I can’t wait to see what they do with his character moving forward.
Another masterpiece. Simple as that. The CW has just got it so right with this series and this episode is a fair reflection on just how good this series actually is.