REVIEW: Superman & Lois S2 Ep 2: The Ties That Bind

Superman & Lois S2 Ep 2 is another fantastic addition to an already fantastic series. This episode had everything, action, emotion and plenty of heart and once again I can’t wait to see where the rest of the series goes.

Superman & Lois S2 Ep 2 is another fantastic addition to an already fantastic series. This episode had everything, action, emotion and plenty of heart and once again I can’t wait to see where the rest of the series goes.

Like I said before, I’m really enjoying this series and whilst it is essentially a superhero show, it covers so many realistic and relatable topics which I know a lot of people (including myself) appreciate.

This episode once again set up and progressed a lot of relationships between characters. We first see Lois Lane making a huge effort for her family and their new found guests at breakfast. Lois is trying so hard to impress them, especially Natalie and it’s a little heartbreaking to see. It’s clearly hard for the both of them to get used to, but it’s great to see so much effort going into their relationship.

Superman & Lois S2 Ep 2 Review
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Though when it comes to Natalie perhaps it’s not a motherly relationship that she actually needs, as she seems to have an instant connection with Sarah. I feel like this is showing a much nicer and friendlier side to Natalie, in previous episodes (particularly the previous one) she seemed quite frosty, so it’s nice to see a different side to her.

Superman & Lois S2 Ep 2 gave us a tease towards the rather dark backstory of Lois’ sister Lucy Lane who will be played by Jena Dewan. It has been reported that though she is set to reprise her role, this is a very different Lucy Lane to the one we have met. I think this is a good move that separates the tonal differences between this series and Supergirl, and I’m looking forward to hearing more of her story.

SUPERMAN & LOIS S2 Ep 2 Review
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This mysterious being that has been found within the mines of Smallville makes its full entrance in this episode, and it’s safe to say that he is intimidating as hell. It’s very interesting to see how the villain has been affecting Clark. I don’t remember anything of the sort in the comics, so it’s an interesting and different take to what we are used to, so I’m looking forward to seeing how that plays out.

The visions prove also to be a threat for Clark as they physically stunt him when they take place. One moment in particular catches him off guard as he then requires assistance during an encounter that doesn’t quite go his way. During this sequence we learn how ruthless the new General is after he recruits a familiar face, essentially putting him in danger despite his age and the risk.

Those visions force Clark to seek further help from a rather familiar character who has more knowledge of Krypton and its ways. It was interesting to see Clark go to him for help after all he’s done, though this interaction ended exactly as I first thought. Though this unusual team up did give us a rather emotional reunion for Kal, it also gave Jordan an opportunity to impress.

Superman & Lois S2 Ep 2 Review
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Again this episode had fantastic special effects, a lot of them were rather subtle yet worked perfectly. I love that this series doesn’t go too far with the superhero stunts, and I think that’s what makes this series so real.

Haven’t watched Superman & Lois S2 Ep 2: The Ties That Bind yet? You can watch it for free NOW via The CW website.

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