Review: Superman and Lois 1×14 – “The Eradicator”
[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers!]
Director: Alexandra La Roche
Writers: Max Cunningham, Brent Fletcher, Katie Aldrin, Jai Jamison, and Andrew N. Wong
Starring: Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth Tulloch, Jordan Elsass, Alex Garfin, Adam Rayner, Wole’ Parks, Dylan Walsh, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Erik Valdez, Inde Navarrette
Reviewed By: Steven Brown
Destroying the Eradicator weapon has transformed Morgan Edge into something else entirely. Still obsessed with destroying the Earth, Morgan Edge has now become The Eradicator himself. Seemingly able to pass on Kryptonian powers and abilities to humans at will, Edge is on the verge on creating an army, and he has his sights set on Metropolis.
With Morgan Edge still free and his location unknown, the D.O.D still remains in Smallville. Life is still attempting to return to normal, but it remains difficult as troops continue to walk the streets. In the Kent household, Lois and Clark have a talk to their children about the threat that remains with Edge, but they agree not to tell any townspeople on the chance of making things worse within the community. Jonathan once again tries to learn from John Henry, who remains reluctant to take on an apprentice. Jonathan sincerely wants to learn from John just to protect his family. However I think John is afraid of getting close with anyone again, especially with after the loss of his daughter Natalie on the alternate Earth. I think John will eventually take Johnathan under his wing though, and I can’t wait to see it when it happens.
With Edge showing up in Metropolis, problems seem to become worse for Superman. John Henry and Superman immediately arrive in the city to engage the villain, but find themselves confused. Now seemingly infused with the Eradicator technology itself, Edge seems to willingly give citizens of Metropolis Kryptonian powers. As a few citizens immediately rise to take to the skies, Superman follows suit. What happens here is fight that takes us through Metropolis at a blistering pace. Meanwhile, John Henry is fighting Kryptonians in the park. Barely surviving, the armored hero defeats the mind altered citizens thanks to his powerful hammer.
Overall “The Eradicator” was another great episode from Superman and Lois. The action was intense and the drama is still there as well. We notice in this episode that Kyle and Lana are still dealing with the fallout from Morgan Edge and have decided to leave Smallville for good. Of course this will affect Jordan and Sarah’s relationship and she immediately shows her disapproval to her parents. I particularly feel horrible for Kyle in this situation as he’s always struggled to keep both his family and community together–and seems to be failing at both. At the end of “The Eradicator” episode we find Morgan Edge confronting and kidnapping Jordan Kent in front of General Lane, Johnathan, and in particular Sarah. Now with his son gone and in the hands of Edge, what lengths will Superman go through to stop him once and for all?