Review: Superman & Lois 2×13 – “All Is Lost”
[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers!]
Director: Elaine Mongeon
Writers: Kristi Korzac, Julianna James, Katie Aldrin, Jai Jamison, Andrew N. Wong, Adam Mallinger
Starring: Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth Tulloch, Jordan Elsass, Inde Navarrette, Wole’ Parks, Tayler Buck, Dylan Walsh, Jenna Dewan, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Erik Valdez
Reviewed by: Steven Brown
In “All Is Lost“, Sam and Lois attempt to pursue Lucy to find out more about Ally. John Henry makes a discovery about Natalie’s project. Jordan attempts to get over Sarah by trying something new.
Natalie finally builds a suit of armor of her own! I was too thrilled about it and couldn’t wait to see it in action. Of course, John Henry disapproves of being a parent and all, but he’s impressed, nonetheless. Citing a fear of his daughter being hurt in battle, John pleads with Natalie to take apart the suit. However, Natalie refuses. Later, when John tries to do it himself, he finds that he can’t. His A.I. informs him that Natalie’s suit is an upgrade of his in every way possible. Henry then talks to Natalie about what other abilities her suit has.
Meanwhile, Jordan is still dealing with the breakup with Sarah. In a bid to get his son feeling normal again, Clark takes Jordan to the Fortress of Solitude to teach him to finally fly. Falling at first, Jordan is soon able to take flight with an excited Clark looking on as a proud parent. I’m glad that Jordan is finally taking steps to move on from his first love, especially since Sarah is doing so well. Sarah is now writing songs and did an open mic night at the local bar thanks to her dad Kyle. Although Lana disapproved initially, it seems to be doing Sarah some good to finally have an outlet for her feelings.
Sam and Lois continue their pursuit of Lucy who’s still with the remaining few of Ally’s followers. Attempting to talk sense into her, Sam and Lois sit Lucy down and confess how they feel about her.
Still poisoned by Ally’s lies, Lucy refuses to listen until Ally finally shows up. With her parasite-like powers, Ally steals the lifeforce slowly from Sam Lane. Making Lucy finally call Superman, the hero shows up, but the fight is brief. Ally drains Superman of his lifeforce and his powers.
As cracks begin to emerge over his face, Henry and Natalie show up in their suits and save his life. Now back in the DOD, Superman remains in critical condition–and his powers are gone.
“All Is Lost” leaves us wondering about the actual condition of the Man of Steel. I must admit, I hold Lucy completely responsible for what happened to Clark and I hope Lois and Sam do too. With Superman out of action, the Kent family along with John and Natalie all need to step up to fill a potentially huge void– a world without a Superman. We really can believe that all is lost.