Review: Superman & Lois 2×14 – “Worlds War Bizarre”
[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers!]
Director: Sheelin Chosky
Writers: Michael Narducci, Julianna James, Katie Aldrin, Jai Jamison, Andrew N. Wong, Adam Mallinger
Starring: Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth Tulloch, Jordan Elsass, Alex Garfin, Wole’ Parks, Tayler Buck, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rya Kihlstedt
Reviewed by: Steven Brown
In ” Worlds War Bizarre“, the people of Smallville and the world fall into chaos as the worlds begin to merge. Clark begins to think of ways to regain his powers. Meanwhile, John Henry remains adrift in the void where Ally Alston continues to pull the worlds closer.
Although drained of his powers, Clark is alive thanks to John Henry and Natalie’s rescue. Saving him from Ally Alston who drained his powers completely from his cells, Clark is almost fully mortal. John takes Clark to the fortress to consult his mother, to see if there is a way to get his powers back. However, just as she’s about to reveal a way, the transmission and power to the fortress are cut off. The merging of the worlds has slowly begun.
Meanwhile, in Smallville, Lana as mayor attempts to keep her citizens safe but she’s unsure exactly of what’s happening. When the sun emerges in the sky as a giant cube, people obviously began to panic. Lois comes forth to Lana with information about the truth–including the fact that Superman has lost his powers. Armed with this knowledge, Lana decides to call a town meeting to tell her citizens the full truth and to let them know Superman can’t save them this time. When the citizens began to question Lana’s knowledge and leadership, Superman shows up and tells the citizens everything is true. However, he’s doing everything he can to save them.
With Superman powerless, Natalie and John decide that they should take the fight to Ally. Natalie wants to go with her father, but John declines. He tells Natalie to stay behind and monitor his progress while keeping Clark safe. When John goes to confront Natalie, his communication is immediately cut off and Natalie is left wondering if her dad is even alive. Floating adrift in the void, we’re left wondering if John is even conscious, or if he’ll even be rescued. As Ally pulls the two Earths closer together, people and places begin to shift in and out. Causing disruption throughout the town, many residents attempt to make it home to spend their final moments with their families. A powerless Clark can only look up and hope that John has found a way to stop Ally for good.
Worlds War Bizarre was a great episode and leaves on an awesome cliffhanger. With Clark still powerless and John drifting in the void, who will step up to save Earth? If they do step up to the challenge, just how will they stop Ally and her parasite-like powers?