Review: Superman & Lois 3×06 – “Of Sound Mind”
[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers!]
Director: Diana Valentine
Writers: George Kitson
Starring: Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth Tulloch, Alex Garfin, Michael Bishop, Inde Navarrette, Erik Valdez, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Joselyn Picard, Chad L. Coleman
Reviewed by: Steven Brown
Clark finds himself in uncharted territory; Lois bonds with a new friend; Superman pays Bruno Mannheim a surprise visit; Lana puts Sarah in charge while she’s away at a meeting with Chrissy.
Superman & Lois 3×06 starts off pretty slow, but that’s because of the emotional journey that we’re on with the Kents at this time. Clark is in a therapy class with other people whose loved ones are either dying or have died of cancer. As everyone shares their personal experiences, it becomes too much for him to take and he leaves the room. This moment of denial was a huge part of this episode, and I enjoyed it. It’s refreshing, but also saddening, to see the Man of Steel go through something so difficult–something he can’t just punch away with super strength. Lois, meanwhile, is finally coming to terms with her cancer and is starting to consider all options for the future.
Sara’s sister Sophie goes missing while under Sara’s care, which was painful to watch. Not because of Sophie running away, but because of the events that led up to it. It felt completely forced for everyone to ignore Sophie like this, and I thought it could’ve been handled in a better way.
Superman & Lois 3×06 was a great episode and gives us a nice plot twist at the end. It was a reveal that I didn’t expect, and I think it’ll make a huge impact going forward–especially with Lois. My only issue with the episode was the side plot involving the Cushing family, as Sophie running away really didn’t feel like a necessary story to tell, but since they told it, it should’ve been handled a little better than what we were given here.