Review: Superman & Lois 3×09 – “The Dress”
[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers!]
Directed by: Stephen Maier
Written by: Kristi Korzec
Starring: Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth Tulloch, Michael Bishop, Alex Garfin, Wolé Parks, Chad L. Coleman, Tayler Buck, Inde Navarrette, Dylan Walsh, Emmanuelle Chriqui
Reviewed by: Steven Brown
Superman & Lois 3×09: Superman and John Henry clash over how to handle Bruno Mannheim; Lois worries over upcoming treatments and confides in Lana about her early courtship with Clark.
This episode gives you flashbacks of the early days of Lois and Clark’s romance. In a romantic gesture, Clark sold his entire baseball collection to purchase a dress for Lois, who was attending a celebration after she won an award. In the present, however, she tells Clark to get rid of it, believing that, after the removal of her breasts from surgery, she’ll no longer feel beautiful. The emotions between Lois and Clark during this time seem all too real. Tyler and especially Elizabeth continue to do such an amazing job with this storyline.
The conflict between John Henry and Bruno Manheim escalates to the point of John being attacked in the middle of the street in Smallville while with his daughter, Natalie. When John responds, Superman and General Lane decide to essentially bench him, saying he’s too emotionally attached to the situation. I hated it for John because it seemed like he was just responding to Bruno’s threat in an even fashion, especially when it comes to protecting his daughter.
Superman & Lois 3×09 was a great, emotional episode with a nice balance of action as well. And while everyone on the show plays their roles perfectly, Elizabeth Tulloch really shines as Lois in this episode, and I look forward to seeing what she continues to bring in future episodes.