Review: Superman & Lois 3×11 – “Complications”
[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers!]
Director: Jai Jamison
Writers: Katie Aldrin & George Kitson (Teleplay), Brent Fletcher & Todd Helbing (Story)
Starring: Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth Tulloch, Daya Vaidya, Chad L. Coleman, Dylan Walsh, Micheal Bishop, Alex Garfin, Eric Valdez, Inde Navarrette, Wolé Parks, Tayler Buck, Sofia Hasmik, Emmanuelle Chriqui
Reviewed by: Steven Brown
Superman & Lois 3×11: Lois begins her lifesaving surgery while Superman and General Lane begin the difficult task of tracking down the Mannheims.
Lois finally begins the procedure to save her life from breast cancer, but it comes during the middle of a crisis in Metropolis. I’ve been incredibly impressed by the writers this entire season so far when it comes to Lois’ cancer battle. I initially thought that this was just going to be a cancer scare for her, but I give props to the writers for taking Lois through something that millions of women experience every day and giving such emotion to her story. Elizabeth Tulloch did the scene in the hospital almost perfect, and it made me think of my own family and my own experience with cancer as well.
I have no negatives about this episode. The story is told very well and the action is packed throughout, although, you do find yourself concerned about Lois’ surgery. Things aren’t going so well for the Mannheims right now also. Although, now escaped from the D.O.D., Peia’s powers are growing unstable and out of control, and that “cure” that Bruno injected her with isn’t exactly doing as promised. I try to have sympathy for the Mannheims because they obviously love their son Matteo, however, the trail of bodies left in their pursuit of power in the Metropolis underworld makes it difficult.
Superman & Lois 3×11 was such a great episode and I’m looking forward to the next one. And although, the Kents have defeated cancer together and have the Mannheims on the run, there’s still a larger threat I’m looking forward to — the return of Lex Luthor!