we Superman & Lois Season 1 Episode 4 Review: Haywire ~ Naija Poets

Who is the biggest villain on Superman & Lois?

Superman & Lois Season 1 Episode 4 posed the pivotal question as we learned our titular characters were going in very different paths, and making time for one another is the key to a healthy relationship.

Inevitably, their issues were mostly resolved by the close of the hour, but it seems like Samuel will be a big problem as we advance.

Dylan Walsh is playing this role to perfection. Samuel is the type of character we love to hate, and he's slowly losing his grip on Lois and the rest of the family because of his stupid actions.

Then again, his mind has been poisoned by Captain Luthor. His motives have never been obvious... until he decided to open up the new protocol, which clearly teased that he's preparing for imminent doom thanks to Clark.

The storyline was actually handled well, what with the bickering over Jordan's powers and Samuel thinking he could make decisions for the family.

Samuel's thinly veiled attempt at getting back in the good books of his daughter was a fake signal that he was going to be more accepting of their decisions as parents, but the way Lois lied that she couldn't take the call suggested she'd heard it all before.

Ultimately, it will come down to which side Samuel believes when more of the villains in Smallville rear their ugly heads.

Tag's metahuman-like abilities came out of nowhere, but its development could have been handled better. Would it have hurt to build up to the revelation over the course of a few episodes?

I know the series wanted to show Clark pulled in a million different directions, but I would have much preferred more development here. There are other ways the show could have introduced Clark's struggle.

It also raised a lot of questions about Jordan's powers. To an extent, I can understand why the Kent family has to keep their lives on the down-low. With the rise of metahumans in Smallville, anyone exhibiting any power is fair game.

At the rate Samuel is turning on Clark, it probably won't be long before Superman becomes public enemy number one in the town and, of course, to the military.

Samuel did make a subtle comment about how Superman frightens everyone. That's not a good sign when you're supposed to be a beacon of hope for those in need.

It was about time we found out why Morgan wanted access to the mines, and I'm assuming the reason he's surrounding himself with metahumans is that he's had X-Kryptonite in the past.

As far as building an army goes, X-Kryptonite gives non-Kryptonians superhero abilities, meaning that Morgan Edge could continue to rule the world and get everything he ever wanted.

Now that we know the truth about why Smallville was on the agenda, it's down to Lois to figure everything out.

The unfortunate thing is that nothing ever gets past Lois, so who told Morgan about the X-Kryptonite being in the caves?

I want to think Kyle wouldn't be dumb enough to tell him about something as huge as X-Kryptonite, but there has to be more to Kyle here. We're being led to believe that he's this one-dimensional character, and I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop every time he's on the screen.

The way he glared at Lana while Morgan was sweet-talking her was nothing short of creepy, but it seems Morgan does have big plans for Lana.

Could you imagine if Morgan gave her superpowers and put her against her oldest friend? His comment about having an eye for people who can benefit him certainly linked back to him telling her she was too good for what she was doing.

It would be the ultimate betrayal to have Lana suit up as a superhero villain, but it would make for good TV, so I'm all for it.

Lana is one of the most improved characters since Superman & Lois Season 1 Episode 1, but it's obvious she's holding a lot back around her husband.

Her night out with Lois confirmed that, even though they piss each other off, they are still very much in love. Being in a relationship with someone for 16 years is no easy task. There will always be ups and downs, but Lana clearly wanted to be with Kyle in the end.

However, I can't shake the feeling that Kyle will be revealed as someone she won't even recognize when the truth comes out. Then again, Morgan might make Lana's entire family supervillains.

The Langs vs. the Kents has a certain ring to it.

"Haywire" was the weakest episode yet. It was a busy installment that moved from plot to plot without giving us time to take in much of what happened.

Introducing villains in Tag and Kilgrave while still trying to get to grips with villains like Morgan Edge, Samuel Lane, and Captain Luthor was a bit much.

The show would be wise to scale back the introductions and give us some content with the characters already playing their part in the narrative.

Burning through the plot quickly comes with major caveats, and I don't want to be complaining that the show has flamed out by the season's conclusion.

We have just one episode left before the show goes on a two-month hiatus, so we need some meaningful reveals, as well as progression on the Captain Luthor arc.

What did you think of the number of villains introduced? Does the show need to serve these characters better?

Remember, you can watch Superman & Lois online right here via TV Fanatic.

Catch a new episode Tuesday, March 23 at 9 p.m.

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