Superman and Lois: Haywire
March 17, 2021 3:28 AM - Season 1, Episode 4 - Subscribe

While sitting in the stands at the high school football game, Lois and Chrissy spot fish out of water Morgan Edge conversing with Mayor Dean and Kyle Kushing, and the two see right through this insincere move to try to win over the town. Meanwhile, Clark agrees to help Lois out at a town hall meeting, but things get tense when he finds himself pulled in two different directions. Lastly, Jonathan is having mixed emotions about Jordan's newfound status.
posted by oh yeah! (2 comments total)
Okay, I need a break from work because people are driving me up a wall, so I'm just going to jot down some random thoughts. Maybe my expectations are too high, or I've seen enough (read: all) the Arrowverse and I'm bored. Mind you, I'm four (at a guess) episodes behind on Black Lightning and I still haven't seen most recent Flash episode. When I have time to watch, this is my first choice of Arrowverse shows at the moment.

Overall, things are very much as they were last episodes. All the elements (for the most part) seem right but the mix still hasn't come together yet.

I'll give Clark a pass because he moved away from home, travelled the world, got trained by a Kryptonian AI and went to work in the big city, but Lana and her husband (not to mention the football coach and the local kids) all have very different accents. I don't know exactly what a Smallville, Kansas accent should sound like, but somehow I'm guessing nobody in this show actually has one.

I didn't watch Smallville (outside of the odd episode here or there) and can't say I was a fan of the show. So you can imagine that the meteor X-Kryptonite-freak-of-the-week isn't high on the list of stuff I want to see in this show. I really hope they don't go down that road. Smallville did it for [X] seasons, find a new row to hoe.

I really wish they had given Morgan Edge a different type of personal assistant. At first, I thought they had just reassigned Mercy from Earth-whatever's Lex Luthor's employment to Edge. I didn't clue into the fact she's supposed to be Livewire. As I've said before, I was more of a DC Bat/human (i.e. Question, Green Arrow, Nemesis, etc.) fan and my Superman memories are rusty at best. I think it might have been more interesting for Edge to have an empath or a telepath (or something else) at his side.

I have doubts about Lois' contract conflict situation. I'm not saying it's not possible, but I'm sure there would be nuances in the legalese that would still allow Lois to publish stories about Edge.

General Lane's posture and bearing doesn't read "career-long military man" to me. Yes, it's a stupid nitpick that probably isn't even based on anything real.

Clark's emergency beepers seem so old-fashioned and low tech. I'm curious about the design decisions behind them.

Nice to see Lois getting out and making friends.

I was happy to see Lana call out her hubby for not realizing Edge was creeping on her.

I do like that overall Jordan and Jonathan have a loving, close sibling relationship --even if they have issues with each other. I feel those are often lacking on TV.
posted by sardonyx at 12:49 PM on March 18, 2021 [1 favorite]

Oh yes, why is the Army scooping up underage, unenlisted kids to force them into special schools? Fine, if the U.S. government decides that needs to be done to keep the country safe, shouldn't it be Homeland Security (or some other agency) in charge?
posted by sardonyx at 3:47 PM on March 18, 2021

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