(Fwrd Axis) — One of the most iconic Superman villains has arrived in Smallville in the Season 2 premiere of Superman and Lois.
Much of the episode revolved around Lois not being able to deal with John Henry Irons’ daughter, Natalie, being on her Earth. Lois was constantly struggling through the episode about how to feel about her daughter-from-another-earth and if she should even feel anything at all.
Lois thought back to her relationship with her own mother, whom she was still upset at in season one for abandoning her and her father. Clark tries to reassure his wife that she’s a better mother to their kids than ever, which got Lois to eventually open up.
Elsewhere, there’s a new head of the DOD: Lt. Gen. Mitch Anderson. He and Clark aka Superman aren’t seeing eye to eye. After Superman saved a nuclear North Korean submarine, Anderson was not happy with the Man of Steel for returning it back to its homeland. Anderson wants Superman to remain loyal to only the United States but Superman says he’s the savior of the entire world, not just America.
“America can have more than one Superman,” Anderson threatens.
And the new head of the DOD backed up that talk. Later in the episode, two powered recruits with Superman’s ‘S’ on their chest swooped in to help out after a mine explosion triggered an earthquake. This is not going to end well as the season goes on.
However, the major ending point and setup for the rest of the season came at the end of the episode. The real cause of the earthquake was from a gloved fist punching up through the ground deep below. Yes, season two is going to feature Doomsday as the main villain.
In the comics, Doomsday is a Kryptonian monster who ended up killing Superman in the Death of Superman arc. Another nod to this is both Steel and the Eradicator, who were featured in season one, played key roles in the comics after the Man of Steel’s death.
“That is our homage to a classic Doomsday cover,” said showrunner Todd Helbing. “Then in episode 2, you’re going to see him a little bit more. In episode 3, you’ll get the full reveal.”
Superman & Lois airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.