Reviewed by: Steve Younis
Originally Aired: July 13, 2023
Written by Adam Adumer
Directed by Jen Bennett
Jack Quaid as Clark Kent/Superman
Alice Lee as Lois Lane
Ishmel Sahid as Jimmy Olsen
Lucas Grabeel as Kyle/Mist, Blimp Operator
Melanie Minichino as Cat Grant, Warden
Kenna Ramsey as Ronnie Troupe
Catherine Taber as Siobhan/Silver Banshee, TV Reporter
Vincent Tong as Rough House, Steve Lombard
When a blimp crashes into a skyscraper in Metropolis, the pilot falls out… but before he falls to the street below, Superman catches him to the amazement of citizens watching on. When the blimp explodes, Superman flies to the rescue once more. Lois races in, recorder in hand, to try and get an interview with Superman. Dodging her questions, Superman flies away.
At a Metropolis prison, Kyle McDougal and his friend Albert use high tech weaponry to break Kyle’s sister Siobhan out of jail. Kyle’s tech allows him to be invisibile, while Al’s tech makes him super-strong. Kyle gives Siobhan a helmet that implies sound. Using the mask she screams at the guards, and they’re free.
Running late for work at the Daily Planet, Clark brings Lois a coffee much to her delight. She tells Clark how frustrated she is in not being able to interview Superman. Inside their “office” Cat Grant, Steve Lombard and Ronnie Troupe are absconding with their “murder board,” taking all the research Lois, Clark and Jimmy have been collecting on Superman. Lois vows to beat the seasoned reporters by getting the scoop on Superman before they do. When they learn about the prison break, the trio decide to track down the criminals.
Kyle shows Siobhan the freezing tech in his possession, giving the leader of Intergang an idea for their next heist.
At the prison, Lois, Clark and Jimmy use the press passes Lois “borrowed” from the Daily Planet reporters, giving them access to talk with the warden. When she realizes they’re not who they say they are, the trio secretly work their way to the area of the prison break. As they examine the cell, they discover clues that indicate the villains are planning to rob a major Metropolis bank.
When Lois, Clark and Jimmy show up at the bank, Intergang are already inside, having frozen citizens, while also breaking into the bank vault.
When the technology goes haywire, the ice breaks out beyond the bank and threatens the entire city.
Clark uses the distraction to change into Superman and flies into the bank. As he fights the three criminals, using his heat-vision for the first time, Superman also is able to use x-ray vision to check on Lois and Jimmy outside the bank. He’s happy to see they are trying to help people on the street, while also looking for Clark.
Once he successfully defeats the Intergang trio, Superman approaches Lois. As the Daily Planet’s lead reporters arrive, Superman suggests he and Lois conduct an interview elsewhere. He flies her to the roof of the Daily Planet building where he answers a few questions, admitting he is still trying to work things out, but that the important thing is that he’s here to help people.
As he flies away, Clark shows up, much to Lois’ relief. He promises her he’ll help her get the Superman interview, but Lois informs him she already got the interview.
Lois thinks Superman is a liar…
Rating – 4 (out of 5): Episode 3 picks up where the double episode premiere left off, and continues the upbeat tone of the series.
There’s a lot to like about these characters. They’re so well crafted. I love how confident Clark is when he’s Superman, yet how unsure of himself he is around other people (especially Lois) when he’s Clark. It’s not an act either. He genuinely feels more comfortable helping people as Superman, and I love that about him.
The introduction of Cat Grant, Steve Lombard and Ronnie Troupe was an interesting twist and will make for an intriguing dynamic at the Daily Planet as Lois, Clark and Jimmy make more of a name for themselves.
Siobhan and her Intergang cohorts are nothing more than minor criminals who are well and truly out of their depth. The high tech weapons are obviously going to be an ongoing problem this season. I look forward to seeing how this all plays out.
The visions Clark continues to have are another intriguing side story. I have a feeling they’ll become more frequent as he explores his powers in more depth.
Another great episode that just continues what has been a great start to the new animated series.
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