In this week’s episode, Clark finally met Morgan. It’s a little weird to have the lead guy who’s number one on the call sheet in a scene with the real Big Bad when the season is down to six episodes.
Although it is defensible. With Morgan being an antagonist for Lois and interacting with her rather than Clark, viewers focused on “Captain Luthor” as the Big Bad for Clark when he wasn’t a Luthor or really a bad guy. It also served the function of making Lois a heroine through journalism. If Lois Morgan hadn’t been investigating so persistently, Clark might have been too late to have known about the Kryptonian resurrection by X-kryptonite. And just as “Captain Luthor” was really John Henry Irons, Morgan Edge seems to be a different person too. At the end of the episode, Morgan revealed that he came to Earth at the same time as Clark, calling him brother.
Let’s go through the possible options for his true identity:
The New 52 comics were a controversial time for Superman fans. It had wiped out the Clois marriage, Clark dated Wonder Woman (ick), a new costume with a high collar and no swimming trunks, and new villains like H’El, a Kryptonian clone who was like a son of Jor-El and Lara. was. This is the most likely option as it explains why Morgan referred to Clark as a brother and why H’El was only concerned with preserving krypton. In the comics, his plan involved time travel. This is an adjustment, so it would be easy to see that H’El’s plan for the resurrection is changing. It still fits the character in the comics.
If Morgan is H’El I would love it. This team is really inspired by all of the Superman media. We had the scientist Thaddeus Killgrave from the Dan Jürgens run of the 90s, Jason Trask in last week’s episode, who was pulled from an episode of the first season of Lois and Clark, Dabney Donovan, who has been Morgan’s scientist since the 70s exists in the comics, and finally doing a live-action adaptation of Steel that wasn’t embarrassing. Not to mention all of the references to the Donner films, Smallville and Man of Steel. This series just loves Superman.
Option 2: Zod
The boring variant. People have theorized Morgan is Zod for months, so if he’s Zod it’ll just be a big shrug. I think people in general just get tired of Zod showing up on Superman media as they keep using him. I know Zod will be on this show at some point and he will tell Clark to kneel in front of him and it will spark a thousand slash fanfics, but can’t we wait for him? Superman has other villains. You can wait until season three to stunt Zod with Misha Collins or Daniel Gillies. I doubt the new Superman movie will touch Zod so they don’t have to worry about not being able to use it. If Morgan is Zod, it won’t be overwhelming.
Option 3: new character
This show is not afraid of creating a new character. You created Jordan, Kyle, and Sarah. It would be easy to see how they create a new Kryptonian. They could reveal that Jor-El or Lara had a strange child, or they could adopt him. I would prefer ER to this option, but a new character would be preferable to Zod. If he’s a new character just spell him out because I can tell you right now that comic book fans will be upset that he’s not a name they know.
No matter what Morgan’s real identity is, I just hope this is the end of the trend of introducing a character and then revealing that he is someone else. If they continue to do this, it will only result in lower returns. The Flash kept introducing runabouts with creepy voices with secret identities for the first three seasons until fans begged for a different type of villain. If Superman & Lois lets Bibbo Bibbowski move to Smallville next season and then reveals that he’s really Mongul in disguise, it’ll just get annoying. You don’t want to repeat yourself in such a way that fans see it just a mile away. I apologize to any Superman & Lois writer who is reading this and just being “Ron Troupe is Brainiac!” throw in the trash. I am sure you can think of something better!
At the front of Clark and Lois are negligent parents, Jonathan still does not have an ELT. It’s very stupid that Lois asks how to protect him when he doesn’t even have the tool that she and Jordan use practically every episode. Maybe she and Jonathan could almost have avoided being murdered by the Kryptonian Kyle if he had an ELT in his pocket.
I think the most interesting scene in this episode was between Jonathan and Sam. Jonathan confronts him for developing weapons that can harm his father and brother. Sam explains that it is his duty to protect the country from every conceivable threat. Jonathan tells him that he could never be afraid of his family. This is a strong statement considering Jordan broke Jonathan’s hand and saw an alternate universe version of his father’s Alt Lois melt. I wouldn’t blame Jonathan if he got on a bus and went to see Aunt Lucy, but he is very loyal to his family, even though they ruin his life, prefer Jordan and don’t give him an ELT. Can we ever get an episode where Jonathan is happy? I’m sick of him being the ass monkey on this show all the time. The drama is about ups and downs. They didn’t have enough highs to make up for all of those lows.
Random Thoughts About “Loyal Subjects”:
With people going to be flying around next week, I wonder how long they can keep Clark a secret as Superman. I don’t want this to be like Henry Cavill’s Superman who literally everyone in this town knows is Superman.
I love that Superman is saving people all over the world on this show. Superman is the firefighter of the DC Universe and this show gets that.
I hope that any person who said Tyler Hoechlin was thin looked at him shirtless this week and was very ashamed to ever think his body was thin. The man’s body is so in good shape that they digitally altered it in the movie Palm Springs because it was too distracting.
This show gives Jordan powers pretty quickly. He has strength, heat vision, great hearing and now ice breath. All that remains are X-ray vision, invulnerability and escape.
I really hope Morgan doesn’t brainwash Clark or put another Kryptonian inside his body. It is one thing to see Superman melt people in an alternate universe. It is an entirely different thing for the actual Superman to do.