Superman & Lois S01E03 Preview: Time For A Kryptonian History Lesson

Before we head into a preview for this week's episode of The CW's Elizabeth Tulloch and Tyler Hoechlin-starring Superman & Lois, a quick reminder of some not-so-great news to get out of the way. After next week's fourth episode, the newest addition to the Arrowverse will be taking a break to catch up after earlier COVID-related pauses- with the fifth episode "The Best of Smallville" moved to May 18. The final season of the Melissa Benoist-starring Supergirl will move its premiere up to fill the void, premiering on Tuesday, March 30. But for now, there are still two episodes to go- with "The Perks of Not Being a Wallflower" finding Hoechlin's Clark giving Jordan (Alex Garfin) and Jonathan (Jordan Elsass) a Kryptonian history lesson. Meanwhile, Lois (Tulloch) and Chrissy (Sofia Hasmik) are just getting started when it comes to learning what Morgan Edge's (Adam Rayner) big-picture plan really is- and let's not forget Captain Luthor's (Wolé Parks) waiting in the wings.

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Superman & Lois S01E03 Preview: Time For A Kryptonian History Lesson
Photo: Dean Katie Yu/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Photo: Dean Katie Yu/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Superman & Lois Season 1, Episode 3 "The Perks of Not Being a Wallflower": GREGORY SMITH ("EVERWOOD") DIRECTS THE EPISODE – Clark (Tyler Hoechlin) shares some of his Kryptonian history with Jordan (Alex Garfin) and Jonathan (Jordan Elsass) during a family breakfast. Meanwhile, Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch) and Chrissy (guest star Sofia Hasmik) dig deeper to uncover the truth about Morgan Edge (Adam Rayner). Erik Valdez, Inde Navarrette, Wole Parks and Dylan Walsh also star. (#103). Written by Brent Fletcher and directed by Gregory Smith.

In SUPERMAN & LOIS, after years of facing megalomaniacal supervillains, monsters wreaking havoc on Metropolis, and alien invaders intent on wiping out the human race, the world's most famous superhero, The Man of Steel aka Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin, "Teen Wolf") and comic books' most famous journalist, Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch, "Grimm"), come face to face with one of their greatest challenges ever – dealing with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today's society. Complicating the already daunting job of raising two boys, Clark and Lois must also concern themselves with whether or not their sons Jonathan (Jordan Elsass, "Little Fires Everywhere") and Jordan (Alexander Garfin, "The Peanuts Movie") could inherit their father's Kryptonian superpowers as they grow older.

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Returning to Smallville to handle some Kent family business, Clark and Lois are reacquainted with Lana Lang (Emmanuelle Chriqui, "Entourage"), a local loan officer who also happens to be Clark's first love, and her Fire Chief husband Kyle Cushing (Erik Valdez, "Graceland"). The adults aren't the only ones rediscovering old friendships in Smallville as the Kent sons are reacquainted with Lana and Kyle's rebellious daughter, Sarah (Inde Navarrette, "Wander Darkly"). Of course, there's never a dull moment in the life of a superhero, especially with Lois' father, General Samuel Lane (Dylan Walsh, "Nip/Tuck") looking for Superman to vanquish a villain or save the day at a moment's notice. Meanwhile, Superman and Lois' return to idyllic Smallville is set to be upended when a mysterious stranger (Wolé Parks, "All American") enters their lives.

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The CW's Superman & Lois stars Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent aka Superman, Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane, Jordan Elsass as Jonathan Kent, Alexander Garfin as Jordan Kent, Dylan Walsh as Samuel Lane, Emmanuelle Chriqui as Lana Lang, Erik Valdez as Kyle Cushing, Wolé Parks as the Stranger, Inde Navarrette as Sarah Cushing, Sofia Hasmik as Chrissy Beppo, Stacey Farber as Leslie Larr, and Adam Rayner as Morgan Edge. Based on the characters from DC created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman & Lois is written and executive produced by Todd Helbing (The Flash) and executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns. Berlanti Productions produces in association with Warner Bros. Television. Lee Toland Krieger directs the pilot from a story by  Berlanti and Helbing, with a teleplay by Helbing.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.