Superman & Lois Season 1 Episode 8 Preview: Superman Needs Answers

Looking at the episode description for this week's episode of The CW's Superman & Lois, we see a number of important storylines involving Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch), Jonathan (Jordan Elsass), and Sarah (Inde Navarette) coming into play- but after last week's reveal that Wolé Parks's "Captain Luthor" was actually John Henry Irons and learning his backstory? Well, let's just say we can't help but put that at the top of our list- especially when "Holding the Wrench" appears to offer a one-on-one between Irons and Superman (Tyler Hoechlin).

Superman & Lois Season 1 Episode 8 Preview: Superman Needs Answers
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"I don't want to really get into heavy spoilers. We will see some of that stuff happen. But I think it's more, just in general, just about, how do we accept the past? And I think to me, that is his journey," Parks explained when asked if Irons could ever learn to trust Hoechlin's Superman. "Which we're going to see, in the next couple episodes, is just acceptance. And that's something which is really hard for him because obviously, in my mind at least the way I portrayed him, is that he blames himself. 'If I would have done this, and maybe this wouldn't have happened. If this would have happened,' somehow he could have changed the past. But you can't change the past, because the past is the past. And as long as you let us keep holding on to that, that's just going to keep your rage, that resentment is never going to go away." Now here's a look at the preview images (also above), episode overview, and promo for this week's episode, "Holding the Wrench":

Superman & Lois Season 1 Episode 8 Preview: Superman Needs Answers
Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Credit: Bettina Strauss
Superman & Lois Season 1 Episode 8 Preview: Superman Needs Answers
Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Credit: Bettina Strauss
Superman & Lois Season 1 Episode 8 Preview: Superman Needs Answers
Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Credit: Bettina Strauss
Superman & Lois Season 1 Episode 8 Preview: Superman Needs Answers
Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Credit: Bettina Strauss
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Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Credit: Bettina Strauss
superman & lois
Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Credit: Bettina Strauss
superman & lois
Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Credit: Bettina Strauss
superman & lois
Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Credit: Bettina Strauss

Superman & Lois Season 1, Episode 8 "Holding the Wrench": REALITY – Clark (Tyler Hoechlin) encourages Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch) to reach out for help after noticing her reaching a breaking point. Meanwhile, Jonathan (Jordan Elsass) finds himself in a dangerous situation. Lastly, Kyle (Erik Valdez) encourages Sarah (Inde Navarette) to audition for the musical revue at school. Alex Garfin, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Dylan Walsh, and Wole Parks also star. The episode was directed by Norma Bailey and written by Kristi Korzec.

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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Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Credit: Bettina Strauss

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.

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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.
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