The wild adventures of Clark Kent, Lois Lane, and Jimmy Olsen have finally come to an end. From stopping iconic Superman rogues to exploring the multiverse, this show has managed to redefine that classic origin story for a new age, which fans have seemed to really enjoy.
Throughout this show, our main trio have been on a mission to discover the connection between the Kryptonian technology and the wave of crime throughout Metropolis all while helping Clark uncover his superpowers. On their way, they’ll come across the likes of Task Force X, led by the secretive General (Joel De La Fuente) and the deceptive Amanda Waller (Debra Wilson), as well as many other threats.
However, as this story slowly comes to an end after 10 episodes, many have been anticipating where the show will go next. With a big reveal involving Lois Lane (Alice Lee) and her father along with the secrets of Clark’s (Jack Quaid) dropship, this show has an exciting tease for what’s to come in its second season.
Adventures With Superman’s Ending Explained
MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!!!
In the previous episode, Clark, Lois, and Jimmy (Ishmel Sahid) managed to take down a kaiju-sized Parasite (Jake Green), who was feeding off of Metropolis’ electricity. Thankfully enough, this led to Clark finally regaining his good-willed status, even if the General and Waller still couldn’t trust him.
For their Thanksgiving feast, Clark invites Lois and Jimmy to join him and his parents to celebrate their victory over evil. However, things take a turn after Clark discovers that the General is actually Lois’ father, Samuel Lane.
This eventually leads to an awkward situation, with Clark and Lois relaying their emotions to Jimmy, who doesn’t want to be overloaded with everything again. However, with the Council’s file on Superman, from episode 7, being uncovered by Clark, he inevitably interacts with his one weakness: the Kryptonite shard.
In turn, this causes Clark’s dropship to be reactivated much to Jor-El’s dismay (Jason Marnocha). There’s a surprising foreshadowing of a villain that fans may be all too familiar with if you’ve read Superman comics. However, this fact is saved for the episode’s final moments.
As Clark, with the help of his father, takes down the dropship’s forces, he manages to close the portal that is opening for an extraterrestrial threat. He has a sweet reunion with Lois, but not before the General forces himself to take down Superman.
Surprisingly, Lois manages to persuade her father to not kill Clark, out of her own love and Clark’s heroic deed. However, he disappears from the picture as Clark, Lois, and Jimmy get to enjoy their Thanksgiving dinner. As a funny detail, Jimmy’s also sold his Flamebird account to the Daily Planet for a huge stack.
However, one big reveal may shock many fans for what’s in store. After the portal was closed, a robotic figure’s interest was piqued, floating down to a planet that was in the process of being destroyed. Approaching this warlord, the robot relays that they’ve found a new opponent for them on Earth.
There’s only one thing that the warlord says that comic readers may have already picked up on: “They will kneel.” All this definitely plays into what Clark, Lois, and Jimmy will face next season as this terrifying pair brings up two big questions.
What’s the General and Waller Up To?
Despite being persuaded by Lois to not kill Superman, the General seems to disappear from the scene entirely without any further scenes. Even though we know the General to be Lois’ father, why did he decide to leave the two?
With all his Superman encounters throughout the show, Sam’s protectiveness towards innocent lives and the good has pushed him down the chain of command. Now serving under his former colleague, Sam’s ideology and ethics have started to blur.
We don’t really know if he’s fully willing to trust Superman even though Lois has gotten through to him. He might still have that hatred towards him for Zero Day, but maybe we’ll get to see him grow out of his old ways next season.
Furthermore, with Amanda Waller now in charge of Task Force X, she’s got a lot of resources at her disposal. However, with Intergang and the rest of the villains escaping the last episode, she might finally form her own team that every DC fan knows by now.
Now, the question is who will join that team to take down Superman and what’s Waller’s plan after the fact? Deathstroke and Parasite could be given, but we could see villains like Manchester Black or even heroes like Steel take the stage.
Speaking of villains, there are two big Superman rogues that are revealed in this episode that are proving to be next season’s biggest threats.
Who Are Season 2’s Main Villains?
Exploring the antagonistic side of Superman has been one of this season’s biggest points in Clark’s journey of self-discovery as many either understand him or paint him out to be a vessel for evil.
Throughout the show, there have been flashbacks involving the General and Zero Day, an event where Kryptonian forces invaded Earth only to be stopped by an external force. With all these details, how will season two continue to explore this idea?
The show has managed to find its answer with two iconic Superman villains: General Zod and Brainiac. As two of the Man of Steel’s biggest threats, they definitely insert a new edge to what the show wants to emphasize.
However, the interesting thing to note is that Zod and Brainiac are actually working together even though the two haven’t interacted with each other since the Last Stand of New Krypton storyline.
Now, that leaves some interesting questions: Why are the two working together? Is Brainiac built from the same Kryptonian technology as everything else? What was that external force that stopped the first Zero Day? We’ll have to wait for the next season to finally get the answers to these curious thoughts!
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