In the latest episode of Superman & Lois, the Man of Steel performs an impressive feat that proves he lives up to his own legend.
WARNING: The following contains important spoilers for Superman and Lois Season 1, Episode 6, “Broken Trust,” aired Tuesday on The CW.
After being off the air for almost two months, Superman and Lois finally returns to The CW with a brand new episode. The last entry in the series, “The Best of Smallville,” ended in suspense when Jordan Kent was attacked by Tag Harris, a fellow soccer player who developed superpowers after an accident at the Shuster Mines.
Tag attacked Jordan, blaming him for the accident that changed him, and used his super speed abilities to viciously punch young Kent. Now, in “Broken Trust,” Jordan can call his father for help, and moments later, Superman springs into action to save his son and stop Tag. And it is at this moment that Superman and Lois allows the Man of Steel to live up to a classic part of his own legend.
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On Superman and Lois, fans have seen the Man of Steel act as the protector of the world. Yes, he has fought the Stranger and other super powerful threats, but he has also protected people around the world by performing heroic feats that have saved countless lives. Now when the series returns from a long hiatus, Superman and Lois once again allows the Man of Steel to flex his heroic muscles in the opening minutes of “Broken Trust.” Once Superman interrupts Tag’s attack on Jordan, the young sprinter instantly flees. Superman flies after him, but Tag proves to be surprisingly fast. While running through the pastures of Smallville, he is approaching a speeding train. Tag pushes his powers to cut him, but this creates a ripple that runs through the train tracks.
The train jumps off the ground, but Superman can catch it in his hands, matching its speed to keep it steady, all while using his heat vision to fix the tracks. The whole sequence is a true display of Superman’s skills and ingenuity under pressure. Once the tracks are fixed, he drops the train and resumes his journey. Tag has escaped amid the commotion, but the train and the people on board are safe. The moment is truly heroic and once again highlights Superman as the savior of humanity.
Additionally, this moment also serves as a nod to the premiere of the 1940s classic. The Adventures of Superman radio show. After all, that’s where one of the most famous lines associated with Superman originated: “Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Capable of jumping tall buildings in one jump!”
By having the Man of Steel save a train from derailment, Superman and Lois shows that the superhero is “more powerful than a locomotive.” After the use of Fleischer’s old cartoon costume in the series pilot and now this sequence, Superman and Lois continues to honor the character’s roots.
Superman & Lois stars Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth Tulloch, Dylan Walsh, Alex Garfin, Jordan Elsass, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Inde Navarrette, and Wolé Parks. The series returns on May 18 and will air Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET / PT on The CW.
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