In Review: Superman and Lois – Broken Trust (S1 Ep6)

"Broken Trust" sees the return of Superman & Lois. Jordan (Alex Garfin) continues to struggle to come to terms with his powers

Synopsis: “Broken Trust” sees the return of Superman & Lois. Jordan (Alex Garfin) continues to struggle to come to terms with his powers. Meanwhile, Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch) suspects she’s coming to closer to revealing the real identity of “Marcus” (Wole Parks).

 

Story

Once again, the episode title is telling. This means the episodes are focused, and in a short amount of time, a good deal of ground is covered. certainly enough to give enough attention to various story threads. For example, the continuing exploration of the emergence of Jordan (Alex Garfin) as a powered individual (Superboy, perhaps). But “Broken Trust” did more than that. Furthermore, you get the feeling that all of the separate narratives will come to be tied up, neatly. So, signs of some good, solid writing there, then.

Traditionally, Lex Luthor has always been quite a one dimensional character, within the Superman mythos. But here, the incarnation portrayed by Wole Parks looks to be quite different, which is a good thing. Seeing Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch) discover who he is, and what he wants, is interesting. We’ve seen glimpses of the world he’s from (an alternate reality). What’s been shown is that this time Lex Luthor might just give Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) a real run for his money. That will mean we have a good old battle of wills.

 

Acting

Alex Garfin definitely gave the strongest performance, in “Broken Trust”. The young actor continues to establish his credentials. Furthermore, he really gets the character of Jordan. There is complexity, and nuance there. What’s more is that the relationship  between Jordan and Jonathan (Jordan Elsass) feels genuine, and relatable. Jordan Elsass also deserves much credit, for his acting.

 

CGI & Effects

Once more, we see intelligent use of effects, with Jordan’s “headaches”. These “blips” work really well. Another example of the same sort of thing is the shaking that Tag (Wern Lee) experiences. They show that these characters are adapting to what has bestowed upon them. This helps to drive home the point that they are not yet fully formed. They create a very human effect, doing so cleverly.

Overall

Firstly, great to see the return of this show. It’s easy to see why it’s popular. The mix of drama and action is wonderfully balanced. The show appeals to those who know the world of Superman, and those who don’t. It helps to have new characters too, specific to the show. What’s more, is that everyone who is in the show earns their place in it. The likes of Morgan Edge (Adam Rayner) allow multiple plot lines to be centered around their inclusion, and activities. For example, the likes of Lana Lang Cushing (Emmanuelle Chriqui) and Kyle Cushing (Erik Valdez). Consequently, there’s various, all important character motivations that are set to conflict. This means that as the episodes play out, the tension builds. Inevitably, there’ll be some vital clashes, and lasting impact as a result, too.

 

 

 

SciFiPulse fun weekly feature, May The Verse Be With You is planning another Superman & Lois related offering, next week (28.05.2021). Previously, Superman’s Day Off and Life in The Fast Lane have been published, both inspired by the show’s characters.

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In Review: Superman and Lois - Broken Trust (S1 Ep6)
  • Story
    9.2
  • Acting
    9.0
  • CGI & Effects
    8.8
  • Incidental Music
    9.0
One Comment
  • dalek01012
    19 May 2021 at 9:15 pm -

    Man. I’m just ticked that we have to wait a whole week to see whether or not Jordan explodes or not.

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