In Review: Superman & Lois (S2 – EP12) Lies That Bind

Jonathan question whether Lois and Clark are telling them the complete story
Lies That Bind

Synopsis: In the Lies That Bind Jordan and Jonathan question whether Lois and Clark are telling them the complete story; Natalie tries her best to get Sarah to acknowledge Jordan.


The Story

Having revealed his secret to Lana in the last episode. A rift is created between Clark, Lois, and Lana, which Lois tries to fix. Meanwhile, Clark has figured out a way to stop Ally Allston from merging with any more people, which means destroying her pendant. However, in order to do so requires an immense amount of power, which means that Clark needs to enlist his Kryptonian Brother Tal-Rho. 

Elsewhere, Clark’s boys skive off their first day back at school with Natalie to help her finish work on a suit that she has been working on. This little adventure leads them to the caves where they try and obtain some raw XK.


The Acting

Emmanuelle Chriqui puts in a brilliant performance as Lana struggles to come to terms with the fact that her best friends Clark and Lois have been gaslighting her for so long. The scene when Clark reveals his secret to her is pretty powerful. But we also get a strong scene between Lana and Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch) when Lois tries to rebuild a few bridges.

We also get some fun chemistry this week from Jordan Elsass, Alex Garfin, and Tayler Buck as Jonathan, Jordan, and Natalie hang out and get wrapped up in a project. There is almost something a little Nancy Drew about these three characters when teamed together.



A pretty solid episode. I liked the fact that Tal-Rho gets a chance at redemption and that he and Superman get a chance to be just brothers. The sequence where they try to destroy the pendant was pretty strong. As was the eventual intervention from John Henry to help.

Also, I really enjoyed the chemistry between the three teen stars and think that they need to have a show of their own.

Superman & Lois (S2 - EP12) Lies That Bind
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Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
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