Synopsis: In Waiting for Superman. Chrissy Beppo, with the authorization of the Department of Defense, has a message for the people of Smallville, not only is the merging of planets real, it is happening.
Having lost all of his powers during his last battle with Ally Allston. Superman is pretty much powerless to help Smallville. Thus Chrissy Beppo makes an announcement on behalf of the DOD telling folks to stay home and be with family. Meanwhile, Ally Allston continues to try and merge the inverted Earth with our own and people are being transported between the two. Natalie prepares to go after her father who is trapped in the space between our earth and the inverted one.
With Superman out of commission. His brother Tal-Rho returns to Smallville wanting to lend a hand. But when he tries to fight Ally he winds up also being nearly drained of his power. Thankfully Jordon arrives just in time to save his Uncle. Having helplessly watched on while his brother was nearly drained. Clark comes up with an idea that may help get his superpowers back and asks his brother to throw him into the sun.
We get some great performances in this episode and perhaps one of my favorite moments is when General Sam Lane (Dylan Walsh) makes a stirring speech to his grandchildren and tells them that they should never give up hope and have faith in Superman. It was a moment that felt almost as epic as the President’s Speech in the film ‘Independence Day’. Only General Lanes speech was a bit less wordy.
We also get a solid performance from Tyler Hoechlin who for my money has to be the best actor to portray Superman since the late Christopher Reeves. The scene he has with Tal-Rho (Adam Rayner) just prior to being tossed into the sun was pretty heartfelt. I also love the fact that Tal-Rho is trying to turn over a new leaf, but still makes some fairly dumb and misguided choices.
This was a fun season two finale, which wrapped up the story and saw things return to normal after the opening 20 minutes. The final 20 minutes were spent focusing on life getting back to normal and setting up a few storylines for next years. To that end. John Henry receives a visit from John Diggle.
To sum up. Waiting For Superman tied up a lot of loose ends. And proves once more that this is the version of Superman that I have been waiting for and not the dark and gritty Zack Snyder version.
- CGI & Stunts9.6
- Incidental Music8.5