Superman and Louis They faced their biggest crisis (with a lowercase “c”) to date in Tuesday’s season finale, which saw several families unite to prevent Ally Allston from merging the two worlds.
Here’s a quick recap: After several failed attempts to defeat Ally, including one that required Jordan to pounce on the void and rescue Tal-Rho, Clarke resorted to desperate measures, asking his brother to throw him straight into the sun in hopes of supercharging. his powers. (Fingers intersected!) Not knowing it, Clarke’s plan worked, giving him just enough juice to split the parasite again into two weak halves.
Of course, none of this would be possible if John Henry and Natalie ( truly The heroes are here!) They didn’t actually sacrifice strength in their suits to blast Ally and stop Fusion in the first place.
The ending also gave us a lot of twists after the fight: Lewis tells Cressey that Clarke is Superman; Jordan and Sarah are back together. Tal crossed into the underworld, where he asked about his wife, Bizarro; Clark erected a new fortress of solitude in the middle of the ocean, which is now “for the family”; John receives a visit from Arrow’s Diggle, who recruits him to investigate why Bruno Mannheim and Intergang killed John Henry from this land.
(Speaking of Earth, click here for details on what the ending revealed Superman and LouisConnection to the Arrowverse. It’s…maybe not what you were expecting!)
Below, showrunner Todd Helbing addresses our burning questions about the ending:
TVLINE | Chrissy was one of the last people I expected to know Clarke’s secret. Why is that?
Lewis had to withhold a lot of information from Chrissy. We really put her through an interesting complex scenario working with her partner. We wanted to get Clark working at Smallville Gazette This season, but once all of Bizarro’s work started showing up, it became difficult to do so. So we’re going to try to do that next season, and we just felt like they couldn’t work together seriously and have a good working relationship if Clarke was doing what he did in daily planet All the time. It would be really hard to leave to save the world.
TVLINE | Three full employees next season? The Smallville Gazette Explodes!
[Laughs] He. She he is Explodes! We joked from day one that we should have a group of people who never say anything in the background.
TVLINE | Are there discussions in the writers’ room about which characters you should know when?
I don’t know if I’ll call them debates. the secret [identity] The thing is like that metaphor, and a part of us wants to never have to deal with it. You want to do some of that, like Lana’s stuff – being his best friend, which felt really interesting. But the general feeling has been to do it this season, get it out of the way and move on.
TVLINE | Intergang has been referenced multiple times in the Arrowverse, including on this show. Why jump into it now, and how far will we go?
We knew we wanted to have our version of Intergang on this show, and we originally thought it would happen before season 3. But we had some great initial ideas, which we’ll start diving into in a couple of weeks. Like all of the villains in the Superman mythology, we want to keep doing what we’ve been doing, which is to take a classic villain and reinvent it as best we can, to make it compelling and grounded and link it to it. Superman and Louis. (Click here for more information on visiting Diggle.)
TVLINE | I love seeing Jordan have a great deal of control over his powers. Looks like it’s time to get a name. Maybe even a suit?
In the end, yes, I think you’ll get the name Superboy. I don’t know when that will be soon, but I think Alex Garfin is looking forward to his haircut, something a bit like his haircut in the comics. But what we find really interesting about Jordan is that it’s a different time and age than it was when Clark was saving people as a teenager. We are in a different era where everyone takes pictures with cell phones. These are the complex things we want to get into.
TVLINE | I also appreciate Clarke telling Jonathan about the Krypton technology in the new castle. Any chance to join the fight in a more realistic way?
In Episode 3 of Season 1, there is a rhythm in which Clarke appears in Jonathan’s training. Originally, he was wearing a jacket. The meaning was that he was going to take him to the castle, but he didn’t play that way. It’s like what they say on the boat: “This is a family thing.” The castle should be for the family. So Jonathan is sure to be brought into the fold for that matter. We’ll see if he gets his own suit, if he follows Nat’s lead, and how things unfold. We definitely want to bring Jonathan into the life of a superhero even more than he has been.
TVLINE | And I’m very curious about Tal. Between Lana telling Kyle that she still needs time, and then Tal investigating his marriage to Lana Roux, do I feel like something might be going on there?
[Laughs] I will say that Tal will be disappointed when he discovers the script with his lookalike wife. I can’t say this enough – Adam Rainer is a great guy and a great actor, and we don’t want to lose him. As much as we can get it back, we’ll try to do it. We haven’t figured out exactly how he’ll be back, but I bet he will.
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