There were a lot of things to be excited about within Crisis on Infinite Earths episode 2, but seeing Tom Welling again was glorious. His version of Clark Kent brought back all of the nostalgia, and the music, Erica Durance, and the farm helped with that.
Also, there was s simple sweetness to it. Why? As it turns out, Clark decided to lose his powers in return for being with Lois and their kids. He chose family over everything, and it’s something that we didn’t expect. Yet, it’s also something that was perfect for his arc. Apparently, Welling agreed based on what executive producer Marc Guggenheim had to say to TVLine:
“Honestly, he was terrific … He basically said to me, ‘You guys have basically written the one scene that I can’t say no to,’ which was really, really nice… I feel like every note, even Tom’s little facial expression when he says, ‘Oh, still stronger,’ is great.”
This was a lovely little callback to a show that was once great on The CW and without it, you could argue that Arrow never happens. This was the series that really started it all for superhero shows on this network and there’s a lot of gratitude there.
Speaking of Arrow, the other big story that has our eye right now is the potential of getting to see Oliver Queen revived using the Lazarus Pits from another Earth. This is a risk — an enormous risk, in fact, given that there are so many different reasons to think that this could go terribly. It’s one of the reasons why Sara had the concerns that she did! She’s still there, sure, but it took a long time for her to return to something close to her former self.
At least the pacing was a little bit closer in Part 2 (more time for story), and we’ve also gotten a taste of the Anti-Monitor now. There’s a lot of big stuff coming with him, as he serves as the Big Bad for this entire crazy experience.
What did you think about Crisis on Infinite Earths episode 2?
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