Superman & Lois Finale: EP explains this big secret, [Spoiler]’s Cameo and Season 3’s “Reimagined” Villain

Superman and Lois facing her biggest crisis (with a lowercase ‘c’) yet in Tuesday’s season finale, which saw multiple families band together to stop Ally Allston from merging the two worlds.

Here’s a quick recap: After several failed attempts to defeat Ally, including one that forced Jordan to plunge into the void and save Tal-Rho, Clark resorted to desperate measures, having his brother throw him directly into the sun. hoping to overload his powers. (Fingers crossed!) And wouldn’t you know, Clark’s plan worked, giving him enough juice to split the parasite into two helpless halves.

Of course, none of this would be possible if John Henry and Natalie (the real heroes here!) hadn’t already sacrificed the power of their suits to blast Ally and stop the fusion in the first place.

The finale also gave us plenty of post-battle twists: Lois telling Chrissy that Clark is Superman; Jordan and Sarah got back together; Tal crossed over to the other world, where he inquired about his wife Bizarro; Clark erected a new Fortress of Solitude in the middle of the ocean, one that is now “for the family”; and John was visited by Arrow’s Diggle, who recruited him to investigate why Bruno Manheim and Intergang killed this Earth’s John Henry.

(Speaking of lands, click here for a breakdown of what the finale revealed about Superman and Lois‘ connection to the Arrowverse. This is…probably not what you expected!)

Below, showrunner Todd Helbing addresses our burning questions about the finale:

TVLINE | Chrissy was one of the last people I expected to find out about Clark’s secret. What caused this?
Lois had to hide a lot of information from Chrissy. We really put her in a complicated and interesting scenario at work with her partner. We wanted Clark to work at Smallville Gazette this season, but once all the Bizarro stuff started, it got harder to do. So we’re going to try to do that next season, and I felt like they couldn’t really work together seriously and have a good working relationship if Clark did what he did at the Daily Planet all the time. Leaving to save the world would be really hard.

TVLINE | Three full employees next season? The Smallville Gazette explode!
[Laughs] This is explode! We’ve joked since day one that we should just have a group of people who never say anything in the background.

TVLINE | Are there debates in the writers room about which characters should know when?
I don’t know if I would call it debates. The secret [identity] thing is such a trope, and part of us never wants to have to deal with it. You want to do some of it, like Lana’s stuff – her being his best friend, it was interesting. But the general feeling was to do it this season, put it aside and move on.

Superman and Lois Diggle

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| Intergang has been referenced a few times in the Arrowverse, including on this show. Why jump in now, and how far will we go?
We knew we wanted to have our version of Intergang in this show, and we originally thought it would come sooner than Season 3. But we had some interesting preliminary thoughts, which we’ll start to dive into a few weeks. Like all villains in the Superman mythos, we want to continue doing what we’ve been doing, which is taking a classic villain and reinventing him as best we can, to make him compelling and grounded and tie him to Superman and Lois. (Click here for more information on visiting Diggle.)

TVLINE | I love seeing Jordan have so much control over his powers. Looks like it might be time for a name. Maybe even a costume?
Eventually, yeah, I think you’ll get the name Superboy. I don’t know how long it’s going to be, but I think Alex Garfin is looking forward to getting a haircut, something a bit more like his haircut in the comics. But what we find really interesting about Jordan is that it’s such a different time and age than when Clark was saving people as a teenager. We’re in such a different time with cellphones where everyone takes pictures. This is the complicated subject in which we want to enter.

TVLINE | I also appreciated Clark talking to Jonathan about the Kryptonian technology in the new stronghold. Does he have a chance to join the fight in a more concrete way?
In Season 1 Episode 3, there’s the beat where Clark shows up at Jonathan’s practice. Originally, he was holding a jacket. The implication was that he was going to take her to the fortress, but it didn’t turn out that way. It’s like what they say on the boat: “It’s a family thing.” The fortress should be for the family. So Jonathan is definitely going to be brought into the fold in that regard. We’ll see if he gets his own costume, if he follows Nat’s lead, and how it all pans out. We really want to bring Jonathan into this superhero life more than he has been.

TVLINE | And I’m very curious about Tal. Between Lana telling Kyle she still needs time, and then Tal investigating her marriage to Lana-Rho, I have a feeling something might be going on there?
[Laughs] I will say that Tal is going to be disappointed when he finds out the script with his doppelganger’s wife. I can’t say it enough – Adam Rayner is an amazing guy, an amazing actor, and we don’t want to lose him. As much as we can bring him back, we’ll try to do that. We don’t know exactly how he’ll come back, but I’d bet he does.

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