The official Superman & Lois Instagram account recently posted a series of photos from the Season 2 episode All is Lost showing Clark and his son Jordan bonding during a heart-to-heart conversation. Jordan is sad because he asked his girlfriend’s mother, Lana (Emmanuelle Chriqui), if he could reveal his superhuman powers to her. When she refuses, he responds with the amount of emotional anxiety one would expect from a young teenager in love. Clark does everything to cheer him up, including an impromptu trip to Fortress of Solitude to help him hone his powers. Incidentally, Jonathan is also struggling with the emotional toll of hiding the family secret in this episode – but the only effort Clark makes to comfort his other son is to teach him how to fix a tractor.
Fans on social media have been aware of this subtle, unhealthy family dynamic for some time. Some viewers chuckle at this, while others understandably sympathize with poor, neglected Jonathan. In the comments section of the original Instagram post, a_totalsham brutally points out: “Lois is reconnecting with her sister, Clark is reconnecting with Jordan, Jonathan is reconnecting [sic] two wires on a tractor.” Responses to the comment from other users literally describe it as wild; others simply respond with crying emojis for poor Jonathan’s suffering.
Fans are also gossiping about the post on Reddit, with u/Zookwok111 now considering the show a dark comedy and also suggesting a crossover with The Boys, with Jonathan taking Compound V to balance things out. This will probably never happen, but it’s not a bad idea!