‘My Adventures With Superman’ Season 2, Episode 4 Recap & Review: Lois and Clark Drift Apart

Clark, Lois, and Jimmy struggle to get on the same page.

Warning: Spoilers ahead for My Adventures With Superman Season 2, Episode 4, “Two Lanes Diverge.”

My Adventures With Superman continues to be one of the most underrated shows on television. It’s wholesome, hilarious, and everything a Superman project should be. Hopefully, with the second season starting even stronger than the first, the series will begin to pick up additional popularity.

Clark Kent (Jack Quaid) and Lois Lane (Alice Lee) continue to have their relationship tested throughout the latest episode of My Adventures With Superman, while Jimmy Olsen (Ishmel Sahid) finds himself navigating some unexpected challenges. The emotional struggles of the core characters make the series feel grounded and relatable despite featuring an all-powerful alien. Make sure you don’t miss out on any details from the series by reading our My Adventures With Superman Season 2 Episode 4 recap below!

Jimmy Olsen Is the Center of Attention in ‘My Adventures With Superman’ Season 2 Episode 4

Jimmy Olsen and Clark Kent arrive at the S.T.A.R. Labs Symposium in My Adventures With Superman Season 2 Episode 4 | Agents of Fandom
Jimmy Olsen can’t contain his excitement to speak at the S.T.A.R. Labs Symposium. Image Credit: Adult Swim/Warner Bros.

General Lane’s (Joel De La Fuente) living arrangement continues to be a problem, as Jimmy returns home to find the General has totally ripped apart their home. He believes Amanda Waller (Debra Wilson) has figured out his location, and he must disappear. In addition to having his girlfriend’s father invading his living space, Clark still hasn’t been able to connect with Lois about wanting to find his cousin, Kara Zor-El (Kiana Madeira).

However, as per usual, Jimmy Olsen provides a beaming light of positivity, informing Clark he’s been invited to be a keynote speaker at the upcoming S.T.A.R. Labs Symposium in My Adventures With Superman Season 2, Episode 4. He invites Clark to attend the event alongside him, and the two are able to bond over the importance of their friendship.

Unfortunately, the positive vibes don’t last long. Upon being introduced at the symposium, it’s revealed that Jimmy isn’t a keynote speaker and will instead be debating Lex Luthor (Max Mittelman) about Superman. Jimmy is completely unprepared for the turn of events, and Luthor is able to rile up the crowd and fearmonger against anything Jimmy throws his way.

Lois Lane’s Past Traumas Catch Up to Her While Trying To Protect Her Father

General Lane and Lois Lane argue in My Adventures With Superman Season 2 Episode 4 | Agents of Fandom
Lois Lane tries to convince her dad to trust her that she can keep him protected. Image Credit: Adult Swim/Warner Bros.

While Jimmy and Clark are dealing with their own issues, Lois is having an even tougher time with her father. Throughout My Adventures With Superman Season 2 Episode 4, she begs him to let her protect him, but he still sees her as the little girl he needs to shield from danger. Despite making the right decisions at every turn as they run from Waller and Task Force X, he refuses to let her lead.

Throughout their quest to escape danger, Lois flashes back to her childhood, revealing the trauma caused by her parents. Lois’ mother was dealing with undisclosed health issues and was never around. Unfortunately, her dad wasn’t there all that much more. Most of Lois’ most pleasant memories are while doing survival training exercises with her father, but even those eventually became tainted.

General Lane has always been there for his country, but never his daughter. They were constantly moving from place to place, making it impossible for Lois to ever make any friends. The once-beloved survival training exercises they would partake in together became ruined when the General would force his daughter to undergo them on her own, sometimes even tricking her into thinking something happened to him.

Lois spent most of her childhood learning how to become a good soldier instead of being a kid. Like many baby boomer parents, the General’s inability to admit his mistakes forever strains his relationship with his child.

The Man of Steel Struggles To Balance Life As Superman and Clark Kent in “Two Lanes Diverge”

Superman looks upon the world with the moon in the background in My Adventures With Superman Season 2, Episode 4 | Agents of Fandom
Superman feels lonelier than ever, unsure of his next move. Image Credit: Adult Swim/Warner Bros.

A consistent strength of My Adventures With Superman is the ability to have multiple storylines going simultaneously that converge by the end of the episode. Lois and her father’s time on the run leads them directly to the S.T.A.R. Labs Symposium, where Jimmy and Clark are trying to calm Luthor’s supporters in their growing angst towards Superman.

Instead of listening to Lois, the General insists they consult his former friend, Winslow Schott (Michael Yurchak), also known as the villain Toyman. However, Winslow immediately double-crosses them and delivers them to Deathstroke (Chris Parnell) and Task Force X at S.T.A.R. Labs.

Now changed from Clark to Superman, a fight breaks loose as he tries to save Lois and the General from Task Force X. Despite not having the greatest relationship with the General, Superman has excellent chemistry with his former foe on the battlefield. Together, they easily dispatch their foes, and it appears that they have won their battle. Unfortunately, Lex Luthor is able to use the destruction to manipulate the crowd into thinking this was all Superman’s fault in My Adventures With Superman Season 2 Episode 4.

To make matters worse, Clark overhears Lex thanking Jimmy for his advice to follow his dreams because he wouldn’t be at this point without him. While this was out of context, it makes Clark feel more alone than ever. Lois is abandoned by her father yet again as he tries to flee to keep her safe, and she cancels her plans with Clark, further delaying their conversation about Kara.

Lex Luthor Gets the Last Laugh in ‘My Adventures With Superman’ Season 2, Episode 4

Lex Luthor's Metallo security bots monitor the globe from space in My Adventures With Superman Season 2 Episode 4 | Agents of Fandom
Metallo robots now circle the globe thanks to Lex Luthor and Amanda Waller. Image Credit: Adult Swim/Warner Bros.

After successfully convincing the general public and the American military that Superman is a threat, Lex Luthor now has S.T.A.R. Labs on board with his plans after the destruction of their building. Luthor now has access to nearly unlimited resources in his quest to take down Superman.

As Clark feels unable to talk to Lois or Jimmy about his problems, he decides it’s time to take matters into his own hands. He wants to see his cousin, so he sends the beacon to her, providing her with coordinates to Earth. While comic book fans already know that Supergirl is a friend, her arrival is likely to cause serious waves in Clark and Lois’ relationship going forward.

The trio of Clark, Jimmy and Lois have never been further apart, and their foes are constantly growing in number. My Adventures With Superman Season 2 Episode 4 ramps up the stakes for the rest of the season while still feeling more relatable than ever. This series is special, and it keeps improving with each episode.

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'My Adventures With Superman' Season 2, Episode 4, "Two Lanes Diverged" Review

'My Adventures With Superman' Season 2, Episode 4, "Two Lanes Diverged" Review
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The Good

  • The added perspective to Lois' childhood makes her character even more relatable.
  • Jimmy Olsen's side plots continue to enhance each episode.
  • The growing group of villains gaining power each week feels insurmountable for even Superman.
  • The animation is top-tier, no notes.

The Bad

  • Nothing for this week, maybe next week they mess something up?
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