- "Jon, if there's anyone here who gets what you're going through, It's me. I know what it's like to be in the orbit of someone who can juggle semitrucks, and you want to help out. You want to save the world and all you can do is just stand there holding the wrench. And I know the fear of being vulnerable, and I want to teach you some ways to handle that. But right now, I just want you to know that we're on the same team. We are the extraordinary humans in a family of superpeople, and we have to stick together."
- —Lois Lane to Jonathan Kent on their human nature compared to their respective world.
"Holding the Wrench" is the eighth episode of the first season of , and the eighth episode overall. It aired on June 1, 2021.
|Clark encourages Lois to reach out for help after noticing her reaching a breaking point. Meanwhile, Jonathan finds himself in a dangerous situation. Lastly, Kyle encourages Sarah to audition for the musical revue at school.|
The scene opens on Lois chatting with a specialist, revealing to her that while she hasn't seen her in years, she needs to discuss something she did, which hurt somebody she cherishes.
After a concise second alone with the family, wherein Jon feels futile holding the wrench while Clark fixes the truck by hand, Clark takes off to the DoD to see John Henry Irons with Sam, Jon inquires as to whether he can accompany her to the RV.
In the RV, John Henry Irons' PC perceives Lois' voice, and she requests that it give her all the data it can on John Henry Irons.
At the Cushing house, Kyle discloses to Lana that he needs to be essential for Edge's administration program assuming any new openings come up, and Sarah uncovers that an old companion requested her to be part from a melodic revue at school. At the point when she arrives to join, Jordan sees her, and she says that she has not had the option to do music since anxiety in front of large audiences began troubling her as a child. Jordan uncovers that he used to play the piano until his nervousness dominated, and says that on the off chance that she chooses to make that big appearance, he'll be there to help her.
At the DoD, warriors bind John Henry Irons and bring him into a cross examination room, where Superman attempts to address him, noticing that our reality's John Henry Irons kicked the bucket six years prior under secretive conditions. He asks how The Stranger arrived, and John Henry streaks back to his Earth, as he was in a boat, being assaulted by his reality's Superman. Back in the present, he discloses to Superman that he will kill him, blaming him for being indistinguishable to the one on his reality, and afterward he says that he will not talk until they bring him Lois Lane.
In the RV, Jon and Lois have sorted out that John is from another Earth, and understand that he was hitched to Lois on his reality, and that they had a girl named Natalie there. Jon reveals to Superman that he will not allow Superman to kill her once more.
Back in the specialist's office, Lois admits that she was incensed and lashed out at somebody, and she's stressed that they will not see her the same way once more.
On the telephone with Clark, Lois discloses to him that John Henry must arrangement with the truth that this isn't his Earth and Clark isn't his Superman. She needs to come see John Henry, yet Clark says not yet, that he thinks he has another point since he realizes what John's inspiration is.
Back at the RV Lois reveals to Jon she needs to take a break from it, and that she will tell him when they are all set back in.
At the Cushing house, Kyle brings his guitar out to pressure Sarah into practicing a tune. She uncovers to him that if she's doing a performance, her anxiety in front of large audiences is crazy, in spite of the fact that she's fine when she has individuals with her. He offers to come play with her dramatic so she isn't the only one, and they begin rehearsing.
At the DoD, Sam is intending to have a torment master attempt to remove data from John Henry.
Jon meanders into the RV, and is shaken to find the video of Lois being killed by that Earth's Superman. He makes a way for discover John Henry's armory, and the AI kicks in, securing him and checking down 20 seconds to when he will be impacted to pieces.
Jon hammers on the entryway, and when Lois can't verbally supersede John's PCs, she shouts to Clark, who speeds in without a moment to spare to hurl himself on top of Jon. He impacts the weapons framework with his warmth vision, and hauls Jon out of the RV.
Afterward, at home, Lois loses it with Jonathan for facing a challenge like that without her. He concedes that he was searching for weapons, to assist with securing him and Lois. She discloses to him that she can't confide in him if he will be that flighty, and that in the event that he had been killed, it would have been his own shortcoming.
After Jon leaves, Clark advises Lois to consider seeing the specialist in the event that he can't be what she needs at the present time, and leaves to beware of Jonathan.
At Edge's organization, Leslie reveals to Kyle that Edge was keen on him, and that Lana turned down the offer. At her work area, Lana is assisting a neighborhood business with an award, when Kyle comes and goes up against her with this data. She advises him that Larr doesn't think about she, and that while he prefers Kyle, he doesn't think Kyle is the executives material. Kyle leaves, upset.
Sam comes in to disclose to John Henry that they intend to utilize medications and torment to break through to him. John calls him on it, saying that is not the sort of individual Sam Lane is, and inquiring as to whether he truly accepts that Superman will not betray humankind if there were more Kryptonians who he could favor.
Back in the specialist's office, Lois confesses to being frightened by the close miss with Jon, and the specialist inquires as to whether it's anything but's an unnatural birth cycle she had years prior, the last time she saw an advisor. Lois legitimizes that unsuccessful labors are really normal, yet the specialist make an effort not to let her free, driving Lois to uncover that they planned to name the kid after her granddaughter, Natalie.
At the DoD, a fighter for Rosetti gets into a contention with Trask, the torturer. Despite the fact that Trask is a lot greater, Rosetti pummels him around, and afterward uncovers that he has heat vision, and discloses to John that his issues are simply beginning.
Back in treatment, Lois tells the specialist that she feels like she works better when she is feeling the squeeze, however the specialist reveals to her that she figures Lois hasn't given herself an opportunity to measure. She reveals to her that her unnatural birth cycle wasn't her flaw, regardless of how blameworthy she feels, and that she needs to permit herself to go through the lamenting interaction, or she's probably going to continue to have issues with the young men.
At school, Jordan appears in the music space to help Sarah. Jon follows him in, expecting to converse with him about family stuff, and Jordan discloses to him that whatever occurred, they're in it together. Before Jon gets into it, however, he sees blossoms that Jordan brought for Sarah and calls him on it. Sarah hasn't seen Kyle, and says she can't do the exhibition without him, so Jordan offers to back her on piano.
Rosetti takes John Henry to a R&D lab, where he says that he can stop Superman with what's in the lab. John uncovers that the lab has around twelve models for Kryptonite weapons, and going down there is an immense danger, however Clark goes at any rate.
In the R&D lab, Superman faces Rosetti, who continues to besiege him with Kryptonite assaults. Superman reveals to John Henry to get out and save himself, as Rosetti hits him with Kryptonite gas projectiles while wearing a gas veil. Superman tears the gas veil off, evening the battle essentially, however Rosetti begins to get the high ground. He goes to leave, however, and John Henry wounds him throught he heart with a Kryptontie skewer.
He reveals to Superman that back on his Earth, the lance was his number one weapon for killing Kryptonians. He is prepared to kill Superman when Lois and Sam come in, with Lois revealing to him that she thinks about Natalie, which leaves him speechless. She discloses to him that the deficiency of his family isn't his shortcoming, and that it isn't Superman's issue, either, and that our universes are extraordinary. She says that she doesn't think John has it in him to kill a blameless man, and John hesitantly forsakes the lance, and is arrested.
After everything's done, Superman is recovering with Sam, who reveals to Clark that he needs to pray for divine intervention, yet plan for the most exceedingly awful, in any event, with regards to Superman. Clark reveals to him that trust goes the two different ways, and gets some information about Rosetti. Path says there's no sign that he was Kryptonian by any means. Clark says that when Derek Powell committed suicide, he suggested that he was another person and disclosed to Superman that he was in good company any longer. Lois, he says, believes that Edge is placing Kryptonian spirits into human hosts to assemble his military.
At the Cushing's home the following morning, Kyle is tidying up following an evening of hitting the bottle hard. Sarah comes in, and he attempts to apologize, yet she discloses to him that he does this constantly and she isn't keen on his reasons or his guarantees, since she can't keep getting her expectations up.
At the Kent farmhouse, Jordan is playing piano while Jon glances out the window at John Henry Irons, who is in his RV. Jon asks what somebody who attempted to kill Clark is doing there, and Jordan says Lois confides in him. Jon inquires as to whether Jordan truly confides in Lois' judgment after what she found in the RV. She strolls in, and requests to be distant from everyone else with Jon, and concedes to him that she lost a child when he and Jordan were babies. She is sorry for detonating at her, and the two sorrowfully make up. She discloses to him she realizes what it resembles to be remaining there with Superman, feeling pointless, however she needs him to realize that they're in the same boat.
Outside, Superman visits John Henry Irons, who has been found not guilty, in light of the fact that he utilized nonlethal methods in the entirety of his violations, and the DoD figures he can be valuable if something truly happens to his apprehensions about Edge and the Kryptonians. John is getting in the RV and take to the street, saying that while he let Superman live, it doesn't mean he's prepared to battle close by. Superman says he comprehends and leaves, and Lois approaches him. He reveals to her that he has a ton to say, yet that she isn't the lady he needs to say it to - she simply resembles her - and he leaves. As he prepares to go out and about, he advises the AI to eradicate the profile for Captain Luthor and start another one for John Henry Irons. Then, at that point he advises it to close down for some time so he can simply drive for some time.
- Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent/Superman and Kal-El/Superman
- Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane and Lois Lane
- Jordan Elsass as Jonathan Kent
- Alex Garfin as Jordan Kent
- Erik Valdez as Fire Chief Kyle Cushing
- Inde Navarrette as Sarah Cushing
- Wolé Parks as John Henry Irons
- Adam Rayner (credit only)
- Dylan Walsh as General Sam Lane
- Emmanuelle Chriqui as Lana Lang Cushing
- Hesham Hammoud as Lieutenant Reno Rosetti
- Daisy Tormé as A.I. Device (voice)
- Leeah Wong as Emily Phan
- Spencer Lang as Lieutenant Jason Trask
- Shakil Jessa as Student Singing
- Amanda Khan as Naomi Wheeler
- Marika Siewert as Ms. Sharp
- Emma Colling as Military Person
- The episode was previously titled "Truth and Consequences".
- Sarah Cushing covered Amos Lee's "Little Light" at the audition.
- Invoking a similar scene from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, John Henry Irons held a Kryptonite spear to Superman similar to what Batman did to the Man of Steel in the film.
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