- For other uses, see Man of Steel (disambiguation).
- "Like I said, I'm here to save the world. You see, Kal-El, you're not the Man of Steel. I am."
- —John Henry Irons to Superman
"Man of Steel" is the seventh episode of the first season of , and the seventh episode overall. It aired on May 25, 2021.
|Clark struggles to help Jordan who is grappling with a new power. Meanwhile, Lois enlists Clark’s help which leads to a surprise encounter.|
Superman shows up at the Fortress supporting Jordan, and the Jor-El 3D image affirms that the issue is Jordan's super-hearing kicking in. There's no enchantment fix, however; it's anything but a great deal of training and he may have agony and uneasiness until it's finished.
Back at the Kent ranch, Jordan is sitting in textual style of the fire, paying attention to clamor dropping earphones. Clark says that he will help Jordan tomorrow, yet that the young men need to will bed, and afterward comforts a disappointed Lois.
At the Cushing house, Lana calls Lois to ask what she ought to keep an eye out for with Edge, and finds out if there's a method to realize that somebody has powers. Lois says no, however alerts her to be cautious since others probably do.
At the Kent breakfast table, Clark joins Lois, who has a record on the genuine Marcus Bridgewater. Clark discloses to Lois that they should mention to the young men what's new with the Edge circumstance. Lois would not like to yet, saying that they need more data, and leaves to go up against Bridgewater.
At Edge's organization, he's chiding Leslie Larr for neglecting to get anything on the one who was with Lois at the mines. She leaves, and he gets together with Lana Lang, requesting that she begin making an administration program for representatives.
At home, Clark mentors Jordan on the best way to zero in on one sound, and tune all the other things out. He rapidly gets overpowered, however, and needs to stop, putting the commotion dropping earphones back on.
In his RV, Captain Luthor is working with his AI, attempting to fix it, when Lois thumps. He takes a weapon to the entryway with him, and she reveals to him that she needs to meet with him in a public spot in 60 minutes, and that assuming he doesnt' come clean with her, they can't cooperate any longer.
Luthor contemplates his Earth, where he awakens close to Lois. The two beginning kissing, just to be gotten by their girl, who grumbles. Their little family banter is hindered by an assault on the city from a multitude of Kryptonians drove by Superman.
With Clark out of the picture, Jordan again attempts to center his hearing, this time on Sarah Cushing. He tunes in on the second 50% of a discussion among Sarah and Jonathan. While the real discussion is sufficiently honest, the little bit Jordan hears makes it sound like Jonathan is playing with Sarah.
Jonathan, in the mean time, is upset about rationalizing Jordan, or about the way that Sarah promptly bounces on the Jordan paranoid ideas instead of getting some information about his cast.
Lois goes into the cafe with Captain Luthor, where he is hesitant to give her any data, while Clark heads to the RV to search for proof. He is welcomed at the entryway by the AI, who calls him "Chief Luthor," which clearly sets off alerts.
Lois gets a call from Chrissy, warning her that Edge is going to convey a little shipment of Kryptonite. Luthor discloses to her that he needs to converse with Superman critically, however she advises him not until she knows who he truly is.
At the RV, the AI shows Captain Luthor a photograph of Clark intruding, however Luthor isn't keen on that. He's more inspired by a satellite reconnaissance showing movement at the mines.
At the Edge office, one of Lana's companions from Smallville comes in to apply for the youthful chief program. She is hesitant, since she realizes Edge is perilous, however reveals to her companion she will attempt to help, and Edge gets a brief look at the trade.
In the vehicle, Clark and Lois conjecture about whether The Stranger could be identified with Lex. They're following the trucks carryign a portion of Edge's X-Kryptonite, and a security detail, utilizing Clark's adaptive vision to stay away, yet he needs to go salvage the security detail and drop them in the desert when he sees that they're going to clash with a weapon hauling Captain Luthor. They promptly shout to Leslie Larr, whose thought it was to give sending a shot some X-Kryptonite to see who it would draw out. Lois and Clark defy Captain Luthor, who takes a lead-lined instance of X-Kryptonite.
At school, Jonathan meets a lovely young lady and ungracefully plays with her a piece.
Back out and about, Captain Luthor discloses to Lois that he needs her to acquaint him with Superman, since "it's the best way to stop this." Lois says she'll set up the gathering, in the event that he gives up the X-Kryptonite. In a flashback to his Earth, Lois goes on TV to inform the world concerning the presence of Kryptonite, and is killed onscreen by Superman for her difficulty.
Outside the Smallville Gazette, Lois requests that Clark bring the container from the X-Kryptonite to the Department of Defense to get fingerprinted, and leaves to interface with Chrissy. Clark leaves, and Captain Luthor goes to his sanctuary to collect something to assault Superman. This is intercut with a progression of shots of the Stranger and his niece collecting the suit of covering he utilized when he previously went up against Superman.
At the point when Jon returns home, Jordan stands up to him about visiting with Sarah, yet when the contention begins getting uproarious, he implodes to the floor as his hearing begins to give him torment once more.
At Edge's organization, Lana has four of her five up-and-comers chose. He needs to realize whether there's something she isn't advising him, and proposes that he could place Kyle into the program in the event that she needed. He reveals to her that he anticipates hearing her choice.
At the Gazette, Chrissy reports that there's no way the Stranger is identified with Luthor.
Superman goes to meet him, and the Stranger discloses to him that they need to quit something that is coming. At the point when Superman finds out if he thinks Edge is the greatest danger, he says no, then, at that point advises him in Kryptonese that Kal-El is.
In the interim, Lois gets a call from the DoD. The prints have returned, and the Stranger is really somebody who has been dead for a very long time. Not Luthor, but rather John Henry Irons. Lois acquires Chrissy's vehicle to run for help, similarly as Irons shoots Superman with a mass of red daylight. He discloses to Superman that he's the Man of Steel, calling a monster mallet to him and hitting Superman with it. He clarifies that the mallet benefits from dynamic energy, so the farther it voyages, the harder it hits. Leslie Larr, hearing what's new with her super-hearing, calls Edge and advises him to move a bigger shipment of X-Kryptonite while Superman is occupied.
As Lois heads toward Clark, calling him to attempt to reveal to him that she thinks her source is the Stranger. In the interim, Jordan's super-hearing gets the assault on Superman and the young men get in the truck and begin heading toward him. Similarly as Irons is going to convey an overwhelming sledge hit to Superman with the motor mallet, the young men drive the truck into the den and run Irons over. Jon then, at that point take the mallet and crushes out the red lights, allowing Superman an unexpected surge of energy and an opportunity to arrest Irons.
At the DoD, Superman tells the officers close by that he and General Lane will examine Irons in the first part of the day, and nobody is to attempt it before then, at that point.
At the Cushing house, Lana's companion comes in to report she landed the position, and that Edge had called her himself. She presents to Lana a bin, revealing to her that Edge disclosed to her she landed the position after he saw her with Lana.
Back at Edge's organization, he has a whiteboard together that proposes Lana has accidentally picked guinea pigs for his X-Kryptonite tests.
Back at the Kent ranch, Lois discloses to Clark that she actually has a terrible inclination about Irons, and Clark says that he anticipates getting more data tomorrow. The pair consent to tell the young men everything.
In one final flashback to John Henry's Earth, John and Lois' girl - Natalie - is concerned that the suit isn't prepared at this point, however John says that they know where Superman is, and this is his a single opportunity to end it. He reveals to her he will go out there and kill Superman, and afterward he'll be directly back. The two offer a sorrowful embrace, and Nat puts one of her barrettes around his wrist. He guarantees her once again that he'll be directly back, and leaves their storm cellar for what appears prone to be the last time he at any point saw his little girl. On our Earth, he sits in his cell, stroking the barrette.
- Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent/Superman and Kal-El/Superman
- Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane and Lois Lane (Earth-TUD22)
- Jordan Elsass as Jonathan Kent
- Alex Garfin as Jordan Kent
- Erik Valdez (credit only)
- Inde Navarrette as Sarah Cushing
- Wolé Parks as John Henry Irons and John Henry Irons (photo)
- Adam Rayner as Morgan Edge
- Dylan Walsh (credit only)
- Emmanuelle Chriqui as Lana Lang Cushing
- Tayler Buck as Natalie Lane Irons
- Sofia Hasmik as Chrissy Beppo
- Stacey Farber as Leslie Larr
- Angus Macfadyen as Jor-El (A.I. voice)
- Leeah Wong as Emily Phan
- Kayla Heller as Tegan Wickhem
- Joselyn Picard as Sophie Cushing
- Daisy Tormé as A.I. Device (voice)
- Hesham Hammoud as Lieutenant Reno Rosetti
- Daniel Romolliwa as Van Driver
- Jeff Sanca as Big Rig Driver
- This is the first episode of the series not to feature Erik Valdez (Kyle Cushing).
- The episode title is a reference to the classic Superman nickname, "Man of Steel", subverting its expectation to be applied to John Henry Irons.
- However this was also a classic tagline John had as well, being the one he represented after Clark's death in the Reign of the Supermen story arc.
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