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‘Finale Twist Doesn’t Make It a Bad Show’: Superman and Lois Fans Defend CW Show After It’s Blasted Online For Detaching From Prime Arrowverse

With the last episode of Superman and Lois airing last week, the show has resolved many unanswered questions, however not satisfying all the fans. The show stars Tyler Hoechlin as Superman and Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane.

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Superman and Lois
Titular characters from the show Superman and Lois

While Superman was first introduced in the second season of Supergirl, Lois Lane appeared on the Arrowverse crossover event “Elseworlds” for the first time. The show Superman and Lois first premiered in 2021.

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Supergirl and Superman
CW’s Supergirl and Superman

The connection’s out!

At the end of season 2, one of the most controversial revelations was that the universe of Superman and Lois is in a separate universe from that of the Arrowverse. Considering how crossovers are the theme for the last decade, many fans are disappointed.

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Superman and Lois
Superman and Lois ends it’s season 2 with a big revelation

The possibility of the characters being in the same universe was left unanswered until the end of season 2 when Lois Lane’s Father General Lane indicated Superman being the only hero in their world and further stated:

 “he’s the finest of any Earth.”

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Many of the characters part of the Arrowverse crossovers

Not all is lost

Although CW has no problem pumping out new crossover events, so deciding to keep the worlds separate, loses its weight. Having 7 major crossover events and many crossover episodes over the decade, we can still expect to see more and more interaction between the characters in the future.

Flash, Green Arrow and Supergirl
CW’s Flash, Green Arrow, and Supergirl

But on the other end, having a separate universe also allows the show to explore its own stories and more personal plots. A major complaint of the crossovers across the MCU and CW has been the lack of personal plots being explored, resolving stories using fists rather than writing.

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Also considering how many productions were negatively affected by the coronavirus, including the Arrowverse, it might benefit the Superman and Lois series to be in its own universe, preventing it from getting bogged down in scheduling issues.

Written by Nikhil Makwana

Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.