Season 2, Episode 3 – The Thing In The Mines or All We Need Is An Artemis

The BAM Crew (Bethany, Alison, and Michael) are back to talk about the third episode of the second season of Superman and Lois, which was titled The Thing In The Mines. The writers delivered a huge plot twist during this episode and The Crew was absolutely here for it.  They talk about the bizarre swerve the show took in addition to Jonathan’s supposedly bad decision at the end of the episode, how great Retired General Lane was, what Bethany’s quinceañera was like, what Nat and John Henry might do to the Kent barn, and so much more!

After that The Crew presents the usuals features.  Bethany picks out who had The Most Punchable Face.  Alison reveals who was The Most Aesthtically Pleasing.  Michael goes over the comic book origins of Bizarro  Professor Bailey’s Superman 101 segment.  Before all of that, Bethany, Alison, and Michael go over Listener Feedback!

Michael is writing the reviews for Superman and Lois over on The Superman Homepage.  Check out his review for The Thing In The Mines by clicking here.

Finally, go and check out Alison’s podcasting efforts over on The GeekCast Radio Network!  She co-hosted So You Wanna Be A Hawkeye series and you can find the first epiosde of that by clicking here.

The Superman and Lois Tapes can be found on both Apple Podcasts and Spotify. The show can be reached by email at  You can also leave comments here or over at the Facebook page for the show, which you can get to by clicking this link.

The main theme for the show is “Heroes” by the awesome Mike Schmidt.  You can find his work over at Speed Force Music.

Next Time: The Crew discusses Season 2, Episode 4, titled The Inverse Method!


  1. Me am hate Bizarro! Him sucks!
    But me am understand why Clarck ask J’onn J’nozz for help with him blinding and calmness.

  2. I must admit, it took me a little while to catch on that this episode was “in reverse” from its usual order of things, but when I did, I smiled broadly over this homage to Bizarro.
    I was very happy when the Thing in the Mines turned out not to be Doomsday, of whom I’ve never been fond, but Bizarro, who is a character with a much longer history, going back to my early days of comic reading. I prefer Bizarro as a creature of pathos, rather than pure comic relief, and I think this version may well be better positioned for pathos. The show writers still have a very large balance in the Bank of My Goodwill, so I think, no matter where they take this, I’ll be following eagerly.
    Obviously, there were hints in earlier episodes that I hadn’t picked up on, but in hindsight look clear: Why, for example, did Superman seem to be the only one having the headaches/seizures, when neither of his sons, or his brother were affected? That was certainly an indication of a specific, personal connection to Superman, rather than Kryptonians in general. I am looking forward to where this storyline goes and seeing how Superman deals with his opposite. Surely, Superman isn’t simply going to have “super fights” with him, at least not for long. I expect he’s going to try to figure out how to connect with him, to help both of them to avoid, or at least control, the ill-effects of their connection, and get Bizarro to a place where he belongs or feels at home.
    I can’t help thinking that Jonathan is planning to bring the xk-crystal drug to his father, or to John Henry Irons, or to Sam Lane. I see Jonathan (as befits his namesake) as mainly a “straight arrow” character at heart. I hope I’m not wrong in this.
    I agree with Michael that the guy asking Lana about the reverse mortgages was a plant, probably working for Mayor Dean. Whether or not this is true, those mortgages and her recruiting people for Morgan Edge is something she’ll have to address with townspeople, for sure.
    Jordan’s relationship with Sarah is clearly going to be a thread running through (at least) this season, and it should be interesting. The teens in this series are very well-depicted in a realistic way, and I’m glad to see it.
    I’m also looking forward to more of Natalie and John Henry Irons working together in a workshop, and more of Clark and Lois coping with their growing teens, which will certainly be interesting. The family relationship elements of this series are one of the best parts of it, I think, so I’m also looking forward to the introduction of Lucy Lane here, and the dynamic among her, Lois, and Sam.
    All of this, I guess, can be summarized as my weekly reaction, “I can hardly wait for the next episode.”

  3. Michael mentioning the Emperor Joker storyline made me realize how badly I want them to adapt that for the next crossover. I realize they probably can’t use Joker, so just use Mark Hamill’s Trickster in his place. A mighty need!

  4. So. It took me an embarrassingly long time until I realized that the change in format was intentional. Embarrassing. I only realized it wasn’t a weird editing error during your sign-off/intro.

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