What did everyone think?
BTW: You don't have to read my spoiler comments if you don't want to. So don't complain once you open the spoiler box.
So far we don't get any new villains, just Tal. But something mysterious underground is going to be a new threat. Any guesses as to
whom that is? (We only see a vague armored-looking silhouette so far).
Some things are concerning for me, however.
1) There's a bubbling plot about Lois' journalistic integrity being called into question from a story back in "2016". In essence, it's a commentary on how the Internet never lets things go away, and you can be challenged and cancelled at any moment for something you did or said ten years ago, especially if it's brought back up on a "podcast" that goes "viral". That's topical, even if those very buzzwords do seem a little 2016 themselves.
But I'm interested more in the reference they made to the cult leader that Lois wrote about: her name is "Ally Austin", and how is that NOT a direct reference to Allison Mack? I don't see any media reviews outlets picking up on this yet, but it seems pretty obvious to me.
2) Why randomly throw in that Natalie Irons is "vegan"? They've set up a situation where there's almost no way that Natalie can simply sit down and have a normal breakfast scene with the Kents. (I am very familiar with the way vegans act, having lived in Hipster Central for decades.) In a future episode, Lois will have to say "look, I made this especially for you, Natalie" and then that moment will help them bond as interdimensional not-daughter/not-mother (which is weird enough).
Compound this with Chipotle running ads for "plant-based chorizo" pretty much in every CW commercial break, and their catchphrase is "For Vegans. For Everyone." Whether or not it bothers you that 2% of the population is controlling 100% of the narrative on media outlets like The CW, ask another question: what does making Natalie vegan do for the plot or for developing her character? Why include it?
3) Finally, we've got Sarah suddenly coming out as bisexual. She "kissed a girl and liked it" in summer camp. Nothing unusual about that (at least not for four generations since the free-love movement) although it would have been nice in this situation to show and not just tell. But why is that a problem? If the fling was over and meant nothing (which Sarah claims) then why not just tell Jordan about it, and then just go back to smooching Beta Boy? I mean, it's Current Year, and Jordan isn't exactly sheltered. He's got the Internet, and he knows how these things go. Buck up, young man, and take her back with gusto! (And maybe a bit of advice from Jon.)