This was a terrific Lois episode, really letting her character shine. It showed so many facets of her and captured her so well, and Tulloch did a fantastic job. We learned so much about her history and relationships in this continuity, and even though we saw her at her most vulnerable, she also came through and saved the day when Superman couldn't. Really great stuff. It is surprising that the DOD just let Irons go. Also, it's odd that the writers changed his niece Natasha to a daughter named Natalie. It just struck me that it would be cool if they'd gotten Katie McGrath to record the "Captain Luthor" A.I.'s voice. Or Andrea Brooks or Brenda Strong or Rhona Mitra (Mercy Graves) -- someone associated with Lex. It would be a nice bit of subtle continuity, something they wouldn't even have to call attention to but would just be there as an Easter egg. They can't mix the casts and crews physically because of COVID restrictions, but for a voice role, that wouldn't be an issue. I don't think that's true. When Lex used kryptonite on her before banishing her to the Phantom Zone, she was weakened but still conscious. And when her teen self had kryptonite shards embedded in her fist in the recent time-travel episodes, she lost her powers but was conscious and mobile. The inconsistency is that Superman didn't get the "green veins" effect that Supergirl does when she's exposed to kryptonite. I wish the shows' effects teams would coordinate more.