The eighth episode of the third season of “Superman & Lois” titled “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” is scheduled to air on Tuesday, May 9th, and The CW has released a preview. In the previous episode, it was revealed that Natalie’s boyfriend Matteo is the son of Bruno Mannheim and his wife Peia. In the upcoming episode, Natalie will meet Matteo’s parents for the first time, which appears to be disastrous. Meanwhile, there are problems between the Kent boys lead to a tense atmosphere. The preview is available below, and the synopsis follows.
The episode was directed by Gregory Smith and written by Aaron Helbing. It follows Clark’s (Tyler Hoechlin) attempt to persuade Lois (Elizabeth Tulloch) to join him in taking down Bruno Mannheim (Chad Coleman) and Peia (guest star Daya Vaida) after discovering that they are married. Meanwhile, Natalie (Tayler Buck) has her first encounter with Matteo’s (guest star Spence Moore II) parents, resulting in disastrous consequences. The Kent boys also have issues, with Jordan (Michael Bishop) interrupting Jonathan’s (Alex Garfin) training at the Firehouse. Additionally, Lana (Emmanuelle Chriqui) bonds with General Lane (Dylan Walsh) over their shared apprehension about dating again, and Sarah (Inde Navarrette) realizes her mother requires a friend.
One of the primary villains of Season 3 is Bruno Mannheim.
Although Michael Cudlitzs Lex Luthor will make an appearance this season, Chad L. Coleman’s portrayal of Bruno Mannheim has been the primary antagonist thus far in Season 3, specifically for Lois, who is committed to defeating him. Coleman has hinted at the enormity of Mannheim’s character, stating that he is not a typical villain and should not be underestimated, as he is “not to be messed with.”
In a previous statement, Coleman declared, “I possess an impressive resume, so it’s safe to say that this is the most remarkable role I’ve ever had.” He went on to describe the character of Bruno Mannheim, noting that he is an incredibly significant figure with numerous layers. Coleman also emphasized that Mannheim is not your typical villain, as viewers will come to sympathize with him due to his logical reasoning and his transformation of the South Metropolis. “It’s going to be an exhilarating experience,” Coleman said. “Whether you love or hate him, this character is not one to be underestimated.”
Catch Superman & Lois every Tuesday at 8/7c on The CW, and don’t miss “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” on May 9th.