I work as a software engineer with a team of 12 others. We recently had a Sr dev get promoted to architect. He recently got a talking to by the software director for being unprofessional, aggressive, and belittling to several team members. Afterwards the software director met with us individually to try to get us to work together and try to make it work.
Just days later the architect took a special interest in an in-progress feature (about a 3 day task) that another engineer and I are pair programming on. In our daily status update meeting he convinced my project manager to allow him to do a code review for each daily commit of the in-progress code.
We're using our source control system to do the code review without having to all be at an in-person meeting. So my pair partner and I received the first review back with over 20 comments on stuff that would have been taken care of had he waited to do the review after the task was done.
I personally never heard of doing code reviews on in-progress code. It seems wasteful to me.
My concern is he might try to use these reviews as fodder to undermine my skill and cause trouble. How do I professionally respond to the comments saying that my partner and I already planned the additional things he's pointing out but we're deferring them until later in the process?
EDIT: To clarify and add a bit more details, the code reviewer's comments were not regarding adding tests or code comments. These were things like adding authorization checks to api endpoints and adding staging and production configurations. We intentionally left those off to have easier access to them during development. Plus config settings change during dev and constantly visiting stage and prod for every config setting change is a waste of time