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post #151 of 251
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I would just like to point out that the whole episode's superheroics were Green Arrow, Black Canary, Deadshot, and Rick Flag kicking fascist government ass while Clark stayed reluctant in the computer world.  Even Chloe got to get in on the action.  And Lois backhands hijacked Chloe-avatar while Clark does nothing but stare in indecisive confusion.

 

And this is the final season of the show. 

 

Okay, and then he flies.  But only in the computer world.

post #152 of 251

This whole part of the government is clearly going to be some kind of secret black ops section that gets scorched from existence.

 

I'm sorry, did this episode suggest that Chloe has been gone for 5 years?

post #153 of 251
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Yeah, that threw me.  Five year since she saw Lana?

post #154 of 251
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I'm sorry, did this episode suggest that Chloe has been gone for 5 years?



She was holding a picture of their highschool graduation. So five years since then (it has actually been closer to TEN years since the first picture she was holding was taken)

 

Also this episode was everything that is wrong about this show but taken to such an extreme degree as to be glorious and hilarious parody. I love how he's finally flying ... but just in a virtual world. Or how Black Canary had time to do her elaborate eye makeup. Or how ever line was the most cheesy thing ever.

post #155 of 251

Also, they left Aquaman, et all in the machine right? And where was Supergirl?

post #156 of 251
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...while Clark does nothing but stare in indecisive confusion...


 

That's all he ever does.  He always has that dead look in his eyes, where you can almost see the turning gears in his head struggling to process what's going on around him.

post #157 of 251
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Okay, those guys at the end in the web videos on the Beacon of Hope website?  Those are regular people, like a contest that let the winning "fans" have a part in an episode or something.  Right?

 

Oh, and a couple hundred thousand people praising superheroes?  There's only like five of them!

 

All snark aside, I actually liked the ending, but it was undercut by Clark not doing anything throughout the episode.  Again.  A lot of things would get easier if he would just crystal space-Gitmo some folks.  Just sayin'.

 

I mean, he tells Lois what's the point of appealing to the people in a political battle?  Because it's pointless?  This, this coming during what's happening in Egypt where the people got the president to resign.  I mean, c'mon Clark, you were just in Egypt like last week.  Did you miss the anti-Mubarak rallies? 

 

Way to be a beacon of hope, Clark.

 

Edit: I'm still assuming that Rosenbaum is coming back, presumably as host to Darkseid with his amped up body against Clark as Superman.  Oh, and I guess he's finally putting on the disguise, for like the third time ever?

 

And he's reluctant to be a hero because of how he is Clark Kent?  Newsflash boyo, Clark Kent is a douche.  Be Superman.

post #158 of 251
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Edit: I'm still assuming that Rosenbaum is coming back, presumably as host to Darkseid with his amped up body against Clark as Superman.  Oh, and I guess he's finally putting on the disguise, for like the third time ever?

 

 

He is.
 

post #159 of 251
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Now, they just need to reference Pete Ross getting vitiligo and this show's descent into becoming the comic will be complete.

post #160 of 251

That was a weird day.  Whole bunch of outlets run stories saying Rosenbaum is not coming back.  Tons of "fan" outrage.  Then suddenly a story that he is coming back and everyone is happy.  So, did someone at Smallville decide to release that he wasn't just to get a boiling pot going to explode on Rosenbaum so he'd get with it?  Hmmm...  Well, good to hear he's coming back.  Looks like they're having Lex lose all his memories so he can be the Lex Luthor who knows nothing of Clark Kent.  That's good, and what seemed like what was obviously going to happen.  Interesting that he seems to have Kryptonian DNA in him.

post #161 of 251

Huh.   So I was gonna suggest that it seemed like the clone was going to be like Conner Kent, but thought that was just too stupid and deleted it from my post.  Well....

 

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=30823

post #162 of 251
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Supergirl and Superboy before Superman?  C'mon Clark, get your act together.

post #163 of 251
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Oh man, Lois sewed a hoodie onto Clark's bitchin' red leather jacket.  I know she's good looking, but c'mon.  There are some things that are just sacred.

 

And thinking back to last week's episode, evil Lex-clone's plan failed because he assumed that Clark would rush to rescue someone that he loved and dive in front of a bullet.  In other words, he assumed that Clark would act like a hero to save someone. 

 

Clearly, he has not been watching the last ten seasons and failed to realize that Clark wouldn't do something like that.

 

Edit: Hunh, a couple episodes ago cribbed from THE MATRIX, and now this one seems to crib from DATE NIGHT.  Bravo, very creative.

post #164 of 251
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Wow, finally the disguise comes out?  And suddenly people start acting differently to him? 

 

These are crazy chances the writers are taking here.

post #165 of 251

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Wow, finally the disguise comes out?  And suddenly people start acting differently to him? 

 

These are crazy chances the writers are taking here.

 

He was looking like a nerd.

post #166 of 251
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I don't know.  I don't know if I could ever buy this guy as a nerd:

 

clarkkent.jpg

post #167 of 251

It's the logic of the Superman mythos. You either buy the glasses conceit or don't, but everyone in that world does.

post #168 of 251
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I'm fine with the conceit, but not after 10 years of Clark being The Blur without having the disguise with like half of Smallville and the federal government knowing that The Blur is Clark Kent.  That's stretching my suspension of disbelief a tad.

 

I would also like to point out that, like usual, Kara got the nerdy disguise before Clark did.

post #169 of 251

Yeah, it was something that should have been done like three seasons ago.

post #170 of 251

The stupidest thing about Lois giving Clark the Green Arrow costume treatment was him saying he wouldn't be able to see through sunglasses at night. 

 

Annoyed by the end speech and when people have seen too much Kill Bill.  Clark Kent isn't a disguise while Superman (The Blur) is the real thing.  The nerdy Clark and Superman are both personas, while Clark Kent, the man raised by Martha and Jonathan Kent, the man who Lois loves, etc, is the real thing.  (Of course Kill Bill is also wrong is suggesting Batman is a mask, when everyone knows its Batman that he is all the time, and Bruce Wayne is the mask.)

post #171 of 251
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I gave them the benefit of the doubt that Oliver couldn't supply those things anymore since Luthor took over his company, and so they're just regular sunglasses.  I may be giving them too much credit however.

 

As for the mask bit, Smallville Clark Kent, the real one, is kinda a douche.  It's a better thing if Clark Kent is a disguise in this case.

 

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The stupidest thing about Lois giving Clark the Green Arrow costume treatment was him saying he wouldn't be able to see through sunglasses at night. 

 

Annoyed by the end speech and when people have seen too much Kill Bill.  Clark Kent isn't a disguise while Superman (The Blur) is the real thing.  The nerdy Clark and Superman are both personas, while Clark Kent, the man raised by Martha and Jonathan Kent, the man who Lois loves, etc, is the real thing.  (Of course Kill Bill is also wrong is suggesting Batman is a mask, when everyone knows its Batman that he is all the time, and Bruce Wayne is the mask.)

post #172 of 251
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I gave them the benefit of the doubt that Oliver couldn't supply those things anymore since Luthor took over his company, and so they're just regular sunglasses.  I may be giving them too much credit however.

 


 


I wasn't suggesting that they were high tech glasses like Ollie's.  I'm just saying sunglasses wouldn't impede Clark's super vision.  Because it's super.

post #173 of 251
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You mean his "micro-vision?" 

 

They're his powers and he can call them what he wants. 

 

And yes, you're right.  It was weird.

post #174 of 251

caught up on this and... little disappointed from the loss of momentum before the break, oh well. I did geek out wich Chloe's return and love the extra dynamic she brings to the show and I dig how everyone pretty much figured out Clark is the blur and it made me a little sad that speech wasn't used for when his name changes to Superman. Somehow "the blur is who I am" just doesn't vibe. I was a sobbing bitch when Martha was shot, I thought they'd kill her off ... digging the greatest hits being brought out for this season, hopefully they find some cheesy gimick to erase the memory of Clark Kent from everyone's mind, Zatana moment!? (Ok, I just want the hot chick brought back one more time...)

post #175 of 251
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You'd think that hung over Clark super-speeding his way into a light pole would be hilarious.  You would be wrong.  Because this is Smallville.

 

Oh, and both Oliver and Lois refer to Clark as "walking perfection."  Seriously, Clark Kent.

 

Edit: "Wondrous woman who'll throw you for a loop."  Better or worse than Slade being "beyond Death's stroke."

post #176 of 251

Nice reference to Zatanna's mind wipes.

post #177 of 251

that was a fun episode! I enjoyed everything about it. Emil and Mercy! Hangover reference! DC universe inclusions of Batman and Wonder Woman! Green Arrow going back to Star City! (I assume like... after the finale?) this was some good stuff!

post #178 of 251

So... did they keep the dirty money they stole?

post #179 of 251

Fun episode.  The manufactured angst-over-nothing that Smallville's drama is built on actually kind of felt at home here alongside Super Drunk, drag queen Oliver, and Elvis impersonator Other Guy.  They should just scrap the series finale, Lex, Darkseid, and drink more magic alcohol for the remainder of the episodes.

post #180 of 251

Other Guy = Emil Hamilton

post #181 of 251
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"Clark Kent and Lex Luthor's love child."  Somewhere, a hundred slash fangirls' panties just got soaked.

 

I find it rather hilarious that Connor, not Alexander, comes out much more heroically minded in his first real episode than Clark has over 10 seasons.  Seriously, the first thing he wants to do is be a hero.  And this guy needs to be mentored by Clark?

 

Decent episode, but yet again they're expanding the Super family before Clark even becomes Superman. 

 

Oh, and premature heat vision while looking a Lois...you and me bud, you and me.

post #182 of 251

Wait, wait, I've got one for this...

 

"Premature immolation."

 

Creepy subtext. "Alexander" likes Lois so much he nearly rapes and kills her. "Connor" likes her so much he nearly sets her on fire. Connor doesn't need Clark, he need Dr. Drew.

 

If I had superpowers, I might lack the unwavering goodness that makes a man Super, but I'd sure never get attacked by the same villain twice.

 

"Hey, where's Lionel Luthor?"

 

"You might want to check low earth orbit, because someone may have thrown him into space to let him freeze, burn up, asphyxiate, and be impaled on a satellite simultaneously."

 

"How did you know he was infected by Darkseid?!?"

 

"Darkwho?"

post #183 of 251
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I don't approve of Alexander/Connor's feelings, but I understand.
 

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Creepy subtext. "Alexander" likes Lois so much he nearly rapes and kills her. "Connor" likes her so much he nearly sets her on fire. Connor doesn't need Clark, he need Dr. Drew.

 

He's still more heroic-minded than Clark is.  And Clark had a lot of heavy angst about his childhood, when, while different, he wasn't treated all that badly.  Pete and Chloe were always his friends.  And Lana accepted him too.  You know who else is the last one of his kind and actually remembers what he lost?  Martian Manhunter.  And you don't see him whining like a little girl.
 

 

post #184 of 251
Geeked out at the last 5 minutes, that was it. Sad that Smallville will have a better villain than the new movie. I'd love to see Darkseid as a villain in a feature film. Come on Synder, just open the boom tube to my dreams. Even if it's the last 5 minutes of the film.

I tried for 5 seconds to look for a youtube of Homer Simpson saying "Oh my god oh my god oh my god"
post #185 of 251

So, most likely that Darkseid will just take over Conner/Alexander turning him back to Lex for the finale, right?

 

New episode - April 15th!?  Sucks!

post #186 of 251
Probably was just a clone that died, or he will literally resurrect him.
post #187 of 251

Its funny how little really was given to Chloe and Oliver moving away.  Chloe will be back for the finale.  I assume Oliver will be too.  But their moment at the end of the Hangover episode was kind of tacked on, and there was just a little mention of "now Chloe's in Star City" in the last episode.  I guess it was just time to push them out of the way and start trying to tie shit up.

post #188 of 251
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Isn't there still a Blue Beetle episode coming up?  And there are other superheroes that seemed to have just up and disappeared, only really appearing again during that funeral thing.  I guess they're just fighting crime off-screen.

 

I guess since Clark is so fast, visiting Chloe and Oliver in Star City isn't that much trouble.  So, it's not that big a deal or something?

post #189 of 251
I read Clark will visit the Alternate Earth another time. It's funny how most of the last 3-4 years we had writers acknowledging Clark sucks so they have to throw drugs, spells, kryptonite or alterverses. It's an arrested development signature too since everything reverses when the episode finishes.
post #190 of 251
So filming is wrapped for a while now. Loved some of the released pics.
post #191 of 251
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Yay! Smallville is back everyone!

And not exactly better than ever. Amazing that alternate universe Clark isn't able to convince anyone that he's really Clark Kent. I suppose he wasn't trying all that hard, but still.

John Schneider brings some crazy beating up on our boy, but I can't find myself caring much about this plotline. I guess it ties up loose ends with the other universe, but it's still basically filler.

We get Lois being adorable, so it's not a total loss.

And we have this to look forward to in the future:

500
post #192 of 251
That purple dress. And the body inside it. Yowza.
post #193 of 251
The ending with Pa was like "who cares?". I figured he would end up getting pulled back to Earth 1 and perhaps kill off Lionel and get a new chance with a new Martha. Its crazy. There's 4 episodes left, with one episode based around Booster Gold and Blue Beetle, and there's so much left unresolved.
post #194 of 251
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That purple dress. And the body inside it. Yowza.


Indeed.  Ms. Freeman is a stunning beauty.  Those eyes.  If I'm being completely honest, she and Erica Durance are the main reasons I've kept watching.

post #195 of 251
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Were you listening to me, or were you looking at the woman in the purple dress?

 

I guess you shouldn't be looking if you're at work.
 

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That purple dress. And the body inside it. Yowza.


 

post #196 of 251
Well, Booster Gold managed to not suck. Surprise!

Zod returns next week... I did not expect that at all.

And I'd say they've set themselves up pretty well for the finale: A wedding. The suit. Flight. The name. The big throwdown with Darkseid (perhaps in Lionel's body?). Some logical gymnastics to explain Lex Luthor. Seems like all the ingredients to go out on a high note.

Plus, I've noticed that some of these recent episodes have been a bit light on the budget, which makes me think they may have smartly held back money for the end.

This could be a really interesting (unique?) case where a show ends with (by far) its strongest seasons all at the end of its run. I can't think of any show like that.
post #197 of 251
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About as much superhero action as you would expect I suppose.  I imagine that they are saving up for the finale as theorized.  Though that could mean something like the last time they had a two-hour special "movie."

 

I think once they started to open themselves up more and start taking risks and not spin their wheels, and with the right crew changes, they improved a lot.  It's not just about getting better, but it felt like they were holding themselves back for a few seasons when Clark was even more hesitant so it makes the latter seasons seem even better by comparison.

post #198 of 251
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About as much superhero action as you would expect I suppose.  I imagine that they are saving up for the finale as theorized.  Though that could mean something like the last time they had a two-hour special "movie."


That was great. Seemingly big super-hero cosmic battle going on, but we don't see anything because we're in the POV of characters hiding inside a Dumpster.

post #199 of 251
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That's what I call, pulling a "Heroes."

post #200 of 251
Some fun references to Blue Beetle history. Working in Dan Garret and Ted Kord. Actor playing Jaime though sucked.

Did they hire Chris Evans stunt double from F4 for Booster?

Bumbling Clark is pretty painfully bad. Tom just can't pull it off. Nice oddly placed phone booth.

The movie ripoffs continue.

This week: Booster Gold is Iron Man 2!

Next Week: 300 in the Phantom Zone
Edited by MikeShaynePI - 4/22/11 at 11:40pm
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