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Kraken89 10/17/2010 10:29:14 PM

Well, does anybody remember Smallville's 100th episode.....not really. I think this episode was good, and if I were to grade it on a Smallville size curve (excusing it's repitetive absence in logic and crappy writing) I would call it great. I have watched the show since it's premier and  have stuck with it because though full of the aformentioned ignorance of logic and dreadfull writing, when the show get's something right...it's awesome (Clark robbing the Metropolis Bank, feuds with Lionel and Lex, getting new powers, the 2nd meteor shower/Non&Ursa, Fortress Of Solitude, Brainiac, Metallo, Justice League, Hawkman, Martian Manhunter).

That and the fact that AMC has only recently showed up with the most brilliant and entertaining TV to ever air, has lead me with an absence in things to watch over the past 5-6 years. I've remained a consistant viewer, definately not a consistantly happy viewer, who would watch for the few great moments and critique on the bookfull of things to improve upon.

For me in this episode, I was quite moved when they flashed back to Clark's first meeting with Lana and Clark's introduction to her "Wall Of Weird".  The whole School Counselor thing I didn't get and ignored completely (thank you Brainiac 5). I obviously loved the future Lois & Clark, wished Michael McKean could of showed up but at least Perry was mentioned. I liked the "Freak Of The Week" who's life was changed for the better by Clark's interruption, it was truly surprising. The ending was good, they've used that same special effect before in an earlier season, but it was still nice. James Marsters again has always owned the Brainiac character and has even made better and more developed (as opposed to the very one-sided version often portrayed in comics/animation).

Overall, it was quite a good episode and great for Smallville standards. Can't really say I can forsee the same for next Friday's episode (apparently they either couldn't afford to get a guest actress to play Isis or it was the writer's twisted logic to temporarily combine two DC characters into one). Hopefully there will be a Deadshot-like developed villain to balance out the coming silliness.

fenngibbon 10/17/2010 10:34:43 PM

 Lois's lack of a journalism degree doesn't really bother me; not everyone who works in journalism has one.

I did not realize this was the 200th episode, and would not have guessed, but, now knowing it, it makes all the flashbacks make a bit more sense.

The one thing that really annoyed me about this episode was the one woman at the reunion yammering on about Lana and questioning Lois about her relationship with Clark.  A, who would actually do that, and B, I'm thinking Lois's character would have shot her down.

Finally, I'm wondering how the writers are going to get Clark to fly.  It's been pretty clear for a while that he has some sort of psychological block that keeps him from flying, and the question is, are they going to explicitly address (and resolve) it, or is is just going to be handwaved away.  It'll probably more of Clark's whiny "Wah, I'm not worthy to be a hero, wah," crap, but I'm hoping it'll be something out of left field, like he was subconsciously scarred mentally when his ship plummeted to Earth (I seem to recall an episode of Lois & Clark where it was discovered that Clark was mildly claustrophobic or something as a result of a trace memory of Jor-El shutting him in the capsule to send him to Earth).

redhairs99 10/17/2010 10:38:08 PM

Joe, I don't think those were the "popular girls" who walked away from Lois.  She greeted them like she was a member of their Chess team.  I never knew anyone associated with being a part of the Chess Team as also being popular. At least, that's what I took away from that exchange.

And, no, Clark was not in costume when he went to see Ollie at the end.  He was just in a dark jacket and dark shirt, NO "S." 

I liked the bit in the elevator with future Clark, but I really wanted to see Clark see Superman, not a red and blue blur.  Still it was a nice scene.  Though, if Clark were to disappear from the present as he did in this episode, how is there a Clark/Superman in the future?  He disappeared and until he returned to the present, there would be no future version of himself.  Gotta love the headaches of time-travel stories!

gandalfthegrey6 10/18/2010 1:52:12 AM

I've been dreading the horrific disguise of the nerdy clark in glasses.  That's didn't just go away with Smallville, it went away with Lois & Clark the New Adventures of Superman.  And the whole idea that everyone who knew Clark or will know Clark will be fooled by the said stupid pair of glasses and a bumbling routine is just stupid!  Stupid, Stupid Stupid!  And you know what else?  It's Stupid!

ponyboy76 10/18/2010 4:06:03 AM

Well, gandalf, pick up a comic book because that is still what Clark looks like. A dude in a suit with glasses.

I thought this was one of the coolest episodes of Smallville ever. It gets an A from me just based on all the future stuff. As fans from the beginning we have been waiting to see aspects of the Man of Steel, not Smallville Clark and that is exactly what we got. It was awesome. They also don't seem to be worried about budget contraints seeing as its the last season, because the F/X were damn good.

People complained for years about what they weren't getting. Now that they are getting it, they are still complaining. I'm going to enjoy each and every episode of this last season.

gopherblaster 10/18/2010 6:01:07 AM

I agree with all your reviews Joe, but If Clark were to wear the tights, what direction would this show go?  This show is about the build up to him becoming Superman, once he does, its over.  And yes with better writing maybe it wouldnt seem like it is taking so long. 

gopherblaster 10/18/2010 7:07:32 AM

I agree with all your reviews Joe, but If Clark were to wear the tights, what direction would this show go?  This show is about the build up to him becoming Superman, once he does, its over.  And yes with better writing maybe it wouldnt seem like it is taking so long. 

monelonmonday 10/18/2010 7:50:08 AM

 first,all the x-mas carol reference was boring,clarks whining ..getting old,plus if you were at a reunion and a hot chick comes up getting all friendly theres something wrong if you're looking at her like she's a wierdo and trying to hit on her,other than that the future stuff was good and brainiac 5's  explanation for himself was credible 

monelonmonday 10/18/2010 7:51:20 AM

 first,all the x-mas carol reference was boring,clarks whining ..getting old,plus if you were at a reunion and a hot chick comes up getting all friendly theres something wrong if you're looking at her like she's a wierdo and trying to hit on her,other than that the future stuff was good and brainiac 5's  explanation for himself was credible 

Tevii 10/18/2010 8:05:38 AM

@karas1 - you can find full episodes on www.cwtv.com

I really enjoyed this episode. For those that dont feel like thiis was a 200th level episode: With the flashbacks, I think the producers are preserving some of the seasonal money towards the later episodes to make them larger than normal. Ending with a bang is more important than making a great 200th episode when they KNOW its the last season.

 

 

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