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ponyboy76 3/15/2009 1:53:38 PM

I`m sorry but you gave TCC a C- and this a B? Come on!! Come on!! I like Smallville, I do, but there was nothing in this episode that I hadn't seen in other eps during these passed 8 seasons. You are right about Durance and Welling. There Lois and Clark routine is great and I am hoping that since the writers have strayed so far away from the mythos they may as well get those two together. I`m thinking though that if the CW hadn't renewed them for another season, that ending might have been a little different.
I think the one thing about this episode that grinds my gears the most is the fact that Clark uses the stupid ring and instead of puting in the Fortress or hiding it somewhere he destroys it. He destroys anything and everything he feels might be too dangerous or that he uses once. I mean come on. In the comics that what the fortress is for. It is full of shit that he doesn`t want falling into the wrong hands.

Oh and Tori Spelling was horrible. I`m glad Doomsday took her out. They need to bring back Maxima. She was hot.

NotAFan 3/15/2009 2:51:11 PM

I never watched this show and never will watch this show. Once I read all those years ago, what they had planned to make this show where he nevers actually becomes Superboy or even Superman. Without that he is essentially is just another guy with Super powers. Great he is wearing a red jacket and blue shirt. NOT-THE-SAME-THING! Screw this Buffy The Vampire Slayer rip-off crap! I heard it took like 15 seasons for Lex Luthor to turn evil (utterly ridiculous) and that was mostly because he was leaving the cast anyway.  They might as well throw in a giant spider into the mix while they're at it. They can call it a Thanagarian Star Beast! I spit on this show! *Patooie*

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If you are "NotAFan" of this show, why even take the time to comment about it? Why even click on the link to go into this article? You should be passing it up?

This show is far from a Buffy The Vampire Slayer rip off. There are no comparison's between this show and Buffy. They may be both considered fantasy, but that's where the comparison's end. Besides, while I am a fan of both Smallville and Buffy, Buffy was a much better series because the writing was way better. Although, kudos to the head writers this season for making this season of Smallville one of the best overall. The only arc I have been disappointed with this season was during Lana's return. To me, this episode picked up right where Legion left off and all that crap with Lana in between never happened.

AS far as the two deaths that are gonna happen at season's end? My bets are on Tess, and unfortunately, perhaps fortunately, Chloe. I think her character has run her course on Smallville. Once she dies, then Clark will take the necessary steps in Season 9, the final season, to work on his Superman identity and end the series on a high note. He should start flying by the end of this season, but looks like that may not happen. When it does, I'm willing to bet the name of that episode will be "Flight".

lordheinrich 3/15/2009 6:06:58 PM

I'm thinking the 2 deaths in the finale will be Clark and Doomsday, with them finding a way to bring back Clark for Season 9.

jedi4sshield 3/15/2009 10:26:02 PM

What can I tell you? Clark doesnt wear glasses. He isnt really playing the Metropolis Kent that we all grew up with. So when the time comes to be Superman. "Hey everybody Superman looks awefully alot like, hmmm Clark Kent. Hahahahah thought you could fool us huh Kent? Yeah its sad that people didnt know Kent from Superman even with a small thing as a pair of glasses but hey atleast he had them. This Kent doesnt even have that. Remember that alternate universe where Kent, for one breif moment had glasses? that was okay in my book. Why that didnt stick, who knows?

Slap on the fact that he still doesnt know how to fly! I would have to agree with what Lightning Lad had said. This wasnt the Superman he knew, despites Cosmic Boys covering for Clarks aaa..... handicap. Sigh.

As for stopping Linda Lake It's too bad that Clark isnt all that aggressive cause he could have vaporized that chick into steam very little effort. hahahahahaha.....Sigh. Oh well nothing new here! Just when you think they might be making progress in the series sometimes its just easier to turn back the clock. In this episode I guess they kinda had to do that. Kinda weird though how quickly Clark was implied with Lex's death, over the head on that one. Ah well I'll keep watching till Doomsday comes, see how that turns out. Maybe by then he could fly but I wont be holding my breath.

JBBUC 3/16/2009 11:38:05 AM

I hate to be negative in a third straight review comment, but I can't help but express my frustration with this ep. I said in a comment on the preview article for this ep that I couldn't wait to see what giant magic-rub eraser they break-out to undo all this. For all the implications of how this could help the development of the character, to me, it all just seemed predictable. Clark has undergone countless life changing events that should be pushing his dullard butt forward. Yet he is basically the same naive, thick-headed, burst-through-the-door-hurling-uninformed-accusations, mildly charming douche-bag that he's been from the beginning.


He's not a likable character. We like him because we know who he is supposed to be and we WANT to like him.


Anyway, back to this ep. Most of the drama in this one felt forced and the solution, to me, wasn't even really necessary. The heavy handed, overplayed melodrama of the Government reaction to Linda Lake’s press conference was implausible at best. There were a dozen ways to keep the cat out of the bag and still get the feds off of his back and hot on the heels of Liquid Chick. She was, after all, a killer and a mutant. How was undoing everything “The only way”? It was THE ONLY WAY for the writers to keep the story from moving forward, if you ask me.


Anyone who reads my posts on this site probably would get the feeling that I am not really a SciFi fan. My feelings have not been very positive lately. Maybe I need to lower my standards. Maybe I would, if there wasn’t those shows like BSG, Lost, Heroes, Buffy, and yes even some occasional episodes of Smallville that show me what this genre is capable of when everyone puts in a good effort and has a clear vision of what they want to do. I know that it’s possible for these shows to be great if they would just set some priorities and move forward with purpose.


But if they haven’t done that by the 8th season, there is little chance they ever will.
 

SgtTechCom 3/17/2009 6:40:35 AM

Smallville and TTSCC two best shows on tv right now period. Sorry if you feel differently. Just my opinion. Why? Cause i love the stories. I don't need to watch something that has already been shown on the big screen. I like something a lil different but that keeps with the whole myth.

These two shows both do it.   Clark Will Fly... How else is he going to get out of that plane with Tess next episode? haha

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