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  • 7.01 "Bizarro"

    "Who are you?"

    "I'm you, just a little more bizarre..."

    New episode just came on!

    Originally posted by 'CWTV.com
    Clark (Tom Welling) confronts Bizarro, the last wraith from the Phantom Zone, and the ensuing fight causes the dam to break and a torrent of water rushes towards the land.

    Lex (Michael Rosenbaum), having just been arrested for Lana's (Kristin Kreuk) murder, is submerged under water in a patrol car, but is saved by a mysterious young woman. Lois (Erica Durance) manages to pull Chloe (Allison Mack) to safety but her cousin is pronounced dead at the hospital.

    The same woman who saved Lex reappears at the Kent farm and is revealed to be Kara Kent (Laura Vandervoort) A.K.A. Supergirl, Clark's cousin from Krypton.

    Aaron Ashmore and John Glover also star. Michael Rohl directed the episode written by Brian Peterson & Kelly Souders.
    My thoughts

    Woah. Just woah. I actually liked it. Liked it a lot. It impressed me in many ways but disappointed is me as well I'll start with the bad, to get it over with.

    Is this "Zod" only replacing Lex with Clark? One of the very main things I did not like about this episode. The structure and plot is just soooo close to "Zod", the sixth season opener. I think by trying to top the last season, they got the same result cause last season rocked! I mean, they even had the same BOULDER CRUSHED in the teaser, as in the final battle in Zod Same exact one, it looks like!

    So, some general thoughts now! Starting from beginning! Well, I was pissed about the boulder thing, like said before. And Lois and Chloe! My two favorite characters back in action! Well, one at least. I really liked this connection. They're love for each other is amazing. Chloe showed her love for Lois in the finale, with the crying over her. And now, Lois starts to show her love. More will come later on, but I think this is just great!

    The special effects are just stunning! The dam breaking is marvelous! It's amazing! And the superhero moment was pretty cool, too. Smart thinking, with evaporation

    And Lionel! What the hell!? I'm intrigued! To me, that hand did not look human at all What is up?

    Also, our first glimpse at Supergirl. The "I was saved by angel" thing is pretty lame, but hey, what can you do? Oh yeah, the writers can change it

    And a quick question. Who is the guy that says he was a friend of Jor-El's? He's kind of just there and I don't like him

    Ah, Lex. Lex, Lex, Lex, Lex, Lex! I loved the scene in LuthorCorp where he turns himself in. I was really surprised at that! I would never expect Lex to turn himself in! And does this clarify that Lex killed, or tried to kill at least, Lana? He's turning himself in. Is he turning himself in for all his crimes, or did he really attempt to kill Lana?

    More Lois love! Aww! The hospital scene was so touching! I loved Lois talking about Lana when Clark thinks she's dead. And this is the part I loved! Lois shut him up! Lois turned him down so she could save her dying cousin, whom she loves dearly. This is just so touching, and I love it. Chloe and Lois are two of the main reasons I watch this show! They are amazing! And after that touching scene, what else happens, but.....well, you know I love the camera angle. It's a beautiful shot of Chloe in surgery. When that doctor said "Time of death....", I just stared at the television. And when the blanket when over her head, and it cut to commercial, my mouth was hanging out. I truly thought that Chloe was gone! I was insane!

    And here we are, with Chloe alive I'm happy. Chloe finding out about Lana.....awwwww!

    Pretty amazing scene here, I think. This was very funny stuff in the mansion. I loved not-real Clark hitting on Lois! It was hilarious!

    Well, the downside to this episode is Bizarro's weakness. Lame much? I didn't like it at all! And what the hell happened to Bizarro!? Did Clark punch him into Neverland!? I'm so frickin' confused and pissed about this!

    And, the last scene that isn't the montage. I loved it. Chloe watching that video was so sad, and reminded me of Cordelia in "You're Welcome". When Lois came in, it was still sad, but funny at the same time! I loved Lois connecting him hitting on her with the death of Lana. I loved Clark sinking in what she said, when he didn't know what she was talking about. And then my favorite line from the episode, "But if you ever touch my ass again, I will take your head with me." Pure Lois. Pure Lois.

    And then, the montage. The amazingly well done montage! I adored it! I really, really did! Chloe burning her (or Lana's) certificate of death is very, very sad! I loved Lex going, willingly, into his jail cell, as well. Then, comes the interesting part.

    Before I get there, does anyone know the song playing here?

    So, Lana Lang is alive....or is she? Is this a fake? Is this a robot? Is this a clone? So many possibilities, but I'm guessing it's the real one. That milk truck thing passing by in "Phantom" wasn't just coincidence. This was expected. And now, the real introduction to Supergirl. Let me just say, I loved it! It was cheesy, yes, but everyone loves some cheese every once and awhile! Amazing entrance!

    So, as you can see, I highly enjoyed this episode. But where it fell flat was plot. It had a very weak plot, but some great scenes, interactions, and character driven moments that made this episode not half bad. If they made Bizarro a little more interesting, this would be even better. But, overall, it was a very good opener! More than I expected from Smallville this season. Let's hope they keep it up.

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    Last edited by Cori; 28-09-07, 09:37 AM. Reason: Removed spoiler tags!

  • #2
    I don't think spoiler tags are 100% necessary. It's a discussion thread, spoilers are expected, are they not?

    Originally posted by BlasterBoy View Post
    Is this "Zod" only replacing Lex with Clark? One of the very main things I did not like about this episode. The structure and plot is just soooo close to "Zod", the sixth season opener. I think by trying to top the last season, they got the same result cause last season rocked! I mean, they even had the same BOULDER CRUSHED in the teaser, as in the final battle in Zod Same exact one, it looks like!
    ...This pissed you off, Bennyboy? Really? A BOULDER pissed you off? It was not the same boulder and I really don't think the premier had the same format. It started differently and Bizarro wasn't out to rule the world/kill the human race like Zod was. Instead, Bizarro was out for enough power to kill Clark. And they both went about their goals differently. I didn't think it shared the same format at all, personally.

    Especially since we didn't think anybody was truly DEAD back when 5.22 aired and when 6.01 started. We knew they were all safe but just in sticky situations.

    So I'll have to disagree with you on that.

    Originally posted by BlasterBoy
    The special effects are just stunning! The dam breaking is marvelous! It's amazing! And the superhero moment was pretty cool, too. Smart thinking, with evaporation

    And Lionel! What the hell!? I'm intrigued! To me, that hand did not look human at all What is up?

    Also, our first glimpse at Supergirl. The "I was saved by angel" thing is pretty lame, but hey, what can you do? Oh yeah, the writers can change it

    And a quick question. Who is the guy that says he was a friend of Jor-El's? He's kind of just there and I don't like him
    I actually thought the evaportation bit was the only cheesey part of the episode, personally. But then, right before the (AWESOME) new credits rolled, I couldn't help smiling because it was a classic Superman move.

    The hand was definitely human. But it was just gloved. I'm almost 100% sure of this.

    Again, I didn't think the Supergirl thing was cheesey. In fact, I think it was beautifully done what with the lighting, special effects, and coloring. Truly gorgeous. I was definitely in awe and loved how it all sent Lex on the path towards redemption (...again...).

    The man who says he was a friend of Jor-El's is J'onn J'onnz (sp?) or the Martian Manhunter. He was introduced last season back in "Static" and reappeared in "Labrynth" and other episodes - including the finale. They explained who he was back when he made his first REAL appearence (which was "Labrynth").

    Originally posted by BlasterBoy
    Well, the downside to this episode is Bizarro's weakness. Lame much? I didn't like it at all! And what the hell happened to Bizarro!? Did Clark punch him into Neverland!? I'm so frickin' confused and pissed about this!
    I disagree. I think it actually made a lot of sense considering how Clark even HAS his powers in the first place. If it weren't for the sun's rays, Clark wouldn't be Superman. He'd just be...human. It's his STRENGTH, whereas kryptonite is his WEAKNESS. Bizarro is Clark only reversed, thus: his strength is KRYPTONITE, whereas his strength is the SUN. It makes sense, thus, I didn't think it cheesey.

    Clark punched Bizarro with superduperuber!strength, sending him up into the sky and then the Martian Manhunter (who can fly) swooped over, grabbed Bizarro, and (I assume) sent him on a crash course towards the sun.

    Originally posted by BlasterBoy
    And then, the montage. The amazingly well done montage! I adored it! I really, really did! Chloe burning her (or Lana's) certificate of death is very, very sad! I loved Lex going, willingly, into his jail cell, as well. Then, comes the interesting part.
    She was burning her own death certificate. Which I think was like...the most powerful scene Chloe's done since when she asked Clark to burn that tracker-chip out of her shoulder in "Freak."

    Now, I absolutely LOVVVED this episode. Granted, not as much as I LOVVVVVVVED episode 6.01 "Zod" (note the number of v's). However, where 6.01 was really exciting and action-packed, 7.01 was really emotional and thought-provoking and powerful. So they both were pretty different when it comes to what was IN the episode.

    Erica Durance, Tom Welling, and Allison Mack really really really kicked ass in this episode - quite possibly because they were the only actors doing a really significant thing in the episode. I love Michael Rosenbaum but he didn't really do much except for the powerful scene in LuthorCorp when he's talking about redemption and the angel who saved him.

    I really really really enjoyed the special effects. They were quite possibly the best I've seen on Smallville in a long time. And the new credits made me squee! with joy - all because of the new, badass Lana, Chloe, and Lois clips.

    This episode was really fantastic. I just wish there weren't as many commercial breaks...Stupid CW and their excessive need to promote sponsors...Those bitches...
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Heather View Post
      ...This pissed you off, Bennyboy? Really? A BOULDER pissed you off? It was not the same boulder and I really don't think the premier had the same format. It started differently and Bizarro wasn't out to rule the world/kill the human race like Zod was. Instead, Bizarro was out for enough power to kill Clark. And they both went about their goals differently. I didn't think it shared the same format at all, personally.

      Especially since we didn't think anybody was truly DEAD back when 5.22 aired and when 6.01 started. We knew they were all safe but just in sticky situations.

      So I'll have to disagree with you on that.
      I just didn't like the whole setting there. How it looked like the same place and same things I'm weird, okay? haha!

      I actually thought the evaportation bit was the only cheesey part of the episode, personally. But then, right before the (AWESOME) new credits rolled, I couldn't help smiling because it was a classic Superman move.

      The hand was definitely human. But it was just gloved. I'm almost 100% sure of this.

      Again, I didn't think the Supergirl thing was cheesey. In fact, I think it was beautifully done what with the lighting, special effects, and coloring. Truly gorgeous. I was definitely in awe and loved how it all sent Lex on the path towards redemption (...again...).
      I just saw green, so, ya know..... Thanks for clarification

      Yes, I agree! The new credits were awesome! I loved having a scene of Lana pointing a gun in it

      About the Supergirl thing, I still thought it was cheesy. It wasn't horrible or anything, but I did not like how she was supposed to be an angel for him or something. And I don't know how they're going to do this redemption thing. Cause eventually, they're going to turn him totally dark.

      The man who says he was a friend of Jor-El's is J'onn J'onnz (sp?) or the Martian Manhunter. He was introduced last season back in "Static" and reappeared in "Labrynth" and other episodes - including the finale. They explained who he was back when he made his first REAL appearence (which was "Labrynth").
      Yes, thanks! I knew he was in "Labrynth" and "Phantom", just didn't know he was Martian Manhunter

      I disagree. I think it actually made a lot of sense considering how Clark even HAS his powers in the first place. If it weren't for the sun's rays, Clark wouldn't be Superman. He'd just be...human. It's his STRENGTH, whereas kryptonite is his WEAKNESS. Bizarro is Clark only reversed, thus: his strength is KRYPTONITE, whereas his strength is the SUN. It makes sense, thus, I didn't think it cheesey.

      Clark punched Bizarro with superduperuber!strength, sending him up into the sky and then the Martian Manhunter (who can fly) swooped over, grabbed Bizarro, and (I assume) sent him on a crash course towards the sun.
      Ugh, why am I uneducated His strength is the sun? How did I miss this!? Well, that kind of explains it. I thought this whole sun thing was completely out of nowhere Well, if not that, that was actually smart. And it makes the end scene with Clark and Chloe more meaningful.

      She was burning her own death certificate. Which I think was like...the most powerful scene Chloe's done since when she asked Clark to burn that tracker-chip out of her shoulder in "Freak."
      I totally agree! It was sooooooooo beautiful!

      Now, I absolutely LOVVVED this episode. Granted, not as much as I LOVVVVVVVED episode 6.01 "Zod" (note the number of v's). However, where 6.01 was really exciting and action-packed, 7.01 was really emotional and thought-provoking and powerful. So they both were pretty different when it comes to what was IN the episode.

      Erica Durance, Tom Welling, and Allison Mack really really really kicked ass in this episode - quite possibly because they were the only actors doing a really significant thing in the episode. I love Michael Rosenbaum but he didn't really do much except for the powerful scene in LuthorCorp when he's talking about redemption and the angel who saved him.
      I definitely agree with you. That's why I really liked this episode more than "Zod". Because Smallville doesn't usually have that amazing emotional stuff. Yes, it does sometimes, but I loved the way they did this episode with emotion. That's what really drove this episode, and I adored it.

      Agreeing about actors....again.....

      I really really really enjoyed the special effects. They were quite possibly the best I've seen on Smallville in a long time. And the new credits made me squee! with joy - all because of the new, badass Lana, Chloe, and Lois clips.

      This episode was really fantastic. I just wish there weren't as many commercial breaks...Stupid CW and their excessive need to promote sponsors...Those bitches...
      I agree with all of this!

      After understanding Bizarro more, I enjoyed this episode more. But it wasn't the best episode or anything. It's one of my favorites, but I still wish they chose a little different format, because, imo, they still set it up a lot like "Zod".

      But, amazing episode.....

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      • #4
        Whoa, um, I think you guys covered it Anywiggle, fantastic episode! Man, those scenes between Lois and Chloe remind me of why I love their relationship so much. And guh, Clark's face and reaction killed me when he realized Chloe was dead. (Even though I knew she wasn't. That's the only thought that kept me from bawling my eyes out over my hero being pronounced dead.)

        Originally posted by Heather View Post
        Erica Durance, Tom Welling, and Allison Mack really really really kicked ass in this episode - quite possibly because they were the only actors doing a really significant thing in the episode. I love Michael Rosenbaum but he didn't really do much except for the powerful scene in LuthorCorp when he's talking about redemption and the angel who saved him.
        Word. I loved Lois frantically trying to get Chloe out of there alive, and then trying to find a way to save her later. And Chloe's reaction to Lana's death actually made me cry a bit.

        As Steve Carrell would say, "No, Kelly Clarkson!" I actually hate that song (Sober), and even that didn't ruin the scene of Chloe burning her death certificate. (Stupid things like background music can totally ruin a scene for me sometimes. ) I'm always going to say that Chloe is freaking fantastic, but that's because she usually is! I mean, it's one thing finding out that she's been meteor-infected, but now that she's actually used her power. I can't even begin to imagine how she's handling that. She can't even bring herself to confide in Clark right now!

        I'm not a bit Lois/Clark fan (on Smallville, at least) but man, do I love their scenes together. They always seem to both dumb down around each other I loved her trying to comfort Clark about Lana, and his confused "Why are you squeezing me with your body?" look.

        I actually thought the evaportation bit was the only cheesey part of the episode, personally. But then, right before the (AWESOME) new credits rolled, I couldn't help smiling because it was a classic Superman move.
        My main thought when I saw that scene was "Oh my god! SAVE THE DOGGIE!" But even if it was cheesy, it was kind of cool, no?

        Again, I didn't think the Supergirl thing was cheesey. In fact, I think it was beautifully done what with the lighting, special effects, and coloring. Truly gorgeous. I was definitely in awe and loved how it all sent Lex on the path towards redemption (...again...).
        No, I didn't think that was cheesy either. It was actually a really pretty scene. And it definitely wasn't cheesy compared to many other SV scenes. What I did find a bit corny was that scene of her standing up there and flying off into the night sky. But I like the pretty lights and flying, so no harm done

        About the Supergirl thing, I still thought it was cheesy. It wasn't horrible or anything, but I did not like how she was supposed to be an angel for him or something. And I don't know how they're going to do this redemption thing. Cause eventually, they're going to turn him totally dark.
        Well, just because he's decided to take the redemption road, there's no reason why he can't turn back I mean, we've seen him try to do the good guy thing plenty of times before right? This is on a way bigger scale, but I see that as the relapse into being the dark, bad guy would be waaaay bigger than ever...if that makes sense.


        Did they give Lana strutting music? Please tell me they gave her strutting music. And that she's a spy now. For the first time ever, I can say I'm looking forward to seeing how Lana's story plays out this season. If Lana last season (when I was hoping she'd actually be a baddie) is any little indication of the darker Lana we're being promised, I really can't wait. I still don't have to like the girl, but at least her story's interesting now
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        • #5
          Ok, so did anybody else squeal when Aaron Ashmore was in the credits? I was so hyped that Jimmy is going to be a regular

          And I have to do a dance because I was so right...Lana totally faked her own death, and good for her! I can't wait to see how she pops back into the Smallville world...

          Hmmm....so what do ya think is up with Chloe's powers? Is it that she has the ability to swap places with someone through her tears? It just doesn't make sense...Is it motivated by grief? or love? I can't wait to see how that plays out this season.

          Poor Chloe! Can you even imagine waking up in a morgue with a frickin toe-tag on your foot?!? Gah! Major claustrophobic wiggins going on here at the moment!

          I actually thought the way they handled getting rid of bizarro was spot on. Like Heather said, he's the opposite of Clark, so the sun would be his downfall.

          Michael Rosenbaum turned in an excellent performance in the Luthor Corp office scene. At first mumbling about the 'angel' and then serious grieving for Lana...I love when actors can accomplish the very full of tears eyes without spilling them over...such control!

          Ok, so who was Lex's assistant? I kinda liked her...I hope she'll be playing a role this year. Maybe they'll name her Miss Tessbacher

          Good eppy....I give it a 9/10

          Bring on next Thursday, all ready
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          • #6
            First off, I love the new credits! It's so damn cool that Michael Rosenbaum is now second in the credits (it was about time!) and that Allison Mack is fourth and especially that she is before Erica Durance. I'm beyond pleased for my two favourite characters (Lex and Chloe) / my favourite actors (MR and AM) on the show!

            Contrary to most people here, this episode did not really blow me away. It wasn't terrible but it left me kinda cold. I too immediately thought of "Zod" while watching this episode, but whereas "Zod" was exciting, thrilling and just an awesome episode from start to finish, I did not get the same level of excitement about "Bizarro". Also, I already knew that KK and AM would be back this season so no shocks or surprises there.

            Furthermore, there were quite a few things that bugged me, most importantly the way Lex was saved by Supergirl. I'm sorry but I thought that was just beyond cheesy. It actually made me laugh out aloud the first time I watched the scene. This whole floating like an angel thing was way too over the top for my taste.

            Otherwise, the special effects in this episode were really good though. I liked the scene where Clark stopped the water with his heat vision and turned it into steam, even if that steam did look a bit cheesy.

            Originally posted by LRae12 View Post
            Michael Rosenbaum turned in an excellent performance in the Luthor Corp office scene. At first mumbling about the 'angel' and then serious grieving for Lana...I love when actors can accomplish the very full of tears eyes without spilling them over...such control!
            I couldn't agree more! Once again MR's performance blew me away. I like seeing Lex on a path of redemption, even though we all know it's not gonna last.

            Other things I liked include:

            Bizarro Clark making a move on Lois, that was funny!

            Chloe's line "This guy can fly? Clark, you really gotta get on that one."

            Best line of the episode for me!

            My favourite part of the entire episode was once again the Clark/Chloe friendship scenes, especially the last one in the Kent house. Those scenes always manage to move me like no other scenes on Smallville.

            As a strong Lana hater, I really disliked the ending. Of course it would have been way too easy to finally let her die. / sigh No, the creators had to bring her back so that they could continue their unhealthy obsession with Lana Lang. I don't care if it's not really Lana, if it may be a clone or robot or whatever, the fact that she is still on the show just pisses me off. And can I just ask, what was up with that horrible blonde wig? Not much of a disguise really, especially in a country where almost the entire population has black hair. Way to blend in, Lana!

            And of course we got another Clana barn scene, even if they were not in the scene together. It is really incredible, even if Clark and Lana are not in the same country, they still manage to have these sappy barn scenes!

            So not the best season opener IMO and definitely no "Zod" but there was some good stuff in it.

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            • #7
              Cori - when Lana came back, the thought uppermost in my mind was: "You think I don't watch your movies? You always come back". Yes, it's Draculana (which I hope won't make Lex her spidereating buttmonkey this season yet again).

              Loved the Lex/Bizarro scene. Bizarro is silly, as villains go - I remember reading some hilarious comics about him as a kid - but fun, with his low "evil" voice and his cracky face. Making someone who looks like Clark hit on women is always hilarious from a subtext perspective. And Bizarro worked the Clex there for a moment (telling Lex that teaming up with Clark was what he'd always wanted, and giving him a good eyefcking while he was at it).

              Reformed!Lex....how many times have we seen this poor character dragged from good to evil and back again on flimsy pretexts? I'm glad to see Supergirl back though.

              Very funny when Chloe had a go at Clark for not being able to fly yet. Slowpoke.

              Clark was particularly poorly acted in this ep. In analogy with a fight, some people telegraph their punches. This actor telegraphs when he's going to make an expression...you can see it coming, but it takes him a while to actually make it happen, as if the cogs of his brain are all jammed up but whirring away as hard as they can manage.

              Ressurected Chloe...loved the toe tag moment.

              This did feel very like Zod, only substituting Clark for Lex. Still enjoyed it. Smallville, even when it's very ropey, always gives pleasure. Want more Supergirl now!


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              • #8
                I completely loved this episode. The only thing obviously that I didn't love was Lana/Clark at the end. They bore me to tears and drive me crazy. Plus, I'm a Clois fan. Tom and Erica have a ton of chemistry to me, so I live for them. *smiles*

                I thought the episode was fantastic. Tom did a great job, the story was great. I loved that Bizarro grabbed Lois's butt and she turned around and slapped him. OMG. I was laughing my head off. I will always love Lex despite his mistakes so watching him is always a treat. Okay, blonde wig in China? Hello, wanna draw attention to yourself Lana, what are you thinking?

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                • #9
                  Huh. I must be alone in this. I thought it was okay. Supergirl made me cringe. Bizarro guy was just... well bizarro. And Lana's wig? Oh-please. So you guys think Lex is on a path of redemption? I didn't get that 'feel'. Eh. I dunno. My heart just wasn't into this episode. I don't know why.
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                  • #10
                    Well I actually LOVED this epsiode it was one of my favorite. I'm actually happy that Chloe has a gift but one that can hurt her. I was like awww when the doctor told Clark Chloe was dead and he went all crazy, that was cute. I'm very pissed that Lana came back she makes me mad I wish she was really dead! Her and Clark storyline love thing is getting SOOOOO old. I kinda want to see Clark and Chloe for a awhile to se what it would be like. Then he goes to the GREAT Lois, who is my favorite character. Ummm I'm a fan of supergirl. I like that she's joining the cast. I dont know why the audiance gets mad when something like this happens in Smallville series. The writers have to fallow the comic book. But I like supergirl and I think Laura Vandervoort is very pretty.
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                    • #11
                      Y'know, that was...not bad. Smallville premieres always tend to skew a little higher on the quality scale, especially considering the crap that preceded it (every episode following Labyrinth besides Noir and especially Promise).

                      Yay for new credits! Finally MR gets second billing (and AM gets ahead of ED).

                      Tom did a very good job as Bizarro, I loved the small touches, like the deeper voice. Granted, once they had Bizarro stand in that incredibly fake looking sunbeam, I knew that that was his weakness. The special effects were great this time around; the evaporation of the water was very, very cool. Also cool was Lex's rescue - I love it from a cinematic perspective what with the blue lighting and the sunlight streaming in (I'm willing to ignore the blatant color symbolism).

                      Erica did surprisingly well, I think - maybe she's learning or maybe they've stopped putting her into ridiculous scenarios.

                      Loved the Chloe/Clark scenes; they have a crap load of chemistry.

                      Supergirl...didn't bother me. Much like other new characters, I'm willing to hold judgment until their first major episode (which for her, should be Thursday).

                      Oh wait, there was something about someone being in Shanghai trying to disguise themselves with a fake-ass blonde wig? And a ham-fisted loft scene? Must have forgotten about that.
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                      • #12
                        Finally caught this on Youtube, just in time for tomorrow when I don't gotta work and can see the episode!

                        I liked it, I mean I know I jumped into the Smallville train a bit late (waits for Heather to throw things at me... since everytime I get into one of her shows it gets canned [alias, charmed...]) but I saw a majority of last season so coming into this season I won't be too lost.

                        So back to the episode, I was kind of angry at the lack of dead main characters that were promised last season, but oh well. Lovin' the new credits, though they seem bare with out Martha at the end... But I am glad Allison Mack is ahead of a few people that seemed to push her aside last season. Cool to see Jimmy and a bit surprised to see Kara, I thought she was just a recurring character, but cool either way.

                        The special effects were very top notch, the underwater stuff looked cool, though Kara appearing reminded me SO much of Patty Halliwell saving Piper in the Charmed season five premier... I just couldn't get over that.

                        The story was good, the fighting was great. But my favorite stuff with with Chloe and Clark, great stuff. She is a good actor, and her being back to life scene was great. Lois was also good, though not a fan of her personally...

                        Who took Mr. Luther? I think I missed something... Cause he is just shown being taking away... I think it was Grundy... cause yeah... it looked like Grundy's leg...

                        Um, was sad at the end when Lana poped up... I was so hoping to not see her again... And really if she wanted to blend in she didn't need the wig, it made her STAND out... v.v oh well, at least she didn't speak, which was an upside.

                        Supergirl at the end, the braclet erks me, cause it was too Wonder Woman, but I really can't wait to see how it goes. She looks like she'll bring something new in, and that should be alot of fun, as long as it doesn't become Dawn-Supergirl...

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                        • #13
                          And really if she wanted to blend in she didn't need the wig, it made her STAND out... v.v oh well, at least she didn't speak, which was an upside.
                          Thank you! KK is part-Chinese, anyways, so she could pass relatively easily without that hooker wig. Maybe she thought that since she was married to a multibillionare, that she might receive international recognition, which...not really.

                          Overall, I'd say it's a solid B-minus (and would've been a solid B-plus were it not for the squirrel).
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Cori View Post
                            As a strong Lana hater, I really disliked the ending. Of course it would have been way too easy to finally let her die. / sigh No, the creators had to bring her back so that they could continue their unhealthy obsession with Lana Lang. I don't care if it's not really Lana, if it may be a clone or robot or whatever, the fact that she is still on the show just pisses me off. And can I just ask, what was up with that horrible blonde wig? Not much of a disguise really, especially in a country where almost the entire population has black hair. Way to blend in, Lana!
                            I take what they give me and try to make the best of it...I hate so much about the things that they choose to have Lana be (like the center of attention...) But I mean, I knew Smallville wouldn't love me SO much that they'd just kill her off, so at least that scene gave me a good laugh at her expense
                            And I am serious when I say that I'm looking forward to her, if not just out of wishful thinking. Even last season, she was a little bit more interesting when I thought she'd actually be a little badass. I'm never going to like her, but if I'm stuck with her, I could hope she'd be a little more bearable at least.

                            Originally posted by Wolfie Gilmore View Post
                            Loved the Lex/Bizarro scene. Bizarro is silly, as villains go - I remember reading some hilarious comics about him as a kid - but fun, with his low "evil" voice and his cracky face. Making someone who looks like Clark hit on women is always hilarious from a subtext perspective. And Bizarro worked the Clex there for a moment (telling Lex that teaming up with Clark was what he'd always wanted, and giving him a good eyefcking while he was at it).
                            I always get nostalgic when they give us a little hint of Clexiness.
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                            • #15
                              I am so late, but I so loved this episode. This has to have been my favorite Season Opener of Smallville. I loved all the cinematic imagery. Lex's water scene in particular as he's drowning and slowly moves to the side out of the camera's view. Then Kara's arrival like some type of alien sea creature, I'm thinking the Abyss here. Very gorgeous.

                              And I loved the Bizzaro and Clark face off in the end with Clark bleeding and moving into the sun to be healed. While Bizzaro is not smart enough to figure what is going on until long past Clark has knocked him into the light and Martian Manhunter zips him away towards the sun. Such a cool ending even if it was the obvious way for the battle to end. And I enjoyed the Clarkson song at the end (I've never heard it before) the music was quite appropriate. I loved Lex looking at a photo of Lana (even though I was wondering why it looked like he had a high school photographer take it rather than some prestigious photographer). And I guess I'm a sucker, but the Lana and Clark looking up at the same sky kinda tugged my heart. The final part with Kara looking so alone and then zipping off in true Supergirl fashion was simply awesome and reminiscent of my childhood.

                              And all the Chloe death/morgue sequence was amazing. I loved when she woke up in the darkness and was trying to escape. And when Clark took that toe tag off her big toe. I think my heart melted into a puddle on the floor.

                              And even though I knew Lana wasn't dead, it was still very emotional seeing Clark hold that info back from Lois and then later when Chloe sees the death certificate. I don't know how I've managed to get so sucked into this show.

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