Smallville: Cure

Curtis Knox: "Your powers might be far beyond those of mortal men, but you've met your match."

It's always nice to have another Superman as a guest star, and Dean Cain did a great, scary job. Well, "fatal games of Operation" without anesthetic performed by Jack the Ripper are certainly scary. Dan thought they were going for an immortal Mr. Freeze because of the coma thing with his wife. CK. Little obvious in-joke there. They left room for him to return, too.

And Martian Manhunter was back, and not getting along with Kara. The big super scene in the kitchen was a hoot, and Lana's reaction to it was even funnier. Lana, in fact, was again more interesting than I expected. Making blueberry pancakes and arranging flowers was just a clever front, because she's (*gasp*) doing surveillance on Lex. Kara had a point. What's keeping Clark and Lana apart now? Other than the fact that she's lying to him and he probably knows it? I think I just answered my own question.

As soon as Chloe asked Sasha about the operation, I knew Chloe would go for it and I started worrying that she would lose all her memories of Clark. Forget about forgetting Jimmy; Chloe really loves Clark, anyway. And Clark looked hurt and disappointed when he said to Chloe, "You're going to forget me." Maybe he does care. Anyway, way past time that Chloe broke up with Jimmy; it was over the minute he expressed his prejudice toward meteor freaks. (That background music during the break-up scene was really loud and obtrusive. What was up with that?)

The interesting thing was that Chloe has meteor rock in her heart, which was why Knox wanted it for his wife. And there were yet more references to Clark living forever, and watching all his loved ones die. What were they implying? Is Chloe immortal?

Bits and pieces:

— There was a lot of fun stuff in this episode, but I think my favorite was Lex, still trying to "do good," firing six shots point blank at Knox. And Clark carrying Lex off in his arms.

— Sasha the bee freak. Dan and I both thought she was dead already, but my memory of season one is pretty dim. No matter; she's certainly dead now.

— Lionel is still missing. No Lois, either.

— Did Clark steal that maple syrup? He certainly brought it back too fast to pay for it. Maybe he borrowed it from Ben Hubbard.

— Sprint product placement.

— High def is amazing. Half the cast had breakouts.

— Martian Manhunter makes bad guys disappear. That's interesting and mysterious. I have a little list, they never will be missed. I think this was the first time we actually heard the name "Martian Manhunter."

— Kara's father Zor-El tried to assassinate Jor-El. Sounds like the Luthors.

-- Dean Cain closed the episode with a promo for christopherreeve.org, with a Superman tag around his neck. How lovely. I used to watch Lois & Clark, and he still looks like Superman to me. (I wonder if he and Tom Welling talked about the Superman curse?)

— This review may lack some salient fact; my cable went out twice during the episode.

Quotes:

Chloe: "Back off. You or any of your swarm try to sting me and I'll go Black Flag on you."

Lana: "Let me guess. You're from Krypton as well?"
Clark: "Mars, actually."

Clark: "Sorry about the clash of the titans this morning."

Clark said to Knox, "You and I are more alike than you think." :)

Three stars,

Billie
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Billie Doux had a love-hate relationship with Smallville, which is why some of her reviews are briefer than they should be.

1 comment:

ChrisB said...

I, too, was a big Lois and Clark fan, so it was fun to see Dean Cain back in a show about Superman.

The Chloe storyline is going to prove interesting. And, maybe (just, maybe) so will Lana's.

Not sure about Clark and Chloe. I love them as friends and, if they get together, they will have to break up at some point as we know he ends up with Lois. I think I would just hate that.