Smallville: Forsaken

Lionel: "She's not a child. She's a failed experiment and a colossal liability."

And here we go with a second recycled plot in a row, with the emphasis on two of my least favorite things: (1) meteor freaks obsessed with Lana Lang, and (2) Clark/Lana relationship angst.

Emily Dinsmore was back, grown-up, walking through walls, and still homicidal. And ready to single-white-female Lana in a big way. I think they deliberately made her up to look like the girl in The Ring. The actress was very good, and the big glass room she had Lana in was visually striking. And good for Lana, for fighting back so hard.

Pete kept Clark's secret, even when it could have been his life. Now, that's a friend. (And Lex saved Pete's life. How about that?) This particular subplot was intended to show us that Clark can't tell Lana because he'd be putting her in danger. Except she seems to be in danger all the time. If he told her, then she could maybe carry a beeper or something. But forget that, because I now officially want Lana to be with Lex. And weren't they pretty cozy in front of the fire with the first class plane tickets and all?

Lex finally brought down his father, with Chloe's help. Chloe was ready to testify against Lionel, and as Lex said, that's not a safe place to be. Even though Lionel was starting to look ill, he was still pretty scary.

Bits and pieces:

— Since the guy is now dead, I'm guessing the Talon isn't going to become "Burrito Ole."

— Lionel's parents had names starting with L, of course. Laughlin and Liza.

— Pete called Lex "Uncle Fester." :)

— Emily tossed Lana across a room, one point. Clark broke the glass, another point.

Pete: "I'm going to say this one, and then it falls into the none of my business category. The whole yo-yo thing with you and Lana: it's gotta stop."
And so say all of us. Well, at the very least, me.

Two 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.

3 comments:

ChrisB said...

And so say all of us. Well, at the very least, me.

I couldn't agree with you more. So, another ho hum episode that basically sends Lana off to Paris (adieu!) no wiser than before and Pete off to Wichita, no happier than before. I completely understand Pete's wanting to get away. It can't be easy to be the only one in the know.

Lex and Lana in front of the fire. I'm telling you, we've never seen anything that hot (pun intended) from Clark. Maybe Paris will open her eyes.

Lex and Chloe as a team are interesting as well. I like the way she goes toe to toe with him -- I think one of the reasons Lex respects her as much as he does.

Tyler said...

I've been reading your reviews lately and just wondering about something.

You keep saying you want lana\lex to have a relationship, but you do know lex is like almost 30 here and lana is like 15 right?

J.D. Balthazar said...

Tyler,

The show established that Lex is six years older than Clark/Lana/Pete. While at this point in the series Lana is only 16/17 years old he isn't that much older than her (early twenties).

To clarify, in the 1989 meteor shower Lana is 3 years old, and Lex is 9.