Smallville: Identity

Clark: "But it is me. People will know I'm out there."
Chloe: "Why is that such a bad thing?"

I'm feeling better about season eight. After a rocky start, they're making some more serious moves into Christopher Reeve movie territory, and it's fun to see.

Like Jimmy's headline "faster than a speeding bullet" with the photo of the red and blue blur, Lois' determination to land the first interview with the "superdude," Clark realizing he needs a secret identity... we even saw the big red cape. Okay, Oliver got to wear it first, but still. They even had an American flag in front of him, fluttering in the breeze.

Now that we're finally arriving, I'm wondering how much they're going to change the traditional Superman myth? Lois and Jimmy already know Clark extremely well without the traditional lame glasses and nerd disguise. I honestly don't see how they could miss Superman being Clark. Especially since Lois has now decided that she's interested in Clark. That dress-zipping scene, with Clark trying to zip Lois's dress without actually touching her, was very cute. And she did it to him on purpose. She wants Clark. Not the big blue guy, but Clark. Huh.

In the "uh oh" department, did Chloe just kill "Sebastian King," the newest member of Tess' Injustice League? That doesn't seem like the Chloe we know. Even to protect Clark.

Bits and quotes:

— Oliver was on an emotional vacation from superhero-ness, after learning Lionel killed his parents. But now he's back.

— Lois: "I don't do too well with fortune-tellers. The last one I went to see told me I was destined to fall for a guy who flies a lot and likes to wear tights. So I'm just waiting for my cross-dressing pilot to make a landing."

I'd say this was a three,

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:

Anonymous said...

Well, DC did a alternate reality where Clark gets amnesia and forgets his superman persona and just acts like his usual self. He leaves behind the awkward little nerd disguise and acts more extroverted. Than he and Lois start dating, regardless of super hero tendencies. Smallville's defiantly heading down this story line. I kind of prefer this version.