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Smallville: Kinetic

Lex: "Clark, you can't save the world. All you'll end up with is a messiah complex and a lot of enemies."

Interesting concept, faulty execution.

A few local ex-jocks got hopped up on K (via tattoos, which was new and interesting), and carried out heists by walking through walls. The chronically boring Whitney became slightly more interesting after the loss of scholarship pushed him into getting involved with them, at least until he realized what they were up to. I had the same problem with this one that I always have with this kind of plot. If they can punch through things, how can they also carry things? If there are no rules, it's hard to swallow plots like this one.

Mild-mannered student reporter Clark Kent took up the Torch :) and investigated the attack on Chloe. While Chloe, languishing in her hospital bed, was still the one to figure out that the K tattoos were speeding up the ex-jocks' metabolism.

Lex bought the Talon/flower shop from Nell in order to turn it into a parking garage. Surprisingly, Lana came up with a viable proposal to turn it into a coffee shop, and Lex agreed to it. Lex said, "I think this could be the start of a very interesting partnership." Hmm.

Bits and pieces:

— Clark saved Lex's life. Lex saved it right back.

— Whitney is either getting itchy feet, or the writers are preparing to write him out.

— Another purple shirt for Lex. It's a good color for him.

— Chloe was thrown out a window at the Luthor mansion. And there was another car crash, sort of: a crunched car crunched the bad guy. Greatest "hits" for this episode: 2

Two out of four stars,

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


  1. Wade was played by Kavan Smith, our current Deputy Andy on Eureka. Dude's awesome. 'nuff said. Is anyone else amazed by the people who keep showing up like this? Or is it just me? :)

  2. Hey, Greg: As a matter of fact, in my review of the series finale, I compiled a list of guest stars. I didn't get everyone, of course.

  3. I know. I've read through all the Smallville reviews like five times already. :) Hence noting ones that haven't been noted yet. :)

  4. Well, you asked. :) I'm glad you've enjoyed my Smallville reviews, Greg. I know they're not as extensive as some I've written for other shows, and I even got some flak about that.

  5. Ahhh, well. I'm not a hard man to please, heh. Probably why I could never be a critic. I enjoy almost anything I see. One exception being Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. Good GOD that movie was horrible.

  6. Apologies if I offended with that comment, Billie. I mean... I DO enjoy some things more the others, heh. :) Kinda sad, being an aspiring actor, that I can't be all that critical, though, aye?

  7. Glad to hear it. :) Gah.... really hope none of the discs or the final four seasons got scratched or messed up, cause those are the seasons I haven't seen much of yet. Gonna be a bit miffed if I miss an episode from one of those seasons...

  8. Oh, before I forget, Billie? Haaaaappy New Year. :) I plan on making this year my bitch, hehe.

  9. Not one of my favourites, but you caught the line of the show. The Lex/Lana relationship always fascinated me. A real push-me/pull-me right from the start.


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