Smallville: Resurrection

Clark: "I always thought of my dad as a man of steel. Guess I was wrong."

Clark's fear that he would lose his father was echoed in orphaned Garret losing his brother Vince. Except Vince wasn't dead. He was undead, like Adam, thanks to the evil Dr. Tang. (Like Dr. Mengele. Okay, Dr. Tangele.)

I'm sorry, but this plot just felt too contrived. Garret, who seemed like a perfectly nice kid, ended up pulling a John Q (but without the depth or character development), blackmailing the hospital with K-laced explosives. He forced the doctor to give his brother an injection of the medicine that Clark found, and the doctor didn't even bring up dosage.

And when it wasn't too contrived, it was hokey. I do love Clark's exceptionally positive relationship with his parents, though, and it's hard to avoid hoke in a situation like this one.

For me, the best part of the episode was Lex stopping by the Talon when Lana was cleaning out Adam's now empty apartment. I could swear that Lex was about to kiss Lana. There were romantic vibes going on there, at least coming from his direction. I'm not imagining it, after all.

Bits and pieces:

— One thing I found very interesting was that the resurrection serum was made from Clark's blood, which was consistent with Jordan's vision of Clark as immortal in "Hereafter." But if I remember correctly, Lionel didn't get all that much of Clark's blood, did he? I know nothing about medicine, though, so never mind.

— In the teaser, Garret got a drink with a big red S on it out of the soda machine.

— Jonathan had his triple bypass almost instantly after diagnosis. No one can schedule surgery that fast.

— Clark: "I know it sounds crazy, but I think that Lionel Luthor has found a way to use my blood to bring people back to life." Well, yeah, it does sound crazy.

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.

1 comment:

ChrisB said...

Agree that this was a relatively weak episode, but like you, I am enjoying the Lex/Lana vibes. A much more interesting pairing than Clark/Lana.