Smallville: Static

Lex: "I'll always be here for you. Always."

Another really good episode that was focused on characters other than Clark. (That's a coincidence, right? I sort of miss the focus on Clark.)

I thought it highly symbolic of their lack of honesty with each other that Lex told Lana he'd never leave her, and promptly vanished into an alternate universe Twilight Zone. And that Lana was only able to tell Lex the truth when she couldn't see or touch him. That scene where Lana was sobbing while she told the invisible Lex that she loved him and was having his baby was very effective. Kristin Kreuk has seriously improved. Or she just has better acting chemistry with Michael Rosenbaum than with Tom Welling. Or both.

Lex truly does love Lana, but he can't change his own nature. And now they're engaged. This will not end well. But omigod, I am loving it.

The B plot with Clark and the bone-eating Zoner was... well, it was a B plot. At least it was resolved pretty quickly before there were too many compact coolers full of boneless corpses. (And bleah.) When Dan saw the Oreo cookie, he woo-hooed out loud. I did comics when I was a teenager, but I never read the Justice League; I had no idea who Martian Manhunter was. He sounds cool.

Jimmy "The Infuriator" Olsen managed to save Lex and Lana with his very own Ghostbusters equipment. Jimmy is proving himself to be nearly worthy of our Chloe, isn't he? I wasn't on board at first, but they're very cute together.

Jimmy called Lionel "Devious Daddy Warbucks." What's up with Lionel? I knew right away that he had to be behind the clean-up of 33.1, but he's been on the side of the angels for awhile. What are Lionel's true motives for getting involved in Lex's meteor freak experiments?

Bits and pieces:

— The only Justice League members we haven't seen yet are Batman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern. The Ian Somerhalder character they brought in awhile back would have been Bruce Wayne, but they didn't get the rights; there's a Wonder Woman movie in pre-production, so that's doubtful, too. I hope they bring Flash back. He was my favorite. And he's not on Veronica Mars any more.

— The special effects for the frequency shift looked like the effects in Altered States. I haven't seen that movie in years. Maybe it's time to rent it.

— Lana was in bed wearing full makeup. Sweetie, that's bad for your complexion.

— Bad Phantom Zone bone-eater threw Clark into a storage container; one point.

Chloe: "You don't know the Luthors like I do."
Lana: "You don't know Lex like I do."
Chloe was right. Poor, deluded, pregnant Lana. Lex will always lie to her.

Another good one. Three out of four 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:

Greg Quinnell said...

The Bone-Eating Zoner was played by former WWE star Dave Batista.