Smallville: Toxic

Lois: "Whoah. Who's he been partying with? Motley Crue?"

This was a surprisingly effective combination backstory for both Oliver and Tess. I liked it more than I thought I would. Probably because I do like Oliver.

We always knew that at some point, Oliver decided to actively fight for justice instead of just enjoying his birthright of wealth and privilege. And now we know why. The surprise was that Tess was also changed by her experiences on the desert island, and she didn't go in quite the same direction. I have no reason to believe that the goodness and sensitivity she showed on the island wasn't genuine; she was still wearing her best friend's bracelet in the present day. But she also killed with a pleasure that appeared just as genuine. Was it just her friend's death that did it? Did the fact that she and Oliver were once lovers have anything to do with her turn to the dark side?

The point of Oliver's story was that Clark has yet to experience his "island" moment. What cataclysmic event will finally turn Clark into Superman? Yes, I know who Davis Bloom is going to be; Dan reads comics. Will Davis be the one to finally do it?

I continue to wait for any developments whatsoever in the Lois and Clark romance. Instead, we had Lois shedding tears for Oliver. Come on, Smallville writers. Season eight is almost certainly going to be the end. Get on the ball, people. We've waited long enough.

Bits:

— Chloe was all about her superpowers here. She looked pretty cool in that sexy dress, too. And there was more about her not being ready to marry Jimmy. As well as, interestingly enough, no sign of Jimmy.

— Oliver now knows that Lionel Luthor killed his parents. And that Clark knew about it. I can't imagine that this will change anything, since Lionel is, unfortunately, dead. Will it drive a wedge between Oliver and Clark?

— Tess's license plate said, "NOMERCY." Yes, we get it.

Three 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:

Andrew Wonders said...

"Season eight is almost certainly going to be the end." Ahhh but... no. (2017 Retrospective)