Smallville: Disciple

Chloe: "Think like the CIA, with arrows and plaid skirts."

So we had an episode theme and everything: heroes and their dark sides.

With Oliver, we got a bit of cool bad guy stuff from his past, with a scarred up dark archer and a secret society and a great big (and unsurprising) revelation that Oliver isn't going to go dark side, after all. Even though I never believed they'd die, I was creeped out by Lois and Chloe getting shot with arrows. I thought for a moment that Mia had been introduced in "Crossfire" just so that she could become toast in this episode, but no. I'm not sure how I feel about Mia yet, but I'm fine with her sticking around for awhile.

Zod is, of course, the extreme dark side of Clark's Kryptonian heritage. Just like the dark archer, Zod was moving in on Clark's loved one; Zod flirting with Lois in the hospital rather creeped me out, too.

And then there's Chloe. I've always liked Chloe; she's sort of the Willow of Smallville. She has become so dark this season; even her voice has gotten lower, signifying a possible descent into evil. Clark helpfully pointed out to the audience how removed from real life Chloe has gotten in her Watchtower, and she's definitely crossed the line lately manipulating her friends via remote control. Is Chloe turning into Smallville's version of Dark Willow? I never thought they'd go there, but it sure feels that way.

Loved the very tall, cool-looking Celtic maze. (For a moment, I thought Oliver and his "master" were going to have a bow and arrow duel at twenty paces or something.) Loved seeing Lois and Clark actually dating, and Clark counting PDA.

Plus – no Tess!

Not a keeper, but not a bad episode at all.
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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...

What does it say about me that Zod does not scare me at all? He just creeps me out.

And Chloe's doing a fair job of creeping me out as well. Something tells me that all hell is going to break loose when those she is watching discover the truth.