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post #121 of 588
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I'm not sure what being in a fetish club has to do with being pure of heart. "Pure of heart" doesn't mean sexually restrained.

I meant by Lois' actions of restraining someone, inflicting pain with candle wax and blackmailing to achieve her goals. Not sure if there was anything to do about sex in that one scene. Single minded about her task, yes. Willing to harm someone else to protect Oliver? Pure of heart? The ends justify the means? Not so sure.
post #122 of 588
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Originally Posted by PilotAce View Post

I meant by Lois' actions of restraining someone, inflicting pain with candle wax and blackmailing to achieve her goals. Not sure if there was anything to do about sex in that one scene. Single minded about her task, yes. Willing to harm someone else to protect Oliver? Pure of heart? The ends justify the means? Not so sure.

O_o

I think masochists everywhere would be inclined to disagree.
post #123 of 588
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Originally Posted by PilotAce View Post

So in this last episode, Darkseid probed Lois' thoughts and declared that she was "pure of heart" and couldn't be posessed or controlled, so he went about tying her up and torturing her. Pretty awesome to spend time in a fetish club and still be considered pure, eh?

When he probed Clark's thoughts, he could tell that he had doubts about himself and his role as a hero, and tried to posess/inhabit him, but Kara intervened and stopped Darkseid.

What I find hilarious is the number of times Lois has already been posessed. 1) by a Scottish banshee 2) by Zod's wife, mother of Doomsday

And Darkseid couldn't pull this off??

He couldn't pull this off because he is ONLY able to do this to people that have doubt in themselves. Its his/its limitation. Doesn't matter if she was possessed before.

Being in the club has nothing to do with pure of heart. She went in undercover to bust someone, and refused advancement, etc. So yes, she is pure of heart even if she is there to do her job.
post #124 of 588
Wow - I found tonight's episode a nice, nostalgic walk down memory lane... great use of flashbacks and old footage from Season 1, and inserting Brainiac into the episode was a great vehicle for Clark to see what his life would be like. They were specific about the darkness that was holding him back, and the ending was just about perfect... I don't want to say anything more until the rest of you get to see this, if you haven't already...
I, for one, was VERY satisified with this episode.... way to go!
post #125 of 588
I agree it was a very good episode. I read somewhere that this episode was a turning point and the rest of the season would be different and I have a good feeling about the new direction.

I really, really liked the scene in the elevator; it was the first time T.W. felt like he was ready to step up from the Smallville Clark Kent to the movie Clark Kent. And the helicopter scene nicely tied in the first movie.

They have set a new standard the rest of the final season now needs to live up to.

Duane
post #126 of 588
thank you for respecting the spoilers about tonight episode. I am waiting for it to air on the west coast.

Jacob
post #127 of 588
Agreed. A particularly good episode.
post #128 of 588
My god that was a satisfing episode. It opens and you think it is going to go one way but it goes another and it is nice to know that not everone in that town is braindead. Wow just wow.
post #129 of 588
Very Cool Episode
post #130 of 588
I'm gonna jump on the bandwagon, and say how great tonight's episode was. I've been a Smallville fan since day one, and stayed with it through ups and downs, but I think this was one of the best. I've never really been good at articulating exactly what was wrong with Smallville, but there just has always been something missing in the writing, especially when you compare it to such great sci-fi/fantasy tv such as Fringe and Supernatural (and I usually watch all three shows back-to-back on Friday nights) and of course Lost. And while tonight still had a bit of that traditional Smallville campiness (especially a class reunion that doesn't remotely resemble any real-world class reunion) there just seemed to be a new level to the writing. I hope DuaneAA is right, and the rest of the season lives up to this episode.
post #131 of 588
It's also a good way of showing how you can cut the budget and make a good episode with good writing.

This was almost a 2-man vehicle really with Clark + Brainiac 5... splash in a little Lois and even less Ollie... and the use of flashback clips... and this was probably a pretty cheap episode to produce.

So they save on the budget to spend on a later episode to go nuts with F/X and managed to tell a worthwhile story and hopefully actually build on this next week and beyond.
post #132 of 588
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I just couldn't stay awake and my daughter said it was epic tonight...I did see the very last scene, though.
post #133 of 588
I haven't watched it yet, but no matter how much I've enjoyed or thought highly of any given episode otherwise, I've never cared for the last 5 minutes of it.

As much as I'm a fan of the show, that's the part that always reminds me that I'm watching the CW network no matter what, and generally epitomizes everything I dislike about it.

I usually fast-forward through it on the DVR, and just try to catch next week's previews at the very end.

So I know that I would never go by that myself.
post #134 of 588
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Originally Posted by Rammitinski View Post

I haven't watched it yet, but no matter how much I've enjoyed or thought highly of any given episode otherwise, I've never cared for the last 5 minutes of it.

As much as I'm a fan of the show, that's the part that always reminds me that I'm watching the CW network no matter what, and generally epitomizes everything I dislike about it.

I usually fast-forward through it on the DVR, and just try to catch next week's previews at the very end.

So I know that I would never go by that myself.

Not this week.
post #135 of 588
Another +1 from me, that was a great ep! Finally seem to be going in a direction fans like. The older Clark in the elevator actually looked pretty good as a "mild mannered reporter", caught me by surprise at how well it was pulled off!
post #136 of 588
This week was really good except I think the reunion part fell flat for me. This would have been a great opportunity to bring back some old cast (Whitney, Pete). Also since it was the 200th episode I would have thought at least 1 Lex flashback of how they were good buddies would have been nice.

Overall though, I thought it was great especially the future scenes.
post #137 of 588
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Originally Posted by Stryker412 View Post

This week was really good except I think the reunion part fell flat for me. This would have been a great opportunity to bring back some old cast (Whitney, Pete). Also since it was the 200th episode I would have thought at least 1 Lex flashback of how they were good buddies would have been nice.

Overall though, I thought it was great especially the future scenes.

Didn't they kill whitney off in the second season?
post #138 of 588
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Didn't they kill whitney off in the second season?

Yes, Whitney is dead, and I was kind of hoping for Pete as well, but my wife mentioned he left Smallville before graduation. I would still like to see him before the season is over though.
post #139 of 588
Uh, Pete's got some bigger problems to deal with. He probably won't ever make it back to Smallville.

From wikipedia:

In October 2009, Jones was taken into custody by Drug Enforcement Administration agents who claim Jones was the "Hollywood connection" in a plot to illegally purchase and distribute over 10,000 oxycodone pills. He was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute. He faces up to 20 years in prison.[2][3] He was due to reappear in court on May 18, 2010.[1]
post #140 of 588
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Uh, Pete's got some bigger problems to deal with. He probably won't ever make it back to Smallville.

From wikipedia:

In October 2009, Jones was taken into custody by Drug Enforcement Administration agents who claim Jones was the "Hollywood connection" in a plot to illegally purchase and distribute over 10,000 oxycodone pills. He was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute. He faces up to 20 years in prison.[2][3] He was due to reappear in court on May 18, 2010.[1]

Yeah, I was actually aware of Sam Jones III's legal issues, but I wasn't sure what the current status was. Sad.
post #141 of 588
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Don't know his current status, but I saw SJ3's face in a network TV show just last week; it could've been an upcoming episode preview. Those CSI, L&O and NCIS programs are all so similar, I don't recall which show it actually was.
post #142 of 588
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Originally Posted by RockyF View Post

Yes, Whitney is dead, and I was kind of hoping for Pete as well, but my wife mentioned he left Smallville before graduation. I would still like to see him before the season is over though.

You missed Pete's return in Season 7?
post #143 of 588
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You missed Pete's return in Season 7?

No, I didn't miss it, but if I remember correctly, it was a rather disappointing episode. I'd like to see him again this year. He was such an important part of the show for the first several seasons, but it just seems like everyone has forgotten he ever existed. Last nights episode would have definitely been an appropriate time to at least acknowledge him.
post #144 of 588
Did anyone catch Lois kept referencing the "glasses" in the future storyline...

I believe they are going to use that as a way from disguising Clark from Superman in the future shows...(i believe someone mentioned it in an earlier post, I just assumed they were guessing)

When he wears the special glasses it will "camouflage" him...

Have not missed a episode from day one....I like where this is going....

I will be sad when the last episode gets here...

Charlie
post #145 of 588
After watching the episode again that guy who talks to lois during the reunion is the same guy from the second episode of season one. His character get bitten by kryptonite infected bugs and gets superpowers and uses them to try and get lana. I know not everyone has been following the series from the begining and thought I should point that out.
post #146 of 588
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No, I didn't miss it, but if I remember correctly, it was a rather disappointing episode.

7 is actually a rather disappointing season; the worst ever, in fact. I have it on BD, but only because I got it for 6 bucks. "Apocalypse" is an outstanding ep, though.
post #147 of 588
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After watching the episode again that guy who talks to lois during the reunion is the same guy from the second episode of season one. His character get bitten by kryptonite infected bugs and gets superpowers and uses them to try and get lana. I know not everyone has been following the series from the begining and thought I should point that out.

"Bug-dude" that killed his mom? He said something about Clark saving him or somesuch, so I figured he was a former "freak-of-the-week". Didn't recognize him as I had just woken up.
post #148 of 588
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Originally Posted by rezzy View Post

"Bug-dude" that killed his mom? He said something about Clark saving him or somesuch, so I figured he was a former "freak-of-the-week". Didn't recognize him as I had just woken up.

In the "Previously on Smallville" segment they showed some clips of bug-boy to remind folks who had forgotten about him... but I guess people who didn't watch the early seasons wouldn't have recognized him just from those quick clips.
post #149 of 588
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Originally Posted by RockyF View Post

No, I didn't miss it, but if I remember correctly, it was a rather disappointing episode. I'd like to see him again this year. He was such an important part of the show for the first several seasons, but it just seems like everyone has forgotten he ever existed. Last nights episode would have definitely been an appropriate time to at least acknowledge him.

I'd like to forget he ever existed...he was by far the worst actor on the show and I was glad when they wrote him off.

Also, legal troubles aside, he did get to make a sex-tape with a hot and freaky playboy model. O_o

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Did anyone catch Lois kept referencing the "glasses" in the future storyline...

When he wears the special glasses it will "camouflage" him...

Still the worst disguise in the history of disguises. When I wear contacts people still recognize me, and I'm not the hero of the world. I know people hate reconning, but that's one thing I wish they'd change.

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Originally Posted by chestnu1 View Post

After watching the episode again that guy who talks to lois during the reunion is the same guy from the second episode of season one. His character get bitten by kryptonite infected bugs and gets superpowers and uses them to try and get lana. I know not everyone has been following the series from the begining and thought I should point that out.

I wouldn't have recognized him had they not showed him in the "previously on" segment.

Edit: HDMe beat me to it.
post #150 of 588
I had one small issue with this episode. So bug boy was beaten up and squashed by a giant crate and he forgets all about it ? In fact he thanks Clark for that ? Did they erase what happened in his story arc ? You know, the part where he got beaten up and destroyed ? I didn't know that bug boy had the power to put himself back together again like humpty dumpty.....

'Tell Clark that I say thanks, for teaching me a lesson'. Poetic justice ? Yes well, Clark did teach him a violent lesson but it's not something he should be thankful for. If anything he should be filled with rage which the picture below captures. Blind rage, hatred for the man that squashed him



Did that facial expression imply that he was happy to see Clark ? Yes well I think it does. After all, those are friendly looks at each other; there was no hint of hatred or anger or violence there. Nah, I'm sure some would argue that the above picture lends credence to all those things but I disagree. He is obviously very happy to see Clark. After all, Clark dropped a 5 tonne crate on his ass.

SORRY, but the self-enlightened speech from bug boy was lost on me since, you know, it doesn't make one LICK of sense.
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