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All the times Smallville's Eternal made me say, WTF?
The first time I watched Eternal, I liked it, but I had a LOT of questions. So I did my homework. I rewatched parts of the Pilot, Lineage, Skinwalker, Memoria, Talisman, Traveler, Veritas, Quest, and Arctic. I even dug out my Bible and read up on Judas. And then I watched Eternal again. And the second time was even worse. I thought my head was going to explode. I mean, seriously. They should have called this episode Retcon.

Between the continuity conflicts, the contrived plot points, the OOC behavior, the heavy-handed attempts to tug at my heart strings, and the bizarre dialogue, this episode drove me CRAZY. But still, there was a lot to like in there, too. So I decided to let it all out, and then let it go. Maybe then I could find the joy in this one. So in the interest of therapeutic catharsis, here is my list of all the WTF moments and quotes from Eternal. Did any of these bother you, too?

1) Once again we have pictures (drawings, this time) of events that no one but the viewing audience could possibly have been there to see. That's just sloppy, Smallville.

2) Um, show? If you want me to sympathize with your woobie villain, don't show him emerging from a pod and forming out of a substance that looks a little too much like puke. That doesn't exactly humanize him for me.

3) Clark: "You need to print it!" hee! Okay, I LOVE Clark in this scene, but let's get real. He would be so fired. Well, if his boss weren't totally fascinated with him and his alien origins, anyway. ;)

4) So Chloe and Davis are best buds, hanging out and being all cutesy funny with each other? They're kind of adorable, but this is the relationship that cost Chloe her marriage. Ramping up the intimacy in the aftermath seems wildly inappropriate to me.

5) Jimmy's a big jerk who sends abusive emails now? Fine, show. I still like him better than Davis.

6) Chloe: "I thought we were best friends, but obviously there was some stuff brewing beneath the surface for awhile." Beneath the surface?! Jimmy's insecure jealousy has been his defining characteristic since the day we met him!

7) Chloe: "How can you be so close to someone, and not really know who they are?" Oy, with the irony already!

8) Davis cuts his finger with a knife, and it's covered in blood, which Chloe wipes away to reveal no cut at all. Davis says, "Quick reflexes, huh?" and Chloe looks at him suspiciously. Then Clark bursts in, and that's the last we hear of it. Did Davis's words satisfy her? Did she forget all about it? And isn't Davis supposed to be invulnerable to knives after Bloodline anyway?

9) Why is Clark running to Chloe for information on a story? Hasn't he been doing his own research for a while now? I suppose Chloe could have been doing some kind of hacking for him, but it just seemed like a contrived way to get them together so they could argue about Davis.

10) Chloe: "Since when did newsworthy have anything to do with what was on the front page?" Was that a dig against Clark, or the DP, or journalism in general? In any case, bitter much? What's that about?

11) Chloe: "No, please, I love trudging through stagnant water." Huh? What does that mean? And what's with the attitude?

12) Chloe: "He's kind, supportive, and a strong shoulder for me to lean on. Which I don't know if you've actually realized, but I could really use right now." He's also creepy, intense, and kind of a stalker. And since when has Clark not been there for Chloe when she really needs him? Weren't they having a nice little heart-to-heart over coffee just last episode? Has Chloe even tried opening up to Clark? When he asked her about Jimmy in Turbulence, she lied and said everything was great. Is he supposed to read her mind?

13) Clark: "He's full of secrets, Chloe. There's not even a record of his childhood." Chloe: "Sounds familiar." Is she saying that he sounds like Clark, and that's a reason to back off? Because Clark is an alien. From another planet.

14) So first we found out Lex kept a journal, and now they tell us Lionel did, too? And Tess has them both? How convenient.

15) If Lionel had a whole team of commandos combing the countryside after the meteor shower, why did he have to hitch a ride with the Kents to get Lex to the hospital? And why didn't they take the ship when they took Davis?

16) In the Pilot Clark tells Lex he remembers when the mansion was first moved to Smallville, that the trucks rolled through town for weeks. Lex in turn tells Clark that Lionel has never stepped through the front door. And yet here the mansion is, fully furnished and occupied, just a few days after the meteor shower.

17) Davis can speak and read English already?

18) Yeah, the woobie little boy who kills birds doesn't get my sympathy either.

19) Miller's Field sure doesn't look anything like the way I remember it from Obscura.

20) Were Davis's memories of his days at the mansion repressed before?

21) Oh, come on!! Why in the hell would there be a meteor rock in the lead box?! And doesn't Lex receive that box on a birthday that's still several years in the future?

22) Judas? Christ? Really, show? You're going there? Have you read the story of Judas? Because that analogy doesn't work for me at all.

23) Clark: "And all the times that you were angry at me for doubting him!" Have they been arguing endlessly about Davis in Offscreenville?

24) When Clark and Chloe figured out that Jimmy was right all along about Davis, I hope they at least called him to let him know. And I hope Chloe apologized for not believing him in the first place.

25) Chloe knew it was Tess who had checked out Davis's records and she didn't think that was worth mentioning until now? And if she didn't know who it was, how did she make the connection to Tess all of a sudden?

26) Chloe: "I think it's time to pay a visit to the widow of LuthorCorp." Widow? What's that supposed to mean?

27) So once Lionel found out about Clark, he figured Davis was just a random naked human boy who lost his clothes in the meteor shower and ended up huddled next to Clark's ship? Um, okay. So why would he just dump him on the side of the road, when Davis could lead the authorities right back to him? Why not pay someone off, and bury him in the foster care system?

28) Davis is Sageeth? Oh, hell no. Lex is Sageeth. According to the legend, Sageeth is like a brother to Naman, but later turns against him, and together they form the balance between good and evil in the world. That's not Davis. And do you even remember the Starblade, show? I'm not buying it.

29) Tess: "Why else would Lionel Luthor arrange an adoption for a boy who seemed to come out of nowhere?" Last time I checked, so he could blackmail Jonathan into helping him get the creamed corn factory.

30) Tess: "Looks like you're the reason Davis was abandoned in the first place." Oh, bite me.

31) Davis: "That guy, that I killed, he was a drunk driver, he was a three-time offender." Okay, you get a pass on that one, then. It's not murder if he deserved it. [/sarcasm]

32) Chloe: "You lied to me!" Because that's way worse than the killing part.

33) Why doesn't the proximity of the gigantic tank of kryptonite have any effect on Davis? Or Clark, for that matter?

34) So Davis was dooming out even as a child? Yikes. Was that a repressed memory?

35) You know the part where Chloe sank to her knees next to the containment unit, weeping, and reached out in anguish to meet Davis's hand, palm to palm, for one last, tender touch through the glass before he slipped away? I felt NOTHING. Yeah, evidently I'm dead inside. :)

36) Chloe: "I won't risk the safety of the world because of your code of ethics." So it's not about Clark, it's about the world? I don't have a problem with that, but I think it's new.

37) Why did Clark throw those cave pictures into the fire? Didn't they belong to Chloe?

38) Clark: "When I was a kid I used to have this nightmare. My ship landed in a field and no one ever found me." Except that Clark didn't know about the ship until he was in high school.

39) Chloe: "That nightmare was Davis's life." Oh, boo hoo. He's a freaking monster, Chloe! Do you even remember your wedding day?

40) Clark: "I can't imagine what it must have felt like knowing that, no matter how you lived your life, you were doomed." I don't think Davis knew that. Based on what we saw earlier this season, Davis didn't know who or what he was until Faora showed up. Although I suppose Clark doesn't know that.

41) Tess: "Yeah, but betrayal. You know, the more you love someone, the harder it is." Is she talking about how much Lex loved Clark?

42) Clark: "Are you threatening me?" With what? Where did that come from? I'm so confused!

43) Is the Talon still open for business? Or is it just where Chloe lives, throws the occasional party, and stashes monsters in the basement?

44) Oh, yay. Another woman martyrs herself to protect Clark. Promise redux (Brian and Kelly wrote that one, too). Doesn't Chloe remember how that worked out for everyone? On the day of the wedding Chloe said to Clark, "She's marrying a monster and trapping herself into a loveless life." Deja vu.

45) Exactly what is the deal between Davis and Chloe? Why does she keep the beast at bay? I just don't get it. *sighs* And please tell me "stay with me" is NOT a euphemism for sex.

46) Is anyone else getting the feeling that Chloe is the new Lana? :(

Well, I feel better, how about you? :) Thanks for letting me vent! Now I'm off to write a happy Eternal review, celebrating everything I found to love in this episode. If you want to read it, you can find it HERE.

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jlvsclrk From: jlvsclrk Date: April 9th, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yup, pretty much all of that bugged me. And perhaps a bit more. I just don't care for Davis, and the more they try to make me sympathise with him, the more I wind up detesting him. And I can't remember if I ever liked Chloe less. Sad but true. Great comparison to Promise actually: sacrificing yourself for Clark NEVER works - it just makes everything worse in the end.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 9th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't feel sorry for Davis, but I like him fine as a villain, and I think SW is a great actor. Just let him be bad already! And I don't understand why he needs a story that goes all the way back to the meteor shower. Who cares? It's totally not worth rewriting beloved Smallville history, IMO.

I don't understand Chloe lately. It's not like her to snipe at Clark, and ever since we came back from hiatus, there seems to be tension between them. I don't know if they're setting something up, or just writing her poorly. Her behavior in Eternal struck me as particularly Lana-like. :(

And I think Chloe knows better than to do the martyr thing, but I suppose she could be over-compensating because of guilt over trusting Davis in the first place. IDK.
simplytoopretty From: simplytoopretty Date: April 9th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's amazing how many WTF moments there were in Eternal. With all the moments laid out, I started laughing because the episode seems so ridiculous as a result.

22. I really, really hated the attempt to paint an analogy between Jesus/Judas and Clark/Davis. It doesn't work! Not at all. And I frankly don't see the parallel between Judas kissing Jesus on the cheek to incident who Jesus was which leads to Jesus's death to Davis being the one who will kill Clark (because we know that will happen). It's not a betrayal! Clark has never trusted Davis; Jesus trusted Judas.

Why can't my shows stay away from religion? Why? *whines*

There were lots of WTF moments with Chloe in this episode, as you pointed out. I don't get why she feels this attraction to Davis, why she's leaning on his shoulder, why she trusts him, why she controls the beast, why she wouldn't tell Clark that Davis was still alive, why...why...why...

46. Chloe is so being set up as the damsel in distress. Melissa no like! Melissa no like! Chloe should be helping saving the day, not being the blonde chick between Godzilla and the hero! (Others like the idea; I'm fairly opposed. I'd rather not have Clark need to rescue Chloe because she made the wrong choice.)

You can vent anytime!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 9th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I couldn't agree more about the whole Jesus/Judas thing. It doesn't make sense at all. And why bring religion into it at all?

I think Chloe has been "off" ever since we came back from hiatus, and I thought she acted OOC in this episode. I don't get any of it either.

I just worry that with Lana gone for good, and the remaining showrunners being two writers who loved Lana a lot, they'll start changing Chloe to fit the mold Lana left behind. The way Chloe acted in Eternal (sniping unfairly at Clark, believing someone she's known for a much shorter time over him) seemed more like Lana than Chloe to me, although they had Chloe do that in episodes like Crush, too. IDK. I like smart, loyal Chloe, you know?

At the same time, though, Allison sold the hell out of it, and almost made it work.
legendarytobes From: legendarytobes Date: April 9th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Personally, I can't even get into the Chloe stuff cause I think some of what they pushed has been OOC for her. However, the retcon of Numan and Segeeth? What, now it's not Lex?

Ugh, so much hate for that much series' long retconning.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 9th, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I refuse to accept the Naman/Sageeth retcon. That's Tess's theory, and she's just plain wrong.

I just don't see the need for the massive retcon. What do we even gain from it? Who cares what Davis did before this season? A monster is a monster is a monster. Not that I'm biased or anything. :)

I think Chloe has been getting progressively more OOC ever since we came back from hiatus. We'll see whole scenes of the Chloe we know and expect, like the way she was with Clark in the woods and Davis at Isis in Infamous, and then we have scenes like so many of those in Eternal. What I don't know is, are they doing it on purpose, or are they just doing it wrong? It's frustrating.
gildinwen From: gildinwen Date: April 9th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Total word to EVERYTHING in this post. Chloe just made me want to smack her. Seriously where is her sympathy for the victims of Davis. And why is she so bitter about the DP. Didn't she decide that that's not her life anymore. And WTF was her problem? Jimmy was right, she knew about his insecureites wRT Clark when he was first bought into the show.

She just needs to shut up. And Clark has nothing to apologise for. Nothing. And has she forgotten that Davis Eviserated her husband?

And seriously Davis isn't even Kryptonian let alone human. He killed the bird (feathers) why?. Because it was annoying him. Sorry show if you want to feel sorry for your new woobied villian, don't have him be killing for almost twenty years. Don't have him killing animal just cause.

And don't get me start on Davis replacing Lex as Segeeth, because no, just no
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 9th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I guess that's the problem with having a villain like Doomsday for the entire season. We all know the inevitable outcome, so the question becomes how do we stall lead up to the big showdown? SW plays the tortured soul very well, but anyone whose sole purpose is to hurt my hero will never get any sympathy from me. Maybe if I didn't know in advance that he was Doomsday, things would be different, but I do.

I was irritated with Chloe in Turbulence, and more irritated in Eternal. I think she should have believed Jimmy, and I think she should have listened to Clark (he was right about everything!). But I also think her behavior is off. Is she changing as their relationship changes (because they definitely don't spend as much time together anymore), or are they just writing her badly to make the Davis story work? I don't know, but either way, they're not doing the character any favors.

And don't get me start on Davis replacing Lex as Segeeth, because no, just no

WORD.
all_you_wanted From: all_you_wanted Date: April 9th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I actually like this episode... until you pointed out all the glaring wrongness of it.

oh show

I gave up on SV's continuity skills long ago. Now I'm just happy when it matches week to week and even then I only get that 75% of the time.


tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 9th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL! I didn't mean to ruin it for you! My other review is positively glowing by comparison. ;)

With Smallville's continuity, if they get even the tiniest thing right, I rejoice. But even with that attitude, this retcon was off the charts. Once I got it all down, though, I truly was able to let it go. :)
whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: April 9th, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sweetie, that is a LOT of issues. And several of them made me laugh. Well, your comments about them. Not that I would laugh at your pain.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 9th, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wouldn't really call it pain. More like a massive eye roll. :) It wasn't nearly as bad as Sleeper! Remember that one? :D

I am pretty much madly in love with Patrick Jane. I blame you. :)

I love that icon.
vodooman From: vodooman Date: April 9th, 2009 06:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
hehhehe... very enteraining! I must say, after reading your commetns, and rants as well as questions... I really agree with some stuff... and to be honest, even if I am a chloomer... I really enjoyed reading this post...

but as for chloe being the second lana... hmmm... can't really agree there... because lana was actually in love with clark and clark was totally in love with her...
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 9th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I can see why you'd be a Chloomer, they were too cute in that scene where he was fixing dinner. If only he weren't Doomsday, I'd be on board. ;)

Oh, no, I don't mean in the love/relationship way, more just in the way Chloe's being written. Something about her dialogue sounded a lot like Lana to me, for some reason. Just a feeling I got.
carolandtom From: carolandtom Date: April 9th, 2009 07:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eternal was such a stupid episode (IMO), all of it was a big WTF to me. I hate those two writers. I hate all the retconning that instead of improving things destroys a lot of what the show achieved in past episodes. I hate the Veritas storyline and all the damage it continues to do. I hate writers and producers who don't care about continuity, logic or character consistency. I hate careless writing, bad dialogue and disregard for the viewers. Do those people really believe viewers are unable to remember past storylines or established show canon?

P&S are mediocre and they can't write Clark at all. They've even confessed to not be interested in the character. And those two are going to be in charge of season 9?!!! If no one stops them, I anticipate a very frustrating season for people who actually want to see a show about Clark Kent and who care about the character. And for viewers who want to recognize the characters they've watched for years and don't look forward to be scratching their heads at the absurd concoctions those two come up with to mask their lack of talent.

As you can see, I didn't like Eternal and I don't like P&S. I did like your post though. A lot!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 9th, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hate writers and producers who don't care about continuity, logic or character consistency. I hate careless writing, bad dialogue and disregard for the viewers.

Quoted for truth, Carol! Thanks so much for your comment! And this retcon seems particularly pointless, if you ask me. What purpose did it even serve? I've let the stuff from the Pilot go, I'm not going to let it upset me, but it's discouraging that they don't have more respect for what has come before. And I flat out refuse to accept any revision of the story of Naman and Sageeth. Tess doesn't know what she's talking about, it's just that simple.

I haven't liked these two writers since I read what they had to say about Clark in the S6 Companion, but I was hopeful that with Lana gone that they would shift their focus to the hero. They still gave him a stupid heaping helping of guilt in this one, but I think Tom was amazing, and did his best with the material. I think Clark came off pretty well, all things considered.

As far as S9 goes, I'm hoping:
1) Tom has been given creative control in some capacity, and will be able to protect Clark and his story.
2) The showrunners will be too busy to write (especially now that they're on their own), much as AlMiles were in their later years.
3) Bryan Q. Miller will be allowed to write many more episodes than he did this year, because I think he totally gets Clark. I loved Committed and Hex.
duskwillow From: duskwillow Date: April 9th, 2009 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Big YES to everything you said!!

You know the part where Chloe sank to her knees next to the containment unit, weeping, and reached out in anguish to meet Davis's hand, palm to palm, for one last, tender touch through the glass before he slipped away? I felt NOTHING. Yeah, evidently I'm dead inside. :)

Yup, you and me both.

Exactly what is the deal between Davis and Chloe? Why does she keep the beast at bay? I just don't get it.

Does she?
He Hulked-out when he was in cage, and she was there.
Also in Infamous, in the day that got rewind.
It seems to me he just thinks she does that, but in reality it isn't so.

Is anyone else getting the feeling that Chloe is the new Lana? :(

Yup. I've been saying it for months now.
But she's even worse. With Lana they played with the dark side, but they never had her kill someone on her own, and when she was with Lex she knew he's not squeaky clean but at least he wasn't a serial killer!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 10th, 2009 04:04 am (UTC) (Link)
\o/ We agree! It sure felt good to get that all out there.

I think I must be a heartless bitch, because this is the second "heartbreaking" goodbye (the first being Clana in Requiem), that made me snort and roll my eyes. OTOH, the end of Infamous gets me every time. :)

It seems to me he just thinks she does that, but in reality it isn't so.

Ooh, that's interesting to think about! Is it a combination of her touch and his feelings for her, maybe? In Turbulence she physically touched him and his transformation stopped and reversed. In Infamous she was horrified when she realized he was Doomsday, maybe he stopped "loving" her in that moment, and transformed? I also wondered if he has enough self-control to make it happen if he wants to, even if she's around. In Eternal, did he want Clark to see, to convince him of the danger? I just don't know.

I do wonder what Davis's long-term plan is. Does he think they can live happily ever after in the basement?

I wish these writers didn't feel a need to fill the hole left behind when Lana left, but I know they thought she was awesome, so I don't know why I'm surprised. *sighs* Martyr!Chloe, staying with the monster to protect Clark, doesn't interest me in the slightest.
stoodupforlove From: stoodupforlove Date: April 9th, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love the fact that you take the time to put all of this into words for us. I thought a lot of the same things while watching the episode, but I'm too lazy to write it all down. Let me just say that I love reading your thoughts on SV because much of the time, they match mine. This whole episode had me sighing a lot because they just practically rewrote the first few seasons and I hate that. HATE IT. It's like they're trying to lessen Lex's importance and relegate it to Davis now. It's all too contrived and why can't they just move on instead of reworking what the fans know as history? Bah.

46) Is anyone else getting the feeling that Chloe is the new Lana? :(

THANK YOU. I had this exact same thought after the previous episode. I love AM, and I love Chloe as well, but I'm starting to resent her a little as well. I understand that AM deserves to be the female lead, but this is the time in the show where she needs to be phased out somewhat because she's NOT a part of Clark's future. Lois is. And Jimmy. Both characters deserve to be treated better and brought into the forefront more.

17) Davis can speak and read English already?

I could not believe that! WTF?
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 10th, 2009 04:30 am (UTC) (Link)
It's all too contrived and why can't they just move on instead of reworking what the fans know as history?

I agree. And I don't see what the payoff was for all this retcon. What did we gain? Nothing that I can see.

I think Chloe was being unfair to Clark in Eternal, and that's a trait I always associate with Lana. And now they're making her the martyr, and every time that happened with Lana, Clark ended up beating himself up over it. I don't ever want to see that again. But I don't want to lose Chloe or AM from the show. I'm hoping that once the Doomsday storyline is over, we'll also be finished with the tension between Clark and Chloe. And I'm looking forward to seeing Chloe as Watchtower, with the JL, in S9. I think that could be really fun.

I could not believe that! WTF?

I know! I get that if he couldn't speak, there wouldn't have been much to show, but maybe some sort of explanation could have been part of the story? We know from Memoria that Clark didn't speak right away, why would Davis be different? Yet another retcon, no doubt. *rolls eyes*
mekastic From: mekastic Date: April 10th, 2009 05:05 am (UTC) (Link)
You make some good points. I always thought Lex was Sageeth so am surprised by the implication that Davis is. The religious analogies I find a bit much but yes, it's expected what with the rosary perpetually in close proximity to Davis. He's Catholic then?

But um, yeah...I found the Chlavis fun and Chloe's attitude a welcome change to the Pod!Chloe the writer's have been perpetuating, particularly when she's with Jimmy. Enjoyed the fire in the eyes and the not so subtle jab at the DP.

Off to check out the review now. You are most welcome to vent. :-)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 10th, 2009 06:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I think Davis has embraced Catholicism in his search for validation that he is something more than a monster. In his mind, the confessional offers him forgiveness and perhaps even redemption. But I think it's a recent conversion; we learned in Prey that the crucifix belonged to one of his victims: a nun who was found crushed to death. I don't think Davis realizes that, though; that murder happened before he became self-aware, when all he knew were blackouts and waking up covered in blood.

I'm glad you enjoyed Chloe's spirit in Eternal. Allison shines so brightly when Chloe is allowed to turn on the wit and the snark! I just didn't know what to make of a lot of her dialogue. She and Clark seem to be off somehow, a little disconnected, but I guess that serves the Doomsday story well.

Chloe and Davis were charming together in that first scene, but all I can see when I look at him is what he is destined to do to Clark. I wish they could split him into his good and evil parts with Black!K, like Lex in Onyx, and then get rid of the Doomsday half forever.
burningqueen From: burningqueen Date: April 10th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is impressive and I love you for it. I too had major issues with this episode and to see it all layed out here is really quite satisfying. I almost feel like going TOLD YOU SO! But I won't.

12) Chloe: "He's kind, supportive, and a strong shoulder for me to lean on. Which I don't know if you've actually realized, but I could really use right now." He's also creepy, intense, and kind of a stalker. And since when has Clark not been there for Chloe when she really needs him? Weren't they having a nice little heart-to-heart over coffee just last episode? Has Chloe even tried opening up to Clark? When he asked her about Jimmy in Turbulence, she lied and said everything was great. Is he supposed to read her mind?

This is one of the things that annoyed me the most. I'm a big fan of this friendship and to see them not only trashing Chlimmy but also what, to me, has been the base relationship of the show since S5 is bordering on offensive.

15) If Lionel had a whole team of commandos combing the countryside after the meteor shower, why did he have to hitch a ride with the Kents to get Lex to the hospital? And why didn't they take the ship when they took Davis?

I haven't seen Lineage in awhile, but in that episode, didn't the Kents pick up the spaceship and put it in the back of their truck when they found Clark? Because it was there when they picked up Lex and Lionel. Of course, they just kind of left here in Eternal.

28) Davis is Sageeth? Oh, hell no. Lex is Sageeth. According to the legend, Sageeth is like a brother to Naman, but later turns against him, and together they form the balance between good and evil in the world. That's not Davis. And do you even remember the Starblade, show? I'm not buying it.

This is absolutely the worst part for me. I can't even tell you how much that pissed me off.

35) You know the part where Chloe sank to her knees next to the containment unit, weeping, and reached out in anguish to meet Davis's hand, palm to palm, for one last, tender touch through the glass before he slipped away? I felt NOTHING. Yeah, evidently I'm dead inside. :)

Me neither. I was mostly going "oh come on, for God's sake."
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 11th, 2009 12:49 am (UTC) (Link)
I really think Chloe has been acting OOC in the last few episodes. OTOH, she's been through a lot, so I guess she's entitled. But her behavior isn't doing her any favors, IMO.

The spaceship thing presumes a series of near misses, I guess. The Kents walk away with Clark, just missing the commandos who swarm around Davis. They find a truck to borrow, bring it back, and load up the ship, presumably arriving right after Lionel's team has left with Davis in a cage. It seems ridiculous that Davis's captors would leave the ship behind, but it's minor compared to some of the other stuff. :)

Regarding the Sageeth retcon, I told myself that it's Tess's take on the legend, and she's just plain WRONG. No, show. Just NO.

Me neither. I was mostly going "oh come on, for God's sake."

I'm right there with you. Cue the violin strings. *rolls eyes* I did mention I'm a heartless bitch, right? LOL!
tasabian From: tasabian Date: April 10th, 2009 02:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh, I still haven't seen this episode yet but I have a feeling that forewarned is forarmed - without your helpful list, I'll be slapping my head at regular intervals.

Involving Doomsday with the Luthors would only work if they'd taken the time to plant the clues in the earlier seasons, which they didn't. But messing up the Luthor history, which even casual viewers know quite well is a big "WTF?"

Davis is Sageeth? Oh, hell no. Lex is Sageeth.
Only Lex gets to be joined at the hips with Clark!

Tess: "Yeah, but betrayal. You know, the more you love someone, the harder it is." Is she talking about how much Lex loved Clark?
Heh, now THIS is continuity!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 11th, 2009 01:29 am (UTC) (Link)
It was like Sleeper all over again! :) Except Clark was awesome in this one, so I wasn't in a rage over the episode, just exasperated.

But messing up the Luthor history, which even casual viewers know quite well is a big "WTF?"

Yes. It's blatant, and insulting to the fans. Do they think we don't remember? There's a theory going around that Brainiac attached Doomsday to Clark's ship when he went back to Krypton in Apocalypse, so what we're seeing is an alternate timeline, not a retcon. That actually kind of makes sense to me, but trying to think it through makes my head hurt. :D

Only Lex gets to be joined at the hips with Clark!

EXACTLY. That whole "Davis is Sageeth" theory is Tess's delusion, a misinterpretation of the evidence that should be ignored.

Heh, now THIS is continuity!

I really do think that's what she meant. It's like she was saying Lex loved Clark so much that it destroyed him when Clark refused to be honest with him. Which obviously means the threat Clark was talking about was Tess telling the whole world about Clark's mad, passionate love affair with Lex, which must be chronicled in great detail (in handwriting with all the i's dotted with hearts) in Lex's journal. *nods* Speaking of which, where is the fanfic?! :D Anyway, here's the dialogue, if you haven't watched it yet:

Tess: "If this is the way that you lied to Lex, then I can see how it pushed him over the edge!"
Clark: "Lex was racing toward that drop-off way before he met me."
Tess: "Yeah, but betrayal. You know, the more you love someone, the harder it is."
Clark: "Are you threatening me?"
gyri From: gyri Date: April 13th, 2009 11:08 am (UTC) (Link)
I ended up just shaking my head after this episode.....why I watched, I have no idea.

The thing that really got me was, the whole "Davis is Sageeth," thing. That just killed me; I couldn't believe it.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: April 13th, 2009 11:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Don't believe it! It's Tess's interpretation of the legend, her delusion. I say she's wrong.

Sageeth is Lex. Always was, always will be.
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