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Smallville 9x01 - Savior
When we last saw Clark Kent, he was disappearing before our eyes, having turned away from the humanity that made him vulnerable, determined never again to be influenced by his feelings for those he loved. The Metropolis he left behind was a place of death, destruction, and darkness. Jimmy Olsen was gone forever, Chloe Sullivan was destroyed by that loss, the heroes of the Justice League had scattered, and Lois Lane had disappeared in a mysterious flash of light. In the wake of Doomsday's defeat, Tess Mercer prepared to welcome an unknown alien presence to Earth. Our show had never seen darker days. So imagine my surprise when Smallville returned with a Clark who gave me hope, who made me proud, and who I have no doubt will soon become the hero the world so desperately needs.

In the early seasons of Smallville, Jonathan and Martha Kent sought to shield Clark from his biological father, and encouraged him to embrace his human side. Clark fought for years against the destiny Jor-El tried to force upon him, but last season came to realize his Kryptonian father had a critical role to play in his journey. After his feelings for Chloe allowed her to manipulate him into letting Davis escape the Fortress, which ultimately resulted in Jimmy's death, Clark concluded his humanity had become a liability, and he decided to fully embrace his Kryptonian side. He returned to the Fortress to finally begin his long-delayed training with Jor-El.

We all know that what makes Superman the world's savior are his Kryptonian powers and knowledge combined with his human morality and compassion. First Clark looked to his adoptive parents for guidance, and now he's doing the same with Jor-El. But only he can find the balance between his two sides, and only when he learns to trust himself, and let his own heart guide him, will he be able to complete his journey. That's a struggle I long to see, and what I hope for in the season ahead.

Clark's training hasn't stopped him from keeping his city safe. Indeed, the Blur is busier than ever before. And it is in the midst of one of his rescues that he is stunned to discover that Lois is alive. Seeing her again awakens feelings buried deep inside him, and he finds himself pulled back to humanity once again. Perhaps Clark's love for Lois was always there, under the surface, or perhaps it was born at the Daily Planet, as they worked side by side together every day. Certainly it snuck up on Clark, because he is just now beginning to realize what is truly in his heart. He can't deny his need to be in her life, and finds himself unable to say this one last goodbye. Jor-El says he must experience the pain of that loss, and then return to his training, but maybe Clark can find another way.

Already Clark has changed in so many ways. Gone is the uncertainty about his destiny, and his doubts about his ability to fulfill it. He's actively pursuing the skills and knowledge he needs, undaunted by the challenges he must overcome. And he is resolute about what he has learned so far. When Chloe asks him, awash in guilt and grief, to go back in time and save Jimmy, he refuses, having traveled that ill-advised path before, with dire consequences. And when Chloe pushes him on it, he passionately pushes back. He will no longer be swayed. Throughout the episode he maintains a quiet dignity and inner strength, never once losing control, or rising to the bait when Chloe's frustration causes her to lash out. I've never been more proud of our boy.

On a shallow note, I love Clark's new look. I know it's temporary, Supes does not cloak himself in darkness, but it's also hot. :) Tom Welling was born to wear black, and he moves beautifully in that long coat, which only serves to accentuate his delicious height. The black tee with the prototype Superman shield makes me squee like the fangirl I am, especially when it's stretched across that magnificent chest and hugging those amazing arms. Clark's new biker boots are a lot more fun than the farmboy work boots we're used to, and his shaggy hair is drop dead sexy. Rowr.

Believe it or not, there were some other characters in this episode. :) Chloe has taken up residence in the Watchtower, high above the dark and dangerous streets of Metropolis, sleeping with a gun by her side. She's been all alone the past three weeks, and she is understandably on edge. When Clark reappears, things are strained between them. Chloe resents the way he deserted her, and is visibly hurt to find out it was not so easy for him to say goodbye to Lois. She feels guilty over Jimmy's death, and grieves for the love she let slip away while he was still alive, but holds Clark equally responsible. And she's devastated to realize Clark has done what he promised he never would: outgrow her. I think Clark will always need Chloe's friendship and help, but he will never again need her support and validation as he has in the past. Chloe says she always knew this day would come, but she sounds more bitter than sincere. Finally, when Clark refuses to change the past, Chloe breaks. Being Clark's secret keeper has come at a price, and she reminds him of all she has given up for him. I see a bumpy road ahead for these two.

Although I feel for Chloe, I'm still angry with her. Yes, she has good reason to be upset, but she betrayed Clark, using lies and manipulation to sabotage his plan to deal with Davis, and she never apologized. She has put a wall between them, and I don't think it will be easy to tear down. I don't think Clark trusts her completely anymore, and I'm not sure he should. But the conflict made for some wonderful, emotionally charged scenes between them in this episode, and I'm excited to see where they go next with this.

Lois was at the center of much of the action in Savior, and at every turn showed us why she is the perfect woman to stand by Clark's side. Strong, resilient, and resourceful, she refused to be defeated by the chaos that welcomed her back from the future, and immediately set out to defend herself from the assassin who was inexplicably hunting her down, and to reconnect with the Blur. And throughout it all she kept that uncrushable spirit that makes her a force of nature, and such a joy to watch. The girl is no damsel in distress.

The show is setting up the iconic Triangle of Two, and it totally works for me. Last season Lois fell hard for Clark, or maybe just recognized for the first time feelings that had been growing inside her for years. But when she laid her cards on the table, Clark couldn't bring himself to step up. She thinks he has closed the door on a relationship between them, and is doing her best to move on. In her mind, Clark joins her father and Oliver Queen on the list of emotionally unavailable men who have always been at the center of her life. She still loves him, but she's not going to pine.

At the same time, she has a bad case of hero worship for the Blur. Her father is a larger-than-life hero, and she's fiercely proud of that, but he never had time for his little girl. Oliver left her behind to go fight the good fight, and when he returned for her, his love wasn't enough to guard against that pain. But the Blur is different. He reached out to her, and opened up, becoming her own personal hero as well as the world's. She matters to him, and can finally believe she makes a difference in someone's life. And in this episode, when he tells her he can't disappear, she knows he means because of her. Pretty heady stuff. Who wouldn't fall for that? Especially when behind the disguise, it's the man she's loved all along. I think this is going to be fun!

Oliver has been missing since Jimmy's funeral, but Lois figures out how to track him down, and they share a sweet scene. Lois gives him a pep talk, but doesn't indulge him when he chooses to play the martyr. I like that. Oliver has plenty to beat himself up about, but I have no patience for how he's choosing to deal with his guilt. Man up, take responsibility for your mistakes, and salvage what you can of the Justice League. And get down on your knees and beg Clark's forgiveness while you're at it! Grrr. I did love that we got one of Ollie's trademark shirtless scenes, though. Justin Hartley is a beautiful, beautiful man, and I deeply appreciate every moment he spends lifting weights and doing crunches to give us that perfectly chiseled body. Yum.

Lois also shares a couple of scenes with a new reporter at the DP, John Corben. He's smart, arrogant, and HOT. :) He and Lois have loads of chemistry, and their scenes just sparkle. I love how Lois sticks up for both the Blur and Clark with him. You go, girl! Lois's unshakable loyalty is one of the things I admire most about her. I'm so thrilled to see Brian Austin Green on Smallville, and he seems to be having a lot of fun with the role. I'm just sorry he's only in two episodes. I don't know why Corben holds such a grudge against the Blur, but I guess we'll find out next week.

Emil Hamilton is back, and I couldn't be happier to see him. He was a great addition to S8, and I hope we'll see even more of him in S9. I guess he and Chloe are all that's left of the Justice League at the moment, and between their combined smarts and Oliver's money, the fight for truth and justice will go on. Emil and Chloe are adorable together, and it's nice to see Chloe exercise her mental muscles with someone who is clearly at the very least her intellectual equal. I also really enjoyed the dynamic between Clark and Emil last season, so I hope we'll get to see more of that in the episodes ahead. But Emil, for the record, the Justice League didn't turn on each other, Oliver and his partners turned on Clark, in a despicable act of betrayal.

So I think that's all of the good guys, what are the baddies up to? Callum Blue is awesome as Zod. He has dived into this part head first, and I think we're in for a wild ride. Although his evil ruthlessness is somewhat offset by his pretty eyelashes. ;) I can't make heads or tails out of his storyline, and I don't know where all those pseudo-Nazi minions came from, but nevertheless, I'm in! Okay, actually, I do have a theory, do you want to hear it? I figure the orb was like Kara's crystal, it carried the DNA of all these Kryptonians, and they're essentially clones. When they gave their blood in Kandor, the Kryptonian technology evidently captured more than their biology, it also preserved their memories and experiences up to that point in time. So while time went on, Krypton exploded, and General Zod languishes without a vessel in the Phantom Zone, Major Zod has been reborn on Earth as part of some Kryptonian backup plan. What do you think?

Cassidy Freeman was amazing as Tess Mercer in Savior. Tess is in over her head, but she's far from drowning. She's fighting for her life and her planet, and she's a force to be reckoned with. She and Zod are playing a game of one-upmanship with each other, and I can't quite figure out if they're adversaries or allies. What I do know is that they're both enjoying themselves, their chemistry is off the charts, and I can't wait to see more.

The other big bad in this episode was the assassin who was after Lois, but only as a way to get to Clark. She's from the future, and she seeks to kill Clark, because somehow he is going to destroy the world. She has Clark's watch that she says he gave to her, and she seems to truly care for him, and yet she battles him to the death all the same. What the hell is going on? And when we see her face among Zod's minions, it only adds to the confusion. We learn from the watch she brings that Lois traveled only one year into the future. I expected her to jump 1,000 years, to the time of the Legion. Could it be that she jumped just one year because on the timeline set in motion by the events of Doomsday, that was all the future Earth had left?

Lois doesn't remember anything that happened in the future, but her dream in the final moments of the episode gives us a glimpse. Among other things, we apparently see Clark as the Blur, but wearing the symbol of Zod, Clark and Lois making love, Chloe dead, Oliver, hands bloody, digging a grave, and Tess kneeling before Zod, all against the backdrop of a world burning under a giant, unrelenting sun. And Clark has one year to figure out what went wrong, and put it right again. Wow. Bring it on, show!

Random thoughts: This show continues to have the most beautiful cast in television. Guh. I don't understand how the symbol for the House of El went from looking like the number eight to the letter S. We know Clark isn't the most talented artist in the world, is that the answer? ;) Tess's battered face was horrifying, and hard to watch. Did Ollie get a new haircut, or was that just what his hair looks like without product? And I like the new opening credits! It cracks me up that they changed Oliver's signature scenes, but they still included a shirtless one. It's just a different shirtless one. :)

Savior was very dark, in color, lighting, and tone. But the message I took away from it was anything but depressing. We have a hero we can believe in, who is fighting to find his way to the man he is destined to be. I don't dread the obstacles I know Clark will face, I welcome the chance to see how he will conquer them. He gives me hope for the future, even in the face of a terrible prophecy. And this season, for the first time, we may actually see him find the love that will complete him, and that he so richly deserves. After eight seasons, I love this show more than ever, and I can't wait to see everything that this premiere promises S9 will bring.

Okay, did anyone else squee when you saw Tom's co-executive producer credit for the first time?

And you didn't think I would forget the pretty, did you? There's no way I could limit myself to just ten for this one, so here are my twenty favorite caps from Savior:

Screen caps courtesy of Home of the Nutty, with my thanks!

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huzzlewhat From: huzzlewhat Date: September 29th, 2009 12:46 am (UTC) (Link)
I want to respond to this review in detail, but I'm on my way out for the evening, so all I can say at this moment is that I love every single last line of your post, and damn, I wish I'd thought of your clone-army idea to explain the Zod storyline. I love it. And even more so since they've already presaged it in show canon, with Lara and Zor-El. Brilliant idea, honey!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 30th, 2009 08:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I'm afraid there's still a lot to explain before my theory really works. The orb Zod came out of is the same one that Lex took to the Fortress, right? The orb that Jor-El placed on Earth as a fail safe device against Clark? So how does the Zod storyline intersect with the Veritas one? Or does it? Is the orb a mixed bag of Kryptonian tricks, each with its own purpose? Doesn't Major Zod predate Jor-El's knowledge that he would have to send his son out into space to survive? And why did Clark and Doomsday have to face off before the orb would open? It's enough to make my head spin.

The real question is, do the writers know, or are they going to be making it up as they go along?

I watched Savior again today, and I just keep liking it better. They did an amazing job of setting up where all these characters are going this season, especially given that they had to do it in the space of 42 minutes.
miss_tress From: miss_tress Date: September 29th, 2009 12:57 am (UTC) (Link)
I feel like I should offer you some insightful comments about your post and the episode but I can only offer up "THIS!" and "*squee*" and some random flailing. I loved this ep and feel like it sets things up for an exciting season and your post laid all my thoughts out there perfectly.

And you weren't the only one who squeed when Tom's new credit came on the screen. I turned to the hubby and said "Tom got a new title!". He wasn't as excited as I was.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 30th, 2009 10:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Even after all the promos and sneak peeks we saw before this episode aired, it still managed to surprise and captivate me. *loves my show*

Hey, squeeing and flailing together is the best part of being in fandom! You couldn't offer me anything better than that. :) I agree that Savior did a great job of setting up what's to come in S9, and I can't wait to see how it all unfolds!
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 1st, 2009 01:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, Trish, thank you so much! I really appreciate your comment. I loved Savior, it exceeded my expectations.

It's funny, that last one actually makes me nervous. LOL! I keep thinking, if that Clark is wearing Zod's symbol and causing the end of the world, why is Lois hooking up with him? Besides, even a year from now, would they be at that place in their relationship? Is that our present-day Lois, or future Lois? Because unless something terrible happens to Lois, wouldn't there be two when present-day Lois jumps in? Did future Lois die, and somehow that caused all this? [Wasn't there a spoiler along those lines?] Is that why they hook up, because future Clark thought Lois was gone forever and that's his reaction to seeing her alive again?

See what I mean? If I think about it too long, my head's gonna explode. :D
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jeannev From: jeannev Date: September 29th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Nice review, as always. You have a wonderful way of expressing yourself.

I'm not quite as over-the-moon about this ep as you, but I thought it was solid enough. I had some quibbles. But I'm trying to just not say much instead of raining on others peoples parade. So, I'm keeping it short.

I like the clone angle. Honestly, I haven't even tried to come up with a theory, because I'm often wrong about SV, so why bother? But this is probably the most plausible theory I've heard thus far.

And thanks for the Pretty caps. :)

Oh, and I totally agree with you that Tom was made to wear black.

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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 1st, 2009 01:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, Valerie. I really did like the episode. After watching it a bunch of times, I've come to the conclusion that their objective was to set the stage for the path each one of the regular characters will travel this season, and I think they succeeded there. As usual with Smallville, they packed the episode as full as they possibly could. I can always think of scenes I wish they had had time to show us.

One thing I noticed when choosing the caps was how unrelentingly dark the episode was. I hope the entire season isn't like that. I know Metropolis will never match Smallville for warmth and color, but even in the cold city you get sunshine!

I was ridiculously pleased that we got a scene with just the black tee, without the coat. Tom looked amazing!
theclexfactor From: theclexfactor Date: September 29th, 2009 01:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Okay, I'm going to come back with a more coherent reply, but I loved LOVED this review. And your theory about the Kandorians *is on board*!!!! If your theory is correct, I will bow down to you my dear.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 1st, 2009 01:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for your comment! I have no idea if my theory is anywhere near the explanation they'll come up with. I was just desperate to make some sense of it all! LOL!
tasabian From: tasabian Date: September 29th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Tom is divinely pretty in black & I love his new bangs!

I figure the orb was like Kara's crystal, it carried the DNA of all these Kryptonians, and they're essentially clones. When they gave their blood in Kandor, the Kryptonian technology evidently captured more than their biology, it also preserved their memories and experiences up to that point in time.
I like this theory a lot - but I'll be impressed if the writers are as clever as you.

I'm so thrilled to see Brian Austin Green on Smallville, and he seems to be having a lot of fun with the role. I'm just sorry he's only in two episodes. I don't know why Corben holds such a grudge against the Blur, but I guess we'll find out next week.
I have no prior experience with BAG but I thought he stole the episode from Zod, villain-wise. Apart from the pretty eyelashes, Zod didn't impress me too much (yet) but Corben was cool & sinister right out of the gate.

Nice to have your review-spams back again!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 1st, 2009 02:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Tom is divinely pretty in black & I love his new bangs!

I saw complaints about his hair, but I loved it. I like it when he looks a little bit mussed. It gives me naughty happy thoughts. ;)

I like this theory a lot - but I'll be impressed if the writers are as clever as you.

I'm basing it all on the fact that he's Major (not General) Zod and that the last thing they remember is giving blood in Kandor, so it's a bit of a stretch. But I don't want it to be time travel. Time travel always makes my head hurt.

I have no prior experience with BAG but I thought he stole the episode from Zod, villain-wise.

I liked them both, but I fangirl BAG like nobody's business. His Corben was smart, determined, and formidable. When he talked about the Blur, there was deadly intent in his eyes. *shivers* And yet he was totally charming, too. I'm looking forward to Metallo.

Nice to have your review-spams back again!

Thanks so much! It's fun to be back! *twirls*
whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: September 29th, 2009 02:26 am (UTC) (Link)
I love how Clark looks at Lois when he's saving that train. I squeed so hard on your behalf.

Now that Smallville isn't conflicting with anything on my schedule, I think I'm going to have to watch some more.

Nice pretties! *coughwhere'sOllieBAGandCallumnotthatIthinkyou'rebiasedcough*
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: September 29th, 2009 10:56 am (UTC) (Link)
That was my favorite part of the whole episode! Tom always does the best reaction shots.

I'd love it if you watched, even just once in awhile!

Okay, since it's your birthday, I'm replying to your comment first, and including a second little picspam of all the OTHER pretty Smallville boys. Enjoy! :)

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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 1st, 2009 06:12 am (UTC) (Link)
No matter how much how he and Jor-El speak about cutting ties and abandoning the people around him, actions speak louder than words.

Yes, absolutely. I like that already they show Clark struggling with what Jor-El is asking of him, and having a dialogue with his father. And while of course he isn't turning his back on humanity, he is redefining how he interacts with them. He's discovering his identity as a hero in their midst, which is so exciting to me!

I don't have a bone to pick with Emil, it's just important to me to make the point that Clark didn't turn on anyone, ever. Yes, he said Ollie wasn't one of them anymore, but Ollie forced that issue with his actions. He was the author of his own fate. And then he not only betrayed Clark, he convinced Dinah and Bart to join him. I still can't quite believe it! And I agree that Emil was making one of his subtle points with Chloe, just as he did in Injustice (although that wasn't the real Chloe at the time). Love him!
From: kates_passion Date: September 29th, 2009 02:37 am (UTC) (Link)
That was eloquent as always...a real joy to read. Besides your beautiful command of language you write with such passion. I also personally agree with everything you said and I love how you see these characters. :D

Great spec on Zod's army and the 1 year time jump. Sounds totally plausible to me.

tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 1st, 2009 06:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Awww, thank you! I've watched the episode again since I wrote this, and I liked it even better. I'm excited to see Metallo!

At first when Alia said Clark destroyed "our world," I thought she meant Krypton. But then when they showed her in the ranks of Zod's army, I figured by the time a year had passed, she would think of Earth as her home as well.
chrisluvstommy From: chrisluvstommy Date: September 29th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Tariel....you are the man and I mean that in the best possible way

I love your reviews...and ITA with every word you said.

And you know I can't think because as I'm typing that pic of CLark looking at losi is making me diszzy ooohhh ahhhh ummm

*scroll up* Whew now I can think
Lovely pics.love my show.love my couple
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 1st, 2009 06:28 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL! Thank you! And you know I love this show, too!

Adding caps to my reviews was one of the best moves I've ever made. This way even when I spout nonsense, people can still find something to enjoy! :D
silverscreengal From: silverscreengal Date: September 29th, 2009 04:35 am (UTC) (Link)

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your posts, your reviews. I am all about the positive energy these days and you share it with us in spades!!

I am so pumped for Friday night!! And I can't thank you enough for the eye candy. I saved every one!! :)

This was my favorite season opener since "Crusade". I loved the continuity best of all. To think the writers actually have a plan. It is pathetic that we are hopeful of something that should be in every season, every ep, but hey it is the CW. For now, I'm filled with hope and excitement!!

I loved the scene when Corbin meets Lois and he is squeaking in the chair. The look on her face when she thinks it is Clark. I love winks like that. Keep it up, showrunners!


Btw, personal note: Are you back for good now, or are you still playing boss??

tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 1st, 2009 06:50 am (UTC) (Link)
And I love how you always celebrate the show with me! We know our show isn't perfect (even though our star is), but we love it all the same. I can't wait for Metallo! And although the ratings worry me a little, I really like having Smallville on Fridays. I'm able to leave work behind completely and immerse myself in the joy of watching my favorite show.

I was impressed with all the callbacks to previous episodes, the history that came into play. We knew exactly why Clark had to say no to Chloe, and when his voice broke as he reminded her of the past, we found ourselves there in that moment again, reliving it right along with him. *sniffles* There were many more instances like that, and they made the episode resonate with emotion. Well done, show.

My boss is still out, and will be for another three weeks or so. Which is why I'm so late replying to these comments. :( Some days are better than others, but most of the time I'm lucky to get online for a couple of hours a night, once I finally escape the office and go home.
jlvsclrk From: jlvsclrk Date: September 29th, 2009 06:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for the lovely review. I like the clone theory as you explained it - for one, it's a lot less problematic than a time travel loop since Zod has a major role to play in Krypton's past. And that's a great point about why Lois's time travel jump stopped at one year in the future - becasue potentially at least there is no more.

As for the rest, all I can say is yes, I totally agree and share the urge to squee and fist pump and say "atta boy, Clark" at random moments. I love your take on the Chlark interactions particularly - she tried so hard to push his buttons that she wound up pushing mine and I find it hard to talk about her dispassionately.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 1st, 2009 07:52 am (UTC) (Link)
I really don't want it to be time travel with Zod. Lois's time travel is already confusing enough! :)

I know a lot of Chloe fans are saying that her behavior in Savior was OOC, but I disagree. We saw Chloe and Clark become more and more alienated as S8 went on, until they were leading almost completely separate lives. I think their estrangement is what led to Chloe deciding to follow her own plan for saving Davis instead of trusting Clark, and it was also the reason that Clark didn't realize sooner that Chloe was lying to him.

This friendship is fractured, which is tragic, and I do hope it can be repaired. But right now, Chloe is hurt, angry, and grieving, and given that, her actions aren't OOC, they make perfect sense. Even so, Clark is right and she is wrong. And I still want her to apologize to him.
christina_kat From: christina_kat Date: September 29th, 2009 09:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Great review :)
thank you for the picspam. A lot of pretty was going on and we had the chance to see him with only the t-shirt YAY. Well, he was still wearing pants but I mean without the coat. lol

Your beginning is like a fic I wrote about Clark Kent. The fact that he always tried to escape his kryptonian side and then, all the reasons that led him to this decision today.

//Tom Welling was born to wear black, and he moves beautifully in that long coat, which only serves to accentuate his delicious height.//

Totally agree!

I didn't like the fact that Chloe didn't even apologize to Clark and her whole attitude in their last scene.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 1st, 2009 08:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! I was convinced that Clark would never take the coat off in front of us, so to see him in that black tee in the very first episode was a thrill. My reaction when he first walked into the barn with that shovel in his hands, all magnificent chest and glorious guns, was completely inappropriate for a scene in which Clark has just buried a dead body, I'm afraid. ;)

Chloe not apologizing to Clark is not okay. I don't think she realizes how bad what she did was, or how deeply it may have affected her relationship with Clark. I wonder if they'll make up immediately, or if they'll continue to be at odds as the season goes on. I like watching them clash, though, TW and AM are so good in their scenes together!
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 1st, 2009 08:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed my review!

There was a lot of pretty in this episode, and a fair amount of sexy, too! :) I really liked seeing Clark in action in the fight with Alia, that was cool. I hope it was fun for Tom to shoot.
el_elle_8 From: el_elle_8 Date: September 29th, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Love your review and I couldn't agree with you more!

On a shallow note, I love Clark's new look. I know it's temporary, Supes does not cloak himself in darkness, but it's also hot. :) Tom Welling was born to wear black, and he moves beautifully in that long coat, which only serves to accentuate his delicious height.

Once again, couldn't agree with you more :)
**drooling over the picspam**

Very interesting theory about Zod. It works nicely!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: October 1st, 2009 09:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I loved the part where he strides into the barn after Alia, all simmering fury and fierce determination. Guh. And the part where he stands tall and silent above the city while the camera swoops around him made me weak in the knees.

Ooh, you already have an icon of that impossibly pretty still! Nice!
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