** Spoiler Warning, this post discusses plotlines that include episodes of each show up to the episodes that aired in the US the week of October 21 through 27th. **
I am not going to comment extensively on Smallville. I am so behind on the series that I am going to wait a few episodes to catch up on what is going on. This week, Clark helped save an actress from a stalker… not a very unique plotline I must say.
The highlights that I would like to point out are that I really enjoy Lana’s character as she teeters on the brink of becoming a villain. How great would that be to have Clark’s good guy persona be complimented by his girlfriend being a super villain, fantastic.
I also enjoy how she plays against the Luthors you can see that she has no fear of them, and although it’s a stretch, you can see that she is starting to think like them. Lana makes a interesting bad girl.
The other thing I will touch on is that from my limited viewing, this was the first episode which really dealt with Clark having to understand the bigger picture, that ultimately the world would need him, not just Smallville. It was brought to his attention that someday he could inspire hope to the world and “do good” on a larger scale. Predictably, he resists the idea, but it will be interesting to see how they explore that this season.
Finally, the show ends with Clark receiving his Superman cape as a gift from the actress, although the cape does not have the signature “S” on it, the imagery used to foreshadow its use is pretty clear as it sits on the fence waving in the wind. A pretty good episode, but again the plot has been done and redone.