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John Orquiola

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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.26

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The bachelor/bachelorette parties of soon-to-be newlyweds Clark Kent and Lois Lane gave Smallville a prime excuse to crib from The Hangover this week. The result was an utterly bizarre What The Hell Did I Just Watch? episode peppered with a few comedic moments and a big surprise at the end.

I barely understood the bulk of the plot. The Smallville crew were hungover from a zany night caused by Zatanna's enchanted champagne (unfortunately, no Zatanna appearance as Serinda Swan is off making Breakout Kings) and ended up in a zany caper at Amos Fortune's casino involving Lois' missing engagement ring, an armored car that ended up at the Kent Barn, Emil Hamilton dressed as Elvis singing (and banging!) Tess, Chloe and Clark thinking they got married, and Oliver Queen in drag as a showgirl. (Amos Fortune didn't realize he was a man and hit on him.) There was also a monkey.

However, interspersed in that nonsense was a hilarious gag of hungover Clark Superspeeding right into a wall. The scene towards the end of everyone watching Emil's video of the drunken night in question was also pretty funny, and also borrowed from the ending of The Hangover when they all watched the pics taken of their forgotten, drugged out night in Vegas. The moments between Oliver and Lois where Lois fretted about losing her engagement ring and they commiserated about the pressures of living up to Clark's perfection were well done. I also enjoyed the homage to Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom where Lois was crawling on the floor chasing after her ring in the middle of a brawl in the Fortune showroom.

The romantic coupling between Tess and Emil Hamilton came out of nowhere, but the video doesn't lie: Emil scored! He got right in there. High five to Emil! He got his ass kicked and tortured during the episode, but well done, my man! Amos Fortune was bizarre: He looked like an evil doppelganger of Terry O'Quinn from Lost. He wasn't an evil scientist but an evil casino owner. And did he really not know that showgirl was Oliver Queen, a man? Or did he? Weird. So weird. Also, what the hell was with the monkey?

Even though, as Clark said, she just got back, Chloe is gone once more, perhaps permanently. Allison Mack may not be returning for the rest of the season, though a two hour series finale without Chloe seems like a strange proposition. Regardless, Chloe and Clark, the last Smallville Originals standing, had a sweet, sunlit farewell scene in the Kent Barn where Chloe announced she has taken a job as a reporter in Star City and will also spend her time mentoring other superheroes. Because, in her few months away with the Suicide Squad, she's met others like Clark. Including "a billionaire with high tech toys" and "a wondrous woman who'll throw you for a loop." Whaa-?!

Finally, the big surprise: Chloe and Clark didn't get married - Chloe and Oliver did. They're actually married. And apparently, they're both off to Star City together as man and wife. Wait, so Green Arrow is leaving the show too? Justin Hartley is gone too?! How does Smallville work without Green Arrow? (And how weird is it that the thought of Smallville, a show about young Superman, without Green Arrow seems unfathomable?) He can't be gone. Oliver still has that Omega symbol on his skull, even though he showed absolutely no effects of it this week.

I'm so confused. I feel like I also drank enchanted Zatanna booze. Did any of that really happen?

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
I didn't expect this....chaotic thing.
I honestly thought it would be more like the wedding episode with Chloe and Jimmy, where the big baddy would show up and mess things up.

The reference to Batman and Wonderwoman was cool.
Even if we never do see them, we know they exist.
And could always join Superman in post-Smallville fanfic.

Considering how little distances mean in this show,
I bet Oliver can still drive by every other episode and have that omega mean something.

The scene in the casino was fun, including the reference to LOTR with the way the ring flew up in the air (and then then Indy homage)

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I guess the Smallville writers feel we need a comedy episode before the final seven episodes. I actually thought Chloe was talking about Ollie and Lois when describing those people. This was a pretty terrible episode and I am not sure what they were trying to do with hinting a Clark/Lois possibly calling off the wedding while Ollie/Tess are married. If it gets Chloe off my TV I am all for it. The Clark/Chloe scene at the end was unnecessary and done for those sad Clark and Chloe shippers out there who whined their way to keeping Chloe on the show for ten years. I really hated this episode, but good for Emil and Tess they make the most awkward couple on this show which is saying something, but I am routing for them.
The Goon

Since: 2.1.02
From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
Did Oliver refer to Lois' boobs as "The Pointer Sisters"? That was awesome.

A fun episode, but I'm really looking forward to next week with the return of Lionel and Alexander. Half of Lex's DNA and half of Clark's DNA, you say? Hmmm.
Summer sausage

Since: 23.9.10
From: Calgary, AB

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I think that was there plan so there'd be an excuse to have an Rosembaum-aged Lex that didn't look like him.

What movie are they ripping off next week?

Shut up, Josh!
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