I am not good as others, so I will keep it brief. With five episodes to go to the now possibly over-hyped finale, we get another look at Earth-2 just to get John Schneider back who I meet while in Florida by complete accident, but that's another probably better story. To start the show, we see Clark and Lana eating Chinese discussing not seeing each other. They get an early wedding present in the form of the deed to Kent farm from Martha. The next day, Clark gets transported thanks to Clark Luthor to Earth-2 for Ollie's funeral. Clark sees the now Mrs. Lois Queen mourning her husband and a tatered Johnathan screaming about how much of a scum bag Ollie was for stealing their farms. Earth-2 Lois tells Clark that Clark Luthor killed Ollie and everyone knows it and is carrying green Kryptonite.
Meanwhile, Clark Luthor dresses like a Tony Stark and woos Tess. He runs into Lois, who figures it out in about three minutes. Clark Luthor wants to kill Lionel-2 and Tess agrees, because she secretly wants to be with Clark. Clark goes to Johnathan who tells him about Gold Kryptonite that he found, but it was too late to save his marriage with Martha. Clark convinces Johnathan he is a good man and should go get Martha back. Tess and Hamilton fix the original transport box and get Clark back as he is reaching for Johnathan. Clark Kent confronts Clark Luthor who almost kills Tess. Their fight ends up at the fortress. Kent gives the redemption speech to Clark Luthor and how the fortress on his world would train him. Clark Luthor agrees and goes back to Earth-2 to be trained by to become Ultra-Man.
Clark wears Johnathan's coat and they agree to sell the farm. Earth-2 Johnathan rings the doorbell to Martha Kent. Next week is Goeff John's Booster Gold and Blue Bettle episode that will hopefully wipe away most of the crap that was this episode.
Ok, where did all of this go wrong. First, there was no need to go back to Earth-2 with only five episodes left to go and not dealing with the darkness plot that is supposed to be huge for the finale. Second, if you do go to Earth-2, they should have brought Johnathan back with him since that would fix the giant mistake of killing Johnathan to let Lana, Queen of Smallville suckage, alive. Third, why would Clark who had a lot of terrible dealings with Jor-El think a darker version of Earth would have a good Jor-El especially after being tortured by the Luthor family. Lastly, there is way in hell they should sell the farm for any reason. I understand its symbolic of leaving Smallville, but if we have come ten years with the place there is no need get rid of it. The Talon, yes, but the farm, hell no.
I will say the previews for the finale look awesome. They had better put him in the suit early on in the finale, so we do get Superman for more then a second after ten years of waiting.
(edited by lotjx on 17.4.11 1651) The Wee Baby Sheamus.
I really don't get the logic with this episode. you would think by now people would know people would know when Clark isn't Clark. The Ultraman plot seemed to take a back seat as to weather or not to sell the farm. My wife asked me what the point of the show was, I had to smile and answer If some one gives you the deed to something they obviously want you to sell it.
Dont say its not worth it, when you can sleep with no fear, that kind of time is worth any thing.- FFX
Originally posted by The GoonLet me tell you what the purpose of this episode was:
Also, it was nice seeing John Schneider again. He played broken Jonathan Kent pretty well.
Yes, that dress was amazing. And yes, John Schneider is always great in Smallville.
This was a pointless episode since the Earth-2 thing shouldn't be anyone's concern at this point. The 'moving to Metropolis' plot could have been done as 2nd story in another episode. Maybe this was to create some doubt as to wether Tess can go down the wrong path again? For a super-huge bad guy, they have used Darkseid too little imo.
My first memories of Jack Palance were when he hosted Ripley's Believe It Or Not, and when he played a villain on an episode of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Still, some fond memories, as I loved both shows when I was a kid. RIP Jack Palance