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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Commentary with a Co-Ed: Doomsday rocks Smallville

by Ashley Gouveia

Now that is what I’m talking about!

I absolutely loved the most recent episode of Smallville. I was getting worried that I had lost the show that had originally captivated my attention. Weird alien princesses and psychotic jewelers don’t add up to fascinating hours of television for me. However, a heroic Clark and the beginnings of one of the ultimate super villains can certainly glue me to the tube. Pair those two things with a Sam Witwer shower scene, and I’m calling it the best episode of the season.

There wasn’t much to not like about this episode. Jimmy was in it, and even he didn’t bother me like he usually does. Davis Bloome was back and seemingly causing murders all over Metropolis. I want to give applause to Sam Witwer because his teary confession to Chloe was heartbreaking. It had me wanting to give him a big hug and hope he doesn’t go all Doomsday on me. He is eventually going to take out Superman, but I can’t help but feel sorry for the guy.

Chloe helping the meteor infected at Isis was certainly something new for her. But she still had that investigative drive which I loved to see. The old Chloe is still in there somewhere. It was great to see her back at the Daily Planet again even if it wasn’t in any official capacity. Clark going behind her back to get the names of her clients was enough to cause some friction between the two. But I thought it made for a great dynamic throughout the episode.

Speaking of great dynamic, Allison Mack and Sam Witwer have amazing chemistry together. They hit all of their scenes out of the park. Chloe really feels that Davis is a good person and isn’t capable of hurting anyone. Like Clark said, she is putting a lot of trust into someone she just met. I thought it was really interesting that when Davis asked her if there was anyone else she felt an ease with, she didn’t say Jimmy. Well, I think we all know the answer to that one.

I have noticed that Smallville has taken a darker tone this season. The sets in Metropolis are always dark and gloomy a definite contrast to the consistently sunny Kent Farm. I think it’s their way of maturing the show a little bit, giving it more of an edge. I’m kind of enjoying it, but it would be nice to see the old Kent Farm for a longer amount of time.

All in all, it was a great episode and if there’s more like that one headed our way, then I welcome it.

Commentary with a Co-Ed is a weekly column at Tube Talk new every Friday


Stephanie said...

It seems like my first comment got lost, so here I am again!

I knew you where going to post something about this episode, it was amazing. Episode's like Prey remind me why I still watch Smallville (besides AM). And I'm a big fan of the Allison/Sam pairing, always lovely to see two great actors onscreen together!

Have you guys seen the new pics for "abyss", my chlark heart skipped a beat.

tube talk girl said...

Sorry, Stephanie. I'm not sure what happened with your comment.

I haven't seen the Abyss photos yet. I usually get them at the end of the previous week from the network, so I'll be looking forward to them!!!!

Last night rocked, by the way. Clark can wear a layered t-shirt. Whew.

Anonymous said...

Last night's Smallville was so good. The cape line made me laugh out loud.

brainiac said...

The show is really doing well this season. I like this new direction. Bravo Smallville guys.

ashley said...

stephanie, I'm with you on those Abyss photos. They are amazing! I know I'm probably going to cry during that episode. LOL.

Prey was a FANTASTIC episode. It's my favorite one of the season so far. Odyssey would probably be second. Allison and Sam have great chemistry. I'm lovin' their scenes together. Now if we could just get Clark, Chloe and Davis all together that would be great.

I laughed out loud at the cape line too. That whole scene was really cool with Oliver and Clark. Even the Jimmy/Clark scenes were nice.

brainiac, these last two episodes have definitely restored my faith.

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