So the mystery of what happened in the last episode was cleared up. While the concept isn’t new, it’s still one I enjoy: people hooked up to computers and thinking their dream world is a reality. I liked the soft-lensed lighting in the dream world. Good idea.
The ol’ trust issue was back, but I couldn’t blame Clark for not trusting Chloe, and not just because she had gone away without telling anyone. For the past few years, she’s been cold, cynical, and not above spying on her friends and colleagues ‘for their own good’. Fine, but don’t expect the people being spied on to appreciate it.
And I thought maybe she was lying about trying to save them all! You can't tell on this show! ;)
Now, knowing Smallville, she could still have a hidden agenda, but she seems like the old Chloe again instead of the bitter Chloe of recent years.
I liked the flying scene, and it’s true that of all the heroes, Clark has resisted the final step, probably because deep down he knows that his life will never be the same again, and that as the world’s mightiest hero, he’s going to have a heckuva lot of responsibility. Who among us might not want to delay that a little, especially if they aren’t power-hungry?
The scene at the end with Clark and Chloe: was that a jab at Lex? That Chloe knowing that Clark was holding back yet she still continued to be his friend, knowing that it was up to him to say something? I suppose it is. I’m afraid that one of Lex’s flaws is his burning need to know everything, and that helped fray his friendship with Clark. He simply couldn’t wait until Clark told him (if he ever did).
Now I know that Smallville rarely sticks to canon, even its own, but will they be coming up with an explanation for why Chloe is virtually unknown in the 30th century, while others like Lois and Jimmy and Perry and the Kents are? You’d think an old friend and supporter like Chloe would get plenty of buzz.
And if she turned out to be an enemy (I still think that Brainiac is lurking around in her brain), wouldn’t that be noteworthy, too?
And if Chloe is doomed to disappear or do something that won't allow Ollie to be with her anymore, can we get Dinah to help pick up the pieces? I'm glad that she and Chloe had some interaction in this episode (Great fight scene. I love when the Canary uses her Cry!). Maybe we'll see more of her in the remaining episodes.
Does Justin Hartley do Woobie Ollie well or what? :)
Oh, well, looks like Lionel gets his wish next week and he’s in cozy with Martha again after all these years! ;)