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07 May 2009 @ 09:16 pm
8.21 'Injustice' Review!  
So after being completely disappointed with 'Beast', I have to say I wasn't expecting much this episode. What I was really looking forward to was that Tom Welling was directing. Some of the episodes he has directed before have landed on my favorites list (e.g. 'Hydro', 'Apocalypse') so a part of me can't help but keep my fingers crossed.

I have to say I didn't hate it as much as last week. I actually kind of liked it. Sure I was screaming at the TV for part of it, as usual and I HATE how everyone's treating Clark but Clark himself was AMAZING. OMG! SO SUPERMAN. I just worship the ground that man walks on. I was just so distracted at how AWESOME he was. And HOT. Wearing all black ... *dies* Tom Welling gets more gorgeous every day, I swear.

I think the going character by character review I did last week worked for so I'm going to try that again.

Let's start with Clark, cuz Clark is WIN. I love him so much, it's ridiculous. I LOVE his plans and I will not apologize. I don't get why he's not appreciated more by everyone else. I really thought that his plan of last week to send Doomsday to the Phantom Zone was brilliant and I really liked the idea of splitting Doomsday and Davis with the Black K. I mean, he gets to save Davis while getting rid of the monster. But nobody liked it. I guess that really shows that he is one of a kind. He has this compassion, this huge heart, this belief in humanity that nobody can ever replicate. There's only one Superman and Clark showed tonight why he's always been my favorite superhero.

I must also add how I have really enjoyed seeing Clark all grown up. I mean, the way he defended himself and his beliefs tonight? Against Oliver, against who he thought was Chloe and even Tess? That is not the shy 14-year old we saw in s1 but a mature man who knows what he's doing and won't compromise on his morals. EEK! I mean, I am trying my best to be coherent but I just think about his scenes and I just SMILE and want to SQUEE!

He does seriously need some new friends though. And Lois. All 3 of the past episodes Tom has directed has had Lois in it but this didn't. He really knows what he's doing with Clois scenes so it's too bad there weren't any in this episode. Anyway, back to the episode.

One good thing was that he had a lot of scenes with Oliver. Unfortunately, they were mostly sucky scenes. The first one was just wonderful for a shipper like me though. I mean, I had real hope when they were talking in Ollie's office. "I knew I could count on you." "That's something that will never change." OMG! I died! I had so much HOPE there and realized that I just adore my OTP so much. Then Ollie had to go screw everything up. I have to say, they have a lot of chemistry even when fighting. Sexual tension all over the place! ;D

I also loved that Ollie came and saved Clark cuz that was what I was hoping for. But I was really freaked out when he just kept punching that guy and probably would've killed him if Clark hadn't interfered. I don't know what's happened to Oliver but he's seriously gone over the deep end. :(

Another person that Clark had a lot of scenes with was Tess, who is also in the "Clark should kill" club. Cassidy and Tom do have chemistry and I enjoy their scenes together. I was really pissed off when she destroyed the crystal though. What right does she have? She and Oliver are two people who are way out of their league when it comes to Doomsday and they need to realize that. Does she know anything about the Phantom Zone? No? Then she should STFU and let Clark go on his way. We all know that Clark will end up killing Doomsday but it shouldn't be because EVERYONE else keeps screwing with his plans.

His save of "Chloe" was very nice too. This is probably the only episode where Chloe just wasn't there. I mean, Allison was but Chloe was gone. The shape shifter who was pretending to be her studied Chloe well. I mean, I didn't know it wasn't her until it was revealed.

I kind of wished we got to see Clark drive that car though! ;) I like that doctor ... he's a very interesting character and I am happy to see him back. Even though I don't know where he came from, I hope he sticks around. He makes a good side character.

Anyway, Clark rocked so let's moved on to all the less rocking characters.

Starting with Oliver. I have to say, I had my suspicions when he was flirting with Tess. I echoed Tess' sentiments when she was all "don't you take a hint?" But it was actually quite smart, getting her fingerprints. I was impressed. I have to say, I almost died laughing when he got caught in mansion and decided to strip and get into the bed. I should've known it's been a while since JH has taken off his shirt and he had to compensate for Davis being missing. Tess has a stronger will than I do though. I'd have been all "hell yeah!"

I wish he would stop lecturing Clark though. I can't believe he had that stupid Kryptonite ring on him though. It did save Clark's life but the fact that he just had it WITH him? If I was Clark, I would've been distrustful too. I couldn't believe he just admitted that he killed Lex like that. That scene broke my heart. Clark being all "we're not on the same side" and them just parting ways ... oh god, they kill me. I want to believe that they can redeem Ollie but at this point, I don't have much faith in the writers.

Next: Tess. She's DEVIOUS and EVIL. I'm very impressed with Cassidy. Even though she bugged me with what she did, she's the bad guy and you're not supposed to root for her. Besides, Clark held his ground, which made the scenes interesting. She clearly knows Clark's secret and just enjoys knowing. Her last scene had me going "???" Correct me if I'm wrong but was that Jor-El's voice we heard in that purple ball?

I was "meh" about the Injustice League but I am glad that the actress playing Bette learned to enunciate. I was bugged with all her mumbling in "Plastique" but this was better. If the producers work on this a bit more, they could probably make for interesting villains in the future.

Tom Welling did a great job with the directing. He didn't have an easy one to work with but he proved once again that he's just a natural with the behind the scenes stuff. :)

I think if they do good by Clark, I can appreciate the episode and they did so I do.

Feel free to share your thoughts!
 
 
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miss sullivanburningqueen on May 8th, 2009 06:33 am (UTC)
WAIT WAIT I HAVEN'T SEEN IT YET, BUT JUST TELL ME - WAS IT GOOD?
svgurl: clark supermansvgurl on May 8th, 2009 06:36 am (UTC)
I can't say I didn't have my issues with it but Clark was great so I liked it. :)
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Susan: {smallville} justice leagueburstoflight on May 8th, 2009 06:43 am (UTC)
I thought maybe it was Zod's voice? But maybe it was Jor-El? IDK.

Tom Welling's direction was brilliant though.

I love how this cast has such mad chemistry with each other. It's awesome. :)
svgurl: tom directorsvgurl on May 8th, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
I really couldn't tell who's voice it was. I just guessed Jor-El but maybe it's Zod?

Tom Welling's direction was brilliant though.
It WAS! He had a tough episode to work with but I think he really pulled it off. :D

And yes, this cast has a lot of chemistry with each other. It makes scenes a lot more fun. :)
Jen: ClarkUpUpAway by Christina Katjlvsclrk on May 8th, 2009 07:16 am (UTC)
Yay! Its going to take me a while to write my review because there were parts I loved and parts that left me numb. But at least not utterly enraged like last week. But foremost, like you, I loved Clark. It was wonderful to get to hear him clearly state his moral stand. I know some people will think the whole thing is moot when Clark has to kill Doomie in the end, but its going to be an absolute last resort because people - both so called friends and enemies - have short circuited his attempts at a better solution. And there will be lives in iminent danger - no "take him out while you have the chance" crap. I wouldn't be surprised if the toll of this season leads to a bit of a mental break for Clark next season.

Ollie, ollie, ollie. Well, I will give him credit for finally having admitted to Lex's murder, and admitting that it haunts him. But other than that, grrrr. I also find it so telling that for all his talk about doing what it takes, he carries Tess away from the scene of the final attack like a bride, even though she's guilty of two murders in this episode alone.

And it looks like Chloe's plan of keeping Doomie contained are going just swimmingly, seeing as he's killed once already on their road trip. Granted they were being attacked, but couldn't she see that possibility coming?
svgurl: clark suitsvgurl on May 8th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
Well, I can't wait to read your thoughts! :)

But foremost, like you, I loved Clark.
He was very Superman in this episode! I adored him so much.

It was wonderful to get to hear him clearly state his moral stand. I know some people will think the whole thing is moot when Clark has to kill Doomie in the end, but its going to be an absolute last resort because people - both so called friends and enemies - have short circuited his attempts at a better solution.
Exactly. It really was a last resort and he won't set out to murder. The fight will just come to him having to kill Doomsday.

Ollie, ollie, ollie. Well, I will give him credit for finally having admitted to Lex's murder, and admitting that it haunts him.
That's true. I mean, I was happy when they showed him having remorse in "Hex" but then, he almost goes and kills that Injustice League member and it was really scary.

Chloe's plan sucks. IDK what she's thinking. I mean, she should've expected that people would be on the search for Doomsday. :\
Natasha: employee benefittheclexfactor on May 8th, 2009 11:45 am (UTC)
I liked the episode, personally, but mostly because of Clark and the fact that one of the Injustice League was MOTHER F-ING PARASITE!!!!

AND LIVEWIRE!!!

But yeah, everything you said about Clark is TEH TRUTH!
svgurl: clark supermansvgurl on May 8th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
I liked the episode, personally, but mostly because of Clark
Clark was major win. I loved him to pieces. :D

I don't know much about the Injustice League other than what I've researched but I'll take your word on the awesome. ;)
firestarhiei: What can I say he's firestarhiei on May 8th, 2009 01:54 pm (UTC)
Clark is just awesome!!!!!!!! He was my fav part of last night's episode you know besides JH with his shirt off lol. I totally agree I would not have had the self control Tess did when finding a very naked Oliver in her bed. It would not have taken to much convincing to get me in the bed with him. And Tom really does seem to get more gorgeous with age. Dammit it kills me that he's so out or reach and very unavailable lol.
svgurl: clark suitsvgurl on May 8th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
Clark was really amazing ... just totally Superman. That's why I love when Tom directs ... he makes sure Clark is treated right and Clark's character tends to be stronger. JH with his shirt off was nice. ;)

I totally agree I would not have had the self control Tess did when finding a very naked Oliver in her bed. It would not have taken to much convincing to get me in the bed with him.
No convincing at all. I would've jumped him right there and then.

And Tom really does seem to get more gorgeous with age. Dammit it kills me that he's so out or reach and very unavailable lol.
To everyone. His wife is a lucky woman. :)
Babydracky: GAbabydracky on May 8th, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC)
I suppose I'll watch all Ollie's episode after the finale to catch up with him.
Will I survive? I'm not so sure...
svgurl: oliver 'odyssey'svgurl on May 8th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
LOL Well, you shouldn't take my word on it. I always say "watch and form your own opinion".
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backrose_17: colliebackrose_17 on May 8th, 2009 09:47 pm (UTC)
Last night ep only made me love Clark more. I loved the first Collie scence and I was so hoping that they were finale getting back on track. But no, I should remember that this is Smallville. Their last scence broke my heart. But I simple loved Clark, he was so amazing standing up to Oliver.

I think it was Jor-El's voice in the purple ball.

I agree Tess had no right in destroying the crystal. Everyone is detmird that Clark has to kill DoomsDay. There is nothing wrong with Clark plan, it is the one Superman would stick with. I do have to give Tess credit in resitaning a naked Oliver, me I would have jumped the man, even if he is acting like an asshole.

But awsome directing by Tom Welling.
svgurl: tom directorsvgurl on May 9th, 2009 07:50 am (UTC)
Clark was seriously my favorite part of the episode. LOVE him.

I loved the first Collie scence and I was so hoping that they were finale getting back on track.
I know! I was like "oh, yay!" But then, like you said, it's SV so it was all false hope. That last scene killed me. Oh, boys. :(

I thought it was Jor-El too but I wasn't sure.

I agree Tess had no right in destroying the crystal.
She's just one seriously deluded female. I don't know what's wrong with her. Clark will be forced to kill Doomsday, as someone else said, because all his friends and enemies removed all other options.

I do have to give Tess credit in resitaning a naked Oliver, me I would have jumped the man, even if he is acting like an asshole.
She has amazing willpower. I too wouldn't have been able to resist.

Tom had a tough episode to direct and he did a wonderful job. :D
lipssewnshut122 on May 8th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
This is the first episode I've wanted to watch in many weeks. Attempted to watch I should say. I didn't even get to watch the whole episode. Damnit all. But I do admit the 40 minutes that I watched was defiantly better than the 5 minutes I watched of last weeks LOL.

And Clark is epic. I love him so muchly also. But it's too bad that Oliver has strayed from where he is supposed to be, but..........................damnit I wish we could do something about it.

And when Clark was telling Chloe that he would try to use the black K on Davis/Doomsday to seperate them, and Chloe was all like "well what if it doesn't work, and screw it up" and blah, I was just like "SHUT THE FUCK UP RIGHT NOW! You already fucking screwed up everything else Chloe"....Just why does she have to...suck right now? Or was it even Chloe? Even still...it makes me mad.

Okay so explain this whole...shapeshifter thing. What happened? I'm confuzzled.
svgurl: clark suitsvgurl on May 9th, 2009 07:57 am (UTC)
I was looking forward to Tom's directing but I was dreading this one just a little bit. That sucks that you didn't get to see all of it but it's good that you liked it better.

Clark is SO epic ... he was definitely very Superman in this episode. &hearts

. But it's too bad that Oliver has strayed from where he is supposed to be, but..........................damnit I wish we could do something about it.
It's a damn shame. I don't like hating Ollie ... I want to love him but they make it so hard. I want to hope that they will redeem him but I don't have much faith in this show.

It wasn't Chloe in the episode. There was this meteor mutant on Tess's Injustice League and she had the ability to shapeshift, kind of like Brainiac. Tess told her to pretend to be Chloe to get close to Clark and find out info.
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Tigerquiet__tiger on May 10th, 2009 02:08 am (UTC)
Clark was really good. He has a good plan and I don't understand why everyone is so down on him all the time.

Oliver, however, is out of his pretty blonde head. Dear lord, what the hell is he doing?

Tess is driving me crazy. She's not adding anything new anymore except craziness. And leaving Oliver naked! WTF! These women are crazy.

Bruce Wayne carries a Green K ring on him, too. It's in case Superman gets mindcontrolled or something. Nothing can stop him without the green K, so it's just a back up in case something goes wrong. Clark may be upset about it now but I hope he realizes it's just a safety measure, like if he gets on Red K or gets split in two or whatever again.

The last Collie scene made no sense to me. We need more focus on these two guys and for them to resolve things like men, not just undermine each other.

I couldn't tell if it was Jor-El's voice. I think it must be and that it was, but I wasn't sure.

The Injustice League is a *great* storyline--I'm pissed it was shoved into this ep a the end of the season.
svgurl: clark/oliver break awaysvgurl on May 11th, 2009 12:50 am (UTC)
Clark was really good. He has a good plan and I don't understand why everyone is so down on him all the time.
Either do I. Ollie wants Clark to kill and Chloe used to want to completely save Doomsday, despite the fact he's a murderer himself. I think Clark should tell them both to STFU and do his own thing. He seems to have the best plan off all.

Have you noticed the darker his hair gets, the dumber his decisions are? I want to grab a bottle of blonde dye and dump it on his head.

Tess is driving me crazy. She's not adding anything new anymore except craziness. And leaving Oliver naked! WTF! These women are crazy.
I used to like her a lot but she's frustrating me now. And IDK how she can leave Ollie naked like that! She has more willpower than I do, that's for sure.

Correct me if I am wrong but didn't Clark give Bruce that ring? It was a sign of trust. Ollie had that thing behind his back and I do believe that betrayal hurt, even though it did save his life that time.

Clark and Ollie need to just work together. Their last scene was so frustrating.

I couldn't tell if it was Jor-El's voice. I think it must be and that it was, but I wasn't sure.
I just guessed it was. I wasn't sure either.

Maybe they'll bring back the Injustice League in s9?
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bradygirl_12: clark--ollie (mine!)bradygirl_12 on May 10th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)
The boys definitely had sizzling chemistry. A pity it was because they at loggerheads most of the night.. :(
svgurl: clark/oliver nuzzlingsvgurl on May 11th, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)
There was sexual tension all over the place! But yes, it was sad they had to fight so much. I want them to just be friends ... is that too much to ask? :(
shelly505 on May 10th, 2009 03:56 am (UTC)
I'M SO CONFUSED BY THE ENDING D:
But other then that (and the horrible Clark treatment and Clark's inability to realize Chloe isn't a victim in this- she went with Davis all by herself) I enjoyed this one! Tom did amazing as usual! Our boys are fighting but I still couldnt help but love all their scenes together. I just hope if Ollie returns next season they can work things out!
I love love love Tess sooo much♥
And her scenes with Oliver were good I thought, although I still cant ship them together.
Bette was still a bit annoying but NOTHING compared to 'Plastique' LOL

Edited at 2009-05-10 03:57 am (UTC)
svgurl: clark/oliver break awaysvgurl on May 11th, 2009 01:00 am (UTC)
Why are you confused? Tess has that same purple shiny ball that Lex had in s7.

Clark needs to realize Chloe isn't a victim either (even though Chloe's "I'm doing this all for YOUUU doesn't help) but he likes to believe the best in people. But Clark really rocked this episode.

Our boys are fighting but I still couldnt help but love all their scenes together. I just hope if Ollie returns next season they can work things out!
They're just so angsty! I love their first scene but the rest hurt so much. I hope they can mend their broken bonds too. It'll kill me if Ollie leaves or something and they end with such a bad note.

Tess is a mixed bag. Cassidy is a wonderful actress but IDK of what to make of her.

I'll never ship Ollie/Tess so you're not alone.

I am not a fan of Bette but yeah, she's definitely improved since "Plastique", which I was very grateful for.
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kashmir_heroin on May 11th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CLARK LOVE. I'm with you all the way. I love the way he tries to see the good in people and tries to save people, to the very end. everyone seems to be looking at that as a negative quality.

Tom did do a great job with directing, as always. :D

I CAN'T BELIEVE OLIVER. with the kryptonite ring, and so SHAMELESS about everything he'd done. the writers have skewed him SO MUCH AND IT MAKES ME UNHAPPY. I want good!Ollie back.
svgurl: clark supermansvgurl on May 11th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CLARK LOVE. I'm with you all the way. I love the way he tries to see the good in people and tries to save people, to the very end. everyone seems to be looking at that as a negative quality.
I adore Clark! He's just so freaking AMAZING! I hate how everyone else is trying to kill his hope and faith in people. Jerks.

Tom's a great director! &hearts

Ollie ... oh, Ollie/i>. I just don't know what to do about him. :(

I want good!Ollie back.
Same here!