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04 March 2011 @ 10:22 pm
10.16 'scion' review  
All right, it's Friday and that means Smallville. This is the last episode before we go into hiatus until April 15th.

It was ... interesting. There were parts I liked and others that I didn't. I already read spoilers and realized that Alexander Luthor = Conner Kent AKA Kon-El AKA Superboy. I was surprised at the development but at least that means they can make way for the real Lex to be alive. I really didn't want the Lex Luthor Clark faces in the future to be a clone.

Anyway, moving on to the actual episode.

The Good:

Clark. I love Clark and I love how he came around to Conner. He was great in all of his scenes, from his awkward moments with Tess to his confrontation scene with both Lionel and Conner. Is it any surprise that he's my Superman? Not to mention my favorite character.

Clois! All their scenes were pure gold. I love that he opened up to her. The show so rarely allows us to get into Clark's POV or let us feel sympathy for him. He couldn't have had an easy childhood and we got a bit of insight into that today. I really loved it. Plus, Lois talking about having kids with Clark? I died. Clois babies = ♥

Lois Lane. That woman is a badass and hot as hell. I love how strong she is and how she is so supportive of Clark. She was skeptical about Conner but she was willing to back Clark by saying that he'll have both of them. How awesome is she? Plus her line about Conner being the lovechild of Clark Kent and Lex Luthor? Major win. She seriously gets some of the best one liners on the show and Erica just delivers all of them perfectly.

Lois and Tess. I love when they share a scene. Even more so when they're working together. It makes me happy. :D

Tess. She's so awesome. I love how she is willing to take on Lionel and doesn't back down. Plus, when she found out how to get him kicked out and even laced his drink? Sheer genius. I was cheering her on. Tess Mercer = definition of a strong woman. She's flawed but she's also tough, intelligent and knows how to get things done. I can't say enough good things about Cassidy's acting.

Clark and Tess. How adorably awkward was their barn scene? "How are you?" LOL at the small talk attempts. It was nicely played by both of them.

Clark and Conner. I actually liked seeing Clark help Conner with his abilities and that last scene in the barn? Very sweet. Clark talking about his parents was a nice touch and I smiled at Clark enrolling Conner at Smallville High and giving him his last name. LOL at Conner in the flannel. My sister even made a note of it.

The Bad:

No closure on what happened between Conner and Lois. He tried to force himself on her and then almost killed her. But were there any repercussions? No. None of the characters even talked about it! I think Lois at least deserves an apology. She has to live with this guy and we just jumped from her running away to the sappy Clois barn scene. I was not okay with that. Just one more thing that was shoved to Offsceenville. I swear, that must be the best show ever.

Lionel. John Glover is a great actor and while Lionel has his moments, his overall storyline is boring me and IMHO, just wasting screen time. I'm not really invested in what's going on with him. Tess and he play off each other well but that's about it.

Also, wasn't Tess supposed to give Clark and Lois a wedding present? What happened to that? I am a little let down because I was looking forward to it. :(

Overall:

It was pretty good. I don't exactly know how I feel about it, because it had its strengths and weaknesses. Not one of the worst but not one of my favorites either.

I can't believe we're on hiatus again until April 15th. Then it's the final stretch! But I'm not thinking of that right now.

Feel free to share your thoughts!
 
 
 
That's what she said.scatterbrain___ on March 5th, 2011 06:51 am (UTC)
Plus, Lois talking about having kids with Clark? I died. Clois babies = ♥

THISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. I waved my hands in the air at this part hahahaaha. SO SWEET OMG.

I love Lionel and I'm glad he's back, but this episode wasn't as enjoyable as the ones before. I miss old Lionel :(.

I agree with the Clark and Tess awkwardness being adorable :). I love Tess, I'm so glad she turned out to be a good guy.
svgurl: tesssvgurl on March 8th, 2011 12:25 am (UTC)
THISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. I waved my hands in the air at this part hahahaaha. SO SWEET OMG
That was just really adorable. It made me smile after all the nonsense.

I ove Lionel and I'm glad he's back, but this episode wasn't as enjoyable as the ones before. I miss old Lionel :(.
Exactly. Regular Lionel was a great villain and AU Lionel is fine in the AU world but in the real one, he's irrelevant and boring. Also, a huge waste of screen time. Glover is a great actor but he can only do so much with these plots.

I agree with the Clark and Tess awkwardness being adorable :). I love Tess, I'm so glad she turned out to be a good guy.
I love their friendship and I love Tess. She's really won me over these past few seasons. I'm glad she's good too.
Jenjlvsclrk on March 5th, 2011 07:09 am (UTC)
Yeah, Lionel didn't really work for me - the confrontations with Tess were a pale imitation of what we saw him do with Lex in seasons gone by. I guess the major difference is that Tess has no reason to love him or seek his approval, which was always one of Lionel's major weapons in the battle with Lex.

I also agree with you on the Lois front - she deserves a MAJOR apology (and I kind of feel Lex is owed an apology too for the implication that the potential rapist in Connor came from him).

But I'll give this an above average grade because I did enjoy the Clark stuff so much - I'd love to see some Clois babies!
svgurl: clark/lois 'masquerade'svgurl on March 8th, 2011 12:09 am (UTC)
Yeah, Lionel didn't really work for me - the confrontations with Tess were a pale imitation of what we saw him do with Lex in seasons gone by. I guess the major difference is that Tess has no reason to love him or seek his approval, which was always one of Lionel's major weapons in the battle with Lex.
I liked how she triumphed over him in their final scene but it really is a "been there, done that" type thing with the Luthors. Not impressed and it's wasting screen time that should be spent on Clark. You make a good point about the difference. The fact that it's not the real Lionel must play a part too.

I also agree with you on the Lois front - she deserves a MAJOR apology (and I kind of feel Lex is owed an apology too for the implication that the potential rapist in Connor came from him).
She does. At the very least, we should've seen some repercussions. I heard there was some sort of apology and then they decided to delete the scene. Apparently, AU Lionel is more interesting. As for Lex, I agree on that too. We saw what Lex's dark side can do in 'Onyx' but Clark is hardly a saint when he is on redk. Let's not forget that he kidnapped Lana from her engagement party and kissed her against her will. So, to blame it all on Lex is really unfair.

But I'll give this an above average grade because I did enjoy the Clark stuff so much - I'd love to see some Clois babies!
The Clark parts were really what saved the episode and is keeping me from hating it. And yes, Clois babies would be adorable. Clark with babies always makes my heart explode with joy.
Loony Loopy Lea Lovegoodchickadilly on March 5th, 2011 07:10 am (UTC)
No closure on what happened between Conner and Lois. He tried to force himself on her and then almost killed her. But were there any repercussions? No. None of the characters even talked about it! I think Lois at least deserves an apology. She has to live with this guy and we just jumped from her running away to the sappy Clois barn scene. I was not okay with that. Just one more thing that was shoved to Offsceenville. I swear, that must be the best show ever.

This.

I started out loving this episode but then felt cheated that something THAT major was just left off ... there needed to be some sort of either closure or a hint that we'll see more from it in future episodes. I can't imagine Lois would find it that easy to forget?
svgurl: lois annoyedsvgurl on March 8th, 2011 12:04 am (UTC)
I started out loving this episode but then felt cheated that something THAT major was just left off ... there needed to be some sort of either closure or a hint that we'll see more from it in future episodes.
Exactly. It seemed good at first, with the Clark & Tess awkward scene and even Conner's little crush was cute but then that happened and there was no resolution, which left me pissed. I doubt we'll get any in the future either, which irritates me to no end.

I can't imagine Lois would find it that easy to forget?
I can't believe it would either. How she could just be all "la di da" about living with a guy who almost killed her confuses the hell out of me. It isn't realistic, not at all.
eternal_moonieeternal_moonie on March 5th, 2011 11:32 am (UTC)
absolutely loved most of it, but not a single Kara mention. I got upset about that.
stranj100: Worlds fineststranj100 on March 5th, 2011 03:13 pm (UTC)
I have been missing Kara, too. Especially with all the wedding talk. I doubt she would miss that.
svgurl: karasvgurl on March 7th, 2011 11:58 pm (UTC)
Hmm ... I suppose it's weird that she hasn't been mentioned in reference to the wedding, but considering Smallville's "out of sight, out of mind" policy when it comes to characters that are no longer around, I'm not surprised. Though I did think of her when Conner managed to control his heat vision by destroying kryptonite.
stranj100: my boystranj100 on March 5th, 2011 03:11 pm (UTC)
I would like to reply coherently, but I'm to busy squeeing like the Superboy fanboy I am.
svgurl: clark son of kryptonsvgurl on March 7th, 2011 11:59 pm (UTC)
I've never read the comics so I don't know much about Superboy. But it's good that someone is enjoying it.
stranj100: my boystranj100 on March 8th, 2011 02:48 am (UTC)
In the comics, Conner was created by Cadmus to replace Clark after his death. Kryptonian DNA is too complicated to replicate, so they created a human/Kryptonian hybrid. It was retconned, Lex hijacked project and used his own DNA. Lex wanted to turn him into a weapon.

Conner is my favorite of the Superfamily. I find him more approachable than Clark. He is very earnest and wants to live up to Clark's image, but suffers from doubt thanks to his Lex DNA. That made me laugh when Lois called him Clark and Lex's love child.
svgurl: clark superman costumesvgurl on March 9th, 2011 03:08 am (UTC)
I see. Interesting. I knew that Conner was a mix of Lex and Clark's DNA, created by Lex, but that was all. Thanks for the info.

That made me laugh when Lois called him Clark and Lex's love child.
Same here. Lois does get some of the best one-liners in the show.
Trust me. I'm the Doctor.: LOTS ϟ HBICSakisswithafist on March 5th, 2011 11:10 pm (UTC)
I love Lionel to death, but I'm not feeling this alternate Lionel storyline as much as I thought I would. :(
svgurl: clark in glassessvgurl on March 8th, 2011 12:00 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think it's just dragged out and unnecessary. The AU Lionel was fine in 'Luthor' as it was good to see Glover again, but there was no need to bring him into the "real" world. We don't have a lot of episodes left and plots like this take up time that could be spent on other stuff.