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14 May 2011 @ 12:47 am
10.21/22 'Finale' Review  
I have been equally dreading and looking forward to this day and it's here. Not only is it here but it's over. Smallville is done. This is the last SV episode review I'll ever write. Wow. I wasn't sure what to expect with the finale but I've been crossing my fingers that they'll give us a great send off. Tom Welling praised it and while actors don't speak ill of their own shows, I trust him more than most people.

Before it aired here on the west coast, people who had seen it were telling me how much I'd love it so I grew more excited. So I watched, both emotional yet completed anticipating what was to come.

And it was EPIC! It was amazing. Just as wonderful as I hoped it would be. I just loved it, from the minute that it started. Hearing Michael Rosenbaum say the previously on and then Tom Welling announcing the Smallville finale was a dream come true! It was just perfect and felt right.

Were there a few issues? Sure, why not. But for me, everything that I wanted to happen did and there were so much WIN that I can't even bring myself to contemplate whatever problems there may have been. Though Tess dying? Made me sad as hell. I was worried about her so freaking much and I hated that it wasn't really acknowledged by everyone.

But onto the squee!

The Good:

Uh, everything? Okay. Seriously though. Let's start with my favorite character: Clark. Clark, OH CLARK. You amazing perfect person you. How are you so great? And heroic? Tom Welling, you are my Superman. Period. Clark Kent has grown so much over these past ten years and today, we saw the culmination of everything that he's been through. We didn't see the birth of a hero ... no, we saw the next step in his journey, because as far as I'm concerned, he's always been a hero, even without the suit. He was perfect in every scene. I love that he was afraid because as someone on Twitter said, 'courage is not the absence of fear'. I love that we saw him look back on his life and take that in. I love him faltering, almost falling, but getting back up and facing his future. Just ... wow. And he FLEW! All by himself, which was what I really wanted from the show. Plus he got the suit! I wish we had a clearer picture of him in it, but him saving the airplane was just epic! Also, I love the fact that he saw him in space too. And that final scene with him? I love that he was the last person we saw because that was what was right.

Clark's parents were also lovely. Martha and Jonathan! ♥ Oh, I've missed the Kent family dynamic. It was really the heart of the show. The first Clark & Martha conversation made me sad (I still think she should've been more clear about what she wanted them to do- Clark and Lois living at the farm at this stage in their lives is impractical) but I like how she pointed out that you don't have to hold on or let go. There's no need for extremes, which was nice. The hug in the barn was just wonderful. I like that it was Jonathan who gave Clark the suit.

Hell, even the Fortress was good for once! I like Clark's scenes with Jor-El, both after Darkseid punched him and afterwards. I have never made my dislike for his Arctic Fortress a secret but it actually was good in this episode. Just another winner for the finale!

And Clark's lady love was perfect too. Lois Lane, you HBIC you. She proved how much of a HBIC she is time and time again, never more so than this episode. I love that gorgeous BAMF. Erica Durance will always be my Lois Lane. There's no doubt about it. I love her and her insecurities and doubts. I love her strength. I love how HUMAN she is. She makes mistakes, she has fears but she overcomes them and fights for what she believes in, fights for what and WHO she loves. I love her knocking out that dumbass reporter and taking her place. I love her going up against all those politicians. Even they couldn't resist Lois Lane and caved! She was awesome in the present and great in the future too.

Though they were great separately, they were even better together. Clois, how are you so amazing and perfect? And meant to be? It's a shame we didn't see them get married but they were so wonderful that I couldn't be upset. Erica and Tom's chemistry is out of this world. I mean, they had a freaking door in between them and still managed to have chemistry! They don't even have to be in the same room for it to work! How fucking crazy is that? Wow. I love how Clark fought to save their relationship. Him being all "If you want to cancel the wedding, you'll have to leave me at the altar" (paraphrasing here), then putting on his glasses and walking out? What a BAMF! Then he walked her down the aisle and they played the song 'Breathe Again' by Sara Bareilles, which I love (and I thought of _touched here, because she was the reason I associate this song with Clois). Their wedding vows were lovely, and I loved them reading each other's. Lois's having spelling corrections was just too cute and Clark's made me tear up. And they KISSED before he left! Sparks LITERALLY flew, you guys! Then he saved the plane she was on and they shared a look. Plus, their scene in the future? WIN. The flirty little look he gave her and how she went "that's hot"? It was SO hot. They rule my heart and soul, I swear.

Speaking of OTPs, my other ones shone too. Thank you show, thank you SO much for treating Clark and Ollie with respect. Their relationship has had so many ups and downs but you have them such a good ending. Between Ollie talking to Clark in the graveyard, and Clark being the one to get Ollie to overcome the mark, it was perfect. And Ollie's smile at seeing Clark flying and saving the day? He didn't even seem surprised and it was so adorable. I was in shipper heaven. I adore Clois but you guys, Clark/Ollie BROUGHT ME TO FANDOM. I found LJ because I was looking for fic for these two. I started one so I could be apart of ollieville. I started writing fic because there wasn't enough Clark/Ollie fic for them. I met my beta, boltgirl426, one of my favorite people EVER, because of them. These two have broken and repaired my heart so many times over the past 4 years and I just, I can never describe in words how much they mean. To most of you, they're just a minor ship and a lot of you don't even like Ollie. And that's okay. But to me, well, they'll always be so special and so important.

Ollie alone was great too. I was confused at how the mark worked with him, since everyone else who had it just was pure evil and a lot of the time, Ollie came off just fine, but I don't care. My BAMF came back! He went after all those other minions and took them OUT! I love his line about having a cool friend. And he was cute with Chloe.

Which leads me to my next point. Chlollie! My ship! A lot of comic purists are probably upset and I do feel for you guys, I really do. But I'm a Chlollie shipper first and foremost and I'm SO happy. They got their happy ending. Come on, they couldn't have made it any more obvious that the kid was Ollie's, from the blond hair to the bag of bow & arrows sitting at the edge of the room. They were adorable in their church scene. I loved Chloe asking him if he would've still married her without the magical champagne and he said he would! And their adorable kisses were adorable. They got the happy ending they both deserve. I'm sure if I read the comics, I'd be upset, as Ollie does have other kids there, but I feel like this ending fits THEM, and who they are on the show. SV Ollie always wanted that family and whenever he has been a playboy, it's when he's not himself. True Ollie is monogamous, and it's canon that he's a girl when it comes to relationships (ex: 10.14 'Masquerade'). So I'm not going to apologize for being thrilled that they have a family and are happy together. :D

I loved Ollie but I also loved Chloe. Chloe, Chloe, Chloe ... we've had a lot of ups and downs over the years, haven't we? I know I've gone from loving to really disliking her but I'm glad that we ended on a good note here. She was great in the episode, from the way she stole Clark's speech to give to Lois and helped her overcome her fears. Chloe's teary smile as she watched Lois realize that walking the way wasn't the answer really touched my heart. I love her catching the ring and stopping Lois from slipping the gold k ring on Clark's finger. Nice one, Chloe! She saved the day. I ended up liking the story she was reading to her kid. And the whole little Justice League mobile in the room (or at least it looked like one) was very cute. I am happy with her ending.

And CHLO-LO! This episode really gave me everything I wanted. I loved Chloe helping Lois get over her fears and I love them talking on the phone at the end. My favorite cousins are still sweet together. I've always loved their relationship and I'm beyond ecstatic that they got some time in the finale.

I've waited long enough to mention him: LEX. Michael Rosenbaum, how freaking epic were you? Is it any wonder everyone hated all the clones? The original is the best. Accept no substitutes. He was flawless. I was blown away with every scene he was in. He IS Lex Luthor.

The Clark and Lex scene killed me. Tom and Michael have this natural chemistry. 3 years later and it's still there. Their whole scene tore me up. The part where Clark apologized for not being able to save Lex? Straight to my heart. That was worth the wait.

And the scene with Lex and Tess? Also quite made of WIN. I knew Cassidy and Michael would play off each other well and they so lived up to my expectations (and surpassed them really). I also knew that Lex would kill Tess, though I was hoping otherwise. But Tess taking away his memories? That I didn't see coming. Wow. It kind of made me sad that Lex lost all those memories, especially of him and Clark. Their past was supposed to shape their future and now it'll be like all other versions. Sad. Though he seemed rather calm for someone who just lost all his memories.

Tess alone was fabulous. I love the way she figured things out and kicked butt. Her shooting Lionel was so awesome. I hated that she died because I love her so much but I loved that she died a hero. She protected Clark even as she died and she is the example of kind of impact Clark can have on a person. I love that she proved that family doesn't define people and a last name is just a last name. Tess Mercer, I will always love you.

And AARON ASHMORE! OMG! Who saw that one coming? NOT ME! I was so angry that they killed off Jimmy and they found a way to redeem themselves. They made Aaron the older Jimmy! I accept this. I love that Lois said that he had big shoes to fill, since we haven't really heard her mentioning the first Jimmy. And I don't care that nobody mentions how alike they look. He was THERE! That's all that matters.

And I heard Perry! I love him yelling and being all iconic, even if we couldn't see him. That whole future scene was just great and it looked just like Clark's dream in 9.22 'Salvation'. Intentional yes but totally perfect.

All the acting was awesome. Even John Glover was great. He's just a wonderful actor and he appropriately creeped me out as Lionel and then managed to be different when Darkseid possessed him. That whole ripping out the heart scene was a bit gross but other than that, it was all good. The woman who plays Granny Goodness once again stood out. She really does know how to be creepy. I was genuinely freaked out by her and really wanted to get her away from Tess in mansion scene. Really good casting there.

And the scene with all the flashbacks? That was lovely. So beautifully shot and edited too. I was as riveted as Clark was. I loved that they found a way to replay all those big moments on the show. Absolutely stunning.

The Bad:

Only a few things here because I don't really want to get nitpicky. I'm sad that they didn't mention Tess's death. I get why they didn't but I wanted something, at least from Clark, if not anyone else.

The Clark-Darkseid fight wasn't overly impressive, though I liked that the way he floated and came down to kick his ass. Then again, how Darkseid has been handled this entire season has been kind of 'meh' so I'm just glad that it wasn't as awful as 'Doomsday', lol.

It's weird that Clark and Lois weren't married after 7 years. I'm surprised that after all that time that they didn't find a moment to make it official. I get what they were going for but it felt strange. Just my two cents.

Also, what happened to Chloe after she left Oliver in the present? That confused me. It seemed, from the look on their faces, that she slipped something in Clark's pocket after they hugged but it never amounted to anything. IDK. I was puzzled.

Overall:

I am happy. More than that, I'm overwhelmed with joy! As well as other emotions. I wanted 3 things from the finale: Clois getting married, Clark flying and putting on the suit. Not necessarily in that order. Sure, Clois didn't get married but I got the other two and Clois was epic enough in the episode that I didn't care if they were married or not! I ended up getting a whole lot more and all in all, I'm more than satisfied. I wanted Smallville to go out with a bang and as far as I'm concerned, it did.

It took me forever to write this review, because I just kept stopping. It was too much. I didn't want to wait though and hopefully I didn't miss anything. If I did, well, it's because I'm a little emotional right now so forgive me. :D

As always, feel free to share your thoughts!
 
 
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scrollgirl: dcu smallvillescrollgirl on May 14th, 2011 08:21 am (UTC)
I'm gonna comment over on LJ since that's where most people seem to be playing, and I just wanted to say that (assuming I'm the comics fans you mention *g*) that I finally watched and it turns out that I ADORE this episode. TO PIECES. Everything was wonderful, and I've even resigned myself to SV's baby!Queen because, yeah, there NEEDED to be a small child reading Superman comics for whom these heroes are *real* and *beautiful* and *present* in their life. Someone to look up to, to believe in. And if there was going to be a kid, it might as well have been Ollie and Chloe's instead of a random kid.

Everything else was just perfect, except Tess dying--I really could have done without that, but she went out a hero and I love her and I've only seen her in, like, five episodes including this one! She's so wonderful.

Clark! Lois! Ollie! My heart is full to bursting from loving them so much. So damn epic. Those vows were perfect. Clark finally seeing Jonathan was perfect. "Miss Lane?"/"Mr. President" was perfect. Ollie's smile when Clark pushed back the darkness was perfect.
svgurl: oliver/lois/clarksvgurl on May 15th, 2011 12:26 am (UTC)
That's cool! Yeah, most of my flist comment here. DW is kind of a back-up journal for me, in case LJ dies permanently, lol.

assuming I'm the comics fans you mention *g*
Actually, you weren't. I have a lot of comic book fans on my flist but I wasn't referring to anyone really. I was mostly making a general statement. Kind of putting myself in the shoes of someone who does read the comics and is invested in the GA storyline there. I see a lot of Chlollie hate on Twitter so I was just making myself clear on where I stand, you know? I hope I didn't offend you or anything! It truly wasn't my intention.

But yay! I'm glad to hear that you liked the episode too!

I've even resigned myself to SV's baby!Queen because, yeah, there NEEDED to be a small child reading Superman comics for whom these heroes are *real* and *beautiful* and *present* in their life. Someone to look up to, to believe in. And if there was going to be a kid, it might as well have been Ollie and Chloe's instead of a random kid.
Seconding everything you said here. Also, the kid that they picked for the Chlollie child was adorable.

Everything else was just perfect, except Tess dying--I really could have done without that, but she went out a hero and I love her and I've only seen her in, like, five episodes including this one! She's so wonderful.
Yeah, I kind of predicted that Tess would die at Lex's hands and have been dreading it for a while, but like you said, I'm glad she went out as a hero. I can't wait till you see more of the episodes, because you will just adore her even more. Cassidy is fantastic as an actress and she has really made me invested in the character of Tess, more than I ever thought I would when she was first announced in s8.

Clark! Lois! Ollie! My heart is full to bursting from loving them so much. So damn epic.
They were all so awesome, weren't they?

Those vows were perfect. Clark finally seeing Jonathan was perfect. "Miss Lane?"/"Mr. President" was perfect. Ollie's smile when Clark pushed back the darkness was perfect.
Loved their vows. And I agree about the rest. The 'Miss Lane' killed me. Clark's little smile was so sexy. And I loved Ollie's smile when Clark pushed back the darkness. He's so proud of him! OH BOYS!
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lipssewnshut122 on May 14th, 2011 08:38 am (UTC)
Weeell....to me is seemed like the little boy was Chloe and Oliver's...I'm only guessing because the Green Arrow bow and arrow was in his room, or at least a replica or something. But like I said, guessing, and in my opinion, I would like to believe that.

But yes...everything was epic. I just...blahh...I don't know what my emotions are doing to me.
xinsidemyskinxxinsidemyskinx on May 14th, 2011 11:07 am (UTC)
Yeh I think he mouthed daddy when he was looking at the bow and arrow in the corner... he's so cute.. Plus i swear he's the same little boy who played Ollie as a youngest in one of the previous flash backs.
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SkylarGrace: Clois Squishyskylar0grace on May 14th, 2011 09:24 am (UTC)
They haven't aired S10 here yet and I'm anxiously waiting for it! The only bits I've heard about have been your reviews and SuperGEM's vids on YT - I know that means I have the spoilers but you guys are the biggest SV fans I know so I'm fine with that! :P And a small part of me didn't want to watch S10 because I was afraid they'd screw it up somehow but now I'm really excited!!! Seeing as it's finished there, I'm just gonna wait for a few of the final eps to make their way online and get the whole season - if I wait for it to air here I might be waiting 'til I'm old and grey :P
svgurl: clark/lois glowsvgurl on May 15th, 2011 12:34 am (UTC)
Aww, I hope you get to see season 10 soon!

And a small part of me didn't want to watch S10 because I was afraid they'd screw it up somehow but now I'm really excited!!! Seeing as it's finished there, I'm just gonna wait for a few of the final eps to make their way online and get the whole season - if I wait for it to air here I might be waiting 'til I'm old and grey :P
Well, the season isn't perfect- it had its share of ups and downs, but there were a lot of great moments and well, the finale is definitely awesome.
xinsidemyskinxxinsidemyskinx on May 14th, 2011 11:02 am (UTC)
Oh i loved it.... and I don't have words yet to describe it but i teared up... I love Chloe and Ollie's little boy he's so cute and its just wow... I shall come back when I can form words.

I can't believe it's over.
svgurl: chlollie 'roulette' smilesvgurl on May 15th, 2011 12:39 am (UTC)
I definitely had moments of getting very emotional while watching too.

I love Chloe and Ollie's little boy he's so cute and its just wow... I shall come back when I can form words.
That kid was very cute. And I understand. I had a hard time getting this review out.

Me either. It's weird. :(
phoenixnzphoenixnz on May 14th, 2011 11:08 am (UTC)
TBH, I was also a bit puzzled why they waited so long to get married in the end, but I just shrug and say to myself at least I can fix it in my stories.
As for Lex losing his memories, well, it was the only way Clark would ever be safe.
And Tess! OMG they killed her off. I kind of knew they would, and I'm sad about that. It took me a while to warm up to her, and I liked her this season.
And yes, a Chlollie baby!
I was jumping up and down all through the episode. An epic way to end the series! And I've been there since day one! It's so hard to believe it has been a major part of my life for ten years and now it's over (on tv anyway).
svgurl: chlollie & clois 'escape'svgurl on May 15th, 2011 12:42 am (UTC)
TBH, I was also a bit puzzled why they waited so long to get married in the end, but I just shrug and say to myself at least I can fix it in my stories.
Yeah, I think they did it for the plot but it doesn't really make sense. 7 years is a long time. But yes, fanfic is there to fix what canon messed up on. ;D

As for Lex losing his memories, well, it was the only way Clark would ever be safe.
Very true. I can understand it, but it felt like a copout.

And Tess! OMG they killed her off. I kind of knew they would, and I'm sad about that. It took me a while to warm up to her, and I liked her this season.
I kind of knew that they would, especially at Lex's hands, but it still sucked. She was great this season, though I have loved her for quite a while. Never more than this year though. :D

And yes, a Chlollie baby!
I know! I'm quite pleased with the Chlollie baby.

I was jumping up and down all through the episode. An epic way to end the series! And I've been there since day one! It's so hard to believe it has been a major part of my life for ten years and now it's over (on tv anyway).
I was too. It was definitely the perfect sendoff. It's amazing how much time has flown, isn't it? Wow.
dru: meter maid lexdrusplace on May 14th, 2011 01:11 pm (UTC)
I was impressed. I loved it. I loved every scene, pretty much. Ollie and Clark and Chloe and everyone.

Plus, of course LEX!!!!!

The only scene I was underwhelmed by was Heartless-Lionel with Darkseid in him. IT just didn't work for me.

But the rest was AWESOME!
svgurl: lex rollingsvgurl on May 15th, 2011 12:45 am (UTC)
Same here! Everyone was really great.

Lex was just fantastic. MR's return was everything I hoped it would be. :D

The only scene I was underwhelmed by was Heartless-Lionel with Darkseid in him. IT just didn't work for me.
It was kind of weird. Honestly, it just creeped me out more than anything.

But the rest was AWESOME!
Agreed!
darkeyedresolvedarkeyedresolve on May 14th, 2011 01:12 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed the finale for a lot of the same reason but there si something I really, really disliked.

But the Good

Chloe saving Clark for a final time made me happy, and she knowing exactly how Clark was feeling even when Lois didn't. I always want her to be his closest friend and glad some of that remained even till the end.

I really liked the resolution of Clark and Lois in it, it really made me like them as a couple.

The return of Lex was great, and it was nice to get one final scene of them together. It reminded me more of their earlier moments than after the split, Clark trying one last time to save Lex from himself.

I ,however, really hate the memory swipe. I am like, Well what the hell was the point of the show if Lex just loses all of his memories. I get Lex knowing Clark's secret was a problem for a lot of purists probably but it really didn't bother me. Smallville is never going to fit into Superman mythos anyway, I felt like it was just trying to force it to be more like the comic book.

And how does Lex become president in 2018, unless I'm totally off on his age...
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And how does Lex become president in 2018, unless I'm totally off on his age...

Lex would be 38 in 2018, which is old enough for president.
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ctbn60: SV_LEX_BACKctbn60 on May 14th, 2011 01:55 pm (UTC)
Wonderful review honey. I'm all teary eyed over here after reading it. Wonderful just wonderful. I agree what happened to Tess killed me. I screamed at the screen. But all and All I had tingles through the last half hour. IT was perfect! :D
svgurl: clark/lex 'noir' suitssvgurl on May 15th, 2011 12:54 am (UTC)
Wonderful review honey. I'm all teary eyed over here after reading it.
Aww, thank you! I was trying my best to be coherent so I'm glad you liked it! My emotions kept getting the best of me and I had to keep stopping so I didn't know at the end of it, if it made much sense, lol.

I agree what happened to Tess killed me. I screamed at the screen. But all and All I had tingles through the last half hour. IT was perfect! :D
Same here! I was freaking out when she died. I just had a bad feeling when Lex hugged her and when she was stabbed, I lost it. But yes, the last half an hour ... EPIC. :D
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svgurl: superman suitsvgurl on May 15th, 2011 12:58 am (UTC)
Same here! I squeed when he got the Superman costume and it meant so much more that it was Jonathan who gave it to him. :D
That's what she said.scatterbrain___ on May 14th, 2011 05:05 pm (UTC)
IT WAS PERFECTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!
svgurl: clark superman costumesvgurl on May 15th, 2011 12:58 am (UTC)
Agreed!
karahalliwell: Sv ; Erica/Tomkarahalliwell on May 14th, 2011 05:21 pm (UTC)
I love how you can think after the finale, because I can't. I try, but nothing, maybe I'm in shock? The was so so amazing though and the Clark/Ollie scenes were great and made me wonder what you were thinking about them, and now I know :P

Wow, my brain is so jumbled right now, I'm going to stop typing :)
svgurl: clark/lois iconic dpsvgurl on May 15th, 2011 01:00 am (UTC)
I love how you can think after the finale, because I can't. I try, but nothing, maybe I'm in shock?
It was sheer willpower, I swear. I had to keep stopping so this took me forever! But I knew that if I didn't do it right away, I'd either forget something important or never get it done, lol.

The was so so amazing though and the Clark/Ollie scenes were great and made me wonder what you were thinking about them, and now I know :P
It really was. And aww, you're sweet. Yes, I was very happy with the Clark/Ollie scenes.

Wow, my brain is so jumbled right now, I'm going to stop typing :)
Hee! I know how you feel, but I'm glad to hear from you and it's good to know that more people enjoyed it. :)
Need, Take, Haveneedtakehave on May 14th, 2011 06:32 pm (UTC)
THE GOOD ---

I agree, with it ALL! L)



THE BAD ---

I also agree about Tess, but with two hours and SO much to fit in, it's not surprising.

OMG, I thought I was the only one that thought after 10 years of fighting big bads and this year this seemed the worst yet that THAT was all the fight we got? I mean, ZOD and CLARK got more than that! TBH, I thought that was TRULY AWFUL! It wasn't even a fight really and then at the end where he flew up to the planet and magically fixed it and made everyone okay again --- ummm hello? He didn't DO anything, that we saw and THAT was bad!

I also agree about C/L wedding but I'm okay with it because a) I am sure they were together the entire time and b) we at least got to see her in a wedding dress and wedding day moment :)

I also agree. It was a HORRIBLE ending for Chloe, I mean -- the "future" ending was awesome but the "present"? No. I mean, she goes off to get the other heroes, who, btw, we NEVER see (it would have worked if we saw the coming to join forces with Clark with the planet, THAT would have been perfect and connected everything), but she went off and that was it -- never saw her again except the "future". It was like horrible!




OVERALL - LOVEEE!! and I did love the Chloe future --- her and Ollie's kid, I assume?
svgurl: clois meant to besvgurl on May 15th, 2011 01:04 am (UTC)
I also agree about Tess, but with two hours and SO much to fit in, it's not surprising.
True, I figured that was the reason too. It's a shame we couldn't get a 2 hour commercial free finale, huh? ;D

Yeah, the fight ended up being more build up and not an actual fight, much like the Doomsday one, only this episode was better as a whole. The Clark-Zod fight was definitely better.

I also agree about C/L wedding but I'm okay with it because a) I am sure they were together the entire time and b) we at least got to see her in a wedding dress and wedding day moment :)
Yeah, I'm glad that we got to hear their vows and see them in their wedding outfits before it all went to hell, but it's weird that it took 7 years for them to get married. I guess they're just too busy, which sounds like them.

Chloe's ending was skeptical in the present. It was more confusing than anything else. Like, where did she go? I like that Clark was the one to defeat Darkseid in the end because it was his fight but I kind of want to know what happened to her. Just like Ollie didn't really show up in the future.

OVERALL - LOVEEE!!
Yup, it was still a very fantastic and epic episode.

and I did love the Chloe future --- her and Ollie's kid, I assume?
I'm assuming that. It seemed very much like their kid.
Kevincelticwolfster on May 14th, 2011 09:22 pm (UTC)
Scary how minds think alike.

I found the final confrontation between Clark and Darkseid lacking. This great big buildup...and then it was a fizzle. Wish there was more to it.

I was a little put off by the memory wipe by Tess at first...but more I thought about it (along with being up the rest of the night and well into this morning reading Collie fics :p) I actually warmed up to it a little more.

As you also said....wish there was some acknowledgment of Tess' death.

Otherwise......FREAKING LOVED THE FINALE!!!!! :p I felt very satisfied with how everyone else was handled...and glad no backslide was made in any of the relationships between the characters. Couldn't help but wonder at the future scene....did Chloe and Ollie get together?? Also loved that the final shot was of Clark.

Actually very tempted to watch the encore presentation of the finale Thursday. Well until then...guess I'm going back to reading the Collie stories... Oh man I need help. LOL
svgurl: clark superman costumesvgurl on May 15th, 2011 01:10 am (UTC)
That's awesome! You know what they say about great minds. ;D

I found the final confrontation between Clark and Darkseid lacking. This great big buildup...and then it was a fizzle. Wish there was more to it.
Yeah, same. The Clark-Zod fight in s9 was handled better, IMO.

I was a little put off by the memory wipe by Tess at first...but more I thought about it (along with being up the rest of the night and well into this morning reading Collie fics :p) I actually warmed up to it a little more.
It felt kind of a copout but it does make sense, especially since it's the only way Clark will be safe.

As you also said....wish there was some acknowledgment of Tess' death.
If from no one else, I wanted it from Clark. I know there was a lack of time but it seemed that she just died and that was it.

The finale was really great and everything I hoped for! Like you said, I also liked how everyone was handled.

Couldn't help but wonder at the future scene....did Chloe and Ollie get together??
What do you mean? They're already together and married. They just stayed together and I think that kid is theirs.

Also loved that the final shot was of Clark.
Me too. It was only right.

Actually very tempted to watch the encore presentation of the finale Thursday. Well until then...guess I'm going back to reading the Collie stories... Oh man I need help. LOL
LOL I don't blame you. And hee! You don't need help at all. Collie is ♥
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Abbeyplace_to_hide on May 15th, 2011 02:32 am (UTC)
I really liked the finale.:D Yeah that's what I didn't get either. Why they weren't married after 7 yr's.
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It was definitely a great sendoff. 7 years just seemed to be a little much, but I suppose Clark and Lois were off busy saving the world. It makes sense with those two, lol.
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beef_wonder3beef_wonder3 on May 15th, 2011 03:56 am (UTC)
Oh man, I think you summed it up fantastically!
I was crying on and off all the way through and then got kinda hysterical in the last few minuets. Although in my defence, it was pretty Epic lol!
Oh man, and having the Superman music at the end, Gah! I'll stop rambling now and just say, Word! to everything yo said.
And *hugs* because I think we all need one.
svgurl: clark superman costumesvgurl on May 16th, 2011 05:27 am (UTC)
Oh man, I think you summed it up fantastically!
Thanks! I was hoping that I'd sound somewhat coherent, because I was rather emotional while typing it up. :D

I was crying on and off all the way through and then got kinda hysterical in the last few minuets. Although in my defence, it was pretty Epic lol!
Trust me, I don't blame you! If my family hadn't been around, I probably would've been crying instead of just freaking out constantly. :D

Oh man, and having the Superman music at the end, Gah! I'll stop rambling now and just say, Word! to everything yo said.
That was just the PERFECT touch to an already epic episode. And LOL Ramble away! I don't mind. ;D

And *hugs* because I think we all need one.
*hugs* Yes, they're definitely needed and appreciated.