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11 February 2011 @ 10:26 pm
10.13 'beacon' review!  
It's Friday and that means a new Smallville! On a side note, I'm sure you've all heard the ... news by now. I was one of the few people who didn't need it but nonetheless, it's quite exciting. Anyway, on to tonight's episode!

I really liked tonight's episode. I enjoyed seeing Martha back and while I'm not a fan of the clone!Lex arc, it wasn't that bad. At least it didn't overshadow all the good. There was plenty of good.

The Good:

Martha Kent! Yes, since she's the guest star, she gets to be first. She was so awesome, in all her scenes. I love how supportive and strong she is. Definitely one of the best fictional moms out there. I was totally applauding and cheering her on during her scene with Lionel. She doesn't let anyone intimidate her and that's one of the (many) reasons she kicks butt.

Clark & Martha. I was hoping that we'd get some good interaction between these two and I was pleased. Honestly, their scenes had me sniffling a bit, especially their last scene together, when Martha said that Jonathan would be proud. I wanted to give Clark a hug when he told her that he wasn't ready to say goodbye to her in the hospital. That poor boy has lost too many people already. His crack about the bad haircut in the future made me laugh though. Annette and Tom work together well. I can't say enough good things about them.

Clark. He's always awesome. Not to mention very smart. I like how he figured out what Tess was going to do and came back to stop her. I love his morals and how he doesn't let people get to him. I am so glad they're letting him figure things out these days. It makes me happy. It's about damn time that we got to see him showcasing his intelligence. He even saved Lionel, though I like that he wasn't all that gentle in throwing him down. NGL, I laughed.

Clark & Lois. Yes, they didn't have many scenes together but the ones they had were gold. They're always amazing together. I just love them so much. Their hug made me smile. I love how he just clung to her. Their love for each other melts my heart.

Lois. She's epic and extraordinary. I love the lengths that she'd go to bring about justice. She stands up for what she believes in and we saw that. Also, she can bake muffins now! Apparently, when she found her inner chef back in 'Ambush', it was there to stay! LOL

Lois & Martha. I was wondering how their scene would go and it was so sweet. I seriously was squeeing when Martha gave Lois the necklace that Jonathan's mother gave her. And when she said that Lois was perfect for Clark? I died and went to heaven. It was everything I could've hoped for and more.

Chloe & Lois. Haters can hate but I love my cousins and their relationship. So there! I am glad we got a scene with them together. I love that Lois is getting Chloe to hack for her. Lois's expression when she was like "all of them" was so adorable.

Chloe & Martha. That was a nice scene. I did like Chloe acknowledging that she was being too overprotective when it came to Clark.

Chloe & Oliver. I'm in the minority, but I ship them. I get the argument about 'she slept with him where her husband was killed' and yeah, that's kind of creepy, but if you ignore that part, their scene was sweet. Though I have no idea how she wants her laptop when she has Ollie in bed next to her. I like how she caught him in his lie, when he said he's going to "stretch". When he got out of the chair and hugged her, I was pleased.

Oliver. He was pretty awesome in this episode. Though if he was trying to blend in, he wasn't doing a very good job. The hoodie made me LOL. Doesn't he realize he only looks more suspicious? But I like him going toe to toe with the Luthors. Again, in the minority, but I love Ollie. I may get frustrated with him, but that's only cuz I care too much about a fictional character.

Tess. I was happy to see her. I missed her last week. She had a scene with Lois and even one with Lionel! That was cool. I liked her convincing Alexander to put down the gun, though I was stunned at the last scene. She was going to kill him? Wow. I can't say it enough though: Cassidy Freeman is an incredible actress. I've never seen someone express so much with their eyes. I love the whole cast but she blows me away every week that she's there.

Lionel. I am not a fan of the Luthor plot but John Glover is always impressive and very intense. It's why he's one of the best villains that Smallville has to offer.

The videos. Yes, they were a bit cheesy, but I actually liked them. It's nice to see people praise Clark, because he's been belittled too many times on this show. It's good for him to hear that he does do good and inspire people. Hearing it from family/friends is fine, but hearing it from strangers can help even more sometimes, especially in the hero business.

The VRA being overturned! I had a feeling it would but I'm glad anyway.

The Bad:

Lucas Grabeel as a young Lex Luthor. He had his moments but I didn't really buy his acting. Even my sister was like "WTF?" It doesn't help that he doesn't resemble MR at all. I wasn't all that impressed with him in 'Reunion' and I was a bit disappointed that they brought him back. I understand why, but 'meh'.

The clone!Lex plot. I'm over it. At least I'm pretty sure that this Lex won't be the one that Clark faces in the future and that makes me happy. I would've been pissed off if that's where they decided to go.

Maybe it was just me but the whole poll thing was a bit rushed but it was fine. Not going to spend too much time on that.

Overall:

Good episode! Like I said, I enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to next week!

Feel free to share your thoughts!
 
 
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timelady_watson on February 12th, 2011 06:39 am (UTC)
I missed this episode *eyes cruel DVR* Did Martha die and Ryan Evans is Clone!Lex O______O
svgurl: the kentssvgurl on February 13th, 2011 01:19 am (UTC)
Aww, I hope you get to see it! And no, Martha didn't die! If she had, I would've clearly said that. She got shot, but only in the shoulder.

Is that the character he played in HSM? Because then, yes. That casting was pretty fail. I thought so even back in s6, 'Reunion'.
Kellylavendergaia on February 12th, 2011 06:47 am (UTC)
Haters to the left, this episode was amazing. I was basically a sobbing mess during it (which is becoming all too frequent, you cut it out, Smallville). And Chloe/Ollie are perfect and the perfect combination to go with Clark/Lois who have won me over.
svgurl: chlollie & cloissvgurl on February 13th, 2011 01:21 am (UTC)
Haters to the left, this episode was amazing.
Couldn't have said it better myself.

was basically a sobbing mess during it (which is becoming all too frequent, you cut it out, Smallville).
Yes, they're really killing us with the emotional moments, aren't they? I think I'm more sensitive to them since it's the last season.

And Chloe/Ollie are perfect and the perfect combination to go with Clark/Lois who have won me over.
They're one big happy family!
sunnytyler001: WHAT?sunnytyler001 on February 12th, 2011 10:32 am (UTC)
Not a bad episode but... THEY HAD PROMISED US A CHIONEL SCENE AND THEY CUT IT :(
Damn!
svgurl: chloe b&wsvgurl on February 13th, 2011 01:23 am (UTC)
THEY HAD PROMISED US A CHIONEL SCENE AND THEY CUT IT :(
Did they really? That's too bad. It's probably because of the lack of time. That would've been interesting to see, but I can imagine which scene they would've cut out instead, no matter who much I couldn't stand LG's clone Lex. :\
sunnytyler001sunnytyler001 on February 13th, 2011 07:19 am (UTC)
Yeah... but what's really annoying about it is that they showed us a pee of this chionel scene in the trailer: remember, Chloe on a screen and Lionel watching?
Arg... Oh well, we'll have it on the DVDs...
svgurl: chloe curly hairsvgurl on February 15th, 2011 04:35 am (UTC)
Oh, wow, I didn't remember that. I clearly wasn't paying attention during the trailer, lol. But yeah, then that's pretty unfair. But like you said, we'll have to catch in the DVDs.
Jenjlvsclrk on February 12th, 2011 10:35 am (UTC)
I totally loved it - and that last scene has me really, really, really curious. 'Cause I'm wondering if Lex 'cloned' himself using some Clark DNA? Wouldn't that be awesome?

And are you squeeing like I am over THE news?
svgurl: clark/lexsvgurl on February 13th, 2011 01:24 am (UTC)
Yay! Good to hear from more people who enjoyed the episode. :)

Cause I'm wondering if Lex 'cloned' himself using some Clark DNA? Wouldn't that be awesome?
Oh, now that's interesting. I didn't even think of that. Huh. That would be cool.

And are you squeeing like I am over THE news?
LOL Totally. It's pretty exciting. I was one of the few who didn't need him to come back but I do agree it's awesome. Hopefully they give him a plot that does him justice (and no more clones!).
Jaxon: REDgreenikarusphoenix on February 12th, 2011 04:30 pm (UTC)
wow, well, i agree with pretty much every single thing you just said
and that does not happen often!

totes have to say that im over people being a downer on chloe/oliver, and just oliver by himself
oliver is awesome, and he and chloe go well together in my opinion
having said that i am not an avid shipper of chloe/oliver but i am fond of them
and one sad thing about SV is that it does have a lot of fans who behave like anti-fans
fandom cannibalism sucks; lets not eat our own peepz, thankz!
they should get over it
there are pharmacias to help with such dysfunctions!

i would say that i also am completely OVER the clone!lex shiz
but i was never "under" it
from the moment it started i was like "oh eff this"
and i can only say that this sentiment has grown stronger over time
the actor playing mini-lex does not exude lexness at all
i really hope they're not going to go with a whole "Superboy/Con-El" thing here, where mini-Lex is actually a splice of Clark and Lex's dna
but we will see!

parallel universe lionel was a bit...random
but ok, it was nice to have him back
even if he did seem a whole lotta out-of-character to the first time we saw him

it was sweet when momma kent was being all supermummy-in-law to lois
i also lol'd at lois and chloe's social networking scheme!
bahahaha!!!
they should be careful though, as mass adoration turns clark into such a goofy-smiled buffoon that he may supersquee too hard for the stability of earth's atmosphere to be maintained!
i predict this for the season finale;
clark squees and the planet is destroyed
hehehe

anyway i have been random and so im gonna stop now before people start sueing
laterz babycakez!



- jaxon
svgurl: chlollie & cloissvgurl on February 13th, 2011 01:39 am (UTC)
wow, well, i agree with pretty much every single thing you just said
Good to hear. :)

totes have to say that im over people being a downer on chloe/oliver, and just oliver by himself
oliver is awesome, and he and chloe go well together in my opinion

Same here. I am sick of the Ollie hate and the Chlollie hate. Yes, I've had my problems with Oliver but it's really because I love him and I hate to see his character do things that I feel aren't well, in character for him. As for Chlollie, I don't expect everyone to ship it but seriously? It gets way too much hate. They're not hurting anyone. :\

and one sad thing about SV is that it does have a lot of fans who behave like anti-fans
fandom cannibalism sucks; lets not eat our own peepz, thankz!

Very well said. I don't get why people can just enjoy what they like and leave the rest alone. The nastiness in SV fandom is exhausting.

John Glover is an amazing actor, which is the only reason I welcome Lionel back. Otherwise, the Luthor plot is really boring. He seemed more like regular Lionel at time than the one from the parallel universe.

it was sweet when momma kent was being all supermummy-in-law to lois
Me too. It was sweet. Martha and Lois have always had a good dynamic and it was nice to see that again.

Chloe and Lois's scheme was great. I just love the cousins.

they should be careful though, as mass adoration turns clark into such a goofy-smiled buffoon that he may supersquee too hard for the stability of earth's atmosphere to be maintained!
LOL I don't think we have to worry about that yet.
Trust me. I'm the Doctor.akisswithafist on February 13th, 2011 01:01 am (UTC)
I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THE NEWS OF AWESOME, EEEEEE.
svgurl: clark amusedsvgurl on February 13th, 2011 01:39 am (UTC)
A lot of people are! It's quite exciting. Hopefully the finale is as epic as it could be.

Edited at 2011-02-13 01:40 am (UTC)