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Smallville 2/26/02

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Patrick Sun, Feb 27, 2002.

  1. Patrick Sun

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    An uneven episode, but still compelling.
    My mouth was agaped when Chloe fell, and Clark didn't save her. I was really surprised.
    The "walk-thru-walls" super power from the krytonite tattoo ink was pretty strange and flimsy (I never did understand why people who walked through walks are able to maintain their position on the surface of the earth - why don't they sink through? How do they propel themselves through stuff if they don't have traction?) Anyhow, goofy super power and all, I enjoyed the characterizations, the bonding, the growth in Lana (how she didn't give up on her dream once she figured out how to "reach" Lex, though at the end, she got that look as if she just made a bargain with the devil. [​IMG]
    Overall, I enjoyed the episode.
     
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    I thought it was a pretty good show but nothing special.

    I really like the fact that Lex stole the "meteor ink" so he can use it at a later date and Lana's look after they agreed on the deal.
     
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    Clark didn't save CLoe because when one of the guys grabbed Clark, the Kryptonite from the guys veins in his hands effected Clark and made him weak.
    Therefore, Clark couldn't super speed to the ground floor
     
  5. Patrick Sun

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    I'm not disputing that Clark was in disposed at the time, but I was just shocked nonetheless. It's another one of those life lessons that Clark learns (like his parents told him). I just didn't like it when it happened to Chloe, the girl's got spunk, and has a quick wit. She also tagged him with "Clark Kent: Investigative Reporter" in the episode (more foreshadowing w/r/t the lore of Superman).

    I thought Lex implied that he wouldn't tell the cops about the super powers that ex-jocks had to be able to walk through walls, if the ex-jocks wouldn't tell on Lex's skimming of $$$ from his dad's company. That he might have some of the tattoo ink would make him more curious of the effects that the meteors have on humans, and he might erroneously think Clark has powers derived from the rocks as well (he'd be wrong, but it's easy to conclude that given what he knows of Clark's "abilities").
     
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    My biggest problem with the walk through walls stuff was why are they're clothes able to go through too. And what Patrick said about falling through the earth. I did like the guys arm stuck in the vault though.

    And yes Lana's reaction was classic. Kind of a "What did I just get myself into" look.
     
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    The reason I think Lex stole the "meteor ink" is when Clark left him back at the apartment Lex eyes the place and then Chloe at the end said that nobody found any of the meteor ink. Or I could be looking to much into this and Lex just got rid of/or hiding the evidence as leverage against the two crooks. The latter might be true but knowing that Lex will be a bad guy makes me think he will use it for his own selfish gain eventually.

    I forgot that Chloe gave him the "Clark Kent Ivestigative Reporter".
     
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    My only thoughts are about this episode:
    I think Lex saw Clark make the save at the end but is keeping quiet about it.
    Who was supplying this gang with the meteor ink, or was a gang member cooking this stuff up on his own?
    [​IMG]
     
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    This was Lex's episode and I love how shady his character is! But what I want to know is, does Whitney know that Clark saved him, he sure looked like he did. (He had that WTF gaze.)

    And remember, it doesn't pay to rob Lex Luthor!
     
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    I've missed the last couple of episodes so I'm basically watching them vicariously through these messages [​IMG] . I have a question about this one, based on something I saw earlier in the thread:
    Did Chloe die when she fell? Or is she just injured?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Whitney, whatshisname (not that it matters for him), and maybe even the guy that pushed the button were probably looking up at the car, and didn't see Clark cover the distance that quickly.

    Sci-fi (as opposed to fantasy) phasing has never been very plausible.

    //Ken
     
  12. Patrick Sun

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    James,

    Chloe was only injured - she broke her arm, I think the left arm, and had some bruises around her left eye, and probably some more bruises on her body.
     
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    Thanks for the info Patrick.

    I suppose it would have been a pretty gutsy move to take out a character like that, but it did work - and well IMO - on Angel.
     
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    How can you see what was written in spoiler sections?
     
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    swipe the text in the black spoiler boxes with your mouse. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks Rob, I always wondered what people were saying.

    BTW, how old is Lex supposed to be on the show? His friends are all in High School but he runs a segment of his dads billion dollar company. 24?
     
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    At the time of the meteor shower, Lex was 9-10 years old in 1989, so that was 13 years ago, so that makes Lex roughly 22-23 years old, which is roughly 6 years older than Clark who is around (believe it or not) 15-16 years old.
     
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    Yeah, Tom Welling does a great job, but there's no way he can play a freshman. Oh well, a little suspension of disbelief, as for most actors that play teens. Is Whitney supposed to be a senior?

    //Ken
     
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    I think Whitney is a senior because he was offered a football scholarship, and it was taken away from him. No college I know of offers scholarships to underclassmen.
     

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