Tonight on Smallville, Lois and Clark had a drop-in visit from General Lane. Clark and the General had opposing views from the beginning, especially concerning the Vigilante Registration Act. The shocker, the normally strong and opinionated Lois could not stand up for Clark against her father. All family drama aside, Rick Flagg reappeared. His mission was to assassinate the General. Flagg believes the only way to fight the vigilante act is with violence. Of course in usual Smallville style, Lois is put in danger and the Blur saves her life. The General seems to have a brief change of heart about some vigilantes. does he know? In the end, the Vigilante Registration Act passes. Oliver and Tess mend fences long enough to share take out and a beer. Oliver not wanting to risk everyone else’s identity decides to leave the Watchtower. But don’t worry. The Green Arrow will return in 2 weeks, along with Aquaman!
So many questions have already been answered about the direction Season 10 will take. Lois knows Clark is the Blur. She knows all about his alien origins and weaknesses. Tess has discovered Alexander is not a copy, but is actually Lex. Chloe has left. Oliver has gone public, and left Watchtower. What is left?
There are plenty of plots left to explore. The most popular question concerns Clark’s inability to fly. It has been eluded to, that he can’t fly because he is not able to separate himself from human concerns. Yet, in the episode “Homecoming”, he is very involved with Lois, and he can fly. So, what will it take for the Blur to become Superman? They are already playing the theme song!
Alexander is Lex Luthor. If you have read the comics or watched Smallville, you know to never count Lex out. His return to the show is not unexpected. Especially with this being the last season. Lex is the perfect villain for Superman. It’s obvious Alexander has more than 6 weeks to live. He’s already showing signs of his evil self. Not to mention he knows Clark’s secret. Will Alexander be the Lex running for President in 3 years? Maybe that wasn’t the only cure for Alexander that Tess broke.
The Vigilante Registration Act is passed. If you keep up with Smallville on the web, you know this is going to affect The Green Arrow. The question is will it lead to hero hate? Or will the violence caused by Rick Flagg be the last straw for the public? It already has a love hate relationship with heroes. I’ve read enough comics, and history books, to know that once you get registered bad thing happen.
A Look Ahead
According to TV Guide, the next 2 episodes are “Abandoned” and “Patriot”. “Abandoned” centers around Lois Lane and her mother, played by Terri Hatcher. Smallville continues to bring in characters and actors from it’s former shows. “Patriot” centers around Oliver’s treatment after he register’s under the Vigilante Act. I won’t give anymore away. I would hate to spoil the fun. Just be prepared for more super heroes. Smallville can be seen on the CW, Friday nights at 7/C. Past episodes are available online on the CW. They can also be watched on Amazon for about $1.99. Entire seasons can be rented from Netflix, if you need to catch up with the Superman mythology.
Sources: 10 years of watching Smallville
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