Thanksgiving came early in Smallville and in the episode “Ambush” Clark and Lois get a visit from Lois’s dad General Sam Lane and her sister Lucy. Clark and Lois try have a drama-free Thanksgiving, but Clark must deal with pressure from the General and the ever-growing threat from the Suicide Squad.
The episode was skimpy on plot, but still provided fans with five memorable “Smallville” moments.
5. Lucy Kisses Clark: As the rebellious Lane daughter, Lucy is unpredictable and deceitful. She corners Clark in the Kent Farm barn and plants a big kiss on him just in time for Lois to witness the lip-locking.
The highlight here is not the kiss itself, but Lois’s reaction. Instead of blaming Clark, she sees right through her sister and calls her out with a few snappy one-liners. Lois showed she is the smarter and funnier sister from the Lane family; something Clark should be proud of.
4. Oliver and Tess Relationship Grows: With Chloe out of the picture until later episodes, Oliver lays off the moping and moves onto his next potential love. Former enemies, Tess and Oliver have grown closer through their work at the Watchtower.
Their best scene in “Ambush” comes at the end with an intimate dinner. Both admit that their hatred has passed and they could even be “friends” in the future. It seems obvious that it will be a lot more, but how will Chloe fit into the mix?
3. Oliver’s Decision: Oliver gave up his secret identity and the consequences are becoming worse for the Green Arrow. He is being targeted by the Suicide Squad and without seeing the attack, viewers saw how much damage was done when Oliver entered the Watchtower bloody and battered.
His superhero “outing” will eventually help Clark keep his hidden and these small scenes show the sacrifice that heroes make just to help the common people.
2. Clark saves Lois: The header of this entry seems so bland because Clark has saved Lois dozens of times, but this time had a more emotional impact.
As a missile attack blew up and burned down Lois’s apartment, Clark saved her with his “Blur” alter-ego and inscribed the symbol right into the building for General Lane to witness.
General Lane realized that there is a place for heroes and even though he did not know it was Clark, Clark and him became closer and ended their mini-feud from the episode. This was a predictable way to finally have the General and Clark get along, but the acting and writing helped make it convincing.
1. Clark’s Permission for Marriage?: As the episode draws to a close, viewers get a tease of what’s to come. As General Lane and Clark bond over Lois, Clark ends their conversation by asking if he can him ask him something.
With viewers on the edge of their seats, the scene cuts away and the Lane family eats with Clark for a Kent home family Thanksgiving. This was the perfect ending for the episode.
Without giving away too much, the cut-scene was frustrating and brilliant, but will keep viewers tuned in for the eventual proposal. If Clark only knew how to fly already, the in-flight proposal would be perfect, but the writers behind “Smallville” will come up with something equally creative.
“Smallville” airs on the CW Fridays at 8 pm ET.