Thoughts on the New Season of Smallville

The Watchtower, Justice Society of America, Dr. Fate and the night the lights went out in the fortress of solitude – in the final season of Smallville destiny plays a monumental role in the life of Clark Kent – so much so that they’ve brought Pa Kent to help him navigate between his life “and the abyss.”

Always looming are the specters of his Kryptonian father Jor-El and Lex Luthor. Has he been in limbo all this time? And where does Chloe and Lois fit into this? Then there’s the man who says “we’re coming for you.” But wait it gets worse – there’s an evil greater than Zod out there.

If anything this looks to be the best season of the series as Lois is bringing the pieces together. Meanwhile Chloe takes on the mantle of Dr. Fate risking her sanity in the process. When the glowing helmut calls you a “foolish girl,” then it’s probably not a good idea to put it on. What’s worse Ollie is being tortured by a sadist – a detailed sadist who wants answers.

Moreover, Mercy is brought back. Her scenes are a combination of Alien 4, The Omen and Rosemary’s Baby. It makes for one of those run-for-your-life moments that will leave you looking forward to next week’s installment.

This episode doesn’t allow you to breathe (seeing Clark in his hubris is one of the mistakes of his enemies. After all this is the world’s hero, its strength.), but it does raise a multitude of questions. Will they be answered in the coming episodes to come? Who knows – but don’t blink, not for one moment. You might just miss something pivotal.

About Donna-Lyn Washington 587 Articles
Donna-lyn Washington has a M.A. in English from Brooklyn College. She is currently teaching at Kingsborough Community College where her love of comics and pop culture play key parts in helping her students move forward in their academic careers. As a senior writer for ReviewFix she has been able to explore a variety of worlds through comics, film and television and has met some interesting writers and artists along the way. Donna-lyn does a weekly podcast reviewing indie comics and has also contributed entries to the 'Encyclopedia of Black Comics,’ the academic anthology ‘Critical Insights: Frank Yerby’ and is the editor for the upcoming book, ‘Conversations With: John Jennings.’

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