As I said Wednesday, part of the fun of this episode was ruined for me because I knew going in who would find out Clark's secret--Chloe. Looking back at the decision, it's really the only character on the show who really can STILL find out and have the mythology add up later when Clark becomes Superman. I am not sure yet if I buy that Chloe will sit on the knowledge of Clark's powers. There's just too much potential there for it to be just shoved to the backburner and not acknowledged any more. But, for what the episode was trying to do, it worked for now.
Is it just me or does anyone wonder if Lana gets some kind of frequent admitee discount for herself and loved ones over at Smallville Medical Center? That woman is there just about every week. I'd love to see an episode where a hospital shrink is sent to talk to her because of her tendency to come in bruised and battered or worse. Also, I guess we had to go for the gratitous Lana nudity with her being attacked while showering--in a cande lit bathroom no less. I guess I've heard of women having candles around the tub while bathing, but not ever while showering. If any of my female readers would like to chime in and let me know, I'd appreciate it.
Interesting that after last week's episode about various couples wanting to take the plunge, this episode's villain is one who wants to enforce his morality and views of right and wrong upon the unsuspecting townsfolk of Smallville. I never quite got why he was so outraged at the whole Lana/Jason relationship, unless he's the millionth and first person to have a thing for Lana in the town. But I loved the battle between he and Clark after sand-boy killed Alicia. Tom Welling seemed to be channeling Christopher Reeve from Superman: The Movie
And was it just me or were the scenes of Jane Seymour flirting with Lex just a bit creepy?
Enterprise: Babel One
Echoes of classic Trek'
s "Journey to Babel" are all over this one. The Enterprise
is transporting diplomats to Babel for a peace conference. There is another side that wants things not to work out. Lots of fights within the ship and outside.
Getting back to what Enterprise
has done so well this year, "'Babel One" is a nice start to this story arc. If there's been one alien race that's benefitted from Enterprise
's run it's been the Andorians. Part of this is how good Jeffrey Coombs is as Shar. He's always worth watching and the character is interesting and complex enough that it's worth bringing him back time and again.
Of course, this time out the third part y behind the attacks is the Romulans. OK, as a Doctor Who
fan, I had to say it--the Romulans on their bridge with the guy in the center apparently controlling things was right out of Doctor Who'
s Remembrance of the Daleks. First time I saw that I said, "Oh, it's just Davros." Too many genre shows in my life, I think.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 2/04/2005 11:43:00 AM