The second episode of this season of Smallville starts
where Exile left off. Bo Kent and Red Kryptonite infected Clark battling it out
at the top of a building. Good clark wins the day and just like with Superman 3
where evil Superman is able to "turn good again" and all is forgiven, much the
same is true here.
But this episode has some troubling idiocies. For one
thing, when Clark's parents are held at gun point, Clark literally demonstrates
in front of them how to kill him. He actually gets a piece of kryptonite and
puts it near him and then takes a knife and cuts himself to provide the bad guys
with a sample of his blood (what they were ostensibly demanding). DUH? DUHHH???
There are two rules in the universe. The first rule is, if
someone asks if you are a god, you say YES. The second is, if you are Superman,
you do not give home demonstrations of how to kill you. Through some unlikely
plot contrivances, Clark manages to except and all but 1 person who knows his
secret manages to get themselves killed.
By contrast, Lex Luthor manages to make it apparent why
he's the smart one of the show. He figures out exactly what happened in last
season's climax. His wife tried to off him. No wonder he turns bad, this guy has
gotten dealt an awful set of cards in life.
The only good to come out of it was the long wanted break
up of Clark and Lana, the show's melodramatic couple. On a scale from 1 to 10, I
give it a 5. It entertained me but Clark's stupidity left me baffled.