Why is it sometimes Smallville writers run out of ideas? As a fan fiction writer myself, I can always find fresh stories. But it is like they do repeats of things they have done before. It would be different if it was a good idea to start with. It is like they took Lex and decided that it would be cool to let him get shot every single season. New flash: it’s an old and tired plot.
Was there any redeeming qualities in the episode? It had its moments. Like how we see why Lex is Lex. Seems that he was abused as a child by Lionel and it didn’t look like he was treated too well by his mother. And considering he had hair, it was before Julian was born. Running around in Lex’s head was Alexander, the good version of himself. Clark was in their trying to find out where Kara and Lois were. It was supposed to be a quick in and a quick out. Have you ever known anything to be simple on Smallville? Clark gets into deep in Lex’s psyche trying to help Alexander and find some info on Kara and Lois. Lex dies and Chloe has to help him, even after Clark had warned her earlier not to. She ignores his warning as usual and dies. Lex is revived and Clark helps Alexander get away from Lex. Clark tells Alexander he’ll always look out for him and to promise Clark that he will fight his way back to goodness. Cute but weird.
Lionel had spent all this time helping Lex because he didn’t want his son to die from a gunshot wound to the head without telling him he loved him. HELLO!!!!! He had a bullet hole in the middle of his head! I know this is Smallville but please. There are things you just don’t come back from. Once Lex is back you find that Lionel used the last of Oliver’s healing serum so that Lex would live. Lionel tells Lex he loves him. Does he even get a nod from his son? No, Lex walks right on by.
After all the crap that Lex has done to Clark and after the evil in Lex’s head forced him to watch Lex and Lana doing the deed, Clark still goes to the mansion to talk to Lex. He tells him that Lex can still come back from bad things he has done. Course he went right on lying to Clark about why he was in Detroit looking for Kara. People, Lex Luthor ain’t there on a mission of mercy. No, he is there for his own purpose. Lex figures that amnesia girl Kara is gullible enough to believe he wants to help her get her memory back. Sure he does but that means he gets Clark’s and her secret in the process. VERITAS sound familiar at all? I believe that was the stuff Chloe was exposed to in Truth. So, this means that Lex will hold all the cards and Clark and Kara are in big trouble.
Speaking of Chloe, when she used her powers it took her 18 hours to recover. That is 15 hours longer than the last time. Why did Chloe get such an important power? Could it be that maybe she will have to use it on someone before series end that will cost her life permanently? Like maybe Clark. Maybe that was why they decided to not put her in the comics.
(I thought it was cool that the dude that was helping Kara in Detroit name was Finley. That was my maiden name. I know it’s dorky but hey, that’s me in a nut shell.)
I guess they needed filler before the next episode. It wasn’t that bad but did we really need another story of trying to get Lex back from the abyss? He is gone, get over it. There is no pulling him back; I don’t care if you are the future Superman. Clark has trouble letting things go. He needs to let this one go because one day this whole Lex thing is going to bite him in the behind!