So, the final season of Smallville has began and yes, I am watching it. I really liked season nine, despite some of it’s flaws, and so am on board for the final season.
Thus, I am going to try and start writing reviews of some of the episodes of the final season. I wont be writing reviews for every episode, (really, I do not have the time to do that), but I will try and write reviews for special episodes, like the season premier, series finale and the 200th episode, as well as episodes that I’m just looking forward to in general (as I am a spoilerholic and so do know in advance what is coming up).
So, my first review of the final season of Smallville: Episode 10×01 – “Lazarus”.
Summary: After stabbing himself with Blue Kryptonite and plunging to his death, the 10th – and final – season of Smallville begins only a few seconds after with Clark lying near death on the street below. Lois Lane – who figured out Clark’s secret at the end of last season – finds her fallen love and removes the BlueK dagger, saving his life, but sneaks away before Clark discovers that she now knows his secret. Chloe, desperate for find Oliver who was taken away mysteriously at the end of last season, makes a sacrifice to get him back. Tess Mercer finds herself alive again, after apparently dying; waking up in the still-operational Cadmus Labs where she discovers the shadow of Lex Luthor still exists.
It is true that you can sometimes be too hyped for an episode. But, going into Lazarus, I tried to make sure I kept that hype in-check. So my initial reaction of feeling let down I do not think comes from over-reaching expectations, as much as it comes for a sense that we’re now dealing with a show that knows 100% there is a ticking clock until it most definitely will be over and is simultaneously trying to wrap up stories while, at the same time, still drag some things out until the last possible moment.
So we are left with an episode that would thrill me one moment, and just frustrated me in the next.