Smallville: "Masquerade" Review

With the end of Smallville drawing near, Clark Kent's transition into Superman takes another important turn as he finally realizes that he needs a disguise. Meanwhile, Oliver Queen and Chloe Sullivan just happen to stumble into an FBI sting operation andLois continues to plan for the wedding. It's just another day in Metropolis. The best bits "Masquerade" offered had little to do with Desaad's nefarious plans and more to do with Clark and Oliver both coming to terms with their identity crisis. We've seen hints to Clark wearing glasses previously and unfortunately the spectacles never lasted. This week, I get the impression that Clark will be sporting eyewear from here until the end of the series. That's not much time, but I do appreciate the reasoning behind why he wears them and who he really is. Hearing him say that he's the Blur and that Clark is just the disguise is a huge step and one of the final important ones for the character. The build up to this moment was great as well. Lois' attempt at creating a disguise for the Blur, while noble, was ill conceived yet hilarious. The Lois and Clark banter was spot on this week, something that has been missing the last couple of episodes.  Read More...


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Feb 26, 2011 12:08AM EST

I think they should make a spin-off Green Arrow series with Chloe and Oliver. Every once in a while they could have guest appearances from the other characters. It would be a great investment for fan retention, if CW doesnt do it a lot of Smallville fans (many have been there from the beginning) will probably leave the network for something else. Btw I havent commented in a while hear on sidereel and I am not feeling this new format. Sidereel what have you done? The fans cant even start their own discussions! That is seriously going to hurt the number of fans who come to the website.

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