Smallville Season 9, Episode 8 - Idol Review - Featured

What. An. Episode! Wow, 'Idol' for me was like the perfect concoction of everything Smallville, with everything superman. Not only did we get an overindulging amount of the Lane this week but we also got some proper Clois action.


When someone starts to poorly imitate the blur, people - in particular the DA, start to question whether the blur really is the saving grace of this city, even calling him a menace. Turns out, two meteor infected super fans (now theres a deadly combination) have been going through the city with the best intentions but untimately tarnishing the blur's good name. I liked the idea of 'the blur' having a blog, a facebook and a twitter page, as thinking of Clark having such things seems ridiculous yet you start to wonder if was there such a thing as a super hero would we all follow him on twitter? I know I would. The superfans stood to show us how much Clark is influencing others, even inspiring them to get out there and follow his lead.




Lois, everyone's favourite journalist, gave us an insight into her mind this week as we saw her struggling with her conflicting feelings of Clark and 'the blur' and her even going to therapy! I think we deserved a big helping of the Lane this week, due to her absence last episode and to the infamous kiss. I always knew that were Lois ever to suspect Clark it would all be too good to be true (Thanks a lot Chloe!). Saying that I cannot help feel like the seed of doubt has been sewn and if something similar was to happen again then the 'bloodhound' really will start to see the blur and Clark as one and the same. Possibly my favourite part of 'Idol' was her therapy sessions, and the comedic timing of her call from the blur coupled with the 'I need a hero' ring tone. Lois in therapy is like seeing a balet dancer at a ball game. The two just don't go hand in hand. That being said, while she initially thought the whole thing was a crock, which was amplified by her telling another patient that, "It's all [her] parents fault." she did eventually start to come round and look at her relationship with Clark.


We also had more of her dreams and flash backs this week. And after another AMAZING kiss with Clark - I particularly enjoyed her kicking the stack of Daily Planet's over so as to be at his level, we were left with her passing out and having what looked like a small seizure in the arms of Clark. It seems that each time she has one of these flashbacks we are getting more and more information. This time with Clark looking hurt and being dragged, as well as Lois walking timidly into what looks like a refuge. Ending an episode like this makes me think next week will be very much a story arc ep and hopefully see Clark investigating were Lois actually was for those three weeks.




I feel like I should mention Chloe. I think I have said before that Chloe seems quite uninterested in the well being of Lois this season. Her cousin was almost murdered by the DA by falling to her death and yet again she showed not even an ounce of concern. In fact she was more focused on Clark's identity being hidden. I think the writer's need to address this, and have a few more scenes with the cousins. Is it really too much to have a sentence like, "How's Lois?" to Clark after an event like that? After all this is the woman who nearly died bringing her cousin back to life...


Another great aspect of this episode was Lois talking to Clark when she was hanging off that roof. It truly showed how much she does love him - even if she isn't willing to admit it yet, by telling him to let her go so his identity isn't revealed. Clark would never do that, and if it came down to it and the superfan twins hadn't concealed them from the media, I know Clark would have done anything to save her. I also loved Lois' speach at the press conference. It annoy's me that Clark obviously doesn't trust Lois as much as she does him. As soon as she suspected Clark, she went out of her way to protect him. I just wish he would stop messing with her already confused mind and give her some solid truths once in a while. Saying that, this is Smallville, and like any Superman entity the writer's don't half love angling the 'will she/won't she find out' angle like a carrot to a donkey.


Overall, this is perhaps my favourite episode this season. I really enjoyed it, and I felt like it was a great way to conclude on the first Clois kiss. Keep it up Smallville!

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Nov 14, 2009 11:05AM EST

:D soooooo excited when they were on the roof - really thought she would know!! I agree that Chloe needs to get some more emotion again - since Jimmy n Davis she has been really cold this season :(

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Nov 15, 2009 12:44PM EST

I like her cold and calculating, but she really hasn't gotten a chance to stand center stage yet this season. Maybe with a Chloe-centric episode, we'd understand more of who she's becoming.
Anyone else thinking Chloe's actually going to die? Smallville loves predicting deaths that never happen, so it would really be a shock if that vision of Lois's actually came to pass...I'd hate to see her go, but I think Allison Mack is leaving the show anyway.

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