Smallville Review: Season 8 Episode 4 - Instinct

I have said it before, and I will say it again - I hate Jimmy! Seriously, when a character you are supposed to like is put in perilous danger and you actually hope he kicks it... its not good! That being said (and despite my disappointment that he was fine) this was a good episode. Especially after the rather abysmal episode of last week.



In this episode we have Maxima, a queen from another planet who, after overpowering mankind on her own world, is looking for a strong suitable mate... and of course that man is Clark. Probably the main reason for me liking this episode so much was we got a lot more development on Clark and Lois' blossoming relationship. I have found myself actually turning into a shipper! And so I loved every moment of the 'fem bot' (as Lois called her) saying she could feel the pairs connection, so much so she was willing to kill Lois.


I have also found myself undecided about Tess Mercer. I don't dislike or like her as of yet. And so far, despite some slightly shady dealings, I still haven't ruled her out. I tend to like devious characters in these types of shows too, so as long as she doesn't interfere with the Lane/Kent romance I think I might just like her. The cheeky email Tess recieved at the end of the episode amused me too, especially with the line, "Your not ready yet." This gave me a lot of questions... and I can feel this being a promising storyline.


Chloe and her new 'powers' aren't really thrilling me in all honesty. While it may come in handy every now and then, it feels far too conveniant to me. Plus, anyone closely associated with Jimmy goes down in my estimations... But I have always liked Chloe so I hope they turn her round for the rest of the season. She isn't the Chloe I am used to, and I want her back.


Overall, a good episode. I enjoyed the banter of Tess with the various characters, and Clark in that black shirt was just tantilising. Keep it up Smallville, and I will forget about last weeks episode...

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Oct 10, 2008 2:12PM EDT

I dunno if this might be a clue but the email tess got at the end said " you are not ready yet .....X (red print). THe only red X i can remember in DC was Red X from Teen Titans and he was basically a thief that stole robin's technological suit and went around burglarizing.

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Oct 11, 2008 3:34AM EDT

I love how sidereel connects me to people who know things like that! Thanks for the info!

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Oct 11, 2008 3:22PM EDT

I think you are probably reading too much into the X, if you think about the most obvious thing, it is probably that Lex is in the crystal and the message came from him. She said that is the only thing they recovered from where Lex dissapeared. He isnt in the show so they can still use his character and explain him not being there, plus it leaves the door open for him to do a guest role later on.

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Oct 15, 2008 5:20AM EDT

you know,I hate to break it to you about the Jimmy thing... but the chances of him dieing off anytime soon aren't that great xD

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Oct 15, 2008 11:49AM EDT

I know... I think that just makes me dislike him more!!!

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Oct 17, 2008 2:04AM EDT

I'm also thinking red X may have something to do with the Titans character. Why not?...Vic Stone was never a member of the Justice League, and he's in Smallville.

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Oct 17, 2008 5:10AM EDT

i originally thought the email would be from Lex too but gotta say good call with the titans connection - it makes sense
Teen TitansEpisode 09: MasksRed X - a mysterious super-thief blows into town trying to steal a high-tech computer ship. And Red X somehow knows just how to disarm each of the Teen Titans.

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