Well it finally happened! After many many months of a will they or wont they scenario - Clois finally kissed! But lets not get ahead of ourselves. This was a good episode and there is lots to discuss...
Firstly, I have to say I like the new girl.The underground fighting scene was some of the best fighting scenes I have seen in a while. Like any good potential hero/heroine she has a troubled past, well actually present as working as a prostitute to some rather shady men isn't exactly a great life to lead. One thing I will say though that annoyed me was how easily her pimp seemed to dominate her despite the fact if she really wanted to she could take them all on. That aside, she has potential, and I am looking forward to seeing more of the Oliver that reaches out for troubled people.
Chloe as hacker vs. hacker was one of the highlights of the episode for me. As I have mentioned before, she hasn't exactly been the Chloe we all know and recognise. However, 'Hacker Chloe' is one we do, and I enjoyed seeing her getting frustrated yet eventually overcoming Tess' hacker. Speaking of, chemistry there much? I forsee a rebound relationship on the cards.
Well lets not beat round the bush here... the real story of this episode was Clark and Lois. I thought the idea of them presenting morning television was a good one, and while it was obvious it was just for this episode (you can't take them out the daily planet after all) you could tell that the producer enjoyed their chemistry as much as we do. Typical then that their first assignment involved blind dating. Watching Clark be ever the charming date while Lois squirmed down his ear was hilarious, and I think good at making her fully realise how she feels about him. When it came to her date, Oliver was essentially a spanner in the works. And I felt like the writers were teasing us slightly by making us think that yet again Clois wasn't going to happen. But alas! Lois is over Oliver, and rightly so. Meaning we ended the episode with that longly awaited Clois kiss. It will be interesting to see what this will mean for the pair next episode. Hopefully it won't be filled with awkward moments and they will hopefully start communicating properly.
Let's not forget Tess this episode either as I liked her a lot more. She seemed much more sure of herself and definitely gave 'Mr Zod' as good as he got this time. When Zod sent his assassin, or rather a not very nice Candorian soldier I thought 'oh crap she's in trouble now' as I think we were supposed to. Especially with what they did to her face in the season premiere. However, I must admit I underestimated her. After all, the Candorians as of yet have no powers, and Tess is a strong woman who I definitely wouldn't want to cross. So to see her at the end of the episode waving to Zod after leaving the Candorians tags in his coffee was brilliant, cheeky and essentially hilarious. I realise Tess is supposed to be the replacement of Lex, but I cannot help like her and at times find her hilarious. She isn't exactly a good person, but right now she is the first line of defense against the Candorians as Clark is getting nowhere. After all she is protecting Clark, and could have died this episode doing so.
Overall, a much better episode than last week. It was sassy, action packed and we finally got our fair share of romance! I can't wait till next week!