Smallville Review: Season 8 Episode 15 - Infamous - Featured

The secret is out! ...Well at least it was for a little while. When I reluctantly heard in the rumourmill that Clark was going to reveal his secret to Lois, the cynical part of me knew it was too good to be true - and I was right. This, the fifteenth episode of Smallville was one of the better ones of the season. I liked that we didn't see any repercussions of Lana's departure, and Clark didn't mope about like a lost puppy. Instead, we began focusing on the newest and altogether more interesting pairing, Clark and Lois.


This episode, although very obviously about people fearing what they don't understand and Clark's secret being known to the world, was really overshadowed by the Clois drama. I rejoiced a little inside when Clark picked up the desk Lois was standing on and she finally saw and knew the real him. However, in true superman style the reverse had happened by the end of the episode and Clark and Lois couldn't even be honest enough to tell each other how they really feel. Which in all honesty, I found highly frustrating. However I suppose it is well written as I know I will continue to watch not just because this season of Smallville has seen it come back to what it once was, a great show, but also to see Clois finally become a reality. I just hope they don't leave it too long.



Doomsday, AKA Davis did surprise me slightly in this episode. We all knew someone would have to be sacrificed due to Clark using the legions ring and changing events, and I'm pretty sure no one would shed a tear over Linda Lakes demise. However, in a way Doomsday leaked over into Davis' persona which he hasn't done before. Which makes me think that eventually we will lose Davis altogether - even when he isn't the beast, and he will just become a violent and extremely dangerous entity.


I felt Clark was naive in this episode as well, which has been a trait lacking in him this season. I have said before like I felt he had grown up, but him thinking that the world would just accept him for who he is, knowing how celebrities get hounded was a unrealistic notion. Overall, I good episode. I enjoyed Lois' reappearance, it was a refreshing change, and I have really missed her. I just hope she and Clark sort themselves out and get together soon...

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Mar 13, 2009 12:03PM EDT

Not a chance are they going to get together in this season with a new season in the works. Davis seems to have learnt how to control the beast by killing people just before he fully changes - presumably the beast needs violence to not be released. Also you could say that Davis with red eyes means he is in-between the 2 stages so normal eyes Davis is still the Davis we know.
I only liked this episode because of the Clois development - overall the plot line was too obvious and a little lazy. Hope they get the same chemistry with Clios an and a good overall episode next week...

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Mar 13, 2009 4:48PM EDT

Clark should have just brought lois with him on his legion ring ride to the past and let her be the only one who knew his secret, im pretty sure the only reason he didnt is because if he did he would be hittin it on regular,..after seeing how cool with his powers she was you think he would of told her how he felt too. clark needs to get over what seems to be his kryptonian time of the month ...................does he think he killed linda lake?

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Mar 14, 2009 1:47AM EDT

I know I'm along the minority, but I thought it was pretty fitting that Clark didn't go for it this episode. It's way too soon, not just because they want to drag out the UST as long as possible, but because he JUST had a huge breakup and he's not sure of himself, etc etc. He didn't reject her either, he took the middle ground. He didn't say he was ready to go for it, but he made sure that she didn't think he was completely saying no either.

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Mar 17, 2009 5:06AM EDT

in a previous episode brainiac'd Clhoe told Davis after 12 days in his chamber/chrysilis (??) he would emerge as the beast ready to destroy the world so i wasn't expecting him to re-appear as a human still fighting the change, in fact his hibernation only seems to have brought out Doomsday a little bit more than before - i was hoping to see some carnage!!
i personally don't think Lois will find out Clark's secret for a long time yet (if at all on the show) as she needs to know him as Superman and have lots of near misses before she figures it out and i can't see the writers putting Tom Welling in the tights and outside y fronts while the show is running - it wouldn't work! (this) Clark doesn't wear glasses!! and just putting on the red n blue suit isn't going to keep his identity a secret, especially from Lois and Jimmy

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Mar 17, 2009 3:54PM EDT

I agree goldenboyroe, I thought Davis would just be Doomsday now... so really there was no point in that whole scenario because he came back enough as Davis for him to be able to tackle the problem with antipsychotics.

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Mar 19, 2009 9:35PM EDT

Davis is like Clark (Kryptonian) but with that dark side. They both keep their "real" identities a secret. And when they finally find each other there will be major fireworks! While Davis' attempt to hang onto his "humanity" is probably doomed to fail, we'll all feel very sorry for him. And we'll all be hoping that Clark can do something for the guy.As for "Clois", it is a little too soon for Clark to be over Lana. In my opinion, they're playing it just about right. And, no, she probably will never learn Clark's true identity, and Tom won't don the tights - not in this series. That's my prediction. It is about time that he learns to fly, however, and maybe we'll see that tonight as he's faced with (evidently) a jet that's about to crash?Finally, as to his ability to put on the S-suit and suddenly become unrecognizable to those who know him well; that's always been a mystery as to how he'll do it. But, after seeing samples of Kryptonian science, I'm ready to believe that something can be done. Not mind control, of course, but enough mind befuddlement to make his face appear different somehow. But, since I'm guessing we won't get to that point in the series, we may never know.But, please, let the boy fly!!!

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