Smallville, "Apocalypse" Recap

Ah the world without a Clark... welcome to "It's a Wonderful Life" Smallville-style and, boy, is it interesting. This episode, directed by Tom Welling, starts with Clark in the barn loft studying Dr. Swann's journal. Chloe shows up and Clark tells her that Kara has sent him another message from the future saying that Brainiac is getting closer to killing baby Kal-El. Kara tells him that he can reach the Krypton of the past through the Fortress with Jor-El's help. Chloe tells Clark that he has to go but Clark is on one of his emo guilt trips about how the world would be a better place without him because of all the pain he has caused.


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May 3, 2008 6:44PM EDT

It was directed by Tom Welling? I didn't notice that. Maybe he should direct more often--the episode went really well.

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May 4, 2008 2:01AM EDT

In the review it says that "He tells Kara that they can'€™t change the past (little does he know, huh?)" - well, in the episode he acknowledges that they CAN change the past, but because changing things might make things worse, he says that they just SHOULDN'T.
The part of the episode I am glad was included was having Clark hear that even without his arrival, 'meteor freaks' still run rampant. This should clear up Clark's conscience about his guilt over bringing so much bad to the world. It happens with or without him being there - at least with him around, there is so much he can do.
Maybe this means Clark has finally come out of his self-loathing, self-pitying state he has been in all season.

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May 4, 2008 2:10PM EDT

This episode was SUPER boring considering the possibilities with the whole "It's a Wonderful Life" theme. It makes me sad to find out that Tom Welling directed it, but I have to say the problem was with the writing... all of the technical aspects were fine.I guess the truth is that Smallville is kind of getting to be on the boring side the last four or so episodes have felt like filler episodes. All of the Phantom stuff was great, but Jimmy the Spy, Brainiac, the speedy death of Lionel Luther, and Clark Kent wandering droning “Lana - Lana - Lana - Lana - has been a complete snooze fest.I want to go back to the complicated plots, betrayals, evil Lex and Lana, but I guess they are running out of ideas. Maybe I am the only one, but I am becoming disenchanted with Smallville. And if there is going to be no Lionel and no Lex, what is there going to be? I wish they had kept Lana evil, she played a great vixen.

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May 4, 2008 11:46PM EDT

i agree with you moviemuncher it has been a bit boring the last few episodes no lex no lionel no excitement and is clark going to fly everybody came and is doing it why cant he just do it as well he learnt everything else and mastered them so quickly let him fly hehehe

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May 5, 2008 6:50PM EDT

yeah I agree with you guys... I still love Smallville and I don't think the last episode was too bad but the ones before that were horrible. I also want to see Clark fly and become a little bit more like the Superman he will be in the future...

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