Smallville 9.10 'Disciple' Review - Featured


Smallville is back - and it was definately worth the wait. This was a brilliant episode and layed some ground work for the rest of the season. I thought it was really tight and a fast pace which can be lacking in episodes. There weren't any scenes that didn't need to be there or felt boring.


What I enjoyed


- The opening scene with Clark and Lois was one of my favourites, it's nice to finally see them as a couple.

- More Chloe on screen than in previous episodes.

- Even though I thought Season 8 was amazing I like Clark and Zod actually interacting, it mirrors his relationship with Lex towards the end, instead of worrying about the big bad from a far and not being involved until the finale as was with Doomsday.

- Zod's scene with Lois.

- Seeing events and Zod's plan begin to unravel as they head towards the future we saw in Lois' flashes.

- More Mia and Oliver teacher/student storyline.

- The fact that Oliver didn't go all dark and bad again.


Things to improve


- Tess please (I realise this was one episode but I really like her character).

- Oliver to stop liking Lois in that way.

- Sort Chloe out.

She is one of my favourite characters and I want to see some of her old personality back, a little less intense. She needs to get out of Watchtower and into the world. It seems she and Lois never have any screen time together anymore. Also she never has any friend scenes with Clark either, always business with her explaining things and him rushing off. I don't know if this is her storyline for the season or they have just let her fall the the wayside for now. She had a fairly separated life and depressing time last season so she needs some lighter moments.


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Jan 31, 2010 1:15AM EST

While I liked the episode, I hate post-hiatus episodes which have big plotlines that feel like they have already been developed and you missed something. I felt like the clark-lois relationship needed a 1 episode build-up before they presented them as an actual couple. Watching it I had to think back to the last episode(which was like a month ago) before I thought, oh yeah that did happend. It seems like a plot point as big as this one should have been given its momentum back before just throwing it in there.

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Jan 31, 2010 4:30AM EST

well it looks like they are trying to phase chloe out this season or that has been the rumor, and looking at last year when they almost didn't resign her and how Clark and Lois are signed on for the next season but not Chloe I think they are trying to wrap her up with eather a new Green Arrow/Justice League type show or just getting rid of her

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Jan 31, 2010 4:28PM EST

I thought this episode was one of the more dull episodes this season. The Dark Archer himself was terrible and there should have been more action between him and Oliver. I thought it went from scene rather clunkily and didnt seem to gel as a whole. There were definitly some interesting developments; it was great to see Lois and Clark as a new couple, the developing hostilities between Clark and Chloe but most of all was the interaction between Zod and Clark. I thought the episode worked better without the Dark Archer storyline.

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Jan 31, 2010 9:44PM EST

I liked it. It at least explained where and how Oliver trained to become green arrow. But yes, I agree that Chloe and Lois don't really have any on screen time together. They're cousins and friends after all!I think Chloe and Clark have a rift between them now and aren't quite as close as before. Which is ok because that does happen and this way the writers have a way to write her out, although I do like her role.
As for the Clark and Lois relationship - It was good. I liked it. But seriously, how can she not wonder where he goes running off to?
I'm soooooo looking forward to next Week!!! :D

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Feb 1, 2010 12:30PM EST

I agree with everything but liking the more Oliver time. I liked him when he was first on the show but I find everything with him boring now.
I definitely agree with sorting Chloe out, she used to be one of my favorite characters but she's so unlikable now.

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Feb 2, 2010 11:32AM EST

I want less walking more flying cause so far Clark Kent is a wuss hes gotta just like jump off a building or something. Why the heck would some1 who could never die from falling off something (even like a satellite) be afraid of heights? Its irrational.

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