All About the Watchtower

I love super hero groups. Whether it's Voltron, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers or the X-Men, if super heroes unite, I'll be there. So you can imagine my excitement at the end of last night's Smallville when Chloe finally stepped up and solidified herself as Watchtower, the brains behind Oliver Queen's Justice League.

The closing moments of Smallville saw Chloe come to the realization that in order for her life to matter, she has to do something important. While the rest of the Justice League didn't appear, we did get to see photos of Aquaman, Cyborg, Black Canary and Impulse. If only for a brief moment, Smallville showed us the possibility of some very intriguing stories.

Ever since the Justice League first formed on Smallville in season 6, there's been the promise of super heroes uniting to fight evil. While it's been kept up in the background, the Justice League has been very busy. In the season 8 premiere, Black Canary and Aquaman helped Green Arrow search for Clark while Impulse and Cyborg traveled the southern hemisphere.

And in last night's episode, Clark revealed that he too is in on the action, missing Chloe's birthday to fight with Impulse abroad. While it's all very exciting to hear about, Smallville needs to start delivering.

The show has a host of entertaining costumed heroes waiting in the wings, yet they're limited to computer monitors and casual mentions. Perhaps it's a casting issue. Alaina Huffman, who played Black Canary, is a series regular on the new Stargate: Universe series and Lee Thompson Young (Cyborg) just showed up as the new surgical intern on Scrubs.

Hopefully Chloe's new role won't be thrown into the background like the rest of the Justice League, because we need more heroes. It's not enough to just here about all of their great adventures.

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Mar 27, 2009 5:34PM EDT

I think Chloe's new role was a great idea, giving her some much needed focus and getting her out of that slightly depressing and weak place they put her in. I think that this episode did give Her a much needed avenue that the writers i hope can really travel down. We can finally get the Chloe thats there to help Clark and support him when he needs that voice, and someone who can help the rest of the league be the league. This ending could also explain why there is no mention in the future of Chloe if she becomes the watchtower and leaves that name behind. Still can't wait to see how things unfold, now at least Clark may actually give her some time and listen to her :)


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Mar 28, 2009 9:46PM EDT

i think that now the writers can go 2 ways, either explore the justice league (Yay!) or ignore chloe =/

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