Sunday, November 11, 2007

What I'm Watching: Smallville

Smallville: Season 7, Episode 7 "Wrath" (F)

We have seen all of this before, haven't we? In the series' twelfth episode back in 2002, Shawn Ashmore (look-alike brother of Aaron Ashmore, who currently plays Jimmy Olsen) guest-starred as a kid who accidentally got Clark's powers by, you guessed it, a lightning-inspired transference. Lana goes a bit further into the whole psychotic crazed killer thing. Clark somehow conveniently manages to hold on to his powers so that 1) he is able to stop Lana from ultimately killing Lex and 2) he and Lana are able to have sex (too much information). To top the whole thing off, that goo escaping from the canister at the end is far too reminiscent of a certain black oil from "The X-Files" which produced the exact same effect when it leeched onto a host. Does this show have absolutely zero original ideas? Making jokes about sexual harassment sure is not going to help matters.

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