Sunday, October 5, 2008

What I'm Watching: Smallville

Smallville: Season 8, Episode 3 "Toxic" (B-)

The preview for this episode had me doubting its relevance to the show, with Green Arrow's beginning being realized. Instead, it sort of worked well, but I sort of wish that his whole transformation into expert marksman had been showcased a bit more. I also hope that this isn't the last we'll hear of Tess and Oliver's relationship. I'd like to know why they ended up breaking things off. Was anyone else reminded of the "Paolo lies"/"Paralyzed" Niki/Paolo episode of "Lost" by this one, especially with Oliver's blurting out of "Mercy" when he meant Tess Mercer? I like the ragtag band of Chloe, Lois, Clark, and Davis working in secret to save Oliver, and I hope that this in indicative of the future of this show, and we can look forward to less hokey setups and more collective teamwork from a newly impressive cast.

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