(S05E21) Whew. I don't know how I feel about last night's episode. Basically, it confused the crap out of me, but I think that was the point. It was all just a tease for the finale, which is next Thursday.
Still, there was a lot of stuff that the writers could have tidied up a bit. Namely, the Kryptonian Alphabet.How come Clark can't read Kryptonian letters? Didn't he learn Kryptonian back in like Season 2? Here is Lionel handing him a treasure map of Kryptonian goodness and Clark just shrugs and goes, "What does it say? I don't know." That was just dumb.
The only reason I can think that they did that was so Chloe would have something to do, i.e. crack the Kryptonian alphabet. And I was absolutely amazed that she was able to do it by simply scanning a page of Lionel's notebook. Chloe, Trans-Galaxy Code Breaker? Wow! She should really reconsider her internship at The Daily Planet and maybe start working for the CIA or something. Or the writers should just have mercy on Chloe, and kill her off if they aren't going to use her for something actually meaningful on the show.
But let's talk about my favorite little bundle of bald evil -- Lex. Whether he realizes it or not, he now knows that Clark has a Krypton-weakness (thanks Lana). If poor Lex doesn't end up having his memory erased for the millionth time, then this could really make things interesting in the upcoming seasons. I'm glad that Lex and Lana have built their relationship on honesty, but I thought that it was pretty lame for Lex to just completely divulge everything about the super vaccine to Lana. I don't think that Lex would've ever done that. Even when Lex is being good, he's not that good. He always covers his bases by lying at least a little bit.
I must say that I was surprised by Lana divulging all her relationship woes to Lois. And what was up with the, "He's NOT my boyfriend!" yelp. He's not your boyfriend? Ummm, I think he is. She sounded like a fourth-grader. I guess Lana has to girl-talk to somebody and the only other girl on the show is Chloe and she's so far up Clark's butt, it would be impossible to really talk to her.
Does anybody else think that it was weird that Clark just left poor Lex on the ground after he got juiced with Brainiac's cocktail? True, Clark saw that Lex was waking up, but it seemed very un-hero of him to just leave the poor guy amongst the exploding lab equipment. I think that was a mistake on the director's part. I think they could have written that or edited it a little better. So, what do you think Lex is going to do next week with his new Terminator 2/Wolverine healing powers? Is he going to be a vessel for General Zod, or get into a showdown with Arnold Schwarzenegger?
By the way, I absolutely love it when Jonathan Kent and Clark fight! They really should have given Jonathan more ass-kicking scenes when he was still alive. Finally, this is a random thought, but it really bugged me when Lex showed up at the end with that bag of Chinese take-out. Would Lex really buy your run of the mill Chinese take-out? See, it's little things like that that really annoy me with the writers. Lex is supposed to be this eccentric power-hungry gazillionaire, and he's bringing home General Tao's Chicken? I don't think so.