I've read Black Canary in the comic books and in that medium she's never been a knife-thrower. She also apparently has super-leaping powers. Perhaps she gained them in the short-lived series Birds of Prey.
Here's a gallery of images from the episode. More review follows after the jump.
Gallery: Smallville: Siren
So the episode begins with things still being awkward between Clark and Lana. Maybe this is the beginning of the end of that relationship. It makes sense since Lois's superhero fetish is once again highlighted in the episode.
I like how Clark and Chloe make the same observations about Lana that I have in previous reviews and the audience probably has ages ago. I didn't like how Chloe tried to explain it away in a sentence, but that's just the soap opera nature of the show.
Why is it that Clark's parents are out of the picture in the show, but Lex's father is still around? Are the Kents that boring?
Speaking of the soap opera nature of the show, why is everyone so frickin' melodramatic? It's bad enough that Clark and Lana seem to have one of the most dysfunctional relationships on television, but apparently Oliver and Lois are going for the title now (well, they would be if the relationship were still going). Actually, I don't think there's a normal relationship in the whole show. And nobody ever seems to be happy. I think the Hollywood environment is leaking into the show. Nobody is happy, but everyone looks like an underwear model.
I loved Lois's reactions to learning Green Arrow's secret identity. Even more hilarious were her attempts to cover it up after Clark and Chloe saw the "Arrow Cave." It's a sign of things to come if she ever gets together with Clark.
Speaking of Ollie's secret stash: with the windows to the clock tower destroyed, didn't anybody else notice the arrows? Wasn't the whole secret identity thing blown at that point?
Man, the Daily Planet computers can do ANYTHING. I want one of those. They can give women different hairdos as well as stop bank transfers (which, by the way, are instantaneous in real life). Having worked with computers, I admit a little confusion about how listing two different I.P. addresses constitutes a bank transfer. But that's just me.
Please note that when your opponent has a superpower consisting of a sonic scream, super-hearing can be a detriment. Both Clark and Oliver were bleeding at some point during this episode, just to prove their manliness.
This episode was a good wrap-up to the whole Oliver Queen storyline from the previous season. On a side note, so much of the action in the series takes place outside of Smallville, I think the series should be renamed "Metropolis."
To end the episode, there were hints of difficulty between Clark and Lana (although it did look like they were staying together at the end), there were hints of romance (or at least something) between Clark and Lois, and there was a pretty blatant hook-up between Oliver and Dinah. And they lived happily ever after. Until next week...
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