Let's hear it for the token band One Republic. They must have gotten a good minute of air time. I bet money they're a Warner Brothers label (part of the same empire as the CW and Smallville).
Kara's amnesia remains a plotline that will undoubtedly resolve itself right in the nick of time before the season's end. At least having amnesia gives her an excuse of having poor musical taste.
This episode was very retro to the first season. We had the return of Pete Ross and the return of a Kryptonite monster of the week. In this case, they happened to be the same person.
In more ways than one, the Kryptonite gave Pete a swelled head. In effect, between the stretching and the promotion, Pete turned into a stick of gum. Stride Gum must be so proud. Also, could Chloe's line about the flavor lasting so long have been more of a product placement? I think not.
Why didn't Pete notice that his gum was glowing green? For that matter, why didn't Clark feel the Kryptonite every time Pete had a stick of gum in his mouth? It was also pretty obvious that Pete's powers would quit once he stopped chewing, something Lex used to his advantage later in the episode.
The series continues to wink at the comic book incarnation of Superman. In the comics, it was Jimmy Olsen who became Elastic Lad. In the case of Smallville, it was Pete Ross. At least Jimmy took the photo.
I did like Pete's take on the paranoia of knowing Clark's secret. In virtually every incarnation of Superman, SOMEONE has been tortured to learn his secret identity. In this case, a little paranoia never hurt.
As a corporate lackey by day myself, I'm well-aware that company e-mails are company property and Lex was well within his rights to take the image from Chloe's e-mail. Chloe was just being whiny. I guess the show had to make up for the lack of Lana.
I am glad that Pete got to say a goodbye this time. If I recall, they let the actor go between seasons and he never really got a "farewell" episode.
On a final note, if Kara had asked me to stay at my place, I would have smiled and shut the door too. Lex is a lucky bastard. I'm sure Kara will know what she's gotten herself into soon enough.
|Yes, he's great.||168 (43.4%)|
|No, he's done.||175 (45.2%)|
|Pete who?||44 (11.4%)|