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'Smallville' Season 10, Episode 6 Recap

by Mike Moody, posted Oct 30th 2010 3:15PM
smallville harvest['Smallville' – Harvest']

A clan of killer cultists made trouble for Lois and Clark, and Tess discovered Alexander's dark side on last night's episode of 'Smallville.'

Erica Durance's spirited performance was the best thing about this ep's goofy A plot, which featured a blue kryptonite-lovin' religious cult bent on sacrificing Lois to their vengeful god. Durance's eyes and voice really sold the terror in Lois' heart when she was stuck under that raging blue fire and surrounded by an army of Cletuses and Jebediahs.

But it was Lois' defiant and independent spirit that got her in trouble in the first place. During a drive out to the country to cover the Cherry Festival (!), Clark revealed that he pulled some strings to get her out of town and keep her from covering the anti-hero protest in Metropolis. Lois, as we all know, is the poster girl for the pro-hero mindset (It's not really a "movement" yet, is it?). Clark was only trying to protect her from the potentially violent wackos on the other side of the issue. (Geez, when did Metropolis become such a hotbed of ideological conflict?)

But Lois is Lois. She didn't appreciate Clark's sneaky efforts to keep her safe, and she sent him walking in the hot sun after their tire blew out on the road. Hoping to get back to Metropolis, she hitched a ride to the nearest train station from a creepy little country girl on a horse and buggy.

But, of course, little Charlotte took Lois straight into a dangerous village of the damned instead. What followed was a pretty standard "Lois needs rescuing" plot with a small twist – Clark lost his powers thanks to the villagers' steady diet of blue kryptonite-laced water.

The developments with Alexander and his obsession with Clark helped save 'Harvest' from being lumped in the filler pile. Tess' worst nightmares came true when Lex's memories took over Alexander's mind, starting him on a path to eventually become the world's most dangerous baddie. "He's not just a clone - he is Lex Luthor," she said, moments before Alexander shaved of his ginger locks in front of the mirror (buah ha ha ha ha!).

Now we have two burning questions concerning little Lex 2.0: Will his body degenerate in a few weeks like the lab tech warned, or will he grow up to fill out a power suit? And will he eventually become Michael Rosenbaum, the great actor who played Lex for several seasons before leaving the show a few years ago? Fingers crossed.

The most exciting moment of the night, especially for fans of Lois and Clark's love connection, came before the reveal of Alexander's bald head. After five seasons of "will they or won't they?" speculation, Lois and Clark finally did the deed (but not before lighting a million candles, of course).

It's great to see these characters finally being completely honest with each other – Clark started to answer all of Lois' questions about Krypton and he even gave her Prof. Swann's diary (No, Lois, that time you hit your head and ended up in the Phantom Zone wasn't a dream; it actually happened!).

On one hand, this was probably the weakest ep of the season so far – the killer cult plot was pretty lazy, Oliver was missing, and there was no mention of Darkseid. But the Tess-Alexander storyline and the intimate scene between our favorite power couple made 'Harvest' a "can't miss" episode.

Other thoughts/favorite lines:

- I missed Oliver this week, and I even sorta missed Cat Grant. I guess Kery Lynn Pratt's performance is growing on me.

- The villagers' masks reminded me of the Scarecrow's mask from Christopher Nolan's Batman flicks. Pretty scary.

- "He will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger!" It's hard to tell if Lois was quoting the Bible or Pulp Fiction, but her speech to the villagers was still pretty awesome.

- "Whattayasay you speed us away from these children of the corn, hunny?"

- "You think horse and buggy girl is gonna hurt me? What is she gonna do, dimple me to death?"

Smallville' airs Fridays at 8PM ET on The CW

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What kind of cop says a person needs to come to the station right after they meet someone that says their girlfriend is missing? It was obvious that something was wrong from the beginning but they created a wonderful mystery that was intriguing. You know even though I have already seen all of the episodes I still want to see them again with my free Blockbuster membership. You know how some TV companies give things away, well I got a free mail order membership with my new employee DISH Network account and it is sweet. I can’t wait to order the DVD’s and watch this all over again. Apparently it won’t be until Nov 29th but Amazon is taking orders already! Geesh, are they going to sell out?

July 26 2011 at 12:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Can anybody I.D. the song playing during the lovescene at the end of the harvest episode? Thx

October 31 2010 at 10:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Cary Brothers - Can't Take My Eyes Off You

November 01 2010 at 7:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This episode was a complete snore.

October 30 2010 at 11:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I enjoyed the banter between Lois and Clark. The actors did a fabulous job. I thought the storyline was perfect being that Halloween, and the masks added to it. I thought it was a very powerful scene when Clark covered Lois with his body to protect her from the blue fire that caused him great pain and burned his skin.

I enjoyed story A more than story B. But,then I am okay if an adult Lex doesn't appear anymore in the series. I already know the Lex story. I prefer the Clark story along with more of the appearances of Oliver, Mia, Canary, Cyborg, Impulse, Hawkman, etc.

October 30 2010 at 9:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Please Hammer don\'t hurt \'em

The last scene was the only thing that saved this episode

October 30 2010 at 6:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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