Top 5 Reasons why “Justice” ruled!
I watch Smallville. I admit it. I know it's corny, I know it's hokey, I can't help it. I've been watching it since the first episode, and I'm stating for the record that last week's episode, "Justice"
is the best one yet. Now I'm coming up with the reasons.
First off, the honorable mentions: Aquaman didn't have many lines. Oliver Queen cut Lex Luthor in a "bitch, you aren't even worth killing" sort of way. The heroes-walking-away-from-an-explosion one shot.
And now for the Top 5…..
5. The introduction of Spandex.
What would a superhero story be without at least one spandex suit? For Smallville, it's been a long time coming. When Oliver Queen came to Kansas, we finally saw some familiar attire. In Justice, both Cyborg and Aquaman are sporting some spandex as well. Looking snug and ready for battle, the boys kicked some ass while being aerodynamically sound in their jumpsuits. Corn Factor: 10 out of 10. Awesome-O Factor: 10 out of 10.
4. Lex acts like the devil.
Mr. Luthor is quite devilish in "Justice". He seeks Bart Allen after he finds out he's the one who has been stealing from him. So he catches Bart, puts him in a circular cell in which Bart must run at superspeed, and if he doesn't he will basically become well-done meat for Lex's dogs. He also sounds more vicious to Lionel and continued to talk to Clark like he didn't save his life a billion times in the past. Lex is getting to the point where killing millions of people doesn't sound like a bad idea to him. This pleases me and anyone who loves Lex being Lex.
3. Erica Durance
I have always loved Erica as Lois Lane. I think she's the best one that there's been. She has the attitude, and she brings more sex appeal to the role. She brought a lot of that same sex appeal to this last episode of Smallville when she entices Olie to stay with her, then when Olie decides to take her to Monte Carlo. It's only too bad that we didn't get to see that green lingerie on her (hey, I'm 26, get off my back). Then after all the sexy stuff was over and Olie called off the trip, there was a very well done emotional scene between he and Lois. Olie tells her he has to leave, and Erica pulls off her best emotional moment since she's been on the show. Plus….nice boobs.
2. Chloe's a bad ass side-kick.
The first 3 seasons of Smallville, Chloe (to me) had been an annoying whiny ass. For some reason, after she "died" and came back at the beginning of Season 4, Chloe had changed. Everything she was became cute, and it got only better after she found out about Clark's abilities. She became the one "in the know". She's helped Clark without question, and hasn't betrayed him and there's no evidence that she will (yet). Chloe was especially great in this episode when she became a Jehovah's Witness, as realized by the code name "watchtower". Okay, so maybe she wasn't a Witness, but she was a great look-out, and only she could know that Clark was in trouble with the refined kryptonite room in the building. It was a superior Chloe episode, and they continue to make us love her.
1. No Lana Lang.
This is without a doubt the number one reason this episode is the best. Lana has become almost unwatchable. Her storyline is soap opera-esque. Her rollercoaster of emotions have become irritating to say the least. I mean, how many times can she hammer Clark with "stay out of my life", and then the following week say the reason
she hadn't said yes to Lex is because she still has feelings for Clark. That's annoying, and it feels like the writers continue to hold on to this relationship, even though most of us are already beyond it. Let it go. Let Lana marry Lex, have a dozen children, and then Lex can use them as an evil army as he pumps them with kryptonite and preaches to them about the
war tactics of Alexander and Sun Tzu. Note to Smallville writers: Stop thinking we care about Lana and Clark together. We really, really don't.
There you have it. Agree? Don't agree? It doesn't really matter, Lana wasn't in this episode. That's all that matters to me.