No one noticed that Clark was sporting the "S" shaped curl when he was carrying Tess away from the bus? His hair wasn't greased back, but you could actually see the curl.
Clark is actually starting to act like Superman. It wasn't an outstanding episode, but it does feel like the show is headed in the right direction. Next week we are revisiting Green Arrow's origin which actually HAS been told before. Two years ago during one of the Smallville Legends ad campaigns which aired during the commercial breaks was where they first told the story of Ollie getting marooned and having to learn archery. In fact, I found the first episode of it:
You can see the entire series on the season 6 set.