It would have made far more sense for Lex to look at Clark and say, "You've been lying to me since day one; when you saved me on that bridge I thought for the first time in my life I had met someone who could have been a real friend. I would've done everything I could to protect you from your enemies, from my father, and from the world itself, Clark. But you chose to remain in the shadows and hide yourself from me, and because of that there's nothing I can trust about you. Your friends, your family, they're all safe from me, Clark. But whenever you put on that suit you represent everything between us and I will make it my life's goal to bring you down to my level and give-in to weakness and the darkness that is inside all of us."
^ As ridiculous as I find that quote/line of motivation, I agree that it's a thousand times better than the wipe.
Anyhow, let's review, shall we?
- No Welling in the suit.
- All of Lex, totally wiped.
- No reveal of Superman to the world. Does anyone even say
"Superman"? And how is that
not a better title than "Finale"?!
- Zombie Jor-El can teleport people across dimensions at will. Hey asshole, how about giving your son's adoptive mother her husband back?!
- No wedding... even after seven years.
- Crap writing throughout.
- The Williams theme, awesome! ... Except we already heard it in "Rosetta", so no extra points.
I'm sorry, how is this not an "Endgame"-level calamity?!
I don't agree with you on much, Gaith
, but you're spot on here. The lack of a public reveal or naming is very glaring, for as far as we know he's still referred to as The Blur after the events of "Finale." Finale was fitting because he sure as hell wasn't Superman in this episode. I'd also like to add one more...
-Clark doesn't wear glasses during his wedding, which makes his eventual public "outing" all the more ridiculous because his guests are so stupid, they can't tell the difference.
The Williams music is always awesome but I felt the show didn't earn it here.