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View Poll Results: Grade "Odyssey"
SUPER 6 12.00%
Above Average 27 54.00%
Average 13 26.00%
Below Average 3 6.00%
BIZARRO 1 2.00%
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Old September 19 2008, 06:49 AM   #121
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Re: Smallville#801 "Odyssey" - Discuss/Grade <Spoilers>

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I have a feeling all tess dialouge will sound like it's coming out of Lex hehe
Yeah, but when they get really close and look into each other's eyes, maybe they'll start making out.
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Old September 19 2008, 07:49 AM   #122
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Okay, so we have to have ALL the major arcs change in the same episode? Jeez, talking about erasing your former bosses.

I'm leaving the farm.
I'm working at the Planet as a reporter. No mailroom for ME.
My powers have changed from healing to the Amazing Kreskin.
I'm no longer the Martian Manhunter. Maybe I can work the Kent Farm now that Clark is leaving.
I'm a really bad version of Lex in a skirt.
Jor-El is gone. (Yeah, right)
Two of our identities are out in the open.
I'm retracting my proposal for a muddled reason. But I want to marry you. Okay, that's great. So we don't have to get married then. WTF?

And where the hell is Clark's dog, anyway?

But I agree with an earlier poster that the episode has a really good visual look.

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Old September 19 2008, 09:07 AM   #123
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Funniest show I've seen all week. You gotta love the way things move in the Smallville world. I'm surprised Clark didn't get a job as an astronaut or CEO or race car driver.
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Old September 19 2008, 11:30 AM   #124
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I'm sorry to say that I didn't get a chance to watch tonight's episode. As some of you know my brother is being redeployed to Iraq tomorrow morning at 0500 so I spent the day with him and family. I plan to watch on Sunday.
Good luck and best wishes to your brother and family.
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Old September 19 2008, 02:01 PM   #125
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You know it's funny when you think about. I've heard people be upset because Clark hasn't gone through college and then gotten hired to the Daily Planet, but Smallville exists in its own little reinvented world.

The thing I find funniest is that Tom Welling & Erica Durance are older then Dean Cain & Teri Hatcher were when they started Lois & Clark.
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Old September 19 2008, 02:07 PM   #126
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Funniest show I've seen all week. You gotta love the way things move in the Smallville world. I'm surprised Clark didn't get a job as an astronaut or CEO or race car driver.
Or Vice Presidential Nominee of the Republican Party.
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Old September 19 2008, 02:53 PM   #127
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Well, he coulda been going to college this whole time, ya know...

Except for that four months or whatever he was in Russia.
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Old September 19 2008, 03:04 PM   #128
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Well, he coulda been going to college this whole time, ya know... .
You are right, actually.

It would have been the easiest thing in the world to mention here and there that Clark was still in College. They would not have needed to focus on it at all. Just a sign that he had a life out side of the events of the actual episodes. But the writers were too lazy.

This is kind of a random comparison but I have been watching Family Ties again on DVD. Once Alex Keaton went off to College they rarely did episodes focused on his actual courses. Just as often you saw him hanging around the house as in previous seasons. But references were made to his College life. Just basic character details. While Clark has usually had no life outside of the plots of the actual episodes. They could had with minor effort or screen time setup his eventual job at the Planet.

Still it would not bother me if they retroactively suggest he has been taking Journalism courses on the side. It would be a cheat but worth it. Plus as I said Clark had been so thinly developed there are plenty of off camera gaps that can be filled.

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Old September 19 2008, 03:58 PM   #129
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Well, he coulda been going to college this whole time, ya know...

Except for that four months or whatever he was in Russia.
Maybe he finished college at super speed?

Actually, between Martha's position, Ollie's money, and Chloe's new found hacking skills, it would be too hard for him to "find" a diploma.
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Old September 19 2008, 05:13 PM   #130
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Manhunter and Jimmy came literally out of nowhere.

We needed an obligatory AC half naked moment to appease the teens and crazy kryptonsite members>_>

Clark's jacket/cape

The fortress is destroyed so it will be rebuilt with improvements in the southeast wing.

The end of season 4's moment was great. To do a take two and rebuild it again loses its impact IMO

Lets see if this season can destroy assumptions it will be a glorious train wreck
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Old September 19 2008, 05:40 PM   #131
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I gave it an above average too. When Smallville entertains, it entertains! When I saw the opening credits, my geek-o-meter went off and I said "Wow. Vader's Secret Apprentice!". I know The Force Unleashed just came out, but the writers have to take advantage of that.
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Old September 19 2008, 05:42 PM   #132
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Quick question which may be a spoiler (to me as everyone else as I haven't watched it yet).

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Old September 19 2008, 05:44 PM   #133
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Old September 19 2008, 05:45 PM   #134
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Lex's absence definitely has left a major void. He was the opposing force for everyone on the show and I don't think they'll be able to replace that. Clark and Chloe are the only pair of original characters left and the adult characters are all gone. So it's up to the younger group.

That being said, there was some good and promising stuff here. Oliver now being a part of the regular cast. Chloe's new powers. Lois's great legs. The Oliver/Clark fight. Oliver shooting Clark through the chest with an arrow was pretty cool. Very good to see a pro-active Clark but knowing the show, he'll regress two steps next week. Clark and Lois's interaction was quite good as well.

BTW, when Phil Morris showed up, was anyone expecting him to ask Clark...

"Who told you to touch the red krptonite? Did I tell you to touch the red kryptonite?"

I agree with you oin this assessment. You could look at the Luthors and unerstand their motives and what drove them so, even if you didn't agree with them, you could at least see where they were coming from. I don't see that happening with the new villians.

Now, like the above poster said, I do see definite promise to the new season. I'll just have to adjust to a different view. I amit I "marked out" at the end when Clark talked about his first day at the Daily Planet.
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Old September 19 2008, 06:05 PM   #135
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I'm sorry to say that I didn't get a chance to watch tonight's episode. As some of you know my brother is being redeployed to Iraq tomorrow morning at 0500 so I spent the day with him and family. I plan to watch on Sunday.
Good luck and best wishes to your brother and family.
Thank you. I appreciate it. He's on his way now (the bus was significantly late though and didn't arrive until 0900). They were supposed to depart at 0500.
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