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View Poll Results: Grade Turbulence
SUPERMAN 2 6.45%
Above Average 7 22.58%
CLARK KENT 11 35.48%
Below Average 5 16.13%
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Old March 20 2009, 08:43 PM   #136
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Re: Smallville 8x16 "Turbulence" - Discuss/Grade

Why was Tess using Ollies plane? Surely Tess has access to Lex's planes now?
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Old March 20 2009, 08:46 PM   #137
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Y'know what would be REALLY sad, if JIMMY flies before Clark.
Whatcha talking about? Jimmy's already flying high!

Also, if you were to take a character on this show and say he or she is the embodiment of everything that's godawful about Smallville, it used to be Lana. But now I'd have to say it's Jimmy.
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Old March 20 2009, 08:51 PM   #138
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Honestly this whole Davis/Doomsday thing irks me a lot, Doomsday should have been a force of nature, not a CRAPPY Incredible Hulk knockoff. And c'mon Clark NOT flying, when even the frickin LEGION thought "he doesn't fly yet? What a tool, you're like getting close to your 30s now and you STILL haven't learned to fly? Did you guys set the cosmic wayback machine for the right Earth? I mean, the Superman we knew, could fly when he was 18 and in high school... this DORK is afraid of heights?"

I so wanted one of them to push him off a building "FUCKIN FLY SUPERMAN!" I wanted KARA to do that to him a season back, she was new in town and figured out how to fly. I mean c'mon dude, grow a pair, and fly! You're being whupped by a girl who's only lived on Earth for a short time and you've been here for like 20 years and STILL haven't figured out your powers?

And really what is it with Smallville writers and plane crashes? They did it with Lex, now they do it with Tess. What Tess=Lex thing are they going to do next? Tess to have a lesbian affair with Lana? Tess to create her own supermen? Tess to run for Senate against Ma Kent?

Y'know what would be REALLY sad, if JIMMY flies before Clark.
I think I agree with everything you said.

With the flying bit, a couple years ago I thought of a cute scene would be to have Clark and Chloe standing on the edge of some precipice with Clark being apprehensive about jumping. Chloe give a sadistic little smile, leans back, and gives him a little shove. Then I realized those type of character moments are pretty much what Smallville is worst at.
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Old March 20 2009, 09:30 PM   #139
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Why was Tess using Ollies plane? Surely Tess has access to Lex's planes now?
LuthorCorp and Queen Industries merged. It was during the Lana arc (the same episode where Ollie put on Lex's Kryptonite Ring in the final scene and started the rumor that Lex and Ollie were the same person).
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Old March 20 2009, 11:48 PM   #140
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Why was Tess using Ollies plane? Surely Tess has access to Lex's planes now?
LuthorCorp and Queen Industries merged. It was during the Lana arc (the same episode where Ollie put on Lex's Kryptonite Ring in the final scene and started the rumor that Lex and Ollie were the same person).
Plus they were too cheap to redress the plane set.

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Old March 21 2009, 04:23 AM   #141
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This is a lousy ep. I can't remember being so disappointed in a new Smallville. Everyone was acting out of character. I don't like Tess or Davis, although I do like how they've reimagined Doomsday, esp. in his monstrous form. And Chloe acted like a total fool! I definitely vote "below average" on this ep. I want more Lois! -- RR
I disagree. Sounds like they are just setting up for the season ending cliffhanger.
I just find Tess to be a poor stand-in for Lex. Frankly, I would have introduced Darkseid as Clark's new nemesis, taking form on Earth like his minion Dr. Bedlam, in exile from Apokolips to try and remake Earth into a new Apokolips, using Doomsday as one of his minions. Now, next week's ep looks a bit better, so hopefully, it will be much better than this lackluster, sturm-und-drang ep! -- RR
I know it's kind of gauche to answer one's one post, but I really wish they'd develop a Mr. Miracle show with Darkseid on Earth, as I outlined. Mr. Miracle without the cape, hmm! That would be some spin-off! -- RR
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Old March 21 2009, 07:24 AM   #142
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I disagree. Sounds like they are just setting up for the season ending cliffhanger.
I just find Tess to be a poor stand-in for Lex. Frankly, I would have introduced Darkseid as Clark's new nemesis, taking form on Earth like his minion Dr. Bedlam, in exile from Apokolips to try and remake Earth into a new Apokolips, using Doomsday as one of his minions. Now, next week's ep looks a bit better, so hopefully, it will be much better than this lackluster, sturm-und-drang ep! -- RR
I know it's kind of gauche to answer one's one post, but I really wish they'd develop a Mr. Miracle show with Darkseid on Earth, as I outlined. Mr. Miracle without the cape, hmm! That would be some spin-off! -- RR
I would have liked to see Dean Cain become the main recurring villian as Vandal Savage, we'd seem him for 18 episodes or so, he'd spend a lot of time in the background, lot's of plots and subterfuge and henchmen, less direct confrontation. This worked well with Brainiac, there were only a couple of direct fights between him and Clark.

I could also get into Metallo in a role like this, where he wore different skins to change his appearance, he could be anyone, would pounce when you least expected, big drawn out battles with Clark that ended in a draw. Metallo would be a lot smarter and again he would have intricate plans. That's kind of necessary to carry a villian for a full season or more.
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Old March 21 2009, 10:18 AM   #143
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Unbeknownst to Clark, Tess orchestrated the explosion to get Clark to reveal his powers.
Remind me, how does Tess know about his powers?
The same way Lex "knew" by... "deep knowing."
Given the way she was behaving in this episode, she knows by a curious dampness in her underwear.
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Old March 22 2009, 03:32 PM   #144
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So Clark gets all dressed in a snappy suit and then carries with him a a dorky highschool back pack?
A lot of people do. I see it all the time.

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Jimmy the Dullard is back and is sucking all the life out of Chloe. I think even she's realizing that.
This time I'm on Jimmy's side. Not only is she keeping stuff from him, but it's pretty clear that she's confused. She's still into Clark and would rather help Davis than build a life with Jimmy, but doesn't realize it completely. If she didn't want to marry Jimmy, she shouldn't have. The questions is, why did she do it? I find this whole marriage stuff pretty interesting.

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Wow nice ta-ta's on Tess!!!!

Yeah I gotta agree, Miss Teschmacher is lookin' pretty good tonight.
I noticed the Lois Effect too.

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Olsen's busted!!
No, that would be Tess. We just went over that.

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Teschmacher seems pretty tough, I think Clark should bang her and see how well she survives a Kryptonian orgasm.
Something tells me she can handle it.

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OK Clark truth or dare time with Tess.
That whole thing was pretty obvious wasn't it?

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OH my god,..Jimmy Olsen actually has some balls!!
He always did.

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I'm convinced now that Olsen's the 'Smallville veteran' who's going to bite the dust. I think the writing's on the wall.
They can't kill Jimmy. He's part of the Superman mythos.

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At least Clark becoming the Red Blue Blur scene was pretty good. I guess we know now what the Superman Suit of Smallville looks like.
He needs a real costume. The shirt and jacket are no substitute.

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Wow angsty pop-rock music and angsty montage. Yawn.....
I actually like that song...
"Goodnite, Farewell" by The Killers from a few weeks back was my favorite so far. or at least one of my favorites.
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Old March 22 2009, 03:35 PM   #145
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Next week is the Zatanna episode. Can't wait.
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Old March 23 2009, 07:57 AM   #146
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