I've warmed up to Emil since they first introduced the second Dr. Hamilton (heh). He really is a true "Smallville" version of the comic book version of the character. Actually I thought Clark would have given the signal watch to Chloe...but Emil just makes sense given how important he has become to the Watchtower's operation. Also...I think this is the first time I noticed the blood on Tess's jacket. Brilliant continuity nod. Oh and showing Lex's deformed hand...HOW I LOVE THIS COMIC!!!