Sunday, October 17, 2010

The sprit of a hero

Normally this would be reserved for the "Battlerock X Chronicles", but since we're talking DC and not NCSoft, I figured this would be better.

"Smallville: Homecoming", which aired this past Friday on the CW network, was the show's 200th episode. As such it had some of the biggest pieces to it, including a look at the past, the return of Brainiac (now Brainiac 5 of the Legion of Superheroes), Clark seeing how his adopted father died, finding out what the "darkness" is that is corrupting him (besides bad writers and stubborn producers), and a look at the future, where Clark and Lois are married, and Clark sees his future self... both as "nerdy reporter" and as Superman.

But this scene was one of the best. It's Oliver Queen, fresh from his big reveal as being Green Arrow, being grilled by the media and suddenly turning it into his advantage after seeing Clark supporting him. This is the spirit of a hero.

I've long since had issues with the show's lack of direction, their endless refusal to put Clark in the tights and cape, and their refusal to have him fly. Clark may have been more Slackerman than Superman, but it's refreshing to finally get a hint that the writers still know what the ultimate goal is with the character.

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