Smallville – S08E06 – Prey

Tonight’s episode: Prey

Who could have predicted that Smallville would have such a creative resurgence this year? Certainly not me. I hope that the producers don’t let it go to their heads too much. As much as I love the show, I want them to wrap this up soonish. You know, before Clark is pushing 35 and we all start to wonder why he hasn’t been Superman for the last ten years.

Tonight, Doomsday gets the Smallville treatment. And you know what? I’m really looking forward to it. When Doomsday was announced at the start of the season, I was nervous but now that they’ve got this track record of really fun and engaging episodes under their belt I’m quite excited for it. I would imagine that the dude pictured on the left is not going to transform into a giant gray monster with unbreakable bones protruding from his skin, but I think they will find some interesting way to represent the unkillable monster.

There’s a part of me that wishes that they didn’t bring in Doomsday now, but later in the season and play off the whole “Death of Superman” storyline. Have that be the moment when Lois reveals her feelings for Clark. It might make for a nice season ending cliffhang– no! The show must end! I must not get sucked into this line of thinking!

As always, I look forward to your thoughts, opinions, gripes, live-blogging, etc.

Comments

  1. Excited for the show tonight.  Must get garbage out and dog walked before 9 o’clock! 

     Also, I know Superman doesn’t have The BEST ROGUES GALLERY (tm – Batman), but come on, there is no reason to introduce Doomsday unless it’s to kill Superman.  That character had one purpose and one purpose only when he was created.  So, I expect that Doomsday will actually play out across the whole season.  Buddy must be doing SOMETHING (sleeping with the producers?) to get himself onto the credit sequence and so far, we havent’ really seen it. 

  2. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    I love liveblogging Smallville with you guys!

  3. @Paul… aaaww…I love you too.

     

    oooh, i mean YEAH I love this livebloggin too! 

  4. Um, why do I need to be on the East Coast to follow along on this blog? Conor said "Watching SMALLVILLE on the East Coast? Come join the iFanboy chat!"

  5. Chloe’s School For Gifted Youngsters!

  6. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Reminds me of the former kid heroes support group from Runaways.  

  7. hello my name is Bigyanks, and i cant pee really fast.

  8. mines all blacked out

     

  9. Ok, does anyone spot any potentially known characters from the DC verse in that group therapy session?  Maybe ‘pocket protector’ was Calculator?  haha! 

  10. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Oh, the Metropolis playset.  

  11. my smallville channel took it’s lunch break apparently.

  12. what was the point of certain things being in black and white and some where in color?

  13. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Are they going the Jeckyl/Hyde route with Doomsday?  

  14. @PaulMontgomery

    *Not compatible with Marvel Comics figures or any other toys. Ever.

  15. Yeah, assuming a Jeckyl/Hyde, but we don’t know the reason behind his transformations.  Science, natural, other. 

  16. @PaulMontgomery Maybe more like Banner/Hulk to say "our strong guy can beat up your strong guy".

  17. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Creepiest thing about the iPod nano commercial is that the red one trickles first.  Looks like blood!

  18. whats the little kid doing out at night, it 10pm people!!!

  19. I see the mad jeweler from last week’s episode was replaced pretty quickly. 

     

  20. Little kid needs some acting school. Maybe about ten years’ worth.

  21. OH SHIT JOHN JONES!!!

  22. keep rubbing it in about those powers

  23. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Martian conspiracy in the Metropolis PD!

  24. Wow! Flashback to Tom vs. the JLA when M.M. became a Private Dick!

  25. Well I’ll be damned.  I’ve only waited since this show began to see this kind of montage of superheroics.  I’m continually shocked at this season! 

     And the Manhunter returns!  Holy CRAP!  This episode is already incredible! 

  26. Since when do Police keep a blog ?

  27. i still dont like jimmy being the same age… just cant get past it.

  28. The Cloverfield monster made it to Smallville.

  29. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    This season should have pulled a Mad Men and jumped a few years into the future, really sell the new direction and start with Clark already set up at the Planet.  

  30. actually South park did a better job last night wth mocking cloverfield.

  31. Must be a lead filing cabinet. 

  32. Um, I retract my statement from last week about people not looking for superhero beefcake. It’s an epidemic apparently.

  33. oh man i totally forgot smallville was on. missed 15 mins and i get to turn on the screen with the dude showering…

  34. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Missed opportunity.  Doomsday using Herbal Essences = comedy gold.  

  35. LMAO.

  36. Doomsday: "Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful."

  37. is he going to mutate into doomsday or is this suppose to be some prequel?

  38. well at least now i found something to do to get flawless skin.

  39. I missed the first bit of the show too. 🙁

  40. Doesnt he have acess to this stuff? why does he need to hide in the hospital for a hit?

  41. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Bony eyelids?  They’re gonna have to go all out on this transformation.  This is some serious 1990s Power Rangers shit we’re talking about.  

  42. "Bros before ho’s, homie. Meet me around back."

  43. wait does martian manhunter have his powers back?

  44. @paul your making this live blog well worth it.

  45. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Clark, at this point, just assume your newest friends are responsible for the mayhem.  9 times out of 10, dude.  

  46. @smeeeee im getting a hint of him having his mind power back

  47. so his body is hosting the symbite that is Doomsday?

  48. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    When he turns into Doomsday, they should just cut to the final battle from Incredible Hulk and superimpose Clark’s head over the Hulk’s.  Then a little caption at the bottom that says "(sorry, guys)"

  49. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    @yanks – Seems like.  Doomsday is just an ornery tapeworm.  

  50. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    That Buddha is about a foot too high to be simply ornamental.  

  51. OMG chloe just make out with him already…

  52. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    I like the choice of making the Doomsday alter ego a really decent dude who’s horrified of what he becomes when he blacks out.  It would be very easy to make him relish the power.  

  53. Why does Chloe always go for guys who are brooding, shady and can destroy every thing on Earth?

  54. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Getting a Morlock vibe from the Meta kids.  

  55. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    "I uh…I uh…get off on those pictures!….nothing sinister!"  

  56. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Annoying TV cliche.  When you accuse somebody of something really weird and then walk off dramatically.  Me, I’d stick around and keep asking, "Man, how the hell are you in these pictures?  What’s up with that?  I won’t leave until you tell me you have super powers."  

  57. i missed 15 mins so where the heck is lois. i watch the show just for her

  58. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Lois does not appear to be in this episode.  

  59. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Ok, remember when I have the show credit for not making Davis evil?  Yeah, I take that back.  Maybe he’s not diabolical, but he’s still creepy as shit and not behaving like the victim I was hoping for.  

  60. lame…. btw jimmy is so gonna die

  61. OH SHIT someone bit the resees cup. Get M.M. on this case.

  62. oh for a momment i thought he was gonna do the smart thing ans leave in the ambulance, silly me.

  63. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    The smoke monster from Lost?  

  64. wtf jimmy is doomsday?

  65. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    The Shade?  

  66. oh nm its just chloes meteor freaks attacking doomsday

  67. whats with the fucking Color Effects?

  68. Anyone watching the world series?

  69. Smokie was probably just defending himself against Doomsday.

  70. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    I hate the woman who never gives Glade credit for making her house smell awesome.  

  71. im not watching the world series. phillies are gonna sweep the rays

  72. My obsession by Calvin Klien.

  73. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    I’m a Philly native.  My team never wins, so I don’t watch baseball.  

  74. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Um, Chloe often puts her trust in the wrong people.  

  75. doomsday kills chole

  76. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    OMG the Phillies are in the World Series?!?!

  77. whoa anyone catch that blonde chick walking behing chloe?? niice

  78. @Paul look at who their opp. are

  79. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    "You should wear a costume."  Just say it!

  80. Wow what a coincidence

  81. paul, philly is probably going to win this year.  They are probably going to win at home too.  The national guard will most likely have to be called in when this happens.  Philly will ceast to exist in a couple weeks.  You really should pay attention so you know when to either evacuate or when to start building your post appocolyptic vehicle.  There will be a thunderdome built and utilized in Philadelphia, and run by tina turner in few weeks.  Just a heads up man.

  82. did all the top billing women take the day off?

  83. wow i would LOVE to be interrogated by her

  84. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    @yanks – I was thinking the same thing.  

  85. OH NOES its Jesus!!!!!!!!!

  86. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    And now, as always, we turn to The Office.  

  87. wow the next episode looks AWESOME!

     wow clark looks like captain britain with a cape….

  88. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    I’m not entirely convinced that that’s Clark.  The show likes fucking around with us.  It’s probably just Alfred.  

  89. alfred?? whose alfred, Alfred Gough the producer?

  90. next episode: Superboy Prime. We were all duped!

  91. Ok, so, how good was this episode?  Best episode this season and best of the past two years I think.  They’ve set this show up for a great season. 

  92. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Alfred Pennyworth.  Butler.  Stands in for Batman every few months.  

  93. Came in super late and I wasn’t able to catch up to the live broadcast.

    I find myself distracted by the problems inherent in moving Clark to Metropolis.  At this point, basically, he IS Superman.  He is already acting as Superman.  He’s actually acting more as Superman than the Superman in the comics does.  He’s actually more like Samaritan in ASTRO CITY, sacrificing most of his life to play the hero.  The problem is, though, they have painted themselves into a corner.  Clark and John talked about the fact that they had to protect his identity.  He hasn’t established a "Clark Kent" persona so how is he going to be Superman?  Everyone has seen his face already.  There really can’t be a "Superman" as we know him.  Not with the world they have established here. 

    This episode was okay.  I miss the dynamic that Lois brings to the table.  Her spark with Clark brings a bit more life to the show.

    John Jones was awesome, though.  Excellent call back to the early days of J’onn J’onzz when he was a police detective.  Also, it was funny when he was talking to Jimmy at the end and a bit of Jackie Chiles came out of Phil Morris.

    I like the moral ambiguity in Davis.  If he was truly innocent he would just be a carbon copy of The Hulk.

  94. Also, they were totally fucking with is in the preview.  I"ve seen stills from next week, there’s no cape.  Unless it is added in later digitally.

  95. Why does everything in Metropolis happen on the same street?

  96. So even though the Doomsday reminds me a lot of Glory from Buffy Season Five… I dunno, I think this is better than Glory. I hate Glory.

  97. Gotta love the Doomsday shower scene.

  98. Methinks there be a copycat with a cape next episode (prbably falls from the building and Clark has to save him).

  99. did anyone else think that " shadow killer " was supposed to be shadow thief? 

  100. Shadow Thief or The Shade

  101. Put this one in the books.  It was another good one.  I agree with everyone that missed Lois. 

    I thought the stuff with Davis really fleshed out, no pun intended, his character.  Clarks confrontation with him in the hospital was probably just a taste of what we’re going to get later on.  I was intrigued with the "boney eyelids" comment from Jimmy.  I do wonder what it is, if anything that they will show us of Doomsday.  I did get creeped out when Chloe met Davis at the end.  She shouldn’t be hanging out with him and I’m glad she realized as much. 

    I think Jimmy’s quest to find the unseen hero of Metropolis is a nice angle, and apparantly that will be paid off in next weeks episode.  This season has really started off strong and seems to be following a narrative that the show has lacked at times in the past.  I can’t wait for next week.  I think this one gets 4 out of 5 speed reads by clark’s super eyes, which, by the way was pretty awesome!