Smallville – S08E08 – Bloodline

Tonight’s episode: Bloodline

It appears as if tonight will, if not wrap up Supergirl’s storyline, at least give her some sort of closure on the show.

It’s too bad that they never seemed to figure out what to do with Laura Vandervoort on Smallville. Her portrayal of Kara was a lot of fun but ultimately she was pretty extraneous on the show. Kind of like a super powered Lana. That’s not to say that she was annoying like Lana became, but Kara didn’t have any stories of her own, she existed to either help Clark with his mission, or to come between Jimmy and Chloe, and neither one of those things were totally necessary to this show.

It will be good to see her again, though.

The thing I’m looking forward to the most tonight is to see how they get Clark and Lois into and out of The Phantom Zone with his secret identity intact.

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


  1. Looking forward to see what else is in the phantom zone

  2. Smallville’s about to start and I full well expect my son to start crying from his room at any moment since Mom isn’t home tonight… here’s hoping the ether holds out! 

  3. whoa so they ARE moving in!!

  4. Def Leppard!

    Ma Kent!

  5. I feel like this episode is going to have to end with some Lois mind-wiping.

  6. This show needs more Jimmy / Chloe sex jokes.  No, really.  That could be Jimmy’s new nickname – Rooster Olsen.  Like Rooster Cogburn, except with one more eye. 

  7. @conor your probably right this will  be the return of the amnesiac french kiss from superman

  8. Chloe’s a thief! That was a smooth move.

  9. any one actually believe kara is getting out of the phantom zone

  10. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    It was an ostrich!

  11. man clarks house is a bachelor pad man. so far 3 girls stopped by

  12. Wait, Clark has been demoted again?? Man, they can’t keep Clark’s job straight.

  13. Clark – demoted to copy boy once more.

  14. Dammit… i’m always THIS much slower. 

  15. I would really like J’onn J’onzz to save the day.

  16. Clark we’ve been abducted!  We all know what that means – anal probes!

  17. Chloe’s got Doomsday fever!

  18. Aunt Beru?

  19. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Bad analogy.  Redwood forests are known more for overall tree height and not sheer number of trees.  


  21. Sand people!

  22. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    The Prince of Persia?

  23. No, it’s Supergirl.

  24. wait, since when did kara get wonderwoman bracelets?

  25. Hahaha.  No one’s going to mess with Lois and Clark.  Dean Cain’ll screw it up all by himself! 

  26. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    People don’t pass out when you jostle them from behind.  Lois must be narcoleptic.  

  27. Boy, does she look THRILLED to see him.

  28. @PaulMontgomery – The jagged rock landscape is more comfortable than you might imagine.

  29. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    The Phantom Zone terrain is actually Memory Foam.  

  30. @conor of course she is. She has been waiting for him to come and save her for a long time

  31. I am sad to say that due to my college life, I have missed the last few weeks. Is there anything important that I missed?

  32. "I should have known that Brainiac put you here… but in all honesty I kind of forgot about you since you went away.  I don’t ever really talk about you or wonder where you are.  I honestly haven’t even been looking… sorry?"

  33. @drummerman1126 – Yes, you missed guest appeances by Batman and Wonder Woman.

  34. yeah oliver is back

  35. This is my rock knife!
    There are many other rock knifes like it, but this one is mine! 

  36. @Crippler – Awesome.

  37. This episode is a lesson that we all need to learn,  Your footwear should always be appropriate for rocky landscapes, just in case you are sent to The Phantom Zone.  It’s like the "always wear clean underwear" lesson your mom teaches you.

  38. That’s what she said.

  39. If I had a nickel for every time I woke up on a train track, not  knowing where the hell I was…

  40. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    The Dementors are cool lookin’.

  41. This isn’t the first-half season ender is it?  ‘Cause there’s a LOT of stuff going on. 

  42. I don’t believe that SMALLVILLE breaks itself up into two halfs.  It’s just that it’s November so its sweeps month, so they try to make good episodes.

  43. Now who did bot see the psssesion coming

  44. That ‘Zoner really knows a thing or two about hair styling!

  45. I keep hoping for another Earth-2 type episode.  Maybe Lois didn’t show up back on Earth-S(mallville)? 

    For that matter, why would Jor’El build an escape hatch to earth and not to Krypton?  Sorry, that’s not worth thinking about.

  46. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Okay, if I possessed the body of Erica Durance, it would probably be several days before I got dressed and embarked upon my evil mission.  

  47. @ PaulMontgomery Yes that is also what I would do

  48. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Oh….wife of Zod

  49. "You are part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor!"

  50. Doomsday is christopher kent

  51. Oh god.. surprisingly flexible in my DREAMS.

  52. Geoff johns is spreading his influence to tv. he does control the dc universe

  53. Doomsday is the son!!!

  54. Holy crap.  Awesome.

  55. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Play along with it, man.  Play along.  Put on the diaper.  Whatever you have to do.  

  56. Doomsday: "Oh, god. My mom is Lois.. dirty thoughts."

  57. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    How long has this son of Zod storyline been in the works?  this is new to me.  

  58. Sinc e geoff johns said it should be

  59. This is turning into a really nice setup.  Jor’El vs Zod.  Clark vs. Doomsday. 

  60. chloe is an omac

  61. Clark’s gonna be PISSED.

  62. Oh oh… she just went all Heroes future-seeing eyes on us!  Will she suddenly start painting?

  63. Well, nevermind.

  64. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Wife of Zod inside human Lois body shouldn’t equal Kryptonian super power.  She should be limited.  

  65. Is he gonna grow rock knuckles?!


  66. This Doomsday origin is so much better than the DC’s version.

  67. How awesome would it be if SMALLVILLE blew the FX budget on a huge, 12 foot gray Doomsday?  That would rule.

  68. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    tough love.  

  69. NICE! 


  70. Dam no second warning from mama

  71. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    How badass would it be if he were claymation?  


    The answer = so badass.   

  72. Apparently Metropolis’ ER’s aren’t as busy as Chicago’s.

  73. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    "Lois doesn’t live here anymore!"  

  74. The Ghostbusters?

  75. Now we know how she gets mind wiped

  76. Good thing Kara didn’t cross the streams.  That would be bad.

  77. safetyword PUMPKIN

  78. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Seriously, I want a Ray Harryhausen Doomsday.  

  79. I don’t know the comic origin story for Doomsday but this one is pretty cool.

  80. That would be pretty cool, actually.

  81. When this season started, I was worried about all the new people behind the scenes.  How wrong was I?  Looks like fresh blood was just what they needed.  This season has been fantastic.  I don’t think we’ve had a single bad episode yet. 

  82. Wow… Lois… no one likes a brag. 

  83. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    So whenever Clark comes in contact with Doomsday, they’d cut to a claymation Clark.  

  84. blood sugar thing? is that the best he could do?

  85. @Crippler – I gotta agree with you there.  I’ve been pretty shocked too.

  86. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    I wish they’d just recasted Lex.  Like Moby or the guy from R.E.M.

  87. Wait, I know it’s Thursday night… is this SMALLVILLE or CSI…??

  88. Cl;ark just TOTALLY missed his chance to ask for a raise there.

  89. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    They have a spinning wheel?  Is this a Germanic folktale?  

  90. LOL… ‘everything I can’ …  which is Clark-speak for NOTHING.

  91. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    It would’ve been funny if, after his mom moved out of the house, Clark redecorated and everything was either royal blue or fire engine red.  And they never mention it.  

  92. The bottle city!

  93. Geoff Johns is running this show!

  94. Holy EFFING hell.  Are they really going to write Kandor into Smallville? 

  95. Next episode. "NEW KRYPTON! 1 of 10 episodes spread throughout TV Specials."

  96. Kandor, son of zod sounds familar

  97. its official Geoff Johns wrote this episode

  98. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Did everybody see the pictures of the Smallville Saturn Girl?  

  99. @PaulMontgomery – I did.  It’s only three weeks away, the Legion episode!

  100. This got awesome.

  101. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Dude, try a test stab on your arm or something first.  

  102. So the one thing we larn that geoff  johns runs the superman universe

  103. @PaulMontgomery – He stabbed himself in the chest because, like the comic book Doomsday, he can’t be killed the same way twice.  So now he is immune from being impaled.

  104. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Still, use like a thumbtack or something.  

  105. @Conor – Yeah, but he wasn’t sure of that. Try and stab your foot and see what happens, not right in the chest. He doesn’t know he’s Doomsday

  106. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    @cyberauron – Geoff Johns runs this universe too.  We just don’t know it yet.  Well, I do.  But it’s too early to update the wikipedia page.  

  107. Lois must be trying to break Lana’s record for most times getting knocked out.

  108. I’ve been hit or miss on this season. On one hand it has been entertaining, but on the other hand it can sometimes be too stupid for it’s own good. (Sorta like the Heroes situation) But it has been more fun then that show I can tell you that.

    3 weeks for Legion? I want it now!!! 🙁

  109. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    @s1lentslayer – She’s breaking records in my heart as being a knockout.  

  110. @paulmongomery if the legion episode is about them trying to reunite than he runs tv and who knows he will end up writing the suoerman movie

  111. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    and all of that is a good thing.  

  112. of course it is

  113. @paulmontgomery hands off my knockout

  114. Can we all just reflect on this episode for a moment? In one hour of prime time television we saw/heard about the following:

    General Zod
    The Phatom Zone
    The Green Arrow
    Kandor (yes! Kandor!)

    We live in amazing times, Superman fans. Amazing times.

  115. @Crippler – You hit the nail on the head, dude. I was convinced that new showrunners was a sign of desperation from the studio. "We must keep making this show! Regardless of how good it might be!"

    Turns out new blood in this show was (so far) the breath of fresh air it needed. It’s still dumb at times (hey, it’s Smallville) but there hasn’t been a single episode yet this season that I haven’t loved, not even one that really felt like filler.

    The Mercy/Doomsday factor is shaping up nicely. The Clark/Lois dynamic is working 100 times better than I expected, and so much more interesting than anything Lana had going on. And making Ollie a regular was a masterstroke. That guy’s charisma can lift any scene, no matter how dull, into something watchable.

    If 2008 Eyun could time travel back and tell 2006 Eyun that in two years Smallville would be absolutely, genuinely better than Heroes, I’d have told me to get stuffed.