Smallville – S08E12 – Bulletproof

Tonight’s episode: Bulletproof

Detective John Jones (AKA the currently de-powered J’onn J’onzz) has been shot! And if they kill my favorite ancillary super hero on this show I will be very sad.

Is this the first episode to feature J’onn J’onzz, Green Arrow, and Doomsday all together?

It’s going to be hard not to experience a let down after last week, so I’m just going to try to take it on it’s own and not worry about it. There’s no way it’s going to match what Geoff Johns did last week and that’s okay.

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


  1. Last week was truly awesome– I’ve watched that episode twice already, and haven’t deleted it from my DVR yet. 

  2. The "filler" episodes are always hard to go back to after season and mid-season finales. I’m less then enthused about this one, but who knows? Maybe it’ll surprise me.

    ALSO: Bummer if Smallville John Jones died 6 months after he died in the funny pages. No love for the Manhunter I guess.

  3. Never challenge J’onn J’onzz to automotive chicken.

  4. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    J’onn!  N’oooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!

  5. That…. looked pretty bad.  That’s going to be tough to come back from.

  6. I don’t approve of this Lana hairstyle.

  7. he wont die. it wasn’t a bullet of fire.

  8. The Doctor had a prominent line – I have a rule that if anyone has a speaking role in a TV show that isn’t a main character, they probably had something to do with the crime.

  9. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Trust Chun Li. 

  10. @drummerman: But he has no powers!

  11. The Planet runs fiction?

  12. ding ding ding ding. we have a winner!

  13. The Metropolis police have horrible uniforms.

  14. I don’t like the badge shape


  15. Yeah, I think they went a little too far with the S-shield shape with the badges.  Unnecessary.

  16. @conor – They’ve had the badges that way since we first saw Smallville. That said, I totally agree that it is a bit much to go with the pentagon-shaped shields. Didn’t the animated series do the same thing though?

  17. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Where’s the Legion?

  18. @hakaider: Yeah I know, I’m just commenting on them now.

    So how long will Clark beable to keep up the pretense of being a cop without, you know,having any police training or knowledge of procedure.

    Also, what is this, Gotham or Metropolis?

    Also, "surfer gangs from Coast City"? Funny.

  19. was that lex battle suit?!

  20. I think "Red-Blue Blur" has more of a ring to it than "Superman".

  21. …episode title said aloud…WARNING…

  22. hehhe  Clark Kent, meet Vick Mackey… 

    THAT would be a  Smallville episode to remember.

  23. I think my favorite part of SMALLVILLE is how every single person is an expert in hand to hand combat.

  24. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    There’s a certain Johnsian quality missing from this episode.

  25. I have decided that Kristin Kreuk is an elf.  (The LOTR kind not the Xmas kind)

  26. Please no more Lana, and is it me or has Erica Durance gotten hotter this season.

  27. While watching this, was anyone else wishing there was a "Gotham Central" primetime TV show?

  28. Wow….um this thread just died at 8:30. Sorry I normally watch the show and not do the live feed. But what happened in here? lol

  29. went down at 8:30pm EST.  It came back up around 9pm.

  30. Oh wow, how did that happen?…..Did you get mountain dew on the server again? 🙂

  31. The Smallville writing staff must be really big Shield fans. 🙂  

  32. I have to admit I was doing three things at once while SMALLVILLE was on tonight and didn’t realize the main cop was Dan Turpin until the 40 minute mark.

  33. @conor that was awesome.  Though I am tired of Lana it was cool to see her use her catfight-fu moves from Street Fighter movie training.  I was upset that he went running to Lana at the end of the ep.  I thought we he was asked if there was anyone he’d fight for they should have cut to a scene with Lois.

  34. Is anyone else finding Lana’s incredibly bad Mom hair kind of distracting?  Ever since she showed up at the wedding I’ve been mesmerized by how just *bad* it is.  Whenever she’s on screen I find myself staring at the bizarre contours they’ve styled in to try to make it look like something.  What kind of role has she been playing since she left the show that would make it necessary to have hair like that?

  35. I agree totally.

  36.  wouldn’t it be hard to fight with that hair?

  37. I think the amount of comments as opposed to last weeks is a good barometer as how good this episode was. I was…underwhelmed. Solid, mostly, but nothing brillaint. Definitely not last weeks. I guess they can’t all be though.

  38. @Ottobot: The amount of comments would have been down from last week, but really the resaon why it’s so low is that the server crashed for half the show,

  39. @ Conor – did it? Ha ha ha, goodness, I had no idea. I usually check via desktop in between commercials but was making food this go ’round. When I went back through and reread what was being said a day or so afterwards, I thought it stopping halfway was pretty abrupt, I should’ve guess something was up.

  40. Lose Lana… Get Lois back! This episode, the worst in an arguably strongest season for years, was being bogged down with what made the show flounder to start with.

    I don’t CARE about the Clark/Lana relationship at this point. No disrespect to Kristin Kreuk, but the character became boring and once she was gone a new breath of fresh air came into this show.

    Erica Durance was always playing second-fiddle/comedy sidekick until Lana left. Then she was stepped up as main love interest, given interesting things to do and the chemistry between Welling and Durance was brilliant.

    Hartley was solid as always. But seriously, get Lana out of this show so we can get rid of Clark doing his doe-eyes look, or I’ll think I’m watching Twilight all over again.