After months of agonizing waiting its finally here: the smallville season 10 premiere. Sadly the final season premiere. But lets not focus on that right now for emotional reasons! And its been years since I wrote a smallville review [the season 8 premiere, my one and only episode review]. But I’m here, and I’m planning on reviewing every new episode. Eventually I might also do retro reviews of previous seasons and individual episodes, and maybe even some smallville videos, but this is all a MAYBE for now, so lets focus on this season. So here we go, my review of Lazarus:
Last season finale ZOD and Clark had an intense [albeit superpower-less] fight that ended with Clark plummeting towards the ground, with a blue kryptonite dagger lunged into his gut by everyone’s favorite Angry Kryptonian General. This season premiere begins with Lois taking the knife out, giving Clark a second chance at life. All this after Clark has a near death experience of course. Oliver is taken and tortured by the Suicide Squad, who then switches him with Chloe letting him go and keeping her captured. Tess awakens in Cadmus labs, where Lex’s clones are kept. She ends up taking the youngest clone [and possibly the only one left alive] with her to the mansion.
And they have done an admirable job of using the money and making the show look pretty good. And they learn how to better manage it every year [or they get a small increase every year].The ninth season looked and felt bigger than eight. hopefully 10 will be bigger than 9 this year [it needs to be if their gonna do darkseid, so the CW better open up their wallets!!].
And the score for this episode: great as usual. Louis Febre is a great composer. Mark Snow was better but Febre is indeed great. And who could forget his theme for the JSA in “Absolute Justice”. Everytime I see the flashback scene where Clark is looking at the painting all the hairs in my hands stand up.
Clark is working on winning Jor-El over and the suit in the process, Lois knows the secret, the suicide squad is making Oliver’s [and Chloe’s] life a living hell, Tess has a young Lex under her care, and Darkseid and the dangers of Apokolips loom in the darkness. Great stuff!! Keep it coming Kelly Souders, Brian Peterson and the rest of the producers and writers! Season 10 looks like it will indeed soar, and it may even be better than last year [and season 9 was an epic year, my personal favorite of the series!].