No new Fringe this week, so only Smallville to review, and a very ho-hum episode it was too! The cloned Lex storyline (which is just ridiculous!) has us meeting the latest actor to play Alexander, High School Musical’s Lucas Grabeel. I’ve said it before, I am not comic book reader so the mythology that might get the fanboys peeing their pants does nothing for me. I have no idea if someone is a significant villain/ally or whatever from the comics. Lois and Clark’s parents are about where my comic book knowledge ends. But to me, the idea of Clark and Lex producing offspring is not only incredibly homoerotic (I think Clark/Lex fans liked the early years of Smallville!) but also super daft, even for Smallville. The fact that he chooses Connor as his name rings a few bells too – hello? Angel anyone? Fully grown previously unknown teen son arrives, powerful but raw and untrained, bit of a pest, into daddy’s girlfriend. Duh!!!
Anyway, for all I know, Superman (the comic books) came up with it first, but it was as unbelievable here on Smallville as it was on Angel (a show I absolutely loved, but never cared for Connor and his storyline, barring his amazing birth. Angel/Darla fans know what I mean..)
Also rather disturbing about this episode for me was red kryptonite infected Connor’s kidnapping and almost forcing himself on Lois. She was certainly knocked around by him yet I couldn’t figure out why Clark wasn’t hunting her down after the confrontation in the burnt out Luthor mansion. She is shot at point blank range by Lionel, saved only by faster-that-a-speeding-bullet Connor before the kidnapping and assault yet we see no concern for her from Clark at all?! Huh?
Confession time, say it quietly, I’ve been watching High School Musical recently after loving Ashley Tisdale in Hellcats and quite enjoying Zac Efron in 17 Again and Me and Orson Welles. Lucas Grabeel livened up the rather dull HSM2 – the baseball number was by far my favourite. Hoping to get HSM3 from my DVD club soon. He waspretty good as Connor, I just didn’t buy the concept of the character that’s all.
The Tess/Lionel shenanigans were kind of a bore, and I missed Ollie and Chloe. Not the greatest episode, although on the whole I have enjoyed this season of Smallville.