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GateWorld
September 18th, 2009, 02:27 PM
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<FONT SIZE="1">EPISODE NUMBER-1014</FONT>
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While on a date Oliver and Chloe run afoul of Desaad, a man infecting people with the Darkness by appealing to their sins. After an increasing number of close calls around the world, Lois suggests that Clark find a new disguise.

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Shan Bruce Lee
February 19th, 2011, 04:42 PM
I loved this episode. Especially Ollie going ninja-boy climbing up that building, and Clark WEARING THE GLASSES! The earlier scene of him with the hood was funny. He looked a little too much like Green Arrow.

jmoz
February 20th, 2011, 12:05 PM
lol, I know. Lois tried to get him to be like Green Arrow, I thought it was kinda funny. But I'm still curious how they're going to resolve Clark's coming out. I mean seriously, with all the technology they showed on this show, I really don't see how Clark can show his face. But good episode.

LoneStar1836
February 20th, 2011, 02:56 PM
lol, I know. Lois tried to get him to be like Green Arrow, I thought it was kinda funny. But I'm still curious how they're going to resolve Clark's coming out. I mean seriously, with all the technology they showed on this show, I really don't see how Clark can show his face. But good episode.Agreed. With today's technology of face recognition software and the like there is no way he could show his face and hope to stay anonymous. Don't think glasses are gonna hide him. :D Thankfully he lives in a fictitious world that can bypass reality.

This was a good ep though.

Eternal Density
February 20th, 2011, 03:22 PM
Yeah, pretty good ep. I liked the 'temptations of Chloe' scene, particularly Pride.
Also, "tiny Martha". LOL

Galileo_Galilee
February 20th, 2011, 05:04 PM
Ollies' lost to us!

If I were in Chloe's place I'd be developing a complex about losing my significant others.

the fifth man
February 20th, 2011, 06:46 PM
Ollies' lost to us!

If I were in Chloe's place I'd be developing a complex about losing my significant others.

Maybe not for good. We will have to wait and see.

SaberBlade
February 20th, 2011, 07:08 PM
I loved this episode. Especially Ollie going ninja-boy climbing up that building, and Clark WEARING THE GLASSES! The earlier scene of him with the hood was funny. He looked a little too much like Green Arrow.

I thought he looked more like Impulse/Flash. It didn't much sense that Clark would have trouble with the hood or glasses, when Impulse (his Smallville name) doesn't.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqPxrYpPEco

I was really disappointed that Clark just shrugged off his identity as Clark as being the mask. This to me was all wrong. I know that there is often a debate on Clark vs Superman: The Real Secret Identity. In the Superman movies, Clark Kent was the secret identity. In Lois and Clark, Superman was the secret identity. Smallville to me was straight forward, Blur/Superman is/will be the secret identity. It was Clark who was going out from episode 1 to save people, it was Clark who was raised to believe in truth, justice, honour and all that stuff, it was Clark who Lois fell in love with (and vice versa) and it was people's relationship with Clark that helped define who they became (like Ollie, Lex, Lionel, Tess, Lios, Chloe and the other League members) and in the end he started wearing a Blur costume to make sure people never learnt about Clark.

LoneStar1836
February 21st, 2011, 11:42 AM
I was really disappointed that Clark just shrugged off his identity as Clark as being the mask. This to me was all wrong. I know that there is often a debate on Clark vs Superman: The Real Secret Identity. In the Superman movies, Clark Kent was the secret identity. In Lois and Clark, Superman was the secret identity. Smallville to me was straight forward, Blur/Superman is/will be the secret identity. It was Clark who was going out from episode 1 to save people, it was Clark who was raised to believe in truth, justice, honour and all that stuff, it was Clark who Lois fell in love with (and vice versa) and it was people's relationship with Clark that helped define who they became (like Ollie, Lex, Lionel, Tess, Lios, Chloe and the other League members) and in the end he started wearing a Blur costume to make sure people never learnt about Clark.That was the one major thing I didn't like about the episode so I certainly agree with what you've said. The show has always been about Clark. That's who he is in the world of Smallville. I felt this was forced into the ep in order to more align it with the comics. I don't read the comics and don't care about the comics.

jmoz
February 21st, 2011, 11:52 AM
lol, Clark looks goofy. I find it hard to believe that Clark isn't so imposing with his size and posture. That little scene where he runs into that secretary Lois has. lol

Yeah, Clark is Superman, not Superman is Clark. This might seem like a stupid question but what happened to that Martian superhero guy? Did he leave or is he still around? I forget.

Shan Bruce Lee
February 21st, 2011, 05:25 PM
lol, Clark looks goofy. I find it hard to believe that Clark isn't so imposing with his size and posture. That little scene where he runs into that secretary Lois has. lol

Yeah, Clark is Superman, not Superman is Clark. This might seem like a stupid question but what happened to that Martian superhero guy? Did he leave or is he still around? I forget.

He's still around as far as I remember, he just hasn't been in the show.

Replicator Todd
February 22nd, 2011, 03:45 PM
I loved the episode, except for Clark saying the Blur who he always was. That is not true IMO. Clark Kent is who Superman really is, not the other war around. Superman is the disguise. (For example Batman IMO is the opposite of Superman, Batman is the real person and Bruce Wayne is the disguise )

Shan Bruce Lee
February 22nd, 2011, 09:32 PM
That stuff doesn't bother me because I've always thought of Superman as Kal El first and Clark second. The end-game for Smallville has always been to have him become the Superman that everybody is familiar with and that is Superman as the public face and Clark Kent in disguise.

They've been dealing with the idea of identities for a while now for this reason. It's for him to realize that he's more than just a reporter that was raised on a farm and that the name Clark Kent is just a name (and an adopted name at that)

SaberBlade
February 23rd, 2011, 03:57 AM
That stuff doesn't bother me because I've always thought of Superman as Kal El first and Clark second. The end-game for Smallville has always been to have him become the Superman that everybody is familiar with and that is Superman as the public face and Clark Kent in disguise.

While the endgame has always been getting him into the suit, season after season has shown that Clark Kent is already Superman, the only difference is the suit. I think for the most part, the episode did get it right with the speech.

"When I am out there in the red and blue saving people, that's the man I am" but that's the person his parents raised. It wasn't Superman they raised, or Kal El, or even the Blur, they raised Clark Kent. They helped Clark Kent realise who he is, and his potential and also taught Clark Kent between right and wrong and raised him into the person he is. Clark never needed a disguise because it was Clark Kent saving those people.

"This is the face of the man my parents raised, this is the face of the man you fell in love with", once again, that was Clark. His parents raised Clark (like I said), as Jonathan and Martha Kent raised Clark Kent, Lionel raised Ultraman, just like Jor-El would have raised Kal-El. Even while Lois was infatuated with the Blur, it was Clark she fell in love with. It makes perfect sense to me that Clark, after saving all those people during his time in Smallville and Metropolis wouldn't want to wear a mask as the Blur (eventually Superman) but that doesn't make him the Blur more than Clark Kent.

The problem is, that Smallville Clark is turning the person he is into a disguise, not with the glasses but how he acts and carries himself. That to me is wrong, they should have done it the Lois and Clark route with lines like "Clark Kent is who I am, Superman is what I can do" and having him act as himself when as Clark, but putting on a bit of act when as Superman.


(For example Batman IMO is the opposite of Superman, Batman is the real person and Bruce Wayne is the disguise )

I think the same thing, which just goes to show how ****ed up Batman's life really is.

TheRandomOne
February 23rd, 2011, 02:29 PM
The one thing I can think of that would make sense Smallville style is if they have Zatanna put some kind of spell on those glasses & when Clark puts them on no one recognizes him besides the obvious select few

Replicator Todd
February 23rd, 2011, 06:16 PM
The one thing I can think of that would make sense Smallville style is if they have Zatanna put some kind of spell on those glasses & when Clark puts them on no one recognizes him besides the obvious select few

That would be cool and make sense, or Jor-El could do something to the Supes suit currently in the Fortress.

SaberBlade
February 24th, 2011, 04:50 AM
The one thing I can think of that would make sense Smallville style is if they have Zatanna put some kind of spell on those glasses & when Clark puts them on no one recognizes him besides the obvious select few

I've always thought the best thing to do is just rip off Dr. Who with some sort of technological based perception filter built into the glasses. The good thing about a perception filter is if you know something is there, it doesn't really have an effect on you so the casual person would ignore it, and those who know about it would see it. That way the glasses wouldn't have an effect on the people who already know the secret.

Best of all, it wouldn't mean changing his personality or how he acts, the perception filter would just cause people not to really pay much attention to him unlike the movies where Clark is just walked on by everyone.

marty2006
February 24th, 2011, 11:46 AM
Clark has always been the disguise in mythology. For the most part we only ever see him as Superman in films etc and its easier to accept that Clark is the disguise for our hero. I just feel we have more of a connection to Clark in Smallville because we've watched him grow up from a young boy to a man. Its not like hes shrugging off his identity, the Clark we know is simply changing his name to Superman and hes creating this new character called Clark Kent to take over as his disguise.

jmoz
February 25th, 2011, 12:50 PM
Think this series created its own sort of twist on the Superman story, this Clark really is somewhat different from the Superman I watched as a kid and I'm sure from the comics and other places.

Galileo_Galilee
February 25th, 2011, 08:36 PM
Maybe not for good. We will have to wait and see.

If they do I hope they don't resolve it like they resolved the Doomsday fight. That was the most disappointing moment in the entire series.

SaberBlade
February 26th, 2011, 03:42 AM
Clark has always been the disguise in mythology. For the most part we only ever see him as Superman in films etc and its easier to accept that Clark is the disguise for our hero. I just feel we have more of a connection to Clark in Smallville because we've watched him grow up from a young boy to a man. Its not like hes shrugging off his identity, the Clark we know is simply changing his name to Superman and hes creating this new character called Clark Kent to take over as his disguise.

TV and film tends to have it's own version of the secret identity. In the films, they have the budget to show Superman doing 2 hours of superhero stuff plus the audience expects to see Superman rather than Clark Kent: The Movie and Clark is pretty much used to interact with characters like Lois and others at the Daily Planet.

On a TV budget they can't do that, so a lot of focus is on Clark with a few appearance from Superman. Smallville was pretty much the same, focus on Clark and once or twice during the episode you focus on him being a hero (towards the end) with maybe a bit of power use early on. I know Smallville would eventually have to tackle the issue but to completely disregard his identity as Clark as a disguise without properly becoming a public hero (in the sense that people know his face) seems wrong to me. So does his believe that he's always been the Blur, when he wouldn't have been the Blur without being Clark Kent first.