I just finished watching the series finale of Smallville. I am quite literally out of breath as I type this, so bear with me if my thoughts are a bit jumbled. Please note that there are major spoilers within, so be warned if you haven’t yet seen the series finale.
I was never a comic book guy. I discovered science fiction at the same time I discovered astronomy, somewhere around the age of seven, and I somehow managed to skip over the whole comic book thing. It’s strange when I think about it, because most of my friends in the science fiction world are comic book fans; some of them even wrote for the major superhero comics. I was never really interested for some reason. Having said that, I’d always had a kind of hero-worship for Superman.
When did Superman first enter my consciousness? It’s hard to say. I suspect it might have been one Halloween in the mid-to-late 1970s. Certainly there were costumes (not nearly as elaborate as today’s) of Superman and I must have had some idea that he was a hero. I remember dressing up as Batman one year, complete with Utility Belt, which of course was the only reason to wear the costume in the first place. Toward the end of that decade, I remember very clearly watching episodes of The Adventures of Superman starring George Reeves on TV. I knew the whole opening sequence and can remember pretending to fly around the house with a towel as a cape.
So I stayed up last night to watch the season premiers of Smallville and The Office and both were great. It looks like it’s going to be another exciting season for each. And can I just say that I am actually happy that Jim and Pam finally are together and dating. (I know that vickyandnorm will disagree because they don’t like the romance nonsense in the show.)
I was up at 4:20 AM this morning, but I’m not going to the gym until later today. I had a lot to do this morning.
Tonight at 8 PM on the new CW
That was one of the best Smallville episodes ever. The lead-in had me jumping up and down and hooting and screaming. It was a really well done show overall. I can see how they’ve set things up for Clark to begin to discover what his purpose really is.
Incidentally, Kryptonsite (http://www.kryptonsite.com) appears to be so busy right now that I can’t get the page to load. A lot of people must be checking in to see what happened in the episode–it won’t air for another 90 minutes on the west coast.
What’s frustrating is that I realized that since I will be in Santa Monica next week, I’m not sure I’ll get to see next week’s episode. The hotel that I stay at does not, for some reason, get the WB on their cable service.
Half an hour to go until what might be the best episode of the best season yet of Smallville. Season five has blown away the other seasons (which in themselves were good). Now, I’m just 30 minutes away from the highly anticipated 100th episode, “Reckoning”. Four things are supposed to happen:
1. Clark tells Lana his secret
2. Clark proposes to Lana
3. We find out who wins the senate election
4. A major character dies; some “who Clark loves”.
There can only be two possibilities: Clark’s dad or Lana. My bet is on Lana.
In a recent interview, Tom Welling said that after this episode, we will really start to see the characters learn who they are and move in their destined directions. I’m excited…
Twenty-five minutes to go!