SMALLVILLE: Escape - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


April 5, 2010 by  

Hey Smallville peeps! Long time no talk. At least we scored another season of Smallville and got some great news with guest appearances while the show was on hiatus. Can you believe were looking at Season 10! Hopefully they stay up in the ratings what with Tom Welling working on his new series Hellcats. And does anyone know for sure if Chloe is coming back for the possible last season?! Now let’s get to Smallville’s Escape.

This latest episode was all about coupledom, cold feet and the Silver Banshee. Away for a romantic weekend, Clark and Lois hit the McDougal Inn for some serious relationship time only to run into the Oliver and Chloe. Surprising? I thought so. Lets just say I didn’t expect the writers to carry the Oliver/Chloe relationship this far along. But after this episode it looks like things are changing.

I am glad to see Chloe move forward since the whole Jimmy thing but I have a feeling some serious issues are going to arise between the new couple (that according to Chloe) is not a couple at all. Oliver’s former relationship with Lois has to come up at some point again. Even if Lois does say she approves of Smallville’s newest couple after ranting and raving to Clark.

When it comes to Lois and Clark, they seem to be getting closer and closer even if they both have their opinions when it comes to Chloe and Oliver. I didn’t think the time would come when we actually saw these two sharing a room even if they both are feeling awkward and nervous. But its finally here with plenty of interruptions to throw them of course.

This week we also got to see Zod and Tess bring their dysfunctional relationship to a new level. Their twisted power struggles have rown mundane. I’m just not feeling these two lately. I would love to see Lex come back but after this week we now know that Michael Rosenbaum will be starring in his new “Non-torage” SyFy series Saved by Zeroes.

So back to the weekend at the Inn. The Silver Banshee ends up jumping from Chloe, who meets Clark in the shower (interesting scene here!), to Lois, who walks in at the wrong time. Storming off after she thinks she has caught the two together, Oliver shows up. I can’t forget to bring up the naughty Scottish school girl attire Lois is wearing when all of this goes down. What was up with that? Which brings me to the topic of Clark’s ability to carry on an adult relationship with his powers. An embarrassing subject that was brought up by Chloe, but I guess CK’s training with Jor El has really helped him control his strength! Lois should be in good hands.

In the end, Chloe and Clark team up to find the phantom spirit before she kills again. Both couples question their relationships due to their former ones and the chapter of Chloe and Clark seems to have been officially closed. Almost ten long years! It seems Chloe is finally moving on!

All in all I thought it was a great way to return after being away. And I can’t wait to see what’s up next and just how the writers will leave us hanging for season 10. Don’t forgot though there is still plenty of drama left what with Mama Kent and Perry White set to pay a visit and that on going Kryptonian issue!

Hope everyone had a good Easter! See you next week, and as always drop us a line on anything Smallville and tell us what you think.

Sarah is from Massachusetts and currently writes for several TV and music websites. She loves Smallville, Heroes, Everwood, and of course Californication


6 Responses to “SMALLVILLE: Escape”

  1. Patty on April 5th, 2010 12:29 pm

    I enjoyed this episode very much. Except for Zod/Tess because, well, I am over their “who has a secret?” and hey “we both really want a better world” thing. I know this is Smallville and all but the writers need to figure out how to move this storyline along and have it “fit” with Clark/Lois and Chloe/Oliver and the meteor villain of the week. Right now, Zod/Tess is the only part of the story that doesn’t work for me.

    Now, I LOVE Chloe and Oliver. She is so serious and while Oliver is too, he has a nice playful side when he is with Chloe. Well done, Justin.

    Clark and Lois on the other hand, I am not sure I am buying their junior high feeling relationship. I get that there are issues there but it feels very immature to me. And I really didn’t like Lois answering her phone in the middle of Clark making his move. Boo Lois! And I am guessing from the last 5 minutes, all will not end well for that.

    And since I am spoiler free on pretty much everything, is that who I think it was at the farm looking at the photograph? That will be interesting.

  2. Erik on April 5th, 2010 5:06 pm

    I had not watched an episode of Smallville in years, so please pardon my ignorance about the show’s overarching storylines.

    The chemistry between Tom Welling and Erica Durance did not strike me as alluring or adoring. Their banter is more collegial than tantalizing, and I thought the shower scene between Clark and Chloe was far hotter.

    I never imagined that the conversation that started in “Mallrats” about Kal-El’s ability to have intimate moments with a woman would find its way to my TV, but I did chuckle at the audacity of the writers. There’s no such thing as a topic that is too taboo for prime time!

    Smallville is the little engine that could, and I will keep watching for the rest of the season.

  3. sarah on April 6th, 2010 10:35 am

    I hate to admit this but I missed that part with the photograph! LOL! Who did it look like?!

  4. sarah on April 6th, 2010 10:37 am

    Glad to hear that you’ll be watching!!

  5. Patty on April 6th, 2010 12:56 pm

    sarah I don’t want to spoil but it was a Kent family photo at the farm. I honestly know absolutely nothing but it made me think Poppa Kent was in the house. And then it switched to Zod yapping on the phone. Since I don’t rewatch Smallville, I guess I’ll have to wait and see what happens! (and I could be totally out of line)

  6. Wallace on April 6th, 2010 11:15 pm

    I gotta admit, at first I wasnt feeling them either but I do like how Tess seems to always have the upper hand on Zod….This is turning out to be an interesting season….