The 6th season finale has corrected some of the problems during the 6th season while others were done in an anticlimatic fashion. What this season finale has really done was to correct the problems concerning the main character of Clark Kent. The character that truly shined in this
episode was none other than Clark Kent and it is sad because he has not shined in most of the season (which I will address in the next blog about the 6th season).
The main plot of the season is Clark Kent pursuing the phantom zoners and level 33.1., not the ridiculous triangle between Clark, Lex, and Lana. Most of the episode was disjointed and out-of-place. The scene between Clark and Martha was the one out of two that were the most tight since this will be the seed of Clark moving out of Smallville. Annette O’ Toole leaves the show and will not return as a regular in the next season so we should be seeing her in guest-appearances.
Clark Kent has blurred the line between love and obsession as he has assaulted Lionel Luthor for forcing Lana to marry Lex. It seems Clark didn’t care if anyone else dies, except for Lana Lang. He even assaulted Lex at the river dam about killing Lana. However, we got to see Clark Kent doing his own investigations at the Daily Planet with Chloe just like old times at the Smallville Torch. Then, after his only interaction with Lex, he meets the final phantom who has took some of his DNA and becomes the Bizarro image of Clark Kent. They engage in one of the best fights ever that’s up there with his fight with Titan from Combat. This was way better than his fight with Lex/ Zod from the season premiere and it was not one-sided.The coolest thing to ever happen was that we get to see Bizarro Clark fly and have his face turned into the Bizarro we know and love.
I’m also glad that the relationship between Clark and Lana was not the main thing and it shouldn’t be but this was also out of place where out of nowhere Lana decides to leave Lex out of the blue and turn up at the barn. We’ve seen this thing before during the 4th season finale Commencement. Clark tells Lana his secret, which Lana said she already knew. But why didn’t Clark ask her how she found out? The wedding episode took away the impact of this scene big time, even if Clark told Lana about his alien origins. Clark told Lana that he knew about Lionel havin a hand in forcing Lana to marry Lex and Lana told him why. Like I said, this scene didn’t feel like a big event thanks to the wedding episode. Next, we see Lana suddenly leaving Lex, who responds by backhanding her and rightfully so as I’m sure the majority of the viewers
Lana’s death in the season finale was open-ended because of the truck in the way and also because Kristin Kreuk has outside projects that she
wants to do in the fall while Smallville will be shooting their 7th season. If Lana’s death is faked, she should not appear in the first half of the
seventh season so that Clark and the others can progress without her being the obstacle and taking up a lot of screentime. Her death was
similar to Jason Teague’s back in the 4th season where we didn’t know if he survived the meteor shower or not. I find it funny that Lana says
she doesn’t trust Lionel or anyone else. Then why did she called him? Why did she even bother to come to Clark? Also, why didn’t she say goodbye to Chloe since they’re supposed to be best friends? It’s obvious that Lana’s main motivation is to get out of Lex and Smallville to protect herself and doesn’t care if any of her friends were in danger. Very selfish, Lana. I hope you’re truly dead. Good riddance.
Lex’s descent to evil continues when he searches for the Phantom, backslaps Lana Lang, and sacrifices the scientist to become the phantom’s
meal. It wouldn’t surprise me that he planted the bomb in Lana’s SUV and he may have planted it a long time ago in case she tries to betray
him. Lex also had a meeting with his father about Lana’s stealing the disc from the briefcase. Why Lex didn’t confront Lana about it?
At the end of the episode he gets arrested for Lana’s death. How did the police knew that Lex would be at the dam? How can they arrest Lex if
there is no body? Did they retrieved the charred remains of Lana’s body?
Chloe’s powers are finally revealed to revive her cousin, Lois Lane. Some people think that Chloe’s dead, but I don’t because she will return in
the next season and her powers will be explored. As for Lois, her independent streak has gotten the better of her as she was stabbed by a
security guard. I’m surprised that there is no interaction between Clark and Lois.
Lionel’s true colors are revealed as he is the emissary of Jor-El, which doesn’t surprise me. Remember that I said that Clark can deal with Lionel and that Lana doesn’t realize it. Well, this came true when he assaulted him after Lana told Clark why she married Lex. Martian Manhunter reveals that he worked for Jor-El and is charged in looking after Kal-El. Manhunter tried to get the final phantom, but was wounded. I have a feeling that we may see Clark and John vs. Bizarro in the 7th season premiere.
This was a good season finale that was much better than the season premiere. Disjointed for other characters, but great episode for Clark.