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Old 05-11-06, 10:46 AM
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Smallville--'Vessel' Season Finale--5/11/06

In the fifth-season finale, Clark's Kryptonian origins sow seeds of sorrow and destruction on Earth as forces affecting Lex, Lionel, Lana and Clark are set in motion, culminating in the moment for which all his trials have prepared him.

After last week's good set-up, I'm excited to see what takes place tonight. I'm hoping for Brainiac inhabiting Lex instead of Zod, just to get giddy from the JLU reference.
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My DVR has added two minutes to this (8:00 - 9:02) which is creating a conflict in grabbing CSI at 9:00 (with Earl running long). Anyone know if the extra 2 minutes is real or is my cable company doing silly shit to screw me up? I sure don't want to miss the last minutes of this, but if it's just previews and/or credits, then I can adjust it back.
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I've skipped several episodes lately, but this one sounds good.
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cant wait...
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Question about Zod. Was he a comic character first or was he made up for Superman 2 & then used in other mediums?
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Originally Posted by resinrats
Question about Zod. Was he a comic character first or was he made up for Superman 2 & then used in other mediums?
Zod first appeared in Superman comics back in the early '60's.
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looks like i'll be missing the last 20 minutes of this..

stupid NBC.
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The opening was reminiscent of the X-Files. Lex got some mad powers now.
The Superman Returns 30-second spot features 4-5 new bits in it (the rest was culled from the theatrical trailer).
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This may be the first Smallville Season Finale to dissapoint. Just not feeling it so far.
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You go, Chloe!

Had to love the bit where
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Clark spikes Fine

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"Kneel Before Lex.. err.. Zod!!!"
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oh my god....... what a freaking awesome episode
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As usual if nothing else i'm left wondering after smallville season finales, just how the hell is this going to be wrapped up next season?!
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Yea, join the club.

I had doubts at the start, but near the end it was totally friggin' rockin'.

Worst part? By end of the first episode next season, this whole arc will be forgotten.
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Well, I thought it was okay, but it was missing something from the epic-ness it was going for.

So, I guess the season 6 premiere will resolve this main development (I am thinking Lionel will figure in getting Clark set free), and the next episodes will fast-forward through the summer, though what will the rioting do to the cities?
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I loved it. Best episode of the season! Had a good episode last week and a great episode this week. It was needed after a string of 3-4 disappointing episodes in a row.
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I wish the writers of the show would have some guts to do a 3-7 episode story arc like this during the season. We get little bits and pieces of a season plot, but it's usually accompanied by a lame FOTW or something like that. When the Smallville crew decides to do something like this, it's quite good.

Nice move by Chloe!!
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Wow. That was one busy second half. It had some good parts but I'm not sure it can make me feel better that so many other episodes this season either weak or pointless.

I'm tempted to watch the show next year as it airs but I'm going to do my best to wait for the DVD releases from here on out. I can't be bothered with 20+ filler episodes between the premiere and the finale of each season.
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Oh yeah, Lana's totally brain-dead in her zeal to find Lex and treat it as a test of their "love".
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So what was the point the injecting Lex with the virus? He didn't get the powers until he was beamed up on the ship.
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Boy, that episode left me pretty dizzy.

Lana is sure cold.
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one thing this accomplished the most for me was my hatred for lana has reached 100%... but how will clark get out of this one
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Give Lana a break. She obviously needs to get laid.
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I think it's funny that no one has mentioned the perilous predicament that Martha and Lois find themselves in in the airplane. It's like they are just an after-thought to pad the episode.
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Originally Posted by Patman
I think it's funny that no one has mentioned the perilous predicament that Martha and Lois find themselves in in the airplane. It's like they are just an after-thought to pad the episode.


Personally I think everyone else is worse off for a moment, I mean whatever evil plan is in store for them will most likely be dragged out in true super villian style. If anything i'm more curious to see how Lana ends up

Spoiler:
Zod has been in the phantom zone for what , 20 something years? He gets a body, gets rid of the son of his enemy and plans to destroy the world, what better way to cap the day then having his way with the strange stupid little earth girl

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