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Smallville Update – Promise (Episode 616)

Posted by senseichow on March 17, 2007

(No spoilers)

Lex and Lana’s wedding preparations continue while Clark struggles with his feelings for Lana.

The whole thing is shot in a disjointed, non chronological ‘Memento’ style which helps make this episode stand out from others in the series.

Major upsets to the status quo in this one. We find out secrets about Lana, Lionel and Lex. Clark finally faces his feelings for Lana.

Be warned, it is light on the action and heavy on the feelings – which never tends to work well for Smallville. Its anguished teen romance never quite manages to ring true (these guys are for the most part decent actors, but they’re not exactly The Royal Shakespeare Company).

However the upcoming episode 17, ‘Combat’, promises to deliver on the action front.

The Bottom Line – Good, and a pivotal episode in the current plotline. Unfortunately while it doesn’t end in a cliffhanger, it doesn’t exactly tie up many loose ends either.


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