SARAH: Hey, what are you doing?
THE HOOK: Just writing about the series finale of Smallville.
SARAH: It’s “Sarah”s Smalville”, Dad!
THE HOOK: Is it?
SARAH: Hey, I’ve been busy with school, piano, karate, watching Glee.. oh, and just being a kid!
THE HOOK: Fair enough. So, what did you think of the last-ever episode?
SARAH: I still can’t believe it’s over…
THE HOOK: Focus..
SARAH: All right. I liked the opening with Chloe and her future son reading a Smallville comic book. I just didn’t understand how she acted through the episode. It was as if she knew what was going to happen.
THE HOOK: She did wear the helmet of Dr. Fate briefly.
SARAH: That’s true. Still, they really expected the audience to just accept things without explanation, Like the whole Jonathon Kent situation; was he a ghost? Did Martha actually see him or not?
THE HOOK: It’s called “suspension of disbelief” and Smallville has relied on it quite a bit in ten seasons.
SARAH: It’s called a room full of lazy writers!
THE HOOK: That too. Still, Jonathon’s presence was necessary, as was Lionel‘s. The show has always been about Fathers and Sons and their dynamic. Clark turned out a hero because of Jonathon and Jor-el, and of course Lionel’s actions produced..
SARAH: The greatest character of them all – Lex! Who finally came back in a way that made some sense.
THE HOOK: They literally patched him together and used cloned organs to complete him! Oh, and Lionel’s heart, his final gift to his son.
SARAH: All that matters is that he came back. He even told Clark to finally become Superman instead of the “Blur”, which I didn’t really get.
THE HOOK: He wanted an enemy who was worthy of doing battle with the last Luthor.
SARAH: That’s another thing that bothered me. What about Tess? Lex stabs her and she doesn’t even get a funeral tha we get to see? That’s really what she deserved?
THE HOOK: They spent so much time on the wedding that never actually happened, there was no time left for Tess” funeral, I guess.
SARAH: Fine, but what about Jimmy? The credits promised us Jimmy, but even though Jonathon was running around as a ghost, there was no room for another ghost of a beloved character? I wanted to see Jimmy!
THE HOOK: You got Jimmy’s twin in a retro outfit..
SARAH: But no actual Jimmy! And to be clear, both the Olsen brothers like to dress that way and the camera around the brother’s neck originally belonged to Jimmy. Chloe gave it to his brother at the funeral.
THE HOOK: To sum it up, though, were you happy with the ending – Clark flying into action against Darkseid (Pretty lame victory though, he just flew straight ahead and the bad guy explodes!), and the costume finally making an appearance?
SARAH: I was pretty excited when he flew – finally! It was the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Same with the costume. But no one actually called him Superman except for Chloe. But I guess you can’t have everything.
THE HOOK: Not in the television world. Even though it had a spotty history, I’ll miss Smallville.
SARAH: What are we going to watch now?
THE HOOK: Doctor Who, Supernatural and Being Human come to mind…
SARAH: Weird, but good. Gory and super violent. And finally, awesome!
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- Smallville Finale: Clark Kent Saves the World and Gets the Girl – and a Cape! (eonline.com)