As much as I’m enjoying the introduction of the Green Arrow on SMALLVILLE, isn’t it just a crutch for the writers? It seems as though they’ve simply run out of stories for Clark Kent. Why not just fess up and turn SMALLVILLE into a JUSTICE LEAGUE?
That said, I’m loving what Green Arrow has added to the show. His ‘after-school-special’ drug addiction made for an excellent episode. My only complaint is that Ollie’s road to recovery seemed a bit fast. As someone who has a lot of experience with watching TV characters get hooked on drugs (see: 90210’s David Silver, OC’s Seth Cohen, etc.), we all know it generally takes a few episodes for the character to hit ‘rock bottom’ and learn the error of his or her way.
A few other random observations:
Do Lana, Chloe or Clark go to school anymore? Chloe works at the paper, Clark does the Super Hero thing, and Lana seems to be living of Lex’s money. What happened to the importance of a College education?
How many times has Lex been shot? Seriously, it’s been at least five times. Why doesn’t he wear a bullet proof vest all the time?
Does Martha Kent ever work? She is after-all a state senator.
Loved the juxtaposition between the Kent Thanksgiving and the Luthor Thanksgiving. Why do billionaires feel the need to eat meals at enormous overly pretentious dining room tables with servants watching over them. Awkward much?