Saturday, 15 March 2014

Smallville: Visitor

Yet another character learns that Clark is an alien, then goes catatonic.

Plenty of cryptic remarks about knowing secrets and what if there were an alien among us? We understand that Helen Bryce now knows even more about the Kents than she did before - and also knows of Lex's fascination with them.

I thought that Cyrus might end his time on Earth by jumping from his tower. Everything about him is explained: his healing power is meteoric; he fakes heat vision; he saw Clark's spaceship; his parents died and he disappeared during the meteor shower; he knows the location of the Kryptonian system because data on the meteor shower have been published - although I do not understand how it is possible to identify an extrasolar source for a meteor shower.

As in the 1978 Superman feature film, we are on the receiving end of this joke: asked whether "Krypton" is spelled with a "C" or a "K," Clark is able to reply, "With a 'K'." It cannot possibly have any correct spelling in Roman letters until it is arbitrarily assigned one on Earth.

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