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The Geothermal Plant. Clark whooshes in past a sign that reads, "Warning Steam obscures vision persons traveling do so at their own risk." You are also at risk if you like punctuation. Inside, everyone is lying on the floor unconscious. Did Doomsday lay a fart bomb or something? Nobody's been seriously hurt, yet they're not dead. What the fuck, Doomsday? You disappoint me, monster. You really disappoint me. Clark finds them all waking up like they're at the world's lamest dress-up slumber party. He goes straight to Chloe and asks if she's all right and what happened here. "Exactly what you wanted," she says, with just a trace of bitterness, "I split him." Clark looks over and sees Davis lying face-down. He's not beat up much, either. "Where did he go?" Clark asks. Oliver, standing, has some dried blood on his cheek but, disappointingly, has no limbs missing. Nobody answers. Clark goes to stand so the camera can do a better job circling as he uses his superhearing. He hears screaming and chaos as the room spins around him a few times. Canary, Oliver and Bart all stand together with ridiculously minor spots of blood on their faces. Canary has a busted lip and Bart is bleeding from the side of his head. Clark says he'll get Doomsday back here, but he still needs Canary to detonate the explosives. She nods. Oliver tells Clark to get the monster into the tunnel and they'll do the rest. "Can I trust you?" Clark asks. Gee, I don't know. The dude just shot a fucking Kryptonite dart in your back, then left you for dead. Can you trust him? Are you really that fucking dumb? Forget I even asked that. Of course you are. Have I learned nothing in eight years? Oliver says yes. That's good enough for idiot Clark. He whooshes out of the scene to doom us all.
We get an overhead view of the streets of Metropolis and it looks very fake, especially the little helicopter flying near the Daily Planet building. Clark whooshes to a street and sees a nearby phone booth. It says, helpfully, "Phone." "Lois!" Clark says to himself. He looks disappointed. Did he miss the appointment or did she? It doesn't matter because something crashes nearby. Clark turns and sees a thrown car flying right for him. He catches it and sets the vehicle down gently. Doomsday the beast, who looks not much larger than most of the citizens, bats a woman aside as he holds up a young girl with his other claw. The woman sails through a store window. At superspeed, Clark gingerly jogs over and grabs the girl from the beast's arm. It growls at him and we get a close-up look at its face. It really looks like a rubber mask with not-very-pointy rubber spikes sticking out all over it. He's basically an intergalactic French tickler. I don't know if he could destroy your vagina, but maybe he'd give you a rash or friction burn or something. Clark sets the young girl down on a pile of trash bags (thanks?) and tells her it's all right. She cringes when she sees the monster creep up behind Clark. Clark is lifted up and punched as the girl backs away and whimpers. Clark gets punched several more times as the girl turns toward the camera and cries. The beast salivates at Clark. It's really pretty gross. Clark, lip bloodied, just waits as the creature rears back and smacks Clark in the face. Clark's blood goes flying. He sails through several buildings including what looks like part of The Talon, although we're in Metropolis, so that can't be right. Clark tries to get up from a pile of rubble, but instead just rolls over. Doomsday jumps over and lands right next to Clark. He leans back, lifts his rubber-spike arms and cries to the heavens. "Oh, why did you make me so ugly!? I want to look more like Davis Bloome! It makes me so MAAAAD!" Clark slowly gets to a crouching position. His face is all bloodied up. In super-lit slow motion, Clark charges at the creature and pushes him back. They sail up into the sky together, up into the sky. The next thing we see is the same far-away shot of the geothermal plant. Clark and Doomsday appear as a streak and crash through the building. It suddenly explodes. Fireballs go everywhere. And... that's it? That's the giant Doomsday/Clark Kent fight? The one we waited for all season? The one that made Davis all angsty and portended the end of the world (and possibly Clark)? All we get is a bull-charge and an explosion? Game over? Weak, Smallville. Very, very, very weak. We could say at least you tried, but in this case, you really didn't. You get an "Incomplete" for this season. [Seriously. Considering how long all of the one-on-one conversations in this episode last (i.e. forever), they couldn't show Superman slugging Doomsday a couple of times before tackling him? You've got the guy in the suit, the streets are already on fire... is it going to break the bank if just let the camera roll? - Z]