Daily Planet. Apokolips has nearly eclipsed the sun in full. Clark wanders through a crowd of people before putting on his glasses and heading inside. He catches up with Lois and then catches her up on his unsuccessful attempt to find Tess. They pause to listen to a radio address from the President. He says the eclipse is being caused by a meteor. Clark pulls Lois aside. "We know the prophets have been using people's darkness to mark them with an Omega," he says. "What we don't know is why." I thought it was some kind of accounting procedure, you know, like when you take inventory of your stock and mark what you've already counted so you don't recount stuff. That makes sense, doesn't it? Clark has another idea: "Tess quoted one of the prophecies as saying the markings weren't just spiritual. They're some sort of anti-life dark force that could bring upon the apocalypse." So this thing was prophesied and yet nobody acted preemptively in any way. "Maybe the marking has some sort of unexplainable gravitational pull," Clark surmises out of nowhere. Clark starts trying to figure out a way to "lift the darkness" and break people free of their bond with Apokolips. He scans the news floor and realizes everybody has been marked. Lois thinks Clark should just do what he did for Oliver, what with the peppy talking, but Clark thinks he can't do that for everybody on the planet. Didn't it seem like this was going to be the payoff for all the moping and whining he did about having to go public as the Blur? Like he was going to get himself on a Jumbo Tron and make everyone cry out their ooze by "bringing the light" to them? Clark uses Tess's video footage to look up the license plate of her abductors' car. Lucky for them, the internet still seems to be working and they find out the car is registered to PreClox. Switch the vowels and you get ProClex. Just wanted to mention that. A little more digging and they decide that Lionel must be the guilty party. The building shakes as chunks of Apokolips hit the streets. Clark and Lois have a weirdly stiff goodbye scene punctuated by a kiss. Welling is barely phoning it in.
Episode Report CardTippi Blevins: C+ | 1605 USERS: B-
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