...Oh, give me a damn break. Clark hasn't had a story published since high school and even then, he wasn't any good. He has no internships, no experience, no recent clips, and the people running the newspaper hate his fucking guts. How did Clark get a damn job at the paper? He didn't even have Lois as a reference. (Maybe Jimmy vouched for him, but Chloe, who was fired, couldn't have.) It's just ridiculous. Who gave Clark a job? Why didn't we see that? It's just a plot convenience, a way to get Clark working there without doing the heavy lifting of writing a scene to make any of it make sense (just like Chloe's sudden super-intelligence). That's not a reboot of the show? That's not just saying, "We want things to be like this now, but are too lazy to draw the arrows from Point A to Point B?" If there's one thing that has always been frustrating about this show, it's that whole seasons are spent on things that end up not mattering at all (octagons, fake pregnancies, The Teagues), but in the end, the things that really make Superman what he is are just tossed together like a cheap-ass salad. Grrr, frustrating! How can you fans stand it? All right. Rant over. I'll see you all next week, if this show doesn't give me a stroke first.
Next time: A girl with funky blue hair causes trouble. Girls with funky blue hair usually do.
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