Kent Farm, day time. The bright blues and yellows look so garish after all the desaturated blues and grays of Metropolis. Inside, Clark is cleaning out his wallet and comes across a picture of Lana. He gazes at it fondly. The corners are all careworn like he's been taking it out every night for the past eight years and snuggling it. After some consideration, he takes the picture to a photo album and affixes it to one of the pages. It's only closure because Kristin Kreuk has left the show, and not because Clark and Lana actually got a real ending to their story. Clark closes the photo album just as Lois lets herself into the house. She wants to apologize in case she tried to rip his head off. He jokes that she had a "pretty mean left hook." And a downright evil halitosis, I'm guessing. "I don't remember that," she says, "but I do remember seeing a whole new side of Clark Kent." She calls him a hero. Clark beams: "And I wasn't even wearing red and blue." He's going to totally rub the sock puppet's nose in this later. Lois, for no real reason, tells him, "Well, you got a long ways to go before you can do that." He smiles. She smiles. It's smiles all around. They agree they make a pretty good team. Then Lois teases Clark because he never did tell her his secret. He looks panicked for a moment before she lets him off the hook: "Relax, Smallville." I think she tries to slap his arm or pat him on the shoulder, but he catches her wrist and holds it. They stare at each other for eons until Lois tells him to "keep the mystery." She heads out the door, but pauses on the porch and looks a little queasy. Yeah, those heavy-handed CLARK-N-LOIS-4-EVAH!!! scenes make me a little urpy, too. Oh, wait -- she's having another one of her visions of the future. Sex with Clark, Oliver digging, dead Chloe, Tess kneeling before Zod, etc. Lois snaps back to the present, panting and moving her eyes around. After a moment, she steps off the porch. Clark watches her from the door, frowning. Why is he frowning? Who knows! Maybe people pausing for two seconds outside a door just freaks him out a little. Maybe he can hear the suddenly ominous music that's playing. I don't know!
Episode Report CardTippi Blevins: C+ | 2725 USERS: B+
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