'Smallville' Fan Columnist: Sacrifices in the Quest
'Smallville' Fan Columnist: Sacrifices in the Quest
Taryn S.
Taryn S.
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
The countdown is officially on and everyone is feeling the pressure. And I'm not just talking about the fans. With the wedding getting closer and closer and the darkness increasing, our heroes have their work cut out for them. But not without one last trial to get through.

In the latest episode, "Prophecy," Lois walks a mile in Clark's shoes while Oliver searches for a cure to the darkness.

"I'm More Than OK, I'm Super"

You can say that again, Lois. When Clark takes her to the Fortress of Solitude to declare a life bond as Kryptonian culture dictates, Jor-El bestows the couple with a gift of sorts. Until sundown that day, Lois will hold the responsibility of Clark's powers, leaving Clark human. Uh-oh, a human having Clark's powers never ends well. And while Lois is having a blast getting her work done at superspeed, Clark remains wary of Jor-El's latest "trial." Maybe things will be OK if she keeps a low profile for the day.

So much for the low profile as the Burgundy Blur saves the day but doesn't flee from the scene. "I work out." Well, I'd like to know what gym you're going to. Unmasking the attacker, Lois and Clark find that it's Star Girl, with a diode attached to her neck. A quick trip to Watch Tower and the team discovers that Winslow Schott (a.k.a. Toyman) has been playing puppeteer with bad boys like Dark Archer and Metallo, trying to gain control of Metropolis by getting control of the city's water aquifer. Without a second thought, Lois whooshes off straight to the source.

"The Only True Power Comes From Within"

Well Lois isn't the only one on a mission. On the other side of the world, somewhere on the Celtic Coast, Oliver is searching for the Bow of Orion, the only known cure for the darkness.  But it looks like he's not alone in the quest. Finding a way to release Kara from a lethal force field, Oliver joins forces with Clark's cousin and they continue on together. If Clark trusts them, they should trust each other, right?

Coming to the last test to get to the Bow, Oliver pulls out not one but two quivers and he and Kara must make a bank shot off both the Omega and Orion symbols at the same time for the wall to open. It's a good thing Kara's been practicing her archery, she gets it right on the first try. But sadly this is as far as she's allowed to go when Jor-El summons her to the Fortress. It's up to you, now, Ollie. With the Bow of Orion inches from his grasp, it is taken from him by Granny Goodness, who destroys it. I knew it couldn't be that easy. But uh-oh, Granny Goodness takes control of Oliver and he's now a full time agent of Darkseid.

Sacrifices

"Sometimes the greatest sacrifice a person can make is to give up what they hold most dear." While Kara decides to leave the fight for her cousin to finish, Clark calls it quits with Jor-El once again and Lois makes a decision of her own. Having given in to Toyman's threat to kill the Blur if she didn't put on his diode so easily, Lois realizes Clark's her greatest weakness and believes she is his. That's not true, Lois! He's your strength! He was the only one able to get through to you before you could kill him! But alas, she doesn't hear my scream, and, taking off the ring, Lois calls off the wedding. Don't worry, Clark, you've seen the future, but what you haven't seen is this piece of Gold Kryptonite a now-possessed Oliver has dug up.

(Image courtesy of the CW)

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