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Old 03-17-2009, 08:53 PM
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Smallville "Turbulence" 8x16 Episode Discussion

"Smallville" - Season 8, Episode 16 "Turbulence"

The CW has released the official (spoiler-filled) description of the upcoming 16th episode of Season 8 of "Smallville". Titled "Turbulence", this episode is scheduled to air in the U.S. at 8.00pm on Thursday, March 19th on The CW.
TESS SETS A TRAP FOR CLARK - Tess (Cassidy Freeman) invites Clark (Tom Welling) to a press conference in New York but when an explosion rocks the private jet they are on, Clark must figure out how to save them without Tess learning his secret. Unbeknownst to Clark, Tess orchestrated the explosion to get Clark to reveal his powers. Meanwhile, Davis (Sam Witwer) discovers a surprising way to control the monster within.


Directed byKevin Fair

Written by Turi Meyer & Al Septien.

Meanwhile, TV Guide has the following description for this same episode...

Tess tries to manipulate Clark into revealing his powers by staging a midair plane accident as they fly to New York for a press conference. Meanwhile, Davis learns how to control his inner beast.

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thanks for starting this...can't wait for the episode!
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You are welcome, I look forward to the episode myself
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Thanks for starting this Strider although after reading the description and seeing the web clip (despite the funny scene in it) the plot sounds a bit ludicrous.

I'll leave my comments until after the episodes airs.
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:41 AM
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a grant review?
i missed those
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:28 AM
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a grant review?
i missed those
Yeah, sorry. My method of viewing has taken a hit when some inconsiderate soul walked off with my laptop a couple of weeks ago which is why I haven't said anything about "Infamous".

Anyway we'll see about this episode and hopefully the viewing figures will pick up after last weeks performance.
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Can´t wait for this episode!!!
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Looking forward to tomororws episode. Should be a fun one.

ETA: 3/19

Just got done watching Smallville. Man it was awesome! Loved how Tess played Clark like that with the whole fake plane accident thing to get Clark to reveal his secret.

I felt so bad for Chloe! She doesn't deserve what happened but Jimmy is right, Chloe always puts others first and trust others before him. Sure it's Chloe's way of protecting Jimmy but still. Chloe is her own superhero with a double identity by protecting those she loves from other's deep secrets.

And Jimmy, man poor guy. Half the time I couldn't really tell if he was on drugs or if what he was saying was true. Aaron did an excellent job. Way to go for a Jimmy return!

Clark's dive from the plane kind of reminded me of one of the times Clark did it in The New Adventures of Lois and Clark.

The part I loved most was when Clark went into the phone booth and changed from his reporter clothes to his Superman clothes. Way to go CK for turning into the RBB in a good ol' classic sense!
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The beginning with Davis at the confessional! Crazy! The flashbacks? The farm! Clark saving lots of lives…his two identities. Chloe Mentioning Lex! Jimmy’s flashbacks? Crazy! Jimmy seeing Davis kidnap and murder someone! Tess wanting to take Clark shopping? And she wants him to go with her? Clark’s red backpack! So cute! That look in Jimmy’s eye…crazy! Clark saying Oliver with anger in this voice. Clark mentioning Lex!! “I’d like to think there was a time Lex and I had a real friendship” “Clark you were his obsession” Lex wanting to be like Clark….He Kept a Journal!! Jimmy can’t stop thinking that Davis is a killer. Jimmy seeing things…Davis stabbing him! The monster….Jimmy seeing things again. “About Lex’s journal, he’s gone now you can tell me” the Clark room mention!! “I can’t explain Lex Luthor’s delusions” Lex having the Porsche still and the bullets! Plane going down? Clark busting the door open! Clark jumped! Jimmy handcuffing Davis? Davis not becoming Doomsday? Clark at the mansion! Clark looking at Lex’s desk! Clark saving the day…again! Lex was right about Clark! Clark trusting Tess now? Jimmy saying that Chloe doesn’t trust him-Jimmy standing up for himself! Jimmy quitting! Clark quick changing! The captain from the plane is alive? The ending!!
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there are so many things i loved about this episode, but the ending to "i don't care" was AMAZING! clark's change in the booth, jimmy's craziness, chloe's crying, and davis standing epicly in the rain? definitely a great ending to the episode! probably one of my favorite endings to an episode of the season (except for last weeks, of course!)
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OMG how hot was Davis in the rain? Just wanted to hug him ( and more actually).

That episode was really good, once again, even if Lois was not in it. I felt for Chloe when Jimmy told her that marrying her was the biggest mistake he had ever made but I think I felt even more for him. Chloe kinda annoyed me during this episode. Jimmy was right when he said that she did not seem to trust him, first Clark and now Davis. It seems like she's never had enough of just loving Jimmy. That's sad and I really think now that Jimmy deserves bettter than Chloe.

I did not enjoy watching Tess & Clark interaction that much, maybe because I really don't like Tess. I hate that sometimes I have the impression she's being flirty with Clark :/. I did not think their scene in the plane was that great, I did not understand why Tess though she could find Clark's secret by planning the trip but I did not even think of the consequences. Well done Mercer.

Davis was interesting to watch as always. He gives me the impression that sometimes he's completely lost and at time it seems he really knows how dangerous is the monster inside him. I really like Chloom don't get me wrong but right now that Chloe is supposed to be married to Jimmy, I really don't have a good feeling because Jimmy is too good to be fooled, he certainly does not deserve that.

To finish, I have to admit that Clark looked freaking hot all along the episode. Loved seeing him using his powers, especially at the end of the episode. No Lois mention though, only thing which really sucks :/.
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-Great scene in the beginning with Davis' confessional
- Nice Chlark moments...her advice about giving up the RBB was questionable but i see where she's coming from in a way...and quitting the DP isn't bad advice...i don't like Clark not being passionate about working there...he only sees it as a coverup to save people
- I don't blame Chloe for believing Davis...he's good at manipulation plus Jimmy was kind of out of it asking for more medicine plus she didn't see what we/Jimmy did...also his freak out nightmare...if i saw that i wouldn't think he's exactly sane either
- Why did Chloe marry you Jimmy? Braniac duh...also doe she know that you sold her out to the feds yet?
- Chloe is looked as the bad guy which I hate...more character assasination (since s6) and kick the Chloe (since day 1 pretty much)

Clark sees the good in people? kinda true though he never treated Lex as a true friend

i kinda ship Clark Tess now
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Clark.
How great was he in this episode?

Wonderful first scene.
Wanting to give people hope. In full RBB mode.
Wardrobe malfunction! That was so Superman.

I love how his plan to get more info on Lex's journal was to get Tess drunk so she'd tell him what he wants to know. Hee, sneaky Clark. I love it.
Plus, Clark having a good tolerance to alcohol is now canon.

But I can't believe he believed Tess's abused childhood story so easily. Come on Clark, at least x-ray her to see if her arm was broken three times.

He's good with improvisation. I like how he managed to get Tess to lose consciousness.
And how cool did that jump out of the aeroplane look?!

I also liked how he managed to keep his cool in that last scene with Tess. Even though he suspected she knows his secret. He's getting better with the whole lying thing.

Ha ha ha, *loved* his "you can't be serious!" look when Chloe suggested he quits the Daily Planet. Priceless.
And I agree. He can't get scared and start running away every time he thinks someone will get close to finding out his secret.
I love this confident Clark, who stands for what he believes in no matter what. He's turning into Superman more and more with every episode. ♥

Speaking of...
That scene of him changing in the phonebooth? Brilliant.

Clex.
"I like to think that there was a time when Lex and I had a real friendship."
Clark standing up for Clex. It's a small quote, but it does my heart good. ♥

Tee hee, loved his reaction when Tess told him he was Lex's obsession.
"Did Lex talk to you about me. *small I'm pretending this question isn't important at all. [but it is] smile*"
FTW!

"He kept a journal."
"*gulp* What did it say?"

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Oh Clex moments, it's so good to have you on the show again. I'm so happy I could cry.

And! The Chamber Of Clark Kent got a mention! Ha ha ha. I am loving this!
But how did Tess see all those things, the crushed Porsche and so on. Didn't Lex destroy it all in Devoted? Must go rewatch season 4.

"Lex was right about you Clark, there's not a bad bone in your body."
*smirk*
I nearly choked on my Coca Cola when I started laughing.
Thank you show! HoYay.

Chloe.
"You don't have to worry about Tess Mercer or me, all your attention should be on Jimmy."
Thank you Clark! My thoughts exactly.
The lengths at which Chloe has been neglecting Jimmy, and making everyone else her priority over him have gotten ridiculous over the last few episodes.

What the hell is wrong with this woman?!
First her husband almost gets turned into sushi at their wedding, but she doesn't stay by his side when he's in the hospital, even though she's unemployed and has time to do so. She rather spends her time drinking coffees with Clark, and hanging around Metropolis doing bob knows what. She spent more time with Oliver when he was in the hospital in Requiem than with Jimmy.
And then she takes Davis's word over Jimmy's?! Even though she saw that there was nothing wrong with the morphine machine the day before. She didn't even check with the nurses to see if the pump got broken, she just assumes right away that Jimmy is high and Davis is telling the truth! And runs after Davis to apologize for Jimmy, wallows in self-pity and hugs Davis (and where Jimmy can see them). I'm beyond disgusted.
Worst. Wife. Ever!!!

And lets not even get started on the whole teasing Jimmy thing!
She couldn't have shouted to stop him? Grab his hand and take away the pipe? No?
Her only solution is to teaser the guy who just spent 5 weeks in a hospital after life threatening injuries?
Feel the love.

I did love that Jimmy couldn't hold it all bottled down anymore, and told her how he felt and left her. It's refreshing *somebody* got called on their actions on this show.
I've been waiting for ages for them to call Lana on some of the stunts she pulled, but they never did. So this made for a nice change, how they didn't ignore it for once.

And preaching to Clark?! Telling him to quit the Daily Planet? Telling him his ability to trust others and always seeing good in people is what gets him into trouble? Earth to Chloe - it's what makes him who he is. That is *why* he'll be the big hero one day. That is what defines Superman. Trusting people, always seeing good in them, not giving up and giving everyone hope. Not to mention, he's a big boy, and he can face the consequences if he ends up putting his trust in someone who doesn't deserve it. It doesn't mean he shouldn't even *try*.
Seriously, I wish she'd stay the hell away from him, since she can't help bossing him around or giving crappy advice.

Jimmy.
Oh, you don't need pain meds, you need a shrink and something to knock you out to help you sleep, preferably without nightmares.
And he wasn't on pain meds when he saw Davis kill that guy, that is why he was out in the hallway to find a nurse and get some pain meds, so why did everyone think he was high on painkillers? Wouldn't the nurses notice he's not high? Wouldn't the police want a blood test to see how many drugs are in his system when they arrested Davis, based on what Jimmy told them?

And Jimmy honey, when coming face to face with a serial killer, especially after you find evidence to implicate them, don't stop and chat - yell so someone can hear you, run and get help!

I did like how he figured out the hallucination was real, because of the cut on his hand.
Though really, what did he plan to do with Davis? I know he knew Davis is the killer, but that there's no chance the police would believe him. But what, did he really think a guy like that would confess his crimes to Chloe just because he's handcuffed in an alley and Jimmy is glaring at him? It was pretty much a no win situation, and it didn't look like he thought it through.

I cheered his break up with Chloe.
That has been a long time coming, and I couldn't agree more with everything he said. She has been putting others before him for ages. It was about time for Jimmy to stand up for himself.
"Marrying you was the biggest mistake of my life."
You deserve better kiddo.

Here's hoping they get divorced, and Jimmy becomes the fun Daily Planet Jimmy from Identity, and not a doormat for Chloe.
Less love interests, more geeky photographer moments please.
So obviously, he has to take back his resignation at the Daily Planet. And can we skip the addiction storyline? Junkie (though for other reasons) Lana in Void was enough, thanks.
Should be interesting to see what Tess will do with Davis info...

Tess.
I love her so much! Her brain works at the same frequency as Lex's did.
Love how she crafted her plan to make Clark use his abilities.
"The sky is the limit."
Ha ha, subtle.

"We [Ollie & Tess] share all of our toys. *looks and smiles at Clark*"
Oh Tess, never change!

She played Clark like a violin. I bet the whole abused childhood story was fake, and she came up with it just so Clark would share a secret with her in return. Guh, truly a move worthy of Lex's successor. I wonder if there was a part on how to get Clark to do things in Lex's journal, and this was one of the suggestions?
"Clark, we all have deep, dark secrets. I just told you mine. Now tell me yours."
And there it is. Kudos Miss Mercer, Lex would have been proud.

"How's the weather looking in LA? *sits, puts down her glass and tries to look casual*"
Ha ha ha, I'm betting *everything* that that was the code to crash the plane.
This woman is freakin' brilliant!
She even took the Lex/Helen Flight of Doom, and turned it into a test for Clark! I am so damn impressed.

And that whole last scene with Clark at the mention. So Lexian.
There wasn't a parachute in that plane, was there?
And paying off the captain, like there was any doubt that's what she did.

Tess, please stay with us in season 9. You are simply too amazing.

Davis.
Opening scene made me smile, because it seems like Davis watched one Dexter episode too much. Mwah. He even got the Dark Avenger hoodie later in the hospital scene! Hilarious.

He finally looked more menacing in this episode. Probably because he was channelling Dexter.
But seriously, was he *so stupid* to just leave a body laying around in an ambulance?! Anyone could have found it! So incredibly idiotic.
But drugging Jimmy with bob knows what, to make him hallucinate, was a nice plan. I'll give him that.

What is with Doomsday horns thingies going away when Chloe put her hands on his shoulder?
Is it Chloe who's keeping the beast in line? If so, why her (especially since Brainiac is gone)?
Is it the fact that someone believes in him, and cares for him, that's allowing him to keep his humanity for a bit longer? Something like how Clark having the Kents to teach him morals and love him made him the man he is today?

Other stuff
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Clark in a suit. Dayum!! Plot, who needs plot when there's *this*?
I'm very happy Tess called him on the backpack, because that thing so doesn't go with his new work clothes. Bless you Tess!
BTW Cassidy looked a bit like Jayne Brook with her hair straightened, y/y?
Goodbye GreenArrowPlane. Where is Ollie going to live now? Can they finally build him an apartment now?
Just how many pair of handcuffs does Jimmy own? OK, come to think of it - don't answer. I don't want to know. lol
Great end montage. Good song too, I Don't Care. I like Apocalyptica.
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I don't think Clark just see his work at the DP just as a cover, I'm pretty sure he likes working there as a journalist.
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we haven't seen him be passionate for it though...i'd like to see him work and try to rise up in rank...may resonate better with me since he didn't deserve to get hired in the first place really
yea it was nice to see Chloe called out on stopping Jimmy from doing something he regrets...tasering may be extreme but she didn't have time to think rationally
considering Jimmy didn't mention her not visiting i think it's safe to say it happened offscreen

i can't put all the blame on Chloe which the show clearly is trying to do since I know of Jimmy's assholishness from previous episodes
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