Smallville: Back To The Future
In the wake of Chloe and Jimmy's disastrous nuptials, Clark receives a visit from the future in the form of Rokk, a.k.a.Cosmic Boy (skinny, bearded and gorgeous!), Garth, a.k.a. Lightning Lad (geeky and prone to fits of enthusiasm) and Imra, a.k.a Saturn Girl (calm and even-tempered), who quickly dispatch Persuader. But they realize they're here on a historic day -- the day Kal El vanquishes Brainiac once and for all. The three Legion members bring tidings from the year 3009 and discover a Clark vastly different from the Superman legends future generations hold dear.
Clark is confused -- Brainiac is gone! No, they tell Clark, Brainiac is still a threat -- and in order to destroy Brainiac, Clark must kill the villain's host body, which happens to be Chloe. Unable to fathom murdering his best friend, Clark chafes at the task ahead, but our posse from another time fails to see the problem. One life in exchange for billions? The numbers just don't add up.
Brianiac, in possession of Chloe's facilities, puts Davis into a chrysalis where he will incubate for 12 days to rid himself of his human form and take on his proper role as Doomsday without the painful man-to-monster transformations. So, does this mean we won't get to feast our eyes on Davis' impeccable human shell anymore? We don't like where this is going.
Leaving Davis to his metamorphosis, Brainiac heads to the Daily Planet where he begins to suck the knowledge from every available human. The Legion enters the building, paralyzes Brainiac and is seconds away from plunging a dagger into the chest of the beast when Clark rushes in putting a stop to the sacrifice. Chloe still exists somewhere within her own body and the Legion agrees to perform a "techno exorcism" to get Brainiac out.
The trick works and the real Chloe reappears – only now her memory is fully intact with Clark's secret still on her mind. While she commends Clark for saving her life, she reminds him that doing what's best for the world is his first priority.
The Legion bids adieu to Smallville's finest (we're gonna miss you, Rokk!) and Imra tells Lana she'll be remembered for more than just Clark. All is right with the world – for now. The final scene shows Doomsday breaking out of his shell, ready to create more havoc.
Let's all take a collective sigh of relief that Smallville has returned. What did you think? Was this episode worth the wait? Would you like to see the Legion in future episodes (we think you know our stance on that one)? Was it just us, or did Clark look irregularly buff in this one?