Smallville: D-Day Finale
Chloe and Davis share a star-gazing scene on the hood of Davis' car and Tess finds that her precious Kandor Orb has been stolen. It's mentioned that the explosion to her vault was from the inside, so we're left thinking the Orb escaped on its own. More on this later.
In the Daily Planet, Clark is writing a goodbye letter to the city of Metropolis when Lois arrives and heckles him for not looking for Chloe. He disappears and calls Lois' desk as the Red-Blue Blur, delivers the goodbye letter to her and explains that he no longer thinks he is invincible. The next day, Clark reveals his plan to separate Davis Bloom from Doomsday to both Black Canary and Impulse. Ollie arrives to chastise Clark's ethics once more, saying, "Some people aren't worth saving." Clark reveals to the group that Ollie killed Lex Luthor and is no longer part of the team.
Jimmy, on a mission from Ollie, runs into Lois, who is hiding under Tess Mercer's desk. He hacks into Tess' computer and finds the location of Chloe and Davis. As he takes off to find the couple, Lois watches a video of a man warning Tess that what she's doing, forcing the Traveler to defeat the Beast, will unleash something worse.
After receiving a message from Black Canary about Chloe's whereabouts, Clark arrives on the scene only to be krypto-darted and incapacitated by Green Arrow. Cold! Meanwhile, Tess accuses Lois of stealing her Orb and the two have a really decent catfight, which includes rolling around on desks and leg locks around the neck and busting Tess in the face with a box that contains Clark's newly acquired Legion ring. When the ring tumbles out, Lois grabs it and vanishes. To where or when? Who knows? Our guess is to the 31st Century, where the Legion is awaiting Doomsday, but then again, the last ring Clark had allowed him to decide when he would transport to.
Chloe wakes up in a geothermal facility to find the Justice League surrounding a zip-tied Davis. She asks where Clark is and soon realizes the mutiny. Davis admits that Chloe is no longer providing the necessary effects for keeping the beast inside of him, but as Green Arrow tries to fire a fatal arrow, Chloe slams the black kryptonite into his chest, effectively separating the man from the beast.
Jimmy, arriving at the site where he hopes to find Chloe and Davis, discovers a moaning Clark. He pulls out the dart and watches Clark's skin instantly heal. Discovering that Clark is the Red-Blue Blur, Jimmy says, "You're like some Super...m...guy." Jimmy can't know the identity of Superman, right? Well, wait for it.
Clark meets Doomsday in the streets of Metropolis and gets slobber-knocked a good bit before finally grabbing Doomsday and super-leaping into the geothermal facility where Black Canary ignites the explosives, effectively burying Doomsday in the center of the Earth. Now, is it just us, or was this the epic battle the entire season revolved around? And isn't Doomsday the thing that kills Superman? And shouldn't a little more screen time have been devoted to making this fight the battle of the century? We were disappointed, to say the least, to see an explosion and then a fade into the sunrise of the next morning.
Upon Clark's request, Jimmy takes Chloe and an unconscious Davis to the watchtower he was going to give her as a wedding present. Chloe looks out the window and confesses her unending love for Jimmy. She says she only went with Davis to protect Clark. As the two share a kiss, Davis drives a jagged pipe into Jimmy's torso. Ranting to Chloe of her loving lies to him, Davis rages and is just about to kill Chloe when Jimmy uses the last of his strength to knock Davis onto a spike that drives through his chest. Jimmy tells Chloe he loves her and dies in her arms.
At Jimmy's funeral, Lois and Clark are nowhere to be found, but we learn something interesting from the eulogy: Jimmy's name was Henry James Olsen. He's not the real Jimmy Olsen from the comics! Chloe hands Jimmy's camera to his younger brother, the real Jimmy! Nice move, Smallville writers. As everyone leaves the funeral, Ollie sees Clark standing in the distance.
Back at the watchtower, Clark finds Chloe and she hugs him. He informs her that Jimmy's death is his fault for not killing Doomsday/Davis earlier.
I'm the reason Jimmy is dead. Oliver was right; I put humanity on a pedestal. It wasn't a Kryptonian beast that killed Jimmy. It was a human.
Though Chloe tries to clear Clark's conscience, he says, "Clark Kent is dead. Goodbye, Chloe." Wait, is this what Rokk was referring to? Surely, he wouldn't have used such strong words as a metaphor. As Clark walks away, we're assuming he artistically vanishes, but who knows? Finally, Tess wakes up to see the Orb glowing in her yard. A light explosion reveals a huge 'Z' in the ground and the first appearance of Zod.
What did you think of Jimmy dying? Were you impressed with the Doomsday battle? What about the apparent death of Clark and Chloe's friendship? Hit us with your questions and comments below!