Smallville: Season 8, Episode 18

Eternal (2 Apr. 2009)

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All signs point to the fact that Clark was not the only one that landed on Earth the day of the meteor shower in Smallville.

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After Tess gets her hands on the late Lionel Luthor's journal, she finally learns the identity of Clark, and of Davis' true origins, in which she abducts him and hold him hostage in the Luthor mansion where she tells him that Clark/Kal-El is the savior of mankind and he, as Doomsday, has been sent to destroy it. Davis also flashes back to his discovery upon his arrival on Earth and of him becoming acquainted with the young Lex Luthor. Meanwhile, while Clark tries to persuade Chloe about Davis' true nature in linking a series of killings to him, Davis decides to ask Chloe to find a way to destroy him before he destroys the world. Written by matt-282

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The poster for "Lobo - Road Trip" seen in the basement of the Talon at the end of this episode references a DC character who at times is a hero, at times a villain, and always a bounty hunter who rides a special motorbike that allows him to travel safely through space [and travel through time, occasionally]. See more »

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Tess Mercer: Just know I'll wait for you, Clark. I'll wait for you to come to me.
Clark Kent: It's gonna be a long wait.
[Clark walks off]
Tess Mercer: It'll be shorter than you think, Kal-El.
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Get your facts straight
14 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's always annoying to me whenever a show tries to go back and change or add to previous story lines to fit current ones.

If there had been another boy in that meteor shower I could almost guarantee you that we would have heard of it from the Luthors by now. First Lionel, then Lex (not to mention plenty others), were both obsessed with everything concerning that day so I have no doubt that both would have unturned every stone to get to the truth. To say that, not only did Lex share some quality playtime with the boy, but that Lionel had him in his grasp and let him go just because he wasn't The Traveler is a little far-fetched.

One could only imagine what Lex would have done concerning the second child while on one of his obsessive tirades. Lex is smart, it's hard to believe that someone of his caliber would overlook something so huge. That's why it's difficult for me to swallow this new story line they decided to spin. I love the character of Doomsday but I think they could have taken a little different approach to it. Not sure why they chose to deviate from the comics as to his origins on earth.

We also have Tess swooping in, acting like she owns the place trying to let Clark in on secrets about his destiny. According to her the two headed creature in the Kuwatche caves are in fact Clark and Doomsday rather than Lex Luthor as previously believed. Again, this is something that just doesn't sit right with me since it seems writers are just trying to twist things to fit whatever story line they have at the moment.

The legend of the Kuwatche states that Sageeth is a friend of Naman who is said to be like a brother. The prophecy tells of Sageeth one day turning against Naman and becoming the "bearer of darkness". The two will represent the balance between good and evil. Granted since Doomsday originated in Krypton I suppose you could say that he's a type of "brother" to Clark and it's no doubt that he's as evil as Clark is good. I tend to believe though that the battle between good and evil is more of the evil in humanity rather than someone like Doomsday. That's not even including the fact that if the Kuwatche legends are assumed to be an accurate account of the life and destiny of Superman the legend also states that if Sageeth ever touched the StarBlade, it would disintegrate. We know this happened previously with Lex and Lionel which would make it impossible for Doomsday to be Sageeth. So either Tess proves she has absolutely no idea what she talking about or someone should have hired better fact checkers for their writers.

Lois was noticeably absent in this episode, yet again. It seems they bring her in only on the filler episodes and she gets the boot for the ones containing any major story arc. Such a shame.

Most memorable line: "There's something about being around you that seems to calm the murderer inside me."


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