Smallville: Season 9, Episode 2

Metallo (2 Oct. 2009)

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After being hit by a truck, John Corben becomes a human guinea pig when his heart is replaced by a machine powered by meteor rocks, which, in turn, gives him extraordinary strength, and he ... See full summary »

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After being hit by a truck, John Corben becomes a human guinea pig when his heart is replaced by a machine powered by meteor rocks, which, in turn, gives him extraordinary strength, and he realizes he can use it to catch his prey...the Red & Blue Blur. Written by Moviedude1

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When Metallo picks up the picture of the woman, it should be blood stained on the back as it was in his pool of blood. Yet it is mostly clean on the back. See more »

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Lois Lane: Clark Kent. You're back. I was beginning to think your family lived on some distant planet.
Clark Kent: Must have really missed me.
Lois Lane: Uh... only because the guy who sat in your desk was a certifiable psychopath. Otherwise, I've been so busy, I didn't even notice you were gone.
Clark Kent: Missed you too, Lois. Anything exciting happen while I was gone?
Lois Lane: Well, you'll never believe it, but I helped The Blur stop a homicidal maniac.
Clark Kent: Really? You know, I would *love* to hear about it.
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Metallo
27 April 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Everything about the John Corben/Metallo character was handled right by the show. They gave him a unique look, that was somewhat reminiscent of the comic book character. The script of "Metallo" is strong, as are the performances, particularly and most surprisingly from Brian Austin Green, who blew me away in this episode.

While I can't think of anything to really complain about in this individual episode, I do have to question why they bothered to introduce Corben in the previous episode, but hold off on his transformation until the 2nd episode of the season. I like it when Smallville builds guest stars over the course of several episodes, but not after only two. Brainiac was given a half dozen episodes to build, as were the all of the Darseid minions in season 10. Even Zor-El had a proper build up. I just don't understand the point of giving Corben 2 scenes in the premiere if his story was going to basically come to a close one week later. I think you either give it a handful of episodes to build, or just make it a one shot deal.

Just to clarify, my only issue with Metallo is that he had a pointless introduction before such a solid episode. This was probably the second best DC villain guest spot in Smallville's entire run, next to only Brainiac.


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