Superhero twins Zan and Jayna (aka: the Wonder Twins) show up in Metropolis to help 'The Blur' fight crime with their combined shape-changing abilities. But the clumsy and naive teenagers ... See full summary »

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Superhero twins Zan and Jayna (aka: the Wonder Twins) show up in Metropolis to help 'The Blur' fight crime with their combined shape-changing abilities. But the clumsy and naive teenagers end up botching several rescues, landing Clark in hot water with the District Attorney's office. Clark decides to come forward as The Blur to clear his name despite Chloe's protests. Meanwhile, Lois begins seeing a therapist to deal with her growing romantic feelings for Clark, and gets dangerously close to discovering his secret identity. Written by matt-282

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Jayna's cell phone has a picture of Gleek, the Wonder Twins' blue space monkey from The World's Greatest SuperFriends (1979) animated series. Later, Chloe refers to the "Hall of Justice", another reference from the show. See more »

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Chloe says that The Blur has 10,000 friends on Facebook. This is not possible, as there is a limit of 5,000 friends. See more »

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Clark Kent: [notices Chloe's coffee mug with The Blur's shield] Where'd you get that?
Chloe Sullivan: The street vendor on the corner. It also comes in t-shirts and key chains. I had to be the first one on the block to get the superhero swag.
Clark Kent: Next thing you know, your Wonder Twins will be a household name.
Chloe Sullivan: Thanks to the fog and dog duo, Sacks is on his way to the slammer. You know, with some training, they maybe able to give The Blur some much needed backup in the Halls of Justice.
Clark Kent: I guess I have more backup than I thought.
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References The Sopranos (1999) See more »

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Holding Out For A Hero
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Written by Jim Steinman and Dean Pitchford
Performed by Stingray Music
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Idol
29 April 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I think this may be one of my favorite episodes of season 9, and full credit has to be given to writer Anne Cofell Saunders, in what's her first episode on Smallville, and director Glen Winter, who usually handles heavier dramatic episodes like "Blue", "Legion" and "Absolute Justice". Winter had already done a great job in the previous season on "Infamous" another episode dealing with Lois discovering Clark's abilities, although that was again much heavier. Enormous props also go to Erica Durance, who carries the majority of this episode on her own.

This is a more light hearted episode than the overall tone of season 9. It could have been tricky to pull off another episode about Clark's identity being discovered, after already telling similar stories in season 8 with "Identity" and "Infamous", but the story takes a very different direction. I always like to see Clark struggle with protecting his identity, and it's even more interesting where he has to protect it while not exposing his powers. It's actually the Wonder Twins who pull off the action near the end.

Speaking of the Wonder Twins, I never thought I would actually enjoy watching their characters in any show. They were without a doubt the worst thing ever introduced into the Justice League aka Superfriends. Here they aren't too corny, not annoying, and completely believable as fans of the Blur.

It would have been a tough task to pull off "Idol" as it's introducing two unpopular characters from DC history, was handled by a first time show writer, and took a light approach in the middle of two very dark episodes before and after. If this had been a passable episode I would have been impressed. The fact that it's one of my favorites of the season was such a pleasant shock. 10/10.


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