Smallville: Season 9, Episode 11

Absolute Justice (5 Feb. 2010)

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A man named Sylvester Pemberton tracks down Chloe and tells her he knows about her team of superheroes and needs their help. However, before he can explain who he is, he is attacked and ... See full summary »

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A man named Sylvester Pemberton tracks down Chloe and tells her he knows about her team of superheroes and needs their help. However, before he can explain who he is, he is attacked and killed by Icicle. Clark and Chloe's investigation leads Clark to the former headquarters of the Justice Society of America, an underground team of superheros, where he meets up with Nelson (AKA: Dr. Fate), Carter Hall (AKA: Hawkman) and Courtney (AKA: Star Girl). Courtney pleads with Hawkman and Dr. Fate to help her catch the killer that is targeting their group but they are reluctant to resume their duties as superheroes. Clark, John Jones, Green Arrow and Chloe team up to help the JSA stop Icicle before he murders another member of the group. Meanwhile, Lois receives a package from a mysterious agency called Checkmate, run by the shadowy Amanda Waller. Written by CW Publicity

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The antagonism between Green Arrow and Hawkman mirrors the characters' relationship in the 70's and 80's era Justice League comic book, where Green Arrow's liberal politics were often in conflict with the conservative Hawkman. See more »

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Icicle mistakenly calls "Waller" "Walter". See more »

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Dr. Fate: The hope for tomorrow that your alien friend spoke of - you are that hope. I have seen it.
Clark Kent: Because you see the future?
Dr. Fate: I see everyone's fate but my own. Sometimes that scares me. But when I see the future of someone such as yourself, I believe in tomorrow again.
Clark Kent: When you saw my fate, what did you see?
Dr. Fate: You will lead this generation as Hawkman once lead ours.
Clark Kent: You sound like a group I met from the future. They hinted at my destiny, but they were as vague as you are.
Dr. Fate: Then let me be specific. ...
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Satisfying Buffet of Hero's
13 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bring on the buffet of super hero's.

This was one of the better episodes of the season, and it had a more sustainable and independent story line than the other Zod-esquire episodes.

I love Dr. Fate - he is the wise of the old, the Martian Manhunter of the elders. Hawkman's character was also well played.

I wish they would have included a few marquee players in this episode (Batman, Wonder woman, Flash). But I do understand the rights and legalities involved - so it was in all likely hood a challenge just to get the ones they did have.

The only complaint I have is using the Iceman-dude as the villain. Stupid. Why use that actor too? Was he Tom Wellings friend? How did the metro sexual guy with the lisp get that part? The fight sequence between Stargirl and Iceman was poorly choreographed as well - so was that particular dialogue.

Oh well - keeping in mind, it is CW and resources are limited. How about NBC? I heard they need a few more quality shows.

Anyway, good episode - and like I said - it stands alone, so you don't need to have background of the season in order to enjoy.

8.5/10.00. - (-2.5) for using that weird actor as the iceguy.


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