Friday, October 03, 2008

Smallville: "Toxic"

Oliver Queen is poisoned and, with twelve hours to live, flashes back on his time stranded on an island where he honed his bowhunting skills. Despite the patented Smallville flashiness, I'm a fan of the show's take on Green Arrow. I bought into Ollie's previous relationship with Tess Mercer and didn't want to believe she was behind his poisoning. Smallville isn't the same without Lex's obsessions, but Tess's brand of evil is refreshing, and as a looming offscreen presence, Lex works almost as well.

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