So we have one episode left, and there are still somethings that haven’t been covered. Like the wedding, Oliver’s little Omega problem, and there is the whole matter of the suit.
We open at the Planet with light and happy music and Clark looking so very Clarky. (rwar) Lois is in full on freak out mode with the wedding and her promotion. What turns into a wedding disaster, becomes a lead on a huge story. Apparently her catering company was bought out by a place called Marionette Ventures, and she finds out that they weren’t the only place that got overtaken. So she has this manic map of the city laid out in her office with piles of files. She is onto something, but Clark has one more thing to get done on his wedding list.
With all the wedding planning they forgot one important thing. Clark forgot to get his daddy’s blessing for the wedding. It all goes pretty well until the fortress starts to shake and collapse, because apparently Jor-el has a point to make. Big pieces of crystal fall on Lois and Clark can’t seem to get them off., which means his powers are gone. But oh…Lois can. She stands up, hefting the giant crystal over her head.
“I’m not just okay, I’m super.”
Hell yeah! This is going to be fun.
Oliver has gone all Indiana Jones on us, and is on the hunt for the bow of Orion. He repels down into this crave like area and sees a bunch of hieroglyphics in carved into the stone. More importantly he finds Kara trapped in this deadly ring of energy. Apparently they were both looking for the bow of Orion. Guess it was good that she got there first, because she touched the symbol of Orion and it sprung the trap. The symbols of the story actually tell about the end of the world, and there is a great little riddle in it that they are trying to figure out. Oliver finds the omega symbol and decides he wants to touch it, thinking it will turn off the trap. Oh hey, he was right. That was handy. And now they are off looking for the bow, but how are they going to decide who gets it?
Lois is having much fun with her new powers, zipping around and getting things done. Clark of course is worrying about Jor- El’s motive is. She thinks he is just trying to make her realize what it is that Clark has to go through. Either way he will get his powers back at sunset.
Lois figures out the things that all the places Marionette Ventures is trying to buy all have one thing in common, if they get all of the companies on one line they will own the water rights to the city. But first Lois has gone around and saved a billion people all over the country. Clark is trying to get her to focus on the store that is suddenly closing up in the middle of the day, but she tries to use her hearing and gets really overwhelmed by all the problems. She starts to realize just what he has to go through. Finally she hears the struggle and smashes in. The clothing store clerk is being strong armed by someone in black. Lois wooshes in and throws the person through a wall. Clark follows behind and goes over to the girl she threw into the wall. He pulls off her ski mask and discovers that it’s StarGirl, who has this weird blinking star on her ear.
Back to the caves, Kara and Orion are still looking for the bow, and we get a little history lesson. Of course it had to come to pass that Orion is Darkseid’s son. They finally find the place there the bow is being kept; and there is more of a dark side/light side riddle mumbo jumbo that they have to figure out. He hands Kara one of his bows and they both hit the symbols at the same time with an arrow. (This was kind of a kick ass looking scene.) There is some bright flashy lights, and the door to the crypt slides open. Just as they are about to walk in there is a high pitched whiny noise and Kara says that Jor-el is calling her and she has to go. She is trusting Oliver to get the bow and return it to Clark.
“You have to get the bow and deliver it to Clark, I’m trusting you now.”
Kara goes back to the Fortress, and Jor-el tells her that she has to let Kal-el handle his own destiny. She has been getting in the way, and he wants her to walk away, to form her own path. It looks like we are saying goodbye to Kara.
Tess figures out the flashy earring that Stargirl was wearing was controlling her, which explains the bad things. . They do a scan on the device and see the initials. W.S (I love when it’s Lois that wooshes away, and the look on Tess’s face. Clark has a “oh yeah about that” look.) Oh hey, it’s Toyman! And he has been getting other people to do some dirty work for him, from his prison cell. He and Lois have a little back and forth about Clark and the Blur. And she agrees to put on one of the control devices, just so Toy man will call off the minions that he apparently had going after the Blur. She puts it on and hmmm what do you think his first command is? “Kill the Blur.” Raise your hand if you saw that coming.
So there is the bow, all lit up and looking inviting. Oliver walks up to it, when he gets closer the weird symbols morph and form the words:
“The only true power, comes from within.”
Just as he grabs it, it goes flying away and into Granny’s hands. She grins in that evil old lady way and destroys the bow. Oh man, Oliver is totally screwed. Granny gives him some speech about how he has been working for their side the whole time, and with a simple twist of her hand pushes him to his knees. His head goes back with a howl and the omega flames up on his forehead. Well, it looks like we’ve lost Oliver.
Okay, severely awesome scene with all of the bad guys sitting around a table, getting a briefing by their locked up leader. I like how we get just a little hint of who is sitting there. (Is that Mr. Freeze? Oh dear.) Of course their targets are each of the league. (I hope this means will get to see more of the gang before the show is over)
Lois shows up at Watchtwower, and starts throwing Clark around. Of course it is right before sunset, so she only has a little bit of time to kick his ass before she loses the gift that Jor-el gave her. The fight scene ends in a cool way with Clark catching Lois’s fist as we see the sun disappear through the big stained glass window of Watchtower.
Clark shows up and surprises ToyMan that he is still alive. I love the look on ToyMan’s face when Clark crushes his phone. Clark goes a little bad ass with his “I’ll always be there” speech before zipping away.
Back at the Fortress, Jor-el and Clark have a little heart to heart. He does the whole “My time is now” thing and pulls the crystal out that shuts down his connection to the Fortress. He is flying solo now, and oh wait HE LEFT THE SUIT BEHIND!
Now completely taken over by the dark side Oliver is digging somewhere in the ground, and pulls out a nice chunk of gold Kryptonite. Well we know what his agenda is. Part of me is hoping that Oliver doesn’t get “saved” and made right when the series ends. (What can I say, happy endings give me heartburn)
Lois is still a little overwhelmed from super power trip. She and Clark have a great conversation about destiny, and him having a big heart. As they hug we switch to Kara floating outside, and crying. She puts the Legion ring on her finger and disappears.
“Because you are my greatest weakness. And I am afraid I am going to be yours.”
This line appealed to my girly romantic side, and I was all sniffily and barely even noticed what was going on. I didn’t notice Lois’s hesitation, or the fact that she is really putting on the water works. Clark starts for the door, telling her that everyone is waiting.
“Clark, I’m sorry…”
Wait…what the hell is happening….wait….
Hold the phone.
Is Lois going to…
“I can’t marry you.”
(Please imagine right here an image of your humble narrator, teary eyed with her jaw dropped open. Then imagine her cursing the name of Lois Lane using some very choice words.)