Last week on Smallville, Clark finally received General Lane’s approval. Although, I doubt the General knew exactly what would result from him signing off on the long-awaited relationship between Lois and the soon-to-be man of steel. Fortunately, that special surprise won’t be happening for a couple episodes.
With the Lane-related family matters put to rest, Clark can now focus on the next superhero threat, the Vigilante Registration Act. With the government now wanting all superheroes to register themselves, Green Arrow puts himself up as the proverbial genuine pig for this political experiment.
Unfortunately, an experiment turns out to be exactly what it is. With the introduction of the DC character Colonel Slade, Oliver Queen is going to need help in order to get himself out of this predicament.
With Aquaman returning to Smallville, Clark teams up with the illusive water-based hero to rescue their team member for the clutches of a government experimentation. Although, with Aquaman returning with wife in tow, Lois begins to reflect on what her position may be in Clark’s life.
In an effort to protect the rest of the team, Oliver (Justin Hartley) decides to register for the Vigilante Registration Act to see what the government plans to do with the new law. As he suspected, it was a trap to lure superheroes to an undisclosed location where he is confined to a jail and subjected to a battery of brutal tests under the supervision of Col. Slade (guest star Michael Hogan, “Battlestar Galactica”). Aquaman (guest star Alan Ritchson) and his new wife Mera (guest star Elena Satine) team up with Clark to free Oliver. Lois is frustrated when Clark continues to push aside her offers to help the team and sets out to prove she can play with the big boys.
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Smallville airs Fridays @8pm, on The CW
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