Smallville: The Complete Sixth Season (DVD)
Clark Kent and Lex Luthor. They tried to be friends. But their chosen paths set them on a collision course. The rivalry explodes into the fierce good-versus-evil battle fans have long expected in Season Six of the spectacular series that reinterprets the characters and events of Superman mythology from its very roots. Adding to the supercharged rivalry: Lana Lang becomes Mrs. Luthor. And the secret behind the reason she says yes will leave Clark reeling. But that's not all that's ready to rock Clark's world. Oliver Queen â€“ aka The Green Arrow (recurring star Justin Hartley) â€“ forms a League of Super Heroes to take down LuthorCorp. Will Clark sign on? Then, there are all those pesky Phantom Zone escapees menacing Earth. Can Clark stop them? And LuthorCorp expands its dark genetic experiments with the "meteor freaks." Will an awesome kryptonite-powered army be the result? The answers â€“ and the excitement â€“ are all here in twenty-two out-of-this world episodes!
]]> Picking up where its fifth season left off, Smallville
's sixth season begins with Metropolis in ruins, Clark (Tom Welling) trapped in the Phantom Zone, and General Zod inhabiting the body of Lex (Michael Rosenbaum). Even when that situation, dubbed "Black Thursday," is over, Clark still has to capture the criminals who escaped from the Phantom Zone. Meanwhile, having driven away Lana (Kristin Kreuk), she finds comfort in the home and arms of Lex, driving further anxiety into that romantic triangle that has expanded to include Chloe (Allison Mack, still with a smile that lights up the orb on top of the Daily Planet) and her new beau, photographer Jimmy Olsen (Aaron Ashmore). And Lois (Erica Durance)? We see hints of her inevitable future in her becoming a reporter for the tabloid rag The Inquisitor
("The thrill of discovery, the clack of the keys, the scent of fresh inkâ€¦ I think I've finally found my calling!") and flashing some sparks with Clark especially in a Valentine's Day episode called "Crimson."
She also finds a new boyfriend in Oliver Queen (Justin Hartley), a tycoon who moves from Star City to Metropolis and revives a boarding-school rivalry with Lex. But Queen is also a superhero, the Green Arrow, and he's out to thwart Lex's project called 33.1, which runs tests on meteor-powered humans. And in an awesome episode called "Justice," the Green Arrow gathers his team--Bart Allen (Kyle Gallner), a.k.a. Impulse (a change after he was first called the Flash); Arthur "AC" Curry (Alan Ritchson), a.k.a. Aquaman; and Victor Stone (Lee Thompson Young), a.k.a. Cyborg (who had all appeared in the series before)--with Clark to shut down Lex. Yet another hero from the comic books--an interplanetary detective (Phil Morris)--helps Clark fight rogue Kryptonians. It all ends in a slam-bang finale with a number of surprises. Even though the Lana drama went on too long, Green Arrow and some choice episodes stuff made this one of Smallville's best seasons. Guest stars include Tori Spelling as a nosy gossip reporter and Lynda "Wonder Woman" Carter as Chloe's mom. --David Horiuchi