Clark finally starts his job at the Planet with Lois as his clearly unwanted mentor. The introduction of Plastique, who can create great balls of fire was a good choice, creating an opportunity to introduce the new villians to the main characters, and us. After the first few minutes of this ep, I had a million questions, like why is she on the bus? 'Going Green' isnt a plausible answer, and 'Why the hell doesn't Clark just ask his boss what happened?' It was a little set up in the respect that all of the characters seemed to coincidently meet up eith one another, but once you got over that, it was solid viewing.
Also, while 'the new Doom' may not live up to everyone's expectations and gave a bit of a surprise at the end, hopefully he'll turn into a full-on threat, and quick.
The writing is still a little scratchy, but it's prepping for a great season!