You know, it has been a long time since I enjoyed Smallville completely. This episode didnt break that routine, however, it did keep my attention. And that, is why I rated it so high.
It seems like this is going to be an interesting season. They set up quite a few storylines with this episode. I just hope they remember to finish all of them this time. Lois and Clark's dynamic is full circle. She likes him, you could see it when she picked up his desk plaque. And for once, I think she realized that she needs him. That was a good moment for me in this episode. I went into some more detail on my forum post.
Overall, this episode was forgettable. It was nice to see the symbol, though, and his attempting to find out why he cant fly. He finally realizes he needs to use his powers, and use them well. I think this episode showed us that he is, in fact, on his way to Superman. Here's to hoping for a good run this season!