What has Smallville come to? Every other episode features someone (meteor freak, alien, clone or robot) who is as strong or stronger than Clark. How many times have we not seen somebody temporarily getting Clark's abilities and immediately use them better than Clark, at least beating him the first time around and escaping? And EVERY episode has either blue or green kryptonite in it! I want to see Clark superspeed around villains and superpunching them, like he can do to fodder-muggers on the streets of Metropolis as the Blur; however EVERY time he really needs his powers (like going to that female-only Orphanage with Tess) there's suddenly green kryptonite there. The worst part is the enemies don't even KNOW Clark's weakness or even that they HAVE meteor rocks in some form around them. They just go "Oh what he fell down on his own? Talk about weak".
All shows get boring if the Hero is too powerful all the time, so all shows (unfortunately) find ways to nerf their Hero after EVERY powerup they get - Heroes ruined not only Peter and Hiro but their entire show, and Stargate...
I really feel Smallville should have been taken a different direction than having green kryptonite in the hands of every villain. In 99% of all cases someone shows up to save Clark cause he is completely incapacitated. I love Clark, I strongly dislike they take away his abilities every time he really needs them.
Only time he actually has his abilities in a fight versus a real episode-villain, the villain has some superhuman power as well, that in many cases should be way weaker, but somehow manages to beat Clark easily the first rounds.
Well... Rant over.
It was a good episode except for the major down-side for me that we have yet another super-powered potential villain here, who is only made up to 50% of Clark's DNA, yet somehow is at least just as strong as Clark, and has at least as good control over the abilities.
I can't wait till he turns darkside on Clark and beats him in the first round.
Hadn't this been Smallville, the show I have loved the 8 years, the rating would have been waaaay lower. 6/10