Because the show's going on holiday hiatus until January 28, Friday's Smallville — "Icarus" — pulled out all of the stops by cramming a half-dozen Very Important Events into 60 minutes. It wasn't exactly cogent storytelling, but it wasn't boring.
Friday's Smallville — "Patriot" — was a heaping platter of hammy political metaphors, illegally tortured beefcake, and Atlantean cheesecake. Also, Michael Hogan dons the eyepatch again as General Slade Wilson, and Aquaman blew up
an oil rig a superhuman prison.
Why does Anders stay with Starbuck, when she treats him like crap? How will Col. Tigh deal with learning he's a totally different person than he thought he was? What's up with Tory's sexuality? Michael Trucco (Anders), Rekha Sharma (Tory), and Michael Hogan (Tigh) answered these, and several other questions yesterday…