If you missed last night’s midseason premiere of ‘Smallville,’ you’re in luck if you still want to know what happened! Last night’s episode, “Collateral,” contained action, mystery and intrigue as the cast found themselves reunited again. Keep reading if you want to find out what happened and don’t mind a few spoilers in the process.
After having been ambushed at Hawkman’s funeral, Clark, Oliver, Lois and Dinah are held against their will by the VRA. They believe they’re released though they see flashbacks of Chloe holding them against their will and start to distrust her. Meanwhile Chloe determines their location and discovers they haven’t been released at all. They’re in a factory hooked up to a computer mainframe by the VRA so they can figure out how to turn each hero’s powers on and off for their own benefit.
Chloe hacks into the system and, creating an avatar of herself, tries to warn her friends that they’re in a virtual world. They learn that it wasn’t Chloe holding them against their will; what they remember seeing was her trying (unsuccessfully) to disconnect them from the mainframe. After explaining the rules (they can manipulate their surroundings, if they die in the fake world they also die in the real one, and they must trust what Chloe says in order to leave) Oliver and Dinah escape. Unfortunately Clark feels as though he can’t trust Chloe after she disappeared without explanation so he’s more difficult to convince. It takes some intervention by Lois to get him to realize that Chloe is right. They both make their escape together as they fly together through the portal.
Stay tuned for next week’s episode. In “Beacon,” Clark is surprised to see Martha on the news speaking at a pro-vigilante rally. However, surprise quickly turns to horror when he and Lois watch as Martha is injured in an attack on national television. Meanwhile, Lionel reveals himself to the world and reclaims LuthorCorp from Tess and Oliver. Lois and Chloe decide to cheer Clark up by showing him videos from thousands of vigilante supporters professing their support for The Blur. Videos were created and submitted by actual “Smallville” fans.