Oh, Joe does get into some sticky situations doesn't he?
Anyway, Smallville is a bit different so far this season. So far, Clark has flown once (as Kal El), Chloe was found in hiding (which is great because I love Allison Mack), Lionel Luthor was stabbed in jail and imprisoned for life, Lex has to get blood transfusions, Pete is gone, Lois is in (for half a season anyway, and the play between her and Clark is awesome), Lana has a tattoo and her annoying boyfriend joined the cast. So far, it's good. And Michael Ironside as General Sam Lane? Just awesome! Love that guy!