Green Arrow Bandit, they call him.
Poor Oliver Queen – he’s just trying to be the “good guy” in a bad place – literally stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. That’s not quite what Lois Lane thinks, though. This episode began with more reasons to believe that Smallville has the best wardrobe department in the history of television! As the cast attends a Luther fundraiser for Metropolis, the Green Arrow manages to swoop in and steal a necklace that Lionel gave to Martha.
First point – if Jonathon was still around, he wouldn’t have any of that shit.
But, after we watch this episode, the Arrow lets us know that the items he is stealing (including the necklace from Martha’s neck) have all be stolen from other countries and their rare collections. I won’t spoil the episode in terms of how this revelation comes about, but the story is mildly well-written, so be sure to catch a replay if you can.
This episode impacted the larger story in that Lex and Lionel test Lana’s loyalty to the Luther clan (sounds like a bad tongue twister). In addition, the Green Arrow finds out about Clark’s super powers and Clark finds out that the Green Arrow is actually Oliver Queen. That part of the episode is worth watching again – if just to see the veiled references to the future Justice League of America that these two help found.
All in all, a good episode – not the best one, but much better than some of the ones that we’ve had to suffer through over the last few years!