The latest episode of Smallville, "Shield," maintained the rapid pace of the season premiere by introducing a slew of "Smallvillized" DC characters like Deadshot and Cat Grant. Also, Clark ditches the trenchcoat for a snazzy new jacket.
Last week I noted that the Smallville premiere displayed quicker plotting than last season, and that the show was better off for it. Indeed, this is the case in the second episode of the Season 10, "Shield." The grand revelations of last episode, such as Lex's secret labs, Tess' cloned ward, and Darkseid's shadowy debut are shuttled aside to make room for the TV incarnations of familiar DC characters. This episode alone boasts the first appearances of Deadshot (he's not Stuart Campbell of Checkmate), Hawkgirl (who appears as a hallucination and not just a helmet), and Glorious Godfrey (who cameos as an anti-vigilante radio host).