While I don't think this will go down as one of the best premiers, I found it enjoyable. With all the casting changes, TPTB had a lot of ground to cover in this episode and I feel they did a great job.
I loved Clark in this. He's always been heroic, but he wasn't mopey in this episode and it really made a different. He seemed so much more mature. I may think the way they got him into the Daily Planet and on the proactive track to be a tad contrived, but at this point I really don't care. I signed up for this show for Clark and his journey. I feel like it's been ons standby for the past two seasons.
I enjoyed Oliver more than I thought I would. Oliver and Clark had some great scenes. Man, I missed Clark having interactions with male characters. At the beginning of the series, we had Lex, Pete, and Jonathan. That sort of was cut severely in the later seasons. This was nice.
Allison Mack continues to show why she's an awesome actress with all the dialogue she had to deliver and make it convincing. I loved where they took Chloe in this episode and I'm excited to see what happens.
I miss Lex :(
Tess was okay. I think she could be a decent villian.
I feel bad that I didn't miss Lana at all. I don't hate her character, but I just didn't miss her.
Martian Manhunter FTW!
Lois was awesome. Classic Lois Lane in this episode between going undercover in the Luthor mansion (and grabbing the flashdrive) and then risking her life going after Chloe. She went undercover twice in one episode. Hee.
The Lois and Clark scene at the end made me squee. If we get more of that this season (on top of Clark awesomeness that is), I will be one happy fangirl.
*hugs show* I love having a show that is just fun and I don't have to stress about :)