The Luthors have never failed to entertain.
Tom Welling as
Kristen Kreuk as
Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor
as Lionel Luthor
Sam Jones III as
Allison Mack as
O’Toole as Martha Kent
Schneider as Jonathan Kent
originally aired on Tuesday, February 11, 2003.
Lex finds his half-brother in Edge City.
The billiard ball scene.
The setup in the basketball scene didn’t wash for me.
Also, I hereby rescind my choice of Low Point for Insurgence.
This felt original. Usually the long lost sibling is brought
on as a surprise, so it is nice to see this one come out a few months
after the first hints. As for the content, Lucas added a whole new
dynamic to the show, and kept it feeling fresh. I give it 5 out of 6.
The effects were few, but well done. The bullet thing is old
hat, but the melting part was new, as were some of the basketball
stunts. I give it 4 out of 6, hurt because the bullets still look
like CGI, even after all of this practice.
The story was solid, like a radish, or a potato. The
Luthor-centric stories are always great, and all three were in fine
form. There were no places that really bothered me, or struck me as
terribly implausible, either. I give it 6 out of 6.
The acting was very good. They know how to cast for the
Luthors, that’s for sure. I give it 6 out of 6.
The emotional response was strong again this week. They’ve
got a great dynamic here, and they’re playing with a storyline not
bound by comic book events. They grabbed my attention in the teaser,
and held it easily throughout. I give it 5 out of 6.
The production was excellent. The teaser was shot very well,
given the location constraints. I give it 5 out of 6.
Overall, a great episode. I give it a 6 out of 6.
In total, Prodigal receives 37 out of 42.