Clark and Lois are back again.
Kristen Kreuk as
Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor
as Lionel Luthor
O’Toole as Martha Kent
Schneider as Jonathan Kent
Jensen Ackles as
originally aired on Wednesday,
September 29, 2004.
Clark and Lois continue to investigate Chloe’s death
before the Luthor
She’s never made a very good damsel in distress, has
Shades of the T-1000.
The new characters help keep an original
feel to the episode
by adding new dynamics. It’ll be interesting to see
how they all work
together next week. It does lose some credit for the
though. It just seemed a bit too much like the
Terminator 2, especially given his seemingly
final fate. I
give it 4 out of 6.
The effects were pretty good. The shot with
was very nice, indeed. I give it 5 out of 6.
The story was good for the most part. The
felt a bit forced, but it was still amusing. I give
it 5 out of 6.
The acting from Tom Welling and Kristen
Kreuk are pretty much
back to their normal standards. Durance was more
convincing this time
around, though. Michael Ironside’s appearances were
week, but I like what he’s done so far. I give it 4
out of 6.
The emotional response was pretty good. I
like the idea that
Lionel’s actions this week were a result of Lois’
him last week. I like the way Lois is being written
all around. I
like that our damsel is still self reliant when in a
tight spot, but
still willing to accept help when it’s needed. I
give it 5 out of 6.
The production was what we usually see from
Smallville. Good editing, natural lighting,
and some well framed cinematography. I give it 5 out
Overall, it’s a bit of a letdown after last
down considerably quite quickly, and leaving too many
unpursued. A conversation mentioning that other
things need to be
explored, but that the investigation into Chloe comes
first would have
satisfied me. There was also some lucky timing, and
a few moments in
which Clark got quite sloppy with his secret. I give
it 4 out of 6.
out of 42.