Clark and Lois are back again.

Cast

Tom
Welling
as
Clark Kent

Kristen Kreuk as
Lana Lang

Michael
Rosenbaum
as Lex Luthor

John
Glover

as Lionel Luthor

Annette
O’Toole
as Martha Kent

John
Schneider
as Jonathan Kent

Jensen Ackles as
Jason Teague

Written by Brian
Peterson
and Kelly
Sounders
.

Directed by James
Marshall
.

Original Airdate


Gone
originally aired on Wednesday,
September 29, 2004.

Synopsis

Clark and Lois continue to investigate Chloe’s death
before the Luthor
trial.

High Point

She’s never made a very good damsel in distress, has
she?

Low Point

Shades of the T-1000.

The Review

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
villain,
though. It just seemed a bit too much like the
T-1000 from
Terminator 2, especially given his seemingly
final fate. I
give it 4 out of 6.

The effects were pretty good. The shot with
the reflection
was very nice, indeed. I give it 5 out of 6.

The story was good for the most part. The
bathroom scene
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
limited this
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’
conversation with
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,
vivid colours,
and some well framed cinematography. I give it 5 out
of 6.

Overall, it’s a bit of a letdown after last
week, slowing
down considerably quite quickly, and leaving too many
questions
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.

In total,
Gone
receives
32
out of 42.