Lionel plays a big part this week, which is always a
Kristen Kreuk as
Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor
as Lionel Luthor
O’Toole as Martha Kent
Schneider as Jonathan Kent
Jensen Ackles as
Allison Mack as
Written by Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer.
Directed by James Marshall.
originally aired on Wednesday,
October 27, 2004.
Lionel and Clark switch bodies. This proves
educational for both
The encounter during the riot.
Lionel’s rapid mastery of Clark’s abilities. How
would he have gotten
the hang of them so much faster than Clark did?
The body swap is hardly an original story,
but this did serve
the ongoing story well, even if some aspects were
reset. I give it 4
out of 6.
The effects were well done in most cases.
We got a flash of
their heads in the first transference, a great
“through the mist”
shot, and even the lack of the effects shot that
usually precedes the
use of sensitive hearing, using instead a more
efficient close up. My
only complaint is that the leverage was obviously off
the tractor. I give it 5 out of 6.
The story was well written. After an uneven
opening to the
season, we’re getting some quality stuff. I’m not
entirely happy with
Lionel’s final on screen conversation, but otherwise,
good for an overall plotline for the season. I give
it 5 out of 6.
The acting was very well done. It seems Tom
Welling can act
when he isn’t playing Clark Kent. John Glover is
always excellent. I
give it 5 out of 6.
The emotional response was very strong. I
compelled to watch, and can’t wait to come back next
week to see the
fallout. I give it 5 out of 6.
The production was the usual quality work.
A little more
variety in the lighting would have been nice, but I’m
with it. I give it 5 out of 6.
Overall, it’s a good episode, that’s a nice
followup to an
appearance by the Flash, and a lead in to an
appearance by another DC
character. I give it 5 out of 6.
out of 42.