The fourth season just keeps coming.


Clark Kent

Kristen Kreuk as
Lana Lang

as Lex Luthor


as Lionel Luthor

as Martha Kent

as Jonathan Kent

Jensen Ackles as
Jason Teague

Allison Mack as
Chloe Sullivan.

Written by Luke Schelhaas.

Directed by Terence O’Hara.

Original Airdate

originally aired on Wednesday,
November 17, 2004.


Lex wakes up next to a dead woman, Lionel has had a
change of heart,
and Jason’s mother is in town.

High Point

Jason’s meeting with his mother. Suddenly, the move
from Europe may
have made a lot more sense.

Low Point

Even the lawyer’s on the list? Isn’t that something
she could be
disbarred for? And she was worried about a conflict
of interest.

The Review

When I saw the opening, I was thinking of
“Avatar” (from the third
season of The X-Files) and was prepared for
an unoriginal
story. Thankfully, there was a significant departure
from the other
story after the opening credits. We’re into new
ground for all of the
characters, save Clark. I give it 5 out of 6.

The effects were those we’ve seen before
executed well, and
some pretty cool fire effects. I give it 6 out of 6.

The story was fairly well written. There
seems to be a lot
of paranoia on Lex’ part, but that may not be out of
place. I give it
5 out of 6.

The acting from Tom Welling was typical.
John Glover’s was
typical for him, which is a very good thing. The
guest star playing
Shannon Bell wasn’t too thrilling, though. I give it
4 out of 6.

The emotional response was good. The
mystery itself wasn’t
as engaging as it could have been. (When the list of
suspects is
treated as a list we never see, it’s hard to solve
things yourself.)
The story about Jason is actually somewhat
interesting. I give it 5
out of 6.

The production was good, with lighting,
editing, and camera
angles that show you the clues that need to be
revealed at each point
in time. I give it 5 out of 6.

Overall, it’s a good episode, that is paving
the way for more
developments to come. I give it 5 out of 6.

In total, Bound receives 35 out of 42.