Next week’s episodes: the season three finale and
season four premier.
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 Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson.
Directed by David Carson.
originally aired on Wednesday,
December 1, 2004.
A LuthorCorp leak causes everyone to live their worst
The differences in nightmares. Most people had very
nightmares, although one had a rather global fright
that echoed the
first season. It’s a very nice touch that tells a
lot about that
character. Chloe’s last speech was a close second.
Heating the samples. That was a colossal risk.
The major plot elements are far from
original, but they did
make effective use of them to drive some character
arcs forward. I
give it 4 out of 6.
The effects were plentiful, and very well
done. I give it 5
out of 6.
The main weakness of the story was in the
bad choices Clark
made, but since they were clearly labelled as such on
screen, it’s not
a major failing. I give it 5 out of 6.
The acting from Tom Welling was typical, and
Kristen Kreuk was less convincing than most of this
particularly during the nightmare. The work from
Glover, Mack, and
Rosenbaum is as good as ever. I give it 4 out of 6.
The emotional response was derived from the
characters more than this week’s threat. (Really,
did anyone not
predict Clark’s bad choice the first time we saw the
device? I even
suspected that the trailers were revealing a major
moment until the
teaser demonstrated the “false reality” nature that
otherwise.) The final scenes for Lionel and Chloe
impressive. I give it 5 out of 6.
The production was the usual from Carson and
productions. These guys are on the ball. The music
during the teaser
was perfect, too. I give it 5 out of 6.
Overall, it was a good episode, and a solid
point to finish
before the reruns start this season. I give it 5 out
out of 42.