Clark encounters man’s best friend.


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 James Marshall.

Original Airdate

originally aired on Wednesday,
February 16, 2005.


Lois hits an unusual dog with her car, and brings him
back to the Kent

High Point

The “we brought my car” speech. Nice!

Low Point

Not picking the name! Grr. I’m told there is a
reason, which I’ll
spoiler-guard: In the current
comics, Krypto is
Superman’s dog as an adult, not as a child.
Therefore, DC told the
Smallville producers that Clark can’t have a dog
named Krypto

The Review

This is an original version of a comic book
character. The
original version of this character shared Clark’s
point of origin,
which is why he was abnormal. However, even though
it’s not the comic
book origin, it is the standard Smallville
meteor rock lab
rat origin. I give it 4 out of 6.

The effects weren’t as good as usual this
week. The fire
effects didn’t work when the characters were
travelling through the
flames, and the “solid” wall definitely rippled like
a soft matress.
I give it 3 out of 6.

The story was consistent, but it had a lot
of the overused
devices from the series, from the random meteor rock
exposure of a lab
rat to the random meteor rock exposure of Clark. I
give it 4 out of

The acting from most was what we’d expect.
Erica Durance had
a couple of moments as unconvincing as she had early
in the season.
(She can’t sneeze very well, can she?) I give it 4
out of 6.

The emotional response was strong despite
the above
trappings. This week felt like it was meant to be a
fun episode, not
a typical “save the planet” type of episode. I give
it 5 out of 6.

The production was well done, with few
glitches, if any. I
give it 5 out of 6.

Overall, it’s a decent episode. I’m not
sure it’s really a
sweeps week episode, but it’s well worth watching, if
only to see some
glimmer of the old Lionel. (He may have changed his
intentions, but
not his aptitudes.) I give it 4 out of 6.

In total,
out of 42.