Clark encounters man’s best friend.
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 Luke Schelhaas.
Directed by James Marshall.
originally aired on Wednesday,
February 16, 2005.
Lois hits an unusual dog with her car, and brings him
back to the Kent
The “we brought my car” speech. Nice!
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
This is an original version of a comic book
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
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
not his aptitudes.) I give it 4 out of 6.
out of 42.