Smallville Review – “Lucy”

Lucy, you got some ‘splaining to do.


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.

Teleplay by Neil Sadhu & Daniel Sulzberg, based
on a Neil Sadhu story.

Directed by David Barrett.

Original Airdate

originally aired on Wednesday,
March 2, 2005.


Lucy comes to town, and brings some interesting
secrets with her.

High Point

The single bound was cool, even if there weren’t any
tall buildings.

Low Point

Chloe is turning into Pete; used rarely, but used
well. She could use
some more screen time, given recent developments.

The Review

This wasn’t that original in terms of plot,
but you have to
give them credit for setting up the comparisons and
parallels between
the families. I give it 4 out of 6.

The effects this week were some of those
we’ve seen before,
and one very nice new one. I give it 5 out of 6.

The story, predictable as it was, still
managed to hold
together well. It also allowed for some great
character moments near
the end. I give it 4 out of 6.

The acting this week wasn’t too bad. Peyton
List was an
appropriate choice for Lucy Lane, and played off of
Erica Durance
well. Welling can still be stiff at times, but his
heroic behaviour
is shaping up nicely. I give it 4 out of 6.

The emotional response wasn’t particularly
strong until the
rescue. That was a great scene, particularly when
they kept some
effect shots quite rapid, so it wasn’t obvious what
was going on. It
played out with the effects, but not for the effects.
I give it 5 out
of 6, primarily for that great scene. Clark’s
behaviour from start to
finish is exactly what I’d expect from a developing

The production was, again, well done. The
Rockies are close
enough to Vancouver to double nicely for the Swiss
Alps, and the
opening sequence managed to grab attention well with
some difficult
shooting. I give it 5 out of 6.

Overall, this wasn’t spectacular, but it was
a good episode.
I give it 5 out of 6.

In total,
out of 42.

Additional Notes and Comments

Next week we’re back into reruns with a repeat of

2 replies on “Smallville Review – “Lucy””

  1. Getting shot
    I assume the quick but good effects shot mentioned in the review is when Clark is shot while on top of the truck. I noticed that too. I appreciated that they didn’t feel the need to put it in slow motion to make sure we saw the bullets hit and bounce off him.

    I also agree that Tom is playing Clark very well in these heroic moments (like the grown up Clark would). He seems to be more comfortable with those scenes acting wise than with the teenage angst. He is, what, almost 30 in real life?

    And is it just me, or did Lionel’s hair grow REALLY fast. :) I liked the short, almost buzz, cut. Not this mane he’s got going now. But even so, him and Michael are indeed two of the greatest actors on that show.

Comments are closed.