Lucy, you got some ‘splaining to do.

Cast

Tom
Welling
as
Clark Kent

Kristen Kreuk as
Lana Lang

Michael
Rosenbaum
as Lex Luthor

John
Glover

as Lionel Luthor

Annette
O’Toole
as Martha Kent

John
Schneider
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


Lucy
originally aired on Wednesday,
March 2, 2005.

Synopsis

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
Superman.

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,
Lucy
receives
32
out of 42.

Additional Notes and Comments

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