With only three episodes left in the season, any
resolution of the witchcraft/stones angle is going to
need to happen quickly.

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.

Written by Brian Peterson and Kelly Sounders.

Directed by Jeannot Szwarc.

Original Airdate


Blank
originally aired on Wednesday,
April 27, 2005.

Synopsis

An individual who can wipe out the last few minutes of
a person’s
memory comes to Smallville and zaps Clark.

High Point

The “premature combustion” line was amusing. There
are two other
spoilery high points: No big reset
button for
Chloe, and for once, Clark is extra-vulnerable instead
of immune to a
kryptonite inspired power.

Low Point

Lois was the only eye witness to the catalyst event?

The Review

The episode had some original developments in
the
relationship between Lex and Clark, the relationship
between Chloe and
Clark, and the obscured portions of the high point
above, but many
other elements were definitely recycled. I give it 4
out of 6.

The effects were mostly good. The sound
effects for a
bending crowbar were off (as creaking comes with
cracking), and the
columns didn’t seem to have nearly enough inertia. I
give it 4 out of
6.

The story was well written, with some
interesting
developments, amusing moments, and no big Chloe
reset!
I give it 5 out of 6.

The acting was good all around. Once again,
if you remove
the character’s insecurity, Tom Welling can do the job
right. I give
it 5 out of 6.

The emotional response was also strong, with
some great lines
and scenes, and a very nice ending. I give it 5 out
of 6.

The production was the usual job well done.
I give it 5 out
of 6.

Overall, it was another good episode, and
hopefully just a
glimpse of things to come. I give it 5 out of 6.

In total,
Blank
receives
33
out of 42.