With only three episodes left in the season, any
resolution of the witchcraft/stones angle is going to
need to happen quickly.
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 Brian Peterson and Kelly Sounders.
Directed by Jeannot Szwarc.
originally aired on Wednesday,
April 27, 2005.
An individual who can wipe out the last few minutes of
memory comes to Smallville and zaps Clark.
The “premature combustion” line was amusing. There
are two other
spoilery high points: No big reset
Chloe, and for once, Clark is extra-vulnerable instead
of immune to a
kryptonite inspired power.
Lois was the only eye witness to the catalyst event?
The episode had some original developments in
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
The story was well written, with some
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
The production was the usual job well done.
I give it 5 out
Overall, it was another good episode, and
hopefully just a
glimpse of things to come. I give it 5 out of 6.
out of 42.