Remember: next week’s season finale is an extra long
90 minute broadcast.
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 Kelly Sounders and Brian Peterson.
Directed by James Marshall.
originally aired on Wednesday,
May 11, 2005.
In the second last episode of the season, a boy with
the power to
freeze people tries to create a world where high
school never ends.
Collaboration among the Luthors.
The wink. The mass release is a close second; the
writers have access
to another effective way to thaw when needed.
Once again, the original elements come out in
plotlines. The interaction between the Luthors and
the Teagues is the
most interesting aspect of the script, and does the
most to drive the
overall plotline forward. In this case, we’ve already
had a super
villain with abilities like these. I give it 3 out of
The effects were substandard for this show.
anyone?) I give it 3 out of 6.
The story had some very good results, with
delivery. It was well written this week, managing to
run two major
suspence plotlines while still tying off some loose
ends that need
dealt with before the end of the season. (In fact,
given that this
episode revealed every major character’s plans for
next year, I’m
betting the season finale will be all about action and
plotline with the stones.) I give it 5 out of 6.
The acting is as it usually is. Kreuk’s big
inconsistent with the subtlety of Chloe’s
transportation, but I don’t
know if that the acting, writing, or directing at
fault. Guest star
Steven Grayhm did a decent job. It would have been
nice, however, if
we’d seen a little more transition between the
different aspects of
Jason’s character. I give it 4 out of 6.
The emotional response was strong, in spite
of some of the
weaknesses. We were given a fun ride, that clears
aside to get me very interested in what’s left for the
finale next week. I give it 5 out of 6.
The production was generally good. There was
jarring point for me, though. About half way through
(just after Lana
breaks the drawer) the music used was a standard chase
theme used in
The X-Files. It’s not the first time the
score from that
series has been borrowed (as they are both scored by
Mark Snow), but
when something is just recycled like that, it stands
out for me. The
shows have two completely different tones, and two
different attitudes. They need different music. I
give it 4 out of 6.
Overall, it’s a decent episode, but it
doesn’t feel quite as
good as some of the other “second last of the season”
had. I give it 4 out of 6.
out of 42.