For once, we get to see the solutions used by a
Kristen Kreuk as
Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor
as Lionel Luthor
O’Toole as Martha Kent
Schneider as Jonathan Kent
Erica Durance as
Allison Mack as
Written by Steven S. DeKnight.
Directed by Terence O’Hara.
originally aired on Thursday,
October 7, 2005.
Clark, now without any superpowers, faces off against
supervillains who escaped from Belle Reeve.
“Another day in Smallville.” The sherrif came across
as being quite
adept at her job, given the situations this week.
The schmoopy portion after the opening credits lasted
The originality is good within the context of
We’ve got new approaches to problems without Clark’s
powers, and a new
level of respect is being granted to him from those
around him. It’s
nice to see him out thinking an opponent instead of
overpowering them. I
give it 5 out of 6.
The effects were effective and clear. They
were very nicely
done this week. I give it 6 out of 6.
The story definitely maintained the momentum
from last week.
The slow start was surpassed by the progression of the
story as the
villains showed up, and Clark’s full support team came
into play. I
give it 5 out of 6.
The acting came together very nicely. The
acting more mature in every respect save Lana’s
willingness to be with
Clark after everything he’s done over the last four
maturity is a better fit to the abilities of the
actors, who are now
quite comfortable in the roles that they are working
with. I give it
5 out of 6.
The emotional response had some very
culminating in a unique type of solution: thinking.
We learned new
things about Chloe, got to see Chloe’s reaction when
she learned about
Pete, and had that ominous combination of song lyrics
and final shot.
In spite of the schmoopy opening, this episode came
well. I give it 6 out of 6.
The production had that redressed lab set yet
again, which is
starting to get a bit tired. The technical aspects
and the rest of
the episode were well done, and they probably don’t
have much choice
for where they shoot the lab scenes, but they could at
least write the
season to return to the same lab over and over so it
doesn’t feel like
they’re trying to trick us. I give it 4 out of 6.
Overall, this is another good episode to give
a solid opening
to the season. I give it 5 out of 6.
out of 42.