Smallville meets vampires just in time for Halloween.
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 Buffyverse alum Steven S. DeKnight.
Directed by Paul Shapiro.
originally aired on Thursday,
October 27, 2005.
Lana joins a sorority of vampires, while Chloe tries
to get a job from
a rather unpleasant editor-in-chief at the Daily
Bringing the phone conversation to a rapid end.
Amnesia AGAIN?!? Somebody
get that girl a
CAT scan! (I know I always lose my memory after a
Particularly one that helps me heal from a broken
The originality we saw was in the Prof.
Fine / Lex Luthor
relationship. The rest we’ve seen before. I give it
3 out of 6.
The effects were fairly well done. There was
inconsistency in the side effects of Clark’s speed,
blowing papers one minute and nothing the next. I
give it 4 out of
The story with Fine and Luthor went well.
storyline with Chloe at the Daily Planet, and the
scenes with Clark
and Chloe all played out well. Unfortunately, the
rest of the episode
was the prominent vampire plotline, which didn’t work
out quite as
well. I generally try to avoid spoilers in these
reviews, but some
things need to be said here. The complete lack of
fallout from the
murder of “Buffy” was bad enough, but the use of
amnesia once again
was even worse. Lana must be on the verge of
permanent brain damage
here. (Maybe she’s past the verge; she does seem to
four years worth of terrible treatment from Clark,
after all.) That’s
also one pretty spectacular virus. It almost makes me
to go get rabies. The problems and cop-outs are well
quality established by DeKnight in his other work for
this and for
Mutant Enemy. This should have ended differently. I
give it 2 out of
The acting wasn’t bad. The vampire and
regular versions of
Lana were kept distinct for the most part, except for
return from the second last commercial, which was
misleading. I give it 4 out of 6.
The emotional response was quite varied. The
were as rewarding as the main plot was frustrating. I
give it 3 out
The production was well done, in spite of the
I give it 5 out of 6.
Overall, it has its strong points, but the
will just become more exaggerated upon repeated
viewings. I give it 4
out of 6.
out of 42.