The last new episode until December ran last night.
Next week, it’s a rerun of the fourth season plastic
surgery episode “Facade.”
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 Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer.
Directed by Paul Shapiro.
originally aired on Thursday,
November 17, 2005.
Martha Kent is striken with a life-threatening
Professor Milton Fine seems to know quite a bit about.
The vehicular product placement was forced and
awkward. I know
they’re giving one away, but what waitress in a town
can afford a new car of any brand? Jor-El’s absense
in the latter
portion of the episode was also irritating, and they
didn’t have some
business partner getting in the way that time.
Once again, they’re establishing new and
for the season. They clearly have a plan, and they’re
slowly, giving us some great stuff with Fine and the
Luthors. I give
it 5 out of 6.
The effects were nice, with some good combat
fortress. I give it 5 out of 6.
The story was fairly good on its own, and
another big piece
of a full season puzzle. They’ve finally moved to the
storylines, which are definitely the way to go.
Lionel Luthor was
particularly well used this week. I give it 5 out of
The acting had some good work all around,
with the Luthors
once again stealing the show. Welling was convincing
with his mix of
determination and pain in his bedside conversation. I
give it 5 out
The emotional response was strong. We’ve
finally got a nice,
clear Big Bad for the season, and I’m pretty sure
we’re going to see
developing serial stories for the rest of the season.
Add in the fact
that I honestly thought that one of the characters
the episode, and we’re in good shape. I give it 6 out
The production was the usual quality from
this group. I give
it 5 out of 6.
Overall, it’s another solid episode with
implications. I give it 5 out of 6.
out of 42.