Lex gets his turn to take a glimpse at Christmas
future.

Cast

Tom
Welling
as
Clark Kent

Kristen Kreuk as
Lana Lang

Michael
Rosenbaum
as Lex Luthor

John
Glover

as Lionel Luthor

Annette
O’Toole
as Martha Kent

John
Schneider
as Jonathan Kent

Erica Durance as
Lois Lane

Allison Mack as
Chloe Sullivan.

Written by Erica Durance.

Directed by Rick Rosenthal.

Original Airdate


Lexmas
originally aired on Thursday,
December 8, 2005.

Synopsis

Lex is mugged, and gets to live a day in a possible
future. Clark and
Chloe deliver Christmas gifts to the needy.

High Point

When the Luthors interact, the episode is hard to
beat. In this case,
the final conversation with them is great.

Low Point

The “it’s the real one” twist that gets used so, so
much.

The Review

This was original in the context of “new for
this series.”
The early portion was quite unoriginal when compared
to The Family
Man
, or a number of other series. However, the
ending they did
is definitely unusual for this type of story. I give
it 4 out of 6.

The effects were minimal, with a nice homage
to the first
film. Still, they were well done. I give it 5 out of
6.

The story was fairly well formed. It was
starting out down a
very familiar path, but took at sharp left turn at a
well chosen
moment. Some moments were still overly sappy and
pretty typical of
seasonal special episodes, but the final moments were
different enough
to keep things interesting. I give it 4 out of 6.

The acting from Michael Rosenbaum was great,
and carried the
episode along easily. The whole cast did a good job,
but they were
secondary characters in this story. I give it 6 out
of 6.

The emotional response for the first 45
minutes was pretty
low. I felt sure I knew where this was going. In
that respect, the
final act was a pleasant surprise. I give it 5 out of
6.

The production was done to the usual
standards. The dream
sequence was lit more brightly that it really needed
to be, but that
did help seperate the dream from the reality at a
glance. I give it 5
out of 6.

Overall, it’s pretty good for a seasonal
episode (which are
usually pretty sappy and forced.) I give it 4 out of
6.

In total,
Lexmas
receives
33
out of 42.