Lex gets his turn to take a glimpse at Christmas
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 Erica Durance.
Directed by Rick Rosenthal.
originally aired on Thursday,
December 8, 2005.
Lex is mugged, and gets to live a day in a possible
future. Clark and
Chloe deliver Christmas gifts to the needy.
When the Luthors interact, the episode is hard to
beat. In this case,
the final conversation with them is great.
The “it’s the real one” twist that gets used so, so
This was original in the context of “new for
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
The story was fairly well formed. It was
starting out down a
very familiar path, but took at sharp left turn at a
moment. Some moments were still overly sappy and
pretty typical of
seasonal special episodes, but the final moments were
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
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
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
out of 42.