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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 Peter Ellis.
originally aired on Thursday,
January 19, 2006.
A survivor of the Kryptonian attack comes to Lex to
track down the
spacecraft he saw.
There are actual consequences to choices made. Up
until now, things
have reverted to the status quo. Not this week.
Flint should have ended the episode ranting about the
escape from the given situation, and putting things
This didn’t feel that original for the
series, harkening back
in many ways to “Insurgence” from series two. Of
course, that could
well have been the best episode of the entire series,
so you’ve got to
give them credit for taking this long to get back to
that feeling. I
give it 4 out of 6.
The visual effects were pretty good. There should
have been more
disruption during the explosion than we saw, though.
I give it 4 out
The story was well written. Plausible
villainous plot that might have actually worked, and
driven decisions that weren’t unwritten when the
episode was over. I
give it 5 out of 6.
The acting was pretty good, as it usually is
in an episode
with this much of either Luthor. Welling had a lot of
little boy” look, but that’s about all he had to work
with. I give it
4 out of 6.
The emotional response was very good. Lies
which always creates drama. Lex was wounded, which
tension. (The tension wasn’t of the “will he live?”
variety, but of
the “what deathbed confessions will he make to Lana?”
some of the hints and teases in the last few minutes
and really set up next week nicely. I give it 5 out
The production was good, with good editing
and choices of
camera angles. Things came togther quite well. I
give it 5 out of 6.
Overall, this was a good episode, setting up
that might make next week’s 100th episode an even
better one. I give
it 5 out of 6.
out of 42.