Sorry about the lateness of this review; yesterday’s
management meeting ran quite late, and I couldn’t
watch it until today.
Kristen Kreuk as
Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor
as Lionel Luthor
O’Toole as Martha Kent
Erica Durance as
Allison Mack as
Written by Alan Septien and Turi Meyer.
Directed by Jeannot Szwarc.
originally aired on Thursday,
February 2, 2006.
Clark meets a viligante who masquerades as a mild
mannered reporter by
Lionel’s complete lack of surprise at a key moment.
Casting a former Miss Universe instead of someone who
was a convincing
This wasn’t original. In fact, the same
something very similar when they cast Sung Hi Li on
Prey a few years ago. It served its purpose for
and Lionel’s return, but that’s all it’s done. I give
it 2 out of 6.
The effects were decent implementations of
effects we’ve seen
before, and some interesting prop work. I give it 5
out of 6.
The story had two components. The remarkably
main storyline was rather weak, partly because anyone
what Clark will grow up into will be well aware of
where it would be
going, while the secondary plotline involving the
Luthors was very
well done. I give it 4 out of 6.
The acting from regular cast members was well
done across the
board. The acting from the most prominent guest star
was pretty darn
poor. I give it 4 out of 6.
The emotional response was weaker than it
should have been.
They were, after all, delivering on their promises to
set up the
future of Clark, but doing so this predictably still
position. I give it 4 out of 6, mainly for the
The production was the usual quality for a
production. I give it 5 out of 6.
Overall, it’s not a bad episode, but it seems
as if the main
purpose was to help Clark mourn as quickly as possible
things up for his future methodology, rather than tell
the story as it
came naturally. I give it 4 out of 6.
out of 42.