Well, that was an unexpected conclusion, but a damn
Kristen Kreuk as
Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor
as Lionel Luthor
O’Toole as Martha Kent
Erica Durance as
Allison Mack as
Written by Caroline Dries.
Directed by Glen Winter.
originally aired on Thursday,
A young man gets cybernetic implants in some very
The “milk” bit was edged out by the final name
That’s a lot of fluid flow for a power cell that
didn’t actually die
Also, I remember what it was like to pay tuition. I
have no idea how
Lana pays for college and the premiums for
what her car
insurance must be.
It’s hard to feel original when you’re
bringing in the fourth
future JLA member, who once again nicely parallels a
part of Clark’s
life. Still, the Luthor related aspects were putting
this show in new
territory, so I can’t be too hard on them. I give it
4 out of 6.
The effects were nice. We’d seen most
before, but the
placement of the cybernetic portions was excellent,
and the rooftop
jump was very nicely done. I give it 5 out of 6.
The story was, as is typical of the season,
strong in its
B-plot, a little obvious in its main plot, and most
effective in the
closing fifth act that follows the conclusion of the
The effects people exaggerated the fluid flow somewhat
I think, but
otherwise, it was very well assembled. I give it 5
out of 6.
The acting from the guest cast was quite
good, and the
regular cast always looks great with this much screen
time for the
Luthor family. I give it 5 out of 6.
Most of the episode had a lukewarm emotional
probably would have earned it a four, but then those
last few seconds
hit, and sold me on the rest of the season. I’ve got
to see how this
plays out. I give it 5 out of 6.
The production was well done. My only
complaint was the lack
of transition from the white room to the next area
during the original
escape. I give it 5 out of 6.
Overall, it’s a decent episode, which ends at
critical moment. I give it 5 out of 6.
out of 42.