Well, that was an unexpected conclusion, but a damn
good one.

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

Erica Durance as
Lois Lane

Allison Mack as
Chloe Sullivan.

Written by Caroline Dries.

Directed by Glen Winter.

Original Airdate


Cyborg
originally aired on Thursday,
February 16
, 2006.

Synopsis

A young man gets cybernetic implants in some very
familiar places.

High Point

The “milk” bit was edged out by the final name
dropping.

Low Point

That’s a lot of fluid flow for a power cell that
didn’t actually die
out.

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.

The Review

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
main storyline.
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
response
, which
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
a pretty
critical moment. I give it 5 out of 6.

In total,
Cyborg
receives
34
out of 42.