We get a glimpse of how Oliver and Lex knew each other before Ollie came to Metropolis this week.

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 Steven S. DeKnight.
Directed by Jeannot Szwarc.

Original

Airdate


Reunion
originally aired on Thursday,
October 26, 2006.

Synopsis

Lex, Oliver, and others from the same prep school are victims of unusual attacks.

High Point

Improving on the boxing glove.

Low Point

Naturally, anyone who may witness something unusual gets knocked unconscious.

The Review

The only original aspect this week was the ambiguous source of blame for Duncan’s accident. In this type of story, we usually know exactly who to blame at all times. I give it 4 out of 6.

The effects were minimal this week. Ollie’s new arrow is the only effect seen that the effects team hasn’t had considerable practice with. Still, they were well done. I give it 5 out of 6.

The story had a few twists, showing some characters in a new light and avoiding the usual expectations for this type of plotline. I give it 5 out of 6.

The acting is pretty good all around. Once again, putting the focus on the Luthors ends up with better work in this respect. I give it 5 out of 6.

The emotional response is weak, with a pretty standard story setup, brief unusual moment, and then a predictable ending. I give it 3 out of 6.

The production is pretty good for a Swzarc directed projected. I give it 5 out of 6.

Overall, it’s not bad, but it doesn’t live up to the episodes that came before it. I give it 4 out of 6.

In total, Reunion
receives
31
out of 42.