Another prominent Justice League member makes an
appearance on the series.

Cast and Crew

Tom Welling as Clark Kent
Allison Mack as Chloe Sullivan
Annette O’Toole as Martha Kent
Kristen Kreuk as Lana Lang
Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor
Guest starring Phil Morris as the Martian
Manhunter

Written by Al Septein and Turi Meyer
Directed by Whitney Ransick

High Point

The reaction to the lighter.

Low Point

They did the same basic thing much better on
Buffy.

The Scores

As mentioned above, the originality was
found lacking due to similarities to a recent show
that did this concept in a much better way. I give
it 3 out of 6.

The effects were minimal this week, given
the nature of the episode. (I can’t help but suspect
this was by design, given what last week’s episode
would have cost.) They were nicely done, though. I
give it 4 out of 6.

The acting was well done, though I would
have liked to see more of Phil Morris. (I suspect we
will before the season is over, though.) I give it 5
out of 6.

The story was well plotted. If I hadn’t
seen the Buffy episode, I’d have been much happier
with it, but that’s just too high a standard to meet
this soon after the fact. I give it 4 out of 6.

The production was well done, with some very
redressed sets and remarkably different lighting. I
give it 5 out of 6.

The emotional response could have been
stronger, though it was nice to meet the latest
future JLA member step out of the Oreo-filled
shadows. I give it 4 out of 6.

Overall, it’s a decent episode, but it could
have been a little more unique. Too many viewers of
this show will have watched Buffy as well. I give it
4 out of 6.

In total, Labyrinth receives 29 out of 42.