Sorry I couldn’t get this up earlier; it was a crazy day at work.

Cast and Crew

Tom Welling as Clark Kent
Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor
Kristen Kreuk as Lana Lang
Allison Mack as Chloe Sullivan
Aaron Ashmore as Jimmy Olsen

Written by Tracy A. Bellomo.
Directed by Michael Rohl.

Original Airdate

Trespass originally aired on Thursday, February 8, 2007.

Premise

Lana’s got her first stalker since high school, but he’s a whole heck of a lot creepier this time.

High Point

A villain with no connection to kryptonite!

Low Point

All this paparazzi concern, and he speeds away when Jimmy turns around? Given how upset Jimmy has been with Clark lately, that’s not a good move, which is why it seems even worse than the latest longing moment shared by Clark and Lana.

The Scores

Yes, Lana has had stalkers before, but the complete shift in tone keeps an original feel to the episode. We haven’t had a really good villain for a while. I give it 5 out of 6.

The effects were few due to the nature of the story, but they were well done. I give it 6 out of 6.

The story was nicely done, with some good suspense. It also effectively integrated the long term arc with the individual episode’s plot. Bellomo’s first episode was good, but not this good. With a learning curve like this, I hope she sticks around for a while. If it weren’t for the standard vices mentioned in the low point, I’d have no complaints at all. I give it 5 out of 6.

The acting was strong all around, including the villain. I give it 5 out of 6.

The production was great. There was an excellent mood and tone set for the episode by the end of the teaser. The entire episode set up a nice counterpoint to the typical February mush, with a great new score by Mark Snow, particularly when Lana was alone in Chloe’s apartment. I give it 6 out of 6.

The emotional response was very good. This is possibly the creepiest episode of the series. I give it 6 out of 6.

Overall, it’s a very solid entry to the season, and a rare level of quality for a mid-season episode. I give it 5 out of 6.

In total, Trespass receives 38 out of 42.