I’m slowly rebuilding from last week’s data loss, so I have time to do another review this week.

Cast and Crew Information

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

Guest starring Dean Cain as Curtis Knight and Phil Morris as John Jones.

Written by Al Septien and Turi Meyer
Directed by Rick Rosenthal

Original Airdate

Cure originally aired on Thursday, October 18, 2007.

Premise

Chloe learns of a doctor who may be able to cure her of her meteor powers, without knowing that the doctor has his own agenda.

The Scores

This was a somewhat original episode. Lex continues to move in his new direction this season, and a potential new direction is introduced for John Jones. Major events happen in every romantic coupling, and new options are laid out for the duration of the season. I give it 4 out of 6.

The effects, as always, were great. These often seem to have better planning and delivery than the writing, and rarely let the viewer down. I give it 5 out of 6.

The story depended on some lucky timing and a few coincidences, but it likely serves an important part in the long term plans for the season. I give it 4 out of 6.

The acting varies a lot with the individual. Dean Cain has never been terribly impressive, and Vandervoort is inconsistent. Mack and Ashmore both turn in great work, particularly in the last scene they share together. I give it 4 out of 6.

The emotional response was weak during the entirely too predictable main plot line, but effective in the smaller threads that should eventually pull together to tighten up the season as a whole. I give it 4 out of 6.

The production was well done, as usual. Rosenthal and company know the mechanics of putting a good episode together, even if some of the individual moments could be improved. I give it 5 out of 6.

Overall, it’s a worthwhile episode, but not a great one. I give it 4 out of 6.

In total, Cure receives 30 out of 42.