Tonight we’ve had two big returns: Lionel Luthor, and Warrior Angel.

Cast

Tom Welling as Clark Kent
Kristen Kreuk as Lana Lang
Allison Mack as Chloe Sullivan
Erica Durance as Lois Lane
Aaron Ashmore as Jimmy Olson
Laura Vandervoort as Kara
Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor
John Glover as Lionel Luthor

Written by Caroline Dries.
Directed by Mairzee Almas.

Original Airdate

Action originally aired on Thursday, October 25, 2007.

Synopsis

In the main storyline, the live action “Warrior Angel” movie is filmed at the Kent farm, and someone is trying to kill the female lead. In the backup storyline, Lionel Luthor wakes up in a very “Misery”-esque situation.

High Point

Getting out of the bear trap. Dang, but that scene was effective.

Low Point

The part near the end where the dialogue was written “okay” instead of “that’s why I’m leaving and never coming back.”

The Review

Although the plot lines themselves aren’t original, there hasn’t been an episode with a plotline this creepy in the history of the show for years, if ever. I give it 4 out of 6.

The effects were very well done, particularly when removing the bear trap. I give it 6 out of 6.

The main story was a little predictable, but it’s an important piece of the complete Superman puzzle. I can’t wait to see where Clark is at the end of the series. The secondary storyline was far more interesting, both in implications and execution. (They’ve done well with the implications this season, but the execution was often lacking.) I give it 5 out of 6.

The acting was well done by the guest stars as well as the regular cast. I give it 5 out of 6.

For the first time this season, the emotional response was really great, primarily due to the second storyline. I give it 5 out of 6.

The production on this show is rarely poor. They can shoot, light, and edit as they need to. I give it 5 out of 6.

Overall, it’s the strongest episode to date in the season. I give it 5 out of 6.

In total, Action receives a respectable 35 out of 42.