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2006, TV Show

Smallville Episode: "Fallout"

Season 6, Episode 6
Episode Synopsis: Clark and Raya (Pascale Hutton) face another escapee from the Phantom Zone, Baern (Bow Wow), who knows the secret of the Kryptonian Black Box and will be unstoppable if he accesses its power.
Original Air Date: Nov 2, 2006
Guest Cast Pascale Hutton: Raya Bow Wow: Baern
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Season 6, Episode 6
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Length: 40:28
Aired: 11/2/2006
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November 2, 2006: Fallout Season 6, Episode 6

"For the first time I'm ready to stop running from who I really am, from my destiny." "You're training with Jor-El. You want to go." "But I can't. Not yet. Not until every prisoner that I released from the Phantom Zone is returned... or destroyed." That was the way "Fallout" ended, with Clark finally (finally!) accepting his destiny. What a great moment in a really good episode - I enjoyed Tom Welling's performance. We got a brief hiatus from Lois and Ollie and were able to bask in all the Clarkness. I love it when the future Superman finds someone with whom he can just be free and be himself for a change. It's happened with Chloe, which is probably why I started liking her so much. And this time, it happened with Raya, Jor-El's assistant from this season's premiere, who was able to help Clark escape the Phantom Zone (and was able to escape the Zone herself). It was great seeing him open up to her - they super-jogged together. Plus, she didn't pull any punches with him. She let him know in no uncertain terms that he has a destiny to fulfill, and he better get to it. She was especially tough with him when she saw the state of the Fortress. But my favorite part of their bonding was when he asked her about his father. He wanted to know what Jor-El was like. The look on Clark's face when he heard that his dad was brave, strong and had a big heart was priceless. He also got a new perspective about the planet on which he's living because Raya just couldn't get enough of how beautiful Earth really was. She also helped him understand what he's missed: a life on Krypton with people just like him. So, of course, she had to die protecting the place she'd experienced for about five minutes. Boo. But, how sad was this? "I'm sorry I couldn't share in your destiny, Kal-El." And this, too: "When I was with Raya, I didn't feel alone anymore." I guess being different and being alone is sort of Clark's destiny right now, because at some point he's going to have to go off and become the Man of Steel. Loved that the Fortress of Solitude was restored; and I also loved the job that Bow Wow did. I know that he's acted in many things before, but I thought he did a credible job playing a character whose body was taken over by one of the escaped Zoners. That first battle about halfway through the show was such a tease. You had three superhuman specimens, and they were displaying some of their powers. Unfortunately, the fight was over in a minute because Baern's energy was dissipating rapidly. I figured I could buy that. After all, we still had the final battle to look forward to. And wouldn't you know it, much like many of the showdowns on Smallville, that one lasted about 10 seconds before Clark turned Jor-El's crystal on Baern and successfully short-circuited the dude. I'm really aching for one mammoth, badass battle that lasts for something like 15 straight, uninterrupted minutes. Is that too much to ask? I guess I should discuss Lex and Lana. The vibe between the two of them was just so bizarre. They were busy lying to each other, hiding things from each other and busting each other over the things they were hiding from each other. And it all had to do with that mysterious box/artifact that Baern ended up turning into ashes. And, as much as I love, love, love Lex Luthor, I do take offense to how high and mighty he acts when someone else is doing the lying. He pulled that with Clark, and now he tried it again with Lana. Jimmy "James" Olsen was all annoying-newbie-journalist guy on the hunt for a good story. Of course, he stumbles onto something big. And, of course, he misinterprets everything, because he really doesn't know anything about anything. Love it that Chloe's keeping secrets and having to do some quick manipulating of the scenario so Jimmy remains none the wiser to those "Egyptian" symbols he took off Lex's desk. Bet she's starting to get an inkling of how Clark felt when he was dating Lana. And if she hasn't yet, she should. I rather enjoyed Lex's letting his security give Jimmy the boot out of the Luthor mansion. Then he followed that up with a call to the "Daily Planet" to fire the photographer. Now, Jimmy's stuck down in the basement with his girl. And, I thought it was funny how vague Lex was when he said this to the young photographer: "Your girlfriend is very close to the person I care most about." It took me a while to remember that the person he was talking about was Lana. show less
"For the first time I'm ready to stop running from who I really am, from my destiny." "You're training with Jor-El. You want to go.""But I can't. Not yet. Not until every prisoner that I released from the Phantom Zone is returned... or destroyed."That was the way "Fallout" ended, with Clark finally (finally!) accepting his destiny. What a great moment in a really good episode — I enjoyed Tom Welling's performance. We got a brief hiatus from Lois and Ollie and were able to bask in all the Clarkness. I love it when the future Superman finds someone with whom he can just be free and be himself for a change. It's happened with Chloe, which is probably why I started liking her so much. And this time, it happened with Raya, Jor-El's assistant from this season's premiere, who was able to help Clark escape the Phantom Zone (and was able to escape the Zone herself). It was great seeing him open up to her — they super-jogged together. Plus, she didn't pull any punches with him. She ... read more

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Premise: Superman's teen years as Clark Kent find him agonizing over his shy, uncertain persona while dealing with his evolving powers and an infatuation with classmate Lana Lang. Crisply paced and cast with appealing performers, `Smallville' is not at all campy and is often surprisingly moving as a conventional coming-of-age drama; it succeeds in adding creative twists to the young hero's life without compromising the adult pop icon's legend.

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