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Smallville Episode: "Wrath"

Season 7, Episode 7
Episode Synopsis: Lana absorbs Clark's powers and uses them to go after Lex, first trying to expose his secrets in the Daily Planet, then moving on to a more personal level. Grant: Michael Cassidy. Jimmy: Aaron Ashmore.
Original Air Date: Nov 8, 2007
Guest Cast Michael Cassidy: Grant Aaron Ashmore: Jimmy Olsen
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Season 7, Episode 7
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Length: 42:04
Aired: 11/8/2007
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"Wrath" Season 7, Episode 7

Lana must have been brushing up on her Season 1 DVDs. How else to explain her immediate understanding that the confluence of Clark, kryptonite and a bolt of lightning would grant her Clark's powers? At least tonight, unlike in "Leech," her gain was not Clark's loss. Were this the case, we wouldn't have been treated to one of the most hilarious "sex scenes" to ever air on broadcast TV. I know they're both superpowered and it's been almost four seasons since they've known each other intimately, but triggering an earthquake at the Talon? Talk about being more powerful than a locomotive. Of course, Chloe wastes no time in pointing out that the dangers of Lana acquiring Clark's powers far outweigh any "extracurricular" benefits the situation could yield. Lana doesn't hesitate to prove Chloe right; boasting that with Clark's abilities, she can now break into any locked door, slip into any room unnoticed, eavesdrop on any conversation. I wonder what she has in mind.... Clark, who apparently forgot he was able to reverse the effects of this transfer the last time it happened without even having his powers, decided Lionel was the only person who could help strip Lana of her newfound abilities. Lionel can do no such thing, but uses the opportunity to warn Clark that Lana "is not... may not be the person you think she is," explaining that she was the one responsible for his captivity after the dam broke. Elsewhere, Lana makes good on her promise to use her abilities for the noble purpose of breaking & entering and tears open Lex's safe, hand-delivering its contents to the "Daily Planet." After it's rightly pointed out that the "Planet" can hardly use stolen property to publish an exposé on the Luthors (even though its obvious the real reason is that the editor is in bed with them), Lana drop-kicks Lois through a window (I guess she hated Lois' new hair as much as I did) and vows to go after Lex herself. She finds Lex in his lab, tinkering with what's obviously Brainiac in liquid form and nearly kills him, but not before Lex steals a kiss and reminds her that she has more in common with him than she ever will with Clark. Who, speaking of, is watching most of this go down on Lana's spy-computers. He rushes to the lab, saves Lex and reverses the lightning/kryptonite transfer. After asking Lex whether he'll press charges against Lana, Lex points out that he got what he wanted - proof that Lana cares more about him than she does Clark. Which means I got what I wanted - Clark finally waking up to what Lana has become. He confronts her in the barn, and she cops to kidnapping Lionel, with the caveat that she only did it to protect Clark. "I'm not going to apologize for going to extremes to protect the people I love!" she protests. Clark, as always, states the obvious: "You sound like Lex." I was really hoping for a blowout here, especially after Clark realized that Lana was acting crazy well before she gained any powers, but she talks her way out of a serious confrontation by making Clark promise he'll always love her, no matter what. As "I'll Put a Spell on You" plays in the background, I wonder if the writers are trying to foreshadow anything here? Speaking of the writers - as it was reported on our Strike Watch blog earlier this week, there are scripts for eight more episodes in the can and the final one ends with a cliff-hanger. So even if the strike isn't resolved in time, the season won't just grind to an awkward halt. Well, no worse than usual, anyway. To see more about Smallville , including videos and potential spoilers, visit our Online Video Guide. show less
Lana must have been brushing up on her Season 1 DVDs. How else to explain her immediate understanding that the confluence of Clark, kryptonite and a bolt of lightning would grant her Clark's powers? At least tonight, unlike in "Leech," her gain was not Clark's loss. Were this the case, we wouldn't have been treated to one of the most hilarious "sex scenes" to ever air on broadcast TV. I know they're both superpowered and it's been almost four seasons since they've known each other intimately, but triggering an earthquake at the Talon? Talk about being more powerful than a locomotive.Of course, Chloe wastes no time in pointing out that the dangers of Lana acquiring Clark's powers far outweigh any "extracurricular" benefits the situation could yield. Lana doesn't hesitate to prove Chloe right; boasting that with Clark's abilities, she can now break into any locked door, slip into any room unnoticed, eavesdrop on any conversation. I wonder what she has in mind....Clark, who apparently ... read more

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Premiered: September 21, 2006, on CW
Rating: TV-PG
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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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