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Smallville Episode: "Gemini"

Season 7, Episode 9
Episode Synopsis: Clark comes home and tells Lana that Kara has vanished, and that they should work together to stop Lex; and a man named Adrian (Tim Guinee), infected with an alien substance, plants a bomb on Chloe, who then confesses to Jimmy that she is a meteor freak.
Original Air Date: Dec 13, 2007
Guest Cast Aaron Ashmore: Jimmy Olsen Tim Guinee: Adrian Laura Vandervoort: Kara
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Season 7, Episode 9
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Length: 42:23
Aired: 12/13/2007
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"Gemini" Season 7, Episode 9

Serving as an intermediary between a straight run of new episodes the last was more than a month ago and the next won't likely appear until late January - "Gemini" had a lot riding on it. Would it thread together the innumerable plots running throughout this season? Would it provide enough to sate the fans' patience while holding back enough that it's anyone's guess where things are headed? Would it serve as a solid, stand-alone episode that could be enjoyed by the most casual of fans? Would it provide a satisfactory answer to the odd flash of white that ended "Blue"? I could go on ad-infinitum about the questions and expectations raised for what might have been a simple, holiday-themed episode, ala "Lexmas," but it doesn't matter. The obvious, overwhelming answer is a solid yes. As obvious as some of the reveals should have been, such as Grant being a Project Gemini clone and Clark acting bizarrely against character, the way both played out was at the same time satisfying and faithful to the series' continuity. On the flip side, the side plots that helped carry this episode to its awesome, if somewhat bizarre reveal ending were ten times more enjoyable on screen than they seemed print. I mean, Chloe and Jimmy were trapped in an elevator. With a bomb. This is the kind of plot device that usually drives me up the walls, but there's no way to not give it a pass: Chloe finally had something good happen to her, we got to (sort of) find out what her meteor power she has and there was a straight-up awesome scene of Clark/Bizarro racing to save her. The only downside, really, was that after his quick trip up the stairs, I started getting excited that the white flash meant that Jor-El finally put Clark through the training he needed, and he'd learned how to harness the power of flight. Oh well, the awesome Bizarro reveal at the end more than makes up for it. Speaking of reveals, I love that I didn't realize until now that Grant/Julian was a clone. The fact that he now knows that too makes his character much more interesting to the point that when he broke up with Lois, something I've been wanting to happen for a while, I actually felt bad for the both of them. In truth, I'm starting to feel bad for Lex, too. Grant's accusation that Lex was so desperate to mean something to someone that he was willing to take the risks of creating a clone was spot on. Given everything that Lex has done, this rates pretty low on the list of evil. As misguided as his intentions were, he wasn't setting out to do something wrong. I'm not sure if it's that the writers wanted to make him a sympathetic character or if it's because Michael Rosenbaum is such a solid actor that this incarnation of Lex Luthor has come off this way; although, it is telling that the two characters most obsessed with his downfall are Bizarro Clark and crazy Lana. Who's really the villain here? To see more about Smallville, including videos and potential spoilers, visit our Online Video Guide. show less
Serving as an intermediary between a straight run of new episodes – the last was more than a month ago and the next won't likely appear until late January - “Gemini” had a lot riding on it. Would it thread together the innumerable plots running throughout this season? Would it provide enough to sate the fans' patience while holding back enough that it's anyone's guess where things are headed? Would it serve as a solid, stand-alone episode that could be enjoyed by the most casual of fans? Would it provide a satisfactory answer to the odd flash of white that ended “Blue”? I could go on ad-infinitum about the questions and expectations raised for what might have been a simple, holiday-themed episode, ala “Lexmas,” but it doesn't matter. The obvious, overwhelming answer is a solid yes. As obvious as some of the reveals should have been, such as Grant being a Project Gemini clone and Clark acting bizarrely against character, the way both played out w... read more

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Premiered: September 21, 2006, on CW
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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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