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Smallville Episode: "Persona"

Season 7, Episode 10
Episode Synopsis: Clark is frozen in the Fortress and Bizarro takes over his life, starting with Lana, who shares information about Brainiac (James Marsters). Elsewhere, Grant reveals he is a clone of Julian, and Lex is shocked at his father's reaction to this revelation. Dax-Ur: Marc McClure.
Original Air Date: Jan 31, 2008
Guest Cast James Marsters: Braniac Michael Cassidy: Grant Laura Vandervoort: Kara Marc McClure: Dax-Ur Terence Stamp: Jor-El
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Season 7, Episode 10
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Length: 42:57
Aired: 1/31/2008
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Episode Recap "Persona" Season 7, Episode 10

With a forced hiatus of nearly a month and a half, "Persona" had a lot more riding on it than was likely intended. Why else would it have opened it with an awkward morning-after scene between Lana and Bizarro? How many times does the audience need to get beat with the fact that Lana will never fall for the real Clark? She married Lex Luthor - of course she's going to dig Bizarro Clark over regular Clark. Not than I can blame her - Bizarro Clark can fly her to Paris for breakfast, long as he doesn't you know, hit any direct sunlight on the way there. Lana, as usual, is either blind to or complicit with the sketchy things going on around her and goes as far to fight with Chloe when she points out how strange Clark has been acting. I've said it before - if the writers are turning her character into a villain, they're doing a great job. But if she's supposed to be a sympathetic love-interest? Then I'm completely lost. But back to the clones. The Julian Luthor model was busy ingratiating himself to Lionel, who was more than grateful to accept one of Lex' insane experiments as his own flesh and blood. Was Lionel going to use him to repeat an earlier storyline and bilk Lex out of the inheritance? Maybe treat him as he does Clark and act like Julian is the son he always wanted? Fortunately, Lex wants to see the resolution to these story lines about as much as the average viewer, tired with the Julian sub-plot, does. So he hires a mugger to kill him off. On a show as open-ended as Smallville, some closure can be nice. The Brain Interactive Construct on the other hand, despite being targeted by both Clark and Bizarro, isn't as easy a target. Seeing that he's the best non-Lex villain the show has ever seen, this is a welcome development. Matter of fact, the reveal that he'd played Clark and Bizarro against each other just so he could find the Kryptonian scientist who created him was nothing short of awesome. Main plot-points aside, I'm surprised the powers that be chose this particular episode to square off against the juggernaut that was the two-hour premiere of Lost. Sure, seeing Brainiac again was cool, but other than that....I just felt sorry for Bizarro. He's just a "failed experiment" who was jealous of Clark's life and tried to take advantage of his position by dating Lana. Is that really so bad? All Clark has done over the past few seasons is resent his powers and destroy his relationships. Why not let Bizarro have a shot? It's not as if Clark was using them for anything beyond saving the citizens of Smallville from car crashes and meteor-rock villains, right? For more Smallville, check out our Online Video Guide. show less
With a forced hiatus of nearly a month and a half, "Persona" had a lot more riding on it than was likely intended. Why else would it have opened it with an awkward morning-after scene between Lana and Bizarro? How many times does the audience need to get beat with the fact that Lana will never fall for the real Clark? She married Lex Luthor — of course she's going to dig Bizarro Clark over regular Clark. Not than I can blame her — Bizarro Clark can fly her to Paris for breakfast, long as he doesn't you know, hit any direct sunlight on the way there.Lana, as usual, is either blind to or complicit with the sketchy things going on around her and goes as far to fight with Chloe when she points out how strange Clark has been acting. I've said it before — if the writers are turning her character into a villain, they're doing a great job. But if she's supposed to be a sympathetic love-interest? Then I'm completely lost. But back to the clones. The Julian Luthor model was bus... 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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