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Smallville Episode: "Zod"

Season 6, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: Clark is imprisoned in the Phantom Zone, deprived of his powers. Meanwhile, Lex/Zod keeps Lana captive so she can sire him an heir; Lois and Martha crash near the Fortress of Solitude, where Jor-El tells Martha how to kill Zod; and Chloe reunites with Jimmy Olsen (Aaron Ashmore).
Original Air Date: Sep 28, 2006
Guest Cast Aaron Ashmore: Jimmy Olsen
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Season 6, Episode 1
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Length: 42:43
Aired: 9/28/2006
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September 28, 2006: Kneel Before Zod Season 6, Episode 1

So, how Superman II was it when L-Zod uttered: "Kneel Before Zod"? Then Clark does kneel and takes his hand with Zod thinking he holds all the power in the world. But, of course, that's not how things turned out. Clark got the best of him just like in the movie. Was it me or did the Zod that got flushed out of existence look a tad like Terence Stamp circa 1980? Maybe it's just me. Martha and Lois ended up in the Fortress of Solitude. (Has everyone on the show been there?) I did appreciate Jor-El thanking Martha for raising Clark. When the action wasn't at the Fortress, it was in the Phantom Zone, where a powerless Clark wasn't a match for anyone or thing on that prison planet, including that Kryptonian dude from the Season 5 premiere - he and his posse got a few good licks in before Jor-El's assistant Raya gave up her life to get Clark out of the Zone. When the action wasn't in the Fortress or the Zone, it was with Lana and L-Zod. In a continuation from last season, Lana continued to get her Dark Angel on in order to take care of the situation herself. Stupid girl, but I guess I'd also do whatever it took to keep from being forced to give Zod an heir. I have to admit, it was painful to see L-Zod skewer Lana's hand to the Luthor manse. Michael Rosenbaum did a good job playing Zod, the over-the-top villain we all know Lex is going to grow into anyway. As Zod, he got to fly (take that, Clark!); he got to dole out some serious beat downs, and cause mayhem and destruction in order for Krypton to be reborn; and did I mention he got to skewer Lana? Cause as painful as I said that was, part of me took the tiniest bit of pleasure in that part of the episode. Does that make me a bad person? Here's where I kind of sympathized with Clark: after he saved the day, he went to the "Daily Planet" to see Chloe. I liked the reunion, but then they had "the talk" about "the kiss" that happened in last season's finale. Chloe brushed it off and said it basically was an end-of-the-world kiss; she's not expecting them to hook up. It seemed to me like that wasn't the answer Clark was hoping to hear. It really didn't matter anyway since Jimmy "James" Olsen entered the picture. By the way, how cute is Aaron Ashmore? And I had to look up his bio: He's the Ashmore who was on http:/ / www. tvguide. com/ detail/ tv-show. aspx? tvobjectid= 100565"> Veronica Mars, not the one who was in the X-Men movies; that's his twin bro Shawn. Although, Shawn's no stranger to Smallville, either - he's guest-starred on the show a couple of times. Anyway, Clark's last speech to Martha made me feel sad for him. The guy's lonely, he doesn't have a lot of people he can talk to; he pretty much had to take Lex and Lana off that already short list. Hope the Smallville folks reconcile some of that loneliness just a bit this season. show less
So, how Superman II was it when L-Zod uttered: "Kneel Before Zod"? Then Clark does kneel and takes his hand with Zod thinking he holds all the power in the world. But, of course, that's not how things turned out. Clark got the best of him just like in the movie. Was it me or did the Zod that got flushed out of existence look a tad like Terence Stamp circa 1980? Maybe it's just me.Martha and Lois ended up in the Fortress of Solitude. (Has everyone on the show been there?) I did appreciate Jor-El thanking Martha for raising Clark. When the action wasn't at the Fortress, it was in the Phantom Zone, where a powerless Clark wasn't a match for anyone or thing on that prison planet, including that Kryptonian dude from the Season 5 premiere — he and his posse got a few good licks in before Jor-El's assistant Raya gave up her life to get Clark out of the Zone. When the action wasn't in the Fortress or the Zone, it was with Lana and L-Zod. In a continuation from last season, Lana continu... 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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