Smallville returns with a screaming-good new episode. Lois and Clark's romantic getaway at a bed and breakfast is interrupted by the arrival of the Silver Banshee, the vengeful spirit of a fallen Gaelic heroine who is accidentally released from the underworld. To top it off, Chloe and Oliver happen to be staying at the B&B as well. Meanwhile, Tess and Zod have a showdown.
The episode opens on Chloe helping Clark clean the streets of Metropolis before he heads on his two-day vacation with Lois. (Nice little reference to John Jones here as Clark says he'll be leaving the city in his hands.) Clark swings by the Daily Planet to pick up Lois, who is packed for all occasions just in case, and they head up to the McDougal Inn, a Scottish bed-and breakfast in the country.
Surprise, surprise -- Chloe and Oliver are already there, checking in under the name Green. (heh) Unfortunately for Lois and Clark, C&O took the last non-leaking room. While Lois wants to boot the Greens, Clark heads up to their leaky suite to try to repair the damages.
In the lobby, Lois accidentally scratches the painting of an elder McDougal who had betrayed his sister, stole her castle and killed her. Lois then learns the tale of how Siobhan McDougal asked to return from the underworld, but in exchange she has to kill any man who crosses her path. Isn't it lucky that Lois accidentally released Siobhan by scratching that painting and she now inhabits the body of an innocent, albeit kind of slutty bystander?
Meanwhile, Clark prepares the room for Lois, while she nervously looks on. It's clear this is their first time in bed together, and they're both nervous. Before they even get a chance to kiss, a wail comes from outside the bed-and-breakfast: The Silver Banshee has returned.
The occupants of the B&B file to the porch to see what made the noise. It's not long before Chloe and Oliver run into Lois and Clark. "Twist," says Lois. The next morning, the foursome sits down for the most awkward meal ever. Lois pulls Chloe aside and says that she's actually happy her cousin is dating her ex, but Chloe says they're just having fun. The convo inside between Oliver and Clark is a bit different. After swapping hero tales, Clark warns Ollie not to hurt Chloe.
Back in Metropolis, Zod is testing out his newfound powers when he receives a text from Tess asking to meet at Clark's barn. He's looking very Blur-esque, no? He wants to invite Tess away, showing her a more carefree side to Zod, but she recognizes that he still has plans. She tries to shoot him, but he catches the bullet in his hand, proving that he has powers. Now that she knows his secret, he decides that she can't live. Luckily, she uses some kryptonite to knock him down on his knees and they proceed to get really friendly. After doing the dirty, she tries to convince him that Clark is not his enemy, but he wants to usurp Clark's role as humanity's savior.
After a couple of drinks, Chloe and Oliver take it upstairs for a romp in the sack. Their happiness is short-lived though. After Oliver gives her a gift, she realizes Clark probably told him not to hurt her. Upset, she tells him that she wants the old Ollie back, no strings attached. "I'm going for a walk. When I come back, can we just hit the reset button and play our favorite indoor game again?" she says. Kinky!
OK, who walks around at night in the country? It's the start to every horror film -- doesn't she know that? A flash of lightning shows Chloe the Silver Banshee in the distance. Being the smart gal she is, she turns around, goes into Ollie's waiting arms and they have a perfect weekend. I'm just kidding, it's Smallville. She goes to investigate, finds a dead dude and turns into the Silver Banshee.
Chloe, as the banshee, then proceeds to set her sights on Clark by disrobing and trying to join him in the shower. Lois interrupts the rendezvous, essentially transferring the Banshee's powers to herself. Chloe comes out of her reverie and bolts once she realizes she's missing her clothes. Lois, as the banshee, immediately runs into Ollie and decides to make him her next victim.
Chloe confronts Clark about him taking Lois to a B&B, since he's always expressed concern that he can't make love with a non-powered person without hurting them. Easy fix: Clark says his training with Jor-El is helping him manage his powers. What the heck kind of training is that, Clark?
Lois kicks Ollie's behind all over the forest and turns into the full-on Banshee, creepy makeup and all. Clark tries to stop her, but she's much more powerful than him. While the fight ensues, the owner of the B&B helps Chloe figure out how to close the portal. Chloe burns the painting of Siobhan, sending her back to the underworld.
The following morning, Ollie and Chloe decide not to take relationship advice from anyone else. Ollie also jabs her for trying to jump in the shower with Clark. She admits that she used to love Clark, but knows he's not the right person for her. "It's Clark's loss," says Oliver. After admitting their love battle wounds haven't completely healed, they share a sweet kiss.
The episode closes on Lois and Clark getting hot and heavy in the kitchen. She gets a phone call that interrupts their makeout session: It's Zod posing as the Blur, using Lois to get information on Tess. Even though Clark is standing nearby (hello, super-hearing?!), he is clueless to what's happening.
With that, we learn that Zod is gung-ho on getting Tess out of the way and taking Clark's role as savior. What did you think of the episode?
Smallville returns with a screaming-good new episode. Lois and Clark's romantic getaway at a bed and breakfast is interrupted by the arrival of the Silver Banshee, the vengeful spirit of a fallen Gaelic heroine who is accidentally released from the underworld. To top it off, Chloe and Oliver happen to be staying at the B&B as well. Meanwhile, Tess and Zod have a showdown...