Season 7, Episode 20
In the seventh-season finale, Brainiac impersonates Kara, whom he has imprisoned in the Phantom Zone, and in her guise he takes Lex to the Fortress for a showdown with Clark. Meanwhile, Chloe is arrested by the Department of Domestic Security; and Lana awakens from her comatose state.
Season 7, Episode 19
A cloaked stranger attacks Lex, leaving him with Kryptonian symbols carved on his chest. They were intended as a message for Clark, who investigates with Chloe and learns that one member from Veritas is still alive and hiding in a church.
Season 7, Episode 18
Shut away in his loft, Clark is studying the latest of Kara's future-past Kryptonian messages. Krypton is on the verge on destruction and Brainiac is going to prevent Clark from ever being sent to earth. Despite Chloe's protestations, Clark is willing to let this happen.All I've brought is death and suffering...meteor freaks, phantoms, Brainiac. I'm taking responsibility for all the lives I've ruined.This planet would be better off if I never existed.At this point, it's obvious the episode is headed in one of two directions. Either Clark tries to change the future-past while fading from existence ala Back to the Future, or, his wish is granted, It's A Wonderful Life style. As fun as the former scenario might have been, it's the latter that plays out, parlaying its slightly hokey premise into one of the most enjoyable episodes of the entire series. Ignoring his wishes, Chloe forces the octagonal Kryptonian key into Clark's hands, triggering a blinding flash th...
Season 7, Episode 17
Chloe: Have you ever killed anyone?Jimmy: Yeah, but they were all bad.This week's episode of True Lies Smallville kicked off with a pre-credits intro that saw super-spy Jimmy Olsen break into a ventilation system, disable a courier, crack into a retinal-scan briefcase and steal its contents. Flash back to fourteen hours earlier, where Jimmy's burning the toast on a breakfast he's prepared special for Chloe. She doesn't have time to eat, but makes an empty to promise to do lunch.As it happens, she has enough time to meet with Clark, hoping he's managed to steal back the Veritas keys from Lex. Nope. I spent the night with Lana.Pointing out the obvious, Chloe argues there's no point in his saving Lana if Lex will eventually have complete control over his powers. But if he's so bent on finding Brainiac, why doesn't he go re-read the Swann journals? You know, make himself useful for a change?He does, and stumbles across a page he hasn't seen before, an...
How does a son murder his own father?Total absence of love. Some say thats the very definition of evil.Satisfying as it may be to have the show finally acknowledge Lex conversion to the dark side, I think the phrase Chloe was looking for was All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. Considering what a backseat Clarks taken to the wicked machinations of the Luthor family, its a much more suitable cliché. That being said, if Al & Miles (while theyre still around) wanted to brand Lex as a wholly unredeemable villain, what better way to do it than having him murder his own father?I was raised in your shadow. Now youre going to die in mine. Over at the Daily Planet, Clark & Chloe are hard at work tracking down Kara and Brainiac when theyre rudely interrupted by the rest of the staff exploding into action over the fact that someones leapt to their dea...
Season 7, Episode 15
Her memory restored, Kara is now content living the Green Acres life with Clark, casting aside the enormous assumed responsibilities that come with the ability to walk as a god among men, choosing instead to feed the horses and tend to the farm. That is, until Brainiac shows up, promising to restore her life to the way it was before awakening on Earth. Quiet morning. It's cold, still, bleak: almost reminds me of Krypton, he tells her. Lacking Clark's pathos, she picks up on his obvious bad-guy vibe, and tosses him through the barn and into a water spigot. Clark soon reveals to her the nature and motivation of the brain interactive construct, although neither can guess what its new goal may be, given that Clark has already destroyed Zod, and that Kara's father, even in his darkest hours, would never have sided with him. Kara, proving twice in less than ten minutes that she is infinitely smarter than Clark, realizes that neither of them can defeat Brainiac on their o...
Season 7, Episode 14
Working late into the night, Lionel Luthor is delivered an ominous note. Heed our warning. The son of Krypton belongs to Veritas.Not one to take outside threats to the son of Krypton lightly, Lionel quickly dispatches a crack squad of mercenaries, armed with the latest in krypton-enhanced taser technology, to kidnap Clark. Operating under the auspice that all of this is in Clarks best interest, Lionel has no trouble claiming the ends justify the means.Lucky for Clark, Lana and Chloe were to quick to realize that Clarks disappearance was wholly unrelated to his plans to head to the fortress and convince Jor-El to restore Karas memory/powers. Unlucky for them, their first instinct is to seek out Lionel for help, who tries to shift the blame toward Lex, pointing out that hes been developing military-grade tasers. Yes.Chloe and Lana arent the only young, attractive women on Lionels case. Patricia Swann, Virgils daughter, discovered t...
Season 7, Episode 13
Smallville's return this week brought with it the return of Pete Ross and two classic show staples: over-the-top product placement and a one-on-one game of hoops featuring the egregious misuse of super-powers. Hero opens with a concert held, naturally, in an abandoned Stride gum factory that's seen its overstock contaminated with liquid kryptonite. Jimmy's brought Kara along in an attempt to jog her memory, a date cut tragically short when she's nearly crushed by a hunk of falling debris. Remy Zero never would have let this happen at one of their concerts. Lucky for Kara, Pete Plastic Man Ross was on-hand to save her. Jimmy happens to catch a shot of the rescue on his cellphone, which is a bit of a...stretch.Eager to show off his newfound abilities, Pete drops in on Clark, Lana and Lionel at the Kent farm. Even though he disappeared for years, his appearance is greeted with a surprising degree of non-chalance. After laying down a heavy guilt-trip on Clark; ...
Season 7, Episode 12
Lois trails Lex to Detroit, where he has found Kara suffering from amnesia. A busboy (Corey Sevier) obsessed with Kara shoots Lex so he can't take her away, and holds Kara and Lois captive. Chloe finds Lex and offers to heal him, but Clark will not let her.
Season 7, Episode 11
Considering last week's episode went up against the recap of Lost, that opening scene with Black Canary almost knifing Chloe should have ended with Clark saving her from near death, not Green Arrow's arrow shattering mid-air because Black Canary has the power of sound. That aside, it was hard to find anything redeeming in tonight's airing. Tom Welling's take on Bizarro was a lot stronger than his take on Clark's been in a while, and the relationship between Lana and the real him were beyond uncomfortable. Even the scenes with Lionel and Lex, who for a long time were far and away the strongest characters on the show, felt forced.So what worked? Not a lot. Why would Green Arrow reveal his identity to Chloe, who was nothing more than a bit player in the Justice League, and not Lois, the gorgeous girl he was dating? Why did it take this long for Lana to see herself more as a Lady Macbeth than the girl next door? On the same line, why did it take this long for Clark to realiz...
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...
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 w...
Season 7, Episode 8
Clark makes a huge mistake when he releases Lara (Helen Slater) from the crystal, because Zor-El is also released. Elsewhere, the relationship between Lois and Grant heats up. Zor-El: Christopher Heyerdahl.
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 ...
Season 7, Episode 6
In the process of trying to get the crystal back, Kara is captured and sedated with a kryptonite serum; Clark follows and tries to release her, but not before the serum has caused both to have a vision of Clark's mother (Helen Slater).
Season 7, Episode 5
Clark saves the life of a starlet (Christina Milian) on a film shoot in Smallville when a stunt car's brakes fail, but what happened was no accident. Meanwhile, Lionel finds himself the victim of a surprising captor.
Season 7, Episode 4
Lex employs Dr. Curtis Knox (guest star Dean Cain) to cure the meteor-infected, and Chloe ends up a patient. Meanwhile, John Jones warns Clark that his cousin Kara should not be trusted.
Season 7, Episode 3
Clark hopes Kara will keep a low profile, but three meteor-infected girls want to use her as part of their scheme after one of them sees Kara's special powers. Tyler: Eva Marcille. Carly: Elisa King. Tempest: Christine Chatelain.
Season 7, Episode 2
Clark meets his cousin Kara (Laura Vandervoort), but decides that there is nothing for him in Smallville without Lana, so he heads to the Fortress of Solitude to begin training as a superhero. Once there, Jor-El tells him Kara's father is evil and she is dangerous, so Clark must return to Smallville.
Season 7, Episode 1
As the seventh season begins, Clark faces his most deadly enemy---his Bizarro doppelganger---after Lex's secret lab at Reeves dam is destroyed; Lex is saved from drowning by a mysterious female savior, but his past catches up with him. John Jones: Phil Morris.