The Daily Smallville 04:02 Gone

 

04:02: GONE

Prologue

  • Clark and Lois on a case for the first time
  • Clark vs the soldiers – wouldn’t this arouse suspicions in how strong he is?
  • Lois is a fighter
  • Michael Ironside. Cigar chewing Sam Lane!

Act One 

  • writers Brian Peterson & Kelly Souders / director James Marshall
  • Funny shower scene. But Clark is only 17. How old is Lois supposed to be? She seems older. Yikes. 
  • I do like how the two are at odds. Different relationship tone than with Lana or Chloe
  • The tattoo is cave related. Of course. Bleh. 
  • Kents not happy about Clark with a girl. Like the episode with Alicia Baker
  • “You’ll never have another moment’s peace.” Lionel Vs Lex this season? I’m sure Lionel has threatened Lex before but this time seems super direct
  • Lana back in Smallville. And she goes to see Lex first?
  • Oh yea. Clark was missing for three months too. How did they explain that?

Act Two

  • that James Marshall tombstone: “Died of Inflexibility” Ha!
  • No Chloe in the coffin 
  • Terminator 2.0? Lane employing metas?
  • Lana meets Lois! Love the music chimes when they shake hands. Like destiny in the wind. 
  • Lana wants to help with finding Chloe; Lois can see right away the tension between them. Ha. 
  • Luthor Corps paid for Chloe’s funeral
  • “Hi Daddy”

Act Three

  • Sam’s a 3 star general; he calls her Lo
  • Pa Kent is very respectful towards a general he doesn’t know
  • There’s some terrible adr dubbing in this ep
  • See? And now Lex obsessing about the airplane heist by Clark 
  • Clark comes to Lex. Strained relationship. There’s a cigar in the ashtray. Sam was there 
  • Uh oh. Classical music at the prison. That’s never good. And then Lionel is stabbed. Wtf?
  • Picture of Lois’ mom? She’s blonde. She died when she was 6 from cigarettes. 
  • Clark does the super speed from Lois for the first time 
  • Evidence that Chloe is still alive. And someone almost got to her? And of course Lex shows up 

Act Four

  • Ah. Trent working with Lionel to go after Chloe so she can’t testify against Lionel. Lionel found him at Belle Reeve. 
  • Lex lied. He knew she was alive all this time. Saved her from the explosion and was working with Sam since he can’t trust the FBI. In a way, Lex is responsible for Clark and Lois meeting.
  • How does Chloe not see Clark toss terminator?
  • Lois and Clark take down the meta
  • Lois: “Chloe always said this town was weird”
  • Terrible dubbing!!!

Act Five

  • Lionel guilty! Daily Planet article by Perry White
  • Lex has control of Luthor Corps now
  • Look how the Kents are defending Lex
  • “I think it’s Lex”. This is an odd switch considering in Talisman how the Kents were the ones that said it could be Lex and Clark wasn’t ready to accept that. 
  • And now Lana can see something in Clark and Lois. 
  • Clark: “She’s bossy. Stuck up. Rude. I can’t stand her.” Lana: “The best ones always start that way.” Wow. That actually got me. Probably the one honest bit of dialogue this writing pair has written. 
  • So who stabbed Lionel? 
  • Jason comes to Smallville. Uh oh. 
  • A somewhat uneven episode. Not necessarily in quality, but in focus. Struggling between what the writing team always seems to want to write (romance/over the top drama) and the Smallville mythos that we’re now on. An odd mix. 

 

Next episode: Facade!

 

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