4.01: Crusade

DarkCity545

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From the WB:

Clark returns to Smallville re-programmed as Kal-El, intent on fulfilling his destiny. Kal-El takes to the skies to steal a powerful kryptonite crystal.

Lois Lane comes to town to investigate the murder of her cousin Chloe. Lana returns from Paris with a new attitude and a new boyfriend.

Jonathan lies in a coma.

Lionel faces a grim new life in prison.
 

DarkCity545

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Clark reprogrammed?

Is Clark on his way to becoming the Superman we all know?

Will he finally fly? Will we see the costume this season?
 

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HE FINALLY FLIES!!!!

WOO HOO!!! HE FLIES!!! I have been waiting forever for this!

Margott Kidder was fantastic! Now if they bring in Gene Hackman it will be even better!!!


I am having so much fun watching this again! The pilots reaction to Kal-El approaching them, "What is it? A bird, A plane?" I love it!

Okay the symbol burned in the Kents field means CRUSADE.

What crusade?, to help people or rule them. Kal-El actions were not of a saviour.

Whats the deal with Lana? Is she linked to Kal-El someway?
 

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>Whats the deal with Lana? Is she linked to Kal-El someway?

I kind of think she is transporting the other part of the puzzle thing that Kal-El started putting together before he was destroyed.
 

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Hey their and welcome to the group McHorde-Trooper.

I have no idea where they are going with this Lana thing.

I want to go back and watch the season 3 epy "Relic" where Clark discovers his "father" was in Smallville about 40 years ago and was in love with Lana's Great Uncle wife who looked just like Lana!
 

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Thanks DarkCity545.

It seems like Smallville Earth has had quite a few visits from Krptonians in the past. Which is definitely a change compared
to most Superman continuity.

I wonder if they will connect all the history story threads or
if some stuff will remain a mystery.
 

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It would be nice to have it all connected, but i'm not holding my breath :D

As for this episode, i liked for the main part. Especially as DarkCity said the "a bird? a plane" line :D And ofcourse the flying, i was a bit dissappointed when Clark said that Kal-El was flying but Clark is still Earthbound, now that he knows he can, surely he'll want to - it would be quicker than running to save people.

I liked the 'inner' struggle between Clark and Kal-El but another coloured Kryptonite! It's like that's become an easy solution to stop them thinking of more imaginative solutions. :(

I liked Lois - sort of. She has the potential to grow on me, but i don't understand why Clark invited her to live with them, surely that's just asking for trouble?

JENSEN ACKLES!!! So glad to see him in something again, i just hope he grows out of the soppy romantic and actually develops some character. He's a wonderful actor - they should use that.

Also glad Chloe isn't dead, not that i actually thought she would be but still.... :D And what about her Dad? Wasn't he in the explosion? Yet they're all worried about her and haven't mentioned him - wouldn't he be Lois's uncle?

And didn't Lex see Kal-El flying into the plane, i thought that's what the eye hole was about. But then he goes and accuses Lionel? Strange.
 

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