Smallville: Season 5, Episode 18

Fragile (13 Apr. 2006)

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When the foster mother and chief of staff of Martha's, Naomi, is brutally murdered, her adopted daughter, Maddie stays with Martha and Clark. The girl becomes close to Clark and speaks for ... See full summary »

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When the foster mother and chief of staff of Martha's, Naomi, is brutally murdered, her adopted daughter, Maddie stays with Martha and Clark. The girl becomes close to Clark and speaks for the first time in years. But when she discloses her power to shatter glass, she becomes the prime suspect for the death of Naomi and her biological mother after Lois voices her suspicions to it. While Clark investigates the origin of Maddie, her powerful father, who also has the same ability, breaks out of prison and abducts her. Meanwhile, Chloe witnesses Lex and Lana too close to each other, and later she accuses Lex of taking advantage of the vulnerable Lana. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Great Job Tom
17 April 2006 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Tom Welling's directorial debut on "Fragile" is very impressive. "Fragile" is one of the best episodes of this season. Emily Hirst as Maddie, who is born with the ability to control glass, is amazing. She is a talented young actress with a promising future. Her performance may largely be inspired by Welling's direction. His style is understated and has a great feel for relationships. Clark (Welling) and Maddie's (Hirst) relationship is touching, never strained, and the strength of "Fragile".

"Fragile" also returns to the distinguishing storyline of "Smallville" that inspires the series. Sure Clark possesses these awesome super powers, but what really distinguishes Clark as a hero is that he always believes in and sees the best in people regardless of circumstance. I believe in my heart that is the legacy of hero. As the story unfolds Clark becomes Maddie's hero, and in turn Clark inspires Maddie to reclaim her innate power and nobility. All this within an hour's time.

Tom Welling has evolved as an accomplished actor in "Smallville", now he demonstrates a gift for directing. May Tom continue to pursue greater accomplishments in his blossoming career.


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