Lionel Luthor is chased by a man with a mask and forced to play hangman to save his life when he traps Lionel in his limo in the path of a moving train. Later, he is abducted by the same ... See full summary »

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Lionel Luthor is chased by a man with a mask and forced to play hangman to save his life when he traps Lionel in his limo in the path of a moving train. Later, he is abducted by the same stranger who places Lionel in an abandoned warehouse where he has to play lethal 'Jigsaw' type games to survive. Martha is also kidnapped and in his last test, the life of Martha is also put at stake and Lionel has to fight to save her life. Meanwhile, Chloe, Clark and Lex join forces trying to find Martha and Lionel. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When Martha Kent is rehearsing her speech for Clark she uses the phrase "Truth, Justice, and the American Way" a reference to the 1978 Superman film where Superman tell Lois Lane that he is there to fight for "Truth, Justice, and the American Way" See more »

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When Clarke stops the elevator during it's free fall, it had already been falling at some speed. His stopping it would have had the same effect as if it had hit the springs at the bottom - bringing it to a sudden stop, killing or injuring the occupants. See more »

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Lex Luthor: I may not like you very much, dad, but you're a valuable asset to LuthorCorp. Killing you would hurt the bottom line.
Lionel Luthor: [sarcastic] Your concern is truly touching.
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Fair Episode... but the 'Saw' ripoff is embarrassing
11 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

I think this was a fair episode for the great 5th season of Smallville. John Glover's as well as Annette O'Toole's performances make it worth your while. The photography is quite good, but I would've liked it to be darker considering the tone of the script.

Speaking of the script... this is a complete 'Saw' ripoff. The "I want to play a game," line is used several times and you can't help but laugh at the scriptwriter's (Steven S. DeNight) serious belief that no one will notice this was a ripoff.

I don't like the fact that Lionel's a good guy, though. I'm sick of him changing sides all the time. He's one of the coolest characters I've ever seen when he's evil, and it would be great if he would just stay that way.

All in all, this is a good addition to the series. 6/10


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