With Clark banished to the Phantom Zone, Metropolis is in shambles as the city riots, and Chloe & Lionel plot to rid Lex of General Zod...one way or another.

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Thrown into the hell-dimension of the Phantom Zone, a Kryptonian jail created by Jor-el, Clark finds himself without powers and surrounded by revenge-seeking criminals (both spirits and physical beings) sent away by his father. But Clark is rescued by a Kryptonian female warrior, named Raya, who claimed to have known Jor-El and offers to help him escape. Meanwhile, having taken over Lex's body, Zod keeps Lana captive with a demand to sire him an heir and begins his plans to turn Earth into a Krypton-like planet using the alien ship's hard drive. After Lois and Martha's plane crashes near the Fortress of Solitude, the spirit of Jor-El tells Martha how to kill Zod and teleports them both back to Smallville. Back at the Daily Planet in the ruins of Metrpolis, Chloe reunites with and old flame, the bumbling and socially awkward photographer Jimmy Olsen. Written by Anonymous

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This was the first episode to be broadcast on the CW Television Network. See more »

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The last scene is captioned "Iguazú Falls, Patagonia, Argentina." Patagonia is the southernmost region of Argentina; the Iguazú forms part of Argentina's northern border. (The scene was really shot at Gullfoss in Iceland.) See more »

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Clark Kent: I won't let you destroy Earth like you did Krypton.
Zod: Jor-El couldn't stop me and neither will his son.
Clark Kent: Then I'll die trying.
Zod: But you won't be the only one. These humans you care so much about. Swear your allegiance to me, and I'll allow the ones you love the most to live. Kneel before Zod. Kneel.
[Clark kneels and Zod extends right his hand. Clark slips the Kryptonian crystal into Zod's hand releasing him from Lex's body. Clark stands back up]
Clark Kent: My father sends his regards.
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Zod
8 April 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I have to admit that when I first saw this episode air in 2006 I was a little disappointed. Seeing it again years later I've come to realize that my original disappointment was a result of having too high expectations after the fantastic season 5. This season 6 premiere is a strong and exciting episode. The fight scene between Clark and the Zod possessed Lex is by far the best part of the episode, and maybe one of the best action scenes ever on Smallville. It's not often that Clark gets a real fight with someone of his strength, so it was a nice change of pace. I do have 2 small complaints that remain today. First off, I've never been a fan of how the Phantom Zone is portrayed. I think the look and feel of a post apocalyptic wasteland is all wrong. I would have rather seen the Phantom Zone as more of a nightmarish place. It would have benefited from being more surreal and frightening of an environment. The other minor complaint unfortunately comes from Rosenbaum's portrayal of Zod. He has some great scenes, but Zod should have been much more over the top.

Overall I only have the minor complaints. While "Zod" is not nearly as strong as some of the other premieres, it's still one of the better offerings in an otherwise weak season 6.


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