One of the Phantom Zone escapees is up to no good in the local forest. Clark is jealous of Chloe's new boyfriend from the paper. Meanwhile, Lana and Lex finally sleep together and Lois falls in love with Oliver Queen, Martha's benefactor.

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Clark realizes that in his escape from the Phantom Zone, a handful of other phantom criminals have also escaped and one of them is causing murder and mayhem at a local forest after Chloe and Jimmy stumble upon a ghoulish murder scene. Meanwhile, Lana and Lex finally decide to announce their romance by having a 'Dark Thursday' charity ball at the Luthor mansion. Also, Lois begins to fall in love with Oliver Queen who agrees to become Martha's benefactor. Written by Anonymous

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Martha Kent: Thought I heard the door.
Lois Lane: Yeah, your pledge finally sailed in from Queen Industries.
Martha Kent: Where's the man who came with it?
Lois Lane: The courier? Oh, I gave him his tip and sent him on his merry little way.
Martha Kent: [she hurries to the door and sees Oliver is gone, then turns back] Handsome, chiseled features with a smile that could light up a barn?
Lois Lane: Mrs. Kent, you have a crush on the courier?
Martha Kent: [as she talks, Lois' face falls] You mean the billionaire CEO who stopped by to talk about his financial support of my platform?...
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It Ends Tonight
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Park Ranger? Try Alien!
7 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Clark battles the first Phantom Zone escapee, and relationships grow stronger, in 'Wither.' Mysterious deaths have been occurring in a national park near Smallville. Clark is suspicious of the reason behind it, and he's right- Gloria, the park ranger, is more than meets the eye. Meanwhile, Lex holds a costume ball with all proceeds going towards the revamping of Metropolis in the aftermath of Dark Thursday. Oliver Queen attends, and takes Lois Lane with him. The audience also finds out that Chloe Sullivan has a little thing going with a familiar name from the Superman story... Jimmy Olsen.

The appeal of this episode is the arrival of the first Phantom and a hint at Green Arrow's ability. Not a great episode, but a good one.


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