Smallville: Season 6, Episode 20

Noir (3 May 2007)

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After a secret meeting with Lionel, Lana is shot at the Daily Planet by a mysterious gunman. Jimmy is knocked out while studying photographs of the scene and dreams about a 1940, ... See full summary »



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Martha Kent (credit only)
Audra Ricketts
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After a secret meeting with Lionel, Lana is shot at the Daily Planet by a mysterious gunman. Jimmy is knocked out while studying photographs of the scene and dreams about a 1940, black-and-white version, of Smallville. Jimmy finds himself playing the role of a reporter with Chloe his secretary, and a bumbling Clark also works there, as his sidekick. Jimmy's investigation leads him to Lana, who turns out to be a very evil femme fatale who plans to orchestrate the murder of her tycoon husband Lex by using Jimmy as the patsy. Jimmy's research further takes him to a notorious nightclub owned by Lionel Luther, and Lois is a sultry singer working at club who is having a fling with Lex to help him orchestrate the murder of Lana. Meanwhile, back in 2007, Clark discovers why Lana married Lex after Chloe learns it from Lana. Also, Lois further meddles in the shooting case by stealing a silver-lined cigarette case which holds a clue. Written by Anonymous

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Noir refers to film noir, French for "black film". Film noir was a crime drama movie genre usually featuring murder under suspicious circumstances. These black-and-white films were extremely popular in the 1940s. See more »


Chloe shows the newspaper to Jimmy with his photograph on it. The photograph is not the same when a close-up is shown. See more »


[as Clark catches her from a fall]
Chloe Sullivan: You didn't have to wait for the last second, you know?
Clark Kent: What fun would that be?
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Features The Big Sleep (1946) See more »


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Homage to Film-Noir
25 May 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

While watching "The Big Sleep" in a room in Daily Planet, Chloe and Jimmy hear a shot and they find Lana severely wounded in the elevator and a man running upstairs. Jimmy takes a picture of the man with his cellular, and after downloading the image to the computer, he is hit in his head and faints. He dreams with a weird situation in 1940, with his acquaintances living characters of a film-noir with Lana Lang performing a Machiavellian femme fatale. Meanwhile Lois steals a silver cigarette case with a Gardenia from the crime scene with evidences of a mysterious encounter of Lex with an American senator. Lana discloses to Chloe that she married Lex to protect Clark.

I am a fan of film-noir; therefore I liked this episode, actually a great homage to this genre. The story in 1940 is stylish and better than the plot of the episode. The ambiguous Lionel Luthor shows again the reason why Lex is so evil. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Mulher Misteriosa" ("Mysterious Woman")

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