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Clark hears the voice of his biological mother, Lara, calling for help from Kara's crystal and decides to release her, despite Jor-El's warnings. Lara and Clark reunite and she gives him ... See full summary »

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Clark hears the voice of his biological mother, Lara, calling for help from Kara's crystal and decides to release her, despite Jor-El's warnings. Lara and Clark reunite and she gives him Jor-El's ring, which contains blue kryptonite. As Clark puts it on, he realizes Zor-El manipulated the whole thing and that blue kryptonite strips him of his powers, enabling Zor-El to take control of the Fortress of Solitude. Meanwhile, Chloe and Lex each discover Lois and Grant have been seeing each other and warn them to stop.

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Helen Slater, playing Lara-El, also played Supergirl in the 1984 movie. See more »

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Grant Gabriel: We can't this secret forever, Lex. I'm not afraid of Lionel Luthor.
Lex Luthor: Well, you should be. No one can know, do you understand? If he found out the truth, he could kill you.
Grant Gabriel: I'm his son. You're my brother. How could he?
Lex Luthor: Our dear old dad told the world that you were dead, and then secretly gave you up for adoption all because his wife was terminally ill. He's not gonna want that skeleton stepping out of the closet.
Grant Gabriel: What he did happened a long time ago.
Lex Luthor: In the public's eyes, there's no statute of ...
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Blue
18 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

Clark's Kryptonian mother, Lara, and Kara's Kryptonian father, Zor-El, were both introduced a few episodes earlier. Now in "Blue" they carry what is arguably the biggest episode of season 7 up until this point.

In many Superman adaptations, Kryptonians are portrayed as being perfect moral beings, with Zod being the only exception. Smallville has always made things unpredictable, with even Jor-El's motives and actions sometimes being questioned. Previous episodes established an interesting past feud between brothers Jor-El and Zor-El, and only 2 episodes earlier Zor-El was outed as a mad and villainous character. In "Blue" we have the introduction of Blue Kryptonite, which we learn here can completely strip Clark of his powers. The writing is more clever than your average episode, with most of the twists coming as a result of careless mistakes on the heroes part. Zor-El finds Clark and Lara by deceiving his daughter Kara into giving them up. Clark loses his powers by being given a family ring by his mother.

The strongest element of this episode is the acting. While one can always expect great performances from recurring special guest stars, like Christopher Reeve as Dr. Swann, James Marsters as Brainiac, or Helen Slater here as Lara, it was surprising to have such a dynamite performance Christopher Heyerdahl as Zor-El, considering he's more or less an unknown with a less than outstanding resume. It's only too bad that he only made the two appearances as Zor-El.

The side plot involving Lois and Grant Gabriel became distracting at times. Although it is necessary for Smallville to occasionally feature a non relevant side plot to move stories along for the season, I wish they'd keep it out of larger scale episodes like this. Still it's only a minor annoyance in an otherwise epic episode.


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