Smallville: Season 7, Episode 17

Sleeper (24 Apr. 2008)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Romance
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 432 users  
Reviews: 4 user

All in one night, the Feds try to head off Chloe, who's hacking into top secret computers, convince Jimmy Olsen that she's a terrorist, and ground Lex, preventing him from flying anywhere.

Director:

Writers:

(character created by: Superman), (character created by: Superman), 6 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 4281 titles
created 06 Apr 2012
 
a list of 2780 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 20 titles
created 09 Nov 2012
 
a list of 20 titles
created 09 May 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Sleeper" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sleeper (24 Apr 2008)

Sleeper (24 Apr 2008) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Smallville.
« Previous Episode | 150 of 217 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
Lana Lang (credit only)
...
...
Lois Lane (credit only)
...
...
Kara (voice)
...
Lionel Luthor (credit only)
...
...
Don Broach ...
Mysterious Attacker (as Don Broatch)
D.J. Rhiannon ...
Ace of Clubs DJ (as DJ Rhiannon)
Edit

Storyline

Jimmy is approached by a shady government agent, named Vanessa Weber, who thinks that Chloe is part of a terrorist sleeper cell and wants him to spy on her. However, Chloe is helping Clark try to find the missing Kara while running the Isis Foundation while Lana is still comatose. Elsewhere, Lex travels to Switzerland to a bank to try to retrieve the contents in a safety deposit box hoping to seek answers to the identity of the Traveler. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Certificate:

TV-PG
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

24 April 2008 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jimmy changing from his disguise to a tuxedo is a visual reference to the "James Bond" spy franchise. See more »

Goofs

Near the end Chloe says "Well, Krypton 1989... give or take a few light-years." Light years are a measure of distance, not time. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Olsen: [to Agent Webber] Look, I'm not your James Bond. I went to a Halloween party once as James Bond. Everyone thought I was the maître d'.
See more »

Soundtracks

Mercy
(uncredited)
Written by Duffy and Steve Booker
Performed by Duffy
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The name's Olsen... James Olsen.
25 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'Sleeper' is the second-worst episode of the season for me, after 'Fierce.' Clark needs to try to find BrainIAC and Kara, or stop Lex from getting to Zurich to discover the box. Instead, he at first wastes his time looking over Lana. Chloe is busy trying to gain access to a satellite that may have caught BrainIAC and Kara's flight into an unknown territory, and in the process must constantly lie to her boyfriend Jimmy to continue this endeavor. In this fallout, Jimmy gets stuck between a government agent who believes Chloe is a terrorist due to a project called StarHawk earlier in the season.

This episode proves that Jimmy-centric episodes are rather weak. Along with 'Noir,' the Smallville powers-that-be are now 0/2 in the Jimmy-centric episodes department.

First of all, there are plenty of plot-holes. Story-wise, Clark isn't looking for BrainIAC or trying to stop Lex from getting to Zurich. Insteead, he's wasting all his time in the hospital sitting by Lana. There are three things going on in his life, and he decides to tend to by far the least important matter. Stupid pining over Lana. Truly disgusting. I can see why the government would believe Chloe to be a terrorist with evil plans, but the storyline was poorly executed. No more episodes mostly starring Aaron Ashmore! Jimmy as James Bond was only ever-so-slightly cool, because of a couple cool gadgets. But nothing worth dedicating an episode about.

The only thing that saved this was the more-important subplot involving Clark's hearing Kara's transmission from the Fortress, and a message from Virgil Swann's diary from 1989. The temporary sub-plot was no good. A '7' rating is generous.


13 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Should I watch this? taylor-evanoff
Zod ruined the show for me MadeofBocote
Concerning the suit Roselynlee
217 episodes ... BluE-CroW
What are your thoughts on Tess? youtubemisticaluser
Anyone agree that this show went on for too long? almooreuk
Discuss Sleeper (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?