Smallville: Season 7, Episode 17

Sleeper (24 Apr. 2008)

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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.

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Lana Lang (credit only)
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Lois Lane (credit only)
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Kara (voice)
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Lionel Luthor (credit only)
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Mysterious Attacker (as Don Broatch)
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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

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Jimmy Olsen is seen playing WinBack 2: Project Poseidon (2006) in many scenes in this episode, he plays it on a fictional hand-held device. This is another game that has been shown that is a game made by the company Koei, the other game shown previously in another episode was a _Dynasty Warriors (1997) (VG)_ game. See more »

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At about 35 minutes into the show they show a shot of the Daily Planet from above, pulling away as from a helicopter. If you watch closely to the buildings to the right and bottom of the screens, the steam coming from the buildings is actually running in reverse and going into the buildings. See more »

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Clark Kent: You're saying Kara's actually on Krypton?
Chloe Sullivan: Well, Krypton 1989. Give or take a few light-years.
Clark Kent: That explains how her message mysteriously appeared in Swann's journal. She sent it to him, hoping that I'd read it.
Chloe Sullivan: Sounds more like a Hail Mary pass. Clark, if she sent those messages, to Swann and the Fortress, Kara's desperate to get your attention.
Clark Kent: When I was in the Fortress, Kara warned me that Brainiac was trying to kill me. She must have meant the version of me on Krypton 20 years ago.
Chloe Sullivan: When you...
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Written by Shana Halligan and Michael Railton and Kiran Shahani and Rick Torres
Performed by Bitter Sweet
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Sleeper
21 April 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

"I went to a Halloween party once as James Bond and everyone thought I was the Maitre D".

That's a hilarious line Jimmy Olsen utters just before he's recruited by the government to take part in some secret agent action. "Sleeper" is mostly a Jimmy Olsen episode, and while far from being the best episode of the season, it still has enough fun moments to keep me entertained. Personally I'd still rather watch a slightly fun weak episode like this than a flat out dull weak episode like "Subterranean" from season 6.

I think one reason for this episode being poorly received has to do with it's placement in the episode order. As is common in late season episodes, "Sleeper" attempts to tell an amusing stand alone story, that can only be described as useless filler, in the midst of all the epic end of season story arcs. Following the episodes of Traveller, Veritas and Descent, and immediately preceding the final 3 episodes of the season, this was bound to disappoint when there's so little focus given to the larger story.

By no means is "Sleeper" a great episode, but for me it's just entertaining enough to watch on multiple viewings.


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