When Tess inadvertently activates the mysterious Kryptonian Knowledge crystal found in the Artic, it omits a high-band beacon which summons an alien queen, named Maxima, who arrives on ... See full summary »

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When Tess inadvertently activates the mysterious Kryptonian Knowledge crystal found in the Artic, it omits a high-band beacon which summons an alien queen, named Maxima, who arrives on Earth and begins a search for her new mate with a kiss that is deadly to anyone else not of Krypton. Meanwhile, after just moving in together, Jimmy finds a letter that Chloe wrote for Clark that brings Jimmy's insecurities to the surface... again. Written by Moviedude1

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Chloe makes a reference to Scooby-Doo. In the early years of the Smallville TV series, when Chloe, Clark, and Pete were investigating the bizarre events happening in Smallville, many of those episodes were like an episode of the Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc. gang. See more »

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Tess Mercer: Do you kickbox, Chloe? I find it helps me focus my anger.
Chloe Sullivan: Maybe I should rush over to the dojo because I have a lot of it building up right now.
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References 9½ Weeks (1986) See more »

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Instinct
25 April 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Season 8 introduces another DC character with Maxima, and the result is another enjoyable entertainment driven episode, which is even more enjoyable on second viewing, since I know how dark and boring many of the upcoming season 8 episodes will end up being. Considering Smallville usually alters comic book characters drastically to make them more reality based, Maxima is surprisingly closely adapted from the comics. The best thing about "Instinct" is that it escalated the Clark/ Lois dynamic, as has been handled very well in the early episodes of season 8. Not so well handled is the annoying scenes between Jimmy and Chloe about Clark. Having Jimmy get repeatedly jealous about Clark after 2 seasons has more than run it's course, and it only comes across as juvenile at this point.


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