Smallville: Season 8, Episode 6

Prey (23 Oct. 2008)

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A serial killer is on the loose in Metropolis, and Clark always seems to be one step behind him, while Chloe's paramedic friend seems to think he blacks out and performs the dirty deeds, himself.


(as Michael Rohl)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lois Lane (credit only)
Tess Mercer (credit only)
Oliver Queen (credit only)
Anna Williams ...
Max Train ...
Travis Black (as Mitchell Duffield)
Jay-Nicolas Hackleman ...
Jewelry Store Owner


A serial killer with special powers is on the loose in Metropolis killing people. But Clark and Chloe find themselves on opposing sides when Clark believes that the EMT Davis Bloome is responsible, while the skeptic Chloe defends her new friend. John Jones, now working undercover as a Metropolis police investigator, returns to help Clark find out who or what is responsible. Jimmy attempts to find the killer on his own... with Davis' help. Although, the killer is revealed, Davis continues to hide his own mysterious powers from everyone. Written by Anonymous

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23 October 2008 (USA)  »

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When Jimmy met Davis looking to get more info on the killer, he said the best description a witness gave was that the killer was "a monster with bony eyelids." In the comics, Doomsday is exactly that. See more »


John Jones: You're so fixated on being a hero, you're not paying attention to who might be watching.
Clark Kent: Is this your idea of a pep talk?
John Jones: It's not *my* identity that's at risk. Every day, I have to run faster and faster interference on these mysterious Good Samaritan reports.
Clark Kent: Well, that means I'm doing my job. Just have to make sure no one sees my face.
John Jones: Well, you can't be sure of that. Unless you plan to put on a mask.
Clark Kent: You're joking, right?
John Jones: You are not in Smallville any more, Clark. Metropolis has millions of ...
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27 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As someone who grew up with both Superman and Superboy comic books 40+ years ago, a costume or disguise and the glasses are both long overdue. It's a no-brainer and my main complaint, even if it isn't the final version; come on, think about it. Do what you must and cover your face and identity, something! Mardi Gras, Holloween, a cop uniform without patches, with sunglasses, Zorro's mask, a pullover hat, anything! Really short-sided, infuriating.

Superboy could fly. Krypto the dog was a superdog, not the result of an experiment, and could also fly. The meek, gawky and geeky Superboy has been abandoned in favor of a popular farm boy and athlete. "Truth, Justice, and the American Way" have not showed up, yet. The power or "ability" of flying are also long overdue. Still, this is a great series which I have thoroughly enjoyed. As I recall, in the original legend the costume was made by Martha from his baby blanket contained in the spaceship. The "S" was an El family symbol, like a Scottish emblem; this has been hinted at. The red and blue colors of his farmboy dress are right on but the yellow is missing; good show. The story of the constantly disappearing Clark is also right on.

There is more to be done and quickly before Tom Welling reaches 35.

With kudos to Annette O'Toole (excellent), John Schneider (very good), Tom Welling (very good), Kristin Kreuk (average, story character and looks only), John Glover (ok), and Erica Durance (sexy), Allison Mack is by far the best actor (actress) in the ensemble. Allison Mack is the glue. She and her character make sense of everything.

Thanks, John W

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