Smallville: Season 8, Episode 8

Bloodline (6 Nov. 2008)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Romance
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Clark receives a crystal that sends him and a visiting Lois to the Phantom Zone where they run into Kara. Kara tries to open a portal for Lois before it's too late but Zod's wife, Faora, ... See full summary »

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Clark receives a crystal that sends him and a visiting Lois to the Phantom Zone where they run into Kara. Kara tries to open a portal for Lois before it's too late but Zod's wife, Faora, manages to escape in Lois's body and proceeds to go on a rampage through the streets of Metropolis. Written by Derfel86

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Faora says to her son Davis Bloome after she impales him that, "That which kills you makes you stronger." This is a corruption of the quote by the 19th century German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche "That which does not kill us makes us stronger" See more »

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Glass is shown inside, on the kitchen floor, even though phantom zone frame, holding Clark and Lois, was heading out the window. See more »

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Kara: What were you thinking bringing Lois here?
Clark Kent: Lois was there when I touched the crystal. We need to find a portal back.
Kara: I did. Zor-El built me an escape hatch.
Clark Kent: If you know a way out, then why are you still here?
Kara: I didn't want to make the same mistake you did. Zoners got out when you left. They're just waiting for me to open the portal again.
Clark Kent: So you stayed here all this time, fending for your life to protect Earth?
Kara: Your lifeline. You lose it, you die.
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Welcome back Kara
24 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The return of Kara Zor-El is welcome in a very good episode of the eight season. Clark mysteriously re-obtains the Kryptonian crystal that created the Fortress of Solitude nearly four years earlier, having been sent in the mail after Maxima had obtained it in a previous episode. This crystal, however, sends both he and Lois to the Phantom Zone, an unwelcome return for Clark until he finds his cousin Kara there, still alive after being completely taken over by BrainIAC and sent there months earlier. In valiant attempts to free her, the wife of Zod, Faora, escapes and comes to Earth, using Lois' body to find her creation, Davis Bloome. Faora's character and visit helped Davis to further realize that he was designed to be a monster and a killer, and that with correct mindset he is invulnerable to earthly things. Through this he becomes more convinced that Lois really was possessing the soul of someone else, and that the someone else was speaking truth to him about being a creation meant to bring doom to others, on many worlds, but particularly Earth. It's also good to see Kara freed, but to also understand her need to remain connected to the still-alive city of Kandor, from Krypton, a city that has multiple connections to BrainIAC as its conqueror in comic canon. At the same time, Clark is at full understanding that although it would be great to help Kara reclaim Kandor, his calling, as he had told the alien goddess Maxima, is to remain on Earth and inspire hope in others, as he had stated in the previous episode.


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