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"Smallville" Sacrifice (2010)

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Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman)
Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman) ...
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Original Air Date:
30 April 2010 (Season 9, Episode 19)
Tess's latest intrusion, at Watchtower, and Chloe's excessive lockout mechanism, lock the pair up, likely... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Tom Welling ... Clark Kent

Allison Mack ... Chloe Sullivan

Erica Durance ... Lois Lane (credit only)

Cassidy Freeman ... Tess Mercer

Callum Blue ... Zod

Justin Hartley ... Oliver Queen / Green Arrow

Pam Grier ... Amanda Waller

Sharon Taylor ... Faora

Crystal Lowe ... Vala

Adrian Holmes ... Basqat
Jonathan Walker ... Paul Brenner (as Jonathan Lloyd Walker)

Ryan McDonell ... Stuart Campbell
Joe Maffei ... Coffee Vendor
Paul Duchart ... ER Doctor

Giles Panton ... Agent

Kate Crutchlow ... Checkmate Medic
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kyra Zagorsky ... Kandorian (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Kevin Fair  (as Kevin G. Fair)
Writing credits
Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) &
Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman)

Alfred Gough (developed for television by) &
Miles Millar (developed for television by)

Justin Hartley (teleplay) &
Wally Rudolph (teleplay) (as Walter Wong) and
Bryan Q. Miller (teleplay)

Justin Hartley (story) &
Wally Rudolph (story) (as Walter Wong)

Paul Kupperberg (concept created by: Checkmate) &
Steve Irwin (concept created by: Checkmate)

Robert Bernstein  character: Zod (uncredited)
John Byrne  character: Amanda Blake Waller (uncredited)
Tim McCanlies  concept (uncredited)
John Ostrander  character: Amanda Blake Waller (uncredited)
George Papp  character: Oliver Queen/Green Arrow (uncredited)
Len Wein  character: Amanda Blake Waller (uncredited)
Mort Weisinger  character: Oliver Queen/Green Arrow (uncredited)

Produced by
Anne Cofell Saunders .... producer
Joe Davola .... executive producer
Tom Flores .... producer
Scott Graham .... co-producer
Jordan Hawley .... supervising producer
Holly Henderson .... co-producer
Rob Maier .... producer
Jae Marchant .... co-executive producer
James Marshall .... executive producer
Turi Meyer .... co-executive producer
Brian Wayne Peterson .... executive producer (as Brian Peterson)
Christopher Petry .... associate producer
Brian Robbins .... executive producer
Tim Scanlan .... co-executive producer
Al Septien .... co-executive producer
Kelly Souders .... executive producer
Michael Tollin .... executive producer (as Mike Tollin)
Cristina Verano .... associate producer
Tom Welling .... co-executive producer
Don Whitehead .... co-producer
Original Music by
Louis Febre 
Cinematography by
Barry Donlevy (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Andi Armaganian 
Production Design by
James Philpott 
Art Direction by
Dustin Farrell 
Set Decoration by
Andrea French 
Costume Design by
Melanie Williams 
Makeup Department
Janella Churchill .... additional makeup: 2nd unit
Charmaine Clark .... first assistant hair stylist
Victoria Fernandez .... hairstylist: second unit
Debra Johnson .... key hair stylist: second unit
Sarah Koppes .... key hairstylist
Tina Louise Teoli .... key make-up artist (as Tina Teoli)
Fay von Schroeder .... makeup department head
Sally Barnes .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Scott Graham .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mairzee Almas .... first assistant director
Chris Lamb .... second assistant director
Catriona Macdonald .... trainee assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Art Department
Mark Black .... assistant property master
Trevor Cole .... set dresser
Mark Howes .... lead set dresser
Tom Hunt .... construction coordinator
Jasmine Jakupovic .... scenic artist
Colin Meacham .... on-set dresser
Aleya Naiman .... property master
Sandra Nieuwenhuijsen .... graphic artist/illustrator
Megan Poss .... set designer
Shelley Surette .... lead dresser
Darcy Wyness .... lead hand greens
Les Ford .... playback animator (uncredited)
Peter Lieshout .... paint foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Timothy A. Cleveland .... sound effects editor
Damon Cohoon .... assistant sound editor
Robert Hanchar .... sound mixer (as Rob Hanchar)
Dan Hiland .... re-recording mixer
Michael E. Lawshe .... supervising sound editor (as Michael E. Lawshé)
Eric Moss .... assistant sound editor
Gary D. Rogers .... re-recording mixer
Paul J. Diller .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Jessica Goodwin .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Monett Holderer .... foley artist (uncredited)
Rick Owens .... foley artist (uncredited)
Trevor Sperry .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Mike Kruper .... special effects technician
Brant McIlroy .... special effects
Michael Walls .... special effects coordinator
Michael Walls .... special effects supervisor (as Mike Walls)
Visual Effects by
Daniel Rubin .... lead compositor
Trent Smith .... visual effects producer
Anthony Alvaro .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Pharoah Barrett .... 3D artist (uncredited)
Jean-Luc Dinsdale .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Brenda Ilic .... visual effects producer: Entity FX North (uncredited)
Chris Pounds .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Philip Chang .... stunts
Brian Lydiatt .... assistant stunt coordinator
Jacob Rupp .... stunt coordinator
Aaron Au .... fight choreographer (uncredited)
Janene Carleton .... stunts (uncredited)
Fraser Corbett .... stunts (uncredited)
Chris Webb .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Buckmaster .... gaffer
David Gray .... still photographer (2001-2010)
Simon Jori .... digital imaging technician
Todd Lapp .... rigging gafer
Todd Lapp .... second unit
Laird Pierce .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Andre Gheorghiu .... motion picture video coordinator (uncredited)
Sasha Proctor .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Scott Wallace .... video playback operator (uncredited)
Michael Wiebe .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Deedee Bradley .... casting: Los Angeles
Heike Brandstatter .... casting: Vancouver
Coreen Mayrs .... casting: Vancouver
Amy Nygaard .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Dan Judy .... colorist
Donna Umali .... assistant editor
Jessica E. Newman .... post production coordinator (uncredited)
Music Department
Chris McGeary .... music editor
Remy Zero .... performer: theme song "Save Me"
Angela Claverie .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Will Park .... transportation captain: second unit (uncredited)
Other crew
Emmanuel Albano .... production assistant
Ric De Groot .... assistant accountant
Blair Hackman .... first assistant production coordinator
Connor Kilpatrick .... writers production assistant
John Malakoff .... production travel consultant
Matt McInnis .... production staff
Stephen McLauchlan .... production assistant
Bryan Q. Miller .... story editor
Tin Pang .... production assistant
Mavis Quek .... key production assistant
Salomon Saade .... production assistant
Winica Dewangga .... second assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Andrea Fraser-Winsby .... assistant to the executive producer (uncredited)
Scott C. Myers .... production assistant: writer (uncredited)
Yuell Newsome .... film librarian (uncredited)
Milton Ng .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michelle Ricci .... production assistant (uncredited)
Troy Rudolph .... stand-in (uncredited)
Winona Sim .... playback coordinator (uncredited)

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alfred Gough  creator
Miles Millar  creator

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

42 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

When Chloe enters Watchtower she give a Verification Code #051409 - the date of the season 8 finale when Jimmy dies. Jimmy gave Chloe Watchtower as a wedding present.See more »
Coffee Vendor:You know, I've been meaning to ask. What kind of job has a pretty young lady working all night, every night?
Chloe Sullivan:Actually, I work for a non-profit organization. We help people in need.
Coffee Vendor:Trying to save the world, huh?
Chloe Sullivan:All night, every night.
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References Superman II (1980)See more »


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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Sacrifice, 5 May 2011
Author: Colcatron from Canada

Season 9 of Smallville hit a bit of a slump as it came near the end, in part due to the poorly executed Checkmate story. Season 9 had a big comeback with "Sacrifice". Sometimes the writers forget that you don't need an overly complex plot to make an exciting episode, but rather a simple and basic plot like has been written here. Tess tries to infiltrate Watchtower, and both she and Chloe get locked inside. The other half of the episode is less exciting, but again a simplified story involving Clark trying to stop the Kandorians who had been given their powers by Zod, by aligning with Faora and those Kandorians that were left behind.

As 24 proved, it is possible to make an exciting show in real time format. I'd go as far as to say it's easier to make a show exciting in real time. There's not a lot of action here in "Sacrifice". Basically a couple of extended scenes. The excitement of real time is built into the time demand itself. On top of that, with so many back to back scenes without story gaps, there's a lot more room for character development. A perfect example of that is with Tess' character. She has a big shift here, the biggest character shift in all 3 seasons she was involved in. I can't see it being as believable with time jumps in the middle of the episode. The interesting thing is that Clark actually takes a back seat here. This episode is about the development of Chloe, Tess, Zod and his wife Faora. Aside from the finale, this may be my favorite episode in the second half of season 9. This was exactly what the show needed to boost interest heading toward the finale.

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