Clark accompanies Tess, who got childhood nightmares triggered by a mysteriously delivered music-box, to the orphanage where she was left behind by her parents. They find out the hard way '... See full summary »


(as Kevin G. Fair)


(character created by: Superman), (character created by: Superman) | 5 more credits »

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Video






Episode cast overview:
Oliver Queen (credit only)
Leigh Bourke ...
Young Tess Mercer (as Leigh Bourque)
Natasha (as Olivia Steele-Falconer)


Clark accompanies Tess, who got childhood nightmares triggered by a mysteriously delivered music-box, to the orphanage where she was left behind by her parents. They find out the hard way 'Granny', who runs it, far from her philanthropic image, in fact ruthlessly rules a brain-washed power girls ring. The general finally sent Lois the video made by her late mother when dying from cancer. Dealing with painful and sweet memories, she ends up digging in Clark's Kryptonian parental antecedents in the fortress. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis






Release Date:

12 November 2010 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


This was the third time that an actress who had played Lois Lane played her mother. Noel Neill played Lois' mother in Suoerman (1978) and Phyllic Coates played her in an episode of Lois and Clark. See more »


Clark Kent: You don't have to do this. I can get you out of here. Help your younger sisters find real homes!
Mad Harriet: No one could ever love us as much as Granny.
Clark Kent: She controls you. That's not love.
Mad Harriet: She will never leave us. We'll never be lonely or afraid.
Clark Kent: Someone who loves you doesn't make you forget who you are and where you came from.
Mad Harriet: This is our family now. And you don't know Granny the way we do. Her power is absolute. And she is smarter than *any* human. Just as these green fire rocks temper our weapons, ...
See more »


References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »


Amazing Grace
Sung by the children
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Moving Episode
13 November 2010 | by (West Virginia) – See all my reviews

This was a fantastic episode, one of the best Smallville episodes I have seen in a while. I am sad to say I have not watched Smallville from the beginning. I have, however, seen my share of bad episodes. Every TV show has them. I honestly believe that the studios hire crappy writers to put out bad episodes on purpose; they add contrast to the show. Bad episodes make the good ones seem even better.

(cue the spoilers)

You will find no vampires or zombies in this episode. OK, so there are brainwashed, kryptonite wielding, ninja chicks. I don't think Smallville would be seem proper without some random kryptonite. You would think Clark would be looking for that tell-tale green glow by now. Somehow he always seems to be surprised by it.

This episode has a lot of heart. It reminds us that no matter what we have lost, we can move on. We are the choices we make. They define us and make us who we are. To remove these unsightly parts of ourselves would unravel the tapestry of our lives (to borrow a line from Star Trek). No matter what life throws at us, we always have a choice. The guest stars in this episode were wisely chosen. They all performed superbly. I would be surprised if they did not get awards for their roles. In short: This was a great episode, and will no doubt make the top ten Smallville list in years to come.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Please prove me wrong season 8 is a bit plotless tomwitney
The best Lois Lane? jimswarthau7
Lana treats Lex poorly in Season 6 prior to the wedding minutestilleternity
Creating the Mythos and destroying it Yaso-Kuuhl
Jonathan & Aunt Nell shadowspt-197-12620
Good but so much filler BrickNash
Discuss Abandoned (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: