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 »

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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

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This actually marks the third time that an actress who previously played Lois Lane, played her mother. Phyllis Coates previously played Lois Lane in Adventures of Superman (1952), and then later her mother in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993). Ironically, playing the mother to the women who plays Lois' mother in this episode, Teri Hatcher. Noel Neil played young lois' mom in superman the movie See more »

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Granny Goodness: [to Tess] I've been training my girls for decades not to blend into society - but to conquer it. Here and around the world. My girls know I'll always be here for them. And *I* know they'll never desert me.
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Amazing Grace
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Abandoned
9 May 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

In the series of season 10 stories dealing with tying up family issues, "Abandoned" is a step in the right direction after the unoriginal "Ambush". Lois watches a video her mother made for her before she died, Clark sees his birth parents Jor-El and Lara one more time, but surprisingly for the first time ever, Tess carries the show.

After 3 seasons of Tess being nothing more than a boring replacement for Lex, and then a boring replacement for Chloe, she's finally given some individuality as a character, and a proper back story. Tess' childhood is tied directly to Granny Goodness, a DC comics villain with a strong connection to this season's main villain, Darkseid. For one, I loved that the producers chose not to make the main villain front and centre for the whole season, something that I feel ruined the tension is seasons 8 and 9. Instead Darkseid is always a menacing presence in the background, with his minions taking centre stage. Of all of Darkseid's minions we see this season, Granny Goodness was probably the best written, best acted, and most terrifying. Lots of credit goes to the actress for being able to stand next to Desaad and Godfrey and be the one to give you nightmares.


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