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While running for campaign to the senate, Jonathan hires Lois as his advisor. Meanwhile, his opponent Lex is visited by a group of fans leaded by the fanatic Samantha Drake, and the ... See full summary »

Director:

Mike Rohl (as Michael Rohl)

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Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman), Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) | 3 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Tom Welling ... Clark Kent
Kristin Kreuk ... Lana Lang
Michael Rosenbaum ... Lex Luthor
Erica Durance ... Lois Lane
Allison Mack ... Chloe Sullivan
John Glover ... Lionel Luthor
Annette O'Toole ... Martha Kent
John Schneider ... Jonathan Kent
Annie Burgstede ... Samantha Drake
Adrian Holmes ... Griff
Dean McKenzie Dean McKenzie ... Campaign Manager
David Richmond-Peck ... March Sosnick (as David Richmond Peck)
Sage Brocklebank ... James
Miles Meadows Miles Meadows ... Doug
Bud the Dog Bud the Dog ... Shelby (as BUD the dog)
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While running for campaign to the senate, Jonathan hires Lois as his advisor. Meanwhile, his opponent Lex is visited by a group of fans leaded by the fanatic Samantha Drake, and the deranged woman threatens the safety of Jonathan by attempting to assassinate him at a political rally by using Lois to carry out the deed. Meanwhile, Lana discusses with Clark their sex life on why he no longer wants to make love to her, and Clark exposes his innermost fears to Chloe that Lana will discover his secret superpowers if he continues his romance with Lana. Elsewhere, Lionel takes and eliminates the dossier Griff has prepared to Lex to discredit Jonathan, and offers his financial support to Martha. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2006 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Clark's conversation with Chloe about his fear that he might not be able to keep from hurting Lana during physical intimacy is a reference to a classic 1969 essay by science fiction author Larry Niven called "Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex." In that article, Niven postulates that Superman/Clark Kent would be unable to have a sexual relationship with a non-superpowered woman, since his involuntary lack of physical control could result in catastrophic injury to his partner. See more »

Quotes

Lionel Luthor: Despite your intense studies, it seems Jonathan Kent, after yesterday's theatrics, has surged ahead of you in the polls.
Lex Luthor: I didn't have anything to do with that.
Lionel Luthor: No, no, of course you didn't. But it looks as though your disciples tried to follow in your footsteps. They have succeeded in creating quite a mess. How does it feel, Lex, to have people worship you?
Lex Luthor: Being the idol for a cult of psychopaths isn't exactly a power trip, dad.
Lionel Luthor: No, but I suppose being a state senator would be. Isn't that why...
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I Want It All
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Written by David Gahan and Christian Eigner and Andrew Phillpott
Performed by Depeche Mode
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This is about Sun Tsu Art of the War
4 March 2007 | by jennyxj09See all my reviews

Being a Chinese, I just know Sun Tsu wouldn't take sides of good and evil when he wrote the book the Art of the War. Neither would he know that thousands of years later one or two of his battling techniques became a basis in an American script that mainly tells stories about aliens. There is no black and white in AOW, but winning and losing. Fanatic adopts this idea in a convincing sort of way.

It is more interesting to see that Clark chose Chloe for advice on his relationship with Lana, and disappointing that Martha finally went to Lionel in a very un-Marthaish way for the money needed in Jonathan's doomed election, which is the part that annoys me greatly. Two stars were cut off for this inconsistency of Martha's personality.


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