Smallville (2001–2011)
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After a secret meeting with Lionel, Lana is shot at the Daily Planet by a mysterious gunman. Jimmy is knocked out while studying photographs of the scene and dreams about a 1940, ... See full summary »


Jeannot Szwarc


Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman), Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Welling ... Clark Kent
Kristin Kreuk ... Lana Luthor
Michael Rosenbaum ... Lex Luthor
Erica Durance ... Lois Lane
Allison Mack ... Chloe Sullivan
John Glover ... Lionel Luthor
Annette O'Toole ... Martha Kent (credit only)
Aaron Ashmore ... Jimmy Olsen
A.C. Peterson ... Senator Ed Burke (as Alan C. Peterson)
Richard Kahan ... Brennan
Audra Ricketts Audra Ricketts ... EMT
Benjamin Ayres ... Jason Bartlett (as Ben Ayres)
Kelly-Ruth Mercier ... Operator
Peter Kelamis ... Police Tech
Kasper Michaels Kasper Michaels ... Policeman #1


After a secret meeting with Lionel, Lana is shot at the Daily Planet by a mysterious gunman. Jimmy is knocked out while studying photographs of the scene and dreams about a 1940, black-and-white version, of Smallville. Jimmy finds himself playing the role of a reporter with Chloe his secretary, and a bumbling Clark also works there, as his sidekick. Jimmy's investigation leads him to Lana, who turns out to be a very evil femme fatale who plans to orchestrate the murder of her tycoon husband Lex by using Jimmy as the patsy. Jimmy's research further takes him to a notorious nightclub owned by Lionel Luther, and Lois is a sultry singer working at club who is having a fling with Lex to help him orchestrate the murder of Lana. Meanwhile, back in 2007, Clark discovers why Lana married Lex after Chloe learns it from Lana. Also, Lois further meddles in the shooting case by stealing a silver-lined cigarette case which holds a clue. Written by Anonymous

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3 May 2007 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the scene where Lois is singing, it was actually Erica Durance singing, much like Teri Hatcher did when Lois went undercover as a lounge singer for a story in the Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) episode Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: I've Got a Crush on You (1993). See more »


When the elevator opens, it appears that Lana was shot on the left side, but when the medics have her on the gurney, they are applying pressure with a bloody bandage on her right side. Then when you see Lionel talking to her still at "he Planet" newspaper office, while she is on the gurney and they zoom in, the "wound" is back on the left side again. See more »


Jimmy Olsen: I figured you could use an escape from your real-life soap opera.
Chloe Sullivan: What do you mean?
Jimmy Olsen: Well, if you live it every day, but from the outside. Your real life's got Cagney and Stanwyck written all over it. You've got your billionaire mogul, you got the confused damsel who choice money over love, and the mysterious best friend who shows up everywhere because he can't seem to get a real job. Not to mention the steadfast dame they all depend on.
Chloe Sullivan: Wow. A real glimpse in the mind of Jimmy Olsen. FYI, um, "...
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References Adventures of Superman (1952) See more »


Somebody Else
Performed by Erica Durance
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I Agree!
12 October 2008 | by BarryB4See all my reviews

I never liked episodes of "Magnum P.I." that did stuff like this (a black and white episode where the main characters appear in an old-movie type story).

"Noir" did not do much to advance the plot line of that season. Though the affection for old movies is obvious.

It is one of the least interesting episodes in the series.

Oh, yeah, I never liked it when "JAG" did this either. One day they had a "JAG" marathon of all "fantasy" episodes, nothing with the characters in their normal setting. The one where everyone was back in the 1960's was okay, though.

"Smallville" is my favorite show, and "Noir" is pretty weak.

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