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Persuasion 

It is Valentine's Day and while Clark is out on a date with Lois, he unknowingly becomes infected by gemstone kryptonite, which has magical wish-fulfilling properties. Clark mentions to ... See full summary »

Director:

Christopher Petry

Writers:

Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman), Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) | 3 more credits »
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Episode credited cast:
Tom Welling ... Clark Kent
Allison Mack ... Chloe Sullivan
Erica Durance ... Lois Lane
Cassidy Freeman ... Tess Mercer
Callum Blue ... Zod
Justin Hartley ... Oliver Queen (credit only)
Alessandro Juliani ... Dr. Emil Hamilton
Monique Ganderton ... Alia
Sharon Taylor ... Faora
G. Michael Gray ... Buddy Brown
Carmen Lavigne ... Valentine Fairy
Eric Breker
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Hailey Dawn Birnie ... Stacey (as Hailey Birnie)
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It is Valentine's Day and while Clark is out on a date with Lois, he unknowingly becomes infected by gemstone kryptonite, which has magical wish-fulfilling properties. Clark mentions to Lois that he wishes they had a more traditional relationship, so Lois quits the Daily Planet, moves in with Clark and starts planning their wedding. Still unaware of his new power, Clark also casually tells Chloe he wishes she would spend more time watching out for him, so an infected Chloe takes his wish to heart and sets her sights on a new target: Lois. Meanwhile, Zod quarrels with Tess as well as his wife, Faora, over the construction of the new solar tower which he hopes will restore his and the Kandorians super powers which will enable them to take over the Earth. Written by matt-282

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 2010 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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This episode takes place in February 2010. See more »

Goofs

When Lois pours Clark a beer after making him dinner, the fizz in the beer goes from being a lot, to little, back to a lot a few times. See more »

Quotes

Clark Kent: I realize you're not on board with me helping the Kandorians.
Chloe Sullivan: Yeah, well, you know how it is. You find out that one of them skewers you to death in the post-apocalyptic future, you kind of lose interest.
Clark Kent: Yeah, well, I know it seems like I may have overlooked some of their mistakes.
Chloe Sullivan: Mistakes? By "mistakes" do you mean them building a tower so they give themselves powers to take over the world?
Clark Kent: I'm going to lead them to a better place.
Chloe Sullivan: The tower will be completed in two days. Granted, they ...
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References The Donna Reed Show (1958) See more »

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Written and Performed by Linkin Park
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Funniest episode ever, Durance and Welling entertaining performances, major Zod arc cliffhanger but rushed ending
21 February 2010 | by igoatabaseSee all my reviews

Smallville will never stop to amaze me. They did it again ! When I thought it would be just an other kryptonite featurette, like Blue in season 7, this episode really surprised me. I felt like a kid watching Happy Days for the very first time with the mouth full of candy. Erica Durance performance was just insanely joyful and hilarious ! It was also obvious that Tom Welling was having a good time. I think I have never laughed so much before a Smallville episode. The interesting thing is that beside the jokes some major developments happened. Zod and a few of his soldiers were part of the whole ride and they brought some darkness to the pink and yellow striped picture.

Tess was also back, gorgeous and very manipulative as always. I also really liked Chloe's role even if I missed Oliver. An other element I enjoyed was the way one specific character was affected by the kryptonite because it was unexpected. My only disappointment would be the rushed ending because I think such an obvious reference to some dramatic event should have been done more carefully. It was just disrespectful, lazy and don't think I got it wrong. But the good thing about all Persuasion events is that they changed the tides of time and now I have no clue what will happen next so even if the cliffhanger wasn't flawless it still succeeded in intriguing me.


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