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Smallville Review: No Easy Cure

Next in the line of Superman spin-off cameos comes tonight’s episode ‘Cure’, guest starring Dean Cain from ‘Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman‘ fame. Personally, I’ve been waiting for this particular cameo and wish Teri Hatcher would take a break from ‘Desperate Housewives’ and show up, too. Regardless, Cain’s role comes in the form of Doctor Knox, who performs brain surgery on “meteor freaks” (aka the kryptonite infected) to cure their abilities so they can have a normal life. Sounds innocent enough, right?

Obviously, not so much. Lex is the one who hired Dr. Knox in the first place and that’s never a good sign. Plus, it turns out the not-so-good doctor has a personal agenda that has little to do with actually healing the patients. Chloe finds out about this via Season 1 return meteor freak Sasha (from ‘Drone‘: the one where the girl has command of bees) who has recently been cured. Chloe is aching to get rid of her infection and decides to pay Knox a visit of her own. Uh oh …

Lex confronts Knox after three patients turn up missing. When he doesn’t get the answers he wants, in typical Lex fashion he follows the doc. Upon doing so, he catches him en route to dumping a dead body. Lex threatens and shoots, but Knox, like Chumbawumba, gets back up again and pulls the bullets out of his body! Mortal? I think not.

Turns out he’s been living for centuries and is just sick and tired of outliving the ladies he loves. To make one special woman stay alive, he needs a heart from one of the kryptonite patients. This is where poor Chloe comes in. She makes an appointment to get the surgery, not knowing his alterior motives until it’s (almost) too late. Luckily, Clark comes to the rescue and a battle of previous vs. new Clark ensues. Love it!

In other news, Kara and the Martian Manhunter play a game of he said, she said with Clark. Both warn him that the other can’t be trusted. MM says that Kara’s father tried to kill Clark’s. Kara says that MM forced her family out of their home. When Kara’s “out of earshot” (but, remember, she has super hearing, so naturally she still hears the convo), MM tells Clark that he needs to find the missing crystal before Kara does, or else bad things will happen.

Finally, there’s the Lana angle. Lana used to be my absolute favorite character on the show. Now after the Lex debacle, she’s becoming more and more unlikeable. And is it just me, or does she seems totally fake/manipulative? You can see it in one of the final scenes between her and Clark when she says, “I would never hide anything from you.” Riiiiiiiight. That’s why she hasn’t told him about spying on Lex or that he cloned her (among other things). I’m sure this will come into play more and more as the season goes on.

Enough of my talking … tell me what you thought!

And if you haven’t already, check out the ‘Favorite Moments’ gallery. If your fave isn’t on there, add a comment and let me know!

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