Lana gets Clark’s powers after being struck by lightning. The first half is good comic fun but then things get heavy as Lana’s inner darkness is revealed. Is this the final end of “Clana”?
Clark’s mother Lara-El returns – as does his evil uncle Zor-El. Meanwhile, there’s a shocking revelation about Lois’ new beau Grant Gabriel. Big, comic book melodrama but good fun.
The truth about Grant comes out in a fairly pedestrian outing where Chloe is trapped in a lift with a bomb. A nice focus on Lois, though, and a connecting theme of evil twins. 8/10
So many interesting points to this episode. Bizarro and Brainiac return and form a sort of supervillain team-up, former Jimmy Olsen Marc McClure turns up as Dax-Ur and Lex gets really tragically dark. 8.5/10
Green Arrow returns – just as Lex hires newcomer Black Canary to take him out. Some good Clark and Lois foreshadowing and DC action. Less good is the constant Clana toing and froing.
A very trippy episode as Clark takes a trip into a comatose Lex’s psyche after he is shot (for about the 50th time!). An interesting look at Lex’s warped internal balance between good and evil. 8.5/10