Obscura

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  • 8.5

    this was a good ep i thought

    By cube2k8, May 09, 2010

    in this ep of smallville lana gets the power to see through the killers eyes. and she sees cloey get taken and clark belives her. and she leads clark to find out were cloey is burried . afte they discover her car out abandon . and they think its over but the killer is still out there can clark get to lana in time but it turns out to be one of the cops that interview lana that just made cloe to get lost just to get honor for finding her.but he gets mad at lana and wantes to know how she can see through his eyss such a good epmoreless

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  • 8.1

    Eyes of Lana Lang

    By lenzinoH20, May 21, 2008

    Obscura-After an explosion Lana finds herself getting visions of a serial killer...and his next target is Chloe. Meanwhile Lex and Roger look further into the meteor shower and determine that something besides meteors hit Smallville that day.



    Despite being some what of a knock-off of John Carpenter's 1978 suspense thriller, "Obscura" creates it's own suspense and story comes together very well. It was quite a daring move for the writers to creat another storyline that sees Chloe in danger yet again after Crush, but luckily this episode is better than the other. I love the mystery surrounding the identity of the serial killer and the direction is stunning in the scenes were we see through Lana's perspective of the killer. There are also some very disturbing sequences like Chloe getting buried under ground and the serial killer lurking around in the darkness.



    Clark really develops a bit in this episode as his feelings Chloe grow. Clark's restlessness of finding Chloe is touching and just a hint of how strong their relationship will become in the later seasons. The ending twist with one of deputies turning out to be serial killer is played out well and his M.O. is well thoughtout even clever. Also, the sub-plot with Lex is very intriguing as Nixon makes his entrance. Both Lex and Nixon's investigation about the truth about the meteor shower got better with each scene and them finding out about the spaceship landing in Smallville promises a lot for the finale. All and All, a dark and intriguing episode with a lot of mystery and suspense.moreless

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  • 10

    Great Episode

    By Beer75, Aug 22, 2007

    An explosion near meteor rocks gives Lana Lang the ability to see through another person's eyes. Lana Lang watches through the stranger's eyes as they kidnap Chloe Sullivan. Lana and Clark Kent attempt to use her gift to help locate Chloe Sullivan. The kidnapper turns out to be a cop looking for an easy promotion. Whitney finds some military medals his father earned, and takes it as a sign he should do something else with his life. Lex learns of a ship that crashed during the meteor shower, and discovers an octagonal disc made of an alloy not found on Earth.moreless

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  • 8.7

    Brilliant.

    By tvfan332, May 26, 2007

    Obscura is one of the best smallville episodes I have ever seen. It's exciting, well written and you really don't know what's going to happen next. From the start this episode was thrilling with the big explosion. This is probably the best episode of season one. You were really scared for the characters in particular Chloe. Everyone one member of the cast did well in this episode, Tom Welling was brilliant and Kristen Kruerk was brilliant as well but the person who acted the best during this episode was Allison Mack. Overall: Obscura was one of the best episodes of the amazing smallville season one.moreless

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  • 8.2

    Lana-centric

    By sazloo07, Mar 28, 2007

    After an explosion Lana finds herself able to see through the eyes of a police officer and sees him kidnapping Chloe. I thought parts of this episode were really far-fetched, i mean Lana just happens to be able to see through the guys eyes when he kidnaps Chloe. I thought the explosion effects were very impressive (just a shame Lana survived it). And i gotta say how dumb she is, does she really think shes so lucky that bullets magically miss her, and falling glass just dissapears!? I thought Chloe asking Clark to stay with her at the hospital was really cute too.moreless

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  • 10

    Really cool.

    By sfviewer, Aug 19, 2006

    Now Lana becomes sort of a superfreak. She becomes a psychic. An exciting plot twist for this episode. Lana's got powers for this episode. Someone is trying to plot Chloe's murder, this is an exciting episode. We see another side of Lana, she's not always the damsel in distress. She is pivotal in this episode. It's nice to see her actually solving a mystery, and Clark is not always the guy with the answers. sometimes even superheroes need help. This shows really prove that Kryptonite might be Clark's worst nightmare, but a writer's best power. Many plot possibilities and many dramatic opportunities.moreless

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  • 6.8

    Lana has visions involving the kidnaping of Chloe

    By peck79ko, Jul 12, 2006

    Is it just me but are Chloe and Lana in the hospital a lot during this season on Smallville, are the writers trying to tell us something? In fact if Lana was to injured I don’t think I’d care to much. Now if Chloe was to die the show would lose a lot of interest and fans.

    A good special effects scene was when Clark saves Lana and the glass is falling. Afterwards Lana is still seeing through the eyes of the killer and the bullet is coming towards.

    I’m glad to see Chloe getting into the Daily Planet but when is Clark going to become this famous report we all know? A dream come true Clark finally asked Chloe to the dance; it would be stupid for anyone to say no to Clark.moreless

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  • 8.8

    Obscura

    By OeTvGreat, Jul 09, 2006

    This episode is really cool: after an explosion, Lana begins to see throught the eyes of a villain, and when he captures Chloe he tries to convince everyone that what he is saying is the truth, Clark believes her and begins to search for the villain, that could even be closer of what they expected... yeah!

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  • 8.8

    The Eyes of Lana Lang

    By maxpower03, Oct 01, 2005

    An episode which never really gets the praise it deserves, Obscura is centered on my least favorite character but I can't help but rank it high on my list of classic Smallville episodes.



    In the episode, Lana is stricken with the ability to see through the eyes of a psychopath after being infected with Kryptonite rocks. She then has to save Chloe, who has been abducted by the psycho and buried alive.



    The episode basically follows the exact same storyline to the Faye Dunaway movie Eyes of Laura Mars but is made genuinely unsettling by the kidnapper, who uses a voice distorter and wears a creepy suit. The revelation of who the kidnapper is comes as a shock and, like the episode Shimmer, it's an excellent whodunnit mystery which leaves the audience guessing right until the end.



    Allison Mack and Kristin Kreuk both gave brilliant performances in this episode and I remember watching this for the first time and being really creeped out by Chloe's abduction. A very underrated episode with some excellent writing.moreless

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