Crisis-Clark receives a panicked call from Lana and hears a gunshot before the line goes dead, but when he arrives at the Talon he is stunned to discover she is alive and well. Clark realizes the phone call came from the next day and that Adam is the one who will shoot Lana.
A fast-paced episode that sees the conclusion of Adam's storyline and sees the writers changing the way Smallville usually structures it episode. The concept of phone call from the future is not that original, but the writers manage to creat a solid episode out of it. While Lana is the damsel in distress again, the episode actually does well by creating actually suspense, which Smallville rarely does half the time. I love how the darkness of the episode and the reason behind Lana's call from the future is never explained until the last minutes as it builds actually builds tension for the episode. The opening teaser Ian Somerhalder convinces throughout as Adam grows more pyschotic and restless. But the same time you feel bad for him as his second life was forced on him. The episode develops well as the pieces of the phone call come trut like the storm, the baseball game, the cell phone, etc. Everything builds to a very intense climax as Clark gets to Lana literally at the last second to save her once again. The special effects as Clark jumps behind Lana to stop the bullet was beyond stunning. The only problem is that Lana never wonders how Clark got all the way across town to save her...during a thunderstorm...in just 2 seconds! But it's a satisfying conclusion, especially Adam's death which is slightly sad, but fitting end to the character. It's also a great development how Lionel uses the massacre at the lab to get Lex arrested, but the FBI saves him at the end. The team-up between Lex and the FBI makes for another interesting little storyline as we are getting back to finding out the truth about Lionel's past with his parents. All and All, a great episode with some good thrills, suspense, and developmets.