Smallville

Season 10 Episode 1

Lazarus

8
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 24, 2010 on The CW
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Lois finds Clark lifeless on the ground and removes the blue kryptonite dagger, leaving before Clark wakes up. Chloe continues to try and find Oliver, and Tess wakes up, resurrected in a LuthorCorp lab. Meanwhile, Jonathan Kent arrives to give Clark a message.

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  • Hope there's more episode to watch

    10
    Super love it
  • clark dies and lives (again), evil lex luthor is on the scene and yawn more daddy issues.

    5.0
    weak! ok, so the concluion to last season's cliff hangar was good and lois knowingly telling clark about the blur was funny but other than that the main story was...a mess. luthor clones? and rubbish ones too. if the orignial actor isn't coming back (and who can blame him) then its a rather rubbish idea. Was good to see jonathon kent again, tho he seems to have grown his hair in the afterlife, but dialogue continues to be poor and the emotional impact of his appearance left me wondering.... Chloe and green arrow have been the most interesting element of the show for a while so heres to them getting a spinoff.moreless
  • Clark doesn't die (obviously), Lois ends up nearly getting killed and leaves, Chloe trades herself for Oliver, and Tess finds Lex....miniature size.

    9.5
    We open with Tom Welling saying "And now, the final season of Smallville". Well that right there had me nearly crying. Clark falls to the ground, Lois finds him with the blue Kryptonite knife in his chest, and begins crying. Clark has a near death experience where Jor-El tells him he's dying and he's the evil Earth should fear. Just before he waes up Clark sees Lex walking through the field where Lex first saved his life. Lois pulls the knife out and hides as she watches him heal and speed off, confirming her realization that Clark Kent is the Blur. Chloe is desperately looking for Oliver, who was kidnapped by some covert guy who's busy beating the crap out of Oliver. Chloe ends up putting on Dr. Fate's helmet to find him, and she knows what she has to do. Meanwhile Tess wakes up in a secret Luthercorp lab, completely healed. She sneaks around and finds out that Lex has been trying to create clones of himself to heal him with their pieces. She sees one who looks just like the younger Lex, and she meets one who is an older, more evil (if possible) Lex who locks her up and burns the lab, killing everyone but her. Clark finds her, unlocks her, and goes to find this evil Lex, who has kidnapped Lois from Clark's house and tied her up where Clark was tied up as a freshman prank, an S painted on her shirt. Lex lights the field on fire, leaving Lois as the flames begin to crawl towards her. Clark finds the evil Lex, nearly kills him, and finds out there is a bomb blowing up the Daily Planet ball right now. He tells Clark he can either save Metropolis, or the love of his life. Clark rushes off, puts out the fire by Lois first, and leaps into the air to lift the Daily Planet's ball back on top, as people cheer and clap. Tess takes the young Alexander back to her home. Lois realizes she is only putting Clark in danger if she stays, so she writes a letter saying she couldn't pass up Africa after all and leaves. Her last scene is her crying over a picture of her and Clark, while standing in the deserts of Africa. Chloe exchanges herself for Oliver's freedom, and Clark has a vision (?) with Jonathan Kent telling him that he believes in him and that the greatest evil yet is coming. All in all a good start, not as much Clois as I would've liked to have seen, but at least we know that they might be breaking the "No tights, no flights" rule this season. An if you ask me, the greatest evil is the beginning of the Lex Luthor vs. Superman chapter. It just seems time. And one last note, I LOVED that they put in the song "One More Day" by Vast, which was the song playing when Clark was crying on Lana's lap when she was possessed by Brainiac. It just made me want to cry and laugh at the same time. A very good ending.moreless
  • Beyond awesome and more than what I hoped for, so many emotional moments, perfect episode!

    10
    Beyond awesome and more than what I hoped for, so many emotional moments, perfect episode! It looks like we will see flight and high drama and DarkSeid and Apokolips. It would be cool if Smallville ended with Clark as Superman only to start a new TV Show following the adventures of Clark as a fully realised Superman along with other DC Heroes, the writers have really stepped up and have proven that they can deliver a mature superhero show. I for one hope that is what is next for what has been one of TV's best and most evolving TV shows, it only seems natural.moreless
  • The beginning of the end.

    8.5
    So Lazarus was the last Smallville premiere we will ever see and it was a fairly good one at that. Probably the best one in 3 years. It had a very good balance of action, drama and romance. Of course, with this being Smallville and everything, you always have to deal with a few plotholes. Case in point, how the Fortress got repaired again. We also had a couple of repetive elements, like Clark dying or Jor-El being inexplicably harsh with his son. I get some of the things that Jor-El said. I had the same problem with Clark's recklessness last season. But he is not dark in the heart. I wasn't a fan of having Lex appear without Rosenbaum returning, but they pulled it off very well. So we are going into the season with plenty of new questions. Who has Chloe? How will her absence be explained to Clark, Oliver and Tess? Loved Clark in this episode. He was at the centre of the action and he was very heroic. Lois had an ok episode. Her handling of the secret will be one of the season's main focuses. Tess had an interesting episode. I am glad she is alive, but taking in the young Lex clone? Hmm, don't know about that. Oliver didn't appear a lot. Just waiting to see what has happened there and who has Chloe. Speaking of Chloe, it was a heroic episode for her. Allison Mack was brilliant again and (beware of spoilers) it's a real shame that we won't see her again for months! The show for me isn't the same without her. Jonathan's scene with Clark was rightfully placed as the final dialogue scene. It was a fantastic scene. Everytime Clark told Jor-El how he missed him, it felt like the words were coming out of my mouth. I hope we get to see more of Jonathan down the road.



    All in all, it was a great way to reintroduce us to the show on this final season. Roll on Shield.moreless
Erica Durance

Erica Durance

Lois Lane

Cassidy Freeman

Cassidy Freeman

Tess Mercer

Justin Hartley

Justin Hartley

Oliver Queen/Green Arrow

Allison Mack

Allison Mack

Chloe Sullivan

Tom Welling

Tom Welling

Clark Kent/Kal-El of Krypton

Jakob Davies

Jakob Davies

Alexander Clone

Guest Star

Mackenzie Gray

Mackenzie Gray

Lex Clone

Guest Star

Ted Whittall

Ted Whittall

Rick Flagg

Guest Star

Terence Stamp

Terence Stamp

The Voice of Jor-El

Recurring Role

Alessandro Juliani

Alessandro Juliani

Dr. Emil Hamilton

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Chloe plays the video message from Oliver he warns her that the people after him aren't Kandorian before saying "I love you." However in the previous episode he told her he loved her before saying "they're not Kandorian."

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Clark: This wouldn't have anything to do with the Blur, would it?
      Lois: Well, kind of. Turns out he needs me after all.
      Clark: Really, what makes you say that?
      Lois: Well, I'll tell you,Clark. He just wrapped me up in his muscular arms, pulled me close, and landed the most passionate kiss on my lips. Can't lie to you. It was great.
      Clark: That was bold.
      Lois: Grabbing women from the shadows, lip-smacking them, and then running off into the night? Kinda makes you wonder what other twisted fetishes he has in his toolbox.

    • Clark: Chloe, I know you can hear me. You're the strongest person that I know, and you're fighting for the rest of us. Don't lose that now when you need it the most. Don't give up, Chloe.

    • (upon seeing Clark's new costume)
      Lois: So much better in technicolor.

    • Lex Clone: You remember this place, don't you? Not far from where we first met.
      Clark: The bridge. Lex would have died if I hadn't pulled him out of that car.
      Lex Clone: And you never let met forget that. The truth is, by the time you dragged me to shore, something new had crept into your heart. Pride. The most damning of the seven deadly sins. Now you wear that pride on your chest, right here. And that self-righteous symbol. But just beneath it lies the darkness in your heart. Just like me. You are your own worst enemy.
      Clark: I'm nothing like you.
      Lex Clone: We're more like brothers than you think. That's why you could never stop me. Because deep down inside, you know you brought death and destruction. The only reason anyone ever calls you hero is because you clean up the disasters you unleash.

    • Clark: I've finally become the hero you've sent me here to be.
      Jor-El: Pride. Vanity. You almost took a man's life, and you dare tell me you're following the path I set out for you.
      Clark: You told me I had unfinished business here, an evil I had to face. And Lex...
      Jor-El: The evil is you, Kal-El. The greatest threat Earth will face is coming. It preys on wavering souls like yours. Once this darkness consumes you, you will be Earth's greatest enemy.
      Clark: That's not my fate.
      Jor-El: You can not be a beacon of hope when you have darkness in your heart.

    • Rick Flag: Oh, it's your lucky day, shamrock. I'm letting you go.
      Oliver: Just like that, huh? See, now I'm disappointed. I was kinda holding out for a goodbye kiss from you. We're not done. I will hunt you and I will find you, do you understand?
      Rick Flag: You don't even know who I am. But I know who you are. And I will be watching. Green Arrow.

    • Jonathan: Chores, Clark. Work keeps a man honest. Got to protect the things you work hard to build.

    • Clark: Then you must be disappointed. I haven't grown into the man you raised me to be.
      Jonathan: No, you haven't. You are so much more than that, and I am so proud of you, Clark.

    • Jonathan: Jor-El was right about one thing. Something dark is coming. You're going to be tested. It's not going to be easy, Son, but I have faith in you.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Terence Stamp is billed as Special Guest Star.

    • Music: One More Day With You (Vast featuring Eisley)

    • The tenth season credits feature different scenes, including more from the ninth season as well as a couple of shots from the first season that weren't present last year. The new cast order is: Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Cassidy Freeman, Justin Hartley, and Allison Mack.

    • International Airdates:
      Sweden: March 4, 2011 on TV6
      UK: June 7, 2011 on E4/E4 HD
      Norway: July 16, 2011 on Max
      Turkey: September 18, 2011 on CNBC-e
      Czech Republic: October 26, 2011 on TV Nova

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Title:
      Referencing the miracle recounted in the Bible (John 11:1-44) in which Jesus brings Lazarus, a follower who was dead for four days, back to life.

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