Smallville

Season 8 Episode 19

Stiletto

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Apr 23, 2009 on The CW
8.6
out of 10
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492 votes
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Episode Summary

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Lois needs a big story to boost her career, but the Red-Blue Blur proves too challenging for her investigative skills. However, when she rescues Chloe from a mugger, Lois decides to take advantage of the situation and disguise herself as Metropolis' newest hero - Stiletto. Although Clark disapproves, he soon finds himself counting on her help...moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • This is what Clois fans have been waiting for. A necessary step forward in the Superman saga. *Spoiler alert: If you haven't seen the episode yet, watch it first, then read the review*moreless

    10
    What else is there to say that hasn't already been said. This is the episode that Clark took a bullet for Lois without thinking twice. And did I mention that he was in a room filled with kryptonite, so the bullet actually hurt him this time. If that's not love, then I have no idea what love is. You can talk all you want, but he NEVER did anything like that for Lana.



    Besides the fantastic Clois moments in this episode, I really loved the inclusion of Bruno Mannheim (who is an actually comic book villain) in this episode. He was evil, ruthless, pretty much all you can ask for in a villain. Dominic Zamprogna was absolutely great as Bruno.



    And the supporting storylines weren't bad at all either. It was pretty fascinating seeing Doomsday take care of that AJ guy, and Chloe's horror when she had to dispose the dead body was played really well. I have to give Allison Mack credit for that scene. She rocked it.



    Another thing I loved was the inclusion of Aaron Ashmore in the episode. He's really stepped it up this season, and even though it feels as if he's rarely been in that many episodes this season, his acting relating to the drug problem is awesome. But we all know that it won't last. After all, he is going to become the Wholesome-Olsen we all know and love.



    Finally, I just HAVE to mention the ending scene with Lois talking to the Red-Blue-Blur on the phone, without realizing that it was Clark. I loved that he used a voice-changer when he was talking to her, because it would have made Lois look really dumb if she was talking to RBB on the phone and didn't realize that it was Clark. It certainly foreshadowed the relationship that Lois will have with Superman in the future, so that's really cool.



    Overall, "Stiletto" was an amazing Smallville episode (Seeing Lois in tights didn't exactly ruin the episode either). When I read the premise, I was sure that it would be this year's "Sleeper," but they certainly proved me wrong. -10/10 Absolutely Perfectmoreless
  • OMG! If i ever need a reminder why I stopped watching this show.... this was it.

    1.0
    I couldn't take it. Half way through I had to leave the room. It was so unbelievably horrible and campy and cheesy that it was embarrassing. Not only embarrassing to have anyone know I watch this crappy episode, but embarrassing for the actors in the show. This is still just a terrible soap opera, filled with a little too much latex and bad dialog and on again off again relationships that isn't even in the same time zone of reality.



    Its gone so far off the beaten path that I just can't stand it anymore. Whoever has been writing the past two seasons should be shot out of a cannon.moreless
  • Another hero that's not Clark Kent.

    4.5
    Storyline was weak. The only person not lying in the whole episode was Jimmy, and the writers seem determine to make him a weakling. Not a fan of Lois Lane being in the storyline yet anyway, but did the writers have to mess with her integrity button. The one thing Lois rarely does is lie about a story. Her making herself a super hero was a desperate move that didn't really need to be made. And I'm sorry I didn't see what she did to make what she did that special and the belief she would fly down from a roof, through glass and not be injured is farfetched at best. And the hero of the whole show was Jimmy, and he got no Kudos. In fact the writer rewarded him by making him seem no more then a strung out drug addict. Which brings me to Chloe, you would never thought she even loved Jimmy. The way she cringes when his name is mentioned. Did she forget Jimmy was the one that was almost murdered and spent months trying to get well to come back to her to only find she had taken the side of a total stranger over that of her husband. The same man she knows now tried to kill Jimmy. I must say, I do like Lois's loyalty to Jimmy. When Lois told Chloe that Jimmy might be in trouble, Chloe should have went with Lois to find him. Enough of that though, I do like Clark in all the episodes, but I still feel he is at his best when he's around Oliver and other like him. I thought this was a filler episode to give Lois something to do.moreless
  • After Chloe is mugged, Lois steps in to fend off one of the attackers and uses the opportunity to pretend a new superhero, Stiletto, has come to town and is giving exclusives to Lois. (Review taken from cwtv.com)moreless

    2.0
    Let's be honest. When most of the Smallville faithful saw that Lois Lane would be taking to the streets as Stiletto, Metropolis' newest "superhero", we all suffered a universal cringe.



    We all knew this would be another one week, plot-irrelevant stunt and predictably, this gimmicky episode failed in every attempt at humor and overall enjoyability (and was it just me, or did the show make it a point to have every on-screen character mention the name "Stiletto" at least 10 times?)



    Long story short: Lois stops convenient attack on Chloe. An overconfident Lois becomes a "superhero". Clark goes after Chloe's attackers. Clark is weakened by conveniently placed kryptonite. Show tries to redeem itself by having Lois make an improbable rescue of Clark. Chloe is seen dumping the dissembled body of her attacker in the garbage (making the final two minutes the only interesting points in the show). Show attempts romantic ending. The End.



    In that short synopsis, I think I managed to give the show more credit than it deserved.



    If you're jonesing for well written, well acted, plot relevant entertainment, look elsewhere.moreless
  • great episode

    8.0
    i enjoyed this stiletto episode because it shows a chapter that is is crucial between the whole lois and clark thing.lois understands and respects the whole save the day mentality.its just not for her.yes there were parts with the mob boss guy that i was like yeah watever,but the overall meaning of this episode is vital.how else would a rough n tough girl understand one day about clark not bein from earth,yet has been saving lives inlcuding hers dozens of times and always thinks of others.makes sense.this i believe will bring her and clark alot closer when she actually finds out who clark is.great episode to me.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Clark catches Lois as Stiletto, she says "weren't you supposed to feed Shelby, is there no woman you haven't stood up?" The dog is male.

    • In the last scene between Chloe and Clark, Allison Mack mispronounces the word "silicon," pronouncing it "sil-i-KONE" rather than "sil-i-KAHN." There are no such thing as silicone microchips.

    • Clark tells Chloe that he grabbed her laptop before the police arrived at the Ace of Clubs. However this room was filled with kryptonite which stopped him in his tracks when he first went in to the room.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Lois: I'll get my best men on it... and when I say men, I mean me because I work in the basement.

    • Lois: Okay, obviously there's been some sort of mistake. It's not like I squeezed into 5" booted heels for my health.
      Hostess: Miss Lane, there's simply nothing I can do.
      Lois: Actually, there is. You can tell Edward R. Murrow that he can kiss this cub reporter's sweet...
      Chloe: Lois!

    • Lois: You're only as good as your last story, and I wrote mine so long ago it was practically with a feather pen.

    • Lois: Meet Stiletto. I was going to sew an "S" into the chest. Is that tacky?

    • Clark: Lois?
      Lois: (with British accent) Lois? Who's Lois? I'm Stiletto. I should get back to my cave.
      Clark: Lois, you could have a bag over your head and I'd still know it's you.

  • NOTES (4)

    • "Blur-etto" is a reference to the Clois fan-made word that represents Clark and Lois pairing in stories.

    • International Airdates:
      Norway: Saturday, May 9, 2009 on TVNorge
      Sweden: Friday, September 25, 2009 on TV6
      Czech Republic: April 9, 2010 on TV Nova
      Turkey: July 11, 2010 on CNBC-e
      Slovakia: June 19, 2012 on Markiza

    • The character of Bruno "Ugly" Mannheim originated in the comics where he is the most powerful crime boss in Metropolis and the head of Intergang, a criminal syndicate with ties to extraterrestrial weapons-dealers.

    • Sam Witwer, Cassidy Freeman, and Justin Hartley are credited but don't appear.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Chloe: Well, rest assured, Tony Soprano Jr. is my last close call.
      Tony Soprano was the main character in the HBO TV series The Sopranos, which ran from 1999 to 2007. James Gandolfini played Tony Soprano, a mob boss in New Jersey.

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