Smallville

Season 5 Episode 5

Thirst

2
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 27, 2005 on The CW
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8.1
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  • You never know whether you're going to get nail-biting suspense. Or tongue-in-cheek humor.

    9.9
    In this case, it was a mixture of both. I'd say 49% suspense/51% humor. With the humor, of course, meant as a spoof-cum-homage to James Marsters' former series, "Buffy The Vampire Slayer." In fact, it was especially funny when Marsters (as the still-undercover BrainIAC) tells Clark that "there's no such thing as vampires!" Of course, in this case, the vampires are snobbish sorority girls. The leader of whom was bitten by vampire bats mutated by kryptonite radiation within their cave. Of course, in the end, Clark saves the day...with a larger-than-normal assist from Chloe. The only reason I don't give this a perfect ten, however? Zoological inexactitude. The only vampire bats that have ever migrated to the United States, under their own power are those of the species Diphylla caudata ("the hairy-legs"). And, those have never been found farther north than southern Texas! Vampire bats of the family Desmodus are normally found only in Brazil. And, maybe, in the West Indies. So, if there was a population of them in Kansas, they didn't get their under their own power. More likely, they escaped from some Luthorcorp research facility. And, Lex has--once again--proven himself a straight-faced liar with regard to his personal culpability (or alleged lack, thereof).
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