Smallville

Season 6 Episode 14

Trespass

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 08, 2007 on The CW
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Lana has a stalker which leads her to an unexpected hideout. Also, Chloe has to reevaluate her feelings for Clark after she and Jimmy break up due to Jimmy's belief that she isn't really over Clark.

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  • Another Lana Admirer, but with a twist

    9.0
    At first I thought another person in love with Lana because too many people love her enough. But then the admirer turned deadly when Clark ruined his chances of being the hero and have Lana all to himself. Lana is on the verge of finding out Clark's secret and she keeps digging to know the truth. She even suggested staying in Clark's bedroom for "protection". She really wanted to find out more about Clark's secret. I have a strong feeling that this will be the season Lana finally after all these years of lies find out the truth about Clark Kent.moreless
  • Lana is pursued by an unseen paparazzi, who takes photos of her wherever she goes. As Lex's Security team works to protect her, she's in greater danger, as Chloe, Clark and Jimmy put clues together.moreless

    8.5
    As Lana is in the mansion, she again wonders about the chisel she picked up at the barn after Lex struck Clark with it in last week's "Crimson," bending the metal. Her cell rings, shocking her with a photo of her sitting right there at that moment - she's being spied upon. Is someone in the room? Security is there in a moment, finding nothing. Lex is slightly skeptical, but she can't tell him about the photo, because it shows the chisel in her hands, so she's protecting Clark. Ms. Kreuk plays this to perfection, allowing us to sense her growing obsession with learning more about Clark's secrets. While Lex is out of the country, Lana stays with Chloe, telling her about Clark and the chisel photo - Chloe sees how revealing this photo can be. But Lana takes the heat off Chloe by saying she will learn about Clark on her own, but she wants Chloe's help on the stalking paparazzi. Chloe traces the text message and photo Lana received to a low-life photographer, but Chloe can't ask for help from Jimmy - they broke up last week.



    With tension created by a very effective and sinister music score, Lana investigates noises in the hall at the Talon - an intruder? Ms. Kreuk shows her fine skill at portraying anxiety and fear, as she finds a gift box downstairs, with a note, "I want you to wear this when I kill you." She runs outside, into a phalanx of photographers, but is retrieved by Luthorcorp security. Still, she's even more terrified.



    Clark comes to see Jimmy - who's under some big misapprehensions about a relationship between Clark and Chloe. "Who am I to stand in the way?", Jimmy wonders. So Clark has to reassure Jimmy that he has only a friendship with her - and he needs Jimmy's help in tracking down the paparazzi. Lex calls security, demanding more protection for Lana at Luthorcorp, but she changes the plan; she will take refuge at the Kent farm. This is one of Ms. Kreuk's best roles, showing palpable fear in almost every scene, even when she digs through Clark's room and finds her photo...and a crystal necklace. After another threatening call comes to Lana, she calls for guard Brady, then sees blood on the floor. He's dying, she gets his gun, and takes a tumble down the stairs, ending up in the hospital, with Martha and Dr. Langston in attendance. She's ok, but he sedates her. Security guard Mack insists that she get more protection - so they move her to the empty wing of the hospital.



    Clark and Jimmy find the photo lab of the paparazzi named Louis - and numerous photos of Lana, some even taken at the Kent barn. At the hospital, another cell call to Lana, who finds finds herself in the old wing, alone, no one to help her as she wanders the hall looking for the ringing phone. It's Chloe - but suddenly the photographer is there, pursuing her and taking pictures, as she tries to escape through a dark hallway, until Security guard Mack and Clark arrive. After Mack leaves with Louis in custody, two shots ring out - he has shot Louis, claiming he had a gun. "It's over Miss Lane," Mack assures her. So we all relax, thinking she's finally safe.



    Lana is back at the mansion; Mack reports Lex is inbound. Again, no one in Smallville has to account for all the bodies left laying about - wouldn't he be answering for at least manslaughter, until an investigation supports self-defense? He approaches Lana, having sent the staff home, calling her "Princess," as she begins to realize - he's the killer! He's out to save her from Lex, showing how far he will go to impress her. "I can give you your life back," he tells her. She plays for time to gain an opening, then smashes him with a bottle and runs. The phones are dead; he's way ahead of her, a psychopath, smashing the door in, as Lana runs into the snowy night.



    Chloe and Clark check photos of Lana, finding that one was taken the night of the home invasion, but paparazzi Louis was at the same political event as Martha at that time, so someone else took the photo of Lana at the mansion. We already know who that was; Lana is fleeing for her life on the mansion roof, doing her best to fight back. As she and Mack fall through the skylight, Clark catches her, she's safe once again, and Mack is dead. "Why are you still watching over me?" she asks Clark. A familiar outcome, but a nice Emotional Rescue.



    At the Planet, Chloe tells Clark, in the cleverest line of the episode, that she's not playing "pickle in the middle" (of Clark and Lana) any more, and makes it clear to Clark that Lana is protecting him from Lex. Time for Jimmy and Chloe to "catch up," and they do, boy and girl again. See, that breakup last week didn't last long.



    Lex finally returns, but Lana can't tell him all the details of the assault - some things wouldn't square with stories he would hear from others. She explains her refuge at the Kent farm - not because of her former boyfriend, as Lex suspects, but because that was the last place anyone would expect to find her. He trusts her, he says, but they're both being a bit deceptive here - it's subtle, not overt, which makes for more challenging acting for each. Lana later finds the chisel is gone, who found it? The answer could means a threat to her. Good story thread to leave hanging for another episode.



    After all the damage Clark caused at the Lex-Lana engagement party in "Crimson," you'd expect him to apologize profusely. You'd be wrong. The writers have Clark waiting for Lex to come to him at the farm for a tense meeting, and even then Lex must remind Clark that he attempted to kill Lex. Clark finally apologizes, offering the lame excuse that he was not himself. A better script would have had Clark going out of his way to make things right with everyone. Lex gives Clark a wedding invitation for Feb. 24, 2007, (no episode ran that date) at the Luthor mansion, gloating over Clark's obvious distress, and ramming home the point that he wants Clark to see what he lost - Lana. A powerful ending to a (mostly) well-written and acted episode. Re-run rating B+.moreless
  • "I'm A Freak and Obsessed With Lana" Part 12

    5.1
    Trespass-Lana has a stalker which leads her to an unexpected hideout. Also, Chloe has to reevaluate her feelings for Clark after she and Jimmy break up due to Jimmy's belief that she isn't really over Clark. After Smallville's most consistent run of episodes in years, the writers take an off day again and revert to the overused storylines we've seen a zillion times! "Trespass" is yet another installment that sees Lana in danger with some psychopath after her. The writers try to add suspense and mystery, trying to find out who the killer. But half way, your just waiting for the credits to roll. The revealation of Mack, one of Lex's bodyguards, being Lana's stalker wasn't much of a shock and his little speech about Lana being so perfect than being with Lex ruined her was the most pathetic piece of dialogue I've ever heard. I swear the amount of freak and psychos that have become obsessed with Lana are beyond ridiculous. It's like the writers make her out to be the most attractive female in the world, PLEASE!



    The only upside of the episode is Lana continuing to prove her suspicions right and trying to find out more about Clark's secret. The writers actually gave Lana a decent storyline for once and made her less guillable in the process. I love the scene of Lana snooping around Clark's room and finding her old necklace, which is great continuity by the way. I also love how Clark and Chloe find out that Lana is actually trying to find out Clark's secret, like in the scene where they find pictures of Lana taking pictures in the barn and having Jonathan's chisel. All and All, "Trespass" is a missable episode which only has a slightly interesting storyline where Lana getting closer to Clark's secret.moreless
  • A fine under-rated episode

    9.0
    A very tense episode that I really enjoyed. Although last week's was better, this is still a top 50 in my book. Lana has yet again another stalker which leads her to an unexpected hideout. Also, Chloe has to re-evaluate her feelings for Clark after she and Jimmy break up due to Jimmy's belief that she isn't really over Clark but they get back together. This episode provides more evidence of Clark and Lana's love for one another and Lex has a right cheek asking Clark to go to the wedding! A lot of twisting events in this one and the stalker's motivation made an interesting plot.moreless
  • Great Episode

    10
    While Lana continues her investigation into Clark, someone else begins stalking her. No matter where she goes they continue to find her. Leaving her gifts, and death threats, Lana begins to fear for her safety. Lana stays with Martha, and uses the opportunity to learn more about Clark. When she returns to the mansion, she is surprised to learn the true identity of the stalker. The good news is, Clark and Lana are back! It's about darn time. On a lesser note, Chloe and Jimmy are back too. Granted, Sullivan needs some lovin', so I'm calling this a good thing too. Plus, we've got Lex in full douchebag mode by the episode's end, so everything is slowly but surely returning to normal.moreless
Allison Mack

Allison Mack

Chloe Sullivan

Annette O'Toole

Annette O'Toole

Martha Clark Kent

Kristin Kreuk

Kristin Kreuk

Lana Lang

Michael Rosenbaum

Michael Rosenbaum

Alexander ('Lex') Joseph Luthor

Tom Welling

Tom Welling

Clark Kent/Kal-El of Krypton

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (9)

    • Lana's bruise/graze on her forehead changes sides. When she first wakes up in the hospital it's on the left side of her head (her left), and remains there for that scene. When she next wakes up after being sedated and moved, the mark is on the right side (her right), and remains there for the rest of the episode.

    • The picture of Lana holding the chisel is taken using a camera phone. Later Chloe shows Clark a blow-up of this picture which is in perfect resolution. There is no way a camera phone picture could be blown up to this size and stay so sharp.

    • When Lana is inside Chloe's bedroom and she looks under the door she sees the shadow of her stalker and a lot of light entering the room, but when she steps outside - entering the Talon area - the place is in the dark, meaning that normally she couldn't have seen any shadows under the doorframe.

    • The paparazzi are totally silent outside the Talon, Lana doesn't notice them, and the security guards are completely unaware of them. Lana then goes outside, they all start making noise and snapping pictures, she goes back inside and they are totally quiet and there's no sign of flash bulbs through the windows inside.

    • Once again Clark superspeeds away from someone when they turn their back, in this case Jimmy while they're in Metropolis. But there are any number of ways Jimmy can find out that Clark arrived in Smallville (three hours away by car) from the police reports, the time Lana was rescued, etc.

    • When Lana Lang is in Clark Kent's room and looking through his desk drawer with the computer, you can see the hot cup steam appear and disappear between camera views.

    • Trivia: When Lex Luthor hands Clark Kent a wedding invitation, it says:

      LL

      The honor of your presence is requested at the marriage of

      Ms. Lana Lang
      and
      Mr. Alexander Luthor

      On Saturday, the twenty-fourth of February
      Two Thousand and Seven at Six O'clock in the evening Luthor Estate, Smallville, Kansas

      Formal reception to follow.

      The wedding happens on a Saturday evening.

    • Trivia: The necklace that Lana found in the cigar box, in Clark's room, is actually hers after Tina Greer gave it to Clark in order to kill him while she tried to be with Lana in the episode "Visage". The necklace then had all the kryptonite removed by the ship and hence leaving it a clear stone. The last time this necklace was seen was in the episode "Hereafter" where Jordan Cross had a premonition of Lana's death because of old age, wearing the necklace.

    • After the lingerie was left for Lana and the bodyguard found her outside, he doesn't radio the other guard to notify him of the situation, despite the fact he's wearing an earpiece.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Clark: Call Jimmy? Why don't you call him yourself?
      Chloe: I can't. Um, we sort of broke up.
      Clark: Does this have anything to do with me, in keeping my secret?
      Chloe: No... and yes.

    • Lex: I just wanted to take a sleigh ride down memory lane... visit the scene of the crime. Hey! Here's where you took my fiancée after kidnapping her... right before you tried to kill me. Oh, what's the matter, Clark? Moral high ground starting to get slippery?

    • Chloe: (to Clark about Lana) She's been orbiting your secret for years and I think... that she may finally be coming in for landing.

    • Jimmy: (about Clark) He's not such a bad guy.
      Chloe: Yeah... but he's no Jimmy Olsen.

    • Mack: What are you doing here?
      Clark: Your job.

    • Martha: (to Lana) If you're taking the Luthor name, I guess armed guard and dodging the press go with the gold ring.

    • Lex: Looks like you're working out some issues there.
      Clark: Just doing a little honest work, Lex. You should try it some time.
      Lex: Why start now? My life's perfect.

    • Jimmy: I had a feeling this was coming. Look, Clark, despite our differences, I think you're a decent guy. Chloe obviously thinks you can walk on air, so...who am I to stand in the way?
      Clark: Jimmy, hold on.
      Jimmy: Look, but if you hurt her... I don't care how impossibly gigantic you are, I will chop you down like a cherry tree. And that... ain't no lie.
      Clark: It's nice to see that you'd risk ending up in traction to protect Chloe's honor.
      Jimmy: A girl like that -- worth spending the rest of my life in a body cast.
      Clark: I feel the same way. As her friend, nothing more. I swear.

    • Chloe: So it's funny how the main streets from here to Smallville miraculously thawed out overnight. You have anything to do with that?
      Clark: Nature's a mysterious creature.

    • Martha: Clark? What are you still doing out here?
      Clark: Well, I'm still doing my chores.
      Martha: Well, you usually finish those in about two minutes. How is it that I drove to Metropolis, attended the Children's Foundation Dinner, and made it back before you finished?
      Clark: 'Cause I'm doing them the normal way.

    • Clark: Are we done?
      Lex: Nothing left but the formalities.
      (hands Clark his wedding invitation)
      Lex: Don't look so surprised, Clark. Lana still cares about you, I know that. And I know what it would mean to her having you there.
      Clark: Is that really what you want, Lex?
      Lex: What I want? What I want to is to make Lana happy for the rest of her life. And I want you to be there on our wedding day to see what you lost. Make sure you RSVP. We'll need a head count for the reception.

    • Lana: Why are you still watching over me?
      Clark: Maybe for the same reason you've been watching me.

  • NOTES (5)

    • International Air Dates:
      Norway: May 27, 2007 on TVNorge
      Belgium: January 5, 2008 on KanaalTwee
      Australia: January 24, 2008 on Ten
      Czech Republic: May 21, 2008 on TV Nova
      New Zealand: July 25, 2008 on TV2
      Slovakia: August 16, 2009 on Markiza

    • In-joke: Jimmy's remark to Clark that Chloe thinks he can practically walk on air is an obvious reference to Clark's future ability to fly.

    • The headline on the newspaper at the beginning of the episode refers to Lex and Lana as "Lexana". This is a term used by many fans when referring to their relationship.

    • Music: "Roadside" by Rise Against ("The Sufferer & The Witness")

    • Erica Durance and John Glover are credited but don't appear.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Chloe: First of all you're staying here until we catch Norman Bates
      Norman Bates is the killer played by Anthony Perkins in the 1960 movie Psycho, and its sequels, based on the novel by Robert Bloch.

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