Smallville

Season 4 Episode 11

Unsafe

2
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 26, 2005 on The CW
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9.2
out of 10
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  • Wow!, We see Alicia from the third season come back to Smallville for Clark and despite his parent's warnings, he gives his relationship with her another shot and when she wants more from him, he's hesitant and that causes her to use red kryptonite on him

    10
    Wow!, We see Alicia from the third season come back to Smallville for Clark and despite his parent's warnings, he gives his relationship with her another shot and when she wants more from him, he hesitates and that causes her to use red kryptonite on him and
    they whisk away to Las Vegas to get married!, Elsewhere Lana thinks about losing her virginity to Jason in an effort to win him back and she realizes he left her because it was about his mother's meddling and Martha is irate about what happened with Clark & Alicia and she yells at him and he is left in tears

    This is an impressive & emotional episode, and in my opinion one of the highlights to season 4
  • Very good episode.

    10
    I never thought that the Smallville directors would consider bringing Alicia back, but am I glad they did. This is episode is very good because it shows that Alicia can still go a long way for her love to Clark, only this time, she doesn't try to kill anyone. It also shows how Clark is trying to deal with his relationship less situation. He is waiting for the right person to pop up. Luckily for him, Alicia is let out, and they soon get back together. Alicia then "drugs" him with red kryptonite. They go to Vegas, get married, and come back without the red kryptonite. Then McBride tries to shoot Clark, but Alicia gets in the way.
  • Clark's friend Alicia is released from confinement at Belle Reve, with her powers under control, but she's still pursuing Clark, and she uses red kryptonite to get him to succumb to her desires

    7.8
    At the Talon, Clark turns down invitations to a party, feeling sorry for himself. Alicia, from the Season 3 episode "Obsession," is released from an inhumane dungeon - how could she improve mentally in such a place? - and comes to Smallville. She's "fixed" so she cannot use her Krypton-like powers. That Belle Reve is creepy. Clark is mistrustful, and Jonathan and Martha advise against his relating to her again. Is she cured? Clark yearns for a relationship with someone like him, so he's drawn to her anyway.

    While Lana heads to the Central Kansas A & M campus to see Jason, Clark and Alicia (Sarah Carter) are having a day at the skating rink, where he demonstrates a complete lack of skating skill. Alicia's doctor from Belle Reve is furtively observing her - sinister dude that he is - and whispers to her to stay away from Clark. Picking up her obsession where she left it, she searches the Talon office for the red kryptonite ring - why doesn't someone get rid of that troublesome gem? Well, because it may be needed to write a future episode! She begins urging Clark to go to California with her, but when he declines, she slips him the red rock in a necklace and he's hooked, meaning inhibitions and common sense gone.

    Lionel is at the mansion, talking of redemption and creating a charitable foundation, and we wonder if this is an enduring change of character. Lana tells Chloe about her relationship with Jason, but it's not been intimate. Meanwhile, Alicia is seducing Clark, and he removes her lead wristband, which has been all that kept her stable and free of the temptation of power uses. Next thing you know - they're married! In Las Vegas!

    Lana has set up a romantic rendezvous with Jason, but he's reluctant - time to fess up, Jason. He believes his mother set up their meeting in France, and all that story about Isabelle and the spell-book (see "Spell"). At a honeymoon suite with typical Vegas decadence decor, Alicia removes Clark's necklace, hoping he will remain her lover of his own free will. No such luck; Clark regains his senses, berates Alicia, and the wedding is off. Alicia disappears, but is back when McBride threatens Clark for taking her away - she takes a bullet for him, and McBride winds up in Belle Reve himself for the assault. In the hospital, Clark leaves her the lead bracelet, hoping she will use it to stay sane.

    Lionel is still living at a cheap motel, and visitor Lex leaves, still exceedingly suspicious about Lionel's "reform." Clark gets a dressing-down from Martha about the sanctity of marriage and the values they have tried to teach him - yet he desires to be normal and special. Hey, he wasn't himself! Tom Welling shows his ability to shed real tears on cue. Alicia stops by once more to pledge to keep Clark's secret...and his love. A sad ending of another relationship which can never be for Clark. Pretty good acting all around, but it looks like the end of the Alicia appearances in Smallville. Re-run rating C+.
  • What I Like About Alicia

    7.8
    Unsafe-Alicia (from "Obsession") is supposedly cured and returns to Smallville to start things back up with Clark. When she pushes for more and he turns reluctant, Alicia exposes him to red kryptonite, and the two go off to Las Vegas to get married. Meanwhile, Lana questions whether sex may prove the key to winning Jason back.

    An enjoyable episode that features the return of Sarah Carter (Alicia Baker) to the series. There was just something about the character of Alicia that fit well with Clark, and it's obvious the writers saw that for this 2 episode arc the character has all to herself. Sarah Carter and Tom Welling immediately connect in their scenes together. The date scene is really romantic and both characters really understand each other very well. At the same time, Sarah plays Alicia's hostility well when it comes to her scenes with Dr. William McBride, play well by John Pyper-Ferguson. You really do feel bad for Alicia as she might have to lose the only person who understands her. While Clark and Alicia's reunion is an good storyline, it's filled with plot holes like Alicia knowing about Red K infecting Clark. It makes no sense how she would know that or how she found that out. Whatever the case, the Las Vegas wedding and the bedroom scenes between Clark and Alicia are very entertaining, especially since Smallville has never gotten this intimate.

    Iconically, Lana faces relationship issues of her own as she decides to..uhh...make love with Jason. I have to say the scene where Lana tries to set the mood and seduce Jason was one of those unintentionally funny moments you saver! I'm suprised Jensen Ackles could keep a start face during that scene at it one of the lamest scenes Smallville's ever done. We know this relationship won't last, so why do the writers continue to force they're so called romance which isn't really there. Anyway, the episode ends with a touching scenes as Martha is angry at Clark for disappointing them, yet Clark realizes that his in love with Alicia and can't help the way he feels. Then Clark consouls Alicia after she tries to leave, which is great moment between the 2 characters and well acted. "Unsafe" is pretty good episode with no much plot or action, but the relationship between Clark and Alicia definately carries it well.
  • Alicia Baker returns from Belle Reve, claiming to be cured, and rekindles her relationship with Clark. However, Clark hesitates when Alicia presses for more, so she gives him a red kryptonite necklace and the two teleport to Las Vegas to get married.

    9.6
    After being released from Belle Reve, Alicia Baker (see OBSESSION) seeks out Clark, who's initially skeptical of her rehabilitation. However, when Chloe confirms that Alicia is indeed cured, Clark and Alicia rekindle their relationship, with Alicia unable to teleport due to a lead bracelet her psychiatrist, Dr. William McBride, designed for her. While ice skating with Clark, Alicia runs into Dr. McBride, who cautions her against "associating with Clark" for fear of another psychotic break. Afraid of being sent back to Belle Reve, Alicia asks Clark to run away with her, but when he refuses, she fashions a necklace out of red kryptonite and gives it to him under the guise of a "goodbye present". When his morally-challenged alter ego comes out, Clark breaks off Alicia's bracelet, then has her teleport them to Las Vegas to get married. Meanwhile, Lana considers taking her relationship with Jason to the next level, and Lex is unfazed by Lionel's moral turnaround.

    I'm glad that, with Alicia's return from Belle Reve, Clark has a girlfriend he can share his abilities with, though I wasn't too keen on the idea of the two getting married. Although Tom Welling did look good in a tux, as well as shirtless. Anyway, I'm also glad the writers took the opportunity to send a message about waiting until one is ready for an "adult relationship", rather than preaching about the immorality of sex outside of marriage (and I personally believe it isn't). I think a lot of teens can relate to at least parts of this episode, with Chloe interjecting her own regrettable experience with Jimmy (as in Olsen) and Lana's dilemma of whether or not she's ready to take her relationship to the next level. By the way, I loved seeing red-k Clark again; haven't seen that sexy scoundrel in a while (when was it last, EXILE?). Overall, nine of ten. :)

    Highlights: two of Clark's classmates flirting with him at the Talon; Alicia appearing in Clark's loft; Chloe confirming Alicia's claims, much to Clark's relief and happiness; Alicia and Clark's skate date; Lionel and Lex's "prodigal father" conversation at the mansion; Alicia giving Clark the red-k necklace; Lana and Chloe discussing "adult relationships"; Clark and Alicia's make-out session in his loft; Clark and Alicia's wedding; Lana and Jason's conversation in her apartment; Clark and Alicia in their honeymoon suite; Alicia taking a bullet in order to keep Clark's secret; Clark explaining to Martha why he got married; and Clark and Alicia's hug in the barn.
  • I've got a funny little feeling

    10
    First of all, I've always like Clark under the influence of the red kryptonite so a really like this episode for that, and second I'm so jealous: lol:. This episode was about sex, I mean we learn that chloe did it for the first time, lana think that jason wants to do it because he said that he didn't think she was ready to that kind of relationship. clark his getting married and alicia almost get some. When I saw clark with the necklace, I fell on the floor because he is really hot with that necklace! :D so I really like that episode because of the red kryptonite, long live the red kryptonite. :lol:
  • Great Episode

    10
    Alicia Baker is considered cured and released from Belle Reve institution. She meets Clark Kent, they confess to each other that they are virgins and she gives a red kryptonite necklace to him, and they go to Las Vegas to get married to each other. Lana Lang confess to Chloe Sullivan that she is virgin, but Chloe tells her that she loved a guy called Jimmy during her working period in the Daily Planet. Lana decides to have sex with Jason to keep their relationship. Lex Luthor and Lionel Luthor give a break in their fight and have a closer contact.
  • loved this episode! alicia is(was) a great character!and her chemistry with clark definitly sizzles! .... oh and shes hot!

    9.6
    liked this episode alot. it was quite steamy for smallville, but was still good fun with its serious moments! plus i love any episode with the character alicia in it! she definitly lights up the screen everytime shes on with her lovely big smile... ehm, sorry getting carried away there!

    basically, a good well written episode. with good performances all round, particularly from clark and alicia. it moved the characters on well if not the overall story! enjoyed immensely!! filler filler sorry cant think of anything else to say to fill the word count..ok will finish with, alicia is hot!
  • Clark belongs wit Alicia. She's not crazy anymore, she has a great personality, she's hot, and......she's hot.

    10
    i'm gonna make this short and straight to the point. alicia's hot hahaha, and she belongs with clark cuz she loves clark and lana gets tiresome. anyways, alicia transports in front of a bullet and says she loves clark straight to his face. lana throws clark aways and goes for that punk named jason teague. sarah carter is an excellent actress and i wish she stayed for a few more episodes WITHOUT (spoiler)................dying later.....anyways, alicia is hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot
  • here comes alicia ;)

    10
    Alicia is released from Belle Reve and goes to see Clark. She is wearing a bracelet that allows trace amounts of lead to go into her system so she can't teleport. She and Clark go to the ice rink where she runs into Dr. McBride who tells her that the bracelet is also a tracking device. He doesn't want Alicia to be together and tells her that it's because Clark was the object of her obsession, and it could lead to a relapse. Lana visits Jason on campus, but he tries to break it off because he doesn't think she is ready for their relationship to go on.
    Alicia tries to get Clark to come with her, but he doesn't so she puts a red kryptonite necklace on him. Clark and Alicia get married in Las Vegas. He removes the bracelet when they get into the honeymoon suite. She removes his necklace, and he freaks. Meanwhile Jason tells Lana the real reason he is resitant about the relationship. He thinks that his mom was the reason they are together.
    McBride shows up in the barn with a gun. He confronts Clark and tries to shoot him after Alicia said that she loves Clark. He could have caught the bullet, but, to protect his sercet, Alicia teleported in front of it. Clark takes her to the hospital.
  • SEXIEST episode ever! I can't believe the producers got this past the censors.

    10
    Smallville is always pushing the limits with the freak of the week format combined with building the Superman back story and mythology- here we see Clark pining for a love of his own and the crazy cute girl with special abilities who tried to kill him is back! This time she is "sane" but drugs Clark with red K to get him to really go for it- and does he! This is the hottest episode ever with a wild scene in a Vegas hotel room that puts most R films to shame- pelvic thrusting and intense foreplay.....classic!
  • Alicia's back, hotter, and crazier than ever.

    9.9
    Man Alicia is so hot if she just weren't such a psycho. Her doctor, Dr. Mcbride tells her she's cured and has designed a lead bracelet that keeps her from teleporting. It seems like Dr. McBride wants to be with Alicia and that's why he let her out. He tells her to stay away from Clark. But she goes after him anyway. She asks him to go to California with her but he refuses. Then she goes to get some red kryptonite. I know it was revealed to her that green kryptonite would make him sick in the previous episode she was in but how did she know about red kryptonite's effect on him anyways? Meanwhile Lionel is out of prison and tells Lex he intends to start a charitable organization. And Lana goes to see Jason and begins to consider having sex with him. Clark under the influence of the kryptonite tells Alicia he wants them to get married. He removes Alicia's bracelet and they teleport to Vegas and get married. Just before consumating the marriage alicia removes the kryptonite. Clark freaks out and alicia teleports away. Clark goes home and meets up with Dr. McBride who tries to shoot Clark but Alicia teleports in front of Clark and takes the bullet. Clark asks her why and she tells him it was cause she promised she'd always protect his secret. McBride ends up in Belle Reave himself for trying to kill his patient. All around a pretty good filler episode.
  • A Wacko Returns!

    7.4
    Alicia the teleporting Clark obsessed lass returns.

    And what does she do. Go get Clark. Good for her although her method was not really the best way to get on with it. The scenes of a Red Kyrptonite high Clark and Alicia running off to Vegas seems remotely reminiscent of Britany Spears little indescetion. But anyways a few poorly thought out scenes has Clark tossing Alicia on the bed in a very manly fashion. Alicia decides to then remove the necklace then rather than having her fun then removing the necklace. In the grand scheme of things a bad move. After a few more scenes of wackiness the situation is resolved in typical Smallville style: Clark getting a telling off. Lana meanwhile decides the way to tempt back the gorgeous and very gentlemanly Jason is to spread her legs. Fortunately Jason is spares himself that tragedy by hugging the manipulative harlot.

    Chole and Lionel probably did something this week but it was forgettable

    Typical Smallville farce
  • Great Episode.

    10
    Clark gets a visit from Alicia Baker. It's a really cool story, I'm glad they brought back Alicia, although I liked the first episode with her better because she was a full blown villain. She was softened up for this episode, but it's not so bad, it's still a good episode because of the story. the action in this episode was so short, well there's so much other stuff going on anyway so I wasn't bored. the writers did a good job with the episode, it was entertaining, i had a good time watching it. this is still a special part of this season.
  • one of the best ever, how could clark do that. how could chloe.

    9.4
    oh my gosh, what i really can't believe is that chloe lost her virginity before lana, chloe's only had like five one episode boyfriends, lana's had four recurring boyfriends. she didn't even know the guys last name,(half of america knows his last name) and she didn't bother to find out. but the other major attraction to this episode is clark getting married. when Alicia gave clark the necklace who couldn't see the thing was full of red kryptonite and how did she make such a huge necklace out of that tiny class ring but i rather have clark marry her than lana.
  • Alicia's back!!

    10
    This is a really cool episode, finally we get to see Alicia back that is supposedly cure, later on Clark begins to trust her as he finds out that she is telling the truth so they begin to get out together, while Alicia is being follow by her doctor, who is later reveal that have a crush on her, and Alicia wants to go to a place no one knows her and in order for Clark to come with her, she puts on her red kryptonite, and they go out to Las Vegas to get married, Clark can't trust her anymore, at least until Alicia is shot by her doctor, and they are back together again. Such a cool episode!
  • Alicia back, Clark gets married, Chloe tells about her in time at the Daily Planet with a guy named Jimmy with a bow-tie. What else do I need to say to show this is one of the best.

    10
    I love this ep. so much it is on my top 5 grestest list. Sarah Carter(Alicia) back from season 3 is back, and doses Clark with the Red Kypt. to make him marry her. I love Alicia she is such a great character one of my favorite out of the whole show even tho. only being in three and dieing.
  • Alicia is back from season three. Is Clark really over Lana and moving on with Alicia?

    4.5
    Smallville should never bring back old characters. Having Clark fall in love with Alicia just because she knows his secrete and is different is stupid. When Alicia puts the red ring on Clark, it only shows her obsession with being with him. Why in the world is that red ring so easily able to be found when Chloe and the Kents have known of the reaction it has on Clark? I smell trouble for Jason and Lana & his intentions all along.
  • this episode is the best...!!!! ever....! love it so much... tom welling is so hm... cute...!! n charming...!

    10
    this episode is the best.. really...!
    first i was sad because clark didn't find sombdy who can understand him but finally alicia came...
    i felt so sad when alicia said she loves clark.. n when clark cried cause martha scolded him.. i cried 3 times while i was watching this episode.. but stil i was happy for clark also.. cause man..after so long he finally found smbdy who knws his secrets but loves him stil.. smbdy who makes him feel special n normal at the same time.. =)
  • A unique situation created which the writers failed to exploit.

    8.9
    I like the idea that Alicia is a person Clark is free to share his powers. It was cute to see him heat up her coffee using his superpowers, and that whole thing worked as a great theme. The comedy at the alter was really pulled off well, thanks to Welling and fine direction. I would have loved to see the expression on Lana's face when she discovered Clark ran off and married the girl. This was a really unique situation that soap operas dream for. Even though Lana's in another relationship, she wouldn't be completely detached as depicted in the storyline. Since people still tend to be attached even when they move on with their lives, wouldn't Lana be hurt, wondering what was wrong with her? That after all she and Clark had been through, what does another girl have that compels Clark elope with her, not to mention probably confide his secret to? And someone that tried to kill them both! I think it would make her distracted to the point Jason notices and affects their relationship. On top of that the scandal wasn't exploited to the fullest (people talking and surreptiously eyeing the couple). I think the writers missed out on a great side-story.
  • Great episode, Alicia Baker is back!

    10
    I thought this was a great episode. I think Alicia and Clark make a great couple. He no longer has to keep his secret, he feels totaly free and normal for once and its obvious that Alicia loves him. I just wish the following episode with Alicia in it came a little later in the series. On the other hand, Jason and Lana need to just stop,lol. Jason is a total tool.
  • One of the best episodes so far?

    10
    Smallville is one of those shows I never took an interest in simply because I wasn't a huge fan of Superman. I would imagine several others have been equally as dismissive, especially non-comic/super hero fans. But, I broke down and started watching Season 4 on DVD. I was impressed with the characters and the way the subject matter is handled.

    "Unsafe" stood out in my mind for a few different reasons. Namely, the plot of wanting to fit in & have someone to love/trust in. Who hasn't felt this way? The character of Alicia Baker is played extremely well by Sarah Carter. She had a presence that detracted attention from the leads of the show. Her emotions were credible and there was good chemistry between her & Clark.

    Throughout the seasonal discs, I'd say her character stands out for really being a key player in the lore of Smallville. Some of her best emotion comes through in the scene where she locates the ring with red kryptonite & especially the final scene in the barn.

    Even if you're not a fan of Superman, if you have a chance to check this episode out I highly recommend it. The follow-up episode, "Pariah" was another Alicia episode, but I do wish it would have come later in the series.
  • Yay, Alicia's Back!

    10
    Claiming to be cured, Alicia (guest star Sarah Carter) is released from Belle Reve hospital and comes to Smallville to rekindle her relationship with Clark (Tom Welling). Initially skeptical of Alicia, Clark finds himself enjoying a relationship with someone who knows his secret, but when she pushes for more he hesitiates, causing her to use red kryptonite on him. "Bad Clark" emerges and whisks Alicia off to get married in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, Lana (Kristin Kreuk) decides to have sex with Jason (Jensen Ackles) in order to win him back.
  • I really enjoyed watching this episode.

    10
    Im glad that Alicia came back and her and Clark had a short little relationship. I think the song at the end (Break So Easy- Johnathan Rice) was a really good song for the episode. I love that song and the singer. I think they should put more of his songs on Smallville.
  • Clark finally has a love... will it last ?

    10
    This episode truely moved me to tears towards the end. If you are a female watching this then guarantee you will be balling your eyes out. If you're a guy I wouldn't count on it.

    This episode is basically about Alicia Baker\'s return. Shes now apparently cured according to her doctor, though it appears he has other plans.

    Watch this episode and learn how Clark develops as both a character and teenager in love.
  • Why does everyone go to Vegas to get married on TV. This happened on Roswell.

    5.8
    It was pretty bleh. I kept wondering if Clark could actually have sex with out ripping Alicia in half. The part with Chloe seemed... unexpected. I guess 17 is a good age to lose it. I could have done without the Lana though. Boring! I\'m glad that \'ship is over.
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