Smallville

Season 4 Episode 11

Unsafe

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 26, 2005 on The CW
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9.2
out of 10
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772 votes
  • 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.
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