Smallville

Season 7 Episode 7

Wrath

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 08, 2007 on The CW
9.0
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Lana absorbs Clark's powers during a lightning storm, which she uses to break into Lex's safe and steal some incriminating evidence. After being turned away by Grant at the Daily Planet, who won't accept her stolen evidence, Lana goes after Lex herself. Clark tries to rescue Lex, but must first battle the super-powered Lana.moreless

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  • Overdone, but Fresh

    8.5
    Every season, Clark has to lose his powers, it's unwritten rule to refresh his vulnerability or something. This time, he doesn't lose his powers, he apparently just shares Lana. Because the power transfer was identical to previous episodes, he really should have lost powers, but since he didn't, I'm willing to look past it for a good story. The story isn't amazing, but it is better than some of the other episodes where people have gotten Clark's powers, because it is Lana. She's already had an interesting story arc with the Isis Foundation, and that furthers a lot here with the introduction to Lana's new powers. It was able to open Clark's eyes about the Isis Foundation and Lana's true self. Definitely NOT a filler episode.moreless
  • Aw, what were they thinking? :(

    5.9
    Lana with Clark's powers? Ridiculous. She's awful enough as it is. The way she obtained the powers was stupid and the way she lost the powers was so dumb, I can't believe they wrote that in a script and got these actors to act it out.



    I'm being harsh. I did like a couple of things about this episode. I think Lois and Grant would make a great couple. They seem to have chemistry and I love it. I don't like the idea that Lois got her great start because Grant is attracted to her. I always thought she became an "ace reporter" based on her great investigative skills. I Loved Loved LOVED the scene at the end where Chloe warned Lana. I had to cheer for Chloe. I'm glad that Clark and Chloe are finallys starting to realize how horrible Lana really is. It's going to take a little more, though, to fully open Clark's eyes. That sex "scene" of Lana and Clark was so ridiculous. I could not stop laughing. They made the whole city shake. I was bugging out when the leaves fell out of the tree.



    I didn't like most of this episode. I am eager to see next week's ep.moreless
  • Super powered sex

    9.0
    The best and funniest part had to be Clark and Lana having sex in the tree, then Chloe coming in and seeing Lana in Clark's shirt. Also when Lana used her x-ray vision to check Clark out. Lana seeks her revenge on Lex by taking him hostage and torturing him. Making him pay for everything he put her through. Clark finds out what Lana has been hiding from him and shuts down her spying on Luthercoop. I like how Chloe warned Lana to not break Clark's heart. Clark is now having second thoughts on whether or not Lana is the Lana he wants to be with.moreless
  • Even though the power switching has been done before, it was entertaining to finally see it with Lana. It was a surprising enjoyable episode.

    9.7
    Thought the episode was written well. It was nice to see the lighter side of Clark for once (the beginning scene with him and Lana). It was cute. Clark finally got a chance to see the real Lana, which only showed she was human. It was nice to see someone go the length for Clark once, even if it was a little twisted. It was great to see interaction between Lex and Clark again. I enjoyed the end when Lana said to love her no matter what. Can Clark love her with flaws? Hopefully he will try until he becomes Superman, after this episode it might be a fun ride to watch it. And isn't it about time we get Pete back, he's been gone long enough!! Don't get me wrong, I love Chloe but so far this 7th Season needs something more and I think it's the friendship of Pete and Clark.moreless
  • Super Woman

    9.5
    My rating and what I'm about to say may seem contrivercial, but for the record it's my opinion that's just how I feel. Personally I feel this episode is a bit underrated, yes it's not entirely perfect but it still works for what it is none the less.



    It was just a great concept seeing what would happen if Lana ever got Superman's powers. And at first it starts out light and funny, just seeing the reactions Lana has in the basic training of her superpowers. My favorate moment in this half and it's no supprise is the superpowered sex scene, I though it was both erotic and funny both Lana and Clark destroy the barn, cause an earthquake, and the aftermath on what Chloe discovers Lana wearing Clark's shirt was comic gold. I always wondered what would happen if superpowers were utilized during sexual activity, I wasn't disapointed the results were dynomite.



    But then it gets dark as we see Lana abuse her powers even though her intentions were good. And that's basically the theme in the episode how wrath is like a disease you never know it sickens your soul until it's too late. The superpowers Lana inherited weren't just an opportunity to take revenge on Lex but they were a key to unlocking a repressed internal beast within her that is obviously hungry.



    What is interesting and a little sad at the same time is Lana believes despite unethical liberties she has taken they lead to a right. But what Lana fails to conceive is sometimes villians and supervillians aren't always villianess because their evil but because they can't see clearly the corruptive nature of their actions despite good intentions. Lana as we see like Anikin Skywalker in "Star Wars Episode 3" is starting to fall into the darkside fo the force.



    Another of the examples are she's starting to alienate people that care about her. Like Lois when she would help Lana, this of course results in an interesting moment when Lana attacks Lois, always wondered what would happen if the two got into a fight. Or when Chloe presents the discovery of the monitors, we see look on his face which is one of sadness knowing the love of his life has lied to him and more. Clark is beging to fear that Lana is becoming a stranger, and he might not know her as much as he thought.



    Soon Lana gives Lex the asskicking he's been asking for the day he hit her, the interplay between the two is psychologically suspenseful, as we see there is a suspense where we fear she might take it too far which will lead her to becoming a villian and that we know that's not who she is and she knows that's not who she wants to be. Clark knows this as well and proves it to her by protecting Lex and then of course it comes down to one of my favorate moments ever when both Lana and Clark physically fight. It was awdsome,suspenseful and intense never have the two in the Superman mythology fought. Only disapointment was didn't really last long enough but then again I wouldn't want it to get brutal, the two love each other I don't want to see my favorate couple severely hurt one another. The only bad thing about the episode (for me anyway)is one moment when Lana kisses Lex, that moment felt completely out of place (let alone cringe inducing)it just sort of happened for no particualar reason. But this is a minor flaw that I can get past and after that action she felt disgusted with herself.



    Thankfully Lana does come to her senses in the end but the events that took place have made the relationship between the two more complicated and has given both characters Clark and Lana something to think about. Clark wonders from if Lana truely is the one if she is still the same person he knows and loves, while Lana evaluates herself wondering if she is becoming her own worst enimy and losing her own identity.moreless
Tom Welling

Tom Welling

Clark Kent/Kal-El of Krypton

Kristin Kreuk

Kristin Kreuk

Lana Lang

Michael Rosenbaum

Michael Rosenbaum

Alexander ("Lex") Joseph Luthor

Allison Mack

Allison Mack

Chloe Sullivan

Erica Durance

Erica Durance

Lois Lane

John Glover

John Glover

Lionel Luthor

Alex Zahara

Alex Zahara

Dr. Jansen

Guest Star

Elyse Levesque

Elyse Levesque

Casey Brock

Guest Star

Jackie Micallef

Jackie Micallef

Nurse

Guest Star

Michael Cassidy (VI)

Michael Cassidy (VI)

Grant Gabriel

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (15)

    • When Lana is in Clark's room and throws her picture into the mirror, the picture falls out of the frame and lands upside down. However, as Lana goes to pick it up, the picture is facing upwards.

    • Even if Lex's car was many years old, it should have an ABS braking system on his vehicle so his vehicle should not have skid like that.

    • Even before Gabriel hit the emergency stop button on the elevator, the elevator took a really long time to get anywhere. It's doubtful that any elevator with only five levels to go between would take that long to get to the bottom level.

    • Lana superspeeds to Lex's mansion and rips open the safe. However Lex later reveals that Lana was seen leaving the mansion. We know that superspeeding cannot be seen by anyone so why does Lana just "walk" out of the mansion? She also knows Lex has high security so why not do the whole thing in superspeed?

    • Despite both Lionel's and Lex's praise of Lana for her sneakiness and ability to keep secrets, and the fact she's outsmarted both of them in the past, she leaves the Isis Foundation booklet sticking out of her purse laying around where Clark could (and does) easily stumble over it. This despite the fact she's keeping it a secret from him.

    • Despite being a multi-millionaire, Lex has neither a hands-free phone system for his car or satellite radio.

    • Again someone who gets Clark's powers this time, Lana, knows how to use them perfectly when it took Clark time to control his.

    • Trivia: In the scene where Lana is about to kill Lex there is a projector showing images on the wall. These images include the Kryptonian message Dr. Virgil Swann showed Clark in "Rosetta," Lana's drawing or Aethyr and Nam-Ek from "Hidden," the flaming Kryptonian symbol on the Kent farm from "Covenant" and the symbol in the field from "Vessel."

    • Lana breaks off the door, says she's going to go get a screwdriver... and a few seconds later is upstairs in her bedroom. Given she's living on a farm, why would she keep a screwdriver in her bedroom or go there first to look for one?

    • In "Action" Lionel graphically ripped his hand out of the bear trap that was holding him, leaving deep cuts on it. However in this episode we can see that the back of his hand has no marks on it at all. An injury like that would've left permanent scars and certainly not have healed within the amount of time that's passed between these two episodes.

    • Lana is shown wearing stiletto boots after she kicks Lois through the glass at the Daily Planet, yet when she jumps on Lex's car hood in the next scene, she is wearing platform boots. We later see that Lana is again wearing the stiletto boots after Clark has taken back his powers.

    • Only a few seconds pass after Dr. Jansen and Lex leave the room when Lana superspeeds to Lex's safe, breaks into it and tosses the heavy metal to the floor. Shouldn't the two have been close enough to hear all that noise and turn back?

    • Confusingly, when Lex says Scion is at Plant #4, the closed captioning says Pier 34. Particularly as the next shot cuts to a plant which clearly isn't on a pier.

    • When Lana starts throwing Lex around his lab, she is wearing her leather jacket. But after Lex tells her that Clark will never forgive her for killing him, her jacket mysteriously disappears for the rest of the scene, leaving her bare arms noticeably exposed.

    • Lois is injured at the Daily Planet in Metropolis. So why does she go all the way to Smallville for medical care?

  • QUOTES (20)

    • Chloe: (to Lana) I want Clark to have that kind of loyalty in his life. But I'm just not sure it's from you.

    • Chloe: Isis seemed to make a lot of sense when I thought you were just set to help people. In textbook talk, Isis is the goddess of love, and life, and healing. She even marched to the ends of the Earth to help the man she loved.
      Lana: I would do anything for Clark.
      Chloe: Even kill. What a lucky guy. But what the textbooks left out is that Isis is also the goddess of the underworld. She's responsible for bringing the Great God Ra to his knees.
      Lana: You believe that I would do that to Clark?
      Chloe: Not intentionally. But I realize now you're capable of it. You should just know that I'm not going to let that happen.

    • Lex: Lana, wait. Killing me would almost be a release. The only person who would really suffer is you.
      Lana: From guilt? I think I'll get over it.

    • Lana: I've been given a gift. I can break into any locked door, slip into any room unnoticed, eavesdrop on any conversation.
      Chloe: So are you passing on the circus, so you can go and join the KGB?

    • Lois: (knocks on open door) You busy?
      Grant: Uh, actually, yes. I was just...
      Lois: Oh, please. Online Poker doesn't count.
      Grant: (chuckles) Busted. What can I do for you?
      Lois: I hit the pavement about Lana's story on Lex, but all I found was a new pizza place. And without the hard drive, there wasn't much of a piece.
      Grant: So... I was right. Say I was right.
      Lois: You were dipping your toes in the correct vicinity.
      Grant: Ah. Well, if that's all, Miss Lane, I should get back to my Royal Flush.

    • Lana: But normally, that kind of romance comes with a tag that says, "Sorry I wrecked your car," or "I accidentally slept with your sister."

    • Lana: Clark, if I wanted normal, I would have rethought the part about dating a guy who shoots fire from his eyes.

    • Clark: Are you X-raying me?
      Lana: My God, that's amazing. You can do so much with this.
      Clark: Well, let's start with you not getting so up-close-and-personal with my vertebrae.

    • Chloe: (to Lana) I thought you said you couldn't...
      Lana: Yeah, we normally can't.
      Clark: You guys talk about this?
      Lana: What? It's just Chloe.

    • Lionel: Samson trusted Delilah with the secret of his strength, but his trust didn't prevent Delilah from betraying him.

    • Lex: Revenge is like an addiction.
      Clark: I'm sure you would see it that way.

    • Lois: I can't believe you've never had Famous Franks before.
      Grant: I can't believe anyone's had Famous Franks. That thing can survive a nuclear holocaust.

    • Clark: (about Lana) Do you know which way she was headed?
      Lois: Sorry, my face was polishing the hardwood floors.

    • Grant: Lois, what are you doing?
      Lois: Escaping. And if you even try to narc on me, I may have to take you hostage.
      Grant: Wow! If you're working the fantasy angle...
      Lois: Oh, shut up! You know what? You may not want to print Lana's exposé on Lex's Scion project, but she wouldn't have come to us if there wasn't truth to it. And when I land the story, you'll thank me.
      Grant: I told you. Don't clash horns with the Luthors.
      Lois: Then I guess the claws will have to do.

    • Grant: (sees Lois in a hospital gown) Whoa! Let me guess, Vera Wang? Maybe Dolce?
      Lois: This is me laughing hysterically.
      Grant: Is the Jello really that bad?
      Lois: Hmm... gut-wrenching laughter.

    • Lois: Oh, I know what's going on here.
      Grant: You do?
      Lois: Look, I don't deny the little sexual tension that's built up between us. But, honestly, what office romance ever works out? So, keep your wick in your... candle, or however the saying goes. The fantasy stops here.

    • Lex: You know, the ironic part of all this is I'm the one who ended up with something I wanted. Lana still has feelings for me.
      Clark: Don't flatter yourself, Lex. Those powers made her obsessed.
      Lex: Exactly. And passion like that doesn't come out of the blue. What do you think is stronger, Clark? Her hatred for me or her affection for you?
      Clark: She was angry. But eventually she'll move on.
      Lex: Don't hold your breath. Funny thing about obsession is; it outlives everything... even love.
      Clark: Lana would never have done anything like this before she'd been with you.
      Lex: Well, I wish I could take all the credit. But I wasn't the first person to teach her about betrayal. Now, was I? It's hard to face what you've created, isn't it?

    • Clark: Lana! You have to stop.
      Lana: I can't! I have to take care of your unfinished business.
      Clark: I'll take care of Lex.
      Lana: No, you won't! You're too afraid to get blood on your hands.
      Clark: Taking people's lives is not our choice to make.
      Lana: And how many people would still be alive if you had had the guts to get rid of Lex a long time ago?

    • Lois: Hey, word of advice there, Smallville. Don't forget flowers on Valentine's Day.
      Clark: Lana did this to you?
      Lois: Yeah, no offense, but your girlfriend has issues. Not to mention an Amazonian left hook.

    • Chloe: Look, Clark, maybe she doesn't want you to make a big deal out of it. Maybe she wants to help people on her own terms.
      (Clark opens Lana's secret spy chamber)
      Chloe: Or she's secretly spying on Lex and she doesn't want us to know how totally depraved she is.
      Clark: Chloe, tell me you didn't know anything about this.
      Chloe: Trust me Clark, I had no idea that there was a La Femme Nikita lurking behind our little Florence Nightingale.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Aaron Ashmore and Laura Vandervoort are credited but don't appear.

    • Music: My Eyes (Travis), Spell (Marie Digby), So Down (Salim Nourallah), Girl From Petaluma (Megatrax)

    • International Airdates:
      Latin America: Tuesday, December 18, 2007 on Warner Channel
      Norway: Monday, February 18, 2008 10.50 pm on TVNorge
      Denmark: Monday, May 12, 2008 on TV3
      Australia: Thursday, May 15, 2008 on Ten HD
      United Kingdom: Tuesday, July 1, 2008 10.00 pm on E4
      Sweden: Friday, July 11, 2008 9.00 pm on TV6
      Czech Republic: February 23, 2010 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: August 11, 2010 on Markiza

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Chloe: Trust me, Clark, I had no idea that there was a La Femme Nikita lurking behind our little Florence Nightingale.
      Referencing the 1991 movie La Femme Nikita, in which the main character was recruited by the government as a female spy/assassin. It was later made into a TV show which aired for five seasons on the USA network.

    • Chloe: I didn't realize Big Sister was watching.
      Referencing the novel 1984 by George Orwell, which introduced the concept of a "Big Brother" government agency that monitors the populace through near-omnipresent security cameras.

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