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Clark hears the voice of his biological mother, Lara, calling for help from Kara's crystal and decides to release her, despite Jor-El's warnings. Lara and Clark reunite and she gives him Jor-El's ring, which contains blue kryptonite. As Clark puts it on, he realizes Zor-El manipulated the whole thing and that blue kryptonite strips him of his powers, enabling Zor-El to take control of the Fortress of Solitude. Meanwhile, Chloe and Lex each discover Lois and Grant have been seeing each other and warn them to stop.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x8
Production Number: 3T6308
Airdate: Thursday November 15th, 2007


Special Guest Stars
Terence StampTerence Stamp
voiced Jor-El

Guest Stars
Michael Cassidy (1)Michael Cassidy (1)
As Grant Gabriel
Christopher HeyerdahlChristopher Heyerdahl
As Zor-El
Helen SlaterHelen Slater
As Lara

Co-Guest Stars
Angela MooreAngela Moore
As Diner Waitress
Jason PoulsenJason Poulsen
As Daily Planet Worker
Mike EnnisMike Ennis
As EMT #1
Patricia CullenPatricia Cullen
As Meteorologist
Main Cast
Tom WellingTom Welling
As Clark Kent / Kal-El


Clark is at home looking at his recently discovered Polaroid of his mother Lara, and Kara arrives, returning from a surfing trip in Coast City. Clark tells her that Lana is visiting her Aunt Nell in Metropolis and they talk briefly about Lara. Kara promises to tell him more about her later and goes to bed. Clark then hears a woman’s voice calling out to him from the barn. He goes there and checks out the crystal, which he hid beneath the barn floor. He grasps the crystal and hears the voice of Lara, asking him to help her. The crystal teleports him to the Fortress in the Arctic. The Jor-El simulation speaks up and warns that Lara is dead, and that the crystal is a device of evil belonging to Jor-El. Clark ignores it and plunges the blue crystal into the crystalline control console. There’s a burst of light and energy flows through Clark and forms into... Lara. The two embrace... unaware that Zor-El is secretly watching them from the side...

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Episode Quotes
Grant Gabriel: (as he looks through a bunch of photos) Where's the face?!
Lois: Lasik, anyone? It's right there?
Grant Gabriel: That's not a face. That's a blur. A compromising page one pic of our philandering mayor needs two eyes, a nose and a mouth. That's what makes it compromising. Who took these?!
Lois: You're looking at her.
Grant Gabriel: Well, you're a woman of many talents, Lane, but clearly photography isn't one of them.

Zor-El: Just as stubborn as my brother. Soon, you can be just as dead. If you value your life, tell Kal-El to trust his uncle. He'll be better off in the end.
Lionel: Kal-El is following his own destiny, I will do nothing to stop his course!

Lois: Looks like someone woke up on the right side of the bed this morning.
Chloe: At least I woke up in my own bed.
Lois: What's that supposed to mean? I told you I was working on a story.
Chloe: A story about a reporter and her editor getting an exclusive between the sheets?
Lois: Look, Chloe, it didn't...
Chloe: I know you're impulsive, Lo, but come on!
Lois: It wasn't an impulse, it's not like I did a double gainer blindly off a cliff!
Chloe: Maybe not but don't be surprised if you pancake faster than you think, I mean, of all the people in the world, you had to end up with your editor?!
Lois: Okay, so I strayed into the minefield of misguided romance again but I swear, Chloe, it had nothing to do with me getting the job or getting ahead! You don't believe me, do you?
Chloe: I do believe you. The problem is, will anyone else, Lois? Gossip spreads faster than a bad rash and sooner or later, people are gonna start scratching, assuming one thing - Lois Lane jump-started her career on her managing editor's diehard battery!
Lois: Let them think what they want! I am not gonna let water cooler chit chat splash cold water on my previously none existent personal life!
Chloe: Fine, you're a big girl, you can do whatever you want but if you want to be taken seriously as a reporter, you have to break this off before it breaks your career!

Chloe: (upon seeing Clark's injured face) Oh my God, you said it was bad but I didn't expect Raging Bull bad!
Clark: Good news is the ER doctor said that Lana has no internal injuries, she'll be fine.
Chloe: Yeah, but you're not. Blood and sweat on Clark Kent are never a good combination!

Clark: This is why I need you to give me a ride. I need to get this ring off my finger and go to the Fortress.
Chloe: Look, Clark, my Yaris gets awesome mileage but I seriously doubt it will get us all the way to the North Pole.
Clark: How about to my barn?

Lex: So, I guess you've been researching an article on her bra size lately? Word travels fast. Why not tell me?
Grant Gabriel: I didn't think it was relevant.
Lex: Look, for all I care, you could date every girl from the copy room to the boardroom, just... not Lois Lane.
Grant Gabriel: I don't get it. What's wrong with Lois Lane other than her bad spelling?
Lex: The woman has an insatiable curiosity. It's only a matter of time before she connects the dots.

Grant Gabriel: Look, I'm fully aware of everything you've done for me but that doesn't give you the right to control my life.
Lex: I beg to differ. Remember, if it weren't for me, you'd be nothing.

Lana: You grew up on a planet of human beings. It's okay to feel. Your emotions are part of who you are.
Clark: Yeah. They're more dangerous than kryptonite.

Lois: What genius invented the keyboard? I mean, how hard would it have been to put the letters in alphabetical order?

Episode Goofs
It is revealed here that Julian Luthor is actually Grant Gabriel. However, this appears impossible as previous episodes established that Julian was born in 1992, making him only 19 years old. The actor who plays Grant Gabriel was actually born in 1983, which would match the character's position and status.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperAlfred Gough  |  Miles Millar
OtherJerry Siegel (Superman Created By)  |  Joe Shuster (Superman Created By)
Main Title ThemeRemy Zero
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