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Smallville: Instinct

Maxima, an alien ruler with the power to make herself irresistible to men, comes to Earth seeking a mate... and sets her eyes on Clark.

Episode Info


Episode number: 8x4
Production Number: 3T7454
Airdate: Thursday October 09th, 2008



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Guest Stars

Co-Guest Stars
Anna WilliamsAnna Williams
As Eva Greer
Recurring
Anna WilliamsAnna Williams
As Eva Greer
Recurring
Stephen HuszarStephen Huszar
As Businessman
Stephen HuszarStephen Huszar
As Businessman
Michael Scholar, Jr.Michael Scholar, Jr.
As Ace of Clubs Bartender
Michael Scholar, Jr.Michael Scholar, Jr.
As Ace of Clubs Bartender
Paul WuPaul Wu
As Kickboxing Instructor
Richard BuschRichard Busch
As Squad Leader
Main Cast
Tom WellingTom Welling
As Clark Kent / Kal-El
Erica DuranceErica Durance
As Lois Lane
Erica DuranceErica Durance
As Lois Lane
Cassidy FreemanCassidy Freeman
As Tess Mercer
Allison MackAllison Mack
As Chloe Sullivan
Allison MackAllison Mack
As Chloe Sullivan
Aaron AshmoreAaron Ashmore
As Jimmy Olsen
Aaron AshmoreAaron Ashmore
As Jimmy Olsen

Recap

Tess is at the manor working with one of Lex’s former scientists, Dr. Arthur Grohl. He’s analyzing the blue crystal her team recovered from the Arctic and determines it’s an alien computer system of some sort. Tess is skeptical and Grogh proposes focusing a sonic burst through it. Tess gives him the go ahead and he fires the burst. A beam of blue energy shoots out of the crystal, through the ceiling, and out into space...

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Episode Quotes
Lois: You know endorphins? They're hormones that are released when the body performs a certain activity.
Clark: Like when you play a sport.
Lois: Or there's another kind of activity two people share, repetitive motion, builds to a climax.
Clark: Thank you.

(about Clark)
Lois: Look, he's about as attracted to me as a Red Sox fan to the Yankees.



Episode Goofs
In the scene where Maxima confronts Tess in the mansion there seems to be a bit of a problem with one of the props.

Maxima launches (slides) Tess across the floor and into a pedestal holding a decorative vase. When Tess collides with the pedestal the vase falls from it and onto her before rolling off of her and onto the floor, where it crumbles.

The fact that the vase rolled off of Tess intact and then broke a few moments after being on the floor made the scene unintentionally hilarious.



Other Episode Crew

DeveloperAlfred Gough  |  Miles Millar
Executive ProducerAaron Sorkin  |  Joe Davola  |  Mike Tollin  |  Brian Robbins  |  Brian Peterson (1)  |  Todd Slavkin  |  Darren Swimmer  |  James Marshall (3)  |  Kelly Souders
ProducerRob Maier (1)  |  Jae Marchant  |  Al Septien  |  Turi Meyer
Co-ProducerTom Flores
CastingDeedee Bradley  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
MusicLouis Febre
Music EditorChris McGeary  |  Robert Talboy
Costume DesignerMelanie Williams
GripBob Seabold
Set DecoratorAndrea French
Property MasterAleya Naiman
Construction CoordinatorTom Hunt (2)
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
OtherJerry Siegel (Superman Created By)
Story EditorHolly Henderson
Stunt CoordinatorJacob Rupp
Sound MixerRob Hanchar
Executive Story EditorCaroline Dries
Key Makeup ArtistNatalie Cosco
Main Title ThemeRemy Zero
Special Effects SupervisorMike Walls
 
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