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Hourglass 

Lana befriends Harry, an elderly murderer living incognito in a nursing home. He falls into a kryptonite pond and regains his youth. Harry starts killing descendants of the jurors who convicted him, one of whom was Jonathan Kent's father.

Director:

Chris Long

Writers:

Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman), Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) | 3 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Welling ... Clark Kent
Kristin Kreuk ... Lana Lang
Michael Rosenbaum ... Lex Luthor
Eric Johnson ... Whitney Fordman (credit only)
Sam Jones III ... Pete Ross
Allison Mack ... Chloe Sullivan
Annette O'Toole ... Martha Kent
John Schneider ... Jonathan Kent
Eric Christian Olsen ... Young Harry Bollston
Jackie Burroughs ... Cassandra Carver
George Murdock ... Old Harry Bollston
Lisa Calder Lisa Calder ... Zoe Garfield
Alf Humphreys ... Jim Gage
Mitchell Kosterman ... Sheriff Ethan Miller
Reg Tupper ... Doctor
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Storyline

Clark and Pete apply to community work in an institute for the aged to be close to Lana Lang who's also volunteering there. Clark's favorite patient is Cassandra Carver, a blind old lady that foretells the future, and who realizes that Clark is not from this world. Lana takes care of Harry Bollston, an unknown former murder. When Harry falls in a lake full of kryptonite nearby the institution, he becomes young again. The young Harry Volk then seeks revenge against the descendants of the members of the jury that sentenced him in the past by killing them. One of these descendants is Jonathan Kent. Meanwhile, Lex approaches Cassandra to ask her information about Clark, and she has a vision of disaster involving Lex. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 2001 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In Lex's future sequence, he is wearing a glove on his right hand. This is a nod to the comics where, at one point, Lex wears a glove due to hide the effects of long-term exposure to kryptonite. See more »

Goofs

(at around 49 mins) There is a shot of Cassandra after she died, but it is easy to see the actress breathing. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pete Ross: Man, I don't know how I let you talk me into this.
Clark Kent: Every Smallville High student needs to complete 30 hours of community service.
Pete Ross: Yeah, but we could have served our community by lifeguarding a girls' swim class instead of hanging out with the denture crowd. I mean, what's the attraction?
[Lana comes into the picture]
Lana Lang: Hi, Clark, Pete.
Clark Kent: Lana. I didn't know you were volunteering here.
Pete Ross: Yeah, right.
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Connections

References The Lost Boys (1987) See more »

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5/4
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Written by Damon Albarn
Performed by Gorillaz
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The Future Enemy of Mankind
15 March 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Clark Kent applies to community work in an institute for the aged to be close to Lana Lang. Clark's favorite patient is Cassandra Carver (Jackie Burroughs), an old lady that foretells the future. Lana takes care of Harry Bollston (George Murdock), an unknown former murder. When Harry falls in a lake full of kryptonite nearby the institution, he becomes younger again. The young Harry Volk (Eric Christian Olsen) revenges the descendants of the members of the jury that sentenced him in the past trying to kill them. One of these descendants is Jonathan Kent.

"Hourglass" is a reasonable episode of "Smallville", but not my favorite. The story has some flaws, like for example how the Kents could explain the death of old Harry Bollston in a pit for corn. However, the scene when Cassandra Carver sees the future of Lex Luthor is very impressive. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Destino" ("Fate")


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