Synopsis: In Into Oblivion Lois, Clark, and Natalie notice a difference in John Henry’s behavior and fear something might be very wrong. Meanwhile, Kyle encounters an awkward moment with Lana while stopping by the house to pick Sarah up for school.
Picking the story up from last time. Lt. Anderson has escaped and joined up with Ally Allston’s group. Meanwhile back in Smallville John Henry is released from the hospital and is having lapses of memory, which creates a little tension between Clark and Natalie. Things get going when Lois gets a call from Chrissy to tell her that Ally Allston has contacted her. As things turn out Ally has gotten hold of the talisman that will help her and her initiates travel to the other universe and they intend to take Chrissy along. Thankfully Superman manages to save Chrissy and stop Ally from crossing over, but Anderson and four initiates succeed in making the crossing. But the question is what happened to Lucy Lane.
Elsewhere, Jonathon is still keeping quiet about who gave him the X-Kryptonite. But things get tricky when his girlfriend’s dealer comes after her, which draws Jordan into the whole thing. Meanwhile, Lana enlists Kyle’s help with her Mayoral campaign despite the problems in their relationship.
Into Oblivion features a few really strong performances. First off Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch do a fantastic job of leading the cast. However, it is a couple of the supporting performances that really stand out in this episode.
Rya Kihlstedt is fantastic as Ally Allston and we get a brilliant scene between her and General Lane (Dylan Walsh) where he interrogates her. Obviously, Ally is not cooperating, but instead, she plays mind games with the General by bringing up his difficult relationship, with Lucy. Things get rather heated and Lois has to step in.
Into Oblivion gives us a fairly solid episode. The plot progression with Ally Allston was good as was the subsequent fall out from her capture. However, I am still not overly keen on the Lana running for Mayor storyline. As it feels rather tagged on. I feel the show would be a little less clunky if they just stuck to the main story arc and the second arc concerning Jonathan and Jordan.
- CGI & Stunts9.7
- Incidental Music9.3