Instead, we go The Caves of Plot Contrivance. Osama is still hiding here. Clark and Bo point their flashlights to the ceiling, where the camera is mounted, being careful not to cross the streams. Clark says he thinks that the person in the police sketch was Jor-El. "From 1961?" Bo says. How lame is it that instead of using the actual episode title, "Relic," they kept calling this episode, "1961," even on The WB site? Well, then again, "Relic" isn't so hot a name either. Is the "Relic" supposed to be the old man? Clark says that the walls (and his Hollywood inside sources) tell him that Kryptonians have been to Earth before. Why not his dad? Bo says that Clark may be trying too hard to make a connection. Yeah, Clark, this isn't Elimidate. Clark says that the symbol the guy had on his medallion was Kryptonian. He ordered it from QVC Krypton. Bo says that if it was Jor-El, it's not much of a stretch to suppose that he might have killed someone. Clark says that, up until now, Jor-El has been a distant, powerful threat. But if he was in Smallville, maybe he and Jor-El are not so different after all. Except for Jor-El's British accent. Clark says that maybe Jor-El is more human than they thought. Bo shakes his head in disagreement, and then stops. He's spotted the crest on the wall in big, bright white chalk. They move toward it. Clark puts his hand on the symbol, which is conveniently at waist level, and the markings on it change. The symbol flies into the wall, leaving a Superman-crest-shaped hole. Clark stupidly sticks his hand right in, and bright yellow light bursts through the hole. Ha ha, Clark got burned. The camera zooms in on Clark's face, and we get flashes: A girl's face, a ring with a "T" on it, a couple kissing, the crest necklace, someone getting smacked by the butt of a rifle, a movie marquee, more making out, a gunshot. Holy editing! Clark pulls his hand out of the interstellar glory hole. Bo asks what's wrong. Clark is shaking. He opens his hand to reveal the metal necklace charm. Shiny. "What is that?" Bo asks. It's $19.95 if you act now! Clark doesn't answer.
Episode Report CardOmar G: C | 635 USERS: C+
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