Smallville (2001–2011)
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Clark and Lois head out of town for a quiet romantic getaway, but their plans are thwarted when they run into Chloe and Oliver at their Bed & Breakfast Inn. The couples' awkward moment is ... See full summary »


Kevin Fair (as Kevin G. Fair)


Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman), Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Tom Welling ... Clark Kent
Allison Mack ... Chloe Sullivan / Silver Banshee
Erica Durance ... Lois Lane / Silver Banshee
Cassidy Freeman ... Tess Mercer
Callum Blue ... Zod
Justin Hartley ... Oliver Queen
Odessa Rae ... Maggie McDougal / Silver Banshee
Shafin Karim Shafin Karim ... Male Inn Guest
Elysia Rotaru ... Female Inn Guest


Clark and Lois head out of town for a quiet romantic getaway, but their plans are thwarted when they run into Chloe and Oliver at their Bed & Breakfast Inn. The couples' awkward moment is interrupted by the arrival of the Silver Banshee, who sets her sights on Clark and Oliver. Meanwhile, Tess faces off with Zod with a surprising result. Written by Anonymous

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2 April 2010 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


This episode marks the first appearance of an enemy Silver Banshee in it's original costume from the comics. Also, Silver Banshee was in actuality a major enemy for Supergirl. See more »


During the opening sequence, Chloe and Clark are working on various crimes taking place in Metropolis, but the map that Chloe is referring to is a map of Chicago. See more »


Tess Mercer: In every relationship, one person stands while the other one kneels. I will not be forced down again.
Zod: I wouldn't want you to be.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


What Is Not Yours
Performed by Chris Lind
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2 May 2011 | by ColcatronSee all my reviews

Every season has at least one infamous episode that's laughed off by the fans. For season 9, "Escape" is it. DC comics villain The Silver Banshee makes a truly awful appearance here. In all fairness, the way the character was brought into the story, and how she interacted with the characters wasn't that bad at all. The fault for this disaster goes to the producers, for not axing he footage of the Silver Banshee when she's finally revealed in form on screen. The character design looks bad enough to have walked out of some tacky Roger Corman horror film from the 70s. Seriously, SOMEBODY must have looked at the footage on a monitor and thought to go back to the drawing board. The plot doesn't necessarily help matters either. To put it simply, this is a boring story.

The only reason I'm giving this a rating as generous as 6/10 is because there are some genuinely amusing scenes when Clark and Lois awkwardly meet Chloe and Oliver at the couples retreat. I do have to comment that the love story between Chloe and Oliver was very poorly developed and never felt believable until well into season 10. You can't just tack on 2 flirtatious scenes in preceding episodes and expect a relationship to be believable. But believability aside, I have to acknowledge how well this show handles subtle comedy. My favourite scene is the one where Clark and Oliver are awkwardly trying to make small talk at the breakfast table. The actors on this show don't get enough credit for how well they handle comedy. These scenes aren't enough to save the rest of the "Escape" train wreck. Here's one infamous episode that deserves most of the criticism it gets.

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