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Recap / Smallville S 04 E 15 Sacred

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Originally aired February 23, 2005

Written by Brian Peterson & Kelly Souders

Directed by Brad Turner

After receiving a letter from the recently-deceased Dr. Swann, Clark contacts Jor-El, who instructs him to find the remaining Stones of Power. When he and Lana later learn that Jason and Lex are in China searching for one of the stones, Clark and Lana follow them, only to be captured by Chinese officers. When Lana is tortured by the officers, Isobel possesses her once again.

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Tropes present in the episode:

  • Demonic Possession: Isobel pulls this on Lana, again.
  • Electric Torture: The Chinese officers inflict this upon Lex, Jason, and Lana. Doing this to Lana, however, causes Isobel to possess Lana a second time.
  • MacGuffin: The Stones of Power, specifically the Crystal of Air in this episode.
  • Pillar of Light: When he activates the altar inside the Kawatche Cave chamber, Clark finds himself inside a shimmering blue column of energy as Jor-El speaks to him.
  • Villain of the Week: Isobel
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Jonathan gripes at Clark for getting involved with Jor-El again.

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