Smallville: Episode 8.9 "Abyss" Recap (Page 1/3)
Smallville: Episode 8.9 "Abyss" Recap (Page 1/3)
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Previously on Smallville: Chloe's brain was hacked by Brainiac and Davis discovered he's the super-strong alien son of General Zod.

Chloe's super hacking brain gets a virus, and suddenly all her memories start turning scenes from The Matrix, only on a much lower budget. The people and places she remembers get deleted until she wakes up in the present and has no idea who Jimmy (Aaron Ashmore) is. I'm not sure if Chloe (Allison Mack) forgetting everyone and everything that's ever been on Smallville is supposed to be good or bad. Surely there are a few sotrylines or characters we'd all like to forget.

If your fiancee couldn't remember who you were, where is the first place you'd go? The hospital? The police? Jimmy heads straight to Clark (Tom Welling) for assistance. Chloe is equally stupid, going to the local hospital not as a patient, but posing as a med student looking for the library to study amnesia herself. Interestingly enough, she does recognize Davis (Sam Witwer).

Clark pays her a visit, and she's acting strange. He finds a room filled with an in-depth map of Chloe Sullivan's life to help her remember things. As crazy as she's acting, she's smart enough to recognize what's happening - she's being taken over by Brainiac. Her memories are being replaced by Kryptonian symbols, including one that stands for “doom.” As in “Doomsday.”

They hatch a cockamamie plan to take the Blue Crystal to the Fortress of Solitude, but as they're speaking, Chloe loses her memory of seeing Clark catch a car, thus discovering his abilities. Now she has no idea who Kal-El and Brainiac are, or that Clark has super powers.

He speeds off to rebuild the Fortress, that giant phallic ice building Kal-El calls home. Jor-El welcomes him home, but Clark gets all pissy with his dad about having trust issues. It's amazing how Smallville can turn an intergalactic conversation with a disembodied voice into a stereotypical scene of a teenage boy whining that his dad needs to back off and give him some space.

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