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Collateral 

Clark, Oliver, Lois and Dinah are back home after long VRA captivity, with confused memories and robbed of all superhero-powers. They believe they have been tortured in an experimental lab ... See full summary »

Director:

Morgan Beggs

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview:
Tom Welling ... Clark Kent
Erica Durance ... Lois Lane
Cassidy Freeman ... Tess Mercer (credit only)
Justin Hartley ... Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
Allison Mack ... Chloe Sullivan
Alaina Huffman ... Dinah Lance / Black Canary
Ted Whittall ... Rick Flag
Bradley Stryker ... Deadshot
Lori Triolo ... Lt. Trotter
Darcy Hinds ... VRA Op Officer
Chris Shields ... VRA Op Hacker
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Clark, Oliver, Lois and Dinah are back home after long VRA captivity, with confused memories and robbed of all superhero-powers. They believe they have been tortured in an experimental lab by none other than Chloe, hence fear she switched sides. Then she, or rather her avatar, appears in dreams to each of them, claiming they only lost their powers in a virtual illusion, which can nevertheless kill them for real. She calls upon them to trust her, break the virtual spell by believing it fake and thus escape back into reality, with Rick Flag's team. Oliver does so quickly, and is reunited with his true love. Clark wants to, but finds it extremely hard, until Lois joins in. Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Lois Lane: Chloe would never hurt Oliver.
Dinah Lance: Not in less he got in her way, like these guys.
[they watch a video of Chloe gunning down V.R.A. Guards]
Lois Lane: Well, that can't be right. And I hate to crash on your tea party, but my cousin is no Benedict Arnold.
Dinah Lance: She's taking out operatives in cold blood, Lois! I don't whose side she's on, but it's not ours!
Lois Lane: Not everybody switches sides as easily as some of us. And let's not forget, when we first met Black Canary, she was nothing more than Lex Luthor's little ...
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References Erin Brockovich (2000) See more »

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Ugh. Made me glad Chole's been gone.
28 March 2013 | by firstanoldSee all my reviews

Every time Chloe punned or alliterated I wanted to punch a writer. It was just freaking painful.

And yes, it's a really blatant rip-off of the matrix, not because of the theme--The old super man series Lois and Clark did a V.R. episode looooong before the matrix was ever around so superman has a pretty solid precedence here--but because of the style. Chloe is dressed like they dressed in the matrix, she has lines similar in style and substance to the matrix (Dorothy, rabbit hole, dreamland, spoken while holding reflective CG objects up to one's face, etc.) and her combat moves are taken right out of the matrix she actually does that one-armed fight scene just like Neo does at the end of the matrix. It was so cheap and predictable--the style similarities were too reminiscent of the matrix, and its scenario, for it to come as even a remote surprise when the big reveal came.

And I just can't overstate how cringe-inducing Chloe was in this. She was the source of some of the sloppiest homage, puns and rag-newspaper-esque alliteration I've ever seen. just revolting.


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