Always Hold On To Smallville: Episode 148 — 7×16 Descent

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This week Zach is joined by Ryan Unicomb to discuss the one hundred forty eighth episode of Smallville, “Descent.” We talk Ryan’s Smallville fandom, the death of Lionel and its aftermath, the return of young Alexander as Lex’s conscience, and some of the greatest Clark/Lex moments of the entire series. THIS IS (the latest Always Hold On To) SMALLVILLE!

Episode roundup

Zach’s Grade: A-
Ryan’s Grade: A+
IMDB Grade: 9.1
Superman Homepage Grade: 2/5 
Bechdel Test: FAIL

Series tally board

…From Metropolis: 16
Amazing Technicolor Kryptonite: 12
Amnesia Count: 60 
Blue Shirt/Red Jacket: 72
Chloe’s Unseen Connections: 29
Clark Loses His Powers: 11
Episode Title Said In Episode: 60
Hospital Visits: 114
In Media Res: 4
Injection Count: 47
Kent Truck Accidents: 10
KOs to Keep Clark’s Secret: 48
KOs to Keep Oliver’s Secret: 3
Lana Kills: 6
Lois Arm Punches: 6
Lois’ Costume Closet: 6
Main Character Deaths: 18
Mind Control Count: 23
Movie Plot As An Episode: 16
Not The Last Son Of Krypton: 11
Possession Count: 25
Product Placement Pete: 24
Shirtless Oliver: 3
Shower Count: 21
Shut It Down: 10
Shut That Laptop: 29
Smallville High School Faculty Deaths: 5
Smallville High School Student Deaths: 17
Under The Influence: 32
Wakes Up Tied Up: 11
Weddings: 4
“You Weren’t Yourself”: 35

Zach Moore

Zach Moore hosts Always Hold On To Smallville, a retrospective podcast about the Superman TV series “Smallville." Having worked as a cinematographer, editor and photojournalist in the news, entertainment and medical fields, if there’s a camera or microphone involved Zach isn’t far behind. Zach is a veteran podcaster having hosted multiple shows over the years including Fanchise Fatigue and Saswatch on the United Federation of Podcasts, and Standard Orbit on Trek.FM. He is a native Houstonian and proud Texan.

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