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Smallville Promise (2001–2011) HD online
Language: English
Category: TV Episode / Adventure / Drama / Romance / Sci-Fi
Original Title: Promise
Director: Rick Rosenthal
Writers: Jerry Siegel,Joe Shuster
Released: 2001–2011
Duration: 42min
Video type: TV Episode
In this episode set on the day of Lex and Lana's wedding, the day is viewed three different times from three different perspectives: Clark's, Lex's, and Lana's. Lex receives a call from Dr. Langston who demands $2 million or he will tell Lana the truth about her baby which leads to a fatal showdown in a crypt. Meanwhile, Lana begins to have second thoughts about marrying Lex, and Clark comes to his own realization that he can't let Lana marry Lex and decides to tell her about his secret. But Lana finally discovers Clark's secret when she secretly witnesses him save Chloe from a locked wine cellar. However, no one is prepared for what happens next when Lionel Luthor steps in and tells Lana that he also knows Clark's secret abilities and he threatens to kill Clark unless Lana goes through with her marriage to Lex.
Episode cast overview:
Tom Welling Tom Welling - Clark Kent
Kristin Kreuk Kristin Kreuk - Lana Lang
Michael Rosenbaum Michael Rosenbaum - Lex Luthor
Erica Durance Erica Durance - Lois Lane (credit only)
Allison Mack Allison Mack - Chloe Sullivan
John Glover John Glover - Lionel Luthor
Annette O'Toole Annette O'Toole - Martha Kent
Sarah-Jane Redmond Sarah-Jane Redmond - Nell Potter
Keith Martin Gordey Keith Martin Gordey - Priest
Fred Henderson Fred Henderson - Dr. Langston

The episode is told from the perspectives of Clark, Lex, and Lana. All three characters wake up on the wedding day from bad dreams.

This is Lex's third wedding in six years. His others were in Heat and Exodus.

The engraving on the back of Clark's watch reads: "To JK. The love of my life MK"

Lana's wedding dress was designed by Monique Lhuillier and is from her Fall 2006 bridal collection.

When Lana's perspective is being shown, and she sees Clark use is abilities in the wine cellar, she sees him use nearly all his abilities. And finally when he leaves, she witnesses his super speed. It seems that the special effects guys forgot the "whoosh" sound and the blur of Clark speeding away. Clark just disappears and then Chloe's hair blows, as usual, from the resulting air turbulence.

This episode takes place on February 24, 2007.



Reviews: [7]

  • avatar

    Rose Of Winds

    "Promise" is an episode so large, so important, bringing so much closure to ongoing story arcs, that it could very well have been a season finale. Very few Smallville episodes have been executed this effectively.

    What truly sets this episode apart is the complex storytelling, which is borrowed from Kurosawa's Rashomon, with the same day and same events being told from 3 different characters points of view. You never fully understand the whole picture until all 3 characters views have been shown. The episode was directed by former feature film director Rick Rosenthal, who has directed some of the show's most interesting episodes, and also some of the most boring. He's a director who seems to need a really strong and unique concept to make something great. Like his previous work on "Lexmas", with a great script he was able to turn "Promise" into a classic.

    The main plot of "Promise" revolves around the season 6 love triangle between Lex/Lana/Clark, which many people weren't a fan of. Personally I thought it was one of the most interesting personal stories in Smallville. Just like many others, I was always bored in the past by the Clark/Lana drama, but when they entered season 6, the producers got it right. What the personal drama on Smallville needed was something unpredictable. Putting Lana with Lex also helped to make her character interesting for a change. The Lana character was never handled right in the earlier seasons, because it always felt like the writers were trying to force her down the audience's throat as such a perfect and likable character. Season 6 made her more questionable. So I'm actually a fan of the love triangle in season 6, and this episode continues to surprise, with each twist bringing the personal drama in very unpredictable directions.

    Of course there's a lot more to this episode than just exploring a love triangle story arc. There's a murder, more mystery surrounding Lana's pregnancy, and another sketchy turn from the show's best character, the "is a a good guy or is he a bad guy" Lionel Luthor.

    Season 6, while not as bad as season 8, was never the less one of the least interesting seasons of Smallville, yet "Promise" and a handful of others still rank among some of the greatest Smallville episodes in its 10 year run.
  • avatar

    Trash

    This episode features huge climactic moments that have threaded not only through this season, but through the entire "Smallville" series.

    The main story in this episode is the marriage of Lex Luthor and Lana Lang. However, many key moments happen that same day that culminate at the altar. Lex gets threatened by his and Lana's physician, Dr. Langston, to reveal the truth behind Lana's pregnancy. In return, Lex does something that most would regret. Lana has second- make that fourth or fifth- thoughts about marrying Lex, and in a huge revelation is finally convinced to back out before another menacing figure comes into play.

    This episode was written so interestingly, telling the episode three times through the three main characters- Clark, Lex and Lana's- perspectives, following each person's experiences of the day from their individual point of view. The main question following this episode is: why did the "menacing figure" do what he did to Lana? This scene alone will need to be answered before the season concludes. Tom Welling did not act his part as well as he usually does; he seemed restricted because he had to portray a side of Clark (aka Lana-obsessed) that was the exact same five years earlier. Despite this, the storyline and revelations overcome any very minor discrepancies and sets a full table for the rest of the season.
  • avatar

    Thomand

    On the day of her wedding with Lex, Lana discovers the secret of Clark; Lex is blackmailed by Dr. Langston that threatens to reveal the truth about Lana's baby; and Clark finally confesses his love for Lana. When Lana decides to call-off her wedding to stay with Clark, Lionel forces her to marry Lex.

    "Promise" is the worst episode of "Smallville", actually a boring soap-opera. The cinematography is magnificent, but the annoying Lana Lang and her "love story" with Clark Kent is awfully unpleasant, and I do not know why the authors insist in this nasty romance. The moaning Lana deserves to be part of the Luthor's family. My vote is four.

    Title (Brazil): "A Promessa" ("The Promise")
  • avatar

    Linn

    I was really looking forward to watching this episode, but for some really weird reason I forgot to watch it until 15 minutes had already passed... and boy was I glad I didn't watch the whole thing... it would've been an even more painful experience.

    I can't believe the writing team still thinks its healthy to bring the whole Lana/Clark storyline back after no less than 6 YEARS of it. I'm sick of watching these two try to make things work out when we all know they're not going to end up together.

    As the episodes advance, Lana gets even more annoying, and "Promise" is a living proof of it. Lex is getting more evil, but I'm so sick of everything else that's going on in the show that I simply can't help but be mad after they end.

    And guess what? Lana knows Clark's secret! That makes me wonder... who doesn't? All the regular cast members except for Lex Luthor do.

    The sixth season, which was shaping to be one of the best ones yet, seems to be declining episode to episode. Instead of dealing with superheroes, or cool phantom zoners, they have brought back the same old story that he have heard so many times.

    I hope the season does get better... but something tells me it won't.
  • avatar

    Qiahmagha

    This is why they are made for each other. There is no intelligence, communication, trust, honesty, faithfulness and respect between them. Both are blindly willing to sacrifice everything to protect the other.

    The producers of this show are laughing all the way to the bank, they keeps 'Clana' doing the DUMB things they do so the viewers will be glued to this show and keep coming back for more, I am now a victim waiting for some good news to come out of this show, waiting for a glimmer of hope.

    It's always the same story in life: without True LOVE there can NEVER be True HAPPINESS and no sacrifice is worth being loveless. It's better to live a short but a happy life than the other way around.
  • avatar

    Ghile

    When I first saw this flick I had been quite a fan of Superman from childhood but I really had 4gotten or didn't take any notice of the fact that Lois Lane was the traditional heartthrob of Clark Kent. Could be because I had just watched the comic a couple of times.This made the seeming romance of Lana Lang and Clark Kent 2 get into my head and I wanted so badly 4 them to end up Together,thats why the dumbness portrayed by them (or Clark)sacrificing their love in order 2 protect the other really gave an unpleasant taste.Lois lane doesn't seem a great character to be caring enough for Clark Kent to be his girlfriend.

    But still,I'd hoped by now we'd be getting closer to the Clark/Lois romance level.But the writers still try so hard to keep us glued to the old story with this Episode.On its own,this is a great story but it would have done a lot better if it had been in the third or fourth seasons.Too bad this can't be inserted into any of those.

    A great story but not a great inclusion.It did well to downsize this season.I'd give it a 7/10.
  • avatar

    NiceOne

    Don't get me wrong; I love this show. I'm actually watching it on DVD had never seen it on TV at all. As you can see, I'm in Season 6, and honestly, this has been the worst so far. Why so? Because I am so sick of seeing Lana's puppy eyes for CK, and visa verse. I'm ready to move forward and put this story arc to bed. I'm somewhat surprised Lana finally did end up marrying Sexy Lexy, but maybe this is what was needed to get CK to move forward and quit pouting like a dog who didn't get the bone. I know I sound somewhat bitter, but how much can the viewers take of this? Besides, I'm much more interested in Chloe's relationship with Jimmy, so one building relationship is enough for me. Now, let's get back to what Superman is all about - taking on the bad guys, not pining over Lana Lane.