First Aired: Nov. 06, 2008 on The CW
Summary: Clark receives a package from an anonymous benefactor, which contains the blue Kryptonian crystal. When he touches it, he and a visiting Lois are transported into the Phantom Zone, where they meet the captive Kara. She manages to open a portal but Zod's imprisoned wife Flora takes over…
Main Characters in this Episode
Chloe Sullivan: Picture an alien Alcatraz, and if I don't bail Clark out soon, who knows that kind of havoc Lo-bot will leave in her wake.
Clark Kent: Kara, you just got back.
Kara: When I was in that hellhole, I heard rumors that Kandor still exists. Kal-El, I think that a part of our civilization may have survived before the explosion, before the destruction of Krypton. There may be survivors there. If I can find that city, I can save our bloodline.
Clark Kent: Then I'll go with you.
Kara: Kal-El, there's a reason that you were sent to Earth and raised as a member of the Kent family. Your path is on Earth living amongst humans and inspiring mankind.
Clark Kent: We can do all of this together.
Kara: I can't. I don't fit in here. My journey's somewhere else.
Clark Kent: [hugs Kara] I'll miss you.
Kara: [shows her necklace with House of El symbol] See? You're always with me. Close to my heart.
Clark Kent: Oliver. It's nice to see everyone has a key to this place. I spoke to Chloe. She said, if it wasn't for you, I wouldn't be here right now. Thanks.
Oliver Queen: Actually, uh, if it wasn't for Chloe tweaking into a supercomputer, you wouldn't be here right now. Her eyes turned white, and she, uh, with one hand, mind you, pushed me into the next room. So, uh, what happened to her?
Clark Kent: It's Brainiac. He infected her somehow.
Oliver Queen: What are you doing about this?
Clark Kent: Everything I can. I've tried to talk to her, but I can't control her life.
Oliver Queen: *Her* life? It's not her life anymore, Clark. She's living yours. Chloe's knee-deep in these situations that - pardon the expression, but humans just don't understand. As her best friend... make her stop before she gets hurt.
- Goof (continuity error): Glass is shown inside, on the kitchen floor, even though phantom zone frame, holding Clark and Lois, was heading out the window.
- When Clark and Faora were talking about love for humans, Faora chides Clark "Like father, like son". Jor-El was previously shown falling in love with Louise McCallum in Relic.
- Faora says to her son Davis Bloome after she impales him that, "That which kills you makes you stronger." This is a corruption of the quote by the 19th century German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche "That which does not kill us makes us stronger"
- Lois dismisses her experience in the Phantom Zone as "some kind of Arabian Nights acid trip." Arabian Nights is the English name for One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of Middle Eastern and South Asian stories and folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age.
- On the first night of airing in the United States, this was the highest rated and most viewed episode of Season 8.