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
Clark Kent: Not exactly. All I ever wanted was to keep Lois from my secret. But yesterday, that nearly got her killed.
Kara: You want your cousin's two cents? Lois can handle it. She's tough... and strong. You wouldn't let her get so close if you didn't think so, too.
Clark Kent: I was beginning to miss these family lectures.
Clark Kent: All we have to do is keep an eye out on each other, okay? We'll be fine.
Lois Lane: We're not fine! We're standing on our graves! We're gonna die, us together. No more farmhouse, no more Daily Planet!
Clark Kent: Listen to me! Listen to me. No one's gonna mess with Lois and Clark, right?
Lois Lane: They better not.
Davis Bloome: Okay. Lois, you gotta reason with me. What kind of drugs did you take? Pills, powder, paste? Don't tell me you didn't inject anything.
Faora: You don't know who you are. Do you experience blackouts? Hours of your life mysteriously lost? Your body's still evolving.
Davis Bloome: Okay, um... How do you know that?
Faora: Before we were phantoms, Zod and I were unable to have children. So, we created you.
Davis Bloome: You, uh, "created" me...?
Faora: You arrived here as genetic matter, containing our planet's most powerful life-forms so that, in time, you would evolve to become Earth's ultimate destroyer.
Davis Bloome: I drive an ambulance.
Faora: The duty of a child is to continue the legacy his parents began. Our family is meant to take this planet as our own. And after seeing you with these humans, I realize that you're still too weak to fulfill your destiny.
Faora: Trust me, my son. That which kills you makes you stronger. I'll be back when you're ready.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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"
- 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.
- On the first night of airing in the United States, this was the highest rated and most viewed episode of Season 8.