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Absolute Justice 

A man named Sylvester Pemberton tracks down Chloe and tells her he knows about her team of superheroes and needs their help. However, before he can explain who he is, he is attacked and ... See full summary »


Tom Welling, Glen Winter


Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman), Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Welling ... Clark Kent
Allison Mack ... Chloe Sullivan
Erica Durance ... Lois Lane
Cassidy Freeman ... Tess Mercer
Callum Blue ... Zod (credit only)
Justin Hartley ... Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
Pam Grier ... Amanda Waller
Phil Morris ... John Jones / Martian Manhunter
Alessandro Juliani ... Dr. Emil Hamilton
Michael Shanks ... Carter Hall / Hawkman
Brent Stait ... Kent Nelson / Dr. Fate
Britt Irvin ... Courtney Whitmore / Stargirl
Wesley MacInnes ... Cameron Mahkent / Icicle (as Wesley Macinnes)
Jim Shield ... Sylvester Pemperton / Star-Spangled Kid
Dean Redman ... Policeman


A man named Sylvester Pemberton tracks down Chloe and tells her he knows about her team of superheroes and needs their help. However, before he can explain who he is, he is attacked and killed by Icicle. Clark and Chloe's investigation leads Clark to the former headquarters of the Justice Society of America, an underground team of superheros, where he meets up with Nelson (AKA: Dr. Fate), Carter Hall (AKA: Hawkman) and Courtney (AKA: Star Girl). Courtney pleads with Hawkman and Dr. Fate to help her catch the killer that is targeting their group but they are reluctant to resume their duties as superheroes. Clark, John Jones, Green Arrow and Chloe team up to help the JSA stop Icicle before he murders another member of the group. Meanwhile, Lois receives a package from a mysterious agency called Checkmate, run by the shadowy Amanda Waller. Written by CW Publicity

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Release Date:

5 February 2010 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to writer Geoff Johns, there were no corporate restrictions in terms of what JSA members could be featured, meaning any major omissions (such as Jay Garrick, who appears only briefly in footage depicting the team's past) were due to creative choices rather than impositions. See more »


Icicle mistakenly calls "Waller" "Walter". See more »


Lois Lane: The two people that were murdered had criminal records. But it's all fabricated. Clark, they were vigilantes like the Blur. Part of an underground group of honest to goodness spandex-sporting superheroes. I met one of them; he was wearing a gold-plated helmet and a cape. Which actually looked pretty good.
Clark Kent: And that's all you know?
Lois Lane: No. Their leader, a man named Carter Hall, almost killed one of their enemies. Someone named the Icicle. He had a son. And here's the weird thing. He was plucked from ...
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Referenced in Absolute Justice: From Script to Screen (2010) See more »

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Yeah, this show is going somewhere...
6 February 2010 | by topz-1See all my reviews

...but the only place it's going is down.

I used to be quite a fan of Smallville, because I liked the idea of retelling the Superman story without the cape, but with each season, especially since the writers killed Lex Luthor and the Kents, it continually degraded and is now but an overblown mixture of cheesy special effects ( I can't believe how BAD some of those look! ), especially whenever someone is supposed to be flying, even cheesier dialogs ( maybe they should hire a writer ), and by far the most untalented cast since Baywatch (unfortunately though, Smallville is not half as entertaining, since it lacks Baywatch's frequent show of girls with large breasts in wet bathing suits).

In short: Instead of coming up with a new super hero (or villain) for each episode, the creators of this show should have invested their money in a believable story line.

I am surprised I keep watching this nonsense - must be some twisted sense of nostalgia, since I used to be a big fan of the Superman comic books.

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