Airdate: April 29, 2011
Written by John Chisholm; Directed by Justin Hartley
We’re from the same world. Do you really think that having powers is the only thing that makes you Kryptonian? It’s not. We share the same instincts. We’re decisive…single-minded, headstrong. We were meant to be leaders. – Zod
ZOD RETURNS IN JUSTIN HARTLEY’S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT EPISODE — Tess (Cassidy Freeman) learns that General Slade was found unconscious on a street corner, proof that someone has gained access to the Phantom Zone’s escape portal and sent him back. Clark (Tom Welling) decides to return to the exiled land to make sure other phantoms are not fleeing and is furious when Oliver (Justin Hartley) tricks Clark into taking him along. With Clark’s powers gone, the two are immediately captured by the Zoners who take them to their new leader, Zod (Callum Blue), who is thirsting for revenge on Clark for banishing him to this Kryptonian jail. Meanwhile, Lois (Erica Durance) learns Clark trusted Tess with a secret, but didn’t tell Lois.
Callum Blue (General Zod)
Aliyah O’Brien (Kamira)
John DeSantis (Male Zoner)
Revard Dufresne (Phantom Zone Gladiator)