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Dean Cain à Smallville ?   La série américaine en est à sa septième saison de diffusion cet automne.  Des rumeurs persistaient depuis environ 2 ans, à savoir que Dean Cain allait faire une apparition dans la série télévisée, mais que les producteurs de la série attendaient juste le bon moment - et aussi le bon rôle - pour que notre ancien Superman confronte Clark Kent adolescent.

Écrit par : Al Septien & Turi Meyer
Réalisé par : Rick Rosenthal
L'épisode : saison 7, épisode 4, sous le nom ''Cure''
Principaux interprètes :

Tom Welling.................................Clark Kent
Michael Rosenbaum........................Lex Luthor
Kristin Kreuk..................................Lana Lang
Allison Mack..................................Chloe Sullivan
Annette O'Toole...........................Martha Kent


Artistes-invités :

Phil Morris............................Martian Manhunter
Laura Vandervoort................Kara
Dean Cain............................Dr. Curtis Knox

Résumé de l'épisode (attention *spoilers*) : Chloé apprend qu'un médecin, le Dr. Curtis Knox, a traité par le passé des gens infectés par les météores et leur a enlevé leur habiletés, en leur redonnant une vie nromale.  Il peut ainsi, a son gré, changer leurs vies et les réhabiliter.  Cette possibilité enthousiame Chloé, qui voudrait retrouver une vie normale parce que son pouvoir de guérison la trouble.  Elle prend un rendez-vous avec lui, sans savoir qu'il a la fâcheuse habitude de tuer ses patients et de retirer leurs organes à ses propres fins.  Elle croise à nouveau Sasha Woodman, que l'on avait vue dans l'épisode ''Drone'' de la saison 1.

Dr. Knox a un secret : il est immortel.  Il a vécu des centaines (et peut-être même des milliers) d'années.  Grâce à des plans ingénieux et à la science moderne, il a gardé son dernier amour dans un état comateux pour lui transplanter des organes de gens infectés par les météores.  Chloé est une cible de choix pour le médecin, qui tentera bien sûr de se l'approprier pour le transplanter, avec d'autres organes, das le corps de son épouse.  Clark et Lana discutent de la possible intervention chirurgicale révolutionaire qui pourrait redonner à Chloé une vie normale,  Clakr s'y opposant et Lana, qui dit que Chloé peut faire ce dont elle a envie...  

Mon opinion : L'épisode était en général plus sombre que les précédents, c'était un peu plus lourd.  Le ton de l'épisode se vent volontairement plus pénible, le temps des grandes décisions est arrivé.  Dean Cain a joué son rôle de méchant avec rigueur et précision, j'ai bien aimé le voir donner une raclée au jeune Clark, meême si je savais que Dr Knox allait perdre (c'est toujours Clark qui en sort victorieux, enfin...)  ON voit des scènes avec tous les stéréotypes des tueurs sans scrupules : disposer de la dépouille d'une victime,  le tueur avec un couteau dans les mains, etc...  J'ai apprécié le fait qu'il soit crédible en méchant, qu'il puisse vraiment faire peur et que malgré ses 41 ans, il puisse encore donner du fil à retordre à un jeune Clark  :)  C'est une espèce de douce vengeance pour moi, je suppose.... Alors, la performance de Dean était très bonne, convaincante, et en mon humble opinion, si l'occasion se présente à nouveau, je lui donne la permission de jouer encore les méchants  :)


SUPERMAN RETURNS!

Man Of Steel, meet...Man Of Steel? Sort of. Former Lois &Clarkcape waver Dean Cain flies back into the comic-book scene on October 18 for a visit toSmallville.But this time around, he will be leaving the heriocs on Tom Welling, television's current Clark Kent.

"I'm pretty evil," the 41-year-old Cain says, laughing, of his role as Dr. Curtis Knox, a neurosurgeon who, despite working for Lex Luthor, has "sort of good intentions. He's cured many meteo-infected patients." What that means for Allison Mack's Chloe-who possesses the kryptonite-fueled ability to heal people-is one of the episode's big secrets, but Cain hints that Knox"has romance on his mind, [just] not the way you may think." Executive Producer Al Gough cryptically elaborates that "Knox falls for parts of Chloe."

By the episode's end, the door will open for more visits from Cain. Knox"is going to have an ax to grind with Clark," Gough say. "He is definitely someone who could back and cause problems in the future."

Not that landing Cain for this present gig was a breeze."Frankly, we've been looking for a role for Dean since Season 4," Gough says. " Because of Dean's connection to Superman, we wanted to make sure we had something worthy of him being in the show." Apparently, Knox fit the bill. " They told me about the character," Cain says. " I liked the script, it sounded fun, and you know, I like to perpetuate the whole Superman mythos," he says.

Of coarse, things aren't so Lois & Clark campy in this neck of the superwoods. "The tone of the this show is entirely different," Cain admits. " It takes a second to get into their world...It's very a different world, one that I hadn't been part of." Would he be more comfortable, perhaps, chilling out with L&C co-star Terri Hatcher over on Desperate Housewives? "I don't really watch that show," he confesses. " But if there was something fun to do, I would never say never to anything."

That's good, because arranging a reunion between Cain and Hatcher on Smallville would surely take more than the CW budget could handle. Says Gough: " We always joke that we should have done that in the first three seasons, when she was avaliable.!"

By Damain Holbrook...



Dean Cain Flies Into 'Smallville'

Come Thursday, Oct. 18, "Smallville" offers two CKs for the price of one.

Following in its tradition of having guest stars previously associated with the "Superman" franchise -- including Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder -- The CW's young-Superman series features an appearance by Dean Cain, who played Clark Kent/Superman in the 1990s series "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman."

In "Cure," Cain plays Dr. Curtis Knox, who has been treating people affected by the same Kryptonite meteor shower that deposited the alien child Kal-El, a k a Clark Kent (Tom Welling), in the Kansas town of Smallville.

Desperate to get rid of her own meteor-caused supernatural abilities, Daily Planet reporter Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack) makes an appointment with Knox, unaware that the doctor has ulterior motives.

"I'm evil with a smile," Cain says.

When it's pointed out that Curtis Knox and Clark Kent have the same initials, Cain says, "Isn't that interesting? I don't think it's a coincidence. But it really doesn't manifest in much more than that. I do not wear [Clark Kent-style] glasses. There was some talk of the glasses, and the glasses got nixed."

Cain did have to deal with not being the one who is Clark Kent.

"It was odd having someone else say Clark Kent and someone else being Clark and me not being Clark," he says. "That was a little odd. There was the inevitable, 'OK, everybody freeze. We'll do some super-speeding...' I'm like, 'Wow, that's the first time the super speed is happening, and I'm not doing it.'

"It was interesting being on the other side of the coin."

Calling Welling "cool, fun, a nice guy," Cain says he also enjoyed working with Michael Rosenbaum, Lex Luthor on "Smallville" (John Shea played the same role on "Lois & Clark").

"He's clinically insane," Cain says. "The guy kills me. He's going to have an interesting career. It'll be interesting to see what happens with Rosenbaum. He's a pretty dynamic fellow."

Cain says he didn't go out on the town in Vancouver, Canada (where "Smallville" shoots) with Rosenbaum, but adds, "Michael had a party here in Los Angeles that I was back here for, but I did not make it to that party. I wish I had, because he described it to me afterward, and I wish I had attended. Let me just say that.

"I believe I made a tragic miscalculation."

Cain did a pilot for a one-hour drama called "Protect and Serve," with "Las Vegas" executive producer Gary Scott Thompson, whom he met while doing a recurring role on that NBC drama. It didn't get picked up, and Cain is pondering what, if any, TV drama he might go for next.

"I don't even know what my dream project would be," he says. "I'd like to play a character that is more like me. Tom Selleck, when he played 'Magnum, P.I.,' I suspect that's a lot like Tom Selleck. That [makes it] a lot of fun to go to work every day.

"I don't think Michael Rosenbaum playing Lex Luthor is a lot like Michael Rosenbaum. It's a lot of work. That's the thing that's tough. I'd like to have somebody closer to me."

But, he points out, "One thing I do find crazy, me being an ex-football player, can't seem to get into a football movie."

By Kate O'Hare, Zap2it, October 18, 2007

Mise à jour le Jeudi, 23 Juin 2011 17:27