Smallville Season 1

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Smallville Season 1

Clark Kent takes on a whole new dimension in this precursor to the Superman legend. You know how the story ends; now watch the journey begin. The idyllic town of Smallville, Kansas, never seemed the same after the meteor shower that rained down 12 years ago. That was the day Clark Kent arrived on Earth-and the day strange things started happening in Smallville. 

Now, Clark is a teenager, and his growing pains are amplified by the burden of his emerging superpowers. He longs for Lana Lang, the beautiful girl next door, but the meteor fragment she wears around her neck complicates his quest for her heart. When the charismatic Lex Luthor arrives in town, he befriends Clark. With no inkling of how their destinies will ultimately collide, Lex becomes the older brother Clark never had. Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series Based on DC Comics Characters Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster

Episode guide

  1. 01 - Pilot

    Teenager Clark Kent must cope with his emerging superpowers and his love for classmate Lana Lang. Clark befriends Lex Luthor and thwarts a vengeful former student.

  2. 02 - Metamorphosis

    Clark discovers that a fellow high school student, Greg Arkin (CHAD E. DONELLA), has been attacked by Kryptonite-affected bugs. Greg has taken on the "eat, molt, mate, die" life cycle of an insect--with Lana as his prey. Clark must rush to save her without revealing his superpowers. Meanwhile, Lex possesses Lana's Kryptonite necklace and ponders what to do with the strange stone.

  3. 03 - Hothead

    Clark and Lex defy their respective fathers. Clark joins the football team, against Jonathan's wishes, ultimately discovering that the coach, Walt Arnold (DAN LAURIA), has been altered by Kryptonite and is using fire-starting abilities to hurt anyone who might prevent him from winning. Meanwhile, Lex battles his own father, Lionel Luthor (JOHN GLOVER), for control of LuthorCorp.

  4. 04 - X-ray

    Clark reels from his first flashes of X-ray vision. His shock is compounded when he witnesses a bank robbery, apparently by his friend, Lex. Unsure of how to control this new power, Clark nonetheless puts it to use when a Smallville teen who has developed shape-shifting abilities threatens Lana.

  5. 05 - Cool

    Clark has a chance to share a night out on the town with Lana, thanks to Lex's matchmaking, but the evening is interrupted when Clark faces an icy enemy, Sean Kelvin (MICHAEL CORISTINE). Sean is an aggressive flirt who suffers from a Kryptonite-induced case of permanent hypothermia and has to feed off of others' body heat to survive--starting with Chloe.

  6. 06 - Redux

    Clark is wracked with haunting visions when he meets an old woman, Cassandra Carpenter (JACKIE BURROUGHS), who can see the future. Lex schemes to use Cassandra's gift to glimpse his own destiny and learn more about Clark's secret. Meanwhile, a bitter old man, Harry Bollston (GEORGE MURDOCK), discovers a "fountain of youth" and reverts to a teenager. He then seeks revenge on the descendants of jurors who put him in jail decades ago.

  7. 07 - Craving

    Clark must save Pete from being literally devoured by a female classmate, Jodi Melville (AMY ADAMS), whose diet of Kryptonite-affected vegetables causes her to shed weight faster than she can handle, forcing her to satisfy her ravenous hunger by gorging on any available food source. Meanwhile, Lex gets one step closer to the truth about Clark after funding a study on the green meteor fragments.

  8. 08 - Jitters

    Clark and Lex team up to rescue members of Clark's high school class after a janitor, Earl Jenkins (TONY TODD), takes them hostage in LuthorCorp's Smallville Fertilizer Plant No. 3. Jenkins claims his deadly "jitters" were caused by a mysterious contaminant, and he threatens to kill everyone unless he is shown a secret sublevel--which Lionel Luthor (recurring guest star JOHN GLOVER) denies ever existed.

  9. 09 - Rogue

    Clark's secret identity is jeopardized when a corrupt policeman, Sam Phelan (CAMERON DYE), witnesses Clark using his superhuman powers and coerces him into joining forces. However, when Clark double-crosses the cop, he is not prepared to deal with the consequences for him and his family. Meanwhile, Lex receives an intriguing proposal from his sexy British ex-girlfriend, Victoria Hardwick (recurring guest star KELLY BROOK - "The Big Breakfast").

  10. 10 - Shimmer

    A teenage girl, Amy Palmer (AZURA SKYE - "28 Days," "Zoe"), lets her obsession with Lex become life threatening as attacks in the Luthor mansion pit Clark against an invisible enemy. Meanwhile, Clark is thrilled when Lana seeks his companionship after Whitney inexplicably rebuffs her.

  11. 11 - Hug

    Clark is amazed when a pesticide magnate, Bob Rickman (RICK PETERS), who has enhanced powers of persuasion due to the meteor fragments, somehow convinces Jonathan to sell the family farm to make way for a new plant. Clark teams with a local hermit, Kyle Tippet (GREGORY SPORLEDER), whose mysterious past holds the secret to saving the town.

  12. 12 - Leech

    When Clark rescues his classmate, Eric Summers (SHAWN ASHMORE), from harm during an electrical storm, they are both struck by lightning--resulting in all of Clark's superpowers being transferred to Eric. While Eric relishes his new life as "Superboy," he soon begins to abuse his new powers. Clark's happiness at finally being a "normal" teenager is tempered by his growing concern for the town's safety. Meanwhile, Lex confronts Clark, believing that he has undeniable proof of Clark's superpowers.

  13. 13 - Kinetic

    Clark and Lex are mystified when the Luthor mansion is robbed by burglars who seem to have the ability to walk through walls. Lex's curiosity becomes desperation when he discovers that the thieves have stolen evidence of his secret project. Clark wonders if his father's suspicions that Lex is deceitful have been correct.

  14. 14 - Zero

    Lex faces the consequences of a scandal from his past in Metropolis when an old enemy comes to Smallville intent on destroying Lex's life, putting Clark and Lana in danger. While protecting Lex, Clark must also prevent Chloe from investigating the mystery of Clark's adoption.

  15. 15 - Nicodemus

    Clark must solve the riddle of the mysterious Nicodemus flower and Lex's suspicious involvement with it. The plant infects the residents of Smallville, removing their inhibitions: Jonathan becomes lazy, Lana tries to seduce Clark and Pete attempts to kill Lex. The victims then go into a deadly coma.

  16. 16 - Stray

    After Martha accidentally hits a young boy with her car, the Kents take him in until they can locate his parents. They are unaware that the boy can read minds and has discovered the hidden thoughts of Lex, Lana, Jonathan and Martha, putting Clark's secret in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Lex must decide if he wants to accept a job offer from his father, Lionel (recurring guest star JOHN GLOVER), which would entail moving back to Metropolis.

  17. 17 - Reaper

    Clark must stop a meteorite-infected man, Tyler Randall (REYNALDO ROSALES), who seeks to relieve the suffering of the sick and elderly with a deadly touch. Whitney's ailing father might be Tyler's next victim. Meanwhile, Lex becomes furious when his father sends someone to peruse LuthorCorp's financial records, and the investigator exposes Lex's secret investigation into Clark and his family.

  18. 18 - Drone

    Clark seeks election as class president, hoping for the opportunity to be a normal kid. However, when two of his opponents are attacked by a swarm of bees, Clark suspects that one of the other candidates is eliminating the competition--and Clark might be next on the list.

  19. 19 - Crush

    Clark confronts an unexpected foe when a talented art student, Justin Gaines (ADAM BRODY), returns to school after being hit by a car. The accident robbed Justin of the use of his hands--but it left him with the gift of telekinesis, and he uses the power for revenge against those he considers responsible for his condition. Meanwhile, after observing Clark with Chloe, Lana becomes jealous and begins to question her relationship with Whitney.

  20. 20 - Obscura

    After witnessing an explosion near some meteor fragments, Lana gains the ability to see through other people's eyes. Clark and Lana race to find Chloe after Lana "watches" Chloe being kidnapped and buried alive. Meanwhile, Lex discovers evidence that a spaceship landed in Smallville during the meteor shower.

  21. 21 - Tempest

    Over a decade ago, a meteor shower brought destruction to the unsuspecting citizens of Smallville, Kansas. Since then, strange events have occurred, apparently because of the meteorites, which accompanied a spaceship carrying a toddler who grew into a teenager, Clark Kent (series star TOM WELLING), in the care of his adoptive parents, Jonathan (series star JOHN SCHNEIDER) and Martha (series star ANNETTE O'TOOLE) Kent. Jonathan, Martha and Clark carefully hide the fact that Clark possesses unearthly powers, even from his best friends and classmates Chloe Sullivan (series star ALLISON MACK)--the intrepid investigative reporter for the Smallville High Torch--and straight-talking Pete Ross (series star SAM JONES III). Clark struggles with his feelings for both the beautiful girl next door, Lana Lang (series star KRISTIN KREUK), and the more receptive Chloe. He also continues forging a remarkable friendship with mogul Lex Luthor (series star MICHAEL ROSENBAUM), son of the ruthless tycoon Lionel Luthor (series star JOHN GLOVER).

    After Clark rescues Lana from a tornado, he discovers the storm's wrath has somehow powered up his spaceship and deposited it in a cornfield. Jonathan is trapped in a cavern with an unscrupulous reporter, Roger Nixon (recurring guest star TOM O'BRIEN), who has discovered Clark's secret and plans to reveal it. Meanwhile, Lex is wracked with guilt over his father's injuries.