Smallville

(2001)

Smallville - Season 1 Episodes

Smallville - Season 1

Smallville - Season 1

Between the boy Clark Kent thought he was and the man he is destined to become...lie the compelling stories of Smallville, the popular action series that reimagines the Superman saga from its roots. All twenty-one of the first season's episodes are here for you to watch, wonder and enjoy as a legend grows up in Smallville. As the years passed, it was painfully obvious that Clark (played in his teen years by Tom Welling), possessed Herculean strength and other powers "far beyond those of mortal men."

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Episode 1

Pilot

October, 1989: A meteor shower rains down on Smallville, Kansas, wreaking havoc upon the inhabitants. Among those killed are Lewis and Laura Lang. Their three-year-old daughter, Lana, witnesses their tragic death while in her Aunt Nell's arms. Outside of town, nine-year-old Lex Luthor, son of corporate mogul Lionel Luthor, and heir to "LuthorCorp," wanders into a nearby cornfield. There he encounters a teenage boy, Jeremy Creek. Jeremy has been stripped and tied to a stake like a scarecrow - the victim of a traditional high school homecoming game prank. The meteors crash into the field, leaving Jeremy unconscious, and young Lex bald. Jonathan and Martha Kent, a handsome, childless couple, are returning to their farm when their truck is run off the road by falling meteors. They awaken from the crash, and see a small boy peering in through the window at them. The Kents discover the boy's spaceship, which has fallen undetected to earth among the meteors. Unable to have children of their own, they decide to adopt the boy and keep his origins a secret. They name him Clark.

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Episode 2

Metamorphosis

After the homecoming dance, in the tree outside Lana's bedroom window, Greg Arkin, an acne-ridden, insect-loving teen, secretly videotapes Lana. At home, Greg finds his mother, Arleen, watching one of his old videos of Lana. She's angry and disgusted at both of Greg's habits, his stalking Lana and his insect collecting. Greg decides to run away, but as he drives out of town, some of his insect cages break open, Greg crashes into a telephone pole, and the insects swarm around him, stinging and biting. Later that night, we see Greg in his room, covered with bug bites, clinging insect-like to the ceiling.

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Episode 3

Hothead

Rain pours down and the crowd cheers as Whitney calls out the snap count for the Smallville Crows football team. The ball is snapped, but the rain is blinding and he's sacked. On the sidelines, Coach Walt Arnold, abrasive and authoritarian, tells Whitney to run the same play and throw the ball. Whitney does so, the pass is completed for a touchdown and Smallville wins. It's Coach Walt's 199th victory. Later that evening, Walt relaxes in his private sauna, pouring water over heated rocks hiding several green meteor fragments. Principal Kwan arrives bearing bad news: several players have been caught cheating. Walt tries to get Kwan to cover it up to no avail; Kwan is suspending the players. Walt furiously slams his towel down when suddenly, his desk bursts into flames.

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Episode 4

X-Ray

Lex Luthor robs the Smallville Savings and Loan. Moments later, he bursts out the front door, backpack full of cash, and runs down the street, hurling Clark through a plate glass window. Clark's vision suddenly changes allowing him to see things as if looking through an x-ray machine. As he stares at Lex he sees that Lex's skeleton is pulsing with a green glow. Later, in the apartment above the Smallville Antiques shop, Rose Greer confronts her daughter, Tina, with the backpack full of cash that Lex was carrying. Tina rearranges her bones and muscles, slowly morphing her face into an exact copy of Lex Luthor's. Frustrated with her ordinary life, Tina is determined to keep the stolen money. Rose and Tina struggle over the backpack. Rose loses her grip and goes tumbling down the stairs, landing dead at the bottom.

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Episode 5

Cool

On the shore of a frozen-over, Kryptonite-infested lake outside Smallville, a high school party is in full swing. Sean Kelvin, a womanizing football player, hits on Chloe and convinces her to give him his phone number. After, Clark tells Chloe to avoid Sean: "He's a dog." Meanwhile, Sean has ventured out onto the icy surface of the lake after an errant football. Suddenly, the ice cracks and Sean plunges into the freezing water below. He struggles, but eventually sinks into the glowing green depths. The next morning, a fist punches through the ice. Sean, skin blue with cold, stumbles through the remnants of the previous night's party toward a weakly burning bonfire. He reaches out his shivering hand and literally sucks the heat out of the fire.

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Episode 6

Hourglass

Clark arrives with Pete at the Smallville Retirement Center to do volunteer work-and to be closer to Lana, who also volunteers at the center. They meet Cassandra Carver, the blind senior citizen they've been assigned to. It's rumored that Cassandra can see the future of those she touches, an ability she quickly demonstrates by informing Pete that he'll be walking home (Pete unwittingly locked his keys in the car). Meanwhile, Lana takes her charge, Harry Volk, outside for a walk. After Lana leaves to get him a sweater, Harry accidentally tips over his wheelchair and falls into a koi pond lined with glowing green stones. Harry comes out of the water, miraculously changed from an old man to a young one. At the same time, Cassandra takes Clark's hand and ominously tells him that someone close to him will die soon.

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Episode 7

Craving

Clark (Tom Welling) must save Pete (Sam Jones III) from literally being devoured by a female classmate (guest star Amy Adams) whose crash diet of kryptonite-infected vegetables causes her to shed weight faster than she can handle and must somehow satisfy her ravenous hunger. Meanwhile, Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) gets one step closer to the truth about Clark after funding a study on the green meteor fragments.

Kristin Kreuk, Allison Mack, Eric Johnson, Annette O'Toole and John Schneider also star. Phil Sgriccia directed the episode written by Michael Green.

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Episode 8

Jitters

Clark's (Tom Welling) secret identity is at stake when a bad cop (guest star Cameron Dye) witnesses him use his superhuman powers and coerces Clark to join forces with him; however, when Clark double-crosses the cop, he is not prepared to deal with the consequences for him and his family. Meanwhile, Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) receives an intriguing proposal from an old British flame (guest star Kelly Brook, The Big Breakfast).

Kristin Kreuk, Eric Johnson, Sam Jones III, Allison Mack, Annette O'Toole and John Schneider also star. David Carson directed the episode written by Mark Verheiden.

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Episode 9

Rogue

Clark's (Tom Welling) secret identity is at stake when a bad cop (guest star Cameron Dye) witnesses him use his superhuman powers and coerces Clark to join forces with him; however, when Clark double-crosses the cop, he is not prepared to deal with the consequences for him and his family. Meanwhile, Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) receives an intriguing proposal from an old British flame (guest star Kelly Brook, The Big Breakfast).

Kristin Kreuk, Eric Johnson, Sam Jones III, Allison Mack, Annette O'Toole and John Schneider also star. David Carson directed the episode written by Mark Verheiden.

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Episode 10

Shimmer

A teen girl's (guest star Azura Skye, 28 Days, Zoe...) obsession with Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) turns life-threatening when invisible attacks in Luthor Mansion pits Clark (Tom Welling) against an undetectable enemy. Meanwhile, Clark is thrilled when Lana (Kristin Kreuk) looks to him for companionship after Whitney (Eric Johnson) inexplicably pushes her away.

Allison Mack, Sam Jones III, Annette O'Toole and John Schneider also star. D.J. Caruso directed the episode written by Michael Green & Mark Verheiden.

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Episode 11

Hug

Clark (Tom Welling) is stunned when a pesticide magnate who has kryptonite-enhanced powers of persuasion somehow convinces Jonathan (John Schneider) to sell the family farm to make way for a new plant. Clark teams up with the local hermit whose mysterious past holds the key to the town's future.

Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, Sam Jones III, Eric Johnson and Annette O'Toole also star. Chris Long directed the episode written by Doris Egan.

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Episode 12

Leech

When Clark (Tom Welling) rescues his classmate Eric (guest star Shawn Ashmore) from harm during an electrical storm, they are both struck by lightening, resulting in all of Clark's superpowers transferring to Eric. While Eric relishes his new life as "Superboy," Clark is torn between his happiness at finally being normal and his growing concern for the town's safety as Eric starts to abuse his powers. Meanwhile, Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) believes he finally has undeniable proof of Clark's superpowers and confronts him.

Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, Sam Jones III, Eric Johnson, Annette O'Toole and John Schneider also star. Greg Beeman directed the episode written by Tim Schlattmann.

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Episode 13

Kinetic

Clark (Tom Welling) and Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) are stumped when the Luthor mansion is robbed by burglars who seem to have the ability to walk through walls. Lex's curiosity turns to desperation when he discovers the thieves have stolen evidence of his secret project and Clark wonders if his dad was right about Lex's deceit all along.

Kristin Kreuk, Allison Mack, Sam Jones III, Eric Johnson, Annette O'Toole and John Schneider also star. Robert Singer directed the episode written by Philip Levens.

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Episode 14

Zero

Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) faces the consequences of his shady dealings in Metropolis years ago when an old enemy comes to Smallville intent on destroying his life, ultimately putting Clark (Tom Welling) and Lana (Kristin Kreuk) in harm's way. Meanwhile, Clark has his hands full as he tries not only to protect Lex from the past, but also keep Chloe (Allison Mack) out of his after she discovers a mystery surrounding his adoption.

Sam Jones III, Eric Johnson, Annette O'Toole and John Schneider also star. Michael Katleman directed the episode; story written by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar, teleplay by Mark Verheiden.

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Episode 15

Nicodemus

Clark (Tom Welling) must solve the riddle of the mysterious Nicodemus flower and Lex's (Michael Rosenbaum) shady involvement after it infects the residents of Smallville removing their inhibitions - Jonathan (John Schneider) becomes a couch potato, Lana (Kristin Kreuk) puts the moves on Clark as the town Lolita and Pete (Sam Jones III) tries to kill Lex - then puts them into a deadly coma.

Allison Mack, Eric Johnson and Annette O'Toole also star. James Marshall directed the episode; written by Greg Walker with teleplay by Michael Green.

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Episode 16

Stray

After Martha (Annette O'Toole) accidentally hits a young boy with her car, the Kents take him in until they can locate his parents, unaware that the boy can read minds and has unlocked the secret thoughts of Lex (Michael Rosenbaum), Lana (Kristin Kreuk), Jonathan (John Schneider) and Martha, which puts Clark's (Tom Welling) secret in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Lex must decide if he wants to take his father (guest star Lionel Luthor) up on his job offer and move back to his old life in Metropolis.

Allison Mack, Sam Jones III and Eric Johnson also star. Paul Shapiro directed the episode written by Philip Levens.

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Episode 17

Reaper

Clark (Tom Welling) must stop a kryptonite-infected man (guest star Reynaldo Rosales) who seeks to relieve the suffering of the elderly and sick by turning them into ashes - and Whitney's (Eric Johnson) ailing father may be his next victim. Meanwhile, Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) is furious after his father sends someone to look into LuthorCorp's financial records and this man reveals Lex's secret investigation into Clark and his family.

Kristin Kreuk, Allison Mack, Sam Jones III and Annette O'Toole also star. Terrence O'Hara directed the episode written by Cameron Litvack.

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Episode 18

Drone

Clark (Tom Welling) sees the election for class president as an opportunity to be a "normal kid," but when his running mates are systematically attacked by a swarm of bees, Clark suspects a candidate is eliminating the competition one by one and he is next on the list.

Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, Eric Johnson, Annette O'Toole and John Schneider also star. Michael Katleman directed the episode written by Michael Green & Philip Levens.

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Episode 19

Crush

Clark (Tom Welling) faces an unexpected foe when a gifted art student (guest star Adam Brody) returns to school after a hit-and-run accident robbed him of the use of his hands but gave him the gift of telekinesis, and he is seeking revenge against those he holds responsible. Meanwhile, Lana (Kristin Kreuk) becomes jealous after watching Clark with Chloe (Allison Mack) and begins to question her relationship with Whitney (Eric Johnson).

Michael Rosenbaum, Annette O'Toole and John Schneider also star. James Marshall directed the episode written by Philip Levens & Alfred Gough & Miles Millar.

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Episode 20

Obscura

Clark (Tom Welling) and Lana (Kristin Kreuk) race against time to find a kidnapped Chloe (Allison Mack) after a kryptonite explosion gives Lana the ability to "see" through the kidnapper's eyes and she watches Chloe being buried alive. Meanwhile, Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) discovers evidence that a spaceship landed in Smallville during the meteor shower.

Sam Jones III, Eric Johnson, Annette O'Toole and John Schneider also star. Terrance O'Hara directed the episode with story written by Greg Walker and teleplay by Michael Green & Mark Verheiden.

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Episode 21

Tempest (1)

As a massive tornado rumbles towards an unsuspecting Smallville, Clark (Tom Welling) is on the verge of discovering the first connection to where he came from when the missing piece of the spaceship is found and breathes life into the fallen craft. Meanwhile, Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) is hit with a one-two punch after his father (guest star John Glover, "Batman & Robin") closes the plant and orders him back to Metropolis and the shifty reporter he hired to spy on the Kents discovers Clark's superhuman abilities and the spaceship hidden in the storm cellar. Rock band Remy Zero performs the Smallville theme song, their hit single "Save Me," in the episode at the high school formal.

Sam Jones III, Annette O'Toole and John Schneider also star. Greg Beeman directed the episode with story written by Philip Levens and teleplay by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar.