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Metamorphosis 

Teenager Greg Arkin, who lives alone with his mother Mrs. Arkin, collects insects in his home. After arguing with his mother, he puts the insects in his car and has an accident on the road,... See full summary »

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Teenager Greg Arkin, who lives alone with his mother Mrs. Arkin, collects insects in his home. After arguing with his mother, he puts the insects in his car and has an accident on the road, and is attacked by the insects. He has a metamorphosis, becoming a powerful insect. He kills his mother and he chooses Lana Lang to be his mate for procreation purposes. In the end, Clark saves Lana from Greg's cocoon. Written by Jessica, Seattle WA

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This episode takes place in October 2001. See more »

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When Clark is explaining to Whitney how to find the tree-fort, Clark speeds away while Whitney isn't looking. However, the shadow of someone walking away from the car can be seen when Whitney looks back to where Clark was standing moments before. See more »

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[after saving a boy from an explosion]
Clark Kent: You need to talk to Mom. I think I really freaked her out this time.
Jonathan Kent: You also made her really proud, Clark.
Clark Kent: Dad, something else happened to me this morning. When I woke up, I was... kind of floating.
Jonathan Kent: Floating?
Clark Kent: As soon as I woke up, I crashed. I mean, Dad, what's happening to me?
Jonathan Kent: I honestly don't know. As soon as you start breaking the law of gravity, we're definitely in uncharted territory.
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Featured in Smallville: Blank (2005) See more »

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Indicates the new direction of young Superman
2 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Metamorphosis" indicates that "Smallville" is going to be much more of a supernatural take than we've seen in the life of teenaged Clark Kent. This show conveys that is the idea: citizens of the town mutated produces dramatic repercussions and drives the induced citizens often into mind warp.

A young bug collector finds that his insects are induces by a strange sort of glowing-green toxin, found on their bodies and on the rocks on which the insects live. The toxin causes the insects to go haywire on the boy, causing the boy to live and think like an insect. For the second time ever, Clark Kent saves the day, a scene seen many times to come.


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