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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The plot and title of this episode refer to the novella The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka. The episode's villain is named Greg, a variation of The Metamorphosis's protagonist, Gregor. 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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Chloe Sullivan: What's the sudden interest in Greg? You coming out of the entomology closet?
Clark Kent: It's nothing. I'll catch up with you later.
Chloe Sullivan: I hate it when you do that.
Clark Kent: Do what?
Chloe Sullivan: Just shut me out. It's like one minute you're here, and the next you're gone. Clark, you're not outgrowing me as a friend, are you?
Clark Kent: Chloe, I could never outgrow you. Other than vertically.
Chloe Sullivan: [blushing] It's amazing how far that Kent charm with get you.
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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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