Clark Kent comes to Metropolis looking for a job at the Daily Planet. Perry White first dismisses him as he has no experience. He later goes out to get a story about a theater being torn down which convinces White to accept him because he has initiatives. At the Daily Planet, Lois Lane is intent on uncovering a possible conspiracy behind a space ship launch, which might blow-up. White teams Lois up with the rookie Clark against her better judgment. Meanwhile, Clark is frustrated that he cannot use his powers to help others without exposing himself and jeopardizing his chance at leading a normal life. He consults his mother, Martha Kent, and the two comes up with the Superman costume. Written by
Did You Know?
The pilot was shot on 35mm film. See more
When Clark flies for the first time to go see his parents in Smallville, he's wearing a maroon shirt. When he lands in Smallville, he's wearing a blue denim shirt. But in the next scene at the dinner table, he's wearing maroon again. See more
[Lois opens a fortune cookie
It's in Chinese.
[Clark takes the paper. Lois looks at him mockingly
Oh, don't tell me that you read...
A good horse is like a member of the family.
Referenced in Smallville: Rogue
Holding Out for a Hero
Performed by Bonnie Tyler See more