While investigating a mysterious government operation in Smallville, Clark gets his first exposure to its true goal, kryptonite.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Joleen Lutz ...
Sheriff Rachel Harris
Wayne Irig
Carol Sherman
Sharon Thomas Cain ...
Maisie (as Sharon Thomas)
Patrick Thomas O'Brien ...


A Smallville farmer and friend of the Kents discover a piece of kryptonite on his farm. When the farmer disappears and a government agency takes over his farm, Lois and Clark go to Smallville to find out the truth. Clark gets exposed to kryptonite and learns about the effect it has on him. Written by bergsten

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14 November 1993 (USA)  »

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Maise is played by Sharon Thomas Cain who is Dean Cain's mother. This is one of her three appearances in the show. She also appears in Season's Greedings and Just Say Noah. See more »


Jason Trask: I have your parents, but who I want is Superman! Now, if you want to save them, you tell me what I want to know. A trade.
Clark Kent: You have to promise to let them go.
Jason Trask: I do, I do. You absolutely have my word.
Clark Kent: I'm Superman.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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A great episode
21 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

One of the best episodes of Season One, if a little different. I enjoyed this episode very much and as you might guess, it involves the discovery of kryptonite, but that's not the only new element in the series as Lois learns more about Clark's private life I guess you could say, she meets his parents and also, it involves the return of an old foe, Jason Trask. He's not a bad villain as far as the villains go on L&C. However, there have been better ones. Perhaps a bit biased but John Shea was good as Lex. He had such a deep personality about him that was only partially explored. Still, back to the episode, a very good entry in the first season.

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