Without the approval of his father, Clark kicks off senior year by trying out for the Smallville High Football Team, who are now coached by Lana's new boyfriend, Jason Teague. Former ... See full summary »

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Without the approval of his father, Clark kicks off senior year by trying out for the Smallville High Football Team, who are now coached by Lana's new boyfriend, Jason Teague. Former acne-ridden nerd Abigail Fine returns from the summer looking beautiful after some Kryptonite powered plastic surgery that spells trouble for Lana and a former tormentor when Abigail discovers that the side affect makes people insane and delusional to anyone she physically kisses. When Lois investigates Abigail's history, her ruthless, plastic surgeon mother, Dr. Fine, decides to silence the curious but klutzy Lois by enforcing the surgery on Lois. Meanwhile, Martha accepts a job managing The Talon while Lois starts working for the school paper the Torch, and gets just a little closer to Clark. Written by Shiro

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Lois Lane's first assignment as a reporter. She helps out Chloe for the school newspaper 'Torch'. See more »

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Lex Luthor: I guess the polite thing to do is cough and let you know I'm standing here. But that always seems so forced, doesn't it?
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Clark tries out for the football team
4 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An exciting development meant for the overall story arc of season four begins in this episode.

Clark, contrary to his father's beliefs, tries out for the football team. Obviously, he is great. Meanwhile, a girl named Abigail undergoes kryptonite-assisted plastic surgery to remove her horribly mangled acne face to become a stunning, beautiful girl for her last year in high school. Lois takes on her first-ever story from Chloe to investigate how this miraculously happened to Abigail, when she runs into the beauty-obsessed mother.

This episode is solid. No spectacular action sequences, but some funny moments and some interesting story lines develop here, including the fact that Jason Teague, Lana's boyfriend from Paris, has moved to Smallville to be with her, and is an assistant coach for the football team. There's a great line from Lois about Abigail getting plastic surgery: "Isn't she only 17? Isn't that kinda like taking the cookies out of the oven before they are fully baked?" Though her character has improved the last two seasons, I may not like the Lois character overall in this show, but the writers do give her some pretty humorous lines from time to time.


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