Smallville: Season 1, Episode 11

Hug (5 Feb. 2002)

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Bob Rickman is an evil tycoon who intends to build a highly polluting plant in Smallville, and he needs to buy Jonathan Kent's farm. Rickman is famous because of his capacity of convincing ... See full summary »



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Bob Rickman is an evil tycoon who intends to build a highly polluting plant in Smallville, and he needs to buy Jonathan Kent's farm. Rickman is famous because of his capacity of convincing people, but indeed he has a powerful gift of changing people's mind with his shake of hands, and he uses his new kryptonite power of persuasion against Jonathan. Meanwhile, the hermit Kyle Tippet, who was the former business partner of Rickman, helps Clark and Lex against the powerful and greedy industrialist. But Clark's quick kinship with Kyle causes a rift between him, Lana and Whitney who both dislike the mysterious hermit. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When Lex is having a chat with Clark at the cafe, he mentions Clark to be quite similar to Atticus Finch. Atticus Finch was one of the famous characters from the Harper Lee's novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird'. Lex mentioning this is worth noting as Atticus Finch shows his willingness to support social outcasts and so does Clark when he shows his support to Kyle. See more »


When Kyle convinces Chloe to kiss Clark you can see in the corner that her head moves towards Clark but in the next scene her head is still facing Kyle. See more »


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The farm is in jeopardy
12 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jonathan Kent, owner of a farm who has passed through the Kent family for centuries, suddenly was changing his mind. However, this decision did not solely come on his own. It came through the supernatural convincing power of one Bob Rickman, a businessman who wants to own the property for his business.

One of Bob's former employees helps Clark and his father work their way out of the problem. In addition, Victoria's motives began to be scrutinized by Lex, who is becoming cynical of Victoria's true reasons for arriving at the mansion.

"Hug" is a decent episode.

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