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
Did You Know?
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 Lex swipes his credit card to buy fuel before they head to Metropolis, he swipes his back to front, not scanning the magnetic strip through at all. See more
[Clark and Chloe want Kyle to prove he has the power of persuasion
[using his power on Chloe
You have feelings for Clark, don't you, Chloe? You see him, and you want him. All this time, you've been hiding it. Now you can show him.
[Chloe grabs Clark and kisses him
[to Kyle, with no memory of what just happened
Okay, come on, I'm ready.
[Kyle glances at Clark
What? Why are you looking at me like that? And why is my mouth minty?
Let's just say he proved his point.
References To Kill a Mockingbird
Written by Rodney Reaves
Performed by Wayne See more