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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R. Nelson Brown ...
Toby - Lex's Private Doctor (as rnelsonbrown)
Mark Lukyn ...
Deputy #1
Leanne Adachi ...
Lex's Private Nurse


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 »


Clark Kent: Don't do this. I'm your friend.
Lex Luthor: Oh, please. You think I don't see the way your parents look at me, the way half the town looks at me? You're no different. Friendship's a fairy tale, Clark. Respect are fear are the best you can hope for.
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References To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) See more »


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Written by Kelly Jones
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So much foreshadowing of whats to come
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This was a fantastic episode with much foreshadowing. Clark and Lex are the ones who foreshadow what will become of both of them and a hint into their friendship. There were great quotes with Lex saying at the end of the episode that "Our friendship will be the stuff of legends." If only they knew. Another great quote was Clark saying he wants to be "Anything as long as it doesn't involve putting on a suit and doing a lot of flying". Haha.

The mutant of the week side story isn't bad either with a salesman having the power of persuasion with a shake of his hand.

Loving these early episodes with everything leading up to the later seasons where it all comes to a head.

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