Former Luthor Corp employee Earl Jenkins, and who also worked at the Kent farm, has an unknown disease that violently shakes all his body. He arrives at the Kent farm during a party Clark throws while his parents are out of town and claims that the disease developed following an explosion at his former workplace: Level 3 of Luthor's Smallville plant which was experimenting with meteor-rock laced fertilizer. Trouble is, there is no Level 3! Determined to prove his case, Earl breaks into the plant and takes a class touring the plant hostage. Lex arrives with the police and trades himself for the hostages, while Clark stays behind to try to help Lex and find out more about 'Level 3' which Lex claims to know nothing about. But Lionel apparently knows about the mysterious secret underground level when he arrives with his personal goon army determined to keep the secret experiment under wraps... at the expense of anyone, even his own son Lex. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
The fourth episode to be filmed. "Jitters" was originally slated to run as the second episode. However, because of constant changes and retooling to the script it kept getting put back in the schedule. This explains why the episode had three directors - Michael W. Watkins
, Greg Beeman
and Philip Sgriccia
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When Whitney uncovers Earl in Clark's barn, Clark mistakenly calls him "Pete" when he tells him to stop before Whitney skewers Earl with a pitchfork. See more
Look, Earl worked on the farm for six seasons. I spent 12 hours a day with the guy out in the fields. He even tried to teach me how to play guitar. He said it was a good way to impress women.
Yeah, we're all a sucker for a guy with a 6-string. How come I've never heard you play?
I kept snapping the guitar strings. I think Earl got sick of replacing them.
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Pacific Coast Party
Written by Paul De Lisle
Performed by Smash Mouth See more