Smallville: Season 1, Episode 12

Leech (12 Feb. 2002)

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Clark and a classmate, named Eric Summer, are both struck by lightning when Eric is holding a piece of meteor rock. The electrical surge takes Clark's powers away and transfers them to Eric... See full summary »

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Clark and a classmate, named Eric Summer, are both struck by lightning when Eric is holding a piece of meteor rock. The electrical surge takes Clark's powers away and transfers them to Eric. As Eric gets used to his new powers, Clark has to deal with being a normal person for the first time, with all the advantages and disadvantages. But Eric's abusive and domineering father wants to have him examined in Metropolis for his strange powers and in response, the mentally unbalanced Eric goes on a rampage. Meanwhile, Sir Harry Hardwick, Victoria's father, and rival of Lionel Luthor, try to recruit Lex for their business in Metropolis and almost succeed in buying out Luthor Corp. But Lex turns the tables against them. Reporter Roger Nixon continues to investigate Lex's car accident and begins to close in on Clark's secret. Also, Lana becomes more distant when Aunt Nell announces her plans to sell her florist shop. Written by Anonymous

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'Leech' shows us a different side of Clark
14 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The most interesting part of this episode is Clark's reaction to losing his powers. He is not hugely upset or angry at his powers being transferred to someone else. In fact, he feels like a great weight has been lifted off his shoulders, and he enjoys the lack of responsibility and the opportunity to be human for the first time.

This loss of abilities happens when Clark attempts to save a boy named Eric Summers from falling off a bridge in a lightning storm. Clark and Eric act as conduits for a lightning bolt that strikes them on the bridge. This transfers the powers from one person to the other. Clark, not even knowing what his responsibilities will encompass yet, is relieved to be normal for once. But, unfortunately, when most people with powers that great are given to them, they abuse that privilege. This is what Eric does, going on a rampage and refusing to be tested by his father. Clark needs to stop him, which he does in a power plant which unleashes raw energy and fatefully transfers the powers back.

In addition, Lex escapes getting tricked into losing his business to Cadmus Labs, while certain investigators move closer to the truth of that fateful day when Lex hit Clark with his car.

This episode reveals a very interesting side of the future superhero. One of the best.


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