Smallville: Season 5, Episode 2

Mortal (6 Oct. 2005)

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After Clark lost his powers, he finds that he needs them the most to save his family.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Lois Lane (credit only)
Tommy Lee (as Kenneth Johnson)
Twin #2
Twin #1
Judith Maxie ...
Dr. Albright
Michael Tayles ...
Deputy Kaiden
Belle Reve Guard (as Jase Anthony Griffith)


Jor-El strips Clark of his powers, making him human. Delighted to finally be "normal," Clark pursues a relationship with Lana sans secrets. However, after Lana, Jonathan and Martha are taken hostage by three escaped meteor-rock thugs, an electro-kinetic mutant named Lee and two twin freaks, whom have escaped from the Belle Reve Sanatorium for the criminally insane, and whom Clark helped capture months earlier, he must figure out how to save his family without his superpowers with the help of his best friend, Chloe. Meanwhile, Lex commits the still-catatonic Lionel to Belle Reve to undergo more tests, while he continues to lie to Lana about the existence of the two alien begins and of the mysterious spaceship which Lex now secretly has begun to study its origins. Written by Anonymous

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This happens to be the first time where Clark Kent has not used any of his powers. See more »


Clark Kent: This is impossible! It's a million degrees in here!
Chloe: Gosh, Clark. I didn't realize super whining was one of your powers.
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References The Heckle and Jeckle Show (1956) See more »


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Powers or Not, Clark is a Hero
1 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Clark must save his family sans his powers in this interesting second episode of Smallville's fifth season.

For saving his good friend Chloe from freezing to death in the Fortress of Solitude, Clark's biological father Jor-El takes his powers from him. However, once three men have escaped from Belle Reeve Sanitorium, they are after Clark for the things he has previously done to other meteor infected people, most of which have gone to the institution because of him. While the escapees hold Clark's parents and Lana hostage at the Kent household, Clark and Chloe must find the serum at LuthorCorp that will cure them from their infection. Only when he gets creative is Clark able to stop the criminals and save those he loves.

This episode is interesting to see Clark act as a hero without his abilities. An intriguing angle for a story about someone who is used to being nearly invincible, but now just mortal.

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