After stealing an experimental flower laced with meteor-rock pollen from Dr. Steven Hamilton, the employee of the Luthor Corp, James Beales has a truck accident on the road and is rescued ... See full summary »



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After stealing an experimental flower laced with meteor-rock pollen from Dr. Steven Hamilton, the employee of the Luthor Corp, James Beales has a truck accident on the road and is rescued by Jonathan Kent. However, the flower releases its pollen on Jonathan faces, and he unleashes his innermost repressed desires first with Martha and his anger towards the Luthors. He enters in coma later. Then Lana becomes affected and tries to seduce Clark. Pete also becomes affected by the Nicodemus flower in the same way. While Clark helps Lex track down the source, Lex hides from Clark that Dr. Steven Hamilton is working for him, but they find the cure in an old book. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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19 March 2002 (USA)  »

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The title of the episode was Nicodemus. According to the Bible, Nicodemus was a Pharisee saint and a member of the Sanhedrin, who, according to the Gospel of John, showed favour to Jesus.In popular culture, Nicodemus was portrayed by Laurence Olivier in the Franco Zeffirelli television miniseries Jesus of Nazareth (1977). See more »


When Lana and Clark are sitting on the Windmill and the camera is facing them close up you can see the shadow of the windmill moving in the wind and the windmill behind them moving but when the camera zooms out for the last shot the windmill is still. See more »


Chloe Sullivan: Dr. Hamilton had a copy of this book in his barn.
Clark Kent: "The Nicodemus Diary".
Chloe Sullivan: It's a firsthand account of Smallville's first mystery. In 1871, the whole settlement went postal before they even had a post office.
Pete Ross: Nice to know Smallville was still whack before the meteors got here.
Chloe Sullivan: Yeah. In the diary, they talk about a flower; the settlers called it Nicodemus. Said it liberated repressed feelings, sent them into rages, then fever, and finally... well...
[Chloe lets the sentence hang]
Clark Kent: All right, well ...
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It's OK, but rather ridiculous
14 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Smallville" has one of its weaker episodes of Season 1 in "Nicodemus." Still enjoyable on a lower level, but this episode does nothing to progress Clark's journey of self-discovery.

A flower induced with the mysterious green toxin is stolen from Lex. As the thief runs, he gets in a wreck. However, Jonathan saves him. The flower, like an allergy, affects those who come in contact with it to magnify their desires. The flower also affects Lana. Unfortunately for Clark her desires, like if someone was being hypnotized, are simply enhanced by the flower.

Let's move on to next week.

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