Smallville: Season 3, Episode 5

Perry (29 Oct. 2003)

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Clark's future boss at the Daily Planet shows up; Perry White, but this time around he's a dirt bag reporter working for the tabloids.



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A solar storm provokes uncontrollable changes in Clark's abilities making him use his powers in rash fashion. While running down a road at super-speed to meet Pete and Lana at The Talon, Clark suddenly stops on the road to avoid hitting a passing car, and the drunken driver, journalist Perry White, crashes into a pole trying to avoid him. Perry White (Clark's future boss and editor of the Daily Planet) is an alcoholic ex-reporter from the Daily Planet, now a freelancer working for the tabloid TV show 'X-Styles', whom he blames Lionel Luther for his career downfall. Perry blackmails the Kents by threatening to sue them for his car accident, and gets Clark to transport him around Smallville for a couple of days because Perry is in town writing an article about the 1989 meteor shower and starts to suspect Clark's abilities. Meanwhile, the upset Lex has a psychoanalysis evaluation on him due to imposition of the insurance company to Luthor Corp. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Clark Kent: Something tells me the world hasn't seen the last of Perry White.
Perry White: Something tells me you're right. Rumor has it I still have a friend or two on the Daily Planet.
Perry White: [starts to get on the bus, but turns back] Oh, uh, by the way, I, uh, I went over a couple more of your Torch stories.
Clark Kent: And?
Perry White: Well, they're rough, and half the time you buried the lead, but I see a glimmer of hope. If you ever make it to Metropolis, look me up. I owe you one.
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Meeting the Future Boss
4 May 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

When a huge comet collides on the surface of the sun, the surge provokes changes in the abilities of Clark Kent. While running to meet Pete Ross and Lana Lang in the Talon, Clark suddenly stops on the road, and the drunken driver journalist Perry White (Michael McKean) crashes his car against a pole trying to avoid him. Perry blackmails Jonathan Kent, requesting Clark to support him for a couple of days in Smallville. Perry is writing a matter about the meteor shower and becomes interested in the abilities of Clark. Meanwhile, the upset Lex Luthor has psychoanalysis due to imposition of the insurance company to Luthor Corp.

In "Perry", Clark Kent has an interesting meeting with his future Daily Planet boss Perry White. The episode is well constructed and is the best of this Third Season up to this moment. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "O Reporter" ("The Reporter")

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