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
Did You Know?
The sheriff snaps, "And Don't call me Chief!" at Perry White. This is a reference to Perry White constantly yelling "Don't call me Chief" at Jimmy Olsen in all the other Superman television shows, cartoons, and movies. See more
In episode #3.4 Slumber, Clark wrecks the families red Dodge pickup truck, flipping it and caving the top in. In the very next episode, #3.5, Clark is seen driving the unharmed truck. See more
Something tells me the world hasn't seen the last of Perry White.
Something tells me you're right. Rumor has it I still have a friend or two on the Daily Planet.
[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.
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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