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?
Perry White says "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for Metropolis Sharks". He is paraphrasing the famous line made by Neil Armstrong when he landed on the moon - "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind". 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
Sheriff Nancy Adams
[to Perry White
Don't call me Chief!
Featured in Smallville: Finale
Walkin' in Memphis
Performed by Lonestar See more