Baby Clark (Kal-El) arrives on Earth. Teen Clark starts high school, saves Lex's life after a car accident, and finds out about his past and birth parents.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nell Potter (as Sarah Jane Redmond)
Jeremy Creek (as Adrian McMorran)
Jade Unterman ...
Malkolm Alburquenque ...
Matthew Munn ...
Dee Jay Jackson ...


Clark Kent is no ordinary kid and he knows it. All he has ever wanted was to be normal. He can't go near the girl he has had a crush on for years. Then one day Lex Luthor hits something in the road and hits Clark. Clark saves him and soon finds out that he isn't just superhuman, he finds out he is actually an alien. Then things really get weird. This kid finally wakes up from a coma but has a grudge on all former football players. Then he decides to get revenge and stop it from happening again by killing the football players now. Can Clark save the football players? Written by Black Wolf

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16 October 2001 (USA)  »

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This episode broke The WB's record for number of viewers for a debut series. See more »


The Porsche that strikes Clark has no sign of impact when it goes over the side of the bridge. Clark is meant to be a "Man of Steel" and definitely would have caused visible damage to the Porsche as it flies over the edge. See more »


Lionel Luthor: Greatness is a rarefied air one must be taught to breathe!
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Performed by The Calling
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The start of something great
15 February 2016 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this a couple of years back when I got home from school, but my young age restricted my from seeing this show from the beginning. So I got sick, had all the time in the world and figured I'd give it a shot, from the beginning.

Even though I already have a love for the show based, on nostalgia, I was taken aback by how good this actually is. And even more so considering this was made 15 (FIFTEEN) years ago. Yes, sure, the effects and everything isn't something to hooray for, but they're good enough not to take any value from the show as a whole. Tom Welling really is the perfect guy to play Clark Kent and the rest of the cast are doing a pretty darn good job too.

This episode is a really good pilot and shows just how you get people to like and want more of something. It makes a good recap of who this mysterious boy is, but leaves enough questions for the person watching to want more. It also gives a taste of how the episodes are gonna be like (I know this since I've watched quite a few of them before I watched the pilot).

To summarize; this really does it's job as a pilot and shows what to expect. It sets the vibe, shows what the actors are capable of and gives you an urge to find out more.

If you haven't watched Smallville, where have you been? Go watch it! And if you already have, re-watch some (or all idk), it's worth it!

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