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Lionel Luthor (credit only)
Geoff Johns
David 'Coop' Cooper
Sorority Girl
Sorority Girl
Police Officer (as Kirsten Williamson)


Clark is wooed by the offer of a Football scholarship from Metropolis University but faces a dilemma over whether he should accept, knowing he has such an advantage on the field because of his superpowers. Meanwhile, Lois is implicated in the death of a member of the Metropolis University Football team which leads Clark to investigate to clear Lois in which they suspect that the team's idol, named Geoff Johns, may hold a clue. Elsewhere, Lex tries to persuade Lana that Jason's mother had ordered him to try to break her and Jason up for mysterious reasons. Written by Shiro

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9 February 2005 (USA)  »

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Lex Luthor: I take it you've contemplated my job offer.
Jason Teague: It wasn't a hard decision to make
Lex Luthor: I forgot to mention a company car is included as well as a generous expense account.
Jason Teague: I'm not gonna work for somebody whose mission it is to break me and my girlfriend up.
Lex Luthor: Jason, my only concern is Lana's welfare. But you're not the threat I'm worried about. It's your mother. Did you ever find it strange that every summer as a child, she took you on treks to the far reaches of the globe? Destinations where there wasn't...
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Showing Integrity
7 June 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

After a drinking competition, the winner Lois Lane hits a drunken abusive player of the Bulldog football team and later, the guy is found paralyzed and Lois is arrested for aggression. The Metropolis University offers a scholarship to Clark Kent to play football, and he is welcomed by the idol Geoff Johns (Chris Carmack). Seduced by the sorority girls and the reception of the other players, Clark takes a tough decision. Lex Luthor advises Lana Lang about the secrets of Jason Teague, including his encounter with her in Paris.

In "Recruit", Clark Kent shows a great integrity, sacrificing his love for football and building the character of a future national hero. I liked the proud reaction of Chloe Sullivan. The new mystery arisen by Lex Luthor about Jason and his mother Genevieve is very promising. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "O Novato" ("The Rookie")

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