Smallville: Season 4, Episode 5

Run (20 Oct. 2004)

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Clark meets a young man with a power of speed that exceeds his own, but the boy lacks responsibility for his actions. Also, Lex finds a manuscript that appears to be some sort of Kryptonian map.

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While in Metropolis with Clark, Jonathan Kent is saved from an uncontrolled truck by a very fast teenager, Bart Allen (who will later become the superhero, 'The Flash'), who also pickpockets his wallet. When they arrive back in Kent Farm, Bart is there waiting for Clark where he confides in Bart the Flash about his powers. Bart and Clark become fast friends while Clark tries to persuade Bart to give up his quick and easy life of crime before it gets him in real trouble. Meanwhile, Lex Luthor buys a worthy manuscript with inscriptions in kryptonian, and he shows the unique document to Clark. But when Bart the Flash finds out, he decides to steal it to sell to a powerful mobster willing to pay a huge sum for the artifact. Also, Lana discloses the secret of her tattoo to her boyfriend Jason. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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This episode aired two days before Kyle Gallner's 18th birthday. See more »

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After the truck jumps on the sidewalk you can see the ramp they used to get the truck onto the curb. See more »

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Clark: So, what are you going to do now?
Bart Allen: I don't know. I mean, it's a big world. See if there's anyone else out there like us. Maybe start up a club or a league or something.
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A Fast Episode
25 May 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

While in Metropolis with Clark Kent, Jonathan Kent is saved from an uncontrolled lorry by a very fast teenager, Bart Allen (Kyle Gallner), who also pickpockets his wallet. When they arrive back in Kent Farm, Bart is there waiting for Clark. Meanwhile, Lex Luthor buys a worthy manuscript with inscriptions in kryptonian, and he shows the unique document to Clark. Lana Lang discloses the secret of her tattoo to her boyfriend Jason Teague.

"Run" is another reasonable episode of "Smallville". The lead plot seems to be stuck, going and coming back to the same point. I recall from other movies that the origin of The Flash is a laboratory accident where a scientist called Barry Allen, who is hit by a lightening, achieves the power of super speed. He uses his ability to fight crime. I believe that Bart Allen might be the same character, as indicated in IMDb, but this teenager is a juvenile criminal and therefore the origin of the superhero would be totally different from the other movies. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Fugindo" ("Running Away")


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