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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When Clark goes through Bart's fake IDs he lists off the names Jay Garrick, Barry Allen, and Wally West. These are the names of the three characters in the DC universe who posses the ability to tap into the "Speed Force", each therefore respectively donning the identity "The Flash". Jay Garrick is the original Flash (1940-1955), and is now a member of the Justice Society of America. Barry Allen (1956-86) took over the role of The Flash in 1956 and is known as the Silver Age Flash. Lastly, his nephew Wally West (1987-2006) took over the role of Flash upon Allen's death, and is best known for his role in the Justice League Unlimited cartoons. Wally West is, incidentally, voiced by Michael Rosenbaum who plays Lex Luthor in Smallville. Most recently, Bart Allen (2006 - Present) took over the role of Flash, but this occurred after the episode "Run" was created which is likely why the name did not appear among the fake IDs. 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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Bart Allen: When I sleep, I am just as slow as anyone else.
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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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