After an explosion at a LuthorCorp lab, Smallville's citizens "relive" their worst nightmares.



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Norm Sherry
Dave 'Squatch' Ward ...
LuthorCorp Worker (as Dave Squatch Ward)
Wendy Chmelauskas ...
Ben Odberg ...


Jason has the most atrocious nightmare of his life, about Lana leaving him for Clark, catching and separating them in the Kent barn and being stabbed by her. But he doesn't just wake up, but in hospital with symptoms of a continuing nightmare. Soon, many others in Smallville have similar experiences, even Clark, whose superpowers fortunately save him so he can find out the source of the epidemic is a failed experiment on Luthor Corp's fertilizer plant site, where an explosion released a hallucinogen bacteria being developed under a military contract, so he can help Lex deal with it. Meanwhile, Lionel, who had settled in prison, finds himself mysteriously scheduled to be released, which all his means could not achieve when he still desperately wanted to get out. Written by KGF Vissers

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1 December 2004 (USA)  »

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This is the second time Lex Luthor's future is shown. First time the blind lady at the hospital had visualised the same turn of events when she had touched Lex's hands. See more »


In the opening scene, Lana comes over to see Clark. As she is walking up the stairs, Clark closes his textbook. In the next shot, the textbook is open. See more »


Lana Lang: [entering her apartment] Egg fu yung to the rescue.
[she notices Jason packing his bags]
Lana Lang: So... if I'd waited around for the Peking duck, you'd have what, been gone?
Jason Teague: No, I would have been here. Trying to figure out what to say.
Lana Lang: I... I don't understand. Is this because of your mom? You've been different ever since I met her.
Jason Teague: No, I've been different ever since I came to Smallville. I mean, six months ago, I would have never gone to someone like Lex and groveled for a job that I don't even want. The ...
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Edited from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) See more »


Performed by Mindy Smith
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Nightmare at Luthor Corp.
31 May 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

After having a scary nightmare, Jason Teague is interned in Metropolis Health Center with risk of death. Clark Kent and Chloe Sullivan decide to investigate, and find that Jason had had a meeting at Luthor Corp. a couple of hours before. They go to the plant, and Chloe has the same trouble. Sooner, many dwellers of Smallville have the same mysterious disease, and Clark finds that it is caused by an experimental bacteria released from Luthor Corp.'s laboratory after an explosion in the facility, and the team of scientists is working in an antidote. Meanwhile, Lionel Luthor is released from prison.

"Scare" is an episode that recalls "A Nightmare on Elm Street", where Luthor Corp. would be the Freddy Krueger. The story is excellent, and the nightmare of Lex Luthor recalls a scene of "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines". I have a guess of who set Lionel Luthor free from the prison. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Susto" ("Scare")

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