Smallville: Season 5, Episode 7

Splinter (10 Nov. 2005)

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While visiting Lana in Metropolis, Clark opens a package addressed to Lana apparently sent by Lex Luthor and is wounded and infected by a splinter of silver kryptonite. This unusual piece ... See full summary »



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While visiting Lana in Metropolis, Clark opens a package addressed to Lana apparently sent by Lex Luthor and is wounded and infected by a splinter of silver kryptonite. This unusual piece of kryptonite causes Clark to have paranoid delusions, and he sees Chloe, Jonathan, Martha, Lana and Lex plotting against him. He defends himself against his "enemies", jeopardizing the lives of his dearest friends and family. But eventually help comes from a most unlikely of source: Milton Fine. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Silver kryptonite is a synthetic form of kryptonite created by Brainiac/Milton Fine from the liquid metal that formed the body of his humanoid avatar. See more »


Clark is poisoned by a silver kryptonite splinter. When Clark is stabbed, the splinter is in his left index finger. Then, in the scene with Fine after class, (less than twenty minutes later,) Clark is seen rubbing his right index finger. See more »


Clark Kent: Professor Fine?
Milton Fine: How are you feeling, Kal-El?
Clark Kent: So I didn't imagine that part.
Milton Fine: No, you didn't.
Clark Kent: I thought I was the last son of Krypton, but you people keep popping up.
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References Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) See more »


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Paranoia nearly consumes Clark
29 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A new mythic element dangerous to Clark is introduced in this interesting seventh episode of the season.

Lana receives a package supposedly sent from Lex Luthor containing a silver meteor rock. Clark gets cut by this rock, and the silver substance gets under his skin. As the episode progresses, everybody he is friends with, or loves, gets under his skin as well. The effect of the silver substance causes Clark to become paranoid, and believe that everybody is out to get him. Everybody- not just Lex, but his own parents, Chloe, and Lana too.

It is awesome to see what effect silver kryptonite has on Clark. Meanwhile, Clark learns where his professor Milton Fine really is from.

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