Smallville: Season 1, Episode 16

Stray (16 Apr. 2002)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Romance
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After escaping from his mean stepparents James Gibson and Sky, the boy Ryan James is hit by Martha Kent's car on the road. She brings Ryan to a hospital, and the boy claims to have amnesia.... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Whitney Fordman (credit only)
Pete Ross (credit only)
Bill Finck ...
Pawnshop Owner
Joe Maffei ...


After escaping from his mean stepparents James Gibson and Sky, the boy Ryan James is hit by Martha Kent's car on the road. She brings Ryan to a hospital, and the boy claims to have amnesia. The Kent family offers to lodge Ryan in their farm while waiting for the social services. The boy becomes friends with Clark Kent and his friends, and has the power of reading minds, and his adopted parents use him to commit robberies. Clark helps the boy against his stepfather while Ryan knows Clark is different when Ryan sees that he's the only one whose mind he cannot read. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Did You Know?


At the cafe while discussing about the comic book 'Warrior Angel', Lex refers to the hero of the comic book to be from the alien land and is on earth to help people. The plot of Superman is exactly the same. See more »


When Ryan and Clark are playing basketball you can see a tractor near the guys. After some shots then the tractor moves for no apparent reason left and right about 1-2 meters. See more »


Ryan James: I want you to have something.
[gives Clark his Warrior Angel comics]
Clark Kent: I can't take those.
Ryan James: I don't need them anymore. I have you.
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References The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974) See more »


Written and Performed by Micah Green
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Very touching
26 August 2006 | by (Serbia, Europe) – See all my reviews

I started to re-watch "Smallville" from the very beginning. As far, I found this 16th episode the best one. Thank God, there's finally one with abilities who is not villain! On the contrary, little Ryan is one little soul that suffers because of his step parents. He is conscious what he does is is wrong and try to resist. He also have a problem to hide his ability because he is just a little boy, so he comments frankly what he finds out in people's thoughts. He dreams about a super-hero who can save the world. The most touching scene is near the end when Ryan gives his super-hero comic books to Clark and says "I don't them any more.I have you". Desperately needing a protector, he finally found his own one. They almost make me cry.

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