Smallville: Season 6, Episode 9

Subterranean (7 Dec. 2006)

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An illegal immigrant from the Mc Nally farm seeks Clark's help. He than uncovers a sinister secret in the farmer's cornfield which has been hidden during the last meteor shower.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lois Lane (credit only)
Lionel Luthor (credit only)
Javier Ramirez
Jed McNally
Deputy Morales
Raf Rogers ...
Francisco (as Rafael Pellerin)
Esperanza Ramírez
Franco Maravilla ...
Young Migrant Worker (as Franco Ramirez Maravilla)
Elderly Migrant Worker


Clark is shocked to discover his neighbor Jed McNally is holding migrant laborers captive and forcing then to work on his farm. Feeling guilty since he sees himself as the ultimate illegal immigrant, Clark seeks help from Martha to allow young boy and his mother to stay in the country. But Clark soon comes up against a mysterious subterranean creature that McNally is controlling. But McNally isn't controlling the creature, for he IS the creature. Meanwhile, Lana struggles with the thought of a marriage proposal from Lex. Also, Chloe talks with Jimmy about finding a new place for her to live in Metropolis. Written by Anonymous

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See the writers' point, but I don't buy it
10 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode aims to make another connection with what Clark Kent is all about, but fails to deliver in this episode about helping illegal Mexican immigrants.

Clark comes upon a boy named Javier, who escaped from farmer Jed McNally near the Kent household. He learns from Javier that McNally treats the illegal immigrants who work for him terribly. Clark realizes that he himself is the world's biggest illegal immigrant. Upon this realization, he helps Javier escape the farm, expose McNally, and reunite with his mother.

This episode is one of the worst of the season thus far. It makes an interesting point in reference to Superman, but the point is hard to digest since not many Americans can truly say they support illegal immigrants.

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