Clark's first day on the job at the Daily Planet begins with a bus exploding right outside the building, which leads him and Lois on a trail of someone who might be infected by kryptonite. ... See full summary »



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Jimmy Olsen (credit only)
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Clark's first day on the job at the Daily Planet begins with a bus exploding right outside the building, which leads him and Lois on a trail of someone who might be infected by kryptonite. Chloe finds a runaway teenage girl, named Bette, whom Chloe suspects is involved in the explosion when Bette (whom will later become the fire-starter Plastique) has the meteor-rock power of pyrokinisis. In the meantime, Chloe also meets a local medic, named Davis Bloom, who takes an interest in her, even though she's engaged to Jimmy Olsen. Elsewhere, Tess meets Clark for the first time as she takes over the Daily Planet in Lex's absence and immediately senses something not right about him. Written by Moviedude1

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25 September 2008 (USA)  »

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Tess and Clark's first interaction mirrors Lex and Clark's first interaction. In Pilot, Clark rescued Lex from his Porsche, which he had driven off a bridge, while in Plastique Clark rescued Tess from a bus, which had just exploded. See more »


At the Metropolis General Hospital Chloe first says "David" and later "Davis" in reference to the paramedic she met at the bus accident site. See more »


Davis Bloome: ...
[after an introduction]
Davis Bloome: I met your feonsay. Clark, congratulations, she is a real catch
Clark Kent: I am getting married?
Davis Bloome: I... I saw you and Chloe together... you seemed pretty close... and she said she was engaged...
Clark Kent: Chloe is engaged?
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References Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) See more »

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Great Introduction of DC character and Clark the Journalist
19 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The season didn't lose much at all from its action-packed 'Odyssey' episode with the season's second episode, 'Plastique.' The crew was smart to introduce a DC Comics villain, Plastique, into the season so early. She is younger than she would appear in the comics, but for that reason has a tendency to use her power that otherwise might be better controlled as an adult. The foreboding character of Davis Bloome (stay tuned) was also nicely introduced in a creative way. Clark is also progressed nicely by being portrayed as a full-fledge investigative journalist for the Daily Planet, something fans have long been awaiting. It was so exciting to see, especially since he competes directly with Lois for the stories, as he did in this episode. The dialogue and chemistry between Lois and Clark actors Erica Durance and Tom Welling was again phenomenal, improved upon Welling's chemistry with Lana Lang actress Kristin Kreuk, who didn't return for this season. Also smart with the character of Plastique was to connect her immediately to LuthorCorp through Tess Mercer. It served to increase Tess' standing as a threat and an evil character. This plot device, along with an introduction of a DC character to this particular universe, and to see Clark in action as a Daily Planet employee, not to mention the foreshadowing of Davis Bloome earns big pluses.

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