Smallville: Season 8, Episode 12

Bulletproof (22 Jan. 2009)

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Clark discovers John Jones was shot while working as a police officer, so Clark dons the uniform and goes undercover to find the culprit. Meanwhile, Lana confronts Tess and tells her Lex ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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Jimmy Olsen (credit only)
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Clark discovers John Jones was shot while working as a police officer, so Clark dons the uniform and goes undercover to find the culprit. Meanwhile, Lana confronts Tess and tells her Lex isn't the man she thinks he is. Lana's shocking news forces Tess to reevaluate her position as the head of Luthorcorp. Written by Anonymous

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Series debut of Alessandro Juliani as Dr. Emil Hamilton. See more »


Lana Lang: We aren't 14 anymore. The world will always be bigger than us.
Clark Kent: Maybe it doesn't have to be all or nothing. For the last year all I've done is sacrifice myself and everything that I loved for the greater good. What if the rest of the world didn't have to come first?
Lana Lang: The world needs you, Clark.
Clark Kent: What about what we need?
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28 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Though critics are right in the fact that not much of the season plot moved forward in this episode, the show did serve to reveal more about the overall storyarc, and establish more of Clark's morals. Clark makes an investigation of who might of shot the Martian Manhunter by posing as a cop, only to learn that oftentime the police force has been jealous of the crimefighting pursuits of not just the Green Arrow, but the "red-blue" blur. Clark has the opportunity to see how outsiders occasionally view superheroes. Addiontionlly, Tess Mercer's heart is shattered when she has been used by Lex ever since her life had been spared by him in South America, probably not coincidentally around the first time BrainIAC surfaced on the Earth in a mortal body. The importance of the episode is for Clark to understands more what the world thinks of him and others who possess other meta-physical beings, and to establish the truth of what Lex is using Tess for.

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