Smallville (2001–2011)
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Bug-lover Greg has an accident involving meteor rocks and his own insect collection, giving him creepy insect characteristics and powers. Lana is endangered when Greg decides that she is the perfect mate to start a colony.

Directors:

Philip Sgriccia, Michael W. Watkins (as Michael Watkins)

Writers:

Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman), Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Tom Welling ... Clark Kent
Kristin Kreuk ... Lana Lang
Michael Rosenbaum ... Lex Luthor
Eric Johnson ... Whitney Fordman
Sam Jones III ... Pete Ross
Allison Mack ... Chloe Sullivan
Annette O'Toole ... Martha Kent
John Schneider ... Jonathan Kent
Chad Donella ... Greg Arkin / Bug Boy (as Chad E. Donella)
Gabrielle Rose ... Mrs. Arkin
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Storyline

Teenager Greg Arkin, who lives alone with his mother Mrs. Arkin, collects insects in his home. After arguing with his mother, he puts the insects in his car and has an accident on the road, and is attacked by the insects. He has a metamorphosis, becoming a powerful insect. He kills his mother and he chooses Lana Lang to be his mate for procreation purposes. In the end, Clark saves Lana from Greg's cocoon. Written by Jessica, Seattle WA

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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 2001 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode takes place in October 2001. See more »

Goofs

While researching Greg with Chloe, Clark changes from one hand on the computer mouse to arms crossed and back. See more »

Quotes

Lana Lang: Life is about change, sometimes it's painful, sometimes it's beautiful, but most of the time it's both.
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Featured in Smallville: Blank (2005) See more »

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Love You Madly
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Performed by Cake
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Indicates the new direction of young Superman
2 September 2007 | by Rcwilkinson123See all my reviews

"Metamorphosis" indicates that "Smallville" is going to be much more of a supernatural take than we've seen in the life of teenaged Clark Kent. This show conveys that is the idea: citizens of the town mutated produces dramatic repercussions and drives the induced citizens often into mind warp.

A young bug collector finds that his insects are induces by a strange sort of glowing-green toxin, found on their bodies and on the rocks on which the insects live. The toxin causes the insects to go haywire on the boy, causing the boy to live and think like an insect. For the second time ever, Clark Kent saves the day, a scene seen many times to come.


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