Smallville (2001–2011)
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While working as a volunteer with Pete at Smallville Youth Center, Clark receives a distress phone call from Lana, who is shot by Adam. His further investigation shows that the call was ... See full summary »

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Kenneth Biller

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Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman), Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) | 4 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Welling ... Clark Kent
Kristin Kreuk ... Lana Lang
Michael Rosenbaum ... Lex Luthor
Sam Jones III ... Pete Ross
Allison Mack ... Chloe Sullivan
John Glover ... Lionel Luthor
Annette O'Toole ... Martha Kent
John Schneider ... Jonathan Kent
Ian Somerhalder ... Adam Knight
Gary Hudson ... FBI Agent Frank Loder
Françoise Yip ... Dr. Lia Teng
Terry Chen ... Detective Paul Cage
Camille Mitchell ... Sheriff Nancy Adams
Aaron Pearl ... Len Burton
Johannah Newmarch ... Gwen Burton
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While working as a volunteer with Pete at Smallville Youth Center, Clark receives a distress phone call from Lana, who is shot by Adam. His further investigation shows that the call was made from the future because of a time/space porthole created by a massive electrical surge from a downed power line fitted with meteor rocks, during a coming thunderstorm. Clark must try to save Lana and change the future. Meanwhile, Lionel Luthor shuts down the obscure Merton Laboratory and the research that Dr. Lia Teng is developing with blood platelet, which were finally revealed to have been developed from the vital of Clark Kent's blood. Adam becomes aware that he has less than 12 hours to be injected with the serum, otherwise he will die. He escapes, kills Dr. Teng and her whole team, and Lex is framed as responsible for the mass murder. Adam then sets out to find Lana to know if she still has an extra vital of serum for him. Lex later meets with an FBI agent, named Frank Loder, who enlists his... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2004 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Ian Somerhalder who plays Adam, later appears in the TV series The Vampire Diaries (2009) alongside Paul Wesley who played Lucas in Prodigal (2002). See more »

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Quotes

Sheriff Nancy Adams: I suppose someone could be imitating you.
Lana Lang: Why would anyone do that?
Sheriff Nancy Adams: If I had the answer to half the "whys" in this town I'd have a bestseller on my hands.
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Featured in Smallville: Finale (2011) See more »

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Here It Comes
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Written and Produced by Evan Frankfort
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Machinations are revealed
27 November 2007 | by Rcwilkinson123See all my reviews

Lana's future doom needs to be solved, and the complete truth behind the relationship of Lionel Luthor and Adam Knight, is revealed in the terrific episode "Crisis."

Clark goes with Pete to work at the teen hotline when he receives a call from the future from Lana, where she is running away from a man with a gun. Everybody, including Clark's parents, works to solve the mysterious problem and prevent it from truly happening. However, it is inevitable. Turns out, the man after Lana is Adam, who is desperately searching for the serum that will keep him from dying- again.

This episode is full of dramatic excellence, since something that has already happened in the future is trying to be solved in the present. The audience finally completely sees what Adam's purpose in the town was, and how it is connected to Lionel Luthor- indeed, Lionel was using Adam to spy on Clark Kent, and though Adam dies again, his obsession with finding out who Clark really is will not stop.


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