Smallville (2001–2011)
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Ian Randall is a mentally unbalanced, overachieving student desperate to succeed who gets a 'C' from his stern shop teacher John Frankle. Ian freaks out, duplicates himself and kills Mr. ... See full summary »

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Craig Zisk

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Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman), Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) | 3 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
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 (credit only)
Annette O'Toole ... Martha Kent
John Schneider ... Jonathan Kent
Jonathan Taylor Thomas ... Ian Randall
Emmanuelle Vaugier ... Dr. Helen Bryce
Robert Wisden ... Gabe Sullivan
Serge Houde ... John Frankle
David Richmond-Peck ... Meter Man
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Ian Randall is a mentally unbalanced, overachieving student desperate to succeed who gets a 'C' from his stern shop teacher John Frankle. Ian freaks out, duplicates himself and kills Mr. Frankle. The meteor-rock mutant simultaneously invites Lana and Chloe on a literal 'double date', aiming to get a scholarship from Luthor Corp to Yale by using the girls who know Lex Luther. Meanwhile, Lana moves to Chloe's house to live with her and divorced father after Nell leaves town. Clark tries to advise Lana and Chloe about the personality and ability of Ian, but he is misunderstood. Elsewhere, Jonathan breaks his leg, and Lex Luthor meets Dr. Helen Bryce, who is treating Jonathan where an immediate attraction develops between Lex and Dr. Bryce. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 2002 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Lex meets Dr. Helen Bryce for the first time. See more »

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Dams are Government property and you can't just drive across them without passing a checkpoint first. See more »

Quotes

Chloe Sullivan: Now, let's go over the house rules.
Lana Lang: Okay, and they are?
Chloe Sullivan: One: do not make your bed until after 5pm, two: don't touch the dishes in the sink until it's overflowing, and three: contrary to my dad's protestations, your bedroom floor is definitely a closet.
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Featured in Smallville: Blank (2005) See more »

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Settle Hills
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Performed by Dem Hills
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Home Improvement meets Smallville
17 September 2007 | by Rcwilkinson123See all my reviews

The actor of the second son in 'Home Improvement' plays the duplicating meteor freak Ian Randall in an exciting yet rather freaky episode.

Ian Randall has the ability to split himself. Because of this, he is able to attend extra classes in school, and to date two girls at once. But when he does date two at once in Lana and Chloe, it is with evil intentions. He intends to bait Clark into making a decision of who to save.

In addition, Lex Luthor meets Dr. Helen Bryce after seeing Jonathan in the hospital, who is suffering with a broken leg. A attraction sparks between the two.

The most fun part of this episode is seeing an actor from such a popular and well-known show like 'Home Improvement' be featured as a 'villain' in 'Smallville.'


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