Smallville (2001–2011)
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Lana befriends Harry, an elderly murderer living incognito in a nursing home. He falls into a kryptonite pond and regains his youth. Harry starts killing descendants of the jurors who convicted him, one of whom was Jonathan Kent's father.


Chris Long


Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman), Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Welling ... Clark Kent
Kristin Kreuk ... Lana Lang
Michael Rosenbaum ... Lex Luthor
Eric Johnson ... Whitney Fordman (credit only)
Sam Jones III ... Pete Ross
Allison Mack ... Chloe Sullivan
Annette O'Toole ... Martha Kent
John Schneider ... Jonathan Kent
Eric Christian Olsen ... Young Harry Bollston
Jackie Burroughs ... Cassandra Carver
George Murdock ... Old Harry Bollston
Lisa Calder Lisa Calder ... Zoe Garfield
Alf Humphreys ... Jim Gage
Mitchell Kosterman ... Sheriff Ethan Miller
Reg Tupper ... Doctor


Clark and Pete apply to community work in an institute for the aged to be close to Lana Lang who's also volunteering there. Clark's favorite patient is Cassandra Carver, a blind old lady that foretells the future, and who realizes that Clark is not from this world. Lana takes care of Harry Bollston, an unknown former murder. When Harry falls in a lake full of kryptonite nearby the institution, he becomes young again. The young Harry Volk then seeks revenge against the descendants of the members of the jury that sentenced him in the past by killing them. One of these descendants is Jonathan Kent. Meanwhile, Lex approaches Cassandra to ask her information about Clark, and she has a vision of disaster involving Lex. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

20 November 2001 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


This episode formed part of Alfred Gough and Miles Millar's initial pitch to the studio for the series. See more »


(at around 49 mins) There is a shot of Cassandra after she died, but it is easy to see the actress breathing. See more »


[first lines]
Pete Ross: Man, I don't know how I let you talk me into this.
Clark Kent: Every Smallville High student needs to complete 30 hours of community service.
Pete Ross: Yeah, but we could have served our community by lifeguarding a girls' swim class instead of hanging out with the denture crowd. I mean, what's the attraction?
[Lana comes into the picture]
Lana Lang: Hi, Clark, Pete.
Clark Kent: Lana. I didn't know you were volunteering here.
Pete Ross: Yeah, right.
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References Superman (1978) See more »


Written by Damon Albarn
Performed by Gorillaz
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Stay out of the water in Smallville
22 February 2016 | by Rob-369See all my reviews

This episode wasn't bad, but it is literally the second episode in a row where someone fell into a kryptonite infested lake and then transformed into the bad guy of the week.

I found the plot line with the blind woman to be the best part of the episode, and it's what saved it for me. The villain's reasoning didn't make a lot of sense.

The kryptonite plot is starting to get repetitive. Six episodes so far all have the exact same plot line: "Townsfolk is surrounded by kryptonite and it mutates them into the villain of the week, only to be stopped by Clark."

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