Bob Rickman is an evil tycoon who intends to build a highly polluting plant in Smallville, and he needs to buy Jonathan Kent's farm. Rickman is famous because of his capacity of convincing people, but indeed he has a powerful gift of changing people's mind with his shake of hands, and he uses his new kryptonite power of persuasion against Jonathan. Meanwhile, the hermit Kyle Tippet, who was the former business partner of Rickman, helps Clark and Lex against the powerful and greedy industrialist. But Clark's quick kinship with Kyle causes a rift between him, Lana and Whitney who both dislike the mysterious hermit.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
At the end of the episode Clark states he can't believe Kyle and Bob used to be best friends, and asks Lex if he thinks they'll ever end up like that. This is an obvious nod to their future as archenemies. See more
When Kyle convinces Chloe to kiss Clark you can see in the corner that her head moves towards Clark but in the next scene her head is still facing Kyle. See more
You can learn a lot from someone you hate.
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