Smallville (2001–2011)
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Lana develops a form of clairvoyance after being injured by an explosion, and she has visions of the activity of a local serial kidnapper and killer. When Chloe is kidnapped, Clark must rely on clues from Lana's visions to save her.


Terrence O'Hara


Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman), Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) | 6 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
Sam Jones III ... Pete Ross
Allison Mack ... Chloe Sullivan
Annette O'Toole ... Martha Kent
John Schneider ... Jonathan Kent
Tom O'Brien ... Roger Nixon
Darrin Klimek Darrin Klimek ... Deputy Gary Watts
Aaron Douglas ... Deputy Michael Vertigo
Robert Wisden ... Gabe Sullivan
Joe Morton ... Dr. Steven Hamilton
Frank C. Turner ... Eddie Cole
John Dadey John Dadey ... Gas Company Worker


When Lana is hit by an explosion of a gas pipeline in a field, she develops the power of clairvoyance from meteor-rock fragments where she has visions of an elusive serial kidnapper/killer and she sees Chloe Sullivan being kidnapped. Clark must rely on Lana's visions to find and rescue Chloe before she's killed. Meanwhile, Lex Luthor is visited by the despicable reporter Roger Nixon who convinces him to open again the investigation of the mysterious events surrounding the meteor shower of years ago when a witness reveals that something more came down during the meteor shower. Also, Clark ponders making plans to the school's spring formal dance by asking Chloe while Pete also as the same thoughts. Whitney tells Lana that he's thinking about leaving Smallville in the wake of his father's death. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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14 May 2002 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Lana and Clark are talking at the Torch, Lana tells him that he won't have a future in journalism. This is a reference to the older Clark Kent that works at the Daily Planet as a journalist. See more »


When Johnathan and Clark are loading the truck you can see the truck move with the weight of the bags Johnathan adds but not the ones Clark throws inside. See more »


Clark Kent: I'm surprised to see you. Usually a hospital visit comes with a "get out of jail" free card.
Lana Lang: Actually, I was looking for Chloe.
Clark Kent: She's not here. She's in Metropolis until tonight.
Lana Lang: You covering?
Clark Kent: Well, if you can call it that. The printer's jammed, the scanner's broken, and the spring formal event schedule is late. Chloe leaves for a day, and the Torch goes down in flames.
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Silent to the Dark
Written by Thomas White
Performed by Electric Soft Parade
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Build-up to Season's End
14 September 2007 | by Rcwilkinson123See all my reviews

There are plenty of plot points that build up to the finale of the first season in this 20th episode.

In an accident, Lana awakes as a visionary. She can see a man hotly pursuing Chloe. These visions help Clark see the man's next move and save Chloe from disaster.

In addition, Whitney Fordman tells Lana that he is going to leave Smallville and join the army after his father's death. Clark contemplates asking Chloe to the spring formal, as does Pete Ross. Nagging reporter Roger Nixon works with Lex to continue the investigation of what came down from space in the meteor shower. Also, and most importantly, Dr. Hamilton discovers an octagonal-shaped piece of the spaceship in which Kal-El arrived on Earth, validating the questions that Lex and Nixon had had on extraterrestrial life having arrived that fateful day.

This is debatably the most suspenseful episode of the season leading to the finale.

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