At Smallville High School, a swimmer mysteriously ages and dies after meeting his girlfriend Chrissy Parker. The new principal Reynolds arrives and comes into conflict with Clark Kent ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
... Clark Kent
... Lana Lang
... Lex Luthor
... Pete Ross
... Chloe Sullivan
... Lionel Luthor (credit only)
... Martha Kent
... Jonathan Kent
... Chrissy Parker
... William Clark
... Principal Terrence Reynolds
... Nell Potter
... Troy Turner
... Swimming Coach
... Russell Burton


At Smallville High School, a swimmer mysteriously ages and dies after meeting his girlfriend Chrissy Parker. The new principal Reynolds arrives and comes into conflict with Clark Kent because he is a friend of Lex Luthor's. Clark asks Chloe and Pete to investigate Principal Reynolds' history, as well as Chrissy whom they suspect is a life-draining freak who needs three youths to stay eternally young every 12 years. Meanwhile, the Kents are having financial problems and Martha contacts her estranged father, whom she hasn't seen for twenty years, to borrow some money, much to Jonathan's disapproval. Lana Lang also finds an old picture of her mother with an apparent boyfriend. After not getting any help from Aunt Nelle, Lana then asks Lex to help her investigate. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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29 October 2002 (USA)  »

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In the episode, "Redux" there is a reference made to Coast City which was the one-time home of DC Comics super-hero Green Lantern. See more »


Earlier in the season Clark tells Pete about his secret, however during the final scene with Chrissy, Clark hesitates using his powers around Pete and then distracts him by telling him to lock the doors in order to speed-run to confront Chrissy. This error is due to the episode originally being filmed for to air earlier in the season. See more »


Clark Kent: What happened that was so bad? I mean, it can't be any worse than what's in the storm cellar. Can it?
Jonathan Kent: When your mother and I decided to get married, I went down to his office to ask him for her hand.
Clark Kent: What'd he say?
Jonathan Kent: I remember his exact words. "I will not let my daughter throw her life away by marrying some hick farmer that couldn't possibly support her."
Clark Kent: Whoa. That's harsh.
Martha Kent: He was a corporate lawyer. That's the way he dealt with people.
Jonathan Kent: When he realized that we were serious about getting ...
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Old Rivalries and an Artificial Youth
17 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

The greatest appeal of this episode is the expansion of Clark's earthly family- and the revelation that not everybody is a fan of beloved Jonathan Kent.

Neither is everybody a fan of a girl who drains life from others to keep herself youthful.

These are the stories concerning the 27th episode of the 'Smallville' series. A young woman named Chrissy mysteriously causes her boyfriend to dramatically age to death in a matter of seconds. Clark and Lana catch on to the secret behind this traumatic event, and stop Chrissy from hurting others in her youth quest. In addition, Clark's grandpa comes to town- Martha's dad. However, he and Jonathan have never been huge fans of each other. Also, Lana discovers photos of a man who she has never seen before nor heard of with her deceased mother.

Additionally, the most interesting aspects of this episode are the expanded family ties seen individually in main characters Clark and Lana's lives.

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