Smallville (2001–2011)
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Clark discovers that he has X-ray vision, but struggles to use it properly. Meanwhile, shape-shifter Tine Greer robs a bank impersonating Lex Luthor, and then decides that she wants to become Lana Lang - permanently.


James Frawley


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 / Tina Greer
Michael Rosenbaum ... Lex Luthor / Tina Greer
Eric Johnson ... Whitney Fordman / Tina Greer
Sam Jones III ... Pete Ross
Allison Mack ... Chloe Sullivan
Annette O'Toole ... Martha Kent
John Schneider ... Jonathan Kent
Lizzy Caplan ... Tina Greer
Tom O'Brien ... Roger Nixon
Beverley Breuer ... Rose Greer / Tina Greer
Sarah-Jane Redmond ... Nell Potter
Annabel Kershaw Annabel Kershaw ... Flower Shopper
Mark McConchie Mark McConchie ... Mr. Ellis
Brian Jensen Brian Jensen ... Coach


Tina Greer is a meteor-rock mutant teenage girl who has the power to transform into the shape and face of whoever she wants. She robs Smallville Bank pretending to be Lex Luthor, and accidentally kills her mother Rose. She becomes obsessed with Lana Lang's family, and decides to assume her identity. Meanwhile, Clark Kent finds that he has X-ray vision, and has trouble to control his new-found power, with the support of his parents, as well as trying to hide it from Pete, Chloe, and Lana. Lex Luthor is blackmailed by a dirty journalist, named Roger Nixon, who found some dirt on Lex's hidden obscure past. But Lex reverts the situation in the end by blackmailing the journalist to investigate Clark Kent. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

6 November 2001 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


As the title might suggest, this is the first episode in the series to highlight Clark Kent's X-ray vision. See more »


Lana says the theme of her mother's prom was Saturday Night Fever, however she was in the class of 1977 and the movie didn't come out until December of that year. See more »


Lex Luthor: I promise I'm not a criminal mastermind.
Clark Kent: I know. A criminal mastermind would have worn a mask.
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Featured in Smallville: Blank (2005) See more »


Written and Performed by Alien Ant Farm
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A new power emerges
11 September 2014 | by Brettyboy007See all my reviews

It looks like we've got a new power on our hands. X ray vision. It was very cool how they had Clark first use the power. It also brought up another side of Lex...or did it? Lex is caught in a bank robbery of his own bank, but it is revealed that it's high school student Tina Greer who has the ability to shape shift.

Throughout the episode, it deals with Clark's trouble to be able to control the X-Ray power. Although, after a scene in the episode, I don't think he'd want to control it. Haha.

This is also the first episode I've noticed besides the pilot, that the suspicion of Lex doing bad things will always be there due to the misdeeds of his father. Everyone seems to be blaming Lex and his father for everything bad that's been happening in Smallville. I think this will develop in Lex's head and be one of the things that turn him into Clark's archnemesis.

P.S. Clark never gets credit for his heroic deeds.

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