Smallville (2001–2011)
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An illegal immigrant from the Mc Nally farm seeks Clark's help. He then uncovers a sinister secret in the farmer's cornfield which has been hidden since the last meteor shower.


Rick Rosenthal


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
Erica Durance ... Lois Lane (credit only)
Allison Mack ... Chloe Sullivan
John Glover ... Lionel Luthor (credit only)
Annette O'Toole ... Martha Kent
Aaron Ashmore ... Jimmy Olsen
Tyler Posey ... Javier Ramirez
John Novak ... Jed McNally
Zak Santiago ... Deputy Morales
Raf Rogers ... Francisco (as Rafael Pellerin)
Maria Dimou ... Esperanza Ramírez
Franco Maravilla Franco Maravilla ... Young Migrant Worker (as Franco Ramirez Maravilla)
Luis Javier Luis Javier ... Elderly Migrant Worker


Clark is shocked to discover his neighbor Jed McNally is holding migrant laborers captive and forcing then to work on his farm. Feeling guilty since he sees himself as the ultimate illegal immigrant, Clark seeks help from Martha to allow young boy and his mother to stay in the country. But Clark soon comes up against a mysterious subterranean creature that McNally is controlling. But McNally isn't controlling the creature, for he IS the creature. Meanwhile, Lana struggles with the thought of a marriage proposal from Lex. Also, Chloe talks with Jimmy about finding a new place for her to live in Metropolis. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

7 December 2006 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Level 3 was basically Lionel's own 33.1 before Lex took over and making and changing it into his own. See more »


Chloe mentions that she has lived in Smallville for 10 years. However, in _"Smallville: Obscura (#1.20)" (2002)_, Clark mentions that she moved to town in the 8th grade, meaning that at this point she would have lived there for approximately 6 1/2 years. See more »


Jimmy Olsen: Do you play hoops?
[Clark gives an uncertain nod, looks at Chloe]
Jimmy Olsen: Great. Cool. Then we will, you know, go play a little one-on-one and we'll just leave it out on the court 'cause you know, I'm your bro, not your foe. Ring that bell, dude.
[they punch fists]
Jimmy Olsen: There it is.
Chloe Sullivan: Please, don't ask any follow-up questions.
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Prelude 12/21
Performed by AFI
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Why did everyone hate this one?
9 April 2007 | by dangitsdannySee all my reviews

I honestly really liked this episode. It would make a fantastic movie. I was on the message boards and a lot of people really hated this episode. I'm left clueless as to why. The plot is great, and the ending was amazing, probably one of the best Smallville endings. And the ending shot was also fantastic. I don't want to give to much away. Again, if a writer/director took this plot and made it into a movie, it would SELL! The title of the episode is also very clever. I'm just still stumped as to why people hate this episode so much.

The writing was terrific, the guest star appearance was a great choice. The only thing that got to me, was the Javier didn't even have the slightest bit of an accent. But still, this episode is up there on my favorite Smallville episodes.

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