Smallville (2001–2011)
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Pete Ross returns to Smallville and finds a number of surprising changes since his departure four years earlier. Besides resolving his feelings toward Clark since he learned of his friend's... See full summary »


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Episode credited cast:
Tom Welling ... Clark Kent
Michael Rosenbaum ... Lex Luthor
Kristin Kreuk ... Lana Lang
Allison Mack ... Chloe Sullivan
Erica Durance ... Lois Lane (credit only)
Aaron Ashmore ... Jimmy Olsen
Laura Vandervoort ... Kara
John Glover ... Lionel Luthor
Sam Jones III ... Pete Ross
Mark Sweatman ... Lex's Bodyguard (as Mark Wynn)
Andrew Fallows Andrew Fallows ... Night Club DJ
Anna Galvin ... Gina
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Katherine Barcsay Katherine Barcsay ... Girl at Concert


Pete Ross returns to Smallville and finds a number of surprising changes since his departure four years earlier. Besides resolving his feelings toward Clark since he learned of his friend's secret, Pete has to deal with the acquisition of a superpower of his own: that of his ability to 'stretch' his body courtesy of kryptonite-laced gum he's been chewing and consuming for nearly a year. Meanwhile, Lex continues to sow seeds of anxiety into the amnesiac and powerless Kara over Clark as well as wanting to know about her past, as does Jimmy Olsen. Written by matt-282

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Release Date:

13 March 2008 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Pete's temporary elastic powers originally belonged to Jimmy Olsen in the comics. See more »


Towards the end when Jimmy, Pete and Chloe are talking at the Daily Planet, Pete puts a piece of gum in his mouth, alarming Chloe. But when she says 'Pete!', he laughs and replies ''It's kryptonite free'', and Jimmy laughs as if he knows what kryptonite is, but Jimmy knows nothing of Krypton or kryptonite. See more »


Pete Ross: So the secret of the century is not so secret anymore. Lionel. Chloe, and Lana all know the truth about your extraterrestrial landing?
Clark Kent: It all just kind of happened. Well, the truth is, with the danger I put you in knowing my secret I didn't wanna tell anybody else, but...
Pete Ross: But... Let me guess, you couldn't stop trying to save the world and you got caught.
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References Inspector Gadget (1983) See more »


Written by Ryan Tedder
Performed by OneRepublic
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Welcome back, Pete Ross
17 March 2008 | by Rcwilkinson123See all my reviews

Memorable Smallville character Pete 'The Boss' Ross is back for an episode that has a silly premise but a story that improves on the premise.

Pete Ross (Sam Jones III) is back in Smallville while on the tour with One Republic. While at the concert, a kryptonite piece of Stride gum causes him to develop a power, which allows him to save Kara. This power causes him to want to share it with the public and use it to help people, rather than living in the shadows like Clark usually lives. Back in town, Pete learns that many things have changed, including Clark's relationship with Lionel and the fact that others know about Clark's secret. However, Lex uses his power as CEO of the Daily Planet to monitor Chloe's computer and turns Pete's compassion for Chloe against him to retrieve an important piece of jewelry related to Kara, who gets closer to Lex in her jaded trust of him.

Looking past the premise, this episode does just enough, due to including undercurrents of the major threads to this season's story, to break it away from most "fillers" that are the 13th episodes of Smallville seasons. A lot of this can be attributed to the return of Pete Ross, a favorite character among fans of the show.

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