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 »


Mike Rohl (as Michael Rohl)


Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman), Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) | 4 more credits »

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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?


In Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #37 (June 1959), Jimmy drinks a serum which turns him into Elastic Lad. See more »


When Jimmy is eavesdropping on Pete's conversation with Lex at the Daily Planet, he appears surprised, if not alarmed, at the revelation that Chloe is a meteor freak. But she revealed that secret to him four episodes earlier, in "Smallville: Gemini", and even used her ability to heal a cut on his finger. See more »


Clark Kent: I found the source of Pete's powers. Kryptonite-enhanced gum. I found a whole stockpile.
Chloe Sullivan: Chewing gum? Is nothing sacred anymore?
Clark Kent: I destroyed it, but we have to find Pete. His attitude has changed.
Chloe Sullivan: Ah, so you got a whiff of Pete "The Boss" Ross too, huh?
Clark Kent: If he ingests any more kryptonite, we both know what happens to people.
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References Inspector Gadget (1983) See more »


Written by Drew Brown and Ryan Tedder
Performed by OneRepublic
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Decent story, with disappointing results
14 March 2008 | by baleavittSee all my reviews

I was SO excited about Pete coming back, I really expected this episode to be much better than it was.

Instead, it was a story that seemed to have been originally written for a one-off character (perhaps another DC comics alumnus; won't say which one, that would be too much of a spoiler), but altered slightly to allow Pete's return; then altered a lot to make sure that the entire episode revolved around GUM!

I don't mind that there were product placements, they've done that before and it didn't distract from the story much (maybe you roll your eyes for a couple seconds, but this time they were riffing off of the company's slogans).

All in all, this episode had so much potential, completely WASTED. Sam Jones left the show because his character was being wasted; I guess we can say good bye to Pete for good.

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