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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There is an extensive product placement shown for Stride chewing gum. 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 »


[Chloe walks into Lex's office in anger, without knocking]
Lex Luthor: It's nice to see, somebody is making good use of my "open door policy".
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References 1984 (1984) See more »


Written by 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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