Smallville (2001–2011)
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Linda Lake comes back to Smallville and blackmails Clark to expose his true identity. However, Clark decides he will reveal his secret by himself. A fanatic teenager fakes a fall so Clark can save her.


Glen Winter


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
Allison Mack ... Chloe Sullivan
Erica Durance ... Lois Lane
Aaron Ashmore ... Jimmy Olsen (credit only)
Cassidy Freeman ... Tess Mercer (credit only)
Sam Witwer ... Davis Bloome
Justin Hartley ... Oliver Queen (credit only)
Tori Spelling ... Linda Lake
Stephen Lobo ... Randall Brady
Laura Mennell ... Toni
Michael Rogers ... Agent Black
Joe Maffei Joe Maffei ... Newspaper Stand Worker
Michael Q. Adams ... Daily Planet Employee (as Michael Adams)
Val Cole Val Cole ... Newscaster
Michael Karl Richards


Malicious reporter Linda Lake, who can transform herself into water, tries to get Clark in her power by threatening to expose his Superman identity. Clark decides instead to reveal himself as the blue-and-red-caped hero, against Chloe's advice. Initially Metropolis hails the superhero, but soon excessive expectations and governmental suspicion of any alien cause uncontrollable problems. Linda manages to feed the public malicious lies about the Kryptonian as cause of all meteor freaks misery. It gets so bad Clark decides to undo his outing, even if that requires using the Legion's ring to travel back in time. That also means he isn't informed of Davis Bloome's Kryptonian identity after he stops taking paranoia pills and attacks Chloe. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

12 March 2009 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the fourth time Lois has learned Clark's secret. The first three times were in Spell, Blank and Crimson. See more »


When Clark lifts the desk with Lois on it, it shows a shot of Clark holding his arm up above his shoulder, but then it shows him holding the desk with Lois on it and his arm is held out below his shoulder. See more »


Davis Bloome: What do want from me?
Linda Lake: I want you to release the beast and break me out of these restraints.
Davis Bloome: It doesn't exactly work like that.
Linda Lake: Don't waste your time with the pills. I've seen what you can do.
Davis Bloome: You don't understand. You don't know what you're dealing with!
Linda Lake: No. *You* don't understand. I don't want to spend another second trapped in a cell. Do you want me to tell Chloe who you really are?
[Davis grows angry and falls to floor, his eyes turn to red as he begins to transform into Doomsday]
Linda Lake: That's a ...
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References Superman (1978) See more »


Performed by Uh Huh Her
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Lois deserves better
6 July 2017 | by DCSassyQueenSee all my reviews


What does Lois Lane have to do to prove that she deserves to know Clark's secret? She was willing to go the distance to protect him... that's my girl.

The fact that Clark played with Lois's feelings ticked me off. What an a-hole move !!!!!!

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