Smallville (2001–2011)
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Still gravely pondering his place in life, Clark lets Lois drag him along to their Smallvillle high school reunion. Rather than enjoying his hero status, while Lois shines less than she ... See full summary »

Director:

Jeannot Szwarc

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Welling ... Clark Kent
Erica Durance ... Lois Lane
Cassidy Freeman ... Tess Mercer (credit only)
Justin Hartley ... Oliver Queen
James Marsters ... Brainiac 5
Chad Donella ... Greg Arkin
Anne Marie DeLuise ... TV Reporter (as Anne Marie Deluise)
Chilton Crane ... Guidance Counselor
Nicole Fraissinet Nicole Fraissinet ... Carrie
Alex Simon Alex Simon ... Mark Verheiden
Hilary Jardine ... Suzanne Capra
Allie Bertram ... Zoe
Tom Stevens ... Clayton
Ash Lee ... Production Assistant
Jill Morrison Jill Morrison ... Maddie Haroldhaus
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Still gravely pondering his place in life, Clark lets Lois drag him along to their Smallvillle high school reunion. Rather than enjoying his hero status, while Lois shines less than she expected, Clark worries when he spots Brainiac, but it turns out he returned from the future with the Legions ring to show Clark how vital his contribution is to prevent a horrible future for him, Oliver, their friends and the world. Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The song "Everything" by Lifehouse used in this episode was also used at the end of the pilot episode. In the pilot, the song played over a scene in Clark's barn following a missed dance at the high school. In this episode it was played twice, the first time the dance at high school reunion is shown, and the second time at the end of the high school reunion, which Clark missed. It is also played at the end of the first season for Whitney and Lana. See more »

Goofs

When Suzanne Capra is talking to Clark she pushes her hair behind her shoulder to reveal her name tag. In the next shot when she gives Clark his name tag her hair is back in front of her shoulder and then behind it again in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Lois Lane: [to Clark] Now, this is the homecoming I'm talking about. Thank God you squeaked out a state championship in your senior year.
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Connections

References Dancing with the Stars (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby I Need You
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Written and Performed by Kim Taylor
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Homecoming
5 May 2011 | by ColcatronSee all my reviews

During the season 5, Smallville aired it's 100th episode "Reckoning" which was one of the most serious and epic stories, if not THE most epic story in the show's ten year history. It had drama, action and tragedy. Many people still believe "Reckoning" was the greatest of all Smallville episodes. It may have been possible to top it for the 200th episode, but in the end the producers chose not to try and compete. Instead we have "Homecoming", which is a fun throwback to the early seasons of Smallville.

Two major characters from the past return, Brainiac and Greg the bug boy, who appeared all the way back in the 2nd episode of the series "Metamorphosis". Brainiac takes Clark on an It's a Wonderful Life journey to reflect on his past, present and future. There are moments where the tone is heavy, but for the most part this is a light hearted story with many nods to past seasons. It was great to see the Smallville High set again, and the twist with the bug boy was a refreshing surprise.

Even though I've been watching Smallville since the beginning, and continue to go back and watch old episodes, it's easy to forget how far this show has come, and how much it's changed over the years. "Homecoming" is a nice reminder of the simpler show from classic seasons.


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