Smallville (2001–2011)
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Gabriel Duncan is a deranged teenager who breaks in the control room of a nuclear silo in Smallville, kills the two security guards, and starts the launch sequence to send one missile to ... See full summary »


Whitney Ransick


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




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Welling ... Clark Kent
Kristin Kreuk ... Lana Lang
Michael Rosenbaum ... Lex Luthor
Erica Durance ... Lois Lane (credit only)
Allison Mack ... Chloe Sullivan
John Glover ... Lionel Luthor / Jor-El
Annette O'Toole ... Martha Kent
John Schneider ... Jonathan Kent
Johnny Lewis ... Gabriel Duncan
Camille Mitchell ... Sheriff Nancy Adams
Bud the Dog Bud the Dog ... Shelby (as BUD the dog)
Nathaniel DeVeaux Nathaniel DeVeaux ... Commander (as Nathaniel Deveaux)
Rekha Sharma ... Dr. Harden
Brad Turner ... Lt. Bledsoe
Steve Lawlor Steve Lawlor ... Lieutenant Taylor


Gabriel Duncan is a deranged teenager who breaks in the control room of a nuclear silo in Smallville, kills the two security guards, and starts the launch sequence to send one missile to destroy Smallville in one hour. He calls his friend Chloe, who is moving to the university, and asks her to leave the town that he wants to destroy because of the population of "meteor freaks." The army does not know which of the sixteen silos might have been broken in by Gabriel. Meanwhile, Clark and Lana sleep together in his room and early in the morning, Lana sneaks out of the house, but Jonathan and Martha see them. When Chloe calls Clark, he plots a simulation of a car accident with Chloe to force Gabriel to disclose his position. When Gabriel meets Chloe, Clark is deadly shot by the insane teenager, dying in the hospital. Suddenly, Lionel Luthor awakes from his catatonic situation in Belle Reve and Clark's body vanishes from the hospital which leads to both meeting at the Kryptonian Fortress of... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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13 October 2005 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Jor-El is shown with a physical form for the second time. Previously he made a single appearance when Clark Kent recollected Jor-El visiting Smallville as a youth. See more »


When Gabriel reprograms the missile he keys in 'SMALLVILLE'. In reality, missiles are targeted with GPS coordinates, not by names. See more »


Jonathan Kent: ...Now the hospital lost our son and we want to know how that's even possible.
[Clark walks into the house and Jonathan and Martha gaze in shock of their resurrected son]
Jonathan Kent: ... I'll have to call you back.
Martha Kent: Clark!
[They all hug each other and pause for a moment]
Martha Kent: Jor-El gave you your powers back didn't he?
Clark Kent: [With great sadness] I'm not human anymore... it's the only way I could come back.
[Walks a few steps from his parents in quiet reflection]
Clark Kent: The real sacrifice would have been not coming back at all.
Jonathan Kent: ...
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Featured in Smallville: Finale (2011) See more »


Written and Performed by Dishwalla
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AWESOME!!!!! One of Smallville's best episodes...
11 September 2006 | by andremarekSee all my reviews

"Hidden" is one of the best episodes of the series and probably the best one of season 5. Everything is simply great. The story is awesome, the writing is great, and the performances are great, too.

A young man named Gabriel realizes that after the second meteor shower, things will never be the same for Smallville, so he smuggles himself into a control room used to shoot nuclear silos that the government had hidden around Smallville, and plans to use it to destroy everyone's favorite cow town. Can Clark save Smallville? Well, he hasn't got any powers...

There are two scenes that define the episode and make it worthy of Smallville's hall of fame. Firstly, the scene where powerless Clark dies at the hospital and secondly, the scene in which he makes a giant leap to grab a nuclear warhead that's heading towards Smallville.

This second scene is so awesomely written, directed, edited, and visualized that you can't help but cheer and clap.

Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson are my favorite Smallville scribes, I always like their episodes. But with this one, they really outdid themselves.

This is coming from one of Smallville's biggest fans. This episodes answers the question that people often ask themselves: "Why do we watch Smallville?" Watch Hidden, and you'll get your answer.

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