Smallville (2001–2011)
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After stealing an experimental flower laced with meteor-rock pollen from Dr. Steven Hamilton, the employee of the Luthor Corp, James Beales has a truck accident on the road and is rescued ... See full summary »


James Marshall


Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman), Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Tom Welling ... Clark Kent
Kristin Kreuk ... Lana Lang
Michael Rosenbaum ... Lex Luthor
Eric Johnson ... Whitney Fordman
Sam Jones III ... Pete Ross
Allison Mack ... Chloe Sullivan
Annette O'Toole ... Martha Kent
John Schneider ... Jonathan Kent
Hiro Kanagawa ... Principal H. James Kwan
Joe Morton ... Dr. Steven Hamilton
Bill Mondy ... James Beels
Julian Christopher ... Dr. MacIntyre
Nicki Clyne ... Talon Waitress


After stealing an experimental flower laced with meteor-rock pollen from Dr. Steven Hamilton, the employee of the Luthor Corp, James Beales has a truck accident on the road and is rescued by Jonathan Kent. However, the flower releases its pollen on Jonathan's face, and he unleashes his innermost repressed desires first with Martha and his anger towards the Luthors. He enters in coma later. Then Lana becomes affected and tries to seduce Clark. Pete also becomes affected by the Nicodemus flower in the same way. While Clark helps Lex track down the source, Lex hides from Clark that Dr. Steven Hamilton is working for him, but they find the cure in an old book. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

19 March 2002 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Daily planet truck is shown in the background. First reference to Clark Kent's future work place. See more »


When Lana and Clark are sitting on the Windmill and the camera is facing them close up you can see the shadow of the windmill moving in the wind and the windmill behind them moving but when the camera zooms out for the last shot the windmill is still. See more »


Lex Luthor: This isn't you.
Lana Lang: Why? Because I'm not doing exactly as I'm told? Because I'm not stuck in a corner hiding in a book? For once I am not afraid of life and nobody can handle it 'cause you all prefer the insecure little girl. Well, I'm sick of her and all of her talk about her dead parents.
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References The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) See more »


Saturday Night's Alright
Performed by Hal Lovejoy
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A poisonous flower poisons this episode.
15 July 2006 | by zoe-girl-32See all my reviews

"Nicodemus" is almost a copy of "Red" in the odd behavior sense, but this episode focuses on other people in Clark Kent's unpredictable life. When a poisonous flower finds it's way into Smallville Jonathan Kent is the first to be effected by it. the flower causes people to reverse their behavior and when it effects Jonathan, he becomes short tempered and violent, however Clark manages to stop him from doing anything rash until his father finally passes out. okay. so far, so good. next up is Lana. the Episode was good up to that point, for the flower causes her to attempt seducing Clark. at the last moment, he refuses her but the damage has already been done. this episode causes the wrong impressions and isn't suitable for people under the age of twenty, due to it's adult content. the first part was good, the last part (focusing on the effect the flower has on Pete) was good, but the middle that was all about Lana's alternate personality, was most defiantly not, and that ruined what could have been a brilliant Episode. I give this Episode two.

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