Smallville (2001–2011)
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Obscura 

Lana develops a form of clairvoyance after being injured by an explosion, and she has visions of the activity of a local serial kidnapper and killer. When Chloe is kidnapped, Clark must rely on clues from Lana's visions to save her.

Director:

Terrence O'Hara

Writers:

Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman), Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Tom O'Brien ... Roger Nixon
Darrin Klimek ... Deputy Gary Watts
Aaron Douglas ... Deputy Michael Vertigo
Robert Wisden ... Gabe Sullivan
Joe Morton ... Dr. Steven Hamilton
Frank C. Turner ... Eddie Cole
John Dadey John Dadey ... Gas Company Worker
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Storyline

When Lana is hit by an explosion of a gas pipeline in a field, she develops the power of clairvoyance from meteor-rock fragments where she has visions of an elusive serial kidnapper/killer and she sees Chloe Sullivan being kidnapped. Clark must rely on Lana's visions to find and rescue Chloe before she's killed. Meanwhile, Lex Luthor is visited by the despicable reporter Roger Nixon who convinces him to open again the investigation of the mysterious events surrounding the meteor shower of years ago when a witness reveals that something more came down during the meteor shower. Also, Clark ponders making plans to the school's spring formal dance by asking Chloe while Pete also as the same thoughts. Whitney tells Lana that he's thinking about leaving Smallville in the wake of his father's death. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 2002 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Lana and Clark are talking at the Torch, Lana tells him that he won't have a future in journalism. This is a reference to the older Clark Kent that works at the Daily Planet as a journalist. See more »

Goofs

Spelling mistake - on an Eddie Cole ad that reporter gives to Lex is spelled "NOTHING TO LARGE, NOTHING TO SMALL" when it should probably be "NOTHING TOO LARGE, NOTHING TOO SMALL". See more »

Quotes

Lana Lang: How are you holding up?
Clark Kent: I keep wishing Chloe would just walk up those steps. I never appreciated how much she meant to me 'till now. The thought of never seeing her again...
Lana Lang: Clark, you can't think that way.
Clark Kent: You know I remember the first time I met her? It was eighth grade. She'd just transferred from Metropolis, and I was assigned to show her around. The first thing she wanted to know was where she could buy a copy of the Planet so she could keep in touch with civilization.
[Lana laughs]
Clark Kent: When ...
[...]
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Silent to the Dark
(uncredited)
Written by Thomas White
Performed by Electric Soft Parade
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Build-up to Season's End
14 September 2007 | by Rcwilkinson123See all my reviews

There are plenty of plot points that build up to the finale of the first season in this 20th episode.

In an accident, Lana awakes as a visionary. She can see a man hotly pursuing Chloe. These visions help Clark see the man's next move and save Chloe from disaster.

In addition, Whitney Fordman tells Lana that he is going to leave Smallville and join the army after his father's death. Clark contemplates asking Chloe to the spring formal, as does Pete Ross. Nagging reporter Roger Nixon works with Lex to continue the investigation of what came down from space in the meteor shower. Also, and most importantly, Dr. Hamilton discovers an octagonal-shaped piece of the spaceship in which Kal-El arrived on Earth, validating the questions that Lex and Nixon had had on extraterrestrial life having arrived that fateful day.

This is debatably the most suspenseful episode of the season leading to the finale.


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