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Airdate: October 16, 2001
Superman takes to the airwaves again in this hip drama, which gives the Man of Steel feet of clay. The focus is on Clark Kent's teen years after arriving as a small child in Smallville, Kan., during a 1989 meteor shower. Now in high school, Clark agonizes over his nerdy persona while dealing with his evolving powers and his infatuation with classmate Lana Lang. His cautious parents try to protect his secret, even refusing to let him play on the school's football team. In the opener, Clark saves the life of budding entrepreneur Lex Luthor after a car accident.
Written by: Alfred Gough & Miles Millar
Directed by: David Nutter
Guest Cast: John Glover (Lionel Luthor), Adrian McMorran (Jeremy Creek), Sarah-Jane Redmond (Aunt Nell), Matthew Munn (Lex Luthor age 9), Justin Chatwin, Dee Jay Jackson, Alvin Sanders

Airdate: October 23, 2001
A bug-loving teen is infused with superpowers after a bizarre accident, and the boy sets out to steal Lana's heart and dispose of her current boyfriend, an intimidating jock who warns the "bug boy" to stay away from Lana. Meanwhile, Lex asks the Kents to cater a party he is throwing.
Written by: Alfred Gough & Miles Millar
Directed by: Michael Watkins and Philip Sgriccia
Guest Cast: Chad E. Donella (Alex)

Airdate: October 30, 2001
Clark takes to the gridiron in this offbeat look at sportsmanship. The future Man of Steel is asked to join his high-school football team after the head coach sees Clark fire a pass to another player. Jonathan, however, refuses to sign the permission slip, fearing Clark might accidentally hurt another player or inadvertently show off his powers. Determined to play, the teen defies his father's wishes and gets his mother to sign the slip. What Clark doesn't know is that the coach has some powers of his own, and he's using them to cover up a cheating scandal involving his players.
Written by: Greg Walker
Directed by: Greg Beeman
Guest Cast: Sarah-Jane Redmond (Aunt Nell), John Glover (Lionel Luthor), Jason Connery (Dominic), Dan Laurie (Coach Walt), David Paetkau (Trevor)

Airdate: November 6, 2001
Clark battles intense headaches as he tries to adjust to his emerging power of X-ray vision, an ability that he cannot control. Also, Lex is framed for an armed robbery by a teenage girl who can take on the appearance of anyone she chooses. Elsewhere, Lana finds her mother's journal and accuses her aunt of lying to her.
Written by: Mark Verheiden
Directed by: James Frawley
Guest Cast: Lizzy Caplan (Tina Greer), Mark McConchie (Mr. Ellis), Brian Jensen (Coach), Sarah-Jane Redmond (Aunt Nell)

Airdate: November 13, 2001
After falling through the ice and nearly drowning, a teen finds that he cannot keep himself warm without extracting heat from an outside source—mainly other people. Meanwhile, Lex persuades Clark to ask Lana out on a platonic date.
Written by: Michael Green
Directed by: Jim Contner
Guest Cast: Michael Coristine (Sean Kelvin)

Airdate: November 20, 2001
Clark gets a glimpse of things to be in this creepy episode. While volunteering at a nursing home, he meets a blind resident who is rumored to be able to see the future. When Clark touches the woman's hand, she warns her guest that someone close to him will die soon. The prediction so unnerves Clark that he asks his parents to leave the dangerous farm work to him. His fears become intensified when he visits the woman again and has his own vision of the gravestones of his family and friends. Meanwhile, another resident regains his youth after falling into a lake lined with kryptonite and sets out to settle an old score.
Written by: Doris Egan
Directed by: Chris Long
Guest Cast: George Murdock (Old Harry), Eric Christian Olsen (Young Harry), Jackie Burroughs (Cassandra Carver)

Airdate: November 27, 2001
A Smallville High student's crash diet takes a horrifying turn and endangers her classmates in this eerie episode. When Jodi decides to shed some weight, she resolves to eat only the vegetables in her family's greenhouse, unaware that the soil has been poisoned by kryptonite. As the pounds melt away and Jodi's appetite grows, regular food isn't enough to satisfy her hunger and she seeks live prey—aided by jaws that expand like a snake's when she attacks. Clark's friend Pete finds himself in harm's way when he develops a romantic interest in the newly svelte teen.
Written by: Michael Green
Directed by: Phil Sgriccia
Guest Cast: Amy Adams (Jodi Melville), Malcolm Stewart (Mr. Melville), Sarah-Jane Redmond (Nell Potter), Joe Morton (Dr. Steven Hamilton), Jeff Seymour (Dr. Vargas)

Airdate: December 11, 2001
The WB's highest-rated new show of the season continues to shake things up as Clark tries to help a family friend who suffers from a kryptonite-related disorder. Former farmhand Earl (Tony Todd) shows up on the Kent farm after accidentally killing a man in Metropolis. When Clark stumbles upon the visitor, he watches in horror as Earl's body begins to violently shudder. Clark reaches out to help, only to snap back in pain after touching the man's poisoned skin. On the homefront, Clark hosts a party when his parents travel to the city for a romantic getaway and the rowdy bash quickly gets out of hand.
Written by: Cherie Bennett & Jeff Gottesfeld
Directed by: Michael Watkins
Guest Cast: Tony Todd (Earl Jenkins), John Glover (Lionel Luthor), Robert Wisden (Gabe Sullivan), Andrew Johnston, Kendall Cross

Airdate: January 15, 2002
On his way back from viewing an art exhibition in the city, Clark stops an out-of-control bus from hitting a homeless man. His heroics are witnessed by a crooked lawman, who tracks down the Smallville teen and makes him an offer he can't refuse: Perform illicit tasks for the cop or face exposure. But Clark isn't so eager to capitulate. Elsewhere, Lex's love life heats up when an old flame breezes into town and asks him to reconsider his current position in his father's company.
Written by: Mark Verheiden
Directed by: David Carson
Guest Cast: Kelly Brook (Victoria), Cameron Dye (Sam Phelan), Hiro Kanagawa (Principal Kwan)

Airdate: January 29, 2002
A teen whose family lives and works in the Luthor mansion has a crush on Lex, and her jealousy of the tycoon's new girlfriend brings forth vandalism by an invisible perpetrator. Meanwhile, Clark volunteers to work with Lana on a school blood drive after she and Whitney have a fight.
Written by: Michael Green & Mark Verheiden
Directed by: D.J. Caruso
Guest Cast: Kelly Brook (Victoria Hardwick), Azura Skye (Amy), Kett Turton (Jeff), John Glover (Lionel Luthor) Sarah-Jane Redmond (Aunt Nell)

Airdate: February 5, 2002
A crooked businessman who can get people to do whatever he wants by touching their hands sets out to buy the Kent farm so he can build an industrial plant in Smallville. Meanwhile, Clark and Lana argue over a physical confrontation between Whitney and a town hermit.
Written by: Doris Egan
Directed by: Chris Long
Guest Cast: Kelly Brook (Victoria Hardwick), Rnelson Brown (Lex's Doctor)

Airdate: February 12, 2002
When Clark rescues his classmate Eric from harm during an electrical storm, they are both struck by lightening, resulting in all of Clark's superpowers transferring to Eric. While Eric relishes his new life as "Superboy," Clark is torn between his happiness at finally being normal and his growing concern for the town's safety as Eric starts to abuse his powers. Meanwhile, Lex believes he finally has undeniable proof of Clark's superpowers and confronts him.
Written by: Tim Schlattmann
Directed by: Greg Beeman
Guest Cast: Kelly Brook (Victoria Hardwick), Shawn Ashmore (Eric Summers), Kevin McNulty (Mr. Summers), Sarah-Jane Redmond (Aunt Nell)

Airdate: February 26, 2002
Chloe is seriously injured during a robbery at Lex's mansion that is perpetrated by three masked young men who can pass through walls. Meanwhile, Whitney's personal problems make him a target for the three bandits.
Written by: Philip Levens
Directed by: Robert Singer
Guest Cast:

Airdate: March 12, 2002
The series moves away from the villian-of-the-week format with this revealing glimpse into Lex's shady past. The trouble stems from an incident in Metropolis three years before, when Lex escorted a woman to the hot spot Club Zero to make sure she caught her fiancé in the act of cheating. The furious groom-to-be attacked Lex, and the encounter ended with a purportedly fatal gunshot. Now the supposed corpse reappears at the cafe that Lex is renovating and leaves him a disturbing warning: the recently amputated hand of a security guard who assisted Lex that night at the club. Meanwhile, Clark is unsettled by a school assignment that has Chloe probing into his past.
Written by: story written by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar, teleplay by Mark Verheiden.
Directed by: Michael Katleman
Guest Cast: Cameron Dye (Sam Phelan), Corin Nemec (Jude Royce), Judy Tylor (Amanda Rothman)

Airdate: March 19, 2002
Clark must solve the riddle of the mysterious Nicodemus flower and Lex's shady involvement after it infects the residents of Smallville, removing their inhibitions -- Jonathan becomes a coach potato, Lana puts the moves on Clark as the town Lolita and Pete tries to kill Lex -- then puts them into a deadly coma.
Written by: Greg Walker and Michael Green
Directed by: James Marshall
Guest Cast: Joe Morton (Dr. Steven Hamilton), Hiro Kanagawa (Principal Kwan)

Airdate: April 16, 2002
After Martha accidentally hits a young boy with her car, the Kents take him in until they can locate his parents, unaware that the boy can read minds and has unlocked the secret thoughts of Lex, Lana, Jonathan and Martha, which puts Clark's secret in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Lex must decide if he wants to take his father up on his job offer and move back to his old life in Metropolis.
Written by: Philip Levens
Directed by: Paul Shapiro
Guest Cast:

Airdate: April 23, 2002
Clark must stop a kryptonite-infected man who seeks to relieve the suffering of the elderly and sick by turning them into ashes - and Whitney's ailing father may be his next victim. Meanwhile, Lex is furious after his father sends someone to look into LuthorCorp's financial records and this man reveals Lex's secret investigation into Clark and his family, and Clark dreads going on a yearly fishing trip with Jonathan and he tells him so in a fit of anger.
Written by: Cameron Litvack
Directed by: Terrence O'Hara
Guest Cast: Reynaldo Rosales, Jason Connery (Dominic)

Airdate: April 30, 2002
Clark sees the election for class president as an opportunity to be a 'normal kid,' but when his running mates are systematically attacked by a swarm of bees, Clark suspects a candidate is eliminating the competition one by one and he is next on the list.
Written by: Michael Green and Philip Levens
Directed by: Michael Katleman
Guest Cast: Shonda Farr (Sasha Woodman), Marguerite Moreau (Carrie Castle)

Airdate: May 7, 2002
Now that Clark has finally learned that Chloe has a crush on him, he begins to question how he feels about her. But his indecisiveness leads to her interest in another student, an artist with telekinetic abilities whose hands were damaged in a car accident. Meanwhile, Lana becomes jealous after watching Clark with Chloe and begins to question her relationship with Whitney.
Written by: Philip Levens, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar
Directed by: James Marshall
Guest Cast: Adam Brody (Justin Gaines), Donna Bullock (Pamela), Catherine Barroll (Mrs. Fordman)

Airdate: May 14, 2002
Clark and Lana race against time to find a kidnapped Chloe after a kryptonite explosion gives Lana the ability to "see" through the kidnapper's eyes and she watches Chloe being buried alive. Meanwhile, Lex discovers evidence that a spaceship landed in Smallville during the meteor shower.
Written by: Greg Walker and teleplay by Michael Green and Mark Verheiden
Directed by: Terrance O'Hara
Guest Cast:

Airdate: May 21, 2002
Smallville residents face tumultuous times when the town's major employer threatens to shut down as the series concludes its first season. The commotion starts when Lionel Luthor announces that the LuthorCorp plant is closing, despite turning its first profit in years. Lex suspects that the decision is his father's retaliation for Lex's rejection of an earlier offer to work in Metropolis, so he's not taking the news lying down. Meanwhile, Clark finds his personal life in turmoil when he learns disparate circumstances may cause both Chloe and Whitney to leave Smallville. A performance by the band Remy Zero is also featured.
Written by: Alfred Gough & Miles Millar
Directed by: Greg Beeman
Guest Cast: John Glover (Lionel Luthor), Tom O'Brien (Roger Nixon), Robert Wisden (Gabe Sullivan), Remy Zero (Musical Guests)

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