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Season 2 Episode Guide

2.01 Vortex
Airdate: September 24, 2002
Written by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar; Directed by Greg Beeman

Clark rescues Lana from the giant tornado and takes her to the hospital. When he returns home, Clark learns the ship is gone, and that his father chased Roger Nixon into the storm. Lex is wracked with guilt over not helping his father sooner, who is now in the hospital, and makes a decision that costs his father his eyesight. Jonathan and Nixon attempt to dig themselves out of the crypt they fell into after a mobile home dropped out of the sky on top of them. Clark shows up before the two men lose all oxygen, but the meteor rocks weaken him. Nixon takes advantage of the situation, and kidnaps Clark. Lex shows up and saves Jonathan’s life by shooting Nixon before he can kill Jonathan.

Guest Stars: Tom O’Brien (as Roger Nixon), Mitchell Kosterman (as Sheriff Miller), Rekha Sharma (as Dr. Harden), Julian Christopher (as Dr. MacIntyre)

Featured Music: In My Place by Coldplay; Time And Time Again by Stretch Princess

2.02 Heat
Airdate: October 1, 2002
Written by Mark Verheiden; Directed by James Marshall

During a record heat wave, Clark develops a new ability, heat vision, which causes him to have uncontrollable bursts of heat from his eyes. Lex marries Desiree Atkins, a woman he barely knows, who it turns out is able to control men with meteor rock-enhanced pheromones. With Jonathan’s help, Clark discovers the trigger for his heat vision and learns to control his new ability. Desiree attempts to use her pheromones on Clark, but he is resistant. Instead, she convinces Jonathan to kill Lex, so that she can inherit his fortune. Clark manages to save Lex before either Jonathan or Desiree can kill him.

Guest Stars: Krista Allen (as Desiree Atkins)

Featured Music: My Friends Over You by New Found Glory; Hot In Here by Nelly; A Little Less Conversation by JXL vs. Elvis; Truth Or Dare by N.E.R.D.; Tomorrow by Avril Lavigne

2.03 Duplicity
Airdate: October 8, 2002
Written by Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer; Directed by Steve Miner

After Pete discovers the spaceship in a cornfield, Clark goes against his parents’ wishes and reveals his secret to Pete. Pete’s reaction makes Clark begin to regret his decision. Dr. Hamilton, suffering from overexposure to the meteor rocks and exhibiting the same tremors as Earl Jenkins, steals Clark’s ship. When Lex refuses to believe his rants about a ship, Dr. Hamilton seeks support from Lionel Luthor. Pete’s loyalty is tested when Dr. Hamilton kidnaps him in an effort to find out how to open the ship. Clark arrives, but Hamilton’s overexposure to the meteor rocks sends him into deadly convulsions.

Guest Stars: Sarah-Jane Redmond (as Aunt Nell), Joe Morton (as Dr. Steven Hamilton), Michael Kopsa (as Dean), Cam Cronin (as Dr. Glenn), Andrew Jackson (as Ray Wallace)

Featured Music: Southbound Train by Travis Tritt; Ordinary by Greg Jones; Goodbye by Stephanie Simon; Leading With My Heart by Alice Peacock

2.04 Red
Airdate: October 15, 2002
Written by Jeph Loeb; Directed by Jeff Woolnough

Clark goes against his father’s wishes and purchases an expensive high school ring. The ring contains red meteor rock, and affects Clark mentally. With his inhibition gone, Clark begins to act out of character. He ruins a date with Lana when he starts a fight in a bar. Showing resentment toward his parents for forcing him to live the life of a farm boy, Clark decides to use his abilities to become rich and leave Smallville. It takes both Pete and Jonathan, working together, to stop Clark and remove the ring from his hand. Clark tries to apologize to his parents, but Jonathan suspects that Clark was expressing his true feelings. Lana refuses to accept Clark’s apology when he cannot explain his actions to her.

Guest Stars: Sara Downing (as Jessie Brooks), Michael Tomlinson (as Marshal Palmer), Garwin Sanford (as Ed Brooks), Daryl Shuttleworth (as Principal Gibbons), Geoff Clements (as Kyle)

Featured Music: Unexpected by Sprung Monkey; Break Off Your Wings by Bosshouse; American Made by Sprung Monkey; In California by Bosshouse; Breakable by Fisher; It’s Time To Party by Andrew W. K.; Tattoos by Jackpot; Breathe In by Frou Frou; Stop Crying Your Heart Out by Oasis

2.05 Nocturne
Airdate: October 22, 2002
Written by Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders; Directed by Rick Wallace

Lana finds a secret admirer in a boy named Byron. However, Byron is a former test subject for one of LuthorCorp’s projects run by Lionel Luthor. After an encounter with Byron’s parents, Clark and Lana come to the conclusion that Byron is being abused, and decide to rescue him from his parents. When they release Byron from his room, the sunlight turns him into violent creature with superhuman strength. Clark tracks down Byron and during a fight the two fall down a well shaft. The darkness returns Byron to normal long enough for Clark to get Bryon to the hospital. Martha takes a position as Lionel Luthor’s personal assistant.

Guest Stars: Mitchell Kosterman (as Sheriff Miller), Sean Faris (as Byron Moore), Gwynyth Walsh (as Mrs. Moore), Richard Moll (as Mr. Moore)

Featured Music: Don’t Ask Me by OK Go; Underneath It All by No Doubt; Crazy Richie by Cactus Groove; Love Song by Sheila Nicholls

2.06 Redux
Airdate: October 29, 2002
Written by Russel Friend and Garrett Lerner; Directed by Chris Long

When a student is pulled out of the school pool, having aged 60 years in a few seconds, Clark and Chloe decide to investigate. They discover an 80 year trail of similar events left behind by Chrissy “Missy” Parker, another student. Lana discovers a photo of her mother with an unidentified man. Learning that her parents were separated for a short time, she believes the unidentified man may be her biological father. Without a fresh victim, Missy’s body begins to age rapidly. Clark manages to keep her from killing the new principal, which causes Missy to deteriorate into dust.

Guest Stars: Sarah-Jane Redmond (as Aunt Nell), Richard Gant (as Principal Reynolds), Maggie Lawson (as Chrissy Parker), George Coe (as William Clark), Jesse Hutch (as Troy Turner), Neil Grayston (as Russell Burton)

Featured Music: Mickey by B*Witched; Can I See You by Buva; All My Life by Foo Fighters; Ivanka by Imperial Teen; Somewhere Out There by Our Lady Peace; I Feel Fine by Riddlin’ Kids; U Girl by Sophie Agapois; Be Aggressive by The Jockjam; You Ugly by The Jockjam; Boom Boom Boom by The Outthere Bros

2.07 Lineage
Airdate: November 5, 2002
Written by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar; Directed by Greg Beeman

A woman named Rachel Dunleavy shows up claiming to be Clark’s biological mother. Dunleavy kidnaps Lex and threatens to kill him if Lionel doesn’t reveal the truth about Clark’s adoption. Lana finds her biological father, Henry Small, and confronts him, only to find out that he is not interested in her. Jonathan reveals to Clark that he made a deal with Lionel Luthor, in an effort to make sure he and Martha could adopt Clark, which enabled Lionel to buy the Ross Creamed Corn factory. Rachel witnesses Clark using his abilities and realizes that he isn’t her son. Lionel admits to Lex that he did father another child, but that it died as an infant.

Guest Stars: Mitchell Kosterman (as Sheriff Miller), Patrick Cassidy (as Henry Small), Blair Brown (as Rachel Dunleavy), Shelly Schiavoni (as Jennifer Small), Malkolm Alburquenque (as Young Clark), Matthew Munn (as Lex Luthor – age 9)

Featured Music: Blame It On Me by Bosshouse; Otherwise by Morcheeba; 17 Years Down by Wonderful Johnson; Put It Off by Pulse Ultra; Yesterday by Hefshill (Chris Heifner); Start Again by Sander Selover/Jeremy Kay; Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini

2.08 Ryan
Airdate: November 12, 2002
Written by Philip Levens; Directed by Terrence O’Hara

After his aunt abandons him, because of money problems, Ryan phones Clark for help. Clark rescues Ryan from the Summerholt facility, where the boy was being held an unwilling subject of experimentation, and brings him back to Smallville. He soon finds out that Ryan has a tumor in his brain, and that he only has a couple days left to live.

Guest Stars: Mitchell Kosterman (as Sheriff Miller), Sarah-Jane Redmond (as Aunt Nell), Ryan Kelley (as Ryan James), William B. Davis (as Mayor Tate), Martin Cummins (as Dr. Garner), VonRay (as themselves)

Featured Music: Inside Out by VonRay; Angels Or Devils by Dishwalla

2.09 Dichotic
Airdate: November 19, 2002
Written by Mark Verheiden; Directed by Craig Zisk

Ian, a straight-A student, has the ability to duplicate himself. He uses his power to take extra classes, and date both Lana and Chloe at the same time. Clark and Pete reveal Ian’s secret, which forces Ian to try and kill both of the girls. Meanwhile, Lex attends an anger management session, where he meets Dr. Helen Bryce.

Guest Stars: Robert Wisden (as Gabe Sullivan), Emmanuelle Vaugier (as Dr. Helen Bryce), Jonathan Taylor Thomas (as Ian Randall), Serge Houde (as Mr. Frankel)

Featured Music: In A Young Man’s Mind by The Mooney Suzuki; Uneven Odds by Premonition; I Ain’t Waiting Here For You by Bosshouse; I Want This Perfect by Son of Adam; I Wish I Cared by A Ha

2.10 Skinwalker
Airdate: November 26, 2002
Written by Mark Warshaw, Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders; Directed by Marita Grabiak

Clark stumbles into a local Native American cave, located below a new LuthorCorp construction site, and discovers symbols in an alien language on the cave walls. A local Native American, Joseph Willowbrook, and his grand-daughter Kyla, recount a story that reflects Clark’s life. In an effort to save the land, Kyla tries to scare the Luthors away, using her ability of skinwalking, but she is mortally injured during her attack on Lionel.

Guest Stars: Mitchell Kosterman (as Sheriff Ethan), Patrick Cassidy (as Henry Small) , Michael Tiernan (as Foreman Dan Hammond), Gordon Tootoosis (as Joseph Willowbrook), Tamara Feldman (as Kyla Willowbrook)

Featured Music: Outtathaway by The Vines; Don’t Know Why by Norah Jones; The Game Of Love by Santana & Michelle Branch; Psycho Ballerina by Jackpot

2.11 Visage
Airdate: January 14, 2003
Written by Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer; Directed by William Gereghty

Whitney Fordman returns from overseas, to everybody’s surprise. Claiming to have lost some of his memory during battle, he tries to get back together with Lana, ignorant of the Dear John letter she sent. Not wanting to hurt him, Lana submits to his attempts to win her back, but Clark discovers that Whitney is actually Tina Greer. When Clark confronts Tina, she immobolizes him using green meteor rock. Left helpless in the Kents’ storm cellar, Clark is saved by his spaceship. During a later confrontation with Clark, Tina injures herself and dies.

Guest Stars: Emmanuelle Vaugier (as Dr. Helen Bryce), Lizzy Caplan (as Tina Greer), Eric Johnson (as Whitney Fordman), Catherine Barroll (as Betty Fordman), D. Neil Mark (as Lt. McNulty)

Featured Music: Little Bit Strange by Walkabout; American Rock And Roll by Bumblefoot; The Anthem by Good Charlotte; Days Go By by Dirty Vegas; Love by Rosey; Feel Like A Man by Susan Barth; Mad World by Gary Jules

2.12 Insurgence
Airdate: January 21, 2003
Written by Kenneth Biller and Jeph Loeb; Directed by James Marshall

After Lex is defeated in a takeover bid by Lionel, he discovers that his mansion is full of listening devices. Lex starts a plan to bug LuthorCorp’s headquarters, but aborts when he finds out that Martha and Lionel are headed there. The abort is botched when the workers want to steal from the LuthorCorp vault. While held hostage, Martha learns that Lionel has files on Clark, and bars of refined meteor rock.

Guest Stars: Patrick Cassidy (as Henry Small), Eileen Pedde (as Jennifer Small), Byron Mann (as Kern), Kevin Gage (as Pine), Colin Cunningham (as Nicky), Karen Holness (as Bishop), Jill Teed (as Captain Sawyer)

Featured Music: Invisible Man by Theory Of A Deadman; Bittersweetheart by Ed Harcourt; Tomorrow by SR 71

2.13 Suspect
Airdate: January 28, 2003
Written by Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders; Directed by Greg Beeman

Lionel is mysteriously shot at the Luthor mansion, leaving behind a huge list of suspects with various motives to want him dead. Jonathan, who is found unconscious in his truck with a bottle of vodka and a gun in his hand, is arrested as the prime suspect. Clark and Pete investigate, and discover an elaborate plan orchestrated by Sheriff Ethan.

Guest Staras: Mitchell Kosterman (as Sheriff Miller), Patrick Cassidy (as Henry Small), Jason Connery (as Dominic Sanatori)

Featured Music: La Wally (Ebben Ne Andro Lontana) by Alfredo Catalani

2.14 Rush
Airdate: February 4, 2003
Written by Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer; Directed by Rick Rosenthal

Pete and Chloe are infected by bug-like creatures that burrow into the necks of those who get close enough. The bugs cause people to engage in extremely risky behavior. Pete uses red meteor rock to get Clark to join them. The red meteor rock is incidentally removed, and Clark manages to get both his friends to the hospital. Lex hires Dr. Frederick Walden, an expert in ancient glyphs, to try to translate the language found on walls of the Kawatche Caves.

Guest Stars: Rob LaBelle (as Dr. Frederick Walden), Shaun Sipos (as Travis George)

Featured Music: Never Gonna Come Back Down by BT; Somewhere by Stephen Phillips; Just Wanna Be Loved by AM Radio; Forever Yours by Bosshouse; Bread And Water by Sheila Nicholls; Don’t Dream It’s Over by Sixpence None The Richer

2.15 Prodigal
Airdate: February 11, 2003
Written by Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders; Directed by Greg Beeman

Lex discovers that his brother, Lucas, is still alive. Lionel has been looking after Lucas, and uses him to steal away Lex’s inheritance, so he cannot buy-out LuthorCorp. Penniless, Lex moves in with the Kents. Lucas, dissatisfied with Lionel’s plans for him, discovers that Lionel has been faking blindness for a while. An elaborate scheme with Lex reveals Lionel’s lie, and Lex secures his inheritance back into place.

Guest Stars: Paul Wasilewski (as Lucas Luthor), Shane Lim (as Dirk Lee)

Featured Music: China by Mystica; Don’t Tempt Me by The Contes; Burn Baby Burn by Ash; Home Sweet Alabama by Lizzie; Gentle Healing by Sounds From The Ground; Like A Dream by Morphic Field; Shooting Star by Darran Falcone; When It’s All Over by Janelle Sadler; Fight Test by The Flaming Lips

2.16 Fever
Airdate: February 18, 2003
Written by Matthew Okumura; Directed by Bill Gereghty

Martha, who has been hiding the key to the spaceship, becomes extremely sick from inhaling dust of green meteor rock that was underground. The Kent farm is quarantined, and the key discovered. Clark, who inhaled the meteor dust as well, falls sick too. After testing his blood, Dr. Helen Bryce realizes that Clark is different. Martha is revealed to be pregnant after the ship removes her poisoning.

Guest Stars: Emmanuelle Vaugier (as Dr. Helen Bryce), Michael David Simms (as Dr. Neil Moore), Todd Talbot (as Dr. Trenton), Steadman (as themselves)

Featured Music: Not That Simple by Jamestowne; Wave Goodbye by Steadman

2.17 Rosetta
Airdate: February 25, 2003
Written by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar; Directed by James Marshall

Clark decides to place the key into a slot in the cave wall. Upon inserting the key, the wall downloads him with the language of the cave. Dr. Walden discovers the key and uses it himself, but the information overload puts him in a coma. At home, Clark’s heat vision forces him to etch a symbol onto the barn door. He is contacted by Dr. Virgil Swann, who educates Clark about Krypton, his home planet. Using the key on the ship, he uncovers a hidden message from his biological father stating that his destiny is to conquer Earth.

Guest Stars: Christopher Reeve (as Dr. Virgil Swann), Rob LaBelle (as Dr. Frederick Walden)

Featured Music: Leaving Town Alive by Pancho’s Lament; The Scientist by Coldplay; Nuclear by Ryan Adams; Satellite by Kid Lightning

2.18 Visitor
Airdate: April 15, 2003
Written by Philip Levens; Directed by Rick Rosenthal

A classmate at school, Cyrus, displays abilities similar to Clark’s. Clark discovers that Cyrus believes he is an alien who arrived during the meteor shower, leading him to believe Dr. Swann was wrong when he told Clark he was the only Kryptonian on Earth. Cyrus shows Clark the transmission tower he is building to contact his alien parents, but evidence surfaces that proves that Cyrus is human.

Guest Stars: Emmanuell Vaugier (as Helen Bryce), Jeremy Lelliott (as Cyrus Krupp), Chad Faust (as Kyle)

Featured Music: Diamonds And Guns by Transplants; Wartime by Stephanie Simon; Phantasmagoria In Two by Neil Halstead; Kiss The Moon by Hathaway; The Other Side by David Gray

2.19 Precipice
Airdate: April 22, 2003
Written by Clint Carpenter; Directed by Thomas J. Wright

After Lana is assaulted by a college student, Andy Conners, Clark loses control and seemingly injures the boy. When the Kents are sued for punitive damages, Clark begins to question his powers, while trying to find a way out of the lawsuit. Meanwhile, Helen’s ex-boyfriend arrives in town, intent on winning her back. When she turns him down, he stabs her, prompting Lex to take the law into his own hands.

Guest Stars: Emmanuelle Vaugier (as Helen Bryce), Camille Mitchell (as Sheriff Adams), Julian Christopher (as Dr. MacIntyre), Michael Adamthwaite (as Andy Arthur), Anson Mount (as Paul Hayden)

Featured Music: Princess by Matt Nathanson; Let Me Be the One by Sammi Morelli; Don’t Forget Me by Red Hot Chili Peppers; Boom by Jan Cyrka; Becoming by Adam Tenenbaum; Shakedown! by TheSTART; Don’t Fear The Reaper by Gus

2.20 Witness
Airdate: April 29, 2003
Written by Rick Wallace; Directed by Mark Verheiden

A group of thieves hijack a LuthorCorp van, and steal a shipment of refined green meteor rock. Clark stumbles upon the robbery, but is no match for them. It turns out that they are manufacturing and inhaling liquid kryptonite, which leads to enhanced strength. Lionel offers to fund the Torch and a position at the Daily Planet, if Chloe does an investigative report on Clark.

Guest Stars: Patrick Cassidy (as Henry Small), Camille Mitchell (as Sheriff Adams), Eileen Pedde (as Jennifer Small), Zachery Ty Bryan (as Eric Marsh), Woody Jeffreys (as Jack)

Featured Music: No Room To Bleed by Ben Lee; Swing, Swing by The All American Rejects; Anybody Listening by Marty Irwin / Peter Northcote; Safe Enough To Wake Up by The Ben Taylor Band; The World Outside by Paloalto ; No Blue Sky by The Thorns; Gone Away by Stretch Nickel

2.21 Accelerate
Airdate: May 06, 2003
Written by Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer; Directed by James Marshall

Lana thinks she is seeing ghosts, when an old childhood friend, Emily, who died six years prior, appears. Clark discovers that the child is indeed real. By moving extremely fast, the girl seems to disappear and walk through walls. Clark learns that Emily’s father has been cloning her, with the help of green meteor rock. The flaw with the Emily clone is that she has no sense of morality, which eventually puts Lana in danger. Meanwhile, Lex prepares for his wedding with Helen.

Guest Stars: Camille Mitchell (as Sheriff Adams), Jodelle Ferland (as Emily Dinsmore), Neil Flynn (as Pete Dinsmore)

Featured Music: I’m With You by Avril Lavigne

2.22 Calling
Airdate: May 13, 2003
Written by Kenneth Billerr; Directed by Terrence O’Hara

Dr. Walden wakes up from his coma, and tells Lex and Lionel that Clark is an alien that must be destroyed. A romantic encounter between Clark and Lana is quickly dismissed when Chloe finds out they are together. During a rehearsal for Lex and Helen’s wedding, Clark hears a strange voice calling from the storm cellar.

Guest Stars: Emmanuelle Vaugier (as Helen Bryce), Terence Stamp (as the Voice of Jor-El), Rob LaBelle (as Dr. Walden)

Featured Music: Everything To Me by Elza; Telling You Now by Jessy Moss; Signs Of Love by Moby; Wastin’ My Time by Boomkat; In This Life by Chantal Kreviazuk

2.23 Exodus
Airdate: May 20, 2003
Written by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar; Directed by Greg Beeman

The will of Clark’s biological father, Jor-El, informs Clark he must leave Smallville. Not wanting to leave his family and friends, Clark steals Lionel’s copy of the spaceship key made out of refined green meteor rock and sticks it into the ship, destroying it. The blast from the explosion causes Martha to lose her baby. Grief stricken, Clark decides to leave Smallville. During his honeymoon flight, Lex wakes to find the plane going down and Helen and the pilot missing.

Guest Stars: Emmanuelle Vaugier (as Helen Bryce), Terence Stamp (as the Voice of Jor-El)

Featured Music: Take Me Away (Acoustic) by Lifehouse; Strange & Beautiful (I’ll Put A Spell On You) by Aqualung; Weapon by Matthew Good; High On Sunshine by Kelly Brock


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