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Smallville: Shimmer

A teen girl's obsession with Lex turns life-threatening when invisible attacks in Luthor Mansion pit Clark against an undetectable enemy. Meanwhile, Clark is thrilled when Lana looks to him for companionship after Whitney inexplicably pushes her away....

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x10
Production Number: 227609
Airdate: Tuesday January 29th, 2002

Special Guest Stars
John GloverJohn Glover
As Lionel Luthor

Guest Stars
Kelly BrookKelly Brook
As Victoria Hardwick
Jesse HutchJesse Hutch
As Troy Turner
Sarah Jane RedmondSarah Jane Redmond
As Aunt Nell
Kett TurtonKett Turton
As Jeff Palmer
Glynis DaviesGlynis Davies
As Mrs. Palmer
Azura SkyeAzura Skye
As Amy Palmer

Co-Guest Stars
Brenda CrichlowBrenda Crichlow
As Guidance Counselor (as Brenda M. Crichlow)
Main Cast
Tom WellingTom Welling
As Clark Kent / Kal-El
Allison MackAllison Mack
As Chloe Sullivan
Michael RosenbaumMichael Rosenbaum
As Lex Luthor
Kristin KreukKristin Kreuk
As Lana Lang
Annette OAnnette O'Toole
As Martha Kent
John SchneiderJohn Schneider
As Jonathan Kent
Samuel L. JonesSamuel L. Jones
As Pete Ross
Eric JohnsonEric Johnson
As Whitney Fordman


On the football field, Clark is talking to Lana, who explains that she got out of gym class by volunteering for the blood drive. He hesitantly says goodbye to her. Meanwhile, on the stands a student, Troy Turner, grabs a notebook from Amy Palmer and teases her about the love letter she's writing to Lex. Amy's brother Jeff comes over and tells Troy to give the notebook back, Amy refuses to back down and grabs the notebook back, and Troy warns her that just because she lives at the Luthor manor with her parents, who work there as servants, Lex isn't going to slum with the help. Jeff repeats his warning and Troy asks what he's going to do about it, and Jeff just walks away...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Course Of NatureCaught In The Sun 
Simple PlanWhen I'm With You 
Something ElseBlend 
StarsailorPoor Misguided Fool 
Thrift Store HaloIf I Go 
TrickyEvolution Revolution Love 
Vigilantes Of LoveGalaxy 
Vigilantes Of LoveS.O.S. 

Episode Quotes
Clark: What are you thinking, Chloe, that the locker room's haunted?
Chloe: Not unless the meteor rocks can conjure up the ghost of dearly departed jock straps, which I seriously doubt.
Clark: Well, it's nice to see you still have your standards.

Chloe: Oh, quick! Pretend we weren't watching.
Clark: Hey, Lana, how's it going?
Lana: Not great, but thanks for the courtesy clueless.

Victoria Hardwick: Bye, Daddy. (hangs up) He wants to know if you're selling this castle after we sell out your father.
Lex: Why? Does he want to ship it back over to Scotland?

Jonathan: Blood drive at school. Lana's running it.
Jonathan: Clark, you know you can't donate.
Clark: I know, Dad. But what am I supposed to tell her?
Martha: That you have a problem with needles, which you technically do.
Great. Not only do I lie, but I look like a wuss.

Clark: You and Victoria must be getting pretty close.
Lex: You seem surprised.
Clark: She just doesn't seem like your type.
Lex: Relationships aren't always about love, Clark. Sometimes they're about mutual goals. Not every girl is Lana Lang.
Clark: Yeah, sorry. It's none of my business really.
Lex: It's okay. I admire your standards. Don't lose that.

Clark: I don't see it.
Lex: What are you, part bloodhound?
Clark: I live on a farm. I'm good at seeing needles in haystacks.

Lionel Luthor: Lex, you have disappointed me.
Lex: Hi, Dad. It's good to see you, too.
Lionel Luthor: Would you mind telling me what she's doing here?
Lex: Right now? Working on my neck. But knowing her, I think that's just a start.

Lionel Luthor: Generations of Luthors would beg to differ. It's always business, especially where the Hardwicks are concerned. Lex, can't you see she was sent to distract you? Sir Harry has been nipping away at LuthorCorp for months!
Lex: LuthorCorp is your company. I'm just one of its many expendable employees as you made abundantly clear when you exiled me to this charming cow town.

Lana: That's the thing about Clark Kent: he's not always there when you want him... but he's always there when you need him.

Aunt Nell: Lana, you still out here...? (interrupting Clark and Lana's almost kiss) Clark, do you have the time?
Clark: No, but I'm guessing it's late.
Aunt Nell: Smart kid.

Clark: Lana, have you ever seen the sunset from my loft?
Lana: Yes... ahem, but that's the great thing about sunsets. They're unique. You always see things you've never noticed before.

Pete: "Have you seen the sunset from my loft?" You actually said that?
Clark: Yep.
Pete: I bet your stomach was in the knots the whole time.
Clark: Yep.
Pete: Clark, if I were you, I'd start scripting what I was gonna say now.
Clark: No, I think I'll play it by ear. You know, fly by the seat of my pants.
Pete: Clark, you're not the flying type. I'll make you some notes.

Lex: Napoleon's mother couldn't make it to his coronation. But when he commissioned it, Napoleon told David to paint her in as if she were there, right in the center. Even though she couldn't be there physically he brought her into his life through sheer force of will. There to share in his greatness.

Chloe: I just touched it. Okay, I'm now officially weirded out. What is this?
Clark: I don't know, but if you rubbed that all over you'd be--
Chloe: Naked?

Clark: You ever gotten information you wish you hadn't?
Lex: In my experience, there's no such thing as too much information.

Episode Goofs
On the porch, Clark leans in to kiss Lana. When the camera is behind him, his head is tilted right. when the camera is facing him, his head is tilted left.

When Victoria gets into the bathtub, her hair is dry. However, in the next shot her hair is wet before it hits the water.

When Mr. Palmer loads the minivan, he puts a brown case in front of a beige suitcase. In the next shot, both of them disappear and he reloads the beige suitcase.

When the invisible attacker hits Clark with the mace, it shatters as if the attacker had superhuman strength. He clearly doesn't as shown throughout the episode, A normal human hitting a hard object with a mace wouldn't cause the mace to shatter.

When Clark uses his telescope to observe Lana and Whitney reconciling on Lana's porch, over a half mile away, the reflection on the telescope lens makes it appear as if they're only 10 yards away.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperAlfred Gough  |  Miles Millar
Executive ProducerAlfred Gough  |  Joe Davola  |  Miles Millar  |  Mike Tollin  |  Brian Robbins
Co-Executive ProducerKen Horton (1)  |  Greg Beeman
Supervising ProducerMark Verheiden
ProducerRobert Hargrove
Co-ProducerDoris Egan  |  Michael Green (1)  |  Greg Walker
Consulting ProducerAlex Taub
Associate ProducerTim Scanlan  |  Juanita Diana Feeney
Production DesignerLance King
EditorDavid Ekstrom
CastingDeedee Bradley  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
Unit Production ManagerRichard Bullock
First Assistant DirectorRob Vouriot
Second Assistant DirectorBrad Jubenville
MusicMark Snow
Music EditorChris McGeary
Music SupervisorMadonna Wade-Reed  |  Jennifer Pyken
Costume DesignerCaroline Cranstoun
HairstylistChristine O'Connor
Make-upLisa Love (2)
Key GripTom Kaczmarski
Set DecoratorEric Gerlund
Property MasterKen Davies
Construction CoordinatorRob Maier (1)
Production CoordinatorPat Taylor
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerGary D. Rogers  |  Dan Hiland
GafferBill Kassis
OtherJoe Shuster (Superman Created By)  |  Jerry Siegel (Superman Created By)
Director of PhotographyAttila Szalay  |  Glen Winter
Stunt CoordinatorLauro Chartrand
Sound MixerPatrick Ramsay
Main Title ThemeRemy Zero
Visual Effects ProducerBill Millar (1)
Executive In Charge Of CastingBarbara Miller (2)
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