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Smallville: Crusade

Clark returns to Smallville re-programmed as Kal-El. Intent on fulfilling his destiny, Kal-El takes to the skies to steal a powerful kryptonite crystal. Determined to save her son, Martha turns to Dr. Swann's emissary, Bridgette Crosby, and learns about a surprising new form of kryptonite. Meanwhile, Lois Lane comes to town to investigate the murder of her cousin Chloe. Also, Lana returns from Paris with a new attitude and a new boyfriend, Jonathan lies in a coma, and Lionel faces a grim new life in prison...

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x1
Production Number: 2T5201
Airdate: Wednesday September 22nd, 2004

  • Currently 9.9/10
9.9/10 (8 Votes cast)


Special Guest Stars
Erica Durance
As Lois Lane
Margot Kidder
As Bridgette Crosby

Guest Stars
Dan Joffre
As Hospital Receptionist
Rekha Sharma
As Dr. Harden
Helena Yea
As Old Lady in Hospital
Ona Grauer
As Dr. Gabrielle Vaughn
Main Cast
Tom Welling
As Clark Kent / Kal-El
Episode Notes
Clark Kent/Kal-El of Krypton: Fly's for the very first time, as his alter ego Kal-El.

According to Chloe's gravestone she is 17 years old....

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
San DrinePlus Pres De Moi 
Tahiti 80Better Days Will Come 

Episode Quotes
Lex: But apparently I'm not ordinary.
Lionel: No, you're not. You're my son.
Lex: God help me!

Jonathan: Clark you can fly?
Clark: Kal-El can fly. Clark Kent is still earthbound.

Cultural References
Pilot: What is it? A bird? A plane?
This is the line used in many of the old television Superman series in the 1930s Superman Show.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperAlfred Gough  |  Miles Millar
OtherJerry Siegel (Superman Created By)  |  Joe Shuster (Superman Created By)
Main Title ThemeRemy Zero
Warning: Smallville season 4 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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