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Smallville: Commencement

Clark begins to piece together the reason he was sent to Earth after he has a nightmare that something horrible is going to happen to Smallville and heads to the cave to seek answers from Jor-El. His biological father tells him he must reunite the three crystals immediately or a disaster of epic proportions will befall the planet and even Clark won't be able to stop it. Meanwhile, Lex first helps Lana escape Smallville after the death of Genevieve Teague then takes shocking action to get one of the crystals away from Lionel. Realizing the crystals are connected to Clark, Chloe tries to stop Lex from discovering the truth...

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x22
Production Number: 2T5222
Airdate: Wednesday May 18th, 2005

  • Currently 9.9/10
9.9/10 (7 Votes cast)


Special Guest Stars
Erica DuranceErica Durance
As Lois Lane
Jane SeymourJane Seymour
As Genevieve Teague
Terence StampTerence Stamp
voiced Jor-El

Co-Guest Stars
Bud the DogBud the Dog
As Shelby
Jeremy Jones (1)Jeremy Jones (1)
As Young Father
Main Cast
Tom WellingTom Welling
As Clark Kent / Kal-El
Episode Notes
This episode marks the final appearance of Jensen Ackles as Jason Teague.

This was the show's most expensive episode since the pilot.

On its original airing, this episode filled a 90 minute time slot with the last ten minutes featuring an exclusive 10-minute preview of the movie Batman Begins.

Special Appearance by JANE SEYMOUR as Genevieve Teague

The above is how Jane Seymour is credited at the beginning of the episode.

Episode Quotes
Lionel: You know, for a woman without a heart, Genevieve Teague certainly did have a lot of blood.

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 22 guide may contain spoilers
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