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Smallville: Arrival

Having been transported to the Fortress of Solitude, Clark is confronted by Jor-El, who tells him he cannot return to Smallville, instead he must stay and prepare to save the planet. Also, transported to the Fortress, Chloe is unable to handle the sub-zero temperature and collapses, begging Clark to use his powers to save her. Jor-El forbids him to leave, but finally acquiesces, telling Clark he must return before sunset or there will be dire consequences. Meanwhile, Lana is horrified when she sees two Kryptonian aliens emerge from a spaceship discovered in the remnants of the meteor shower. The two aliens destroy what's left of the town searching for Kal-El.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x1
Production Number: 2T6401
Airdate: Thursday September 29th, 2005

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Net 5) May 10, 2009


Special Guest Stars
Terence StampTerence Stamp
voiced Jor-El

Guest Stars
Bud the DogBud the Dog
As Shelby
Camille MitchellCamille Mitchell
As Sheriff Nancy Adams
James MarstersJames Marsters
As Professor Milton Fine
Leonard RobertsLeonard Roberts
As Nam-Ek
Main Cast
Tom WellingTom Welling
As Clark Kent / Kal-El
Episode Notes
This is James Marsters first appearance in Smallville. He goes on to play Brainiac in several more episodes this season.

Beginning with this episode, this show now airs on Thursday nights on The WB.

Kristin Kreuk's name is misspelled as Kristen Kreuk in the new opening credits.

The Fortress of Solitude makes its debut.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Depeche ModePrecious 

Episode Quotes
Nam-Ek: Lying is their way.
Aethyr: Not for long.

Jonathan: It doesn't hurt to have a one-man construction team as a son.

Clark: I wasn't born anywhere near Smallville. In fact I wasn't born anywhere near this galaxy.
Chloe: Okay, okay, so that would then make you like an...
Clark: Yep!

Episode Goofs
Clark isn't concerned about how Chloe is going to get back home. After losing his powers there's no way he can super-speed her back to Smallville.

Cultural References
Chloe: I know you're faster than a speeding bullet.
Superman in the comics and movies was described as being faster then a speeding bullet.

Episode References
After Lionel is implanted with Kryptonian, his behavior mimics that of Dr. Walden after he went through a similar situation in season two.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperAlfred Gough  |  Miles Millar
OtherJerry Siegel (Superman Created By)  |  Joe Shuster (Superman Created By)
Main Title ThemeRemy Zero
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