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Smallville: Plastique

Chloe takes in a young girl with a dark secret... and explosive powers.

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x2
Production Number: 3T7452
Airdate: Thursday September 25th, 2008


Guest Stars
Jessica Parker KennedyJessica Parker Kennedy
As Bette / Plastique

Co-Guest Stars
Sara CanningSara Canning
As Tess' Assistant
Mike DopudMike Dopud
As Tess' Assistant
Jason PoulsenJason Poulsen
As Daily Planet Worker
Michael ChaseMichael Chase
As CSI Tech #1
Drew NelsonDrew Nelson
As Unknown
Brent HodgeBrent Hodge
As Unknown
Madison BellMadison Bell
As Unknown
Main Cast
Tom WellingTom Welling
As Clark Kent / Kal-El
Erica DuranceErica Durance
As Lois Lane
Cassidy FreemanCassidy Freeman
As Tess Mercer
Allison MackAllison Mack
As Chloe Sullivan
Sam WitwerSam Witwer
As Davis Bloome


Clark arrives at his desk at the Daily Planet. for his first day of work. He's still wearing flannel and Lois grabs a co-workers shirt and tells Clark to put it on in a phone booth. He comes out and even she has to admit he looks impressive. However, an explosion rocks the building and Clark superspeeds off to investigate. On the street in front of the building, a bus has exploded. Clark brushes past a boy fleeing the scene and helps out as best he can while concealing his powers, and carries one unconscious woman out of the bus: Tess Mercer...

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Episode Quotes
Lois: But what's with the wardrobe malfunction?
Clark: What? This is a nice shirt.
Lois: Human Resources is going to be down here any minute, and you do not want to meet them looking like... the brawny lumberjack.

(to Clark)
Lois: Lucky for you it’s a slow news day and I was at my desk, otherwise you could have spent your entire career being nicknamed Farm Boy or Flannel Man.

Clark: Look, if you’re going to teach a class on Lois Lane’s Rules of Reporting, I’d rather read the CliffsNotes.

Clark: You’re my boss?
Tess: You weren’t this shy when I was a damsel in distress, Kent.

Clark: The Lex Luthor that I knew disappeared years ago. It’s been a long time since we were friends.

Lois: Tess Mercer is a pit bull in Prada. There’s no way she’d roll out the welcome mat for a copyboy no matter how charming his smile is.
Clark: You think I have a charming smile?
Lois: I think you’re about to lose some teeth if you don’t tell me what she said.

Davis: "Isis Foundation." So... what? Adopt a pyramid, save a sphinx, that kind of thing?
Chloe: Cute.

Davis: Well, Chloe, I grew up hearing a lot of four-letter words, and “love” wasn’t exactly one of them. If you found real love, hold on to it. And if anyone tells you that’s a cliché, I’ll personally kick their ass.

Clark: We all have something we think we need to hide. It’s hard. But it does get better.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperAlfred Gough  |  Miles Millar
Executive ProducerJoe Davola  |  Mike Tollin  |  Brian Robbins  |  Brian Peterson (1)  |  Todd Slavkin  |  Darren Swimmer  |  James Marshall (3)  |  Kelly Souders
Supervising ProducerTim Scanlan
ProducerRob Maier (1)  |  Jae Marchant  |  Al Septien  |  Turi Meyer
Co-ProducerTom Flores
Production DesignerJames Philpott
EditorDebby Germino
CastingDeedee Bradley  |  Coreen Mayrs  |  Heike Brandstatter
First Assistant DirectorMorgan Beggs
MusicLouis Febre
Music EditorChris McGeary
Costume DesignerMelanie Williams
Set DecoratorAndrea French
Property MasterAleya Naiman
Construction CoordinatorTom Hunt (2)
Assistant EditorMatt Pevic
Post Production SupervisorCristina Verano
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
OtherJoe Shuster (Superman Created By)  |  Jerry Siegel (Superman Created By)
Director of PhotographyBarry Donlevy
Story EditorDon Whitehead  |  Holly Henderson
Stunt CoordinatorJacob Rupp
Production ManagerScott Graham (3)
Sound MixerRob Hanchar
Special EffectsElan Soltes
Executive Story EditorCaroline Dries
Key Makeup ArtistNatalie Cosco
Main Title ThemeRemy Zero
Key HairstylistSarah Koppes
Special Effects SupervisorMike Walls
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