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Smallville: Infamous

Linda Lake returns and attempts to blackmail Clark into giving her exclusives in return for keeping his secret. He refuses and reveals his secret to Lois so she can reveal his identity to the world. However, the world begins to turn against Clark and his friends. Meanwhile, Davis comes to Chloe for help and seeks medication to stop his transformations.

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x15
Production Number: 3T7465
Airdate: Thursday March 12th, 2009

Director: Glen Winter
Writer: Caroline Dries


Special Guest Stars
Tori SpellingTori Spelling
As Linda Lake

Co-Guest Stars
Stephen LoboStephen Lobo
As Randall Brady
Laura MennellLaura Mennell
As Toni
Michael Q. AdamsMichael Q. Adams
As Unknown
Michael RogersMichael Rogers
As Federal Agent
Joe MaffeiJoe Maffei
As Newstand Vendor
Michael Karl RichardsMichael Karl Richards
As Unknown
Dario DelacioDario Delacio
As Doomsday
Val ColeVal Cole
As Newscaster
Shayn SolbergShayn Solberg
As Bystander
Candace ChaseCandace Chase
As Unknown
Iris PalulyIris Paluly
As Distraught Woman
Daniel HogarthDaniel Hogarth
As Young Fan
Daniela BobadillaDaniela Bobadilla
As Fanatic Teenager
Main Cast
Tom WellingTom Welling
As Clark Kent / Kal-El
Erica DuranceErica Durance
As Lois Lane
Allison MackAllison Mack
As Chloe Sullivan
Sam WitwerSam Witwer
As Davis Bloome


Lois takes a taxi from the airport and arrives at the Daily Planet in the pouring rain. Clark superspeeds up behind her and then admits that he missed her at the airport. Lois sorrowfully admits that she understands she isn’t a big priority with him. As she goes inside, gossip columnist Linda Lake flows out of a puddle in her water form and solidifies. She confronts Clark, telling him she knows that he’s the Red-Blue Blur vigilante because she’s been spying on him since she was forced to go underground. She’s lost her reputation but plans to use Clark to regain her glory. She tells Clark he either has to provide her with scoops or she’ll tell the world everything she knows about him. He tries to grab her but she easily evades him, turning into water and slipping away into the sewers...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Uh Huh HerDreameras Lois waits for Clark

Episode Quotes
Clark: Well, I got held up at-at work! I finished one thing, Lois, and something else would come up!
Lois: You're a reporter, Smallville! You're not saving the world!
Clark: I know. I should've called.
Lois: Look, I get it. You have other things on your mind. I don't expect to be the person at the top of your priority list.

Linda Lake: Clark Kent - he can save an entire city in the blink of an eye but when it comes to ladies, the Red-Blue Blur still drives with the brakes on!

Clark: Chloe, I always thought I would live in secret forever. But, you convinced me that Jimmy's picture, the Red-Blue Blur, was a symbol of hope.
Chloe: Yeah, well, the world's out of focus superhero didn't have an address or a family or a face! I mean, are you sure that you're ready to have all of your intimate details made into the banner headline?!
Clark: Well, I don't have a choice. At least this way I can control the way my story comes out in the press.
Chloe: Right, because the paparazzi are famous for respecting people's privacy!

Chloe: Even in a world this advanced, people are still pretty backwards when it comes to accepting change.
Clark: I know Chloe but when the Red And Blue Blur hit the front page, people accepted it. And. maybe they're ready to accept me. There could be an upside to all this, you know. For the first time in my life, I may actually be able to be myself.

Clark: Can I talk to you?
Lois: Wow, what is that noise? Is someone talking?
Clark: Lois, you can't ignore me forever.
Lois: Could be worse, you could be ignored in a three-hour downpour.
Clark: I want you to write my story.
Lois: No offence but I've long since graduated from the lonely seeking lonelier classifieds.
Clark: It's a pretty interesting one.
Lois: Clark, I'm busy here! You may have forgotten about me but the news world didn't.
Clark: After this story you're about to write, it never will.
Lois: What story?
Clark: I didn't forget to pick you up at the airport, Lois. The reason I wasn't there is because I was protecting people. I'm the Red-Blue Blur.
Lois: (laughing) That's the best you can do?!
Clark: That thing that saved you from the speeding car - that was me. That time the barn door flew off its hinges, you thought it was a weather anomaly - I did that!
Lois: Yeah, right, what'd you do? Sneeze?
Clark: Actually...
Lois: Clark, next time you liquid lunch, take the rest of the day off!

Lois: (after being caught by Clark) Guess I should stop calling you Smallville!

Clark: You're speechless, that's never a good thing.
Lois: The disappearing acts, the half-baked excuses... all this time I just coughed it up to a classic case of Peter Pan syndrome but... you're the opposite! You're like... a hero?
Clark: Look, Lois, I... this is a lot to take in... all at once but I wanted you to hear it from me before you heard it from anyone else.
Lois: So why am I the first one you've told?
Clark: Actually, Lois, you're not. Lana and Chloe already know.
Lois: Oh. Someone's had a busy morning.
Clark: They've known for years.

Lois: What guns you got in your arsenal?
Clark: I guess I might as well throw it all out there. I can blast fire outta my eyes.
Lois: Okay.
Clark: I can hear a dog barking ten miles away. I can see through solid objects and I can run faster than the speed of sound.
Lois: Wait! Rewind! Expand on your whole see through things thing.
Clark: No, Lois, I... Look, I have to focus.
Lois: How did I not put these pieces together? I mean, I-I lived with you! And, now we practically work on top of each other, I mean, have I been high this entire time?!
Clark: The important thing is that you know now. And, there's no better reporter to tell my story than you. Would you do me the honour?
Lois: Consider it done. Tomorrow's front page will tell the tale of the red and blue meteor-infected hero.
Clark: About the meteors... we should talk about where I'm from.

Chloe: Okay, now, I know I don't need to remind you what happened last time you turned back the clock. There's always a consequence.
Clark: The world fears me, Chloe, and as long as they know who I am... I can't help them. I don't have a choice.

Linda Lake: If your boyfriend really cared about saving people, he would've done things my way.
Lois: People looked up to him. He could've been the hero they always needed.
Linda Lake: Funny thing about people. The only thing they love more than building up heroes is tearing them down.

Lois: Nice interception but you shouldn't be here, all the bloodhounds in the state will be sniffing you out.
Clark: It's okay, I know this sounds crazy but in a few moments this will all be over.
Lois: Okay, well, try me. My shock threshold is pretty high right now.
Clark: Lois, I have a ring that allows me to go to any moment in time.

Lois: Some people spend their entire lives looking for a way to stand out. To be a person that anybody would call special. When you first told me who you were... my thought was anyone but Clark. And, not because of the alien thing, I... I've known enough guys to know that you can be born on terraforma and be light years from normal.
Clark: Lois, you don't have to explain. I get it.
Lois: No, you don't. How can someone with x-ray vision be so blind? I've been down the hero road before and every time I made a giant U-turn but this... this was different.

Davis: I can't control it anymore.
Chloe: Control what?
Davis: The beast. You must've blacked it out, you were in the Arctic with me, you told me that it was my destiny to kill the other Kryptonian.
Chloe: What are you saying, Davis? The other Kryptonian? There's only one Kryptonian, there's only Clark.
Davis: I'm Kryptonian.
Chloe: You're Doomsday.
Davis: I was sent to this planet to kill Clark.
Chloe: You stay away from him.
Davis: You have to warn him, Chloe. Something's been drawing me back here, I thought that it was you but no! It was Clark!

Clark: Well, there was this one moment right after I told Lois the truth about me. I thought everything would be okay... and I could have it all but I was wrong.
Chloe: You know, Clark, maybe you can have your cape and wear it, too. Say that Clark Kent, the unassuming journalist, buttoned up in a starched shirt and tie, but then, when he's playing the hero, he...
Clark: Steps out of the shadow into his red and blue, creating two completely separate identities?
Chloe: Yeah. And, for the cherry on top, you get to tell Lois the truth and still know her reaction.
Clark: All of this made one thing very clear, Chloe... Lois can never know who I really am.

Linda Lake: Well, I've been puddling around Metropolis for the last week. I've seen lots of interesting stories. What a nice surprise to stumble upon your dirty little secret. Painful breathing, pale complexion, unsightly bone protrusions.
Davis: You don't know what you're talking about.
Linda Lake: Right. You just have a terrible skin condition.

Episode References
Lois: I guess I should stop calling your "Smallville."

This is a repeat of a line from the Season 4 episode, "Blank," where Lois and Sheriff Adams witness Clark stopping two heavy machines from falling on Chloe. Both later have the incident erased from their memories.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperAlfred Gough  |  Miles Millar
Executive ProducerJoe Davola  |  Mike Tollin  |  Brian Robbins  |  James Marshall (3)  |  Kelly Souders  |  Brian Peterson (1)  |  Todd Slavkin  |  Darren Swimmer
Co-Executive ProducerTim Scanlan
ProducerRob Maier (1)  |  Jae Marchant  |  Al Septien  |  Turi Meyer
Co-ProducerTom Flores
Production DesignerJames Philpott
EditorRon Spang
CastingDeedee Bradley  |  Coreen Mayrs  |  Heike Brandstatter
First Assistant DirectorMairzee Almas
Second Assistant DirectorChristopher Lamb
MusicLouis Febre
Music EditorChris McGeary
Costume DesignerMelanie Williams
Set DecoratorAndrea French
Property MasterAleya Naiman
Construction CoordinatorTom Hunt (2)
Script SupervisorBeth Mercer
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
GafferRichard Buckmaster
OtherJoe Shuster (Superman Created By)  |  Jerry Siegel (Superman Created By)
Director of PhotographyGordon Verheul
Story EditorDon Whitehead  |  Holly Henderson
Stunt CoordinatorJacob Rupp
Production ManagerScott Graham (3)
Sound MixerRob Hanchar
Executive Story EditorCaroline Dries
Key Makeup ArtistNatalie Cosco
Main Title ThemeRemy Zero
Camera AssistantLarry Portmann
Key HairstylistSarah Koppes
Special Effects SupervisorMike Walls
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