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Smallville: Nicodemus

Clark must solve the riddle of the mysterious Nicodemus flower and Lex's shady involvement after it infects the residents of Smallville removing their inhibitions - Jonathan becomes a couch potato, Lana puts the moves on Clark as the town Lolita and Pete tries to kill Lex - then puts them into a deadly coma...

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x15
Production Number: 227614
Airdate: Tuesday March 19th, 2002

Guest Stars
Hiro KanagawaHiro Kanagawa
As Principal Kwan
Joe MortonJoe Morton
As Dr. Steven Hamilton

Co-Guest Stars
Bill MondyBill Mondy
As James Beales
Julian D. ChristopherJulian D. Christopher
As Doctor
Nicki ClyneNicki Clyne
As Waitress

Manny EngManny Eng
As Lana Body Double
Main Cast
Tom WellingTom Welling
As Clark Kent / Kal-El
Allison MackAllison Mack
As Chloe Sullivan
Michael RosenbaumMichael Rosenbaum
As Lex Luthor
Kristin KreukKristin Kreuk
As Lana Lang
Annette OAnnette O'Toole
As Martha Kent
John SchneiderJohn Schneider
As Jonathan Kent
Samuel L. JonesSamuel L. Jones
As Pete Ross
Eric JohnsonEric Johnson
As Whitney Fordman


James Beales is driving down the road, a potted flower on the seat beside him. He calls Lionel and gets his receptionist, and says that Lionel is expecting him. He yells, saying that he won’t hold and that he got something. James throws the phone away in frustration and hits the accelerator, coming up on Jonathan driving on the road. He finally slams into Jonathan’s truck, screaming at him to get out of the way. James then pulls around and goes off the side of the road. Jonathan runs over and carries James to safety just in time as James’ truck explodes. The flower has landed next to Jonathan, and sprays him in the face before wilting, as Jonathan sneezes and then carries James away...

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Episode Quotes
Dr. Steven Hamilton: A situation's come up in my lab.
Lex: Don't you mean your barn?

(seeing his parents "counter macking")
Clark: I did not need to see that!

Pete: Wow. Drinking beer, mouthing off, and counter macking with your mom. Congratulations, Clark, your dad has regressed to being a teenager.

Chloe: Principal Kwan thinks that I need to get more in touch with the pulse of the student body so I've decided to do a poll. Now, if you would both please do your statistical duty...
Pete: I'd go over and make out with that girl right now...
Chloe: You know, every answer I've gotten so far has been either sex or violence-related.
Pete: That's human nature, Chloe.

Chloe: What about you, Clark - what's your deepest desire? And remember, lets keep it PG-13

Clark: Ever since Whitney's father's been in the hospital, there's been a no-fly zone on Lana.
Chloe: You know, Clark, there are other girls out there that don't require crossing an emotional minefield.

Lex: "On God's green earth, this flower was the thief in the temple, the silent temptress that, with a single sneeze brought out the basest instincts in men and drove them to violence."

Lana: You like it?
Clark: Uh, I think the operative word is "gulp".

Lana: You think too much, Clark.
Clark: Right now I'm thinking you don't seem like yourself.
Lana: Or maybe... (undresses) ...I'm more me than ever.

Lana: If life doesn't make you crazy, then why bother living it? I know that's how I want it. The question is, do you want what I want?

Lana: I know you want me, Clark. Stop holding back. Come on, you're not made of steel... or are you?

Chloe: So she just stripped down right in front of you? Lana Lang in all her glory?
Clark: Most of her glory. Not that Kwan saw it.
Chloe: Well, at least you'll have a nice picture to daydream about in Saturday detention.

Chloe: It's a first-hand account of Smallville's first mystery. In 1871 the whole settlement went postal before they even had a post office.
Pete: Nice to know Smallville was still whack before the meteors got here.

Lex: Pete, I'm going to reach in there and get that book. If you want to shoot me... go ahead.
Pete: No problem.

Dr. Steven Hamilton: Remember, Lex, you're the one opening Pandora's Box.
Lex: I'm just the key, Dr. Hamilton

Lana: I just wish I could remember what happened. Sounds like I got a little out of control there.
Clark: You spoke your mind and you did what you wanted. Kind of an alpha Lana.
Lana: I couldn't believe what I was wearing.
Clark: I kinda liked it.

Cultural References
Clark: So you think Hamilton pulled a Jurassic Park and brought back the Nicodemus?

Jurassic Park is a 1993 movie about scientists who use dinosaur blood extracted from primeval mosquitoes embedded in amber to recreate the extinct lizards.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperAlfred Gough  |  Miles Millar
Executive ProducerBrian Robbins  |  Mike Tollin  |  Miles Millar  |  Joe Davola  |  Alfred Gough
Co-Executive ProducerKen Horton (1)  |  Greg Beeman
Supervising ProducerMark Verheiden
ProducerMichael Green (1)  |  Doris Egan  |  Robert Hargrove
Co-ProducerGreg Walker
Associate ProducerTim Scanlan
Production DesignerGraeme Murray
EditorRon Spang
CastingBarbara Miller (2)  |  Deedee Bradley  |  Coreen Mayrs  |  Heike Brandstatter
Unit Production ManagerRichard Bullock
First Assistant DirectorBryan C. Knight
MusicMark Snow
Music EditorChris McGeary
Music SupervisorJennifer Pyken  |  Madonna Wade-Reed
Costume DesignerCaroline Cranstoun
HairstylistJanet MacDonald (1)
Make-upLisa Love (2)
Camera OperatorBrad Creasser
Set DecoratorJames Willcock
Property MasterKen Davies
Construction CoordinatorRob Maier (1)
Script SupervisorJanet Munroe
Script CoordinatorKurt A. Langenhahn
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerGary D. Rogers  |  Dan Hiland
OtherJoe Shuster (Superman Created By)  |  Jerry Siegel (Superman Created By)
Director of PhotographyAttila Szalay
Stunt CoordinatorLauro Chartrand
Sound MixerMark Holden (3)
Executive Story EditorPhilip Levens
Main Title ThemeRemy Zero
Visual Effects ProducerBill Millar (1)
Special Effects SupervisorMike Walls
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