Smallville

The WORST episodes of Smallville

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Superman's teen years as Clark Kent find him agonizing over his shy, uncertain persona while dealing with his evolving powers and an infatuation with classmate Lana Lang.

Last Updated: 4/12/2022Network: The CW
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Plastique
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6.78
1098 votes

#1 - Plastique

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/25/2008

Chloe invites an injured 15-year-old to move in with her. Meanwhile, Clark experiences his first day of work with Lois.

Directors: Rick Rosenthal
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Noir
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6.87
806 votes

#2 - Noir

Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/3/2007

Lana and Lionel have a secret meeting, after which Lana is shot. While Jimmy is observing photos of the encounter, he is knocked unconscious. While unconscious Jimmy dreams about what life in Smallville would have been like in the 1940s. Clark is a reporter at the Daily Planet, Lana is a siren who planned the demise of her magnate husband Lex, and Lois is a singer at a bar that Lionel owns.

Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
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Turbulence
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6.94
1209 votes

#3 - Turbulence

Season 8 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/19/2009

Tess invites Clark to a press conference in New York but when an explosion rocks the private jet they are on, Clark must figure out how to save them without Tess learning his secret. Unbeknown to Clark, Tess orchestrated the explosion to get Clark to reveal his powers. Meanwhile, Davis discovers a surprising way to control the monster within.

Directors: Kevin G. Fair
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Fracture
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6.96
797 votes

#4 - Fracture

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/14/2008

Lex tracks the amnesiac Kara to Detroit, where Lois follows him. An obsessive busboy infatuated with Kara shoots Lex, and Chloe has to determine whether to heal him or not.

Directors: James Marshall
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Thirst
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6.98
981 votes

#5 - Thirst

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/27/2005

Lana joins a sorority to get housing for her last-minute college registration, but the sisters have a deadly agenda which involves turning Lana into a vampire like themselves and sending her against Clark. Meanwhile, Chloe applies to become an intern at the Daily Planet and runs up against the editor-in-chief, Pauline Kahn.

Directors: Paul Shapiro
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Requiem
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6.99
1226 votes

#6 - Requiem

Season 8 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/5/2009

An explosion at LutherCorp injures Oliver and kills all the board members.

Directors: Mike Rohl
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Infamous
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7.00
1247 votes

#7 - Infamous

Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/12/2009

Linda Lake returns to Metropolis and threatens to expose Clark’s secret unless he promises to give her exclusive information on the red-blue blur so she can become a star reporter again. Refusing to be blackmailed, Clark tells Lois his secret and asks her to write his story for The Daily Planet.

Directors: Glen Winter
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Injustice
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7.01
1264 votes

#8 - Injustice

Season 8 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/7/2009

Chloe returns and begs Clark to kill Davis, claiming he can no longer keep the beast under control. Tess has assembled a team of meteor freaks, including Plastique, to track down Davis so Clark can kill him. However, things get out of hand once Tess’ team discovers she is double-crossing them.

Directors: Tom Welling
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Escape
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7.03
1941 votes

#9 - Escape

Season 9 - Episode 15 - Aired 4/2/2010

Clark and Lois head out of town for a quiet romantic getaway, but their plans are thwarted when they run into Chloe and Oliver at their Bed & Breakfast Inn. The couples' awkward moment is interrupted by the arrival of the Silver Banshee, who sets her sights on Clark and Oliver. Meanwhile, Tess faces off with Zod with a surprising result.

Directors: Kevin Fair
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Bulletproof
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7.03
1155 votes

#10 - Bulletproof

Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/22/2009

Clark learns that John Jones was shot while working as a police officer; Lana tells Tess that Lex isn't the man she thinks he is, forcing Tess to re-evaluate her position as head of Luthercorp.

Directors: Morgan Beggs
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Toxic
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7.03
976 votes

#11 - Toxic

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/2/2008

When Oliver is poisoned, he starts having flashbacks to the period when he gained his archery skills... and met Tess. Meanwhile, Chloe has to make a decision which surprises Clark.

Directors: Mairzee Almas
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Rabid
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7.04
1647 votes

#12 - Rabid

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/9/2009

Zod and his soldiers release a virus into the air that turns humans into zombies. The only way to stop it is to make an antidote from the blood of another Kryptonian. After Lois is infected, Chloe pleads with Clark to donate his blood to stop the epidemic, even though it risks outing him to Zod.

Directors: Michael Rohl
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Disciple
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7.05
1492 votes

#13 - Disciple

Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/29/2010

Oliver's past comes back to haunt him in the form of The Dark Archer, Oliver's former teacher, who seeks revenge on his student by taking aim at Lois and Chloe. Oliver faces down The Dark Archer after his former mentor kidnaps Mia AKA "Speedy" but is pushed to his limit and Clark races to stop him from making another deadly mistake.

Directors: Mairzee Almas
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Roulette
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7.05
1620 votes

#14 - Roulette

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/23/2009

Oliver is drugged and kidnapped by a woman named Victoria AKA Roulette, who tells Oliver that he’s involved in a dangerous game and must fight for his life. After Victoria shows up dead and Oliver is arrested by the police, he turns to Chloe for help. Meanwhile, Lois berates Clark for not telling her about Oliver's suicide attempt.

Directors: Kevin Fair
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Beast
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7.06
1275 votes

#15 - Beast

Season 8 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/30/2009

Clark discovers that Davis is still alive and confronts Chloe about protecting him. Oliver discovers Jimmy breaking into Chloe’s apartment, but things get rapidly worse after Davis jumps from the shadows and attacks both of them.

Directors: Michael Rohl
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Persona
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7.06
900 votes

#16 - Persona

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/31/2008

Chloe begins to notice that Clark's not acting like himself. Bizarro enlists the help of Brainiac.

Directors: Todd Slavkin
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Labyrinth
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7.06
747 votes

#17 - Labyrinth

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/25/2007

Clark is in his barn one moment... and the next finds himself in a psychiatric hospital where he discovers he's been suffering from delusions that he came from another planet and has super-powers.

Directors: Whitney Ransick
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Gemini
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7.09
756 votes

#18 - Gemini

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/13/2007

A mysterious man who claims to be a product of Lex's latest project plants a bomb on Chloe and uses her to force Lois to get the truth from Lex.

Directors: Whitney Ransick
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Lucy
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7.10
794 votes

#19 - Lucy

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/2/2005

Lucy Lane, Lois' younger sister, comes to Smallville but Clark catches her stealing money from the Talon to pay off a European crime syndicate. Lex offers to help but everything is not what it seems. Meanwhile, a thief breaks into Lana's apartment and steals the crystal, and Jason suspects Lionel.

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Doomsday
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7.10
1463 votes

#20 - Doomsday

Season 8 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/14/2009

Oliver tells Clark he must kill Davis, as Doomsday is a serious threat and must be stopped at all costs. However, Clark struggles with taking a human life, so the Green Arrow and his team decide to take matters into their own hands. Lois takes on Tess, but the fight takes a shocking turn. Meanwhile, Chloe gets caught in the middle of Oliver and Clark’s battle over killing Davis.

Directors: Brian Peterson
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Tomb
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7.11
780 votes

#21 - Tomb

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/9/2006

Chloe is possessed by the spirit of a young girl whose body is sealed in the Talon's walls, and goes searching for the girl's killer while Clark and Lois try to track her down.

Directors: Whitney Ransick
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Void
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7.11
838 votes

#22 - Void

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/6/2006

Distraught over her break-up with Clark, Lana goes to a rogue medical student who experiments with a dangerous kryptonite-based serum that allows people to flat-line but see their dead loved ones. Lana attempts to see her dead parents using the serum and when Clark returns from Honduras to help her, the doctor injects him with the serum and Clark speaks with his dead father...who warns him that Lionel knows his secret. Meanwhile, Lionel continues working to get closer to Martha, and Lex has a near-death vision of his mother.

Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
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Resurrection
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7.11
822 votes

#23 - Resurrection

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/25/2004

While his father is awaiting surgery, Clark befriends a young boy, Garrett whose brother Vince just died from liver failure. However, everyone is shocked when Vince shows up alive and seemingly well - until his liver starts failing again. In a desperate attempt to keep his brother alive, Garrett straps a Kryptonite bomb to himself and demands that Vince be given Jonathan's liver or he will blow up the building.

Directors: Terrence O'Hara
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Sleeper
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7.12
894 votes

#24 - Sleeper

Season 7 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/24/2008

While Clark seeks out Brainiac to force him to fulfill his side of their bargain and restore Lana, Chloe and Jimmy go up against the government.

Directors: Whitney Ransick
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Kandor
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7.14
1531 votes

#25 - Kandor

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/6/2009

Jor-El mysteriously arrives at the Kent farm searching for his son, Kal-El, but meets Chloe instead. Convinced the Blur is Jor-El, Zod enlists Tess’s help in finding him to force him to reveal the secret to his powers. Clark realizes Jor-El is alive and on Earth and races to find him before Zod does.

Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
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