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The Best Smallville Episodes

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List of the best Smallville episodes, as determined by voters like you. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Smallville episodes of all time are. Fans of Smallville are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

This list below has everything from Absolute Justice to Odyssey. What is the best Smallville episode of all time? Look below and find out.
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    Shattered

    Nov 19 2003

    SeasonSmallville - Season 3

    Episode Number8

    SeriesSmallville

    Lex locates Morgan Edge and gets him to admit to dirty dealings with Lionel, but before Lex can take it to the authorities, someone tries to kill him at the mansion. Barely surviving, Lex flees and...
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    31

    Memoria

    Apr 28 2004

    SeasonSmallville - Season 3

    Episode Number19

    SeriesSmallville

    Believing that key information about his father's past was lost when his memory was erased, Lex decides to join an experimental program with Dr. Garner to regain the information so he can turn his...
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    21

    Onyx

    Apr 13 2005

    SeasonSmallville - Season 4

    Episode Number17

    SeriesSmallville

    A black kryptonite explosion splits Lex in two and his evil side - Alexander - is released. Alexander imprisons Lex in the mansion then gives full vent to his evil side - he threatens to evict Lana...
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    24

    Asylum

    Jan 14 2004

    SeasonSmallville - Season 3

    Episode Number9

    SeriesSmallville

    Three of Clark's former opponents approach Lex to enlist his help in luring Clark to the hospital after they hear that Lionel has requested Lex be given electroshock therapy to erase his memory....
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    Pilot

    Oct 16 2001

    SeasonSmallville - Season 1

    Episode Number1

    SeriesSmallville

    The first episode tells the story of the meteor shower that hit Smallville and changed life in the Kansas town forever. Clark Kent meets Lex Luthor for the first time and encounters the first in a...  more
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    19

    Descent

    Descent is an episode from the CW "Smallville" in season 7 episode 16 where Lex Luthor finally kills his father
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    28

    Lexmas

    Dec 08 2005

    SeasonSmallville - Season 5

    Episode Number9

    SeriesSmallville

    Lex considers whether to turn an operative loose to obtain or fake damaging information against Jonathan to upset his Senatorial race. But when Lex is shot, he falls into a coma and is visited by the...
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    Finale

    May 13 2011

    SeasonSmallville - Season 10

    Episode Number21

    SeriesSmallville

    The story of Clark Kent culminates in this epic two-hour series finale as Clark takes the last step to becoming the Man of Steel. With surprise guest appearances, nods to the first few seasons of the...  more
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    Reckoning

    Jan 26 2006

    SeasonSmallville - Season 5

    Episode Number12

    SeriesSmallville

    Clark reveals his secret to Lana, Jonathan and Lex learn the results of the senatorial election, and there is a tragic car accident on the highway that takes the life of someone Clark loves, forcing...  more
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    Insurgence

    Jan 21 2003

    SeasonSmallville - Season 2

    Episode Number12

    SeriesSmallville

    Insurgence is episode 12 from the CW "Smallville" season 2 , Lex discovers that his father is spying on him in every sense of the word by bugging the whole mansion which resulted in Lex loosing a multimillion dollar contract. Lex decided to get back at his father by bugging his office but he didn't count on his father being their at Sunday and with Martha Kent no less. The whole thing escalates to become a hostage situation where Lex tries desperately to correct it.   
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    Red

    Oct 15 2002

    SeasonSmallville - Season 2

    Episode Number4

    SeriesSmallville

    Clark has his first run-in with red kryptonite in this exploration of classic Superman mythology, turning immoral when he gets his high-school ring holding a piece of rock. Meanwhile, Lex and his...
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    Justice

    Jan 18 2007

    SeasonSmallville - Season 6

    Episode Number11

    SeriesSmallville

    When Lex's Level 33.1 project comes to fruition, Oliver Queen must bring together several of Clark's "heroic" super-powered allies together: Arthur Curry, Bart Allen, and Victor Stone....
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    Homecoming

    Oct 15 2010

    SeasonSmallville - Season 10

    Episode Number4

    SeriesSmallville

    In an attempt to cheer up Clark, Lois convinces him to attend their five-year high school reunion. A visit back to the home of the Crows has Clark remembering old times with Lana and Chloe, while...
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    21

    Zod

    Sep 28 2006

    SeasonSmallville - Season 6

    Episode Number1

    SeriesSmallville

    A powerless Clark is trapped in the "Phantom Zone" surrounded by the criminals his father imprisoned there. However, an unexpected ally comes to his aid. Meanwhile, Zod in Lex's body advances his...
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    Crusade

    Sep 22 2004

    SeasonSmallville - Season 4

    Episode Number1

    SeriesSmallville

    Clark returns to Smallville as Kal-El - intent on fulfilling his destiny, he goes after a powerful kryptonian crystal that Lex has obtained in Egypt. Meanwhile, newcomer Lois Lane arrives in...
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    Covenant

    May 19 2004

    SeasonSmallville - Season 3

    Episode Number22

    SeriesSmallville

    Kara, a beautiful superpowered girl from Krypton, entices Clark to join with his father and embrace his destiny. Clark is left without support after Pete's departure when Jonathan reveals the deal he...
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    Doomsday

    May 14 2009

    SeasonSmallville - Season 8

    Episode Number22

    SeriesSmallville

    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...
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    Season 10 Episode 21: Smallville wraps up Clark Kent's ten-year journey to becoming the world's greatest superhero in the two-hour series finale!
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    Exile

    Oct 01 2003

    SeasonSmallville - Season 3

    Episode Number1

    SeriesSmallville

    Under the influence of red kryptonite, Clark is following a life of crime in Metropolis while his friends and parents desperately try to find him. Lex is forced to confront his personal demons on a...  more
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    14

    Promise

    Mar 15 2007

    SeasonSmallville - Season 6

    Episode Number16

    SeriesSmallville

    Clark has second thoughts about Lana marrying Lex, and Lana has the same concerns. Meanwhile, the doctor involved in the secret behind Lana's pregnancy threatens Lex with his knowledge....
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    Tempest

    May 21 2002

    SeasonSmallville - Season 1

    Episode Number21

    SeriesSmallville

    "Tempest" is the twenty-first episode and season finale of the first season of the WB original series Smallville. The episode originally aired on May 21, 2002; Philip Levens and Alfred Gough wrote...  more
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    Legion

    Jan 15 2009

    SeasonSmallville - Season 8

    Episode Number11

    SeriesSmallville

    The Persuader attacks Clark; Chloe, as Brainiac, tells Davis he is Doomsday and that he was created to destroy the "other Kryptonian" and the world....
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    Apocalypse

    May 01 2008

    SeasonSmallville - Season 7

    Episode Number18

    SeriesSmallville

    When Clark wonders if the world would be better off if he never came to Smallville, Jor-El shows him what life would have been like if he had never existed....
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    Nemesis

    Dec 19 2000

    SeasonDad (1997) - Series 2

    Episode Number7

    SeriesDad

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    Hidden

    Oct 13 2005

    SeasonSmallville - Season 5

    Episode Number3

    SeriesSmallville

    A krypto-mutant, Gabriel, hacks into missile codes and prepares to eliminate krypto-mutants in Smallville once and for all. A powerless Clark confronts him and is shot, and only Jor-El can save him....
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