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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  • 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
  • Mortal


    Season 5 Episode 2: Jor-El (voiced by TERENCE STAMP) strips Clark of his powers, making him human. Delighted to finally be "normal," Clark pursues a relationship with Lana.
  • Arrival


    Season 5 Episode 1: More than a dozen years ago, a meteor shower burst from the heavens, raining destruction on the unsuspecting citizens of Smallville, Kansas.
  • Finale Parts 1 & 2

    Finale Parts 1 & 2

    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!
  • 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 ...more
  • 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
  • Red
    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 ...more
  • 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
  • Arctic


    Season 7 Episode 20: Kara (recurring guest star LAURA VANDERVOORT) tells Lex he is destined to defeat the Traveler and offers to take him to the Fortress to learn how.
  • Heat


    Season 2 Episode 2: Clark goes into hiding after he discovers his startling new power that quickly gets out of control and accidentally harms Lana.
  • Traveler


    Season 7 Episode 14: Lionel arranges to have Clark kidnapped and held in a kryptonite-lined cell at a LuthorCorp facility. After Chloe and Lana find a military electric probe at the farm, they confront Lione.
  • 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 ...more
  • Luthor


    Season 10 Episode 10: Clark accidentally activates a Kryptonian box, transporting him to a parallel universe where Lionel Luthor (JOHN GLOVER) found him in the cornfields instead of the Kents!
  • Vessel


    Season 5 Episode 22: Fine (recurring guest star JAMES MARSTERS) unleashes a virus that could kill millions of people and refuses to give Clark the vaccine unless he agrees to release the spirit of an imprisoned Kryptonian criminal.
  • When Zod and the Kandorians launch their brutal attack on Earth, Chloe calls in some old friends to join the fight against the aliens. Clark and Zod face off in an epic battle for the control of ...more
  • Legion
    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.
  • Justice
    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.
  • Kent
    Clark is shocked to find a mirror box in the barn. Clark Luthor surprises him and sends Clark Kent back to the alternate reality where Clark runs into a very angry Jonathan Kent. Meanwhile, back in ...more
  • Odyssey


    Season 8 Episode 1: Led by the Green Arrow the Justice League searches for Clark after the Fortress collapses. Plus, the new CEO of LuthorCorp comes to town. Series star ERICA DURANCE appears as Lois Lane.
  • Gone


    Season 4 Episode 2: Clark and Lois investigate Chloe's apparent murder, but Lois' father, General Sam Lane, impedes their progress.
  • Blank
    When a boy who can make people lose their memories robs the Talon, Clark goes after him but gets total amnesia. Chloe finds out what happened and has to tutor Clark in the use of his superpowers and ...more
  • 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
  • Ryan


    Season 2 Episode 8: Clark tests the limits of his powers to save his young telepathic friend, Ryan (recurring guest star RYAN KELLEY), from an evil doctor who wants to control the boy's abilities.
  • Lazarus


    Season 10 Episode 1: Picking up where the finale left off, Lois finds Clark’s lifeless body… as his soul struggles against darkness. Jonathan Kent returns to Smallville with a message for Clark.
  • Solitude


    Season 5 Episode 8: After Martha contracts a strange disease and is given hours to live, Clark asks Professor Fine (recurring guest star JAMES MARSTERS) for help.