TV Episodes 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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Memoria is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Memoria Apr 28 2004 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 ...more

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Shattered is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Shattered Nov 19 2003 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 ...more

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Onyx is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Onyx Apr 13 2005 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 ...more

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Asylum is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Asylum Jan 14 2004 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. ...more

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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Pilot Oct 16 2001 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 ...more

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Lexmas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
RunaNona added Lexmas Dec 08 2005 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 ...more

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Descent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
RunaNona added 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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Insurgence is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
RunaNona added Insurgence Jan 21 2003 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.   
Lex hires some thugs to bug Lionel's office but things get out of control when Lionel and Martha are taken hostage, and Clark must rescue them without revealing his secrets.

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Zod is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Zod Sep 28 2006 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 ...more

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Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
RunaNona added Nemesis Dec 19 2000

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Exile is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Exile Oct 01 2003 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 ...more

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Lockdown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
RunaNona added Lockdown

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Reckoning is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Reckoning Jan 26 2006 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, ...more

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Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Homecoming Oct 15 2010 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, ...more

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Finale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Finale May 13 2011 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 ...more

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Red is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Red Oct 15 2002 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 ...more

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Crusade is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Crusade Sep 22 2004 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

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Promise is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Promise Mar 15 2007 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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Covenant (2) is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Covenant May 19 2004 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 ...more

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Justice is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Justice Jan 18 2007 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

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Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Apocalypse May 01 2008 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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Tempest is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Tempest May 21 2002 "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 ...more

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Hidden is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Hidden Oct 13 2005 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

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Vortex is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Vortex Sep 24 2002 Dr. Walden comes out of a coma with super-powers and a desire to kill Clark, piquing the Luthors' interest. The spaceship starts talking to Clark, and Helen and Lex prepare for their wedding.

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Bride is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Bride Nov 20 2008 Unexpected guests crash Chloe and Jimmy's wedding; Oliver thinks he has found Lex and sets out to confront him, but he is shocked to find Lana instead; Lois and Clark grow closer.

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Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Bizarro Sep 27 2007 During Clark's battle with the last Phantom Zone wraith, Lex is rescued by a mysterious woman. She then goes to the Kent farm and reveals she is Clark's cousin, Kara, from Krypton.

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Truth is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Truth Apr 21 2004 When Chloe accidentally inhales a mysterious krypto-gas, she discovers it acts as a truth serum to anyone who comes in contact with her and decides to take advantage of her new power by going to ...more

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Infamous is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Infamous Mar 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. ...more

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Kent is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Kent Apr 15 2011 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 ...more

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Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Labyrinth Jan 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

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Blank is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Blank Apr 27 2005 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 ...more

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Salvation is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Salvation May 14 2010 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

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Luthor is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
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!

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Fever is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Fever Feb 18 2003 Martha catches a lungful of kryptonite-irradiated spores and a weakened Clark is her only hope for survival.

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Pandora is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Pandora Nov 20 2009 Tess kidnaps Lois to find out where Lois went after she disappeared for weeks. Lois's memory of the future depicts a Metropolis under Zod's rule and Clark powerless under the red sun, while ...more

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Legion is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Legion Jan 15 2009 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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Splinter is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Splinter Nov 10 2005 Clark gives into paranoid delusions brought on by exposure to new "silver" kryptonite, and Professor Fine is the only one who can save him... before he kills Lana.

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Exodus is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Exodus May 20 2003 A sense of foreboding surrounds Smallville as Clark must choose between staying with Lana and his family or fulfilling his destiny to rule the Earth. Lex and Helen prepare for their marriage, ...more

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Commencement is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Commencement May 18 2005 After a nightmare, Clark goes to the cave to confront his father Jor-El. Jor-El warns that the crystals have fallen into human hands and have triggered a new meteor shower which will annihilate ...more

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Prophecy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Prophecy May 06 2011 Clark takes Lois to the Fortress to get Jor-El’s blessing for their marriage. Jor-El bestows a unique wedding gift on the couple – he gives Lois Clark’s super powers so she can see what it’s ...more

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Absolute Justice is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Absolute Justice Season 9 Episode 11: DC Comics' characters Hawkman, Star Girl & Dr. Fate from the Justice Society of America meet up with Clark and his team in a special two-hour event, featuring guest star PAM GRIER.

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Sneeze is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Sneeze Season 6 Episode 2: As Clark overworks himself to clean up the destruction done by Zod, he develops the Kryptonian version of a head cold. After some very destructive sneezes, Clark discovers that he possesses a new power: super breath!

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Ryan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
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.

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Kandor is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Kandor Nov 06 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 ...more

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Persona is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Persona Jan 31 2008 Chloe begins to notice that Clark's not acting like himself. Bizarro enlists the help of Brainiac.

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Skinwalker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Skinwalker Nov 26 2002 Clark becomes involved with a Native American woman, Kyla, and becomes aware of ancient Indian prophecy that warns of a man of great powers who fell from the sky. Worse, a wolflike creature is ...more

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Isis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Isis Oct 22 2010 Lois decides to tell Clark she knows he’s The Blur, but she accidentally activates an ancient artifact that transforms her into the Goddess Isis, complete with superpowers of her own. Oliver and ...more

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Obsession is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Obsession Feb 18 2004 Clark is forced to use his powers in front of Alicia, a new girl at school, but he is surprised to find out she has powers of her own. The two develop a bond through their shared secret, but ...more

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Lucy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
Lucy Season 4 Episode 16: Lois' younger sister, Lucy (PEYTON LIST), with whom Lois doesn't get along, visits Smallville and charms everyone she meets. However, Clark discovers a darker side to Lucy after he catches her stealing money from a bar.

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Arrival is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Smallville Episodes
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.