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Jeannot Szwarc was a director of Smallville.

Szwarc directed the following episodes:

Season Three

Season Four

  • Recruit (written by Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer) - Clark is approached by Metropolis University for recruitment and meets Geoff Johns, a former Smallville resident. It soon becomes apparent that he is using his powers to paralyze anybody who gets in his way... including Lois.

Season Five

  • Exposed (written by Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders) - Jack Jennings, Jonathan's oldest friend and the current state senator of Kansas, comes to Smallville to visit. However, after a young stripper turns up dead, it is revealed that she was Jennings' mistress, making him the prime suspect in the murder investigation. Chloe and Lois search for answers, but things take a dangerous turn when Lois is kidnapped.
  • Vengeance (written by Al Septien) and Turi Meyer) - Clark discovers the new intern at the Daily Planet - a bespectacled, bumbling woman named Andrea Rojas - is actually a masked avenger who fights crime at night. Meanwhile, Clark's bottled-up grief threatens to get the best of him.
  • Void (written by Holly Harold) - Still distraught over her break-up with Clark, Lana experiments with a dangerous serum that allows her to flat-line and see her deceased parents again. A worried Clark rushes to save Lana from hurting herself, but ends up being injected with the kryptonite-laced serum by a rogue doctor. When Clark flat-lines, he is able to talk to his recently deceased father, who warns him that Lionel knows his secret. Meanwhile, Lionel continues to get closer to Martha.

Season Six

  • Reunion (written by Steven S. DeKnight) - As teenagers, Lex and Oliver went to the same prep school, where Oliver and his friends bullied Lex and his only friend Duncan. Eventually, Lex turned on Duncan to gain their acceptance. Lex and Oliver return to the school for an alumni gathering, and are startled when Oliver's old pals are killed in violent and mysterious accidents that point to Duncan. Meanwhile, Clark sees satellite photos that show four other craters were created the day he escaped from the Phantom Zone, causing him to believe that others may have followed him.
  • Noir (written by Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders) - Lana is shot at the Daily Planet by a mysterious gunman. Jimmy is knocked out while studying photographs of the scene and dreams about a 1940s version of Smallville.

Season Eight

  • Bride (co-written by Al Septien & Turi Meyer) - Chloe and Jimmy are both excited about their wedding day. Meanwhile, Oliver tells Clark he thinks he’s discovered where Lex is hiding; however, when he arrives in Cuba, Oliver is shocked to find Lana Lang instead. Chaos ensues when Doomsday crashes the wedding and kidnaps Chloe.

Season Nine

  • Kandor (co-written by Al Septien & Turi Meyer) - Jor-El mysteriously arrives at the Kent Farm and meets Chloe. Convinced the Blur is Jor-El, Zod enlists Tess's help in finding him to force him to reveal the secret to his powers so he can kill him. Clark realizes Jor-El is alive and on Earth and races to find him before Zod does.

Season Ten



  • Jeannot directed Supergirl, a spin-off from the Superman film series, making him to only person to have directed both episodes of Smallville and one of the "Donnerverse" movies. Ironically, he directed episodes for season 3-6 and 8-10, but no season 7 episodes (which featured Kara Kent as a main character).

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