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The second season of Smallville began airing on September 24, 2002, on The WB television network, and concluded its initial airing on May 20, 2003 with 23 episodes.


Clark starts the new school year with a new ability: heat vision and a new vulnerability: red kryptonite. He shares his secret with Pete and continues to battle villains infected by green kryptonite, but the quest to discover the mysteries of his own origins occupy most of his attention this year. Pete becomes even closer to the Kent family after learning Clark's secret. Lana moves in with Chloe and Gabe Sullivan after her aunt Nell Potter moves away to be with her new fiancee and finds her biological father, Henry Small. Lex battles fiercely with his father for control of LuthorCorp while falling in love and marrying Dr. Helen Bryce. Chloe tries to resolve her conflicting feelings and complicated relationships with Clark and Lana.

Season Two takes place during Clark, Lana, Pete, Chloe and the rest of their classmates' Sophomore year at Smallville High School at aged 15-16.

Opening Credits

The Season 2 opening credits for each episode include the following: (eps appeared/eps in season)

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Recurring Characters

This season only

The following Recurring Characters appear in more than one episode in this season only:

Multiple season appearances

These Recurring Characters appear in multiple episodes this season, and also appears in other seasons:

Ongoing recurring characters:

Recurring characters from previous season:

Recurring characters that will return in future seasons:

One off appearances this season

These Recurring Characters appear in only one episode this season, but also appears in other seasons:

characters from the previous season:

Characters that will return in future seasons:

Recurring Locations

Episode List: 2002-2003

→ see also Category:Screencaps from season 2

Image Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate #
201x0083.jpg Vortex Writer: Philip Levens, Alfred Gough & Miles Millar Director: Greg Beeman 09/24/02 #22 201
After Clark rescues Lana from the eye of the storm, he discovers the storm's wrath has unleashed the spaceship into the fields and buried his father alive along with the unscrupulous reporter who has discovered Clark's secret. Meanwhile, Lex is wracked with guilt over his father.
202x0263.jpg Heat Writer: Mark Verheiden Director: James Marshall 10/01/02 #23 202
Clark goes into hiding after he discovers a startling new power that quickly gets out of control and almost burns Lana. However, after a hot new teacher uses kryptonite-enhanced pheromones to convince Lex to marry her, then spellbinds Jonathan, Clark must get a grip on his new power in time to keep Jonathan from killing Lex.
203x0108.jpg Duplicity Writer: Todd Slavkin & Darren Swimmer Director: Steve Miner 10/08/02 #24 203
After one of Clark's friends discover the spaceship in the cornfield, Clark goes against his parents' wishes and reveals his secret, but is shocked when the reaction he gets makes him question his friend's loyalty.
Red 123.jpg Red Writer: Jeph Loeb Director: Jeff Woolnough 10/15/02 #25 204
The school unknowingly uses red kryptonite in the class rings and its effect on Clark stuns his friends and family as he turns into a rebellious and dangerous teenager who does not care about showing off his powers. Jonathan and Martha scramble to find the truth behind Clark's behavior before he exposes his true identity, while Lana finds herself drawn to the "new" Clark who declares his love for her.
205x0284.jpg Nocturne Writer: Brian Peterson & Kelly Souders Director: Rick Wallace 10/22/02 #26 205
Clark is concerned when he discovers someone has been leaving love notes for Lana at her parents' grave and warns her to stay away from the mysterious poet. Fed up with Clark's over-protectiveness, Lana follows the dark and handsome stranger to his home and discovers his parents keep him locked in chains. Unable to leave him like that, Clark and Lana break into the house to save the boy, but soon realize why he was locked up in the first place.
206.JPG Redux Writer: Garrett Lerner & Russel Friend Director: Chris Long 10/29/02 #27 206
After realizing the farm is in financial trouble, Martha goes to her estranged father for help. Clark is thrilled at the prospect of meeting his grandfather but Jonathan's refusal to see the man prompts Clark to force a reunion that doesn't go exactly as planned. Meanwhile, Lana discovers an old photograph that suggests her father may still be alive.
207.JPG Lineage Writer: Alfred Gough & Miles Millar Director: Kenneth Biller 11/05/02 #28 207
A mysterious woman shows up claiming to be Clark's mother, prompting the Kents to tell Clark what happened after they discovered him in the cornfield that fateful day. Clark discovers why his father hates the Luthors, how his adoption was fixed, and who really rescued Lex from the edge of death.
208x0003.jpg Ryan Writer: Philip Levens Director: Terrence O'Hara 11/12/02 #29 208
Clark pushes his abilities to the limit to save his telepathic young friend Ryan from an evil doctor who wants to control the boy's abilities. Meanwhile, Nell tells Lana they are moving to Metropolis.
209x0624.jpg Dichotic Writer: Mark Verheiden Director: Craig Zisk 11/19/02 #30 209
When Clark tries to warn Lana and Chloe about Ian, an overachieving student who is surreptitiously dating both girls, they accuse Clark of jealousy but realize too late that he was right. Meanwhile, frustration with his father causes Lex to lose his temper and attack a parking attendant's car with a golf club, landing him in an anger management class where he meets an interesting new woman.
Smallville210 068.jpg Skinwalker Writer: Brian Peterson & Kelly Souders Director: Marita Grabiak 11/26/02 #31 210
While moto-crossing with Pete, Clark falls into a cave and discovers two hidden treasures - ancient Indian writings that hold the key to his identity, and a beautiful girl whom he believes to be his soulmate. Desperate to preserve the writings, Clark pits father against son as he enlists Lex's help to stop Lionel's construction crew from demolishing the cave.
Smallville211 152.jpg Visage Writer: Todd Slavkin & Darren Swimmer Director: Bill Gereghty 01/14/03 #32 211
Whitney returns home from the Marines looking to rekindle his relationship with Lana but his suspicious behavior prompts Clark to question his true motives, ultimately revealing a shocking truth about "the new Whitney." Lex becomes suspicious of his new girlfriend after he discovers a questionable photo of her with Lionel.
Smallville212 200.jpg Insurgence Writer: Jeph Loeb & Kenneth Biller Director: James Marshall 01/21/03 #33 212
After Lex discovers that Lionel installed cameras in the mansion, he hires some thugs to bug Lionel's office, but things get out of control when Lionel and Martha surprise the thugs and are taken hostage. Clark must figure out a way to save his mother without exposing his powers and sees his chance on an adjacent tall building - if only he could make the leap in a single bound.
Smallville213 058.jpg Suspect Writer: Mark Verheiden & Philip Levens Director: Kenneth Biller 01/28/03 #34 213
When Lionel is shot, Jonathan is arrested, but after Clark and Pete perform their own crime scene investigation, they realize that more than one person had the opportunity to kill Lionel - including Lex. Meanwhile, Lana is suspicious after she asks her father to take on Jonathan's case and he declines for mysterious reasons.
Smallville214 775.jpg Rush Writer: Todd Slavkin & Darren Swimmer Director: Rick Rosenthal 02/04/03 #35 214
After Pete and Chloe are infected by a parasitic worm, it turns them into thrill-seeking daredevils and Pete uses red kryptonite to get Clark to join them on a dangerous adventure. Not only does Clark show off his powers, but he kisses Chloe in front of a stunned Lana.
Prodigal1.jpg Prodigal Writer: Brian Peterson & Kelly Souders Director: Greg Beeman 02/11/03 #36 215
Lex finds Lucas, the son Lionel gave up for adoption, and brings him home in the hope that the two of them can unite against Lionel. When Lionel's machinations end up putting all three of them in a dangerous situation, Lex is left to wonder whom he can really trust. Meanwhile, Clark decides to take a job at the Talon.
Smallville216 325.jpg Fever Writer: Matthew Okumura Director: Bill Gereghty 02/18/03 #37 216
Clark rushes to find an antidote after Martha is infected with a toxic virus and falls into a coma, but when Clark also falls ill, it is up to Jonathan to find a cure in time. To further complicate things, Dr. Bryce demands an explanation from Jonathan when he refuses to let her treat Clark.
Smallville217 546.jpg Rosetta Writer: Alfred Gough & Miles Millar Director: James Marshall 02/25/03 #38 217
Determined to find out where he came from, Clark travels to New York to meet Dr. Swann, a brilliant scientist who holds a message for Clark from his home planet. Meanwhile Lana decides to move out of Chloe's house after the two girls get into another argument about Clark.
Smallville218 116.jpg Visitor Writer: Philip Levens Director: Rick Rosenthal 04/15/03 #39 218
After a schoolmate claims to be an alien and seemingly backs it up by using heat vision, Clark investigates and begins to believe that the guy is from his planet Krypton. Meanwhile, after Helen discovers a locked room in the mansion she demands to know what is behind it, forcing Lex to come clean about his investigation of Clark.
Smallville219 513.jpg Precipice Writer: Clint Carpenter Director: Thomas J. Wright 04/22/03 #40 219
After Lana is almost assaulted by a college student, Clark loses control and injures the boy. When the Kents are sued for punitive damages that could cost them the farm, Clark begins to question his powers while trying to find a way out of the lawsuit. Meanwhile, Helen's ex-boyfriend arrives in town intent on winning her back, but when she turns him down, he stabs her, prompting Lex to take the law into his own hands.
Smallville220 389.jpg Witness Writer: Mark Verheiden Director: Rick Wallace 04/29/03 #41 220
Clark stumbles upon a robbery of a LuthorCorp truck carrying kryptonite and is stunned to realize he can't stop the thieves because they are as strong as he is. To keep Clark from going to the police, the thugs attack Jonathan and Martha, leaving Clark feeling powerless and desperate for a way to protect his parents.
Smallville221 034.jpg Accelerate Writer: Darren Swimmer & Todd Slavkin, Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson Director: James Marshall 05/06/03 #42 221
After Lana is visited by the ghost of a childhood friend, she turns to Clark for help in uncovering the truth about her new visitor. However, after Clark realizes the little girl is actually a kryptonite-enhanced clone, he rushes to save Lana before the revenge-seeking child harms her. Lex learns that Lionel is funding the krypto-cloning research.
Calling6.jpg Calling Writer: Kenneth Biller Director: Terrence O'Hara 05/13/03 #43 222
Dr. Walden wakes up from his coma and tells Lex and Lionel that Clark is an alien and must be destroyed. Meanwhile, a romantic encounter between Clark and Lana hints at a promising future, but after Chloe finds out they are together, Lana pulls back.
223x0748.jpg Exodus Writer: Alfred Gough & Miles Millar Director: Greg Beeman 05/20/03 #44 223
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. Meanwhile, Lex and Helen plan their upcoming wedding, but outside forces may ultimately keep them apart. Also, a hurt Chloe considers Lionel's offer to investigate Clark.



See also

Season Two in Smallville
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Seasons in Smallville
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  1. Tina was also played by Eric Johnson, Kristin Kreuk, Tom Welling, John Schneider and Allsion Mack. Johnson, Kreuk, and Welling had all previously played Tina in Season 1.