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.
The Season 2 opening credits for each episode include the following: (eps appeared/eps in season)
This season only
The following Recurring Characters appear in more than one episode in this season only:
- Henry Small - Patrick Cassidy (6/23)
- Jennifer Small - Shelly Schiavoni (1/23) and Eileen Pedde (2/23) = (3/23)
- Dr. Frederick Walden - Rob LaBelle (3/23)
Multiple season appearances
These Recurring Characters appear in multiple episodes this season, and also appears in other seasons:
Ongoing recurring characters:
- Nell Potter - Sarah-Jane Redmond (3/11)
- Gabe Sullivan - Robert Wisden (2/7)
- Dr. Harden - Rekha Sharma (2/7)
- Dr. MacIntyre - Julian Christopher (2/6)
Recurring characters from previous season:
Recurring characters that will return in future seasons:
- Sheriff Nancy Adams - Camille Mitchell (3/22)
- Dr. Helen Bryce - Emmanuelle Vaugier (7/9)
- The voice of Jor-El - Terence Stamp (2/23)
- Doctor - Barclay Hope (2/3)
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:
- Roger Nixon - Tom O'Brien (1/5)
- Dr. Steven Hamilton - Joe Morton (1/4)
- Dominic Sanatori - Jason Connery (1/3)
- Tina Greer - Lizzy Caplan (1/2)
- Troy Turner - Jesse Hutch (1/2)
- Ryan James - Ryan Kelley (1/2)
- Betty Fordman - Catherine Barroll (1/2)
Characters that will return in future seasons:
- Young Lex Luthor - Matthew Munn (1/8)
- Dr. Yaeger Scanlan - Jerry Wasserman (1/4)
- Maggie Sawyer - Jill Teed (1/4)
- Darius, Lex's Security Guard - Kwesi Ameyaw (1/3)
- Young Clark Kent - Malkolm Alburquenque (1/3)
- Young Lana Lang - Jade Unterman (1/2)
- Dr. Lawrence Garner - Martin Cummins (1/3)
- Mayor William Tate - William B. Davis (1/2)
- Ian Randall - Jonathan Taylor Thomas (1/2)
- Joseph Willowbrook - Gordon Tootoosis (1/2)
- Dr. Virgil Swann - Christopher Reeve (1/2)
- Whitney Fordman - Eric Johnson (1/2)
- Pete Dinsmore - Neil Flynn (1/2)
- Emily Dinsmore - Jodelle Micah Ferland (1/2)
Episode List: 2002-2003
→ see also Category:Screencaps from season 2
|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.|
|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.|
|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||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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
- Clark develops a new super power this year: heat vision. ("Heat")
- There are three weddings mentioned this season. Lex and Desirée have a beautiful reception in "Heat". Lex and Helen have a church wedding in "Exodus". Aunt Nell plans to marry Dean Winters, but that wedding doesn't get any screen time.
- Smallville's version of comic character Jor-El and Maggie Sawyer is introduced.
- Smallville's version of red kryptonite is introduced.
- Clark learns more about his heritage in this season. He learns that his birth name is "Kal-El" and that he's from Krypton ("Rosetta"). This is also the first season to use the term kryptonite in dialogue. ("Visitor").
- This is the longest season of Smallville. Season One had 21 episodes, Season Seven is the shortest season, with only 20 episodes. The rest had 22 episodes.
- Many recurring characters including Roger Nixon, Steven Hamilton, Dominic Sanatori, Nell Potter and Sheriff Ethan from the first season make their final regular appearances this season. Nell Potter made only one reappearance since then in Season Six's "Promise". Dominic Sanatori only reappears in the comic book "Chimera, Part 2".
- Rekha Sharma returns as Dr. Harden in "Vortex" and "Exodus" previously playing her in the Season 1 episode "Stray". She returns in the Season 4 episode "Crusade".
- Jill Teed makes her debut this Season as Maggie Sawyer in the episode "Insurgence", and returns in the Season 3 premiere "Exile".
- Former Superman actor, Christopher Reeve, makes a guest appearance as Virgil Swann.
- This is John Glover's first season as a series regular, filling out the 8 star cast after Eric Johnson's (Whitney) departure from the series.
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- 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.