Season 8, Ep 2, Aired 9/25/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Chloe invites an injured 15-year-old to move in with her. Meanwhile, Clark experiences his first day of work with Lois.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Sara Canning

    Tess' Assistant

  • Allison Mack

    Chloe Sullivan

  • Mike Dopud

    Tess' Assistant

  • Erica Durance

    Lois Lane

  • Nathan Dashwood

  • Fan Reviews (29)
  • Good

    By seriesguy3998, Aug 12, 2009

  • On Clark's first day at the Daily Planet, a bus explodes outside the office. One of the people he rescues is Bette, a teen girl with meteor abilities who bonds with Chloe. Meanwhile, paramedic Davis Bloome arrives and is drawn to Chloe.

    By MegEl86, Apr 07, 2009

  • Clark intervenes in an explosion, leading to his first encounter with Tess Mercer, who has succeeded Lex as DP editor. A young woman with powers becomes a lethal challenge to Chloe and Clark.

    By cxtasy, Dec 30, 2008

  • We've got ourselves one fiery episode!

    By Milaneh, Dec 05, 2008

  • Clark begins to work in the Daily Planet and Plastique arrives

    By Supermato, Nov 24, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Tess: I want to introduce some people like you. A sort of team. But only if you want. Bette: A team? Take a look at my file, lady. I don't play well with others.

    • Clark: Lois, you sound like a jealous girlfriend. Lois: Jealous. Of you? Please. That would be like Willie Mays being jealous of a batboy.

    • Lois: Uh, rule number two -- always make a good first impression and don't screw up with the boss. Clark: I think that's two rules. Lois: Whatever. Try not to get fired on your first day, okay?

    • Chloe: Well, I Googled you. And I read an interview that you gave about running away from foster homes as a kid. Davis: You researched me? Well, you know, I always kind of wanted my own stalker.

    • Davis: "Isis Foundation." So... what? Adopt a pyramid, save a sphinx, that kind of thing? Chloe: Cute.

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    Notes (5)

    • International Airdates:
      Norway: Saturday, January 10, 2009 on TVNorge
      Sweden: Friday, May 29, 2009 on TV6
      Turkey: March 14, 2010 on CNBC-e
      Czech Republic: March 16, 2010 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: May 17, 2012 on Markiza

    • Doomsday In the comics, Doomsday first appeared in Superman: The Man of Steel #17 (1992) and was created by Dan Jurgens. An alien scientist created an "ultimate lifeform" that would die and then was recreated stronger than its preceding incarnation. The super-evolved creature, programmed to destroy any opponent, gained the ability to evolve on its own and killed its creator. It escaped Krypton and eventually found its way to Earth, going on a rampage that took it to Metropoplis. Superman sacrificed himself to seemingly destroy the creature. Since then Doomsday has returned despite his apparent death, each time more powerful than last. He has also gained human feelings and sentience, and lesser versions of himself have been cloned. His power remains the ability to evolve any power or resistance sufficient to defeat him, combined with an accelerated healing factor. He possesses no human identity, unlike his appearance here.

    • In-joke: Clark changing in the phone booth is a reference to the way Superman always changes in the phone booth.

    • Aaron Ashmore and Justin Hartley are credited but don't appear.

    • Plastique In the comics, Plastique is a villain who first appeared in Fury of Firestorm #7 (Dec. 1982) and was created by Gerry Conway and Pat Broderick. Bette Sans Sourci was a terrorist fighting for Quebec separation from Canada. Originally she used explosives, but gained the power to project explosive bomb bursts from her body. She has had a varied career in the comics, ranging from terrorist to standard supervillain to reluctant hero/government agent.

    Trivia (1)

    • The outside of The Talon is shown, then right after we see Chloe speaking to Bette. Bette is packing and speaking about needing to get out of Metropolis, yet if they were at The Talon they would have already been out of Metropolis.

    Allusions (1)

    • Bette: If you shut down the Thunderdome, then why are you still coming after me? Referencing the movie Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), starring Mel Gibson and Tina Turner. The post-apocalyptic movie, the third in series after Mad Max and The Road Warrior, features the Thunderdome, a battle arena where "two men enter, one man leaves."

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