Season 2, Ep 14, Aired 2/4/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Students are engaging in wild, sometimes suicidal stunts, and Chloe and Pete are the next ones to become "infected"...and they use a piece of red meteor rock to get Clark to join them.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tom Welling

    Clark Kent/Kal-El of Krypton

  • Kristin Kreuk

    Lana Lang

  • Michael Rosenbaum

    Alexander ('Lex') Joseph Luthor

  • Allison Mack

    Chloe Sullivan

  • Sam Jones III

    'Pete' Ross

  • Fan Reviews (14)
  • Alien bugs start making people nuts

    By techie775, Jul 08, 2008

  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, May 10, 2010

  • A cave-rave turns up a nasty parasite, which bites both Pete and Chloe, who go off their inhibitions. They then convert Clark to his dark side using red kryptonite, and Lana spots him in a lip-lock with Chloe - bad times coming.

    By cxtasy, Jul 24, 2008

  • I Like My Adrenaline Low, Thank You!

    By lenzinoH20, Apr 14, 2008

  • Parasites in the Kawatche Caves are causing Smallville High students to participate in deadly stunts. When Pete and Chloe are infected, Pete slips red meteor rock into Clark's shirt pocket, then Clark reveals his secret to, and makes out with, Chloe.

    By scorpionqueen86, Oct 04, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (29)

    • Lana: Clark, it doesn't take a genius to figure out that you and Chloe still have feelings for each other. Clark: Lana, Chloe and I are just friends. Lana: Obviously closer friends than we are.

    • Chloe: Why the sudden Jekyll and Hyde? What--don't tell me you're thinking about Lana? Clark: This has nothing to do with Lana. Chloe: You don't have any real feelings for me, do you, Clark? Every time we hang out, it's just to get answers. "Chloe, why don't you research this?" or "Chloe, why don't you look up that?" I'm nothing more to you than your own personal search engine, and I'm sick of it. I want you, Clark.

    • Chloe: I heard about that thing they extracted from me. Did they get a picture I can see? Clark: You don't need to see it. Chloe: It's gross? Clark: (nods his head) Pretty bad.

    • Clark: Hey, Chloe, I need the... (stops as he finds Chloe making out with a random student) Chloe: Don't worry, Clark. We're done. Guy: Can I get your number? Chloe: Why? The thrill is gone.

    • Pete: Guys, get a room. Clark: Where's the fun in that, Pete?

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    Notes (5)

    • Music: "I Just Wanna Be Loved" by AM Radio, "Never Gonna Come Back Down" by BT, "Bread And Water" by Sheila Nicholls, and "Don't Dream It's Over" by Sixpence None the Richer.

    • John Glover doesn't appear in this episode.

    • We get another mention of Principal Reynolds (Richard Gant) from "Redux" - so when do we get to see him on-camera again?

    • Note the use of title ("Rush") within the show - Peter mentions it the first pre-credits sequence and the Talon's marquee has it too.

    • Working title of the episode was "Adrenaline".

    Trivia (24)

    • When Lana is coming in the hospital room to talk to Chloe, Clark gets up and walks out of the room. The camera goes to Chloe and you hear the sound of a closing door. When the camera goes back to Lana, the door is still open behind her.

    • Trivia: The Talon sign says "Espresso - Your morning rush".

    • Chloe was a big part of the "Save the Cave" campaign in the "Skinwalker" episode. Why would she want to go to a rave party in the cave without even giving Clark a call? A party like that is sure to do damage to the cave that she fought so hard to save, and those caves mean a lot to Clark.

    • When Clark is cleaning up the cave, all of the metal framing used to hold the rave lights and speakers and such are still in the cave, complete with different colored lights still attached to them. That kind of equipment is not cheap, and it seems out of place for the DJ and crew to have left it all in the cave. Assuming they might have been forced to, given the death of a student, then why are the mixing equipment and turntables gone?

    • At 30:21, when Pete, Clark and Chloe are in the car. There is a car visible right behind them. (The car is really pushing the car the three are in.)

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    Allusions (4)

    • Pete: Clark's Achilles' heel. Pete is referring to the Greek mythology of Achilles. Achilles' mother tried to make Achilles immortal by dipping her son in the river Styx. She neglected to wet the heel that she held him by, thus leaving this spot as Achilles' only vulnerable spot. This vulnerability would later be exploited in order to kill Achilles.

    • Chloe: Why the sudden Jekyll and Hyde? Chloe is referring to the novel, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. The novel vividly portrays the psychological condition of split personality.

    • Chloe: These caves have survived for hundreds of years, I don't think a little Moby is going to hurt them. Moby is an electronic musician who is best known for singles such as "Go", "Porcelain", and "South Side" with Gwen Stefani. He took his performing name from the novel, Moby Dick (which was written by his great-great-granduncle).

    • Pete: Clark may be a Boy Scout, but I'm always prepared. In comics and TV shows, Superman is often referred to as a "Boy Scout," or "the Big Blue Boy Scout."

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