With the introduction of red kryponite, comes the first appearance of Clark's "bad boy" alter ego. Upon purchasing a class ring, Clark begins acting strangely, flirting with every hot girl that comes his way and breaking almost every rule set before him. It's only after Chloe discovers that the jewellers cheaply used red meteor rocks in place of rubies, that Pete and the Kents learn the reason for Clark's sudden "teenage rebellion". Meanwhile, Jessie Brooks, the new girl at Smallville High, and her father are running from a corrupt U.S. marshall, but Clark just might get to them first.
The episode itself deserves four out of five stars. Don't get me wrong, I liked it, but I got the feeling that there was a smidgeon of potential left unexplored. Granted, the scenes that made it worth watching included Clark putting on the ring in the first place, Clark checking out Chloe and Lana with his x-ray vision ("Did you know that Chloe has a birthmark on her cheek?"), Clark kissing Lana, Clark starting a bar fight, and Pete and Jonathan working together to return Clark to normal.
This is one of my favorite episodes from the series and it is the first time we get to see Clark go bad and I loved it. The whole Jessie story line was fairly entertaining, but Clark was really the center of this episode. I love the scene in the Talon where he tries to convince Lana to go out with him and then he kisses her. Then on their date he is such a jerk and he completely ruins his chance with her for a while anyways. His parents are good in this episode as they struggle to understand the changes in their son and the fight between Clark and Mr. Kent is pretty intense. Such a great episode.
in this ep of smallville the students are getting there class rings but there made of red rock its read krptonight and when clark put it on he became a diffrent person started acting diffrent. he sees a new student and he starts showing his real emotions she it getting introuble for the way she was dressing. in the mean time there is a cop that is asking were she is. and her dad. but the cop then finds info and kills the kid. clark is still acting strange by buy all sorts of stuff like videogame systems big tv and all sorts cloths and tons of stuff. the dad askes him to bring the stuff back be he refuses and the then drives off the dad meets him at school and the dad tells him to come with him but says no. then clark asks lana on date she says yes clark goes to the club with her but meets the girl from school but starts going crazy for the other and lana gest disquested and leaves and clarks beats all the guys up in bar. the cop questions him and clark realies that the cop is looking for the disks and he goes to her house and starts to look through it and destroys stuff but then he runs after her but clark is taking down by his father by green krptonite.
The red meteor rock is introduced, which is like alcohol, for aliens. It lowers Clark's inhibitions which 'causes a whole lot of problems, and punchlines. I gotta say, Clark was hilarious in this episode. Clark finally has the guts to ask Lana out, the date sucks, since he leaves with another girl, Jessie, which is sort of the villain of the episode you could say. You could see Chloe's jealous tendencies start to come out. Pete's friendship is again put to the test since now he knows Clark's secret, he helps Jonathan destroy the red kryptonite, to get Clark back to his normal self. Lionel gets closer & closer to Clark's secret, to bad he is blind. Lex continues to remain clueless. I like Clark & Lana's closure in the end, at least everything is out in the open. Lana knows Clark has feelings for him. What now? A really hilarious episode, villain was unexpected, but it upset me that they didn't really fix anything, Clark just knocked a bunch of people down. Funny episode.
This is one of my favorite episodes... and its even better when you listen to it with the cast/crew commentary.
Michael, Tom and Kristin (along with Greg) are HILARIOUS!! So, get the DVD and watch it with those 4... they are awesome.
First of all, I believe that LIONEL has recovered his eyesight by this point and he is just pretending... so he knows that there is something special about Clark but hides it until more evidence may show up.
Lex did a nice thing by speaking with Jonathan about Clark's dilemma and decision to "hide at the mansion".
Clark's dealing with Lana at the end of the episode, attempting to fix the situation without being able to reveal the truth shows how deep his turmoil is.
I think that they did an excellent episode with this one, and showed us the dark possibilities of what Clark could become if ever he should choose the dark path.
Clark gets a dose of red meteor rock and loses his inhibitions, creating family strife and dismay to his friends. The Kents and Pete take drastic steps to restore Clark before he destroys his home and family.
Class ring purchases are underway at Smallville High, with Pete and Clark picking theirs up. Lana escorts transfer student Jesse, who starts way past the dress code, with a bare midriff, see-through outfit, and heavy makeup. She's going to be trouble already, as she picks Clark as her next love-target. As Clark slips on his red stone ring, he's changed in an instant - red blood vessels, iridescent eyes, and a sudden loss of inhibitions being the major clues. Another form of kryptonite has appeared, and Clark is suddenly defending Jesse's style of dress.
A U.S. Marshal is pursuing fugitive Jesse and her father, as he tells a young man who admits, at gunpoint, to having contact with her. But he's not your average Marshal, as we can tell when he kills the young man.
New Clark is already planning a foray to a sleazy bar known to skip i.d. checks, when Jesse drops him her phone number. And at home, Clark is now an antagonist to his parents.
The Lex-Lionel plot has Lionel revamping the mansion office to accommodate his blindness. Meanwhile, the Marshal has found in a tavern a 25-cent pay phone, which is quite a relic these days, but it was used by Jesse, so he's closing in on his prey.
While Pete, Chloe and Lana study together at the Talon, Clark is even trying to make time with Lana, dancing somewhere...just a night of fun, but Lana is just too uncomfortable with his personality transplant. Next day, more manifestations of rebellion - Jonathan and Martha hear about unusual charges on their credit card, and Clark has loud music going in the barn via a new satellite dish. He must have signed for the jet ski, hdtv and gaming console at superspeed. The major parental confrontation doesn't last long, as Clark is out of there on Jonathan's bike - next stop to pick up hitchhiker Jesse. For some reason, Mr. Welling rides the bike only in slow close-up scenes, never at speed, where the stunt driver takes over. Too big a star to risk?
Jonathan pursues Clark to school in the red Dodge pickup, but Clark uses him to put a big dent in the driver's door. Time for a group meeting to cope with the new Clark? Martha and Jonathan realize it's not just teen angst - Clark is under an unknown influence. And the theme continues as Clark makes moves on Lana - and she likes some of this new man.
Chloe has discovered that the class rings have bogus stones - must be meteor-based - and Pete knows how far off Clark has moved. The rings have a substitute for rubies - a new color of meteor rock, and Chloe is writing an expose for the Torch. Pete brings his suspicions to Martha and Jonathan, but getting the ring from Clark...well, that may be the trick.
Clark drops in to visit Lex, who takes note of Clark's "Matrix" outfit. Some really good acting by Mr. Rosenbaum here, subtle facial expressions, a bit of pause in the dialog, realizing that Clark is somehow different. Lex allows Clark to borrow the red Ferrari F355, tagged "LEX XIV," and Clark is off at a high speed to a cowboy bar with Lana. When she refuses a beer, Clark turns to Jesse who is also conveniently there, provoking Lana to anger and departure, but not before a couple tough guys intercede for Lana and wind up on the floor with a toss from Clark.
Next day, bad Clark is packing the Ferrari for a long trip - where did he leave Jesse? Martha and Jonathan can't get the ring off, can't talk to Clark - he's off to see Lex and the wide, wide world. Lex sees the strange Clark, and goes along with a partnership idea. Clark Kent and Lex Luthor, what a team. Lex holds him up and somehow gets to the Kent farm in a flash to talk it over with Jonathan, who is with Pete - probably cooking up a green meteor rock remedy for Clark. Lex informs Jonathan that Clark is hiding out at the mansion.
The Marshal pursuing Jesse has come as far as the Talon, and is closing in. And at the mansion, Clark sees Lionel, and badgers him to get out. This is the first meeting between Lionel and Clark! The Marshal arrives, asking about Jesse, but Clark denies seeing her, whereupon the Marshal pulls a gun. Must be an impostor, or a least a ridiculous interpretation of a law enforcement officer. Clark disarms him in a flash, and demos his power with three rounds fired into his own hand, somewhat alarming the Marshal, who finally reveals that Jesse's father was in witness protection, but fled with evidence, and the Marshal is now working for the corporation that wants the evidence back.
Bad Clark now knows about the value of Jesse, and gets to her, demanding the disks. But bad Marshal shows up again with his gun drawn, until Jesse's dad shoots him dead, the usual way that a witness to Clark's powers ends up. Jesse runs down the cornfield with the contraband data, but Clark easily catches her. Jonathan and Pete arrive on the scene (how did they find them in the field?), and they've brought the solution - green meteor rock, weakening Clark long enough for Jonathan to smash the red rock ring, and Clark is freed from it's effects.
Back at the mansion, Lex is removing all the equipment Lionel had installed, restoring the office once again. And Lionel knows a bit more about Clark than Lex - he has the spent bullets from Clark's shots.
Clark is apologetic of course, but Jonathan and Martha thinks there was some truth in his emotional tirade. But all is well at the Kent farm again. Now for Lana, some further explanation is needed. Was it the real Clark, or not? He can't explain again. It's not enough for Lana, so she rides away, and she and Clark are estranged once more.
"Red" is a bit uncomfortable to watch, and has no surprises whatever - it's all telegraphed well in advance. Clark goes off the deep end, creates havoc, then is rescued himself and has to apologize to everyone he knows. This may be an overused theme in Smallville, and although the episode has some very good acting, it's not much fun to watch again. Re-run rating C.
Red-Clark has his first run-in with red kryptonite in this exploration of classic Superman mythology, turning immoral when he gets his high-school ring holding a piece of rock. Meanwhile, Lex and his father have some issues to resolve when Lionel starts taking over the manor.
An episode that never gets old and very rewatchable, "Red" saw for the first time Clark being exposed to red kryptonite. It was about time the writers brought in a new kind of kryptonite as green kryptonite was already getting repetitive. The writers manage to create an very refreshing take on red kryptonite as it affects Clark's emotions. This gives a chance for Tom Welling to stretch his acting range for the first time. Clark's rebellion is entertaining and the tension brought up between his friends and his family is great to watch. I liked how Clark brought up the topic of money toward his parents and how he wished they were which. It's nice to now that Clark actually has a selfish side to him because he can be bit stiiff at times.
Other great scenes are Clark confronting Lana about his feelings and kissing each other for the first time. Now while I'm no Clana fan, it's a nice moment between the two as Lana is overwhelmed by her feelings for Clark at that moment. Then there's the bar brawl which has some nice action and special effects through in. Also, the scene where Clark tells Lionel to get the hell out and where shoots bullets into his hands as Lionel stnads by in confusion are just classic. The storyline with Jessie and her father is also enteraining and I loved how Clark becomes the villain of the episode which gives some depth to the series at this point. I loved how Jothnathan came at the end with Pete to stop Clark as he really steps up as Clark's father no matter what. All and All, "Red" is another refreshing take of the kryptonite mythology with a great plot, great chaarcter development for Clark and a solid perfromance from Tom Welling.
The best S V ever. he most interesting thing to see out of this episode was Clark's best friend Pete Ross discovering Clark's secret. This knowledge will become something of a curse for Pete in the time he remains in the town.
Pete discovers the ship that Clark came down from Krypton in an open field after witnessing the crash of Dr. Hamilton, whose contract was terminated with Lex Luthor after repeated exposure to the mysterious green substances caused him to be ineffective in his scientific investigations of the substance. Unfortunately, Dr. Hamilton also sees the spacecraft. Pete urges Clark to help him take the craft to his cellar, where he can explore it himself. This forces Clark to reveal the truth to Pete. Not surprisingly, Pete initially does not take this information well. He is suddenly freaked out just by being in the presence of Clark, and is fiercely tempted to tell local authorities. But as a good friend, and after a discussion with the Kents, Pete restrains and morally decides to keep the secret.
"Duplicity" carries a huge responsibility for revealing crucial moments in young Superman's life, and the writers and all involved in this episode did a really good job with it. It is interesting to observe the burden that Pete carries the remainder of the time he remains in the town, let alone that fact that someone outside of Clark's parents for the first time has the responsibility to keep this world-breaking news a secret. Exceelent episode , keep it up.
In this episode, the focus is on the red meteor rock and its affect to Clark Kent.
There is a new girl in the school, Jessie Brooks. Clark buys the red ring and when he becomes mad, and says everything he always wanted to say. First, he got in a fight with the school principle, and then she met Jessie Brooks and invited her on a party.
Later, he begins to do even more strange things. He bought a Tv with surround, ps3 and more expensive things. When the Kents enter his room they are shocked. Then he gets mad and goes away from the farm.
A detective is searching for Jessie's dad, Clark leaves him and goes to stole the disk from her that, so he could gain money. Jonatan and Pete go to hunt Clark with a green meteor and the ring he's wearing is destroyed. Then he gets back to normal.
Interesting epsode, although I was really angry at Clark when he left Lana.
Clark goes against his father's wishes and purchases an expensive high school ring. The ring contains red meteor rock, and affects Clark mentally. With his inhibition gone, Clark begins to act out of character. He ruins a date with Lana when he starts a fight in a bar. Showing resentment toward his parents for forcing him to live the life of a farm boy, Clark decides to use his abilities to become rich and leave Smallville. It takes both Pete and Jonathan, working together, to stop Clark and remove the ring from his hand. Clark tries to apologize to his parents, but Jonathan suspects that Clark was expressing his true feelings. Lana refuses to accept Clark's apology when he cannot explain his actions to her.
This episode was cool because its the first time he ever put on the red ring and they discover it and also cool because clark is usually always the good guy and is absolutely perfect and then now he's letting loose and when you have superr powers that could get tottaly out of hand and also when he bought all the stuff and put it in the barn and i saw like at ski thing but he's in Kansas and it was tottally out of hand when he pushed the dad to the car and its good to have a friend that knows without pete they would never find out what was going on and the super hot kiss with clark and lana WOW!!! clark was like practically eating her mouth and it sucks when clark disses lana for that skank lana looks way hotter!!!! and a kick ass body!!!
good thing Clark when out of that Clark looked good with the suit and it sucks that everyone remembers.
This is one of my favourite episode of season two. I like what the red kryptonite do to Clark. Clark is so hot in this episode.the scene between Lana and Clark in the talon is so hot we all want to be at Lana's place.clark is so much more relaxe with that rock.
In this episode Clark is exposed to a ring which contains red kryptonite, which brings out a different and uncaring side of Clarks personality. I loved this episode as it is the first time we see Clark with a dark side, he usually fawns over Lana, and we finally see him going after a different girl. I loved it when he shunned Lana and agreed to dance with the other girl. I also liked the bar fight, very hot to see Tom getting some action for a change. I like that he is not afraid to show who he is in this episode, as regular Clark does tend to whine and pout a lot.
It goes beyond the average episode into something extreme. I have to say this is still one of my all time favorite edpisodes in smallville. I t covers a large array of topics and the wild side of clark kent is definently entertaining to say the least. You also really put into play a different side of clark that is possible from then on. Red kyrpto will keep popping up mostly because of how well this episode was done and recieved. Its a fantastic episode from the acting, story line, and overall character development. I have to say this episode opens more doors then many others. And its overall tone made me see smallville as a hit.
This is a pivotal episode in the SUperman mythology as we see for the first time that there is more to CLark Kent than just the typical teen angst. Clark has a dark side, he wants the same kinds of advantages other people have- maybe he isn't completely happy baling hay and doing chores! Clark puts on his new high school ring and is filled with an energy he loves- his inhibitions slide away and he becomes this confident aggressive guy. Scarily aggressive as it turns out- but aggressive. This is a glimpse into the darkness inside Clark, his alien nature which is played out as teenage rebellion times 1000. And oh yeah- confident Clark? He goes from nervous suitor to lusty confident chick magnet hooking up with the sexy new bad girl at school while finally making a move on a confused Lana at the same time. CLASSIC!
In this episode of smallville, Clark puts on a red ring that happens to be red kryptonite and turns from Clark Kent the farm boy to Clark Kent the bad boy. Anyway this was a really brilliant episode, it was well written and at times it could even be funny, the guest stars were really good in their parts of the episode ( Sara Downing etc.) and the regulars were also very good. I couldn't believe how quickly the red K started to work but this was an amazing episode that is very rewatchable and that most people will enjoy.
Clark Kent gets affected by a red kryptonite. He does things that are very immoral, it's a really great angle to explore in the Smallville universe. The Lex Lionel conflict was also explored this episode. That adds to the drama happening in Clark Kent's life. This is a really great episode. Things are shown here, it's a very good episode. There's a lot of stuff happens here. When Clark goes bad, it really raises the tension, he almosts shows his power to people who shouldn't know about it. But things are resolved, this episode shows some good stuff. It's a really good story.
I love how they revealed a new type of kryptonite. Green affects him physically and the red affects him emotionally. I agreed with Tom on this episode. Clark isn't necessarily "bad Clark" in this episode. His inhibitions are just dampered, and makes him do things he wouldn't normally do. Of course, I love this Clark! He says what he wants, when he wants. And he doesn't walk around guarded like he would normally do. I loved Clark putting on the leather jacket and sunglasses, hopping onto a motorcycle. Very hot. Later on, (Season 4?) when they have him go to Vegas to get married (although not legal), they say Red K only helps him say what he had be bottling up. I'm not sure I agree with that, but I love all episodes involving Red K.
This was a great episode. We finaly got to see the bad boy in Clark for the first time in Smallville and it didnt dissapoint. I loved the scene when he first put the ring on and you see his veins start to turn red from his hand all the way up his shoulder to his eyes wich flashed red for a couple of seconds. When that happened i remeber i was smilling at what a good job they did with that. In my opinion, the producers of Smallville who introduced red k thought of a great way to bring it in Smallville.
Clark defies Jonathan and decides to get one of the very expensive school rings which turn out to be made from Red Krptonite. This makes all of Clark's inhibitions go away and he expresses very wierd behaviours.
The episodes that show new developments in Clark's powers and weaknesses are always the best..this is no exception. Tom Welling shows great acting, as we are immediately convinced that he has changed. I've always thought that Tom's acting has been superb when a change in personality has come over him.
We finally see Lana and Clark go out on a date (due to his new found confidence) which is great, but the evening is disturbed when they enter a rough club. Clark's care for Lana's feelings is gone, and starts to dance with another girl right in front of her..this is one of my favourite scenes, when Clark kicks the crap out of some troublemakers..this is what we finally want to see from Clark..him having no inhibitions and just doing what's on his mind (but always in moderation).
This episode was immediately one of my favourites, making me laugh harder than any other Smallville episode and showing another side of Clark Kent which is a confident, funny and scary one.
The episode starts off with Clark rebeling against his father by buying the ring even though his father trys to persuade him against it. After purchasing the ring and putting it on a noticable change comes over Clark and he begins to rebel against authority. As the episode progresses Clark\'s attitude gets worsens and says whats on his mind with no regard to the consequences that could result in his actions.
This episode is original and a fresh breath of air compared to all the episodes about the green meteor rocks effecting people and giving them strange or deadly powers.
When Clark puts on the ring and his vines turn red and his eyes it was awesome. LOL when Clark meets the new girl and talk’s back to the principle. I wonder if the Kent’s have money problems why did Mr. Kent buy a motorcycle and then yells at Clark for buying the class ring? I couldn’t believe Clark scooped Chloe and Lana. But Clark on red k has much better sense of fashion.
Chloe: “What planet is that guy from and what did he do to Clark?”
Chloe: “Clark would have to be on drugs to be on drugs”
Like the new meteor. rock being introduced....Greens means stop and Red means Go. Great episode with a lot of action. Love seeing the dark rebelling side of Clark
This got to be one of the coolest episodes of Season 2, Clark buys a ring that has red kryptonite in it, and that causes him to act like a total rebel, wanting to go to bars, rebelling against his parents, and everything, is really cool after a while, when Clark finally decides to take away all what he ever have inside himself, and even giving up his love, Lana. Really cool episode!
One of my favorite episodes because it's got a personality change, secrets revealed, the hot, sexy star becomes evil and unable to protect the girls, and he looks so HOT, HOT in the jacket on the motorcycle. It was ingenuis the way they wrote the story having the red meteor rock be in the class ring, and when Clark put the ring on his finger, watching the red rock go into his veins and up his arm, and you see it for a brief moment in his eyes when it's beginning to take its affect on him, man he look so hot then. And you see as the story progresses how he gets worse the longer it stays on him and it starts controlling him and making him do crazy things (first he just starts out getting girl's numbers on his palm and not studying for tests) and I think he only had it on for like 3 days (but then he started drinking and dressing different and spending his parent's money and leaving home...it was riveting)! There should be more episodes like this one in the next season!
Here we go again, one of my favorite episodes because it's got a personality change, secrets revealed, the sexy star becomes evil and unable to protect the girls, and he looks so HOT in the jacket on the motorcycle. It was ingenuis the way they wrote the story having the red meteor rock be in the class ring, and when Clark put the ring on his finger, the red rock went into his veins and up his arm, and you see it for a brief moment in his eyes when it's beginning to take its affect on him. And you see as the story progresses how he gets worse the longer it stays on him and it starts controlling him and making him do crazy things (first he just starts out getting girl's numbers on his palm and not studying for tests) and I think he only had it on for like 3 days (but then he started drinking and dressing different and spending his parent's money and leaving home...it was riveting)! There should be more episodes like this one in the next season!
.This episode is painful to watch on a variety of levels. The premise is, "watch what happens when Clark's inhibitions go away!" Clark puts on the red kryptonite ring at the beginning of the episode and once he talks back to the new principal I realize that we're in for a rocky time. *Clark* is going to negatively affect every relationship he has for the next 40 minutes. Introduce hot/bad girl that Clark won't be able to resist and you've got yourself a Lana meltdown.
The B story involves a guy trying to track down the hot girl. Her dad owns some disks or something that are worth a bunch of money. It's really just something to make this show about, but it comes off as forced plot. They could have used this to explore character development more. Like if it really affects Clark emotionally why doesn't he cry? I don't think we've seen him do that yet.
The insanity ends when Pete and Mr. Kent are able to use green meteor rock to stop Clark.
We find out that Clark likes Lana for the 10th time.
Clark isn't fully satisfied with being poor. Lionel finds out a little more about Clark.
Lex stops putting up with his father's crap.
In the end I am frustrated that the Kryptonite explanation has not yet been given. I know it is something they have used in the cannon, but it is just a waste of time when you know everything will be pretty much back to normal when the red kryptonite is gone
This was one of the best episodes of Smallville I have seen so far! Nice, goody- goody Clark kent turns into the bad boy! it is an episode that shows the actual talent of Tom welling, no one could have expected what happened in this episode. Especially the fight scene in the bar before shows how positively frightening and evil clark kent can be, that the clark everyone knows and loves has become such a monster. the anger and arrogance, "You have no idea what I am capable of!" to Lex, talking back to his father, it makes everyone wonder, what the hell is wrong with clark? Chloe\'s dialogue is perfect as the summary for this episode, \"who is this and what has he done with clark\" or something like that. Overall an excellent episode!
Having just finished watching Smallville S4 (and before that watching about half of S3) I’ve decided to watch a few eps of S2 that I’ve heard a lot about. Unfortunately I don’t have the time to watch the whole season right now. Red was the first of these S2 eps. I thought it would be interesting to watch since this is Clark’s first experience with red kryptonite and I thought the S4 episode Unsafe -- also a red kryptonite episode -- was very entertaining and well played by Tom Welling. (I’ve re-watched the very funny “Let’s make it official”-scene several times.)
I did not like Red as much as I like Unsafe, though it certainly is entertaining. I think the beginning, before Clark gets too mean, is the best part of the episode. There are some very funny scenes like the “not that cheek”-scene and the scene where Clark’s parents discovers that their son has gone over the top with their credit card.
I usually don’t think a lot about Welling’s acting. This is because I much prefer Michael Rosenbaum as far as acting goes. In this episode, though, I think Welling does a really good job. The Clark on red kryptonite is not “our” Clark at all and Welling’s portrayal is really good. Also, for some strange reason, I actually find him much more handsome as “evil” Clark (I feel the same way about Unsafe). Really odd.
Red is an entertaining episode that I’m glad I took the time to watch. It’s not the best Smallville episode I have seen, but right now it’s probably in the top 7.