Smallville: Season 5 (2005 - 2006)


Season 5

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Air date: Sep 29, 2005
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Clark Kent now carries a full load of classes at Central Kansas University, but that's not all he carries. He carries the full weight of his and perhaps the world's destiny.


Tom Welling
as Clark Kent
Kristin Kreuk
as Lana Lang
Michael Rosenbaum
as Lex Luthor
John Schneider
as Jonathan Kent
Annette O'Toole
as Martha Kent
John Glover
as Lionel Luthor
James Marsters
as Prof. Milton Fine
Ian Tracey
as Masked Tormenter
Tom Wopat
as Jack Jennings
Johnny Lewis
as Gabriel
Alan Ritchson
as Arthur Curry
Kevin Daniels
as Greg Flynn
Damon Johnson
as Michael Westfield
Carrie Fisher
as Pauline Kahn
Michael Ryan
as Psychiatrist
Michael Ryan
as Psychiatrist
Sarah Mutch
as Melissa Page
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Critic Reviews for Smallville Season 5

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Smallville remains focused on the vagaries of truth.

Sep 29, 2005 | Full Review…

This thing has so much potential, but it refuses to risk grabbing it.

Sep 29, 2005 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Smallville: Season 5

  • Jul 07, 2019
    this season is all about hypeing up zod and lional is at his best here some great moments and is very tragic in a unexpected twist
  • Oct 02, 2018
    Good season and amazing
  • Mar 05, 2017
    In the previous season, Smallville lacked the emotional dramatic punch that had created such enjoyable characters. Also, with the characters graduating at the end of the season, it was clear that the show was in for a major change of pace. While this fifth season did not always hit the jackpot in that area, it by and large was extremely successful in moving the show in a new direction. As the season progressed, the focus perceptively shifted from the Clark/Lana/Chloe relationship triangle to the "comic book geek" aspect of the Superman mythology. Let's first look at what failed during this season, then examine the many things that went right: The most noticeable failure of Season Five was the episode "Thirst" (where Lana joins a college sorority and becomes a vampire), widely regarded as the worst episode in the show's history. Also, a conscious effort to raise the gratuitous sex appeal in the show is seen, what with Lois Lane's "patriotic" striptease in "Exposed" and the episode entitled "Hypnotic", which focuses on Clark's sexual relationship with a meteor freak. Though I understand that "sex sells" (especially to Smallville's teenage audience), those types of relationships also serve to undermine the engaging relationships of Smallville's past. Besides the single clinker and amped-up sex appeal, this season had a wide variety of bright spots: -Clark and Lana are finally able to have a normal relationship at the beginning of the season (sadly, it would be the last time that relationship carried with it any emotional punch). -Two more characters (one "mechanical" and one "amphibious") are introduced who are vital to Clark's future. -Lex is shown what his life could be like if he chooses to soften his heart. -The Senate race between Jonathan Kent and Lex Luthor heats up, culminating in the show's 100th episode, "Reckoning", which will bring a tear to even the most cynical of viewers. -The introduction of a Lex/Lana relationship, which contains many intriguing facets. -Finally, the introduction of Professor Fine, a heralded villain from the Superman cannon who unleashes the most terrible evil in Kryptonian history. Overall, Smallville's fifth season was an action-packed ride from beginning to end. Though sacrificing many of the show's core characters/relationships in favor of sex appeal, the show was able to successful morph itself from teen-drama to science fiction (for better or worse, depending on who you are). The final scene will have you screaming at your TV for resolution!
  • Mar 23, 2014
    This is one of my favorite season's of smallville but I can't figure out is after season 4 why they would go back to the annoying clark/lana relationship
  • Dec 03, 2013
    While entertaining, this fifth season starts to make the series go off-track, it has potential but it never lives up to it. Still very interesting at times, but ideas are clearly running out.

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