Smallville: Season 6 (2006 - 2007)

Season 6

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Air date: Sep 28, 2006

Thrown into the Phantom Zone, a Kryptonian jail created by his biological father, Jor-El (voiced by recurring guest star TERENCE STAMP), Clark (series star TOM WELLING) finds himself without powers and surrounded by revenge-seeking criminals sent away by Jor-El. Meanwhile, having taken over Lex's (series star MICHAEL ROSENBAUM) body, Zod keeps Lana (series star KRISTIN KREUK) captive, demanding that she give him an heir, and begins his plans to turn Earth into a Krypton-like planet using the alien ship's hard drive. After Lois (series star ERICA DURANCE) and Martha's (series star ANNETTE O'TOOLE) airplane crashes near the Fortress of Solitude, Jor-El tells Martha how to kill Zod. Meanwhile, at The Daily Planet, Chloe (series star ALLISON MACK) reunites with an old flame, Jimmy Olsen (recurring guest star AARON ASHMORE - "Veronica Mars"). Series star JOHN GLOVER appears as Lionel Luthor.

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Air date: Oct 5, 2006

As Clark overworks himself to clean up the destruction done by Zod, he develops the Kryptonian version of a head cold. After some very destructive sneezes, Clark discovers that he possesses a new power: super breath! Meanwhile, Lois lands a job at The Inquisitor, the local tabloid, and Lana moves in with Lex. Lex's fears that someone is following him quickly prove true when he is kidnapped.

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Air date: Oct 12, 2006

Still guilt-ridden about the destruction he caused while he was controlled by Zod, Lex throws a charity costume ball for the town and hires THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS (themselves) to perform. Lois reluctantly agrees to be billionaire Oliver Queen's (recurring guest star JUSTIN HARTLEY) date to the event. Meanwhile, Clark and Chloe pursue a female creature that plants seeds in male human bodies in order to procreate, and the hunt intensifies after the entity attacks Jimmy (recurring guest star AARON ASHMORE).

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Air date: Oct 19, 2006

While attending a fundraiser, Lois witnesses the Green Arrow (recurring guest star JUSTIN HARTLEY) snatching a rare diamond necklace off of Martha's neck and vows to find out about the man behind the costume. Clark does some investigating of his own and discovers that the Green Arrow is actually Oliver Queen, who has been stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Meanwhile, Lex enlists Lionel's help in testing Lana's loyalty.

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Air date: Oct 26, 2006

In flashbacks, Lex and Oliver (recurring guest star JUSTIN HARTLEY) are teenagers attending the same prep school, where Oliver and his friends bully Lex and his buddy Duncan (BRYCE HODGSON). In order to gain the others' acceptance, Lex beats up Duncan, inadvertently sending him staggering into the path of a speeding car, which kills Duncan. In the present day, Lex and Oliver--whose secret identity is the Green Arrow--return to the school for a reunion and are startled when Oliver's old pals start getting killed in violent and mysterious accidents that somehow point to Duncan. Meanwhile, when Clark sees satellite photos showing that four other craters were created the day he escaped from the Phantom Zone, he realizes that others may have followed him.

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Air date: Nov 2, 2006

Clark is thrilled to learn that Raya (recurring guest star PASCALE HUTTON), the Kryptonian girl who helped him get out of the Phantom Zone, managed to escape as well and is now in Smallville. As the two grow close, Raya shows Clark how to restore power to the Fortress of Solitude. However, Baern (musician BOW WOW), a killer who also escaped from the Zone, threatens both Raya and Clark, seeking revenge for his imprisonment.

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Air date: Nov 9, 2006

Clark learns that the Green Arrow (recurring guest star JUSTIN HARTLEY)--whose public identity is Oliver Queen--was shot while trying to save a couple from a carjacking, but Oliver denies he was injured. However, when Oliver starts displaying erratic behavior, Clark and Chloe investigate and find out that Oliver is taking a super-drug that helps his body heal itself--but has severe side effects. Meanwhile, Lana makes a shocking discovery that will impact her relationship with Lex.

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Air date: Nov 16, 2006

Clark learns that a Phantom Zone escapee has landed in Seattle and slaughtered the entire crew of a Taiwanese cargo ship. Upon further investigation, Clark comes face to face with the horrifying phantom, Aldar (professional wrestler BATISTA), who sucks the bones out of people. Meanwhile, a patient with the ability to travel between planes of existence escapes from LuthorCorp's secret experimental laboratory and seeks revenge on Lex.

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Air date: Dec 7, 2006

Clark is shocked to discover that his neighbor Jed McNally (JOHN NOVAK) is holding migrant laborers captive and forcing them to work on his farm. Feeling guilty since he sees himself as the ultimate illegal immigrant, Clark seeks help from Martha to allow a young boy and his mother to stay in the country.

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Air date: Jan 11, 2007

After Lana confesses to Chloe that she has reservations about marrying Lex due to her lingering feelings for Clark, the gossip columnist for The Daily Planet, Linda Lake (TORI SPELLING), writes a story detailing their exact conversation. Determined to prove that she didn't give the story to Lake, Chloe investigates her co-worker and discovers Lake has the ability to turn herself into water, which allows her to secretly eavesdrop for her column. Meanwhile, Lois begins to suspect that Oliver (recurring guest star JUSTIN HARTLEY) is the Green Arrow and enlists Clark's help to prove it. Series star TOM WELLING directed the episode.

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The rivalry explodes into the fierce good-versus-evil battle fans have long expected in Season Six of the spectacular series that reinterprets the characters and events of Superman mythology from its very roots.

Cast & Crew

Tom Welling
Clark Kent
Kristin Kreuk
Lana Lang
Michael Rosenbaum
Lex Luthor
Allison Mack
Chloe Sullivan
Annette O'Toole
Martha Kent
John Schneider
Jonathan Kent
John Glover
Lionel Luthor
Aaron Ashmore
Jimmy Olsen
Justin Hartley
Oliver Queen
Phil Morris
John Jones
Alan C. Peterson
Senator Ed Burke
Fred Henderson
Dr. Langston
Gerard Plunkett
Dr. Donovan Jamison
Bill Mondy
Dr. Edward Groll
Mike Dopud
Security Guard George
Christian Vincent
Luthor Security Guard 2
Alfred Gough
Executive Producer
Miles Millar
Executive Producer
Al Septien
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Audience Reviews for Smallville: Season 6

  • Jul 26, 2020
    A fun new hero, the Lana, Lex relationship bringing out new sides for both of them and some strong world building really make this great.
  • Apr 29, 2020
    While this season has good ideas it ultimately focuses on a love triangle centered around the worst charecter of the series.
  • Oct 21, 2019
    Woorst season yet way 2 much filler not enough progression hell even the final episode felt like an episode 15 so dull yeah so good key moments happened but I struggled to stay awake though most of it dont know why everyone gave the season such high ratings anyway boring hope season 7 is better only interesting thing was the ending a clone clark
  • Nov 23, 2018
    Season 6 of 'Smallville' has some certain issues to say the least and some pretty troubled characters and relationships that need work but it also has it's fair share of good moments plus a very good to say the least Season Finale. (7/10)
  • Mar 05, 2017
    The preceding (fifth) season of Smallville accomplished two main tasks: setting up the Lex/Lana relationship and moving the show in a more action & sci-fi direction. One plotline succeeded, the other failed. Let's start with what went right in Smallville's Sixth Season, then end with why it became downright difficult to watch at some times: -As Clark pursues escaped Kryptonian prisoners (a key season-long arc), his action-packed battles with the villians are sights to behold. -The formation of the "junior" Justice League, bringing back favorites from seasons past and introducing a new hero who proved to be a "bullseye". -A completely new aspect of Chloe Sullivan's character is revealed towards the end of the season. -More "wink-wink" nods to the Superman cannon, including a certain bow-tie clad camera man and an episode that precludes a potential Clark/Lois relationship. -The continued descent of Lex into pure evil, whether through flashbacks to his youth or his "33.1" secret projects. -As usually, the season premiere and finale are both visually and creatively stunning. Much like the end of season five, the final scene will have you anxiously awaiting the Season Seven DVD's to be released. However, despite those positive factors, the Sixth Season is severely lacking in some key areas: -First, the Clark/Lana relationship is streched beyond the realm of good writing, where its "on-again, off-again" nature is apparent in nearly every episode. One week they may be together, while the next week they won't even speak to each other. This writing faux pas also hindered what could have been a dynamite Lex/Lana relationship. Even when genuine Clark/Lana moments are attempted towards the end of the season, they lack any emotional punch, as that relationship has been used again and again. -Another problem with this season (as with the previous two) is the character of Lois Lane. If there ever was any doubt that Lois is on the show for her sex appeal only, this season put those doubts to rest. Whereas Lois should be used to hint at her ultimate relationship with Clark, so is all too often just "eye candy". -Finally, the writers/producers spend way too much time on the concept of Clark's negative impact on the world (what I like to call "Clark whining"). Multiple times this season Clark is seen lamenting the very fact that he was ever sent to Earth...not a "Superman-esque" attitude whatsoever. I appreciated that a young Clark may grapple with those issues, but it seemed to be a much over-used dramatic technique. To conclude, the Sixth Season of Smallville did not measure up to its past. Though doing a decent job of advancing the Superman "mythology", this season emotionally bankrupted most of the show's important relationships, thus providing little to no "tearjerker" moments that had been such a part of earlier seasons.
  • Jan 05, 2014
    very dark season love it

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