"X-Ray" is the fourth episode of the superhero teen drama series Smallville. It was directed by James Frawley with a script written by Mark Verheiden. The episode first aired on the WB Network on Tuesday, November 6th, 2001 at 9:00 pm. In this episode, Clark Kent discovers he can see through anything. An emotionally disturbed student named Tina Greer can shape-shift into anyone he chooses and uses this power in order to duplicate Lana Lang's seemingly "perfect" life.

Synopsis Edit

Cast Edit

Starring Edit

Guest Starring Edit

Co-Stars Edit

Crew Edit

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Superman was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
  • This episode is production code number 227604 (end-title credit sequence).
  • There are a total of sixteen credited cast members in this episode.
  • This is the first appearance of Sheriff Ethan Miller. He makes fourteen appearances in the series in total.
  • This is the first appearance of Roger Nixon. He makes five appearances in the series in total. He makes four appearances in season one and one appearance in season two.

Quotes Edit

  • Lex Luthor: I promise I'm not a criminal mastermind.
  • Clark Kent: I know. A criminal mastermind would have worn a mask.


  • Clark Kent: [to his mother, after seeing Lana kissing Whitney with his X-ray vision] What would you do if you could see anything?
  • Martha Kent: Learn to close my eyes.


  • Clark Kent: You go through life with a gift you have to keep a secret. When you see everyone around you being normal, you get jealous. You just want to be somebody else.



  • Lana Lang: The Torch prints the graduation speech every year, right?
  • Chloe Sullivan: Having transcribed last year's snore fest, that's an unfortunate "yes". What year?
  • Lana Lang: 1977.
  • Chloe Sullivan: That's P.C.
  • Lana Lang: P.C.?
  • Chloe Sullivan: Pre-computer, when disco ruled the earth. Anything we have before then's gonna be H.C.
  • Lana Lang: Hard copy.
  • Chloe Sullivan You catch on fast. Uh, let's see... '77, here we go. "Saturday Night Fever" was their prom theme, Styx won "Group of the Century", and... wow. Someone got in the administration's collective face.
  • Lana Lang: "Due to the controversial nature of this year's graduation address, the editors have elected not to run the text in this issue of the 'Torch'."
  • Chloe Sullivan: Meaning, ironically, it's probably the only one worth reading.


  • Lex Luthor: If you walk out that door, I will make you disappear.
  • Roger Nixon: What're you going to do? You going to have me killed?
  • Lex Luthor: No. You'll be very much alive. But there'll be no evidence of your existence.
  • Roger Nixon: What are you talking about?
  • Lex Luthor: Driver's license, passports, social security number, bank account, will all be erased. With one call, I can be sure that there will be no record that you actually walk this earth.
  • Roger Nixon: You're bluffing.
  • Lex Luthor: Call your bank, see if your account still exists. That is, if your cell phone hasn't already been disconnected.
  • Roger Nixon: What did you do?
  • Lex Luthor: Don't worry, Roger. I'm going to give you a new identity. One that's a little less upstanding. Maybe a murderer. Maybe a drug dealer. Either way, you'll lose your job, your house, and your family.
  • Roger Nixon: Look, I'll give the money back. Then we'll be even.
  • Lex Luthor: No, we won't. Because I also know your brother works for juvenile court. What'd you tell him? "Steal the records and you can make some quick cash"? He could do time for that.
  • Roger Nixon: Leave him out of this.
  • Lex Luthor: I didn't get him involved, Roger. You did. You came into my life thinking you could shake me down because I was some spoiled rich brat who needed his daddy's protection. Trust me. When I make things disappear, they stay buried.
  • Roger Nixon: What do you want from me?
  • Lex Luthor: Your help. My father's obsessed with the Daily Planet. But I know the Inquisitor is read by the people. They're the ones I'm interested in. I will feed you stories and you will print them. Any negative stories about me you will kill. You'll be at my disposal 24/7.

See also Edit

Adventures of Superman


Lois & Clark


Superman (1988)

Superman: The Animated Series

External Links Edit

Keywords Edit

Deputy | Metropolis | Metropolis Inquisitor | Smallville Ledger | Smallville Savings & Loan

Smallville logo
Season One
This article pertains to an episode from season one of the Smallville television series.
This template will categorize articles that include it into the Smallville/Season 1 episodes category.

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.