Smallville (2001–2011)
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When Lana is assaulted by three drunken customers at The Talon, Clark defends her and ends up throwing the main antagonist onto the new Sheriff's car. The new uptight Smallville sheriff, ... See full summary »


Thomas J. Wright


Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman), Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Welling ... Clark Kent
Kristin Kreuk ... Lana Lang
Michael Rosenbaum ... Lex Luthor
Sam Jones III ... Pete Ross
Allison Mack ... Chloe Sullivan
John Glover ... Lionel Luthor (credit only)
Annette O'Toole ... Martha Kent
John Schneider ... Jonathan Kent
Anson Mount ... Paul Hayden
Camille Mitchell ... Sheriff Nancy Adams
Michael Adamthwaite ... Andrew Connors (as Michael D. Adamthwaite)
Emmanuelle Vaugier ... Dr. Helen Bryce
P.J. Prinsloo ... Punk
Chris Harrison Chris Harrison ... Punk
Peter Kent ... Meechum


When Lana is assaulted by three drunken customers at The Talon, Clark defends her and ends up throwing the main antagonist onto the new Sheriff's car. The new uptight Smallville sheriff, Nancy Adams, arrests Clark for assault and battery but later dismisses the charges and gives Clark 40 hours of community service instead. Andrew Connors, the man that Clark threw onto the Sheriff's car, fakes a serious injury and attempts to sue the Kents. With the abrasive Sheriff Adams unwilling to help Clark and his family, Lana decides to help Clark expose Connors as a phony. Meanwhile, Helen is stalked by her ex-boyfriend, Paul Hayden. When Paul attacks and nearly kills Helen, a vengeful Lex teams up with Clark to track down Paul to the train station before he can skip town. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Lex Luthor: I didn't mean to scare you.
Lana Lang: No, it's okay. I guess I'm still a little jumpy.
Lex Luthor: That's understandable. You had quite an ordeal.
Lana Lang: I just feel so stupid. It's not like I was even hurt.
Lex Luthor: No, no, this place has always been a safe haven for you. Now that's been violated.
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References Charlie's Angels (1976) See more »


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Acts of Violence and Consequences
30 April 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

When Lana Lang is assaulted by three drunken costumers, Clark Kent defends her and hits the guys, and the new Smallville Sheriff Nancy Adams (Camille Mitchell) arrests Clark. One of bad elements, Andrew Connors (Michael Adamthwaite), fakes a serious injury and sues the Kent in a huge amount. Dr. Helen Bryce is stalked by her former university boy-friend Paul Hayden (Anson Mount), a very sick and deranged man. Meanwhile, Lana Lang decides to have training in self-defense with Lex Luthor.

"Precipice" is another great episode of "Smallville". The story shows that for any act of violence, there is a consequence, which sometimes may not be fair and inclusive generate false accusation. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Precipício"("Precipice")

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