Episode 4.22 : Commencement

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

May 18, 2005


The WB, CW



Show Period

2001 - 2011

Production Company

Tollin/Robbins Productions

Cast and Crew


Greg Beeman


Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer

Main Cast

Additional Cast

  • Jensen Ackles as Jason Teague
  • Terence Stamp
  • Jane Seymour as Genevieve Teague
  • Anthony Harrison
  • David Orth
  • Tom Pickett
  • Craig Veroni


Clark (Tom Welling) begins to piece together the reason he was sent to Earth after he has a nightmare that something horrible is going to happen to Smallville and heads to the cave to seek answers from Jor-El. His biological father tells him he must reunite the three crystals immediately or a disaster of epic proportions will befall the planet and even Clark won't be able to stop it. Meanwhile, Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) helps Lana (Kristin Kreuk) escape Smallville after the death of Genevieve Teague the takes shocking action to get one of the crystals away from Lionel (John Glover). Realizing they are connected to Clark, Chloe (Allison Mack) tries to stop Lex from discovering the truth about the crystals. Jason (Jensen Ackles) takes Jonathan (John Schneider) and Martha (Annette O'Toole) hostage and threatens to kill Martha unless Jonathan tells him where Clark hid the crystals.

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