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Smallville (season 6)

Season six of Smallville, an American television series, began airing on September 28, 2006. The season concluded on May 17, 2007, after 22 episodes. This is the first season to air on the newly formed CW television network. Season six regular cast members include Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum, Erica Durance, Allison Mack, John Glover and Annette O'Toole.

Season six key story arcs involve Clark (Welling) trying to recapture several escaped criminals from the Phantom Zone, the destinies of Lionel (Glover) and Lex (Rosenbaum) following the aftermath of Lex's possession by Zod and Lionel's adoption as the emissary of Jor-El, and the introductions of DC Comics characters Jimmy Olsen, Oliver Queen and Martian Manhunter, played by Aaron Ashmore, Justin Hartley, and Phil Morris respectively. Other key storylines involve Lana and Lex's marriage, as well as Lex's secret 33.1 projects.

Smallville's Season six slipped in the ratings, averaging 4.1 million viewers weekly. It was nominated for an Emmy Award, among other awards, in the category of Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series for the episode "Zod".

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"Zod" Steven S. DeKnight James Marshall September 28, 2006 1
Clark, still stuck in the Phantom Zone, gets help from his father's assistant, Raya, in escaping. Chloe runs into former flame Jimmy Olsen, a new intern photographer at the Daily Planet. Clark returns from the Phantom Zone and confronts Zod. Using the House of El crystal Raya gave him, Clark defeats Zod. It also becomes apparent that other Phantom Zone criminals escaped with Clark.
"Sneeze" Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer Paul Shapiro October 5, 2006 2
Clark spends his nights helping the rebuilding effort of Metropolis. When Clark develops a cold, he discovers a new super power. An inadvertent sneeze blows the barn door off its hinges and across town, nearly striking Lois. While seeking the truth behind the falling door, Lois discovers a new love for investigative journalism. Oliver Queen, one of Lex's old classmates, moves to Metropolis.
"Wither" Tracy Bellomo Whitney Ransick October 12, 2006 3
Lex throws a costume charity ball to help raise funds for the restoration process after "Dark Thursday". Lana has conflicting feelings about trusting Lex, and she confides in Chloe. Clark learns that others have escaped the Phantom Zone when he and Chloe discover Gloria, a park ranger, is kidnapping men to harbor her alien seeds.
"Arrow" Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders Michael Rohl October 19, 2006 4
A thief crashes Lionel's party for Martha's U.S. Senate bid, and steals a priceless necklace from Martha. Clark goes to Metropolis to find the necklace, and quickly discovers that Oliver is the thief. Lois believes she's landed a new front page story with the Inquisitor, calling the thief "Green Arrow", but her story is ruined when he steals her only evidence.
"Reunion" Steven S. DeKnight Jeannot Szwarc October 26, 2006 5
Lex and Oliver attend their 10 year reunion, where the animosity between them is obviously rising as talk of Lex's deceased best friend, Duncan, brings tension. When Oliver's old friends begin to die one by one he starts an investigation into who is responsible. Oliver gives Clark the satellite images from "Dark Thursday", in exchange for helping him find out who is killing his friends.
"Fallout" Holly Harold Glen Winter November 2, 2006 6
An escaped phantom, Baern, takes possession of a young boy's body and sets his sights on finding Kal-El. As Clark is studying the satellite images, he gets an unexpected visitor, Raya. The escaped "Zoner" locates Clark and arrives at the Kent Farm, but is forced to retreat. Baern returns with more power, and after Raya is fatally injured, Clark uses the House of El crystal to capture Baern.
"Rage" Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer Whitney Ransick November 9, 2006 7
Oliver bails on Lois when a couple is being mugged at gunpoint. While attempting to stop the muggers, Oliver is shot. When Clark checks in on Oliver, Oliver has no visible signs of being shot. Clark and Chloe discover that Oliver's research facility is developing a drug that heals almost any wound instantly. Lana learns that she is pregnant.
"Static" Shintaro Shimosawa and James Morris James Conway November 16, 2006 8
Level 33.1 patient Bronson breaches the mansion and kidnaps Lex, transporting him to another frequency plane. Clark learns of another escaped Phantom Zone criminal and heads to Seattle to find him. Bronson kidnaps Lana, in an effort to force Lex to reveal the new location of 33.1. Jimmy triangulates their positions to pull them out, but not before Lex kills Bronson. Clark has his first encounter with The Martian Manhunter. Lex proposes to Lana.
"Subterranean" Caroline Dries Rick Rosenthal December 7, 2006 9
Jed McNally is forcing illegal immigrants to work on his farm in Smallville. Javier, who has come to Kansas to search for his mother, manages to escape, but his friend get pulled into the ground during the attempt. McNally is arrested, but escapes by burrowing into the ground. Chloe and Jimmy locate Javier's mother. Lex has McNally imprisoned in the newly relocated 33.1.
"Hydro" Brian Peterson & Kelly Souders Tom Welling January 11, 2007 10
Linda Lake, a gossip columnist with the ability to morph into water, uses her ability to uncover incriminating stories, including one about Lana, Lex and Clark. Lois suspects that Oliver is actually the Green Arrow. Chloe and Linda get into a fight, when Chloe discovers Linda's new story about Clark. Clark learns about Lana's pregnancy, and she finally accepts Lex's proposal.
"Justice" Steven S. DeKnight Steven S. DeKnight January 18, 2007 11
Bart, A.C., and Victor return to Smallville with Oliver. Oliver believes Lex is amassing an army of kryptonite-enhanced people in his level 33.1 projects. When Bart is captured, Clark and the others band together to rescue him and destroy Lex's facility. After completing their mission, Oliver says goodbye to Lois and leaves town with Bart, A.C., and Victor in search of Lex's other 33.1 facilities.
"Labyrinth" Al Septien & Turi Meyer Whitney Ransick January 25, 2007 12
Clark is attacked by a "Zoner", but when he wakes up he finds himself in a sanitarium, and without his powers. He is informed that his entire life, as he believes it, has been nothing more than a fabrication he created to cope with his biological parents' death in the meteor shower. Another patient tries to help Clark, warning him that the phantom is actually attempting to take over Clark's body.
"Crimson" Brian Peterson & Kelly Souders Glen Winter February 1, 2007 13
During a Valentine's Day party, Lois is given a tube of lipstick laced with red kryptonite, designed to cause her to fall in love with the first person she sees. When Lois kisses Clark, he becomes immediately affected. Chloe and Martha quickly realize the truth and grab some green kryponite to neutralize the effects. Before they can, a fight with Lex causes Lana to grow more suspicious about Clark's secret.
"Trespass" Tracy A. Bellomo Rick Rosenthal February 8, 2007 14
While Lana continues her investigation into Clark, someone else begins stalking her. No matter where she goes they continue to find her, leaving her gifts and death threats. Lana begins to fear for her safety. For safety, she stays with Martha, and uses the opportunity to learn more about Clark. When she returns to the mansion, Lana is surprised to learn the true identity of the stalker.
"Freak" Todd Slavkin & Darren Swimmer Michael Rosenbaum February 15, 2007 15
Tobias, a young man who was blinded in the last meteor shower, is being used to identify kryptonite-enhanced individuals so that LuthorCorp can place tracking devices in all of them. Unaware of what is really happening, he identifies Chloe as being kryptonite infected. Fearing what she will become, Clark promises to look after her and any potential power she may develop.
"Promise" Kelly Souders & Brian Peterson Rick Rosenthal March 15, 2007 16
Lana begins having second thoughts about her marriage to Lex, and finally decides to find out the truth about Clark. After learning the truth, by way of deception, Lana promises Clark that she isn't going to marry Lex. Lionel realizes what is going on and forces Lana to walk down the aisle. Clark, unaware that Lana knows the truth, is stunned when she marries Lex.
"Combat" Turi Meyer & Al Septien James Marshall March 22, 2007 17
Since Lana's wedding, Clark has devoted himself to bringing wanted criminals to justice, by any means necessary. Getting a tip from Oliver, Clark learns about an underground fighting ring where Titan, an escaped Phantom Zone criminal, has taken up fighting krypto-warriors. Clark joins the fighting ring to take on Titan. Lana suffers a miscarriage, and Lex destroys all evidence of her pregnancy.
"Progeny" Genevieve Sparling Terrence O'Hara April 19, 2007 18
Chloe's mother wakes from her catatonic state with some help from Lex, who is interested in her ability to control meteor-enhanced people. Moira Sullivan quickly begins controlling Chloe in an effort to break out of Lex's facility. With some help from Clark, she is able to see her daughter again, but without Lex's drugs, she slips back into catatonia. Lana learns the truth about her pregnancy.
"Nemesis" Caroline Dries Mairzee Almas April 26, 2007 19
The wife of special forces soldier Wes Keenan kidnaps Lex in an effort to get her husband back from LuthorCorp. Planting bombs throughout an abandoned tunnel system, Lionel convinces Clark to go in after Lex. With the walls lined with kryptonite, and only a short time before everything collapses, Clark and Lex are forced to work together to escape the tunnels.
"Noir" Brian Peterson & Kelly Souders Jeannot Szwarc May 3, 2007 20
Jimmy is knocked unconscious and dreams he's a reporter for the Daily Planet in 1940. In the present, Chloe and Jimmy try to figure out who shot Lana, but it's Lois and Lionel who discover that Lex is working with Senator Burke on a project called "Ares". Chloe learns that Lionel forced Lana to marry Lex, and that he's using her to spy on Lex.
"Prototype" Steven S. DeKnight Mat Beck May 10, 2007 21
Lex uses the DNA from meteor-infected individuals, and that of Titan, to turn Wes Keenan into a super soldier. Wes' first mission is to kill Senator Burke, who has threatened to expose Lex's operation. Clark battles Wes, and defeats him using his heat vision to create the equivalent of a small nuclear bomb. Martha takes a job in Washington, D.C.
"Phantom" Todd Slavkin & Darren Swimmer James Marshall May 17, 2007 22
Clark tells Lana the truth about his origins, and learns that Lionel forced her to marry Lex. Martian Manhunter reveals Lionel is working as an emissary for Jor-El. Lois discovers Lex's research facility. When she is fatally wounded, Chloe sacrifices herself to save Lois' life. Lana tries to leave Smallville, but is caught in a car bomb; Lex is arrested for her murder. The last phantom copies Clark's DNA, and becomes a "bizarre" version of Clark.

Awards

The sixth season was awarded Leo Awards in multiple categories. Make-up artist Natalie Cosco was awarded the Leo Award for Best Make-Up for her work on the episodes "Hydro" and "Wither". The show itself won Best Dramatic Series; James Marshall won Best Direction for "Zod"; Caroline Cranston won Best Costume Design for her work on "Arrow", and James Philpott won Best Production Design for "Justice". The American Society of Cinematographers honored the series with an award for the work done on "Arrow", and with an award for Glen Winter for his work on "Noir". Mack won Best Sidekick for the second year in a row when she took home the award in the 2007 Teen Choice Awards. The series was recognized by the Visual Effects Society with a 2007 VES Award nomination for Outstanding Visual Effects in the episode "Zod". The VES recognized the season in 2008, nominating "Justice" for Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program or Commercial. In 2007, the sound effects and foley teams were nominated for a Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing for their work on "Zod". David Moxness won the American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography Award for his work on "Arrow". In the 33rd Annual Saturn Awards, the show was nominated for Best Dramatic Television Series, as well as a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Allison Mack.

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