April 8th, 2007 10:46 EST
Clark Kent Endures Adulthood in Smallville's Fifth Season on DVD
After four years of high school, Clark Kent's journey from a Kansas farm boy to humanity's champion begins in season five of Smallville, available on DVD.
This season has resurrected Smallville both commercially and artistically with all 22 episodes featuring bonus materials and extras such as deleted scenes.
Season five finds the future Man of Steel slowly embracing his true destiny, as the Fortress of Solitude makes its debut.
The season's first three episodes -- "Arrival", "Mortal", and "Hidden" -- finds Clark (Tom Welling) becoming temporarily human for the first time. His relationship with Lana (Kristin Kreuk) becomes deeper while his friendship with Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) is beyond repair.
Another episode, "Lexmas", finds Lex on It's a Wonderful Life journey as he decides on whether or not to do whatever it takes to beat Jonathan Kent (John Schneider) for the Kansas Senate seat. This is episode is pivotal because it is the beginning of Lex's journey to the dark side.
"Reckoning", the show's 100th episode, is another episode that is pivotal as the beginning of Clark Kent, the boy, becoming Clark Kent, the man -- Superman.
"Hypnotic" is an episode painful to Smallville fans as Clark and Lana's romance truly comes to an end, leading to an triangle with Lex that is driving in the current season ahead.
Smallville is not more than just the birth of one hero and the birth of one villain. Season five marks the debut of future crime fighters and fellow Justice League members off Arthur "A.C." Curry ("Aqua") and Victor "Cyborg" Stone ("Cyborg"). However, it was also the debut of General Zod and Brainiac (James Marsters), Kryptonian criminals set out to conquer Earth.
The finale, "Vessel", finds the fate of the world once again in Clark's hands, leading to an anticipated, climatic battle between friends who are now enemies, setting the stage for this current season known as "the corruption of good".
Watch as a legend continues to be born when season five of Smallville is available on DVD, and catch it on the weekends in syndication.