On the shore of a frozen-over,
Kryptonite-infested lake outside Smallville, a high school party is in
full swing. Sean Kelvin, a womanizing football player, hits on Chloe and
convinces her to give him his phone number. After, Clark tells Chloe to
avoid Sean: "He's a dog." Meanwhile, Sean has ventured out onto the icy
surface of the lake after an errant football. Suddenly, the ice cracks
and Sean plunges into the freezing water below. He struggles, but
eventually sinks into the glowing green depths. The next morning, a fist
punches through the ice. Sean, skin blue with cold, stumbles through the
remnants of the previous night's party toward a weakly burning bonfire.
He reaches out his shivering hand and literally sucks the heat out of
On the Kent farm, Clark demonstrates his
superhuman mathematics abilities helping his parents work on the farm's
finances. Sadly, the farm is in trouble. At school, Sean visits the
nurse's office. He's can't get warm. As the nurse takes Sean's
temperature (it's an inhuman 32 degrees), Sean touches her hand,
absorbing some of her warmth. Sean is instantly rejuvenated. Meanwhile,
Lex pays a visit to Martha and invites her and Jonathan to his home for
a business discussion regarding the difficulties facing local farmers.
That afternoon at the Beanery, Lex observes Whitney back out on a trip
to Metropolis with Lana. Lex then offers Clark two tickets to a
Radiohead concert and the use of his limo if Clark will ask Lana out.
Clark gathers his courage and does so. Lana agrees, "just as friends."
Back at school, Sean, feeling cold again, approaches Chloe. When she
plays hard to get, Sean instantly moves on to his ex-girlfriend Jenna
and Chloe's feelings are hurt. That night, Jenna is in the shower,
waiting for Sean. Suddenly, Sean pulls aside the curtain. He is
completely blue with cold. Jenna panics and tries get away, but Sean has
her cornered. "I just want to get warm," he says. Sean moves in for a
kiss and sucks Jenna's heat. As he pulls back we see that Jenna is
frozen solid. Sean releases her and she crashes to the floor, shattering
into a thousand pieces.
At the Kent Farm, Martha tells
Jonathan about Lex's invitation. Jonathan doesn't want to go - he still
can't trust the Luthors - but Martha tells him she already told Lex
they'd be there. Clark arrives and happily tells them about his
not-a-date with Lana. Meanwhile, Sean's heat fix has worn off. He's
calling former girlfriends, all of whom want nothing to do with him,
when he notices Chloe's phone number still written on his hand. At the
same time, Chloe is helping Clark pick out an outfit for his non-date,
when her cell phone rings. It's Sean; he wants to meet her for coffee at
the Torch office. Chloe agrees. Later, Clark and Lana are in the limo on
their way to the concert and share a moment. Lana then turns on the TV
and they see a news report about Jenna's death. Remembering Chloe was
going to meet Sean that night, Clark has the limo stop at the Beanery.
He asks Lana to wait for him and then rushes off. Meanwhile, Chloe is
working at the Torch when she discovers a trail of rose petals leading
to the swimming pool. When she's inside, Sean, skin icy blue again,
locks the door behind her. Seeing Sean' appearance, Chloe is terrified,
but in her hurry to escape she falls into the pool. As she swims to the
other side, Sean plunges his hand into the water, drawing the heat out
of it and turning it into ice. The ice reaches Chloe just as she is
climbing out, trapping her foot in the pool. As she struggles to break
free, Clark smashes open the door, rescues Chloe, and hurls Sean to the
Back at the Torch, Clark and Chloe discuss what
happened when Clark suddenly remembers he left Lana at the Beanery. At
the Beanery, Whitney arrives, surprised to see Lana. Disappointed that
Clark never came back, Lana asks Whitney to take her home. Clark
arrives, just missing her. Meanwhile, Sean is at a power sub-station
drawing much-needed heat from the exposed power lines. At Luthor
Mansion, Lex unveils his plan to Jonathan and Martha. He offers his
services as an investor as an alternative to a high-interest bank loan.
Attractive as it is, Jonathan is wary of Lex's offer. At the same time,
Whitney is driving Lana home, asking her what she was doing out with
Clark, when Sean suddenly appears on the road in front of them. Whitney
swerves out of the way and his truck crashes into a ravine. Lana's ankle
is injured. They head toward some lights in the distance. As Lex is
wrapping up his pitch at Luthor Mansion, Whitney and Lana arrive.
Meanwhile, Clark arrives at the scene of the accident and is grabbed by
Sean. Sean is surprised by the level of heat he draws from Clark. Fully
invigorated, Sean heads toward Luthor Mansion, leaving Clark frozen on
At Luthor Mansion, the power goes out when Sean
sucks heat from the generator. Jonathan and Martha go out to
investigate. Meanwhile, Clark wakes up and heads for the mansion. As
Martha works on the generator, Sean approaches her. He's about to grab
her when Clark arrives and punches Sean, sending him flying. When Clark
goes to look for him, Sean is gone. Suddenly, Sean grabs Clark from
behind and begins sucking Clark's heat. Clark grabs Sean and hurls him
into a nearby pond. Sean, unable to control his power, sucks the heat
from the water around him, encasing himself in ice. The next day, Lex
arrives at the Kent's barn to talk to Jonathan. It seems that Jonathan
took out a bank loan. "At least with them, I know where I stand," says
Jonathan. At school, Lana and Clark talk about their failed not-a-date.
Clark asks her out again, but she's going to be out with Whitney. Clark
asks her why she's with Whitney. "Because whenever I need him, he's
Freak of the Week: One of Smallville High's jocks, Sean
Kelvin (Michael Coristine) falls through the ice of a frozen lake that
has Kryptonite rocks at the bottom. Although his body is completely
frozen, he mysteriously survives. He finds a fire still burning from the
party and sucks the heat out of it. While visiting the nurse at school
and finding his temperature is an unnatural 32 degrees, he touches the
hand of the nurse, and absorbs her warmth and immediately feels better.
He realizes that he needs to soak up other peoples' heat in order to
Meanwhile, Lex Luthor (Michael
Rosenbaum) has offered Clark Kent (Tom
Welling) two tickets to the Radiohead concert and the use of his
limo if Clark agrees to ask Lana Lang (Kristin
Kreuk) out on a date.
Lex also finds out that the Kent farm is experiencing financial
difficulties. He invites Martha (Annette
O'Toole) and Jonathan Kent (John
Schneider) to his mansion to discuss a loan that would be more
beneficial to them than a bank loan. As always, Jonathan is weary of the
Luthors, but Martha encourages him to listen.
He goes on a rampage and attempts to get close to all the girls he has
dated and flirted with. When Chloe Sullivan (Allison
Mack) resists, he moves on to the next girl, Jenna. As he kisses
her, he realizes he has the power to suck out all the heat in her body.
She dies frozen, falls to the floor and shatters in a million pieces.
Sean is running out of dates, and tries calling Chloe again, this time
she agrees to meet him for coffee. When Clark hears the news of Jenna's
death, he gets worried for Chloe, runs out on his date with Lana, and
arrives just in time to save her from being frozen.
Desperate for his "fix", Sean finds the required heat in exposed power
lines. As Whitney Fordman (Eric Johnson)
drives Lana back from her failed date, angry that she would be out with
Clark, Sean appears in the middle of the road, and Whitney swerves his
truck off the road. Lana is injured and Whitney helps her walk to the
closest house, the Luthor manor where the Kents are having dinner with
Lex. Sean goes to follow them, but Clark attempts to stop him. Sean
absorbs a huge amount of heat out of Clark and leaves him frozen by the
Reaching the Luthor mansion, he sucks the heat out of the generator,
causing the power to go out. Martha is working on the generator, and
Sean is about to grab her, when a revitalized Clark appears. Clark and
Sean fight, and Sean falls into a pond, sucking the heat out of the pond
and locking himself into a block of ice.
Character Development: Lex's offer to the Kents
was a fair one, but Jonathan was too weary of the Luthors and decides to
take a bank loan out instead, even if proves to be less financially
When Lana had agreed to go to the concert with Clark, she had made it a
point to confirm that they were going "just as friends". Later, Clark
asks her out again, but she confirms she is happy with Whitney, because
he is reliable and always there for her.
In-joke: note Sean's last name, and the nature of his
More in-jokes: When Lex approaches Martha Kent at her
farm and she almost cuts him with a chainsaw, he comments apropro of
nothing, "Good thing you didn't have an arc welder." In the TV show The
Adventures of Lois & Clark, Martha Kent was an artist who used an arc
welder to make metal sculptures.
Even more in-jokes: Chloe comments she doesn't want to be
a crash test dummy for the guys' dating lives. The band Crash Test
Dummies put out a hit single about Superman.
Originally advertised as "Freeze"
When Chloe and Clark are going through Clark's clothes,
she tells him "blue's a good color on you." Reference to his costume to
If Sean escaped from an frozen lake once, couldn't he
escape from the one that Clark trapped him in?
So...what happens to Sean? Is he still frozen in the
middle of the lake near the Luthor mansion, or did the police or someone
eventually show up, chip him out, and haul him off to the Asylum for
When Clark instantly figures out the family bills (see
Quotes), the implication is that he has some kind of super-calculating
mental ability - this has never been referred to before or since.
When Whitney is driving Lana home, and they swerve to avoid Sean in the
middle of the road, the dubbing of Lana saying "Whitney-look out!"
doesn't match up with her lip movement.
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