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Season 5, Episode 4
Airdate October 20, 2005
Production Number 2T6406
Written by Todd Slavkin &
Darren Swimmer
Directed by Bradford May
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Aqua is the fourth episode of the fifth season of Smallville, and the ninety-second episode overall.

Starring: Tom Welling (Clark Kent), Kristin Kreuk (Lana Lang), Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor), Erica Durance (Lois Lane), Allison Mack (Chloe Sullivan), John Glover (Lionel Luthor) (credit only)

with Annette O'Toole (Martha Kent) (credit only), John Schneider (Jonathan Kent) (credit only)

Special Guest Star: James Marsters (Professor Milton Fine)

Guest Starring: Alan Ritchson (Arthur Curry)

Co-Starring: Nathaniel Deveaux (Commander), Shiraine Haas (LuthorCorp Doctor), Ken Yahko (Admiral)


Plot Overview


Arc Advancement





The Show

  • Arthur Curry is the civilian name of Aquaman.
  • This episode ends with a PSA from Annette O'Toole for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

Behind the Scenes

  • Aquaman the Show: The creators of Smallville, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, also created a pilot for a new show Aquaman in 2006.

Allusions and References

  • Arthur Curry wears green and orange clothing, the colors of Aquaman's outfit.
  • Near the end of the episode, Arthur jokes that he and Clark should start an organization called the Junior Lifeguard Association. This is a reference to the Justice League of America.

Memorable Moments