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Season 5, Episode 5
Airdate October 27, 2005
Production Number 2T6404
Written by Steven S. DeKnight
Directed by Paul Shapiro
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Thirst is the fifth episode of the fifth season of Smallville, and the ninety-third episode overall.

Starring: Tom Welling (Clark Kent), Kristin Kreuk (Lana Lang), Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor), Erica Durance (Lois Lane) (credit only), 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 Appearance By Carrie Fisher (Pauline Kahn)

Special Guest Star: James Marsters (Professor Milton Fine)

Guest Starring: Brooke Nevin (Buffy Sanders)

Co-Starring: Erica Cerra (Courtney), Angelika Baran (Sorority Girl), Luciana Carro (Kayrin), Keira Kabatow (), Kaare Anderson (Ramirez), Sebastian Gacki (Delivery Boy), Richard Kahan (Bitterman), Cory Monteith (Frat Cowboy), Brent C.S. O'Connor (), Colin Lawrence (Doctor)


Plot Overview

Lana is accepted into Met U, however due to her application being late she is forced to turn to the Psi Sorority for accommodation. She is accepted but is turned into a vampire at the initiation ceremony.




  • In Memory of
Kimberley Regent

Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

  • The head vampire is named Buffy Sanders, a play on the name Buffy Summers, the title character from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The show also starred James Marsters as the vampire Spike, who guest stars here as Milton and it's no doubt it's meant to be an inside joke when it's he that tells Clark that there are no such things as vampires. The allusions to Buffy the Vampire Slayer are obvious when taken into account that this episode's writer Steven S. DeKnight also worked on it and its spin-off series Angel.
  • Project 1138 is clearly taken from the name of George Lucas's early film THX 1138.

Memorable Moments


  • Pauline Kahn: But tall tales of slaying Buffy the vampire don't make it into the pages of a real newspaper.