- For the eponymous character, see Martha Kent.
- "I know you guys aren't sold, but when you see everyone come together like this, the... the sense of community, it's... it's the best of what Smallville is."
- —Clark Kent to Jonathan and Jordan
"The Best of Smallville" is the fifth and midseason finale episode of the first season of , and the fifth episode overall. It aired on March 23, 2021.
|As Smallville celebrates its first Harvest Festival since Martha's passing, Clark is reminded what his mother meant to him and learns a lesson that will help him move past her death. Meanwhile, Lois makes a breakthrough in the investigation of Morgan Edge. Lastly, Kyle tries to reconnect with Lana, but it seems like he might be falling back into his old ways.|
The Kent family is working on the farm to prepare for the upcoming Smallville Harvest Festival. Later, the twins go to school, where Jonathan receivs a call from his girlfriend Eliza and she breaks up with him. When they return home, Jordan tells his parents what had happened and Lois goes to console him. Later, Chrissy tells Lois that Sharon Powell is at the Smallville Gazette with her son. Lois arrives and Sharon tells the two that she has given up on the Morgan Edge story.
Lois and Clark sit on the bench after the tribute to Martha, and they are watched over by Luthor who remembers his late wife. At his RV, Luthor breaks his A.I. in a fit of rage. Jordan is walking home from the festival when Tag Harris appears and attacks him, demanding to know what had happened to him.
- Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent/Superman
- Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane and Lois Lane
- Jordan Elsass as Jonathan Kent
- Alex Garfin as Jordan Kent
- Erik Valdez as Fire Chief Kyle Cushing
- Inde Navarrette as Sarah Cushing
- Wolé Parks as Captain Luthor
- Adam Rayner (credit only)
- Dylan Walsh (credit only)
- Emmanuelle Chriqui as Lana Lang Cushing
- Sofia Hasmik as Chrissy Beppo
- Stacey Farber as Leslie Larr
- Clayton James as Derek Powell
- Michele Scarabelli as Martha Kent
- Jill Teed as Sharon Powell
- Dylan Kingwell as Teenage Clark
- Wern Lee as Tag Harris
- Pavel Romano as Corey Wellnitz
- Zane Clifford as Timmy Ryan
- Joselyn Picard as Sophie Cushing
- Rohain Arora as Tom Mitchell
- Dee Jay Jackson as Cobb Branden
- Monique Phillips as Aidy Manning
- Victoria Katongo as Tamera Dalley
- Stephen Adekolu as Robbie Alvarez
- Daisy Tormé as A.I. Device (voice)
- Sebastian Kroon as Burly Dude
- Barry Nerling as Stunt Baddie #2
- Andrew Prest as Stunt Baddie #3
- The original title of the episode was "The Beacon".
- The episode's title is a reference to how the citizens of Smallville describe Martha Kent, as memorialized on a park bench outside of the Smallville Gazette.
- Chrissy Beppo says "That's 50 shades of suspicious", a play on the book Fifty Shades of Grey.
- In the TV show "Smallville", people repeatedly got their powers through Kryptonite exposure; this episode highlights two people Derek Powell and Tag Harris who did the same.
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