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 Superman & Lois, and the fifth episode overall. It aired on March 23, 2021.



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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.



Guest starring





  • The original title of the episode was "The Beacon".[1]
  • 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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