For my 12th grade writing class, we have to create an original outline for a television show episode, and I chose Smallville, thinking that I could write an actionpacked episode without using any kryptonite at all, and also bring in more of Superman's comic book mythology. For the project, we have to take into account what would fit into the context of the show, characters' personalities and character development, and if it would realistically be within a television show's budget for planned visual effects and sets. Of course, I'm using the Parasite/Rudy Jones as a villain. In the pre-title scene where Lex Luthor orchestrates the creation of the Parasite, I'm writing it to be as horrifying as possible without going overboard and while still keeping it within censors' limitations of a nightly action/drama show (closeups of Rudy's glowing eyes, fumes pouring from his body, and the veins in his arms turning dark purple as he screams in pain is mostly what that sequence will be limited to). I have two full fight scenes planned for Clark Kent and Rudy Jones. The first will be on the outskirts of Smallville where they can really cut loose. I'm talking about sonic booms and craters forming as both guys go flying through the air from the force of their punches, and fires erupting all around the scene resulting from heat vision. Add those effects to the visuals of flowing energy as the Parasite drains Clark and I hope you'll get what I'm aiming for. The second fight between Clark and Rudy is going to be in a LuthorCorp lab, surrounded by vats of liquid nitrogen. The two guys are going to go smashing through walls and the like, jumping around the catwalks, and finally ending with Clark pushing Rudy into one of the vats, freezing the Parasite. Afterwards, we'll find out that the Parasite is still alive, but he'll be taken to the newly established Stryker's Island Prison in Metropolis (first time mentioning the facility in the show). The subplot in this episode would be that Clark is finally starting to really enjoy using his powers for more than just chores and fighting the freaks-of-the-weeks. This turns around when the Parasite takes the powers from Clark and uses them for evil. Also, after Clark and Rudy's first fight, the Parasite goes after Lex Luthor for revenge and he ends up learning about all of Lex's suspicions about Clark. This comes into play during their fight over the vats, as Rudy is telling Clark that Lex will never trust him and that Lex "knows there's a lot more to you than anyone would ever guess." I plan on keeping that dialogue vague for the sake of the running plot of 'does Lex know?' that the show has always had. This will hopefully add drama to the obligatory closing scene where Clark caps off the episode's events by talking it over with Chloe or Martha, saying "What if Jones was right about Lex?" as well as adding in "What if my enemies aren't limited to using kryptonite against me anymore?" Just to let you guys know, our class has to mail in our ideas to the studios that make the respective shows, but I don't have any actual dreams of this episode actually coming to the screen. It's just something that I have to do for school and I thought some people here might be interested in hearing about it. Any input, ideas, or constuctive criticism that any of you might have is more than welcome.