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Smallville Hot Shots: Clark's Very Super Phone-Booth Change!

Smallville‘s Clark Kent will take another step toward his iconic destiny — and all the trappings that come with it! — when he uses a telephone booth to make a super-quick change into his crimefighting alter ego.

CK’s first-ever phone-booth switcheroo from this increasingly mild-mannered reporter into he who is (for the time being) known as The Blur, comes in the CW series’ April 22 episode, which is titled “Booster.” The Tom Welling-directed outing includes Smallville‘s introduction of Booster Gold and Blue Beetle, but also features Lois prompting Clark to dial down and geek up his workplace persona a bit more, so as to distance himself even further from The Blur.

Here are three photos chronicling the forthcoming, and sure-to-delight, phone booth moment:

How he found a standing phone booth with a phone that’s not ripped out, I do not know.

Smallville is airing the series pilot this Friday at 8/7c, then resuming its final season on April 15. The complete “Booster” episode summary reads as follows:

After everything that happened with the VRA, Lois tells Clark it’s best to make “Clark Kent” forgettable and awkward so people don’t suspect he’s The Blur. However, the two are stunned when a fame-hungry superhero from the future, Booster Gold (guest star Eric Martsolf, Days of Our Lives), sweeps into town and begins making saves and posing for press ops, completely winning over the city of Metropolis. Booster begins his campaign to take The Blur’s place as the “World’s Greatest Superhero” and tries to charm Lois into writing a story about him, but she’s not having his antics and begins her own campaign for The Blur. During one of Booster’s saves, an alien weapon in the form of a scarab falls from a truck and fuses itself to a boy named Jaime Reyes (Jaden Brandt Bartlett), turning him into the Blue Beetle. Unfortunately, Jaime is unable to control the suit and Blue Beetle starts attacking Metropolis.