"Smallville Episode 1" tells the story of the 1989 meteor shower in Smallville, Kansas and it's meteor rock effects on the small town. Clark Kent is adopted by Jonathan and Martha Kent after they discover him as a young boy in Riley Corn Field. Years later, while already understanding he is different than others, Smallville High student Clark Kent begins his journey towards his destiny. He begins discovering new abilities and strenghts, which he uses to save the life of billionaire Lex Luthor. Episode 1 indroduces the first of many meteor infected victims, Jeremy Creek, who had been tied to a post in Riley Corn Field as the traditional Smallville Scarecrow during the 1989 meteor shower.