Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum talk about the eleventh season one episode of “Smallville” in the latest episode of their commentary rewatch podcast.
They discuss that awkward kiss scene with Allison Mack’s Chloe Sullivan and Michael freaking out on the set during the car shoot where he dumps gasoline while it’s occupied.
The stars also comment on working with guest star and episode antagonist Rick Peters and wonder why the episode is titled “Hug.”
Tom questions Superman innuendo lines used in the episode and Kristin Kreuk’s Lana dialogue.
This week Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum revisit an episode of Smallville that nobody quite understands the meaning of its title… Hug. The guys breakdown stellar performances from guest stars Rick Peters and Gregory Sporleder, talk about shooting in harsh Vancouver winters, and discuss embracing the awkwardness of kissing scenes with friends on set. Tom highlights the metaphor and correlation between the friendship fallout of Kyle and Bob and the parallels we’ll see later on with Clark and Lex. Michael talks about what it was like to shoot Lex’s first time going ‘super villain mode’ and trying to take out Clark.TALK VILLE EPISODE DESCRIPTION
In “Smallville’s” “Hug,” Bob Rickman (Rick Peters) is an evil businessman with a supernatural power of persuasion, which he uses to buy the Kent farm despite Jonathan’s (John Schneider) repeated refusals. Clark (Welling) recruits Rickman’s reclusive former business partner to help undo the damage.
Currently, “Smallville” is available to stream on Hulu. Learn more about “Talk Ville” and subscribe on their website. “Craving” aired Feb. 5, 2002.