• Michael Rosenbaum on “Talk Ville.” Photo courtesy of Bryce M.
  • Tom Welling on “Talk Ville.” Photo courtesy of Bryce M.
  • Tom Welling on “Talk Ville.” Photo courtesy of Bryce M.

If you can’t stand ‘heat,’ get out of the Kent’s kitchen

Michael Rosenbaum and Tom Welling are joined by a special guest on the latest episode of their “Smallville” rewatch podcast.

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Michael Rosenbaum and Tom Welling tackle the second episode of “Smallville’s” second season on the latest episode of their rewatch podcast, “Talk Ville.”

The two recant the efforts the “Smallville” team made to make everyone appear sweaty for the special heat themed episode, explored their problems with this follow up episode when compared to the riveting season premiere and Tom discussed his direction for heat vision.

Michael also recalls sex scenes involving Lex that were cut from the episode, and the two explore the “sophomore slump” and problems with a “hot girl” chapter of “Smallville” lore.

Might be one of those “show episode was ehh but the rewatch was good” type of weeks – this week as Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum revisit Season 2 Episode 2: HEAT. We find out this episode’s idea to be included in the pilot was canned, and maybe for good reason? Tom remembers what it was like portraying Clark’s pubescent discovery of heat vision, Michael questions why every single sultry single got cut from the show, and we all find out why Smallville was so sweaty in this episode. Enjoy!

Talk Ville episode description

In “Smallville’s” “Heat,” Lex (Rosenbaum) marries Desiree Atkins (Krista Allen), the new teacher at Smallville High, unaware of her true motives and that he is not the only man she has been flirting with. Meanwhile, Clark (Welling) struggles to control his newest power — heat vision.

Currently, “Smallville” is available to stream on Hulu. Learn more about “Talk Ville” and subscribe on their website. “Heat” aired Oct. 1, 2002.

Photos from ‘Smallville’ — 02×02 Heat

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