The first part of Smallville: Luthor.
- Tess goes with Lex and Lionel to the Ross' factory and gets caught in the explosion too.
- When Clark saves Lex and Tess, Tess sees Clark approach them before losing consciousness.
- Tess begins a friendship with Chloe akin to Lex's and Clark's, including encouraging Chloe to pursue a relationship with Clark the same way Lex encourages Clark.
- Tess is the one obsessed with the accident while Lex is the one obsessed with the Meteor Rocks.
- Tess accompanies Chloe in her investigation of Coach Walt Arnold and encourages Chloe to try supporting Clark's decision to play football. This also leads to Tess being put in danger along with Chloe due to investigating Coach Arnold's pyrokinesis.
- Tess also retrieves several Meteor Rocks from Coach Arnold's sauna for Lex, connecting it to his pyrokinesis.
- Tina impersonates Tess rather than Lex. This leads to Tess forcing Nixon to help her figure out the car crash at the same time Lex has him investigate the Meteor Rocks.
- Clark Kent
- Lex Luthor
- Tess Luthor
- Jonathan Kent
- Martha Kent
- Chloe Sullivan
- Lana Lang
- Pete Ross
- Whitney Fordman
- Lionel Luthor (2/??)
- Gabe Sullivan (1/??)
- Dominic Sanatori (1/??)
- Principal Kwan (1/??)
- Roger Nixon (1/??)