Considering it’s been off the air since 2011, October is a surprisingly busy month for Smallville. On October 1st, the entire series was released on Hulu, marking the first time Smallville was ever available to stream in the US. And on October 16th, Smallville celebrates its 15th anniversary, with the show beginning its 10-year, 217-episode run on that date in 2001.
With all that in mind, we’re taking a look back at the 25 best episodes of the series and its depiction of a young Clark Kent (Tom Welling) going from a freshman in high school to finally taking on the mantle of Superman. Smallville evolved a lot over the decade it was on the air — and went from the WB to the CW — as Clark graduated, made new friends and began to encounter many more superheroes and villains.