Let’s Dance: The Most Iconic TV Prom Episodes
Smallville gave its prom a supernatural twist. The episode tells the story of Dawn Stiles, an overeager prom queen candidate who falls into a car crash after landing in a ravine filled with kryptonite. In her coma, Dawn discovers that she can inhabit the bodies of other people. By doing so, she continues her quest for the crown.
The episode’s dramatic thrust comes from that possession. Like Buffy, the show gives us a sense of what the superpowered folks are doing in order to keep the entire prom from being ruined. After all, it’s their big night, and it would stink if some supernatural force ruined it.