The CW's Official Description:
A MYSTERIOUS GIRL FROM KRYPTON COMES TO TAKE CLARK HOME -
Things come to a head in Smallville when Kara, a beautiful girl (guest
star Adrianne Palicki) with superpowers, who claims to be from Krypton,
comes to entice Clark (Tom Welling) to fulfill his destiny. Overwhelmed,
Clark turns to his parents (John Schneider, Annette O'Toole) for advice
but is shocked when Kara forces Jonathan to finally reveal the deal he
made with Jor-El. Also, Clark makes a discovery that ultimately redefines
his relationship with Lex (Michael Rosenbaum), and Clark's relationship
with Lana (Kristin Kreuk) takes a final turn.
R. J. Taylor
In a dark forest, a silhouette of a naked, young teenage girl is seen
as she is trudging through the forest barefooted up to the road. As her
face lights up from the distant headlights of a car coming towards her,
she slams her hands down onto the cars hood. The SUV flips over in the
air above her, landing upside down, instantly exploding on impact. After
giving the once-again exploding car a second look, the mysterious girl
(guest star Adrianne Palicki) walks off.
The girl walks up to a dimly-lit Kent farm, stopping for a moment to
smile and knocks on the door. Clark (Tom
Welling) answers it, only to be stunned for a moment by a naked girl
at his door that proclaims, “Hello Clark. My name is Kara. I’m from
In the living room at the Kent Farm, Clark is telling a now-robed
Kara that Krypton is destroyed. Kara responds, “It’s physical form is
gone, but it still lives on through us.” Martha Kent (Annette O’Toole) hands Kara a cup of
tea, Kara holds it, but is unsure of what exactly it is, so she sets it
down. Jonathan Kent (John Schneider)
tells Kara that her parents must be worried sick, and she should call
them. She says with no remorse there’s nobody to call. Martha gives an
invite for Kara to stay at their house for the night, and Kara gladly
accepts, and tells them she heard they were very kind. Kara explains
that she came through a passage in the cave wall, a place where “all
Clark’s questions will be answered.” Jonathan demands a show of her
powers to prove she is real, he remarks that she’s probably some sort of
a ploy from the FBI. Kara stands up and speaks, “Jonathan Kent, you have
NO place in this conversation. I will show Kal-El all he needs to see in
due time.” Clark wants to know where she heard that name. Kara comments
that it was given to him at birth, and that she is here to take Clark
home. At that precise moment, Lex Luthor (Michael Rosenbaum) walks into the
house, asking if Clark has a second. The family, concerned that he will
see Kara, looks around, but it appears that Kara has disappeared.
Lex and Clark are discussing how Lionel Luthor (John Glover) is in jail, and how he
may soon be on bail, and that they need somebody to step forward to
prove that Lionel is a threat to society. Clark offers to come forward
with the fact that he saw Lionel order the doctor at Belle Reve to
increase Lex’s electroshock voltage, even when the doctor warned it
could turn Lex into a vegetable. Lex inquires how Clark would have seen
that. Clark confirms he snuck in to try and save Lex, but he had been
too late. Lex interrogates Clark that he knew all along that Lionel had
killed his parents, and he never told Lex. Clark says that he was
protecting Lex, because he thought if Lex found it all out again that
Lionel might kill him and that Clark could never live with that guilt.
Lex just states that Clark is a good friend, and that if he tells the
judge what he just told Lex, that his father will be put away forever.
At a cage-like prison, Lionel is in an orange jumpsuit, handcuffs,
and leg irons, discussing with Agent Loder (Gary Hudson) about
Loder not being able to keep Chloe (Allison
Mack) silent. Lionel asks about Loder’s investigation with Clark
Kent, and he replies that no “hick farm kid’s secret is gonna be able to
save your ass.” Lionel informs him that being in jail is just an
inconvenience, he’ll be out on bail in a couple of hours. Loder declares
to him that the deal is over, and that he is no longer investigating
Clark Kent, and that he is unafraid of Lionel’s threats.
At the Kent Farm, Kara confronts Clark and tells him that he
shouldn’t involve himself in human problems, as Lex drives away. Clark
rebukes that Lex is his friend, and that he wants to help him. Kara
warns him that all the people Clark cares about will all betray him, and
that he isn’t meant for this world. Clark wants to know why he can trust
her, and where she’s been for the last 14 years, but Kara replies that
if he joins her, that all his questions will be answered. Clark simple
states that that’s not good enough, and as he walks away, Kara grabs his
arm. She asks him to come with her, and they start floating up above the
house, they’re flying. Clark wants to know how she’s doing this, but
Kara tells him that he’s doing it too. He says that he can’t fly, she
responds, “Not yet. This is just the beginning Kal-El, you have no idea
how powerful you’ll become.”
At the caves, Clark is examining the wall, where there is a fissure.
Kara said that it opened to release her, and that it’ll open again when
they go. Clark asks her why she doesn’t think he likes this
world. She says she can sense how sad he is, and that not a day goes by
that he doesn’t feel like an outsider, even those closest to him, will
never truly understand him. She continues that it doesn’t have to be
that way. Clark pulls away from her, asking if she’s been down here ever
since the meteor shower. “Yes, waiting for the time that Jor-El knew
you’d be ready.” Kara says convincingly that Jor-El’s not the monster
Clark imagines, he saved Clark’s life. Clark turns around and yells at
the wall, “To turn me into something I never wanted to be.” She says
that his destiny and all the answers are in that wall, but it has to be
his choice. She says that when he’s ready, she’ll be waiting for him.
At the prison, Lex is visiting a distressed Lionel, saying that
orange is a good color for him, but it might get old after 25 to life.
Lionel says uncomfortably, “I didn’t ask you here to trade insults. No
matter how why the uh.. chasm gets between us son, I’m your father, I’ll
always be your father.” Lex replies, “and the devil that’s haunted me
since the day I was born.” Lionel continues very emotionally, “Lex, this
is not easy for me. As a father, I have failed you. I realize that now,
and I’m sorry. Two years ago I was diagnosed with a degenerative liver
disease. I’ve tried everything, everything imaginable, but there’s
nothing. It’s too late, no amount of money can save me. Lex, please,
don’t let me die in prison.” Lex places his hand on top of his fathers,
and says, “Dad, this might have been more effective playing Barber's
requiem.” Lionel pulls away, and says he understands. How could Lex
trust him, and that he’s asked his doctors to release his medical file
so Lex can see for himself. Lex just walks off.
Kara is just peering the living room window at the Kent Farm, while
Martha, Jonathan, and Clark are discussing her. Clark expresses how he
thinks Kara is for real, but Jonathan says she could easily have gotten
her powers like all the other krypto-mutants. Jonathan says that he
doesn’t trust her. Kara super-speeds up to Jonathan and protests,
“You’re the one who cannot be trust Jonathan Kent. You broke the
covenant, Jor-El gave you many warnings, but you chose not to listen to
them.” Martha and Clark demand to know what she’s talking about.
Jonathan explains that he promised Jor-El (“Exile“),
that if Jor-El gave him the power to bring Clark back from Metropolis,
that one day he would return Clark to Jor-El, but he had no idea that it
was going to be this soon. Loder is in a car outside the Kent Farm
listening to every word that is being said, and Kara says that someone’s
listening. She super-speeds up to the car, Loder attempts to drive away,
but she is ahead of him. She puts her palms on the roof of the car, and
it sends veins of fire all over it, then it suddenly disappears in a
ball of flame. Clark runs up saying that she didn’t have to kill
the man, but she rubs it off by saying that he didn’t feel any pain.
Martha and Jonathan are arguing, about the ‘thing’ that Jonathan had
invited into their lives and how he could make such a big decision about
their son without talking to her. She also says that they might not have
a choice but to give her up, stating that Kara is more powerful than
At the Torch, Jonathan walks in with the teacup Kara had earlier and
asks Chloe for a favor. He needs to know who the finger prints on the
teacup belong to, and tells her that as a personal favor to him, that
she stop asking why he needs it done.
At the Kent Farm, Lana (Kristin
Kreuk) drives up. She is wondering if Clark can drive her to the
airport, because she hates leaving knowing that things are settles
between them. She continues saying, “When you invited me over the other
night and you had something important to tell me (“Forsaken”) , that wasn’t it was it? Clark, if
you have something to say to me, say it before I’m gone.” Clark decides
to tell her everything, when Lana notices Kara standing on a hill in the
distance, but Clark just says that that’s his cousin. He says that even
though its going to be hard to see her go, that he wants to be there for
her. Lana smiles and drives off. Kara super-speeds up beside Clark and
says that Lana really does love him but it‘s not meant to be and he
knows that. Clark retorts that no one knows what is meant to be. She
continues that what he shares with Lana is an earthly love, filled with
doubts, and pain and sorrow. She says that the love between them (Clark
and Kara) will be stronger than anything he can imagine, and that he and
herself are the only ones left and the only ones who can preserve the
Kryptonian race. Kara invites Clark to come with here, but Clark insists
that Earth is his home. Kara continues that it may seem that way, but
sooner or later everyone he knows will lie, betray or leave him. He
states that he’ll never go with her.
At the Kent house Clark is standing there breathless, it appears that
Kara‘s words meant a lot more to him that he let her realize. A knock on
the door is heard, and the man says that there’s a package for Clark
Kent from a Mr. Lionel Luthor. Clark opens the package, and a single key
falls onto his hand.
Lex confides in Chloe about his fathers condition with looking
through his medical files. Chloe says she’s willing to back out if Lex
is having second-thoughts, because Lionel is his father, and he is
dying. Lex insists that his father will die in prison, not the VIP
suite at Metropolis General. Lex warns Chloe again on the dangers of
dealing with Lionel Luthor, but she says that the FBI have them in
protective custody until after the trial is over. He says, “then what?”.
Chloe thinks that he is trying to scare her, but he says that he’s
worried about her and wants her to have all the facts before walking
into that courtroom. She just replies, “Your father’s intimidated me
long enough. I‘m not backing down.”
Clark interrogates Lionel at the prison about the key he was sent.
Lionel says that he saw Clark’s name on the prosecution’s witness list,
and that Clark must be buying into Lex’s story of their struggle. Clark
distorts, “Buy into this, you’re a murderer.” Lionel replies, “I didn’t
kill my parents Clark. I certainly didn’t shed any tears at their
funeral. You have no idea what it’s like to grow up under the thumb of
an abusive father. Someone who’ll stop at nothing to establish absolute
control over you.” Clark states that Lionel’s son does. Lionel explains
that the key Clark has, opens a door. Third floor, east wing, Luthor
Mansion. Clark says he’s not walking into some sort of trap, like at
Summerholt (“Delete”). Lionel insists that he
doesn’t want to harm Clark, he wants to enlighten him, and that Clark
has got to find answers himself if he wants them.
At the Luthor Mansion, Clark is opening the door to the room of Lex’s
obsession: Clark. He walks in, stunned to see huge lit up portraits of
himself, bullets shot against his own skin dangling off strings, he
continues to find detailed pictures of the cave walls, and a computer
generated key rotating. He walks past the adrenaline feeding creature (“Rush”), to numerous pictures of his
family and himself, up to a giant, repeating screen of the animated
simulation portrayal of Lex’s accident of driving off the bridge into
Clark (“Pilot”). He has a horrified
look on his face, when suddenly he cripples at a green meteor behind
glass. He turns around to run out, when he sees Lex standing at the
door. Lex says, “Before you jump to conclusions Clark…” Clark cuts in
and yells about Lex promising to stop his investigation on him. Lex
tried to explain, “I did stop. I understand how you may think all this
is about you, but in fact it’s about me.” Clark thinks it’s more lies.
Lex continues, “So much of my own life I can’t explain. I’ve survived
countless brushes with death, and it all started with this accident. If
I’m guilty of anything, it’s that I’ve inherited eccentric curiosity for
the unexplained.” Clark states that he even inherited his dishonesty. He
explodes in outrage, “Ever since I’ve met you, I’ve been defending you,
making excuses for you to people like Pete (Sam Jones III), like my parents,
telling them you can trust Lex Luthor, he’s a good guy. He’s nothing
like his father. I was wrong.” Clark storms out.
At the Kent Farm, Clark is confiding in his mom about his ‘fake’
friendship with Lex. Martha is giving her apologies, when Clark is
realizing that maybe Kara is right by saying that all his friends will
betray him, and that maybe he doesn’t belong on Earth and maybe there’s
a better place for him. Martha is disagreeing, when Clark is stating
that he has done everything in his power to defy Jor-El, but all it’s
done is make things worse. Clark confides in his mother that maybe he
should go. Martha says, “Oh sweetheart, you don’t have to decide
anything this minute. Ya’ know it’s been an incredibly difficult time
for you, with Pete gone, and Lana leaving…” Clark’s face goes straight,
with realization he forgot something, “LANA!’
At the Metropolis International Airport, Lana is struggling with her
bags while she goes through the crowd, gives a dirty look to a couple
kissing as she passes them and then runs into Lex. “I just wanted to say
Bon Voyage.” is his excuse. Lana thanks him for everything he’s done for
her and remarks, “I don’t know what I did to deserve such a great
friend, but I’m glad that you came into my life.” Lex suggests that he
may go to Paris, because now he has an excuse to go. From a distance,
Clark walks up with a white rose in hand, only to discover Lex and Lana
hugging. The rose slowly drops to the ground.
Lana picks up her bags, and notices Clark across the street. She
drops everything and runs, but as a bus goes by, he disappears. She gets
to the spot too late, and notices a white rose laying on the ground,
which she slowly picks up and looks at it with a deep sense of sadness.
At the court-house, Chloe is waiting around for Clark, and asks Lex
where he is or bail will be set. Chloe says, “Something big must have
come up because he flaked on Lana too. Lex what’s going on?” Lex ensures
that nothing is going on, but he’s hoping Clark didn’t change his mind.
Chloe notices Clark walking up, Lex greets him, but Clark just walks
right by Lex and bumps into him when Lex walks out.
Lionel is being plagued by a group of reporters, giving his
statement, “You know it’s nothing new to be in prison an innocent man.
In the end I have no doubt that justice will prevail.” Behind him, Lex
walks up to Clark, “Thanks for showing up, it means a lot to me.” Clark
replies, “I didn’t come here for you Lex, I came here because it’s the
right thing to do. This friendship’s over.” Clark walks away
towards the courtroom.
At the Kent Farm, Clark is telling Kara, “Everything you said has
come true.” He believes that ever since the meteor shower, all he has
brought these people is pain. Kara says softly, “Come with me Kal-El and
she will ease your suffering.” After Clark’s questioning, Kara explains
“she” is Clark’s birthmother, Lara, and that she has missed Kal-El so
much, and that her love lives on and will embrace him all the days of
his life. Kara reaches up and kisses Clark first on the lips, then on
the forehead. Clark affirms, “I’m ready.”
Jonathan is running out of the house in search of Clark, with Martha
saying she’s worried because of the way he was talking. Chloe drives up
and claims she found a match to the fingerprints.
At the caves, Clark and Kara embrace hands and raise them towards the
fissure in the wall. A bright light comes out of it. Clark’s father runs
in and tries to interrupt them, “CLARK WAIT! Her name is not Kara, it is
Lindsay, and she’s not from krypton.” Kara/Lindsay tells Clark to
ignore him. Jonathan continues, “Chloe matched her fingerprints, to a
young girl who was arrested for shop lifting 16 years ago.” Jonathan
hands Clark a newspaper with the partial headline of “WOMAN KILLED IN
SMALLVILLE METEOR SHOWER, DAUGHTER MISSING”, with a picture of the
missing girl, that looks exactly like Kara. Jonathan repeats that her
name is Lindsay Harrison. Kara/Lindsay says that her name is Kara.
Jonathan tries to explain Lindsay’s location before the meteor shower,
then describes that Jor-El used her, thrown away her life and stripped
her of her humanity, so he can lure Clark to him. He urges them to come
with him, but Jor-El (voice of
from the blinding light, and pulls Kara in saying that she served her
purpose, he then commands Kal-El come, when Clark disagrees, he uses an
arm of light, like rope that wraps around Jonathan’s neck and threatens
his life if Kal-El doesn’t come. Against Jonathan’s wishes, “Jor-El can
do whatever he wants to me, as long as you’re free;‘ Clark gives his
last words, “I’ll never be free,” and walks into the hole. The light
ceases, and Jonathan is let free. Clark is gone.
At Lionel’s prison cell, a man walks in while Lionel is sitting on a
stool in the middle, and looks up at the man and commands, “Do it.” The
man grabs Lionel’s long hair and pulls his head back.
Mozart's haunting Requiem starts playing and everything is pieced
together as a montage in slow motion.
Martha walks out the front of the house and looks with a worried
expression to the field.
A close-up of a blank, cold, dark on Lionel’s face.
Then an FBI van is driving in an unknown driveway, Chloe and her
father Gabe (Robert
Wisden) get out to look at their new house they are going to live in
under the FBI’s protection.
A man raises clippers to Lionel’s hair as he is getting ready to
shave off Lionel’s hair.
In the study at the Luthor Mansion, Lex pours himself a drink.
A man begins shaving Lionel’s hair, slowly shearing off a huge strip
of hair of Lionel’s head.
Martha is walking towards the field in front of the house slowly with
a shocked expression upon her face.
The man shaving Lionel’s hair off, is stilling shaving off huge
strips, letting them fall on the floor.
Chloe and her father are carrying their belongings inside the house,
Chloe gives a nervous look back towards the FBI van as the men smile at
her and drive away.
Lionel’s hair is still coming off in huge strips off his head.
Lex takes a huge sip from his drink.
The entire right-side of Lionel’s head is bald, and the other side is
being shaved off.
Martha speeds up and starts running towards the field.
Huge clumps of Lionel’s hair are falling off his head into his lap as
Lionel looks off into the distance.
Chloe’s father opens the front door and walks in, Chloe follows after
Clumps of hair are gathering all over Lionel’s unmoving hands on his
Chloe closes the door behind her, suddenly fire comes from the
distance and the whole house engulfs in flames and exploded violently.
Another strip of Lionel’s hair is shaved off.
Martha peers over the fence to discover some sort of fire burning in
Lex cups his hand around his neck and starts falling to the ground.
Hair is gathering at Lionel’s feet, more keeps falling.
Lex falls onto a glass table, shattered it on impact, passing out on
The back of Lionel’s head is being done as he gives a blank look.
Martha is looking at the field, and the fire is burning some sort of
weird Kryptonian symbol consisting of a line crossing through a circle
and a triangle in the front field.
Jonathan is lying unconscious still on the floor of the caves.
Lionel’s head is seen from the back as more and more strips are being
The symbol in the field is seen from high above.
Lex is lying twitching and embracing his neck on the floor shaking
The man brushes the last of the hair off Lionel’s shoulders, and
Lionel looks up after feeling his head looking stunned from the loss of
his hair. He lets his hands drop and loses all expression on his face,
and break the silence by saying, “Thank-you.” and gives a look of
A close shot of the top of Clark’s head is seen, he looks up when the
voice of Jor-El says, “Kal-El, my son.” The view is hazy and shimmering.
The picture zooms out and Clark isn’t wearing a shirt and he is curled
up in the fetal position shivering, in a superman-logo shaped womb, with
the inside purple and hazy, and the outside black. Jor-El says, “Now you
shall be reborn.” It flies away into the darkness until all that is left
is black and smoke.
Raymond J. Taylor
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In the Superman comics, Kara is one version or another of Supergirl.
When Lana is talking to Clark at the Kent farm and notices Kara, Clark
identifies her as his cousin who is visiting from California. In
pre-Crisis (before 1986) DC comic book continuity, Supergirl is
Superman's cousin. Her Krpytonian name is Kara and her father, Zor-El is
Jor-El's younger brother.
Terence Stamp is listed as "Special Guest Star."
Samuel L. Jones is listed in the credits for contractual reasons, but
Robert Wisden and Daniel Bacon appear and are credited, but have no
Sarah Deakins and Rick Faraci were together in the 3/13/99 episode of
The Net, Last Man Standing.
Last appearance of Gary Hudson.
The Smallville Season 2 DVD was released a day prior to the original
airing of this episode.
When Clark goes to the Luthor Mansion, to the 3rd floor wing where
Lex keeps items about Clark, you can distinctly see the "S" logo that
Clark will eventually wear on his chest when he becomes Superman, on a
whiteboard behind Lex (from when Clark wrote out his family tree at the
Talon). You can also see one of the adrenaline parasites from "Rush" in a glass jar.
At the end when Clark is floating away naked he is in a five-sided
"S/shield" light similar to the S/shield he will (presumably) wear on
his costume in the future. The curled Clark makes the S-shaped design
The piece playing during the final "Godfather" sequence was from the
Didn't Chloe ever tell Clark about her using her temporary "truth"
power to get Lionel to confess? Yet he seems to be buying Lionel's
denial of murdering his parents.
At the beginning of the episode we have yet another example of
"Near-faceless person gets killed early in the episode and nobody ever
mentions them again." Does the Smallville Police (and the now
Adams) even bother anymore?
Why does Lex always keep the stuff turned on in the room where he
keeps the items he has gathered on Clark? He's rich, but there still
doesn't seem any reason to have the TVs and computer monitors on.
At the end, Jor-el tells Clark to step forward so they can be
rejoined. After Clark agrees to go with Jor-el, he does not step forward
but is still sucked in. If Clark didn't have to step forward, why
wouldn't Jor-el just suck him in before Clark agreed?
For what seems to be a pretty big, press-covered bail hearing, Clark
doesn't even bother to formally dress for the occasion.
Where did Kara get her cute outfit after parading around naked? Looks
like nothing Martha Kent would wear and you'd think people would wonder
if Martha went into town and started buying new clothing for a girl
clearly not her size.
What type of jail or prison allows visitors to visit the inmates at
their cells? Not only does Lionel get visitors at his cell, but he gets
to have the witness against him (Clark) visit his cell, and make
The kryptonite, once, again, fails to affect Clark until he notices
it's in the room.
Clark's testimony would be pretty much meaningless in a pretrial bail
hearing. That kind of hearing determines how much of a flight risk the
defendant is - Clark's testimony that Lionel threatened his son's
well-being would have significance there.
Lex's explanation that his investigation into Clark's background is
about him, not Clark, doesn't seem very believable. You can clearly see
huge pictures of Clark and his family on one wall. What would they have
to do with whether or not Lex is a Kryptonite freak? Not to mention the
Kryptonian family tree Clark drew in "Rosetta" is hanging with the Kent
pictures, which doesn't seem logical if Lex's investigation is really
At the beginning when Kara flips the car it explodes immediately. We
did not see her do anything to it but flip it over. It would not explode
So Jonathan's deal with Jor-El was that he'd agree to bring Clark
back to Smallville, in return for...giving up Clark anyway and dying
himself? Somehow this doesn't seem like a very good deal. As noted in
notes for Exile, Jonathan did have other options, such as
exposing red-Clark to green kryptonite and then taking the ring off. And
his idea that Jor-El might never call in his marker, as it were, seems
This is the first time that we see that Clark has a real definite
idea that he himself can fly. But if he thinks that, it'd be
because...well Kara demonstrated the ability to fly. So does that mean
Clark will also think he can disintegrate things with a touch and
practice it in the future? Because he also sees Kara demonstrating that
ability. Or will he ignore both "clues" to other potential superpowers,
since the producers have said we'll never see Clark flying on his own?
Lana didn't have enough money to go to Paris without selling the
Talon. But this episode she drives around in a new SUV. Not only does
that seem not very financially prudent, but why buy a SUV when you're
leaving town for a foreign country? Plus this is the second SUV she's
bought this season! Somehow cash flow for Lana doesn't seem to be a
At the farm when Clark and Lana are talking, Kara shows up and Clark
explains Kara's his cousin. Lana seems to take this as a personal
affront ("How dare Clark have his cousin visit when I'm leaving?!?") and
abruptly break off their "Tell me your secret" conversation #32. Clark
nicely says goodbye, and then...Lana just turns around and leaves
without saying anything. Because, apparently, she got Clark to
acknowledge her and that's all that need be done. With all this, it's
hard to imagine why Lana got the idea that people in Smallville think
she's self-centered and shallow. :)
Does Clark really think Lex and Lana have something going on
romantically and that they're betraying him? If nothing else, Lana is 17
and Lex is 25 - their relationship would tend to be illegal.
Okay, Clark thinks Clark, Lana, and Jonathan have betrayed him (and
maybe Pete, and maybe Chloe even though the two of them seemed to have
made up). Still, it seems kind of out of character for Clark to just
decide to leave with a murderer just because she claims to be from
Krypton. He saw her kill Loder. As long as she's hot and likes to wander
around naked, and she hasn't betrayed him in the last 30 minutes,
apparently he can overlook the murder part.
Shouldn't there be like...security at the Kiwatche caves? Kara
wanders out, Clark and Kara go in, and later Clark and Kara and Jonathan
wander in. Lionel's in charge of the place and knows there's something
weird going on there - why doesn't he hire guards, put in security
cameras monitoring the place 24-7, and install security gates that Clark
can't go through without busting down, thus showing that someone broke
in? Or did all of these disappear just because Lionel got arrested?
How much stuff is in the walls of the cave? Adrenaline parasites,
keyholes, portals, whatever computer system holds the essence of Jor-El,
and now a human body on ice for over a decade. And yet Luthor and his
crack team of scientists don't seem to have discovered any of this.
When Lex visits Lionel in jail, and Lionel gives his "I'm dying"
speech, Lex says the speech would have been more effective with a string
quartet playing "Barber's Requiem". Barber didn't write a Requiem.
After Kara kills Loder, Jonathan tells Martha she killed an FBI
agent. However, how do Jonathan, Martha, and Clark know who was in the
car? None of them got a chance to see it. They may know she killed a man
but there's no possible way they knew who.
Chloe says what she found out on the tea cup is weird even for her.
Umm... Why exactly? All she found out was that a girl died and is now
walking around. We saw a krypto-mutant do this in the first season and a
major part of this season was Lionel's ability to resurrect people with
the serum. So that isn't too weird. Was it the age thing? We saw
krypto-mutants do that in both seasons 1 and 2. We saw Lionel possessing
the ability to clone etc. So what was so weird, "even for her," about
Clark and Lex seem to allow each other pretty much open access to
each other's homes. Lex's secret room is off limits, but here's the
question - Lex doesn't seem to wonder how Clark got in there. Wouldn't
he wonder who gave Clark the key?
No wonder Lex has such trouble with security. The lock he has on his
super secret room, his "Fortress of Lexitude," as it were, is...a
standard Yale lock, judging by the key Lionel gives Clark. He's paying
roughly $10 an hour for the power to maintain all those
continually-running graphics and all - you'd think he'd put out a little
money for a decent electronic lock.
Clark seems surprised to see the chunk of green-k in Lex's secret
room. Why? Didn't he take the precaution of scanning the room with his
x-ray vision to make sure it wasn't a trap and/or Lex wasn't in there?
Is Chloe dead? According to the online Smallville Ledger article, no
bodies are found. And note that she winks at the FBI agents as she goes
inside, for no apparent reason. But...we pretty clearly see her go in,
and the fireball heading directly for her. Guess we'll have to wait to
next season to find out.
Lionel (presumably) poisons Lex by putting something in his brandy.
This is basically the same thing he did to administer the
mind-scrambling drugs to Lex back in "Shattered". This also means that
Clark is somewhat responsible for Lex's "death" here - Clark knew from
that episode that Lionel was using the brandy to drug Lex. If Clark had
been a bit more forthcoming, Lex could have been on his guard and not
been poisoned here.
Lionel getting his hair shaved while (presumably) his underlings
dispose of Chloe and Lex bears a strong resemblance to a similar
sequence in The Godfather.
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