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Reckoning 

Clark reveals his secret to Lana, Jonathan and Lex learn the results of the senatorial election, and there is a tragic car accident on the highway that takes the life of someone Clark loves, forcing Clark to appeal to Jor-El for help.

Director:

Greg Beeman

Writers:

Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman), Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Tom Welling ... Clark Kent
Kristin Kreuk ... Lana Lang
Michael Rosenbaum ... Lex Luthor
Erica Durance ... Lois Lane
Allison Mack ... Chloe Sullivan
John Glover ... Lionel Luthor
Annette O'Toole ... Martha Kent
John Schneider ... Jonathan Kent
Terence Stamp ... Jor-El (voice)
Marrett Green Marrett Green ... TV News Announcer
Kimani Ray Smith ... Bus Driver
Vanesa Tomasino ... Secretary
Preston Cook ... Angry Young Suit
Chris Shields ... Courier
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Storyline

Clark discloses the Fortress of Solitude, his origin and abilities to Lana and proposes her. Clark tells Chloe that he has revealed his secret to Lana and Jonathan Kent wins the election to the Senate. But the happiest day of Clark ends when Lana dies in a car accident, and he summons the spirit of Jor-El and forces him to revert time. The unexpected price Clark pays to restore Lana's life is a complete new tragedy for his family when Jonathan takes her place after he has a meeting with Lionel over his campaign, and that Lionel knows more about Clark then he claims to. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 2006 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The 100th episode in the series. See more »

Goofs

When Clark compresses the lump of coal to produce a diamond the result is a perfect brilliant cut diamond. What Clark should have produced is an uncut diamond. See more »

Quotes

Clark: [Lana walks up to the farm house as Clark walks out as the snow slowly falls around them] I thought I wouldn't see you until tonight.
Lana Lang: Well I wanted to catch you before we got there.
Clark: ...Do I look any different to you now?
Lana Lang: ...Clark, you look like the same handsome guy I've always known.
Clark: Handsome as in I want to spend the rest of my life with you or... handsome as in I'm going to let you down easy?
Lana Lang: Handsome as in... Yes Clark. I'll marry you.
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References Superman (1978) See more »

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You're Beautiful
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Written by James Blunt, Sacha Skarbek and Amanda Ghost
Performed by James Blunt
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Terrible episode
29 December 2008 | by XanususSee all my reviews

I had intended to give a long lengthy breakdown of how awful this episode was but length constraints from the site prohibit me from getting into it in depth. Suffice it to say without detailed elaboration that this episode fails miserably due to obvious telegraphing and out of context character portrayals from previous seasons. This episode of so full of plot holes, superman mythology errors, and in the end Clark ends up looking like a moral degenerate murderer.

Why even bring Lois Lane into the series if you're going to make her look like chopped liver/second choice next to Lana? AWFUL! Just leave her out of the series if you were going to do that.

Gotta love Clark's selfish and cognizant choice to end the life of someone else so he can save Lana. Way to go! But hey I guess that's par for Smallville. They don't mind having Clark stalk married women so what's wrong with murder for our good moral Boyscout?


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