Smallville: Season 4, Episode 22

Commencement (18 May 2005)

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When Lana (posessed by Isobel) kills Genevieve Teague by stabbing her with one of the Kryptonian Knowledge Crystals after she attempts to steal it, it triggers a cosmic event that not only ... See full summary »

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When Lana (posessed by Isobel) kills Genevieve Teague by stabbing her with one of the Kryptonian Knowledge Crystals after she attempts to steal it, it triggers a cosmic event that not only severs Lana's link to the spirit Isobel, but sends meteorites from deep space toward Earth and Smallville. At the graduation ceremony for Smallville High, the military arrives to evacuate the town after news that another meteor shower is imminent. Fearing he has a link to the meteorites, Clark goes to talk to the spirit of Jor-El, who informs him that his only hope is to unite the knowledge crystals in the cave. With time running out, Clark sets about locating the final two crystals as meteorites reign down upon Smallville. Lana gives Clark the third stone they recovered from China, which was in her possession all this time, while the second stone is on Lionel's person, which activates. Lex offers to protect Lana and have her flown to New York City, but she gets caught in the meteor shower while ... Written by Shiro

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This episode takes place on May 18, 2005. See more »

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While they are outside, it is raining, and Clark's shirt gets water marks on it. Then the shot pans to Lois and back to Clark, and the drops on his shirt have dried. See more »

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Jonathan Kent: Do I have to remind you, Clark, the last time we had a meteor shower it was full of Kryptonite?
Martha Kent: If the same thing happens today, it could kill you. You - You have to come with us.
Clark Kent: I spoke to Jor-El.
Martha Kent: [whispers] No.
Clark Kent: He told me I have to find the other two stones right now and unite it with the one in the cave.
Martha Kent: No. You're *my* son. You're not gonna go on some kind of suicide mission.
Jonathan Kent: Clark. You might be stronger than steel, but you're not invincible.
Clark Kent: I know, Dad... but I'm the only one who can do ...
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A fitting finale to the fourth Season
20 July 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Things finally come to a heated end for the fourth Season of Smallville in an episode which any Smallville fan cannot miss. Complete with the trademark Cliffhanger ending and the non-stop action and suspense, this has everything that makes a perfect episode of Smallville.

In this episode, Lana ends up killing Genevieve Teague whilst possessed by her ancestor with one of the three stones that have been the focus of the Fourth Season. However, things are even more complicated when Clark receives a warning from Jor-El to retrieve all three of the stones and bring them together or a catastrophe of the likes that not even Clark can stop will rain down upon Smallville. So commences a race against time on Graduation Day to stop Smallville from becoming a victim of huge destruction.


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