On Christmas Eve, Lex travels to a dangerous neighborhood in Granville, Kansas, dealing dirty means to cut Jonathan Kent of the race to the senate. He is shot twice in cold-blood when a couple of junkies steal his car, and Lex has a near-death vision of having a possible middle class lifestyle with a pregnant Lana as his wife and their son Alexander. In his near death experience, Lex is a simple man beloved by the people of Smallville and best friend of Jonathan and Clark. Meanwhile in the real world, he is submitted to a life-threatening surgery ordered by Lionel to avoid becoming crippled. Also, Chloe asks Clark to deliver many Christmas gifts to poor children, and Clark meets a sad and disappointed Santa Claus contemplating suicide. In the end, Lex concludes that love is cursed, based on the fate of Julian, Lillian and Lana, and power and money are the most important values in his life... which leads to him finally starting down the path of the dark side beginning when he secretly ... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
This episode takes place on December 24, 2005 while Lex's dream takes place on December 24, 2012. See more
During the scene with Lana hemorrhaging after giving birth, and Lex being escorted out, we see him pounding on the door and disturbing the blinds, yet in all other shots of hospital rooms in Smallville, the blinds are on the insides of the rooms, not the outside of them. See more
Listen I don't want to be nosy but, I was just wondering, Santa, what are you doing up here? I mean, why are you going to jump?
[takes a drink from his bottle
Give me one good reason why I shouldn't. You can't can yah? Got a good look at the world lately? It's all, take, take, take, bitch, bitch, bitch, what happened to Christmas? Peace on Earth? Good will to men? I'll tell you something: The Spirit of Christmas is dead. And it's gonna take a lot more than Santa Claus to revive it.
That Spirit of Christmas
Performed by Ray Charles See more