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
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(at around 45 mins) When Lex is lying in the hospital he is connected to a heart monitor which reports his heart rate as 60-61 beats per minute. This is the same monitor which is connected to Clark, Lana, and others during earlier episodes, and has the exact same 60-61 BMP variation regardless of the character connected to it. 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.
References It's a Wonderful Life
That Spirit of Christmas
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