Smallville: Season 2, Episode 7

Lineage (5 Nov. 2002)

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A disturbed middle-aged woman named Rachel Dunleavy arrives in Smallvile claiming that Clark Kent is her biological son with Lionel Luthor, therefore the half-brother of Lex Luthor. She ... See full summary »



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A disturbed middle-aged woman named Rachel Dunleavy arrives in Smallvile claiming that Clark Kent is her biological son with Lionel Luthor, therefore the half-brother of Lex Luthor. She asks for a DNA examination, jeopardizing the Kents knowing that Clark's secret will be revealed. In a flashback, Jonathan reveals more about the day of the 1989 meteor shower and how the Kents met with Lionel Luther who agreed to help forge the papers for Clark's adoption. Menawhile, Lana Lang visits Henry Small trying to find out whether he is her biological father. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Family Revelations
17 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Similar to "Lineage's" previous episode "Redux," this episode considers family relationships in the main characters' lives.

First, a woman named Rachel Dunleavy arrives in town claiming that Clark is her son. Clearly disillusioned, Lionel is actually helpful to the Kents in proving her crazy and avoiding the potentially dooming DNA test that would have ensued had authorities believed Rachel's story. It is also revealed that Lionel helped the Kents work around the adoption documents to take in Clark- revealing that Lionel is much closer to understanding that there are intriguing mysteries behind Clark's past than anyone would feel comfortable with.

In addition, Lana contacts the man she saw in a photo album with her mother, named Henry Small, to try and inquest whether or not he is her real father.

This is a fabulous episode.

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