Lex is trying to recover his missing memory of the past few months by going to Summerholt, which results in him having flashbacks from his childhood. When Lana finds Lex out on a balcony ... See full summary »



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Lex is trying to recover his missing memory of the past few months by going to Summerholt, which results in him having flashbacks from his childhood. When Lana finds Lex out on a balcony screaming the name "Julian", she tells Clark. Clark finds out Lex has been going to Summerholt and tries convince him to stop, knowing his secret will be revealed if Lex recovers his recent lost memory. Clark goes to Lionel out of concern for Lex, but the evil Lionel decides to set a trap for Clark when he goes to rescue Lex. Dr. Garner subjects Clark to his memory device, which requires the subject lying in a solution containing Kryptonite. Clark recalls his earliest memory: being put in the spaceship by his mother Lara and her concern as to whether he would be loved or not. Ultimately Clark's body reacts to the solution causing a massive explosion killing Garner and destroying the machine, but Lionel escapes yet again. Lex remembers the truth about his infant brother Julian's death that has a ... Written by Mark Taylor, South San Francisco, CA

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28 April 2004 (USA)  »

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Lara: What if they don't love him?
Jor-El: Lara, his destiny is set, as is ours.
Lara: Good-bye, my sweet, Kal-El.
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Poor Childhood
16 May 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Lana Lang witness Lex Luthor having a nightmare with his baby brother Julian in the edge of the balcony of his castle and saves him from falling. She tells Clark Kent, who finds that Lex is submitting to an experimental treatment with Dr. Garner (Martin Cummins) in the Summerholt Institute trying to retrieve his seven weeks of lost memory. Clark looks for Lionel Luthor trying to save his friend, but he is betrayed by Lionel and delivered to Dr. Garner to reveal his secret in a kryptonite memory tank.

"Memoria" is certainly the best episode of the Third Season of Smallville. The dramatic story discloses the traumatic childhood of Lex, what happened with Julian and the reason with Lionel hates him so much. Clark also recollects his mother Lara in Krypton, and her concern with him. In the end, we see two opposite origins, one full of love and the other full of hate. Consequently, a hero and a villain are born. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "Lembranças" ("Remembrances")

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