Lex Luthor rescues his gambler, estranged, half-brother Lucas from a dangerous situation involving Chinese triad gangsters, and brings him to Smallville to help him in a commercial dispute ... See full summary »

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Lex Luthor rescues his gambler, estranged, half-brother Lucas from a dangerous situation involving Chinese triad gangsters, and brings him to Smallville to help him in a commercial dispute against their father, Lionel. However, Lucas stays side by side with Lionel in his plans of getting his hands on all of Lex's money to feed his gambling habit. The homeless Lex is lodged by Jonathan and his family, while Clark Kent tries to fix the situation with the crafty Lucas before he can carry out his plan to rip off the Luther fortune. But who is playing who? Meanwhile, Clark asks Chloe to put a good word for him to get a job at The Talon which is then bought by Lucas, and Lional reveals that he has regained his eyesight but does not inform anyone. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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As established earlier in the season, Lucas is supposed to be roughly the same age as Clark, and therefore six years younger than Lex. In real life, Paul Wesley is five years younger than Tom Welling and ten years younger than Michael Rosenbaum. See more »

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When Lucas returns Lionel's Samurai Sword to the rack, he doesn't place it correctly causing it to almost fall off. However, when Lucas leaves the room, you can see the Samurai Sword is placed correctly on the rack. See more »

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Lex Luthor: Mr. Kent. I just wanted to say thank you for everything you and your family have done for me.
Jonathan Kent: You going somewhere, Lex?
Lex Luthor: Well, I needed to talk to my brother, and you know what they say about fish and houseguests after three days.
Jonathan Kent: You're welcome back any time.
Lex Luthor: That's nice of you to say.
Jonathan Kent: Look, I gave you every single crappy farm job I could think of. But you did 'em all. You didn't complain, not once. You would have made one hell of a farmer.
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Lex Homeless and Other Surprises
29 April 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Lex Luthor rescues his brother Lucas (Paul Wesley) from a dangerous situation and brings him to Smallville to help him in a commercial dispute against his father. However, Lucas stays side by side with Lionel getting all the wealthy of Lex. The homeless Lex Luthor is lodged by Jonathan and his family, while Clark Kent tries to fix the situation.

"Prodigal" is one of the best episodes of "Smallville". The story has many revelations, twists and surprises, and unfortunately I can not comment without spoilers. Therefore, do not miss this great episode to check my opinion. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "O Filho Pródigo" ("The Prodigal Son")


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