Smallville: Season 5, Episode 12

Reckoning (26 Jan. 2006)

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Clark reveals his secret to Lana, Jonathan and Lex learn the results of the senatorial election, and there is a tragic car accident on the highway that takes the life of someone Clark loves, forcing Clark to appeal to Jor-El for help.

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Clark discloses the Fortress of Solitude, his origin and abilities to Lana and proposes her. Clark tells Chloe that he has revealed his secret to Lana and Jonathan Kent wins the election to the Senate. But the happiest day of Clark ends when Lana dies in a car accident, and he summons the spirit of Jor-El and forces him to revert time. The unexpected price Clark pays to restore Lana's life is a complete new tragedy for his family when Jonathan takes her place after he has a meeting with Lionel over his campaign, and that Lionel knows more about Clark then he claims to. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The 100th episode in the series. See more »

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Both times (before and after Clark reverses time) Lex throws his alcoholic beverage and glass into the fire in his mansion, there is a burst of flames that just appear to be larger. This burst should be blue as alcohol burns blue. See more »

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Jonathan Kent: [to Lionel] I won't let you destroy my family.
[Jonathan punches Lionel hard in the face and throws him over a workbench]
Jonathan Kent: We can withstand anything you bring down on us...
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Jonathan Kent: because we have each other. That's what will always separate the Kents from the Luthors. Now why don't you get...
[his breathing becomes laboured and he takes several breaths before continuing hoarsely]
Jonathan Kent: why don't you get the hell off my property.
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So Sad... but so well-done
21 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Clark's life changes forever in this milestone episode of "Smallville," the terrific, modern television reinterpretation of Superman in his earlier years.

It has taken Clark years to reveal his biggest fear: telling the truth to the love of his life who he truly is, and where he comes from. In making a decision to overcome his fear, tremendous events occur, causing Clark to plead with his biological father from Krypton to somehow alter the fate that has already occurred. His father agrees, but not without Clark paying a price on somebody else that he also loves dearly.

This is possibly the best-made episode of the series, from direction, to writing, to camera-work, production, sound, and music- and most importantly, and most movingly, acting. All of the actors bring their top-notch game for this pivotal episode, an episode that causes Clark to re-think his priorities and change the course of his life forever.


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