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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This episode takes place on January 26, 2006. 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: [Getting out of the truck having just pulled up telling a joke to Martha] ... come on you liked it.
[Sees Clark walking out of the barn]
Jonathan Kent: Hey I thought you were going to meet us at the polls.
Clark: I have something to tell you guys.
[Jonathan and Martha both wait in eager anticipation]
Clark: I told Lana everything...
Martha Kent: [In shock] What?
Clark: ...right before I proposed to her in the Fortress.
Jonathan Kent: Clark have you really thought this thing through?
Clark: If I was ever going to risk sharing myself with someone, I want it to be with ...
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Very sad yet beautifully written
5 March 2007 | by (China) – See all my reviews

This is the first episode in Smallville that got me on the verge of tears, and the best so far in the whole series. When a sad story is mixed perfectly with detective, emotional, mysterious auras, there are very few hearts out there that could not be moved at all.

Standing out with other motion pictures that dealt with time travel, Reckoning has an advantage, and that is a hidden reveal of a life philosophy, which tells people that now, the present, shadowed by events and decisions one had in the past, casts shadows to the future.

Ten stars might be involved with my emotions, but it is indeed the first one that happened to be my favorite.


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