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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Lois Lane: [Noticing that Lana has a LOT on her mind] Okay. Spill it.
[Lana waits to respond]
Lois Lane: Let me guess. Three words: tall, dark, and bumbling.
Lana Lang: Have you ever thought you knew someone so completely and then it turns out that there's this WHOLE other side to them.
Lois Lane: Well are we in arms dealer territory, or are we talking the Crying Game?
Lana Lang: Nothing like that.
Lois Lane: Then I guess the question is, does it change the way you feel about him?
Lana Lang: Maybe.
Lois Lane: Look I know this might not mean much coming from me but, I would be lucky ...
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6 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode has more twists and turns than a Labryinth. A sometime confusing plot line makes this episode one of the ones that you would have to sit down and watch the whole hour, making sure you don't miss a beat. It's one of the ones where something happens and you look at the clock to see if that really could have been the end. As the Senate race heats up, the town of Smallville realizes that when something happens, it changes your life, no matter how small the event. The outcome is unbelievable if just one thing happens to tamper with what happens. Put all guesses aside as to who will bite the bullet because this particular episode makes you change your prediction every other second. As you watch this, think of your own destiny, but not too much or miss something. Try during the commercials. Then transfer your mind back to the screen and pay attention, you'll be glad that you have for the whole hour, or you will be really confused. Who will die? That's destiny's choice.

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