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...
[breathless]
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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References Superman (1978) See more »

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You're Beautiful
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Written by James Blunt, Sacha Skarbek and Amanda Ghost
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A Heart Beats Only So Many Times In a Life
19 June 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

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. The happiest day of Clark ends when Lana dies in a car accident, and he summons Jor-El and forces him to revert time. The unexpected price he pays for Lana's life is a complete tragedy for his family.

The dramatic "Reckoning" is certainly one of the best episodes of "Smallville", with an engaging and very well written and directed screenplay and great performances of the cast, showing emotion and feelings. The tragedy in the end of the story is very sad, and I liked the line of Martha referring to Jonathan: "A heart beats only so many times in a life." In a world without ethics, we fans of this great series will miss the wise advices and moral behavior of Jonathan Kent. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): Title (Brazil): "Ajuste de Contas" ("Setting of Accounts")


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