Lana Lang visits a sick, elderly man who has been in prison for more than 40 years for allegedly killing his beloved wife. He shows a picture of a suspect who resembles Clark Kent in an old... See full summary »



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Lana Lang visits a sick, elderly man who has been in prison for more than 40 years for allegedly killing his beloved wife. He shows a picture of a suspect who resembles Clark Kent in an old newspaper to Lana. Clark Kent, after seeing a Kryptonian symbol on a necklace of the suspect, believes that the young stranger was, in fact, Jor-El. After being "downloaded" with the memories of Jor-El from the same symbol in the caves, Clark is slowly able to piece together the events of the past whenever he touches an object with a connection which leads him to the truth regarding who the true killer was. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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5 November 2003 (USA)  »

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The song "Earth Angel" by The Penguins is played while Jor-El (Tom Welling) and Louise McCallum (Kristin Kreuk) are in the barn. The song was previously played in Superman III (1983) during the Smallville High School reunion dance attended by Clark Kent (Christopher Reeve) and Lana Lang (Annette O'Toole). O'Toole played Martha Kent in Smallville (2001). See more »


Jonathan Kent: Clark, what did you see?
Clark: He buried this here because he didn't want his father to have it. It acts as some sort of journal. I think Jor-El was sent here as some kind of... rite of passage. Grandpa Kent was down here, too. He told Joe that if there was anything he needed...
Jonathan Kent: What is it, Clark?
Clark: I don't think you and mom found me by accident. I think you were chosen.
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Jonathan Was Found, not Clark
4 May 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Lana Lang visits an ancient and sick man that has been in prison for more than forty years accused of killing his beloved wife. He shows the picture of the suspect that resembles Clark Kent in an old newspaper and convinces Lana of his innocence. Clark Kent, through flashbacks, revives the passage of Jor-El through Smallville and his affair with the old prisoner's wife, and sees how and who committed the crime.

The successful series "Lost" uses the same presentation of "Relic", i.e., many flashbacks. I did not like this confused episode, since the story is very inconsistent and unfair. The conclusion that Jonathan did not find Clark, but was found by Jor-El indeed is the most relevant event of this episode. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Relíquia" ("Relic")

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