Smallville: Season 2, Episode 8

Ryan (12 Nov. 2002)

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Clark Kent receives a desperate call from the mind-reading teenage Ryan James (from the episode "Stray") who tells Clark that he escaped from a research hospital for being the subject of an... See full summary »

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Clark Kent receives a desperate call from the mind-reading teenage Ryan James (from the episode "Stray") who tells Clark that he escaped from a research hospital for being the subject of an experiment. Clark rescues him, but is accused of abduction of a child by Ryan's corrupt tutor, Dr. Garner, who is in fact on Lex Luther's payroll. Clark learns that Ryan has a brain tumor and Clark uses his best efforts trying to save Ryan. Meanwhile, Lana is informed by Aunt Nell that she wants to move to Metropolis with Dean, but Lana wants to stay behind in Smallville. Also, the corrupt Smallville Mayor Tate asks for bribes from Lex to approve the expansion of the Luthor Corp plant. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Lex shows Ryan his "Warrior Angel" Collection. The cover to "Fantasy Comics-Warrior Angel" #1 is a nod to the cover of DC's "Action Comics" #1 in which Superman made his first appearance. See more »

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Lex Luthor: [about Ryan] So you staged a one-man prison break? How did you manage to get him out without anybody stopping you?
Clark Kent: Just lucky, I guess.
Lex Luthor: You're the luckiest guy I've ever met. Let's hope it doesn't run out before tomorrow.
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A Beautiful Tale of Friendship and Loyalty
23 April 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Clark Kent receives a desperate call from Ryan James (Ryan Kelley, from the episode "Stray") telling him that he is the subject of an experiment in a hospital. Clark rescues him, but is accused of abduction of a child by Ryan's tutor, Dr. Garner (Martin Cummins), being saved by Lex Luthor's attorneys. Ryan has a brain tumor and Clark uses his best efforts trying to save Ryan. Meanwhile, Lana Lang is informed by Nell that they will move to Metropolis with Dean. The corrupt Major Tate (William B. Davis) of Smallville asks for bribe to approve the expansion of Luthor's plant.

I liked a lot this episode, which is a beautiful tale of friendship and loyalty. The touching conclusion is very honest and never corny. It is sad to see how the behavior of politics is very similar, no matter in a First or Third World country, being most of them very dirty and corrupt. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "O Retorno de Ryan" ("The Return of Ryan")


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