Smallville: Season 2, Episode 13

Suspect (28 Jan. 2003)

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Lionel Luthor is shot twice in the Luthor's mansion by an unknown assailant. When Jonathan Kent is found drunk, with a pistol in one hand and a bottle of tequila in the other hand sleeping ... See full summary »

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Lionel Luthor is shot twice in the Luthor's mansion by an unknown assailant. When Jonathan Kent is found drunk, with a pistol in one hand and a bottle of tequila in the other hand sleeping in his truck, he becomes the prime suspect of the attempt. All the evidences point to him, but Clark believes in his innocence and tries to prove that his father did not shoot Lionel. Clark and Pete team up to investigate leads Lionel had, and learns that the conspiracy to frame Jonathan goes back to the town sheriff. Meanwhile, Lex deals with his father's associate, Dominic Senatori, who thinks Lex was the culprit who shot Lionel, but Lex thinks Dominic is the guilty one. Meanwhile, Lana asks Chloe to investigate Henry Small after he refuses to take Jonathan's case. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The book which is being read by Lionel Luthor at the beginning is titled 'Beyond Good and Evil' written by famous German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. See more »

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Clark talks to Lex about his dad old year book. He says that his dad was the QB in high school. In a previous episode.Clark says he was going to be taking his dads old position, the starting tailback. See more »

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Lex Luthor: It's hard to imagine working for a man who can enrage four people to the point where any one of them had the motive to kill him.
Clark Kent: Even you.
Lex Luthor: You know that darkness you were talking about? I'm not sure we're born with it. I think people like my father find a way to bring it out.
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Homage to "Rashômon"
27 April 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Lionel Luthor is shot twice in the Luthor's mansion. When Jonathan Kent is found drunken, with a pistol in one hand and a bottle of tequila in the other hand sleeping in his truck, he becomes the prime suspect of the attempt. All the evidences point to him, but Clark Kent believes in his innocence and tries to prove that his father has not shot Lionel.

"Suspect" is an episode of "Smallville" visibly inspired in Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece "Rashômon". Showing different perspectives of a crime, the surprising motives are disclosed only in the very end of the story. The destructive and evil character of Lionel Luthor is really disgusting. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Suspeito" ("Suspect")


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