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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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When Petes car gets ran off the road it flys in the air in slow motion. John Schenider was Bo Duke on Dukes of Hazzard which made that car effect happen on a regular basis. See more »

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When the sheriff tells the Kents Jonathan's blood alcohol level he says it is a 2.0. Having a .50 could cause death. The highest recorded BAC in history is is a 1.6. See more »

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Jonathan Kent: You know, it's funny how being locked up can... give you time to reflect on all the mistakes you've made.
Martha Kent: Why didn't you tell me you had a fight with Lionel?
Jonathan Kent: 'Cause I was angry.
Martha Kent: At me?
Jonathan Kent: No, at myself. I was jealous. When I found that watch, it reminded me of all the things I couldn't give you. For the first time, it felt like I was losing you. Martha, I am so sorry.
Martha Kent: For what?
Jonathan Kent: I'm sorry for not having faith in us. I'm sorry for giving into my own petty fears. And all it takes is one reckless ...
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La Wally: Ebben Ne Andro Lontana
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Written by Alfredo Catalani
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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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