Lex is surprised when his father, Lionel Luthor, arrives in Smallville and officially closes down the Luther Corp Fertilizer Plant, thus firing all 2,500 employees to force Lex to move to ... See full summary »

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Lex is surprised when his father, Lionel Luthor, arrives in Smallville and officially closes down the Luther Corp Fertilizer Plant, thus firing all 2,500 employees to force Lex to move to Metropolis to help him run his evil corporate empire from there. Undaunted, Lex tries to hold off his unscrupulous father by meeting with the foremen to buy back the plan to put it under local management. But Lionel, not to be outdone by his own son, tries to stop the workers by threatening to have the banks forgo on their mortgages. Whitney invites Lana to a picnic to tell her that he's joined the Marines and will be dropping out of school and leaving Smallville for boot camp the following day. The snoopy and despicable reporter Roger Nixon from The Inquisitor steals the piece of Clark Kent's spacecraft from Lex's mansion and finally finds the truth about the Kents. Before leaving town, Whitney tells Clark to watch over Lana for him and more or less gives Clark his blessing to date Lana if it comes ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When Marth and Jonathan are looking at the headline that Lionel Luther has shut down the Smallville plant the by-line reads "Management SITED" which is the wrong form of the word. The line should read "Management CITED". See more »

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in the closing scene when Clark sees Lana in the truck he shouts her name, you can clearly see a filling on the bottom left of his mouth. being the man of steel surely he would not get cavities. See more »

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Lionel Luthor: You're not in a hurry to pack.
Lex Luthor: That's because I'm not leaving.
Lionel Luthor: Accept your fate, Lex. It's time to move on.
Lex Luthor: I'm forcing a vote of the board of directors to accept an employee buyout of the plant.
Lionel Luthor: [laughs] What are you gonna do? Convince the employees to take out a second mortgage? Cash in their IRAs?
Lex Luthor: Something like that.
Lionel Luthor: Even if you sell all your stock, and drain your trust fund, you still come up short, Lex. What are you going to do about the rest of the money, hmm?
Lex Luthor: Take the buyout now and you ...
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The Best and Last Episode of the First Season – To Be Continued
9 April 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Lionel Luthor fires all the employees from the Luthor's Plant to force Lex Luthor to move to Metropolis. Clark Kent invites Chloe Sullivan to the spring prom, and Whitney Fordman joins the Marines. The snoopy and despicable reporter Roger Nixon (Tom O'Brien) from The Inquisitor steels the piece of Clark Kent's spacecraft from Lex's mansion and finds the truth about the Kents. Meanwhile, three tornadoes threaten Lana Lang and Smallville. A beam collapses over Lionel Luthor putting his life in danger.

"Tempest" is definitely the best episode of the First Season of Smallville; unfortunately, this is an episode to be continued. There are many action along this story, and as a curiosity, Remy Zero performs the theme song "Save Me" at Smallville High's spring prom. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "Tempestade" ("Storm")


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