Clark saves Lana from the tornado, leading Lana to be suspicious of Clark. While protecting Clark's secret, Jonathan gets trapped with reporter Roger Nixon in an underground mausoleum. Lex and Clark search for Jonathan.



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Clark Kent saves Lana Lang from the tornado, but his father Jonathan is missing, trapped with the despicable reporter Roger Nixon (Tom O'Brien) in an old tomb beneath a destroyed church filled with meteor rocks. Lex Luthor saves his father, who is submitted to the hospital for surgery, and then joins forces with Clark to look for Jonathan. Chloe Sullivan decides to be only friends with Clark after his disappearance from the dance to rescue Lana. Also, Lana becomes suspicious of the abilities of Clark. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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24 September 2002 (USA)  »

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In Man of Steel, John Kent dies in a tornado and in this episode John Kent survives a tornado. See more »


Martha Kent is talking to Lana about the Meteor Shower day when Lana gave her a wish. She recalls Lana as sitting on the counter when in fact she was standing on the ground. See more »


Martha Kent: I just can't believe how familiar all this feels.
Lana Lang: The meteor shower?
Martha Kent: Yeah. God, I remember it like it was yesterday.
Lana Lang: Yeah, me too.
Martha Kent: Oh, I'm sorry. I... I didn't mean to dredge up bad memories.
Lana Lang: It's okay. For so long it seemed to define me, that Fairy Princess picture on "Time" magazine.
Martha Kent: Well, if it makes you feel any better, you made one wish come true that day. Jonathan and I were in Nell's, buying flowers right before the meteor shower, and you were sitting on the counter with your wings and ...
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Excellent Conclusion
9 April 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Clark Kent saves Lana Lang, but his father Jonathan Kent is missing, trapped with the despicable reporter Roger Nixon (Tom O'Brien) in an old tomb. Lex Luthor saves his father, who is submitted to a surgery. Chloe Sullivan decides to be only friend of Clark.

The first episode of the Second Season of Smallville, "Vortex", is an excellent conclusion of "Tempest". In this episode we clearly see the different reactions and attitudes of Lionel Luthor and Jonathan Kent to his sons, Lex and Clark respectively. Lana Lang becomes suspicious of the abilities of Clark Kent. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Vortex"

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