As Lex helps Lana prepare for the re-opening of the Smallville theater, The Talon, as a coffee shop, a man from Lex's past, named Jude Royce, arrives in town and begins stalking Lex wanting... See full summary »

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As Lex helps Lana prepare for the re-opening of the Smallville theater, The Talon, as a coffee shop, a man from Lex's past, named Jude Royce, arrives in town and begins stalking Lex wanting to hold him in conjunction with a shooting death at Club Zero in Metropolis three years ago that Lex may have been responsible for. Meanwhile, Chloe looks into Clark's past as an adopted child while Martha and Jonathan try to thwart Chloe's moves. Written by Anonymous

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12 March 2002 (USA)  »

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Two comedy movies from the year 1941 are shown when looked at the photograph, presented by Clark to Lana. The Devil and Miss Jones starring Jean Arthur and Thieves Fall Out starring Eddie Albert are the two movie titles. See more »

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The headline on the "Death at Club Zero" article is in all-caps, except on the copy Chloe picks up in the Kent barn (after telling Clark she's dropping her investigation). See more »

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Clark Kent: You know Chloe this is a class project, not a corruption scandal.
Chloe Sullivan: Relax Clark, it's not like you have anything to hide, right?
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Featured in Smallville: Blank (2005) See more »

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God is a DJ
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Written by Jamie Catto, Maxi Jazz, Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong and Sister Bliss
Performed by Faithless
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Disclosing the Hidden Past of Lex Luthor
1 April 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

When Lex Luthor is threatened by Jude Royce (Corin Nemec), he remembers his past in Metropolis when his former friend Jude stabbed him in the shoulder and was killed in a night-club. The scary Lex tries to find who is haunting him, pretending to be a dead man. Meanwhile, in the high school, each student is assigned to survey the life of another one, and Chloe Sullivan questions the adoption process of Clark by the Kents.

"Zero" is another good episode of Smallville where the lead character is Lex Luthor indeed. His dark and hidden past in Metropolis is disclosed in three different versions of a fatal incident, and his friendship with Clark Kent shakes. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Volta ao Passado" ("Return to the Past")


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