After Lex discovers that Chloe's mother, Moira, has the power to control meteor freaks, he develops a drug to wake her from her catatonic state in the asylum, then he threatens to kill ... See full summary »



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After Lex discovers that Chloe's mother, Moira, has the power to control meteor freaks, he develops a drug to wake her from her catatonic state in the asylum, then he threatens to kill Chloe unless she uses her power to help him recover several meteor-freak escapees from his lab '33.1'. Clark helps Chloe break into the asylum to rescue Moira and finally get to know her mother, and he is almost tempted to kill Lex, but lets him live... again. Meanwhile, Clark rescues Lana from one of Lex's 33.1 escapees, and she later discovers something shocking about her "pregnancy." Also, Chloe decides to write an article about Lex's 'Project 33.1', but Lex silences her by threatening to have her locked away unless she remains quiet about his secrets projects. Written by Anonymous

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19 April 2007 (USA)  »

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The flashback scene takes place on March 29, 1995. See more »


At the start, Chloe's mother is shown leaving for a mental clinic in 1995 (when Chloe would have been about nine years old) and later she refers to controlling Chloe when she was eight. But in Lineage, Chloe says her mother walked out on them when she was five. See more »


Chloe Sullivan: She's never gonna get to know the person I've become.
Clark Kent: It's a good thing I told her.
Chloe Sullivan: You did?
Clark Kent: After I brought your mom to Oliver's apartment, I gave her the complete Chloe Sullivan bio. She was so proud. That's something that no one can ever take away.
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12 April 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Over the course of 6 seasons, Chloe's personal story involving her mother's psychiatric problems and meteor abilities has been very slowly building. Most Smallville story arcs are told over the course of a handful of episodes or one full season. In the case of Chloe's story it spans most of the series up until this point, however only featured prominently maybe once or twice a year. Finally in "Progeny" it starts to all come together, as Chloe's mother, and her power is revealed.

This would have been a strong episode as a stand alone in almost any season, but after a long and extremely sporadic build up, the plot's closure between Chloe and her mother feels uneventful and flat. Maybe a heavier build up in preceding episodes would have helped. We'll never know. "Progeny" is a good episode, but not as great as it should have been, and ultimately forgettable by the time the season is over.

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