When Clark finally discovers Lionel threatened to kill him unless Lana married Lex, he goes after Lionel to silence him once and for all. Meanwhile, Lana tells Lex she is leaving him, and ... See full summary »



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Jason Bartlett (as Ben Ayres)
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When Clark finally discovers Lionel threatened to kill him unless Lana married Lex, he goes after Lionel to silence him once and for all. Meanwhile, Lana tells Lex she is leaving him, and John Jones, the Martian Manhunter, makes a return appearance to help Clark stop Lex, who has captured the last surviving phantom escapee from the Phantom Zone, having possessed a young boy, in order to use its DNA to power him army of super soldiers at his secret lab '33.1'. Clark bids goodbye to Martha as she prepares to leave Smallville for Washington D.C., and Clark finally reveals his secret to Lana to get her to stay in town. But when Lana mysteriously 'dies' in a car bombing, Clark thinks Lex was behind it and sets off to kill him, and has a fateful meeting with the last wraith of the Phantom Zone at Lex's 'Project 33.1' lab at Reeves Dam. Lois goes to Reeves Dam in search of information about Lex's secret lab and is brutally stabbed by a security guard. Chloe finds a piratically dead Lois at ... Written by Anonymous

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17 May 2007 (USA)  »

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The title refers to the Phantom wraiths that Clark inadvertently released from the Phantom Zone, specifically the final one that Clark tracks down in this. See more »


Shortly after their cell phone conversation, Lionel see Lana and gets out of his car. In one of the shots of Lionel, his car has disappeared from behind him. See more »


Lana Luthor: Lex, we have to talk.
Lex Luthor: We most certainly do. But it will have to wait. I'll be back tonight.
Lana Luthor: I won't be. Lex, I can't live like this anymore.
Lex Luthor: Yeah, I don't blame you. Living a lie in a marriage you never wanted. Must take its toll after a while.
Lana Luthor: You're the expert. Setting up a nursery. An heirloom crib. The tears of joy in your eyes when you saw the ultrasound. What kind of a toll does it take, Lex?
Lex Luthor: What in God's name are you talking about?
Lana Luthor: I'm talking about the massive amounts of hormones you ...
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Fatality, Revelations and Healing Power
28 May 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In a poor cabin in Quebec, an old man is possessed by a phantom escapee from the Phantom Zone. While a priest tries to exorcise the man, Lex and his army break in the cabin trying to capture the entity. Meanwhile Martha moves to Washington; later Lana tells Clark that she is leaving Lex and explains the reason why she married Lex. In return, Clark reveals his secret to her. Then the upset Clark runs to Lionel and he meets his mysterious savior that tells a secret about Lionel. The snoopy Lois discovers the secret behind the numbers said by Wes but she is severely stabbed in Reeve Dam and calls Chloe. Lex captures a boy possessed by the entity to use his DNA in his combat-army of super soldiers; however, the unexpected reaction of the alien jeopardizes his plans. When Lana is victim of an attempt, Clark arrives in the facility seeking Lex, but he faces the powerful phantom with unpredictable consequences.

"Phantom" is spectacular, certainly the best episode of the weak Sixth Season with revelations and fatality. Lana joins the club of those that know Clark's secret (I believe only Lex and Lois do not know). The amazing secret about Lionel surprised me, and in many opportunities I noted the ambiguity of this character but I could not imagine the reason of his behavior. The power of Chloe is finally revealed and I do not believe that Lana's tragedy has really happened. The powerful Phantom will certainly be the toughest enemy of Clark so far. Unfortunately, the distributor of Smallville insists in his usual subterfuge and ends this excellent series in its climax, leaving the fans anxiously waiting for the conclusion of the episode in the next season on DVD. In my opinion, this nasty procedure shows a total lack of respect with the viewers. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "Fantasma" ("Phantom")

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