Clark is convinced that he can find his cousin's whereabouts if he can get into Lex's mind, who's just been shot by the man holding Kara and Lois prisoner.

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Tracking the amnesiac and powerless Kara to Detroit, Lex is shot by Kara's jealous fellow diner employee Finlay, whom now holds both Kara and Lois hostage. When Lex falls into a coma, Lionel helicopter lifts him back to Metropolis and uses his last dose of a drug developed for experimental mind penetration so as to retrieve life-saving information from uncooperative terrorists. The program was abandoned because it wrecked the interrogator's central nerve system, but Clark feels confident his Kryptonian brain must withstand it in order to find Kara. Once he enters Lex's mind, Clark meets the key characters, but Lex is split into his dark side and the young Alexander, a good kid traumatized by his mentally abusive parents heading for divorce, eager to help Clark escape his evil counterpart and desperate for his friendship. In this state Clark has no superpowers, murderous dark Lex is the strongest, and the scientific operator can't separate their brain waves again. When they seem bot ... Written by KGF Vissers

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This is the first time in which the term "Veritas" is actually spoken when Lilian confronts Lionel about it in one of Lex's flashbacks. The Veritas symbol can also be seen on the shield of one of young Lex's toy soldiers in the same flashback. See more »

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Lex Luther is left handed. When Clark is visiting Lex's memories, you see a younger "Alexander" painting a toy model with his right hand. See more »

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Clark Kent: What were you doing in Detroit with Kara?
Lex Luthor: I was trying to help her.
Clark Kent: And she ended up kidnapped. You knew she had amnesia.
Lex Luthor: Sure, when she told me. That's when I volunteered my help.
Clark Kent: Did it ever occur to you to pick up a phone and call me?
Lex Luthor: I did call, twice. Lana hung up on me before I could get a word out.
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References Bonnie and Clyde (1967) See more »

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Say it Again
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Written by Marié Digby
Performed by Marié Digby
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Get inside the head of a villain
16 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Clark takes a less-than-normal journey than he may be used to taking in this interesting 12th episode of the season.

When Lex goes to Detroit to retrieve Kara, who is suffering from amnesia, a jealous co-employee of Kara's at a restaurant pulls the gun on Lex. Lex falls under extreme conditions, and goes into a coma. With options getting slim on being able to save him, Clark must revert to a technology created by Lionel that allows someone to interrogate a mind of anyone in a comatose state, a method put to practice on terrorists in the past. While not a guarantee to enter the mind and come back out, Clark takes the risk to save Lex but discover what he has been thinking, leading to dramatic and interesting situations within his mind.

There is a lot to like about this episode: the exploration of the psychi of someone who is already extremely mentally unstable, the situations that Clark faces within Lex's mind, and the conflict that Lionel faces when both of his "sons"- Lex and Clark- face a fatal situation late in the episode, a threat of fatality that only someone like Chloe could step in and stop. The storyline also serves to weave Kara back into the threads of this season, as Lex claims that he can help her regain her memory. What is his true ulterior motive? We all know he can't be trusted by what he says on the surface...


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