Smallville: Season 7, Episode 16

Descent (17 Apr. 2008)

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Despite his father's warning, Lex still finds himself in a power struggle from within over the secret to The Traveler...with some deadly results.

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Now Lex is about to discover the secret of the Veritas society that Lionel Luthor and Oliver's father founded, Lionel implores him no to go and tells his son that the traveler is none other than Lex. Lex wrestles the locket (with the second key for the strongbox in Zurich) from Lionel's neck and pushes him down the Luthorcorp skyscraper to his death. Clark believed Lionel protected the secret for his Kryptonian sake, and finds confirmation. There are more murderers at work, notably Lex's assistant Gina who is specifically after the secret. Written by KGF Vissers

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'John Glover''s final appearance as a regular cast member. He only appears in the first 4 minutes of the episode. See more »

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While yelling at his younger self, Lex brakes glass with alcoholic drink in a fireplace, and fire burns bright with yellow flames, while it should be bursting with blue flames as alcohol burns blue. See more »

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Clark Kent: I tried to be your friend, Lex. But all you care about is power and control.
Lex Luthor: This is Smallville! Meteor freaks, alien ships, cryptic symbols! These threats are real. Someone had to take control. Someone has to protect the world.
Clark Kent: Listen to yourself, Lex. You're so caught up in your own delusions, you've lost track of reality.
Lex Luthor: Have I? Then let's talk about something you can't deny. After years of pleading with my father, showed me some compassion, he turned to you with open arms. Now what would a...
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Lex Luthor, the Legend
21 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lex Luthor makes decisions that uncover his dark side completely in a long-awaited episode of the series that discloses the inevitable with respect to Lex's decisions towards complete evil.

Lex is desperate to answer questions that have eluded him ever since the town of Smallville became part of his life seven years ago. He knows that the answer to these questions is within his grasp if he can get hold of a key that he believes to be around the neck of his own father. Feeling insulted and unloved by his father over the years, the final straw is drawn when Lex realizes that much of his own life was sacrificed for the future of this Traveler. After making a climactic decision, the good in him begs to not search out the secrets that may be in Zurich. Meanwhile, Clark learns the atrocity that Lex committed and the tragedy which he has brought to others, understanding that he and his former best friend have become mortal enemies.

Every scene in 'Descent' is dynamite, from the final Lex-Lionel confrontation at LuthorCorp to the first full-fledged meeting of animosity at the Luthor mansion that now pits the true antagonist and protagonist of the show. These scenes had so much impact involved due to superb acting and an element of the story that has been foreseen since the show's early years. 'Descent' is perhaps the darkest, and one of the most emotionally impactful episodes of the series.


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