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Smallville: Reckoning

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Episode Info

Episode number: 5x12
Production Number: 2T6412
Airdate: Thursday January 26th, 2006

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Net 5) Jun 07, 2009


Special Guest Stars
Terence StampTerence Stamp
voiced Jor-El
Terence StampTerence Stamp
voiced Jor-El
Main Cast
Tom WellingTom Welling
As Clark Kent / Kal-El
Episode Notes
This is the 100th episode of the series, one of the main characters will die...

Episode scored 6.3 million viewers.

Jonathan's last line as a series regular was...
(to Lionel) Now, why don't you get the hell off my property?

Jonathan Kent dies in this episode. Lana briefly dies but is brought back (through time travel) by Clark with the aid of Jor-El.

In the commercial that aired right before this episode, it showed Jonathan pinned up against a stall by Lionel in the Kent barn. Lionel then punches Jonathan in the face. However, in this episode, Lionel did not punch Jonathan.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
IntroitusLux Aeterna 
James BluntYou're Beautiful 
Peter GabrielI Grieve 

Episode Quotes
Lana: When do you start caring what people think of you?
Lex: Since I was branded at birth with the sins of my father.

Jor-El: While your abilities on Earth may be extraordinary, Kal-El, we're not gods.

Clark: (after confessing his secret) Do I look different to you now?
Lana: Clark, you look like the same handsome guy I've always known.
Clark: Handsome as in "I wanna spend the rest of my life with you" or handsome as in "I'm gonna let you down easy"?
Lana: Handsome as in "Yes, Clark, I will marry you."

Martha: A heart beats only so many times in a life. Your father used his more than anyone I know.

Episode Goofs
How could Jonathan Kent be at the scene of the accident when he was still at the winning campaign party?

Jonathan Kent is at the wreck scene, pulling and holding back his super-strong alien son Clark, who was stricken with panic, confusion and chaos. How could Jonathan be able to hold back someone with that much power?

The snow particles at the end, it is extremely obviously CG - those snow particles were way too big.

The second time Lex throws his drink into the fireplace, you can clearly see that all of the liquid splatters out of the glass before it ever reaches the fire pit.

Cultural References
Chloe: Great. What'd you do? Spin the Earth back on its axis?

That was a hysterical nod to Christopher Reeve's first Superman film.

Chloe: Okay, McFly, how'd you do that?

This is a reference to Marty McFly, the character Michael J. Fox played in the Back to the Future movies of the late eighties.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperAlfred Gough  |  Miles Millar
OtherJerry Siegel (Superman Created By)
Main Title ThemeRemy Zero
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