Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 16, 2001
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
The CW TV Network

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Smallville » Season 7
Smallville - 07x16 Descent

7x16 Descent

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4.8/5 (5 votes)
First Aired: Apr. 17, 2008 on The CW
Summary: Lex seeks the key in Lionel's locket so that he can uncover the secret of Veritas that will give him control of the Traveler. In his quest, he takes the last final step to evil by killing someone close to Clark.

Main Characters in this Episode


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Guest Stars

Gina played by Anna Galvin
Young Lex Luthor played by Connor Stanhope
Detective Maggie Sawyer played by Jill Teed
Mysterious Attacker played by Don Broach
Lex's Henchman played by Shaw Madson

Episode Quotes

Clark Kent: Jor-El died getting me on that ship. My dad died of a heart attack from the powers he took on protecting me. And now Lionel's been murdered protecting my secret.
Chloe Sullivan: They did die for you, Clark. But ultimately, they died for all of us. There was a reason those men were in your life - each of them added something to the man that you are today.
Clark Kent: How could Lex have done it? How does a son murder his own father?
Chloe Sullivan: Total absence of love. Some say that's the definition of evil.
Jimmy Olsen: I got an exclusive for you. When we get out of here, Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen are going to be world famous.
Lois Lane: You shot me?
Gina: You weren't cooperating.
Jimmy Olsen: How about a warning?

Trivia

  • Clark finds a message from Lionel in his LuthorCorp safe. There is a Kryptonian message on it that Clark translates out loud as, "For Kal-El in the event of my death." The actual written message in Kryptonian translates as, "For The Tarveler" (presumably, a misspelling of "Traveler").
  • Lex fires Chloe from the Daily Planet. Previously, he also fired Chloe's father from the Smallville Fertilizer Plant in Whisper.
  • The locket key Lionel gave to Chloe that was seen in Veritas was also the one Lionel stole from Robert Queen.
  • Lex completes the cycle of patricide by killing his own father Lionel who killed his father in order to collect the insurance money years ago.
  • The last words of Lex for Lionel were: "No one will remember your name." This is perhaps a reference of the comics where Lex's father doesn't play a important role and is only occasionally seen or mentioned.
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