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

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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.

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Episode Quotes

Lois Lane: You shot me?
Gina: You weren't cooperating.
Jimmy Olsen: How about a warning?
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.
Lex Luthor: It wasn't an accident we were in Smallville the day the meteor shower, was it? The factory was just a cover. You were really there to meet this Traveler that Veritas wanted to protect. I remember everything, Dad.
Lionel Luthor: Those are the memories of a small boy trying to cope with the trauma of a meteor shower.
Lex Luthor: A trauma brought on by his own father. My life changed forever that day. You sacrificed me for the Traveler. Why? Who is it, Dad? Who is it? Who is it?
Lionel Luthor: What if I told you now that you were the Traveler? You're right. Your life truly changed that day. I told you in the helicopter that you were destined for a great future. That's why I've been so hard on you, trained you so relentlessly. Think, Lex. Think. You have survived so many mortal injuries so many times. How else can you explain it?
Lex Luthor: Because I was trained never to accept defeat. When I get my hands on that box in Zurich, I have a feeling all my questions will be answered.
Lionel Luthor: Lex? I know how strong it is, the attraction of the dark power. But it will destroy you. I can't let you go down that terrible path. You must not open that box.
Lex Luthor: I can't open it because I need a second key. Give it to me.

Lex Luthor: I've swept every possible place you could've hidden it and I finally realized, there's only one person you would trust it with. Yourself.

Lionel Luthor: Lex? Lex, if you open that box, if you get hold of that secret, there will be no redemption for you, no redemption. Ever.
Lex Luthor: I was raised in your shadow. Now, you're gonna die in mine. No one will even remember your name.

Mistakes/Goofs

  • Goof (factual errors): 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.

Trivia

  • 'John Glover''s final appearance as a regular cast member. He only appears in the first 4 minutes of the episode.
  • SPOILER: When Lex pushes the vision of the child version of himself into the fireplace, this is symbolic of him destroying the last good piece of himself
  • 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. Also this is the same spot that Lionel killed his father.
  • 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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