Smallville

Memoria

Season 3, Ep 19, Aired 4/28/04
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  • Episode Description
  • Believing that key information about his father's past was lost when his memory was erased, Lex decides to join an experimental program with Dr. Garner to regain the information so he can turn his father over to the FBI. Knowing that Lex will discover his secret if he regains his memory, Clark tries to stop him but is caught by Lionel and the doctor and exposed to the same radical treatment so that Lionel can solve the mystery of Clark's past.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tom Welling

    Clark Kent/Kal-El of Krypton

  • Kristin Kreuk

    Lana Lang

  • Michael Rosenbaum

    Alexander ('Lex') Joseph Luthor

  • Annette O'Toole

    Martha Clark Kent

  • John Glover

    Lionel Luthor

  • Fan Reviews (22)
  • Powerful.

    By dmarex, Aug 28, 2010

  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, Jun 07, 2010

  • Lex begins to recover some of his lost memories, which threaten both Lionel and Clark, but they take far different paths to deal with Lex. Clark succumbs to more experimentation at the infamous Summerholt Institute.

    By cxtasy, Nov 19, 2008

  • Forget Them, Not

    By lenzinoH20, Apr 21, 2008

  • In an attempt to get the lost seven weeks of his memory back, Lex teams up with Dr. Garner for an experimental program. When Clark tries to stop him, Lionel and Dr. Garner expose him to the same radical treatment so Lionel can learn more about Clark.

    By scorpionqueen86, Oct 28, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Clark: Because of Jor-El, I always thought that my biological parents were monsters. But she wasn't...I just can't believe I forgot about her. Martha: You didn't, Clark...your first word was "Lara."

    • Lionel: She loved (Julian)! Lex: Loved him so much she couldn't bear the thought of subjecting him to your particular brand of parenting.

    • Lex: I knew you wouldn't let anything happen to me, but Mom? She would be the lamb to the slaughter.

    • Clark: I wish she (Lara) could've met you, to see what a great mom I have. Martha: She knows, Clark. A mother's love never dies.

    • Lionel: If I'd known . . . if . . . if I'd seen . . . Lex: What? Lionel: Things would have been so . . . so different between us. Lex: Yes, dad - you might have actually loved me.

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    Notes (7)

    • The following scenes didn't make it into the episode: - (Flashback) The headmaster of the Excelsior Academy informs Lionel of Lex's behavior stating and that he chose not to involve the authorities. - Lana finishes talking to someone who's repairing The Talon's phoneline and receives a letter from the Paris School of Arts to find that she is accepted. - (Flashback) Lex blows out his birthday candles with the wish that he won't have to return to boarding school. Lionel tells him that he won't, only to be surprised when Lex hugs him. - Clark talks to Martha about Lex's attempt to retrieve his lost memories and how his concern is more for Lex's well being than his secret being uncovered. Martha fears that Lex will become as ruthless as Lionel the more he pursues his memory recovery. - Lana discovers that the person who claimed to have repaired the phoneline is working for Agent Loder. Loder mentions suspicion that Lex is using The Talon to laundering money. - Lana tells Lex of the phone bugging, with Lex offering to do her a favor as an apology. Lana's request is for Lex to buyout her share of The Talon.

    • This episode was nominated for a Leo Award for Dramatic Series: Best Production Design and Dramatic Series: Best Cinematography.

    • In the scene where Jor-El and Lara place infant Clark/Kal-El inside the spaceship, Jor-El is seen wearing red, Lara is wearing blue, and baby Clark/Kal-El is wrapped in a yellow blanket -- once again, these are the same colors that comprise Superman's costume.

    • As Lex has the flashback to when his father discovered Julian dead, Superman's colors red, blue, and yellow alternately flash on adult Lex's face.

    • Music: "My Immortal" by Evanescence.

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    Trivia (12)

    • When Lex goes to the laboratory well after it was destroyed, he finds Clark on the stretcher, lying on his side. When he speaks to Clark, he is now lying on his back. As the shot fades out, Clark is once again lying on his side.

    • When Clark is reliving his earliest memory of his parents, he starts off the flashback in the first-person perspective (seeing out of his own eyes). So why during the same flashback does the perception switch to a third-person perspective (an outsider looking in). Shouldn't the whole sceen have been seen through his own eyes? Meaning, if this is Clark's flashback and we're seeing it from his point of view, there's no reason we should know what Clark looks like as a baby since Clark didn't see himself as a baby.

    • Trivia: When baby Kal-El (Clark Kent) is placed inside of the ship, there are Kryptonian letters spinning around. The message reads On this third planet from this star Sol, you will be a god among men. They are a flawed race. Rule them with strength, my son. That is where your greatness lies. (This was translated using the "official" Kryptonian character set, released in 2000 by DC Comics. This is also the standard that the Superman comic books use when incoporating Kryptonese into their stories.)

    • As many times as kryptonite in various forms has negatively affected him, Clark doesn't even hesitate to get near a big tub full of Kryptonite-green liquid.

    • The box seen here is probably the same one Lex gave Clark early in the series, which means it's made at least mostly of lead. So how could it be made from St. George's armor? Lead is too soft and too heavy to make useful armor and melts at a relatively low temperature, which would provide little protection from a (presumably fire-breathing) dragon. That's assuming, of course, that we take Lionel's story at face value.

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