Season 7, Ep 19, Aired 5/8/08
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  • Episode Description
  • After Lex is attacked by a mysterious stranger, he and Clark both discover the last surviving member of the Veritas group who holds the secret to controlling the Traveler.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Allison Mack

    Chloe Sullivan

  • Tom Welling

    Clark Kent/Kal-El of Krypton

  • Michael Rosenbaum

    Alexander ('Lex') Joseph Luthor

  • Holly Harold

  • Aaron Ashmore

    Jimmy Olsen

  • Fan Reviews (30)
  • Lex is getting closer to know Clark's secret

    By scillaward, May 09, 2008

  • So the long, lost Edward Teague, father of Jason Teague (the coach who was Lana's boyfriend during S4, and husband of Genevieve Teague) is still alive and protecting Swann's secrets about Clark.

    By edualym, May 19, 2009

  • Jason's dad.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Dec 09, 2008

  • Da Smallville code?

    By costas22, Nov 24, 2008

  • Lex is attacked and wounded with symbols cut into his chest - Clark recognizes them as kryptonian, a message for him. The cryptograph mystery leads to a cathedral in Montreal, and an unexpected survivor of Veritas.

    By cxtasy, Nov 13, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Chloe: I won't ask you where you've been or why you stood me up. As long as you picked up some cheesecake to say "I'm sorry."

    • Chloe: Well, given the large number of dead bodies rolling around lately, I, uh, thought that Lex had eliminated all his enemies.

    • Teague: People want to see you as their savior but you can't be so na├»ve. For every beacon of light in the universe, there is a pit of darkness. We must fight to keep that darkness from overwhelming us.

    • Lex: My father's obsession made me an orphan, long before he died.

    • Chloe: (to Clark) Whether you like being on this pedestal or not, you were put in this position. And some day, you're gonna have to play God.

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    Notes (5)

    • Music: Loch Lomond (referred to as the "Birks of St. Kilda")

    • International Airdates: Norway: Monday, May 19, 2008 10.50 pm on TVNorge Denmark: Monday, June 23, 2008 on TV3 Australia: Thursday, August 7, 2008 on TEN HD United Kingdom: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 on E4 Sweden: Friday, October 3, 2008 on TV6 Greece: Sunday, November 23, 2008 on Star New Zealand: Friday, June 5, 2009 on TV2 Czech Republic: March 11, 2010 on TV Nova Slovakia: August 27, 2010 on Markiza

    • Although a large amount of the episodes are filmed in Canada, this is the first time that Clark Kent is shown in this country.

    • This is the first episode of Smallville to start with the letter Q. Y is the only letter left with no episodes.

    • Although credited, Kristin Kreuk, John Glover, Erica Durance, and Laura Vandervoort do not appear in this episode.

    Trivia (9)

    • When Lex opens the grandfather clock, his mouth is closed and he is staring calmly at the clock. In the next shot, his mouth is gaping, and his eyes are pretty shocked.

    • Lex is lying in his hospital bed with no bandages or ointments on his recently cut-and-scarred chest.

    • The initial attack on Lex is never fully explained. Teague wants Lex dead so he can't control Clark. So he sends an assassin to... scar Lex's chest, so that Clark will see the symbols, so that Clark will go to Montreal, to encounter Teague. It would have been simpler to pay someone to paint the symbol on a wall or in a crop circle and kill Lex, and such a plan has the added advantage of rendering dead the one person who is close to gaining the secret. in fact, Teague does try to kill Lex later in the church, so it's clear he wants him dead.

    • When Chloe meets Clark at the hospital, he's reluctant to help Lex and she basically browbeats him into checking the situation out. But then at Isis, she suddenly switches rationales without motive, deciding they shouldn't worry about Lex.

    • Edward Teague has been waiting for Clark for a lifetime, talks to Clark for two minutes, and goes from worshipping him to saying he should die for not dealing with Lex. However, Teague himself failed to deal with Lex, telling his agent to only leave symbols on Lex's chest. Teague may not be entirely rational, but it still makes very little sense for him to kill Clark, the object of his worship, for not doing what Teague himself refused to do.

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    Allusions (2)

    • Jimmy: Wow. Get a little competition in the story department and suddenly you go all Scully on me. Referencing the 1993 TV series The X-Files starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Gillian Anderson plays skeptical FBI Agent Dana Scully who investigates paranormal phenomena along with partner and paranormal "believer" Fox Mulder, played by Duchovny.

    • Jimmy: It's all very Joseph Campbell. Referencing Joseph John Campbell, a writer of comparative religion and mythology. One of his major topics was the idea of common myths, including the cycle of a hero's journey.

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