Season 2, Ep 13, Aired 1/28/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Lionel is shot in the manor, and Jonathan is the prime suspect.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tom Welling

    Clark Kent/Kal-El of Krypton

  • Kristin Kreuk

    Lana Lang

  • Michael Rosenbaum

    Alexander ('Lex') Joseph Luthor

  • Allison Mack

    Chloe Sullivan

  • Sam Jones III

    'Pete' Ross

  • Fan Reviews (11)
  • this was a good ep i thougt

    By cube2k8, May 10, 2010

  • Multiple versions of an assailant shooting Lionel keeps us guessing about the culprit. Clark plays a key role in identifying the shooter and clearing Jonathan of the crime.

    By cxtasy, Dec 13, 2008

  • Lionel gets shot. 2 times. Falls off the balcony. Shatters the glass table. Survives?

    By Troooika, Aug 08, 2008

  • Who Shot L.L.?

    By lenzinoH20, Apr 14, 2008

  • Great Episode

    By Beer75, Aug 22, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Pete: (to Clark) You doing the eye thing? Hey, I need you to check my backyard some time. I buried a jar of quarters when I was 10. I never could find it.

    • Lionel: It truly is a sad day in Smallville.

    • Lionel: You've been loyal, Dominic, but Lex . . . is blood.

    • Lex: Are you implying I pulled the trigger? Clark: It's not like I haven't seen you shoot someone before.

    • Lex: What I find so amusing, Dominic, is that you actually believe my father is grooming you.

    Notes (7)

    • This marks the last onscreen appearance of Dominic Santori, whose fate was revealed in #3 and 4 of the Smallville comic.

    • The music Lionel is listening to before being shot is an aria from La Wally by Catalani called Ebben?...Ne Andro Lontana.

    • At the beginning of this episode, Lionel Luthor is seen reading Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche. The full title of this book is Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future. Chances are this is a reference to the Luthor genetic strain of evil.

    • Jonathan Kent mentions both the Wild Coyote (as do many others) and Highway 91. The Wild Coyote is an actual bar in Vancouver, and Highway 91 does in fact exist as well (and would likely be the route that Jonathan would take to get from the Wild Coyote to the set of the Kent farm).

    • In its first broadcast this episode aired at the same time as President Bush's State of the Union Address. WB was one of the few networks that didn't pre-empt their normal broadcasting to run the SotU.

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    Trivia (19)

    • When Clark reads out what Ethan wrote about his dad it said "to Jonathan, a great quarterback, a better friend." But when Clark tried out for the team in the episode "Hothead" he said he got his dad's old position of tailback.

    • Why did Martha take the watch home in the first place? In her conversation with Lionel, when he gave her the watch, she told him that she couldn't accept it.

    • Why does no one miss the "octagonal disc" that Martha stole in the last episode? Both Lex and Lionel knew of its value, though not in specifics, and would have inquired heavily to its whereabouts. Why wouldn't anyone notice that Mrs. Kent is the only common denominator?

    • At 8:15 right as Jonathan said "...getting involved with yours." a boom-mic pops into the scene at the top.

    • Why does Ethan try to frame anyone in the first place? He's going to be in charge of the investigation. Since so many people hate Lionel it should have been fairly easy to just never arrest a suspect and leave the case unsolved.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Pete: I don't mean to rain on your CSI parade... This is a slight nod to when Sam Jones III (Pete) guest-starred on two episodes on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, a crime show on CBS, with reruns on Spike TV.

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