Working late into the night, Lionel Luthor is delivered an ominous note. "Heed our warning. The son of Krypton belongs to Veritas."
Not one to take outside threats to the son of Krypton lightly, Lionel quickly dispatches a crack squad of mercenaries, armed with the latest in krypton-enhanced taser technology, to kidnap Clark. Operating under the auspice that all of this is in Clark's best interest, Lionel has no trouble claiming the ends justify the means.
Lucky for Clark, Lana and Chloe were to quick to realize that Clark's disappearance was wholly unrelated to his plans to head to the fortress and convince Jor-El to restore Kara's memory/powers. Unlucky for them, their first instinct is to seek out Lionel for help, who tries to shift the blame toward Lex, pointing out that he's been developing military-grade tasers. Yes.
Chloe and Lana aren't the only young, attractive women on Lionel's case. Patricia Swann, Virgil's daughter, discovered that her father had been part of a secret society, Veritas, along with Lionel, the Queens and Genevieve Teague. The group was dedicated to finding and protecting the prophesized "traveler" who arrived in Smallville following a meteor shower.
A quick refresher Virgil Swann was the scientist played by Christopher Reeve, the Queens are the parents of the Green Arrow and Genevieve Teague was the mother of Jason Teague, the assistant football coach who dated Lana.
Patricia discovered evidence that linked Lionel to the deaths of the other members of Veritas and realized that he wanted to keep the son of Krypton to himself. Threatening to expose him, she works out a deal to turn over the evidence in exchange for Clark. Shockingly, she's murdered in cold blood by the episode's end. For all her research into Lionel, she must never have realized the consequences of crossing the Luthor family.
Meanwhile, Chloe and Lana discover that Lionel is behind Clark's disappearance and figure out he's being held at an abandoned airstrip. Chloe notes the facility is locked down tighter than Fort Knox and quickly realizes that the only person who can save Clark is Kara, who's something of a prisoner herself inside the Luthor mansion. Fortunately, Lana has blueprints of the secret escape tunnels Lex created in the case of another home invasion.
After freeing Kara, Chloe takes her to the fortress to demand that Jor-El restore her memories and power in order to save Clark. In what was probably one of
Alison Mack's best scenes of the whole series, she pleads "Out of all the planets across the universe you decided to send your only son to this one, to Earth! You trusted us to protect him! Now please, Jor-El, I need you to trust me. I love your son! He's in danger and he needs your help!"
Jor-El, who must have dug her bit of monologue as much as I did, obliges the request and returns Kara to her pre-amnesia state.
In short order, Kara arrives at the airstrip, where Lionel's thug has taken matters into his own hands and decided that is Clark is too dangerous to be kept alive. She destroys the cage, by throwing it into the control room, which reveals to Clark that Lionel was behind his imprisonment.
Back at the farm, Patricia explains to Clark about Veritas, and Clark, who "always looks for the good in people" finally realizes that the Luthors are a lost cause. He confronts Lionel and asks the obvious question why was the cage built in the first place (and wouldn't it have been easier to just bring Patricia out to the farm to meet Clark if he was going to have her killed anyway?) and tells Lionel he's the same terrible person he's always been.
This was the episode I've been waiting for for a while. Kara finally served a purpose. The Veritas storyline was introduced. Chloe and Lana worked together to save Clark, and it didn't come off as trite. There was a small but significant reference to an older episode ("Lockdown") that made me think there is some continuity in this show after all. Can't wait to see next week's episode.
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Working late into the night, Lionel Luthor is delivered an ominous note. Heed our warning. The son of Krypton belongs to Veritas.Not one to take outside threats to the son of Krypton lightly, Lionel quickly dispatches a crack squad of mercenaries, armed with the latest in krypton-enhanced taser technology, to kidnap Clark. Operating under the auspice that all of this is in Clarks best interest, Lionel has no trouble claiming the ends justify the means.Lucky for Clark, Lana and Chloe were to quick to realize that Clarks disappearance was wholly unrelated to his plans to head to the fortress and convince Jor-El to restore Karas memory/powers. Unlucky for them, their first instinct is to seek out Lionel for help, who tries to shift the blame toward Lex, pointing out that hes been developing military-grade tasers. Yes.Chloe and Lana arent the only young, attractive women on Lionels case. Patricia Swann, Virgils daughter, discovered t...