Episodes 18 & 19 + recap!
Episode 17 and recap:
Clark is distraught by the marriage between Lana and Lex Luthor and starts rounding up criminals in a rather violent way, in this episode he gets into a fight club in order to track down and kill and escapee from the Phantom zone, featuring 2 WWE wrestlers.
Smallville is back after its 3 week (damn straight, that is a long time!) break the series is back on track with a nice episode.
This episode is all about Chloe's past, and her mother(who was in a mental hospital) seems to have powers to control Chloe. Lex jumps on the chance to transfer her to a LuthorCorp facility to see if she can control other "Meteor Freaks", while in captivity she controls Chloe and makes her do various errands like try and break her out or run Lex off the road etc.
Lana gets caught in some cross fire and ends up in the Smallville hospital (probably the most known landmark in Smallville) and the doctor carries out tests on her and to our astonishment (not mines as I had already sussed this out) that Lana was not pregnant but she was unknowingly slipped hormones which simulated pregnancy!
In the meantime Clark busts out Chloe and her mum, but Chloe's mum can't stay sane for long and eventually goes back to her "catatonic" state but is put into safe care via Queen industries.
In retaliation to Lex's experiments on Chloe and her mum she threatens to expose Lex's 33.1 practices on Meteor Freaks and Lex warns her to drop the story or face aggravated assault charges (for ramming Lex off the road and knock him out in his car), but Chloe remains resolute and hits back claiming some "Quality time behind bars" is worth it if she can take down Lex. Lex has the ace up his sleeve when he reveals that he will put Chloe in a place that "makes prison look like a picnic"! We can all guess he means 33.1 and Chloe warns Clark and he feels that the "war has just began" between them and Lex.
We start with Lex and Lionel in some underground tunnel network, Lionel gets hurt as some women kidnaps Lex.
Seems she is a ex soldier and her husband was supposedly KIA but was infact taken in by LuthorCorp. Lex claims he is dead but the women has already set explosives to go off in 20 minutes and sets off one in the same room after Lex wrestles her gun away and shoots her.
Clark has already made his way into the tunnels after Lionel managed to warn him about something big that Lex was doing there, but he is hit by the explosion and the walls in the tunnels contain meteor rocks and Clark is out cold for 5 minutes. He finally awakes and gets to Lex who managed to find cover, but Clark is hurt bad and has been weakened by the rocks. Lex claims he knew that he must have been invincible after he stabbed him with the chisel back in the valentines day special in Feb.
After Clark reveals that Lex forced Lana to marry him and she wanted to leave him on the day of the wedding, Lex still helps Clark who gets caught in even more rubble.
Meanwhile it seems Lana is forcing the issue after confronting Lionel in hospital about her fake pregnancy and then busting into Lex briefcase from his car to find a CD about this "ARES" project which has something to do with a Zoner. She has full access to Lex's documents on his laptop and Chloe learns that Lana knows about Clark's secret when she goes to her for help in finding Clark.
Lex and Clark get out but Lana is totally all over Clark till she spots Lex and then goes over to him to carry on her charade as Mrs Luthor.
Lana learns from Lionel that he is protecting Clark by keeping Lana close to Lex because Lex could kill Clark (?). Lex asks Lana if she did see Clark the day of the wedding and Lana does a superb act of bending the truth and indicating that she would lose her love for someone who did not love her (ie Lex was only interested in the marriage etc) but she doesn't drop the fake pregnancy discovery on him yet.
In the meantime Clark studies the maps and documents to see what Lex was really up to in the tunnels but fails to find the real deal - Lex has that ex army dude in some labs down there and seems like he might be the one who has been taken over by the Zoner in the video Lana saw...
Will Clark mend his relationship with Lex after this escape? Will Lana leech Lex for all the info she can? What is Lionel doing - whose side is he on? Where is Oliver Queen - we want more of him! Next episode 20 of 22 is out next Saturday.