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17th Mar '16 3:22:51 PM FierceArtist
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* The end of "Absolute Justice" Part 1: While Clark wakes up into the main room of the abandoned building, he learns by uncovering the wall portrait that the group he was investigating were a powerful team of heroes, and we see a flashback to their eventual downfall: [[spoiler: Wildcat/Ted Grant gets arrested in his gym, we see Green Lantern/Alan Scott get taken in for aiding and abetting The (Original) Flash/Jay Garrick when he (falsely) gets taken in for fraud, Star-Spangled Kid/Sylvester Pembleton for (trumped-up changes of) embezzlement. Perhaps most painful were Hourman/Wesley Dodds', Hawkman/Carter Hall's and Atom/Al Pratt's arrests for taking part in a riot (the former filmed cradling a dying woman) and Dr. Fate/Kent Nelson being taken away to be institutionalized as his wife watches and cries]].
17th Mar '16 2:44:14 PM FierceArtist
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* In "Salvation", Clark announces to the Justice League via comm-link to Watchtower that he'll stop the Kryptonian attacks around the world, by using the [[{{MacGuffin}} Book of Rao]] to transport them to a new world where he could lead them. Chloe, who grew up with Clark mature from farmboy to the leader of his lost people, and processing the possibility of never seeing him for the last time, tries to keep her composure, but fails:

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* In "Salvation", Clark announces to the Justice League via comm-link to Watchtower that he'll stop the Kryptonian attacks around the world, by using the [[{{MacGuffin}} Book of Rao]] to transport them to a new world where he could lead them. Chloe, who grew up with Clark mature from farmboy to the leader of his lost people, and processing the possibility of never seeing him for this being the last time, time that she ever sees him again, tries to keep her composure, composure as he announces this, but fails:fails, and can only utter a single, potent line that summed up her feelings:
17th Dec '15 12:29:30 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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** And, while it was a ForegoneConclusion, Lex fianlly sealed his FaceHeelTurn by [[spoiler: destroying his good part, Alexander.]]

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** And, while it was always a ForegoneConclusion, Lex fianlly finally sealed his FaceHeelTurn by [[spoiler: destroying his good part, Alexander.]]
17th Dec '15 12:27:35 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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** And, while it was a ForegoneConclusion, Lex fianlly sealed his FaceHeelTurn by [[spoiler: destroying his good part, Alexander.]]
3rd Dec '15 1:30:54 AM noheartxanother
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* Clark begging the spirit of Jonathan Kent that he needs his help against Darkseid. He knows full well that there's nothing his father could do even if he was alive. He's been used to being the strongest one in his household since he was a toddler, he's bent steel in his bare hands and vaporized mighty rivers with a hard glare since then, and is now ''himself'' completely outmatched. But even on [[spoiler: the day he becomes Superman]], there's still a part of him deep down inside that believes his dad can fix it all and make everything okay again, because he's his son and that's what dads are supposed to do. [[CrowningMomentsOfHeartwarming Instead, Jonathan makes him understand he has it in him to save the world himself.]]
5th Jul '15 4:29:53 PM nombretomado
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* ''Hero'': A small one that once again radiates MagnificentBastard-ness, LexLuthor style.

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* ''Hero'': "Hero": A small one that once again radiates MagnificentBastard-ness, LexLuthor style.ComicBook/LexLuthor-style.



* ''Veritas'': Clark and Chloe is convinced Lionel murdered all others in his secret society. Lionel ends up on his knees before Chloe trying to make her listen, but sadly, PoorCommunicationKills.

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* ''Veritas'': "Veritas": Clark and Chloe is convinced Lionel murdered all others in his secret society. Lionel ends up on his knees before Chloe trying to make her listen, but sadly, PoorCommunicationKills.



* ''Descent'': [[spoiler:Lex [[SelfMadeOrphan kills his father]]. Although it is marred by how Lionel is being very negatively portrayed in ''Traveler''.]]

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* ''Descent'': "Descent": [[spoiler:Lex [[SelfMadeOrphan kills his father]]. Although it is marred by how Lionel is being very negatively portrayed in ''Traveler''.]]
6th Jun '15 8:13:59 AM Omeganian
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** The whole background [[spoiler:created by Dr. Hudson can be considered that if taken as reality. Think, a child lost his parents. As a result, he started making up a story where he is capable of protecting everyone. Then he snapped and hurt everyone he cared about.]]
14th Aug '14 2:06:05 AM jreneau
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* ''Requiem'': Lana absorbs so much kryptonite radiation that she can no longer be anywhere near Clark. Their final, dramatic goodbye before she leaves Smallville is absolutely ''heartwrenching''.
1st Aug '14 11:57:07 AM kalel32688
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* "Redux": Clark runs into William, aka Martha Kent's father. They became estranged because William has absolute contempt for Martha marrying Jonathan, a mere farmer instead of a lawyer like him. Wanting to spend time with his grandpa, Clark tries to get William, Martha, and Jonathan to make up, but fails. William never appears again.
* In "Lineage", the "villain" of the episode while deranged, turns out to be a lonely woman looking for her long-lost son. She initially believed it was Clark and she's put at odds with Lionel Luthor who she had [[WomanScorned a previous relationship with]]. When she kidnaps Lex in an attempt to have Lionel admit that she had a child with him and hand him over in a press conference, he instead issues a threat to her not to harm Lex or face the consequences. Enraged, she tries to kill Lex, only to have Clark save him as the axe breaks on his body. When she realizes that he can't be her son, she completely breaks down, and it's mentioned she was institutionalized. Martha, Jonathan and even Lex took pity on her. The latter two make it a point to mention that this is exactly how Lionel ruins lives. She never even gets to reunite with her son, who's very much alive in the show.

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* "Redux": Clark runs into William, meets his grandfather William Clark, aka Martha Kent's Martha's father. They became estranged because William has absolute contempt for Martha marrying Jonathan, a mere farmer instead of a lawyer like him. Wanting to spend time with his grandpa, Clark tries to get William, Martha, and Jonathan to make up, but fails. William never appears again.
* In "Lineage", "Lineage," Rachel Dunleavy, the "villain" of the episode episode, while deranged, turns out to be a lonely woman looking for her long-lost son. She initially believed it was Clark and she's put at odds with Lionel Luthor who with whom she had [[WomanScorned a previous relationship with]].relationship]]. When she kidnaps Lex in an attempt to have Lionel admit that she had a child with him and hand him over in a press conference, he instead issues a threat to her not to harm Lex or face the consequences. Enraged, she tries to kill Lex, only to have Clark save him as the axe ax breaks on his body. When she realizes that he can't be her son, she completely breaks down, and it's mentioned she was institutionalized. Martha, Jonathan Jonathan, and even Lex took take pity on her. The latter two make it a point to mention that this is exactly how Lionel ruins lives. She never even gets to reunite with her son, who's very much alive in the show.



-->'''Chloe:''' I know where she is, Clark. The difference is, she isn't interested in me. (''cries as she walks out of The Torch'')
** When Clark asks Jonathan why he hates the Luthors so much, he reveals the story behind how he came to adopt him: He and Martha needed Lionel's help in getting the adoption papers to prove to the authorities Clark is legally theirs, and Lionel agreed to help him. Afterwards, Lionel wanted Jonathan to persuade the Ross brothers (Pete's father and uncle) to sell their cream corn factory to him, Jonathan refused - unable to betray them like that, until Lionel threatened to keep the papers if he doesn't comply. Clark hearing the story of how Lionel got a hold in Smallville and how Pete's family got screwed over by him, blames himself. Jonathan won't have it, and takes full responsibility:

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-->'''Chloe:''' I know where she is, Clark. The difference is, she isn't interested in me. (''cries as she walks out of The Torch'')
me!
** When Clark asks Jonathan why he hates the Luthors so much, he Jonathan reveals the story behind how he and Martha came to adopt him: Clark: He and Martha needed Lionel's help in getting the adoption papers to prove to the authorities that Clark is legally theirs, and Lionel agreed to help him. Afterwards, Lionel wanted Jonathan to persuade the Ross brothers (Pete's father and uncle) to sell their cream corn factory to him, but Jonathan refused - refused, unable to betray them the Rosses like that, until Lionel threatened to keep the papers reveal to Child Services that Clark's adoption was faked if he Jonathan doesn't comply. Clark Clark, hearing the story of how Lionel got a hold in Smallville and how Pete's family got screwed over by him, blames himself. himself, but Jonathan won't have it, it and takes full responsibility:



* ''Skinwalker'': [[spoiler:[[TemporaryLoveInterest Kyla]] [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dying in Clark's arms.]]]]
* ''Insurgence'' is one for Lex, from his CallingTheOldManOut of Jonathan always assuming the worst of him to the ending shot of him watching the Kents happily walk away after Lionel coldly told him he's moving out of the mansion.
* In ''Rush'', Clark finally gathered the courage to ask Lana out. Then, Chloe [[spoiler:is infected by adrenaline-stimulating parasites which makes her [[OhCrap dangerously implusive]]]], and Clark is similarly affected by [[spoiler:[[ThisIsGonnaSuck red kryptonite]]]]. Chloe brings them to the Talon (Lana's coffee shop), where they make out passionately - put it this way, the relevant clip received a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids 18+ rating]] on YouTube. Chloe strips Clark, [[spoiler:the red kryptonite falls out and he is back to normal to find Chloe pinning him onto a sofa]]. He tries to get away, but Chloe [[ForcefulKiss forces a kiss]] on him the moment Lana, who has been told by a waitress of their behaviour, walks in...
--->'''Clark''': Lana, this is not what it looks like. (Lana stares at him then sweeps past him)
--->'''Chloe''': Yes it is, Lana, it is exactly what it looks like. Oh, and guess what? Clark told me everything. (Lana pauses at the door) And I mean, everything [[note]]Referring to his secret of being an alien with superpowers[[/note]].(Chloe walks out of the Talon)
--->'''Clark''': Lana, ICanExplain. (Lana slams the door behind her with tears streaming down her face)

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* ''Skinwalker'': "Skinwalker": [[spoiler:[[TemporaryLoveInterest Kyla]] [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dying in Clark's arms.]]]]
* ''Insurgence'' "Insurgence" is one for Lex, from his CallingTheOldManOut of Jonathan always assuming the worst of him to the ending shot of him watching the Kents happily walk away after Lionel coldly told him he's moving out of the mansion.
* In ''Rush'', "Rush," Clark finally gathered the courage to ask Lana out. Then, Chloe [[spoiler:is infected by adrenaline-stimulating parasites which makes her [[OhCrap dangerously implusive]]]], impulsive]]]], and Clark is similarly affected by [[spoiler:[[ThisIsGonnaSuck red kryptonite]]]]. Chloe brings them to the Talon (Lana's coffee shop), where they make out passionately - put passionately--put it this way, the relevant clip received a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids 18+ rating]] on YouTube. Chloe strips Clark, [[spoiler:the red kryptonite falls out out, and he is back to normal to find Chloe pinning him onto a sofa]]. He tries to get away, but Chloe [[ForcefulKiss forces a kiss]] on him the moment Lana, who has been told by a waitress of their behaviour, behavior, walks in...
--->'''Clark''': Lana, this is not what it looks like. (Lana (''Lana stares at him him, then sweeps past him)
him'')
--->'''Chloe''': Yes Yes, it is, Lana, it is exactly what it looks like. Oh, and guess what? Clark told me everything. (Lana (''Lana pauses at the door) door'') And I mean, everything [[note]]Referring to his secret of being an alien with superpowers[[/note]].(Chloe superpowers[[/note]]. (''Chloe walks out of the Talon)
Talon'')
--->'''Clark''': Lana, ICanExplain. (Lana (''Lana slams the door behind her with tears streaming down her face)face'')



* In ''Fever'', when Clark falls very ill due to some [[KryptoniteIsEverywhere kryptonite]]-[[GreenRocks infested]] spores, Chloe visits him when he is unconscious. It was pretty heartwarming at first...well, the Smallville wiki puts it best:
--->'''Chloe''': So yet in another classic maneuver to avoid emotional intimacy, I wrote my feelings down so that I could read them to you, thereby avoiding the embarrassing eye contact. (''takes a deep breath and starts to read'') ''I want to let you in on a little secret, Clark. I'm not who you think I am. In fact, my disguise is so thin, I'm surprised you haven't seen right through me. I'm the girl of your dreams [[JustFriends masquerading as your best friend]]. Sometimes I want to rip off this façade like I did at the Spring Formal, but I can't because you'll get scared and run away again. So I decided that it's better to live with the lie than expose my true feelings.'' This is so much easier when you are unconscious. (''[[BeautifulDreamer tenderly caresses Clark's hair]]'') ''My dad told me there are two types of girls: the ones you grow out of, and the ones you grow into. I really hope I'm the latter. [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy I may not be the one you love today, but I'll let you go for now, hoping one day you'll fly back to me.]] Because I think you're [[IWillWaitForYou worth the wait.]]'' (''again, carefully strokes Clark's brow'') Clark? (''Clark smiles and stirs in his sleep'')
--->'''Clark''': (''groans'') [[SatelliteLoveInterest Lana]]? (*Collective wince from viewers*) (''A few seconds of blank shock, then a single tear slides down Chloe's cheek; she leaves in a hurry, with one final tearful glance from the door'')
** Seriously, seasons one and two just seems to be one long BreakTheCutie sequence for Chloe. Clark just can't stop breaking her heart to chase after Lana, [[IncrediblyLamePun uncon]][[ObliviousToLove sciously]] or not.

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* In ''Fever'', "Fever," when Clark falls very ill due to some [[KryptoniteIsEverywhere kryptonite]]-[[GreenRocks infested]] irradiated]] spores, Chloe visits him when he is unconscious. It was pretty heartwarming at first...well, the Smallville wiki puts it best:
--->'''Chloe''': So yet in another classic maneuver to avoid emotional intimacy, I wrote my feelings down so that I could read them to you, thereby avoiding the embarrassing eye contact. (''takes a deep breath and starts to read'') ''I "I want to let you in on a little secret, Clark. I'm not who you think I am. In fact, my disguise is so thin, I'm surprised you haven't seen right through me. I'm the girl of your dreams [[JustFriends masquerading as your best friend]]. Sometimes I want to rip off this façade like I did at the Spring Formal, but I can't because you'll get scared and run away again. So I decided that it's better to live with the lie than expose my true feelings.'' " This is so much easier when you are unconscious. (''[[BeautifulDreamer tenderly caresses Clark's hair]]'') ''My "My dad told me there are two types of girls: the ones you grow out of, and the ones you grow into. I really hope I'm the latter. [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy I may not be the one you love today, but I'll let you go for now, hoping one day you'll fly back to me.]] me]]. Because I think you're [[IWillWaitForYou worth the wait.]]'' wait]]." (''again, carefully strokes Clark's brow'') Clark? (''Clark smiles and stirs in his sleep'')
--->'''Clark''': (''groans'') [[SatelliteLoveInterest Lana]]? (*Collective wince from viewers*) (''A few seconds of blank shock, then a single tear SingleTear slides down Chloe's cheek; she leaves in a hurry, with one final tearful glance from the door'')
** Seriously, seasons one Seasons 1 and two 2 just seems seem to be one long BreakTheCutie sequence for Chloe. Clark just can't stop breaking her heart to chase after Lana, [[IncrediblyLamePun uncon]][[ObliviousToLove sciously]] or not.



* In ''Calling'', Lionel comes to Chloe and offers her a column in the Daily Planet (something she wanted for a very long time) - at the price of [[spoiler:investigating Clark Kent]]. She turns him down, saying that she would never betray her friends. [[MagnificentBastard Lio]][[ManipulativeBastard nel]] wonders if her friend would be as loyal to her as she is to them. Then she saw Lana and Clark kissing in the loft and left crying.
* In the next episode ''Exodus'', Lana is preparing for Lex's wedding, and when Chloe asks, she [[BlatantLies lies]] and says that Clark and her are JustFriends. Chloe then confronts Clark, who barely pays her any attention.
** Jor-El then [[{{Superdickery}} demands]] Clark to fulfill his kryptonian [[BecauseDestinySaysSo destiny]]. In an attempt to resist it, Clark decides to sever his only kryptonian link, the ship he arrived to Earth in, by putting a kryptonite key in it. The ship explodes, causing a huge shock wave. [[spoiler:The Kent truck is overturned, and Martha lost her baby.]]
--->'''Jonathan''': Your actions...have consequences.
** Lana finds Clark, who is in pain and is convinced that he would only hurt everyone around him if he stayed. He steals Chloe's red kryptonite ring and puts it on, leaving for Metropolis, leaving behind a distraught Lana.

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* In ''Calling'', "Calling," Lionel comes to Chloe and offers her a column in the Daily Planet ''Daily Planet'' (something she wanted for a very long time) - time)...at the price of [[spoiler:investigating Clark Kent]].Clark]]. She turns him down, saying that she would never betray her friends. [[MagnificentBastard Lio]][[ManipulativeBastard nel]] wonders if her friend [[spoiler:Clark]] would be as loyal to her as she is to them. him. Then she saw Lana sees [[spoiler:Lana and Clark kissing in the loft loft]] and left leaves crying.
* In the next episode ''Exodus'', "Exodus," Lana is preparing for Lex's wedding, and when Chloe asks, she [[BlatantLies lies]] and says that Clark and her are JustFriends. Chloe then confronts Clark, who barely pays her any attention.
** Jor-El then [[{{Superdickery}} demands]] that Clark to fulfill his kryptonian Kryptonian [[BecauseDestinySaysSo destiny]]. In an attempt to resist it, Clark decides to sever his only kryptonian Kryptonian link, the ship he arrived to Earth in, by putting a kryptonite key in it. The ship explodes, causing a huge shock wave. shockwave. [[spoiler:The Kent truck is overturned, and Martha lost loses her baby.]]
--->'''Jonathan''': Your actions...actions have consequences.
consequences, Clark! Didn't your mother and I ever teach you that?
--->'''Clark''': Yes, but--
--->'''Jonathan''': There's no time for excuses, Clark! It's too late! You didn't think this thing through. You had no idea what was going to happen, and now [[spoiler:your mother is lying in a hospital bed]]!
** Lana finds Clark, who is in pain and is convinced that he would only hurt everyone around him if he stayed. stayed in Smallville. He steals Chloe's red kryptonite ring and ring, puts it on, leaving and departs for Metropolis, leaving behind a distraught Lana.



* Picking up from ''Exodus'', in ''Exile'', Chloe tries to talk Clark into going back to Smallville and is met with violence.
* In the next episode, ''Phoenix'', Jonathan makes a DealWithTheDevil to bring Clark back at the cost of his health. Lana breaks up with Clark.
--->'''Chloe''': I mean, let's face it, Lana. Clark has more issues than Rolling Stone. [[note]]It's a magazine which has over 1000 issues.[[/note]]
* ''Truth'': Chloe, who breathed in a truth gas that forces anyone she asks to tell the truth, asks Pete what is the secret. To both Chloe and Clark's surprise, instead of talking about Clark's secret (what she was asking for) he suddenly [[WhereDaWhiteWomenAt kissed her and admitted that he has a crush on her for a long time]]. Shocked, Chloe forgot all about uncovering Clark; Pete is very embarrassed and runs away, pleading for Chloe (who is dying from the truth gas) to seek treatment. Later, Clark asks why Pete never told him or Chloe. Pete said he doesn't think he ever have a chance with the gorgeous Chloe; he also knows full well that she only has eyes for Clark (better than [[ObliviousToLove Clark himself anyway]]) and he is [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy fine with them being together, even consoling Chloe when she broke up with Clark]].
** Made sadder later in ''Forsaken'' as Pete is [[spoiler:PutOnABus.]]
** LexLuthor admitting to Chloe that all he ever wanted from [[AbusiveParents Lionel]] is ''love''.

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* Picking up from ''Exodus'', "Exodus," in ''Exile'', "Exile," Chloe tries to talk Clark into going back to Smallville and is met with violence.
--->'''Clark''': (''pushing Chloe towards the door of his apartment'') Chloe, get out! If you tell anywhere where I am, I'll go someplace where they'll never find me!
--->'''Chloe''': I don't know who you are anymore.
--->'''Clark''': GET OUT!!!
* In the next episode, ''Phoenix'', "Phoenix," Jonathan makes a DealWithTheDevil [[DealWithTheDevil deal with Jor-El]] to bring Clark back at the cost of his health. Lana breaks up with Clark.
--->'''Chloe''': I mean, let's face it, Lana. Clark has more issues than Rolling Stone.''Rolling Stone''. [[note]]It's a magazine which has over 1000 issues.[[/note]]
* ''Truth'': "Truth": Chloe, who breathed in a truth gas that forces anyone she asks to tell the truth, asks Pete what is the secret. To both Chloe and Clark's surprise, instead of talking about Clark's secret (what she was asking for) for), he suddenly [[WhereDaWhiteWomenAt kissed her and admitted that he has had a crush on her for a long time]]. Shocked, Chloe forgot forgets all about uncovering Clark; Pete is very embarrassed and runs away, pleading for Chloe (who is dying from the truth gas) to seek treatment. Later, Later on, Clark asks why Pete never told him or Chloe. Chloe; Pete said replies he doesn't didn't think he ever have had a chance with the gorgeous Chloe; he Chloe and also knows full well that she only has eyes for Clark (better than [[ObliviousToLove Clark himself anyway]]) and he is [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy fine with them being together, even consoling Chloe when she broke up with Clark]].
** Made sadder later in ''Forsaken'' "Forsaken" as Pete is [[spoiler:PutOnABus.]]
[[spoiler:PutOnABus]].
** LexLuthor Lex admitting to Chloe that all he ever wanted from [[AbusiveParents Lionel]] is ''love''.



* ''Memoria'': Lex reveals to Lionel what his brain treatments have caused him to remember - [[spoiler: that his mother Lilian was responsible for his brother Julian's death, an action Lex took the blame for and arguably set the tone of Lionel and Lex's [[WellDoneSonGuy relationship]].]] The look on Lionel's face when he realizes that [[EvenEvilHasStandards all the resentment he had been holding toward his son was for nothing]] is heartwrenching; his pitiful attempts to apologize as Lex utterly rejects the gesture and rips himself out of his father's grasp just end it for this troper.

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* ''Memoria'': "Memoria": Lex reveals to Lionel what his brain treatments have caused him to remember - [[spoiler: that remember--[[spoiler:that his mother Lilian Lillian was responsible for his brother Julian's death, an action Lex took the blame for and arguably set the tone of Lionel and Lex's [[WellDoneSonGuy relationship]].]] relationship]]]]. The look on Lionel's face when he realizes that [[EvenEvilHasStandards all the resentment he had been holding toward his son was for nothing]] is heartwrenching; heart-wrenching; his pitiful attempts to apologize as Lex utterly rejects the gesture and rips himself out of his father's grasp just end it for this troper.



* Façade: After Chloe confesses that she still loves Clark deeply, she looks on as Lois and Clark shares a flirty moment. The song playing nails it.

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* Façade: "Façade": After Chloe confesses that she still loves Clark deeply, she looks on as Lois and Clark shares a flirty moment. The song playing nails it.



* ''Transference'': Clark [[spoiler:[[FreakyFridayFlip actually Lionel]]]] [[DirtyOldMan has a long flirt]] with Chloe, then pull back at the last possible moment when they are about to kiss, with the cruelest of manners.

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* ''Transference'': "Transference": Clark [[spoiler:[[FreakyFridayFlip actually Lionel]]]] [[DirtyOldMan has a long flirt]] with Chloe, then pull pulls back at the last possible moment when they are they're about to kiss, with the cruelest of manners.



* ''Scare'': An episode mostly [[NightmareFuel dedicated to scaring the living daylights out of viewers]], but near the end Chloe tells Clark what her [[YourWorstNightmare worst nightmare]] is. She says that she found her MissingMom three months earlier...in a mental institution for a hereditary mental illness. That's why there is a Chloe-like straitjacket-bound zombie figure in her nightmare informing her that she cannot escape. [[DownerEnding She is terrified that she is going to end up insane like her mother and starts crying. While she says that she feels a bit better after telling a friend, Clark considers, but then decides against telling her his secret, despite her officially being his best friend at the time]].

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* ''Scare'': "Scare": An episode mostly [[NightmareFuel dedicated to scaring the living daylights out of viewers]], but near the end end, Chloe tells Clark what her [[YourWorstNightmare worst nightmare]] is. She says that she found her MissingMom three months earlier...in a mental institution for a hereditary mental illness. That's why there is a Chloe-like straitjacket-bound zombie figure in her nightmare informing her that she cannot escape. [[DownerEnding She is terrified that she is going to end up insane like her mother and starts crying. While she says that she feels a bit better after telling a friend, Clark considers, but then decides against telling her his secret, despite her officially being his best friend at the time]].



-->'''Clark''': (''talking about his worst fear'') [[WhoWantsToLiveForever ...I was completely alone.]]

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-->'''Clark''': (''talking about his worst fear'') [[WhoWantsToLiveForever ...I was completely alone.]]alone]].



* ''Pariah'': [[spoiler:Alicia being hung from a noose. And Clark howling BigNo.]]
** For me, one of the stand-out TearJerker moments is in "Pariah", when Clark finds that [[spoiler:[[EnsembleDarkhorse Alicia]] [[TemporaryLoveInterest Baker]] has been murdered.]] It's... that BigNo he lets out is one of those rare moments where the moment is ''not'' {{Narm}} - it is an anguished, primal ''wail'', so horrifyingly real and gut-wrenching that you can't help feeling his grief. It's a lot worse when you consider that a) [[spoiler:Alicia]] was the first girl he loved who knew, accepted and understood him; and b) he never even had closure with her, seeing that she died believing he didn't trust her, and he pretty much has to live with that for the rest of his life. Also note just how ''violent'' [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge his initial reaction to her death was...]] even if she was only a three-episode character, her brief presence had a major impact, and her death was as powerfully and painfully emotional as was her relationship with Clark.
** He also blames himself for her death. Believing if he told everyone about his secret like she said, she'd still be alive.
* ''Blank'': Mostly [[{{Funny/Smallville}} funny]] and [[{{Heartwarming/Smallville}} heartwarming]], but with two small examples of this:

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* ''Pariah'': [[spoiler:Alicia being hung from a noose. And Clark howling BigNo.]]
** For me, one of the stand-out TearJerker moments is in "Pariah", when
"Pariah": Clark finds that [[spoiler:[[EnsembleDarkhorse Alicia]] [[TemporaryLoveInterest Baker]] has been murdered.]] It's... that BigNo he lets out is one of those rare moments where the moment is ''not'' {{Narm}} - {{Narm}}; it is an anguished, primal ''wail'', so horrifyingly real and gut-wrenching that you can't help feeling his grief. It's a lot worse when you consider that a) [[spoiler:Alicia]] was the first girl he loved who knew, accepted accepted, and understood him; and b) he never even had closure with her, seeing that she died believing he didn't trust her, and he pretty much has to live with that for the rest of his life. Also note just how ''violent'' [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge his initial reaction to her death was...]] was]] even if she was only a three-episode character, her brief presence had a major impact, and her death was as powerfully and painfully emotional as was her relationship with Clark.
** He Clark also blames himself for her death. Believing if he told everyone about his secret like she said, she'd still be alive.
* ''Blank'': "Blank": Mostly [[{{Funny/Smallville}} funny]] and [[{{Heartwarming/Smallville}} heartwarming]], but with two small examples of this:



-->Clark: Who is that?
-->Chloe: (sadly) That...is Lana. The love of your life.
** Clark regains all his memories at the end but forgot what Chloe did all episode to help him.
-->Clark: Chloe, I need you to be completely honest with me.
-->Chloe: Honest, huh?[[note]]Something he hasn't been with her for a ''very'' long time. He could be a real hypocrite sometimes.[[/note]]
-->Clark: What'd I do?
-->Chloe: You trusted me.[[note]]He revealed all his abilities to Chloe thinking that he already did before.[[/note]]
* ''Ageless'': The freak of the week ages rapidly and is about to self-destruct in a huge explosion. His last words are "I wish you were my father, Clark."
** To be more specific Clark and Lana find a baby boy in a field and adopt him. Unfortunately, he starts [[RapidAging aging rapidly]], and despite everyone's best efforts, he dies. The worse part was the scene where the boy's biological father didn't want anything to do with him.
* ''Forever'': What did you expect from the last episode of high school? Special mentions goes to Chloe sadly packing up her things at the Torch and has one good long look at the office before leaving. It is going to be sorely missed.

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-->Clark: -->'''Clark''': Who is that?
-->Chloe: (sadly) -->'''Chloe''': (''sadly'') That...is Lana. The love of your life.
** Clark regains all his memories at the end end, but forgot forgets what Chloe did all throughout the episode to help him.
-->Clark: -->'''Clark''': Chloe, I need you to be completely honest with me.
-->Chloe: -->'''Chloe''': Honest, huh?[[note]]Something he hasn't been with her for a ''very'' long time. He could be a real hypocrite {{hypocrite}} sometimes.[[/note]]
-->Clark: -->'''Clark''': What'd I do?
-->Chloe: -->'''Chloe''': You trusted me.[[note]]He revealed all his abilities to Chloe thinking that he already did before.[[/note]]
* ''Ageless'': The "Ageless": Evan, the freak of the week week, ages rapidly and is about to self-destruct in a huge explosion. His last words are "I wish you were my father, Clark."
** To be more specific specific, Clark and Lana find a baby boy in a field and adopt him. Unfortunately, he the baby, named "Evan," starts [[RapidAging aging rapidly]], and rapidly]] and, despite everyone's best efforts, he dies. The worse part was the scene where the boy's Evan's biological father didn't want anything to do with him.
* ''Forever'': "Forever": What did you expect from the last episode of high school? Special mentions goes to Chloe sadly packing up her things at the Torch ''Torch'' and has one good long look at the office before leaving. It is going to be sorely missed.



* ''Lexmas'': Picking up from the [[{{Heartwarming/Smallville}} heartwarming]] part of the episode... The DreamApocalypse unfolds as Lana starts rapidly losing blood after delivering a baby girl. Lex begs his father to let Lana get the best treatment, but he cruelly denies it as in reality Lionel orders a risky operation to be done on Lex. He breaks down in the dream world and wakes up in reality. Afterwards, Lex decides the only thing that could prevent him from losing who he loves is money and power, and [[StartOfDarkness orders for a blackpainting campaign against Jonathan to be initiated.]] The ghost of his mother shows up as a reflection in the window and weeps as her son is determined to go down the wrong path.
** The good parts are just as tear jerking when you think about it. The dream shows that despite what he did or will do, he really wished his relationship with Clark and Chloe never soured like it did in the real world.
* ''Reckoning'': Made of {{TearJerker}}s. The first happens when Clark finally tells Lana his secret and everyone's extremely happy, to the point that you start to wonder what the big deal was with the secret. [[spoiler:Then she ''dies'' in a violent car crash when Lex gets obsessed with finding out what Lana knows. Clark gets to the scene too late, and his reaction as his dad tries to pull him away is heart wrenching. But then Clark ''goes back in time'' with the help of Jor-El, [[IResembleThatRemark right after he told him that they weren't gods]]. Unfortunately, messing with the time stream has horrible consequences, and Jonathan Kent dies in Lana's place. Martha's agonized screams at the time of his passing, and the funeral afterward really made this troper turn on the waterworks.]]
** If you think about it, Jor-El's access to [[spoiler:time travel technology]] means that he must have tried it to save [[DoomedHometown Krypton]], and was also met with [[EarthShatteringKaboom disastrous results]]. [[FridgeBrilliance Perhaps that is why he is such a firm believer in destiny]].
* ''Vengeance'': The entire episode deals with Clark's grief and regret over his actions in "Reckoning", and how he's been bottling up all of his emotions. It all finally comes out at the end of the episode, when he walks into his living room while his mom is watching an old home video of theirs. It shows [[spoiler:Jonathan]] playing with an infant Clark, and closes off with him turning to face the camera and saying a spirited "goodbye"; it's almost like a posthumous farewell from [[spoiler:father to son]].
** Just the scene of Clark breaking down in his mother's arms can get to anybody. Anybody that thought that Tom Welling couldn't act before was proven very wrong with this scene.

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* ''Lexmas'': "Lexmas": Picking up from the [[{{Heartwarming/Smallville}} heartwarming]] part of the episode... The DreamApocalypse unfolds as Lana starts rapidly losing blood after delivering a baby girl. Lex begs his father to let Lana get the best treatment, but he Dreamworld!Lionel cruelly denies it as as, in reality reality, Lionel orders a risky operation to be done on Lex. He Lex breaks down in the dream world and wakes up in reality. Afterwards, Lex decides the only thing that could can prevent him from losing who the people he loves is money and power, and [[StartOfDarkness orders for a blackpainting smear campaign against Jonathan to be initiated.]] initiated]]. The ghost of his mother shows up as a reflection in the window and weeps as her son is determined to go down the wrong path.
** The good parts are just as tear jerking tear-jerking when you think about it. The dream shows that that, despite what he did or will do, he Lex really wished his relationship with Clark and Chloe never soured like it did in the real world.
* ''Reckoning'': Made "Reckoning," the 100th episode, is made of {{TearJerker}}s. The first happens when Clark finally tells Lana his secret and everyone's extremely happy, to the point that you start to wonder what the big deal was with the secret. [[spoiler:Then she ''dies'' in a violent car crash when Lex gets obsessed with finding out what Lana knows. knows about Clark. Clark gets to the scene too late, and his reaction as his dad tries to pull him away is heart wrenching.heart-wrenching. But then Clark ''goes back in time'' with the help of Jor-El, [[IResembleThatRemark right after he told him that they weren't gods]]. Unfortunately, messing with the time stream has horrible consequences, and Jonathan Kent dies in Lana's place. Martha's agonized screams at the time of his Jonathan's passing, and the funeral afterward really made this troper turn on the waterworks.]]
waterworks]].
** If you think about it, Jor-El's access to [[spoiler:time travel [[spoiler:{{time travel}} technology]] means that he must have tried it to save [[DoomedHometown Krypton]], and was also met with [[EarthShatteringKaboom disastrous results]]. [[FridgeBrilliance Perhaps that is why he is such a firm believer in destiny]].
* ''Vengeance'': "Vengeance": The entire episode deals with Clark's grief and regret over his actions in "Reckoning", "Reckoning," and how he's been bottling up all of his emotions. It all finally comes out at the end of the episode, when he walks into his living room while his mom is watching an old home video of theirs. It shows [[spoiler:Jonathan]] playing with an infant a young Clark, and closes off with him turning to face the camera and saying a spirited "goodbye"; "Bye-bye"; it's almost like a posthumous farewell from [[spoiler:father to son]].
** Just the scene of Clark breaking down in his mother's arms can get to anybody. Anybody that who thought that Tom Welling couldn't act before was proven very wrong with this scene.



* ''Labyrinth'': Chloe is shot in the chest by officers. She twitches a few times before [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dying in Clark's arms]]. [[spoiler:Don't worry, AllJustADream.]]
* ''Crimson'': Clark is dosed with red krptonite and crashes Lex and Lana's engagement party.
-->'''[[SuperpoweredEvilSide K]][[{{Jerkass}} a]][[JekyllAndHyde l]]''': (to Chloe) After all, once Lana's off the market, all those years of unrequited pining may actually pay off. Can't say I haven't thought about it.
** Then at the end, [[spoiler:Jimmy gets increasingly jealous of Chloe's relationship with Clark. He said Clark does all sorts of horrible things when on red kryptonite (although he doesn't know that) but is EasilyForgiven, and accuses that she would never speak to him again if he is the one being the {{Jerkass}}. He challenges her saying that she would have chosen Clark over him if she had a chance. She hesitates for a long while being denying it but the damage is done. He says their relationship should be put on hold and storms out, and Chloe looks like she's going to cry.]]
* ''Progeny'': In a flashback, Moira Sullivan leaving young Chloe [[spoiler:for her own protection because of her [[PowerIncontinence uncontrollable]] MindControl [[{{Irony}} powers]]]].

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* ''Labyrinth'': "Labyrinth": Chloe is shot in the chest by officers. She twitches a few times before [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dying in Clark's arms]]. [[spoiler:Don't worry, AllJustADream.]]
* ''Crimson'': "Crimson": Clark is dosed with red krptonite and crashes Lex and Lana's engagement party.
-->'''[[SuperpoweredEvilSide K]][[{{Jerkass}} a]][[JekyllAndHyde l]]''': (to Chloe) (''to Chloe'') After all, once Lana's off the market, all those years of unrequited pining may actually pay off. Can't say I haven't thought about it.
** Then at the end, [[spoiler:Jimmy gets increasingly jealous of Chloe's relationship with Clark. He said Clark does all sorts of horrible things when on red kryptonite (although he doesn't know that) but is EasilyForgiven, and accuses that she would never speak to him again if he is the one being the {{Jerkass}}. He challenges her saying that she would have chosen Clark over him if she had a chance. She hesitates for a long while being denying it but the damage is done. He says their relationship should be put on hold and storms out, and Chloe looks like she's going to cry.]]
cry]].
* ''Progeny'': "Progeny": In a flashback, Moira Sullivan leaving young Chloe [[spoiler:for her own protection because of her [[PowerIncontinence uncontrollable]] MindControl [[{{Irony}} powers]]]].



** Another reminder of despite his godlike powers, there are always people he can't save. It is the injustice that LexLuthor walks free (after he threatens to kill Chloe or worse if she doesn't take back her article on him), Chloe has to endure this kind of pain and Moira barely had a chance to get to know the amazing woman her little daughter has grown up to be that gets you.

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** Another reminder of despite his godlike powers, there are always people he can't save. It is the injustice that LexLuthor Lex walks free (after he threatens to kill Chloe or worse if she doesn't take back her article on him), Chloe has to endure this kind of pain pain, and Moira barely had a chance to get to know the amazing woman her little daughter has grown up to be that gets you.



-->'''Chloe''': (''desperately'') No, mum, please... please don't go, mum... Not yet, not again! (''voice breaks'')

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-->'''Chloe''': (''desperately'') No, mum, Mom, please... please don't go, mum...Mom... Not yet, not again! (''voice breaks'')



* ''Phantom'', ''Bizarro'': [[spoiler:The death and return of Chloe Sullivan. Lois gets stabbed, and calls Chloe before passing out. Chloe arrives to find her losing blood badly. She starts to cry and a shining SingleTear falls on Lois' forehead, [[EmpathicHealer healing]] her completely, but Chloe [[CastFromHitPoints goes unconscious instead.]] Clark [[BigDamnHeroes arrives]] and takes them to the hospital, where they try and fail to revive Chloe. However, the scene is rather brutally butchered by Chloe WakingUpAtTheMorgue immediately after her death (and in a rather {{Narm}}y fashion), which greatly weakens a scene that could potentially be the biggest TearJerker as unlike all other lives at risk in the two episodes, being an original character, Chloe is perfectly capable of dying any time, she arguably just [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived her usefulness]] as [[CreatorsPet Lana]] just learned Clark's secret and [[{{Expy}} Chloe]] giving her life saving Lois would be quite [[RuleOfSymbolism symbolic.]]]] As this scene seems to be one of the worst spoiled, viewers are going to be sorely disappointed when they finally get to see it. TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot indeed. Also, as corny as it sounds, the lack of DiedInYourArmsTonight and/or PietaPlagiarism (which ''Smallville'' usually do pretty well) also makes it less powerful than it could be.

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* ''Phantom'', ''Bizarro'': "Phantom," Bizarro": [[spoiler:The death and return of Chloe Sullivan. Lois gets stabbed, and calls Chloe before passing out. Chloe arrives to find her losing blood badly. She starts to cry and a shining SingleTear falls on Lois' forehead, [[EmpathicHealer healing]] her completely, but Chloe [[CastFromHitPoints goes unconscious instead.]] Clark [[BigDamnHeroes arrives]] and takes them to the hospital, where they try and fail to revive Chloe. However, the scene is rather brutally butchered by Chloe WakingUpAtTheMorgue immediately after her death (and in a rather {{Narm}}y fashion), which greatly weakens a scene that could potentially be the biggest TearJerker as unlike all other lives at risk in the two episodes, being an original character, Chloe is perfectly capable of dying any time, she arguably just [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived her usefulness]] as [[CreatorsPet Lana]] just learned Clark's secret and [[{{Expy}} Chloe]] giving her life saving Lois would be quite [[RuleOfSymbolism symbolic.]]]] As this scene seems to be one of the worst spoiled, viewers are going to be sorely disappointed when they finally get to see it. TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot indeed. Also, as corny as it sounds, the lack of DiedInYourArmsTonight and/or PietaPlagiarism (which ''Smallville'' usually do pretty well) also makes it less powerful than it could be.
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* In "Salvation", Clark announces to the Justice League via comm-link to Watchtower that he'll stop the Kryptonian attacks around the world, by using the [[{{MacGuffin}} Book of Rao]] to transport them to a new world where he could lead them. Chloe, who grew up with Clark mature from farmboy to the leader of his lost people, and processing the possibility of never seeing him for the last time, tries to keep her composure, but fails:
-->'''Chloe:''' [[SoProudOfYou I'm so proud of you, Clark]]. (''quickly walks out of the control room of the Watchtower'')
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