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Recap - 'Smallville': 'Kent'

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Smallville S10E17 'Kent': Jonathan Kent and Clark Kent

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Clark and Lois are shocked when they receive an early wedding gift from Martha: the deed to the Kent farm. As they struggle with the decision to keep or sell the farm, the sinister Clark Luthor materialises in the barn, having used a second Kryptonian relic to leave his own world. Clark confronts his nemesis, but the doppelganger sends him to the alternate universe and destroys the Kryptonian crystal.

Clark arrives at the funeral of Oliver Queen, but the ceremony is interrupted by an alternate Jonathan. As Jonathan rants bitterly about Queen seizing control of his business, Clark is attacked by the young millionaire's widow, the alternate Lois, who is wielding a meteor rock. Clark is able to convince her that he is not Clark Luthor and Lois implores him to escape, since everyone in Metropolis is now armed with meteor rocks, on Oliver's instruction.

Smallville S10E17 'Kent': Clark Kent
Back in the regular world, Clark Luthor meets with Lois and claims that he is still worried about the threat posed by Lionel. Believing him to be the real Clark, Lois reveals that Tess is still monitoring Lionel via GPS. Clark Luthor leaves, but Lois is disturbed by his odd behaviour and attempts to contact Tess. Meanwhile, Tess attempts to get an estimate on costs to have the old Luthor mansion torn down. She is confronted by Clark Luthor, realising his true identity when she spots his lack of an engagement ring. However, they are interrupted by a contractor and Clark Luthor departs.

Desperate to bring the real Clark back, Lois works with Emil to reassemble the first Kryptonian crystal, which Emil and Tess secretly pocketed during Clark's first trip to the parallel world. At the Daily Planet, Tess discovers a package in her office, containing a dress, shoes and an invitation to dinner from Clark Luthor. When she meets him at the Ace of Clubs, the villain tells Tess that if she helps him to track down and murder Lionel, then they can be together. Otherwise, he will kill her.

Smallville S10E17 'Kent': Jonathan Kent
Back in the parallel world, Clark visits the derelict Kent barn, hoping to speak with the alternate Jonathan Kent. However, Jonathan surprises Clark with a meteor rock and knocks him unconscious. As a weakened Clark is bound to a chair, Alt-Jonathan reveals that, in this world, the meteor shower destroyed most of the farm, with his floundering business soon being bought up by the affluent Oliver Queen. Jonathan reveals that he found traces of gold meteor rock and that he had hoped to discover more, but now he plans to hand Clark over to the police and buy his farm back with the reward money.

When Clark asks about Martha, Jonathan claims that she abandoned him. Clark attempts to convince Jonathan that he is from a parallel world, where he was raised by a different Jonathan and Martha. Jonathan is eventually convinced, releasing Clark and disposing of the meteor rock. When Clark tells him to leave the farm and lead a new life with Martha, Jonathan acknowledges him as his son. At that moment, Clark is pulled back to his own world, with Emil having fixed the crystal using lasers.

Smallville S10E17 'Kent': Clark Kent and Lois Lane
At Luthorcorp, Tess gives Clark Luthor a mobile GPS tracker to hone in on Lionel, but as he leaves, she reroutes the signal. An angry Clark Luthor returns and catches Tess, dangling her from the skyscraper window. However, the real Clark arrives just in time, saving Tess and doing battle with his doppelganger. The pair arrive at the Fortress of Solitude and Clark attempts to convince his double to ignore Lionel's influence and find redemption. Clark calls on Jor-El, who begins to communicate with Clark Luthor.

Sometime later, Emil reveals to Tess that gold kryptonite is real and could potentially remove Clark's powers for good. Tess also admits that she was tempted by Clark Luthor's offer, but Emil assures her that she is better than that. Back at the Kent farm, Clark tells Lois that it is time for him to let go of the comforts of his past, such the farm and his parents. He announces that it is time to move to Metropolis, and Lois happily agrees. Meanwhile, back in the parallel world, the alternate Jonathan pays a visit to the home of Martha Kent.

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