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From Coax’s Sept. 11 spoilers:

2.7 will see a middle-aged woman named Rebecca Dunlevy claim that she is Clark’s biological mother. She makes the Kents nervous, if only because she threatens to attract scrutiny to the strange circumstances under which Kal-El was adopted by puny humans.

The really weird part is who Rebecca thinks is Clark’s biological father. (Hint: His face is a familiar one to all “Smallville” fans.)

Lana, meanwhile, meets a former love of her mother’s, a married, Luthor-hating attorney named Henry Small. Lana comes to believe Small might be her true biological father. (2.7, aptly, is titled “Lineage.”)

Pete Ross, who will learn of Clark’s extraterrestrial origins early in the season, will help the boy of steel sneak into a Metropolis medical facility to engineer a DNA swap (if you know what I mean). Clark will demonstrate during the mission that he’s getting awfully handy with the heat-vision.

What does TV Guide say about tonight’s installment?

A strange woman arrives in Smallville and tells Clark that she's his biological mother and informs Lex that Lionel is the father. And she wants Clark to take a DNA test to confirm her story. Meanwhile, Lana decides to meet the man who could be her biological father.

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  • Nov. 5, 2002, 1:08 a.m. CST


    by zenda

    I don't know why, since I have nothing to say.

  • Nov. 5, 2002, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Have they dealt with DNA on Super Boy yet?

    by Kelvington

    Will it be possible for Clark to give DNA? Wasn't it impossible for a needle to penatrate his skin? Or are we going to cut a hair with bolt cutters? Please don't tell me they want him to fill a cup? Just curious. I'll avoid the obvious, from here? and the Faster than a speeding bullet references.

  • Nov. 5, 2002, 1:16 a.m. CST

    You could have at least mentioned HOTPANTS, then.

    by Gellar's Ass

    DNA tests, paternity battles... how much longer before we get the Evil Twin? As long as they don't replace Lana and Chloe with their remarkably similar cousins following a salary dispute. That would suck.

  • Nov. 5, 2002, 6:14 a.m. CST

    Obtaining DNA is easy, even from Clark...

    by Pimpernel

    You just swab the back of the palate. Voila! No super-powered interference.

  • Nov. 5, 2002, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Salvia makes sense...

    by Kelvington

    I agree, Salvia makes sense, I hadn't considered that. I was thinking of more traditional route. Although I would like to know how they cut his hair. "Son this won't hurt a bit..." Sound of chainsaw is heard in background. You think YOUR kid is scared of the barber?

  • Nov. 5, 2002, 9:22 a.m. CST


    by indyhu

    It may not be that he can't provide DNA, it could be that he doesn't want to. I'm sure that his DNA is different enough from Terran DNA that any scientist looking at it is going to notice the difference.

  • Nov. 5, 2002, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Is it just the gay guy in me...

    by Electric_Monk

    Or is Clark and Lex

  • Nov. 5, 2002, 10:43 a.m. CST

    In Smallville, it shall be revealed that Lex Luthor and Clark Ke

    by NeofromtheMatrix

    Whether Jor-El or Big Daddy Luthor is both their father, that remains to be seen.

  • Nov. 5, 2002, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Lana is hot...

    by Turtle Power AKA

    but I bet Chloe would suck your dick, let you nut in her eye, and use her hair for a nutrag. Godbless her.

  • Nov. 5, 2002, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Dammit, I always get fooled by that "exclusive footage" BS

    by aceattorney


  • Nov. 5, 2002, 12:22 p.m. CST

    SALIVA! S-A-L-I-V-A. Not salvia.


    OK, that was petty and I apologize. Electric Monk - it might be your inner queen, but I think I'll keep an eye out for any homoerotic subtext. Out of curiousity more than anything else. And yeah, I suspect a little DNA rope-a-dope is necessary. Alien DNA is probably not something Clark wants people running around with. And if ANYONE other that Jor-El ends up being the father, I will seriously lose my shit.

  • in almost every single goddammed episode we have to have the moment where Lana whines about her parents dying. At this point, if I was clark, I would have just said, "Lana, You're hot, but geezus, stop whining and see a therapist"

  • Nov. 5, 2002, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Sorry, Turtlepower...

    by FranklinCobb

    But the Hulk Hogan "use her hair for a nutrag, brother!" was funnier. I think celebrity takes on this is the way to go. Not that I'm particularly inspired to provide an example, just saying is all.------Oh yeah, and Smallville looks like a good ep tonight, but I've long since tired of trying to convince bashers of the show of this, so Chloe sexual fantasies away!

  • Nov. 5, 2002, 2:16 p.m. CST

    The point of the DNA is not how it is obtained

    by ArchDiver

    but what the results will be from the testing. Extra chromosomes, freaky gene pairs, etc. AD out

  • Nov. 5, 2002, 5:11 p.m. CST

    It's not the gay in you, Electric Monk.

    by SleazyG.

    Sorry, that came out wrong. Anyways, as a straight guy I can tell you the only ones who DON'T smell the subtext on those two are homophobes. It's so barely below the surface I actually expect it to BE surface by season's end. Oh, and I know just as many chicks (and guys) using the Lex/Clark combo for fantasy fodder as there are guys thinking about a Lana/Chloe combo platter. Now if only Lex's two love interests could be added to the mix...

  • Nov. 5, 2002, 5:40 p.m. CST


    by A-Train2000

    If they want his dna all they need is one of those police lights that make body fluids show up. Shine that baby around the barn loft and jackpot. Clark has had that telescope pin pointed on Lana's house for a while now, I'm sure he has cranked one off a time or two up there.

  • Nov. 5, 2002, 6:51 p.m. CST

    dont tell me...

    by DarkWingDragon

    Lex is also a kryptonaian, son of jor-el...j/k

  • Nov. 5, 2002, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Any legal eagles here?

    by RenoNevada2000

    Can anybody just breeze into down and start petitioning judges for DNA tests on children allegedly given up for adoption? Whaaaa--?

  • Nov. 5, 2002, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Lionel's Lost Son

    by 1Simplton

    Anyone notice the hair color in the locket? mmmm.. Who else in Smallville's past had that particular hair color? I've heard conflicting reports on whether he'll be back on the show. I wonder..

  • Nov. 5, 2002, 10:42 p.m. CST

    The DNA results are in.... Clark is black!

    by MrHighNMighty

    Black power!

  • Nov. 5, 2002, 10:43 p.m. CST

    How old is Clark...

    by Steal_Dragon

    15, 16, 17, and what grade is he in school. I thought he was in the 9th grade in the first season, but I saw him driving a car, so how old is he.

  • And by the ANYBODY in this town not adopted? Clark, Chloe, Lana, and now they imply maybe Shitney too? Smallville is apparently what they renamed "Boys' Town" after Bing Crosby died. No, not THAT Boys' Town, Electric Monk...

  • Nov. 5, 2002, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Uhhh...Clark is gonna show up as black from the tests--and where

    by SleazyG.

    Don't you think it's gonna be a bit odd when they notice Clark is far more likely to have sickle cell anemia than any white farmboy in the history of the United States? WTF? And why, dear lord, WHY is it that we have ONE black kid in town, and apparently he has no family? Latchkey like a motherfucker, that Pete Ross. Tonight we heard about THREE adult Rosses, and we have yet to see a fucking one of them. We got the "Ross brothers", who sold their factory to Lionel Luthor at Bo Duke's urging. We also got "Judge Ross", who approved the paperwork for Clark's bloodtest. They've made mention that Pete's old man was one of the ones screwed by Lionel, so I'm assuming he's not the judge. So we got two or three Ross adult males running around, and we've yet to see any of 'em 28 fuckin' episodes in. What, they're still trying to find a black man and a black woman in Hollywood capable of keeping up with the high standards of this show? Gimme a fuckin' break. Problem with making Token a kid is it left the door wide open--kid's gotta have a family SOMEWHERE, for shit's sake. Goddamn, it's just not that hard, kids. Hell, they could even hire the old dude from "I'll Fly Away" who pops up on David Kelley's shows now and again as a judge to be the grandfather who raised Pete, since everybody else Clark has ever known was raised by somebody other than their birth parents. I mean, godDAMN. And once again, the Luthors prove they're the best thing about this show, with smokin' hot Chloe and the still lovely (and busty!) Annette O'Toole right behind 'em.

  • Nov. 5, 2002, 11:41 p.m. CST

    right on brother

    by MrHighNMighty

    SleazyG I laughed my ass off at your comments. But don't you know that you can't have more then two black actors working on any show at one time unless the main charactor is black. It's some old hollywood rule. They killed off Dr Hamiltown so they got the new black principal. And Chloe is being raised by her Dad. How come you're not yelling about seeing her Dad? Would you like to see episodes completely devoted to having pleasant dinner with the character's parents. I say hurray because the baddy of the week didn't have to die this week. She's crazy so no one will believe her. However, I'm saddened by the fact that Bo Duke is getting angrier and angrier every episode. I thought he was spose to be a good ol boy. He needs some anger management.

  • Nov. 6, 2002, 12:03 a.m. CST

    You're right, Mr. High.

    by SleazyG.

    I have the same problem about Chloe's dad. I mean, we know more about Shitney's family than the families of two of the main characters. Why should I give a rat's ass about Whitney's dad having cancer? He's not even on the damn show anymore, and he got a whole plot thread. Even if Chloe's dad is a regular guy and her mom is gone cuz she's a Kryptofreak, they still need to cast actors in those roles toot fuckin' sweet, cuz this shit is gettin' old. I mean, we always knew a hell of a lot more about the parents of the "90210" and "Dawson's Creek" kids than these kids, and "Smallville" is just a teenie soap opera with X-ray vision only not as good.

  • Nov. 6, 2002, 12:11 a.m. CST

    This is weird... we're swabbing the inside of Clark's mouth, but

    by MrHighNMighty

    Even as lil chillens, Lex and Clark were gay. How come no one commented on the Clark touching Lex's cheek seen?

  • Nov. 6, 2002, 12:47 a.m. CST

    The standard "Lex Luthor(or Lana or Chloe or Pete, but not anymo

    by Zod_Is_Back

    Damn that Lex has had so many concosciouns that he probably ends up forgetting he ever met Clark by the end of the series.

  • Nov. 6, 2002, 1:14 a.m. CST

    Can this season get any better?!?!?!

    by VoteRoslin08

    Man! With the hyper-aging girl last week and that little kid from last season returning next week, I'm not sure Smallville can get better! I'm just waiting for a re-appearence of that chick who corntols bees, and then I'm not watching anymore. (Come to think of it, I think she died. But hell... I could personally go for another bee-controling chick @ some point) In all seriousness though, I'm really happy with this season. It is REALLY NICE that when they DO feel the need to have the mutanat-freak episodes, they are generally sandwiched between eps that provide a great deal of plot advancement. Nice going WB... now just cancel "Birds of Gay" and you'll be off my shit list.

  • Nov. 6, 2002, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Can this season get any better?!?!?!

    by VoteRoslin08

    Man! With the hyper-aging girl last week and that little kid from last season returning next week, I'm not sure Smallville can get better! I'm just waiting for a re-appearence of that chick who corntols bees, and then I'm not watching anymore. (Come to think of it, I think she died. But hell... I could personally go for another bee-controling chick @ some point) In all seriousness though, I'm really happy with this season. It is REALLY NICE that when they DO feel the need to have the mutanat-freak episodes, they are generally sandwiched between eps that provide a great deal of plot advancement. Nice going WB... now just cancel "Birds of Gay" and you'll be off my shit list.

  • Nov. 6, 2002, 4:06 a.m. CST

    Someone please explain the ending

    by darthhaole

    My kid was screaming and I freaking missed the ending. Was that freaky woman Lex's mom, or did Lex kill his son in his first year or what the heck happened. I couldn't hear the last few minutes. Dagnabit! And on the gay thing. I don't see the sexual tension between Lex and Clark at all. What the Hell are you talking about? Didn't Clark just blow his heat vision load over Lex's 5 minute wife a few episodes ago. Lex never made his heat vision go off, but Lana and what's her name freak of the week sure did. Gentlemen, I think you see what you want to see. And I know a gay Supes is not on my personal wish list. So does that make me a homophobe?

  • Nov. 6, 2002, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Post order

    by darthhaole

    Anyone know why some of the posts all coming up out of order? My last post is now second on the list when it should be like number 36 or 37?

  • Nov. 6, 2002, 4:54 a.m. CST

    blah blah blah

    by natedogg103

    Ok, let me just say that I am a new fan to this show. I caught an episode here and there last season, and enjoyed it, but just recently started watching it religiously this season. My only large complaint is the cheezy dialogue now and then. (example, in tonight's ep., as Clark walks through the door clearly reading "Genetics Lab", he responds "I think this is the right place." Or something to that effect) Anyway, good show, but make the dialogue a little wittier. P.S., Electric Monk, I am gay as well and definitely see the homo-tension between Clark and Lex. that's all. Peace.

  • Nov. 6, 2002, 4:56 a.m. CST

    Clark + Lex

    by natedogg103

    Ok, maybe I just want to see Clark and Lex get it on and I'm reading into it. What do y'all think?

  • Nov. 6, 2002, 9:57 a.m. CST

    It IS just the gay guy in you, Monk

    by MonsterZeroOne

    Nothing personal, but every young gay friend I have likes to think that all the guys they like, gay or straight, would just LOVE to smoke pole if given the chance. Sorry, I just don't see it. Clark and Lex have a complex relationship, to be sure, but remember that both are single children who see a surrogate sibling in each other. I don't know about the rest of youse, but I've had plenty of emotionally involved relationships with men (and women, BTW) that have no spit-swapping involved. I like to call these people FRIENDS. Lex and Clark do not have to have gay feelings for their relationship to be this complex ... look how fucked up their personal lives are, for jeebus' sake. It's not like we're talking about Maverick and Iceman from "Top Gun," here ... now THOSE guys were butt buddies for sure.

  • Nov. 6, 2002, 10:29 a.m. CST

    How creepy is Lionel Luther...

    by Welling'sBitch

    he gets that woman all hot, and then starts telling her there's room for her in the Smallville looney bin while she's sucking on his fingers. And, what was up with little Clark's big 'do? Did anyone notice the volume on top? Superhair!

  • Nov. 6, 2002, 1:59 p.m. CST

    I only saw the ending of tonights episode


    I had a lodge meeting last night (yes i am a 26 yr old liberal geek who is also a mason go figure)and i was taping 24 which was brillant i might add. Anyway i must say that last scene with lionel sitting in his chair with the lock of his other sons hair with the music in the back ground i must say it was perfection. Now i just need to see the rest of the episode.

  • Nov. 6, 2002, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Haircut and a shave

    by RobRed1

    I think it was in one of the movies, or maybe the Louis & Clarke tv series where they show Superman "shaving" by burning the stubble off with his heat vision reflected off a hand mirror. Must be a cool bank shot to cut his hair in the back. Of course, how did Clarke do it on Smallville when he didn't know he had heat vision?

  • Nov. 6, 2002, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Last night's ep

    by A-Train2000

    SleazyG. First off Cloe said her mom skipped out on her and her dad when she was five, she wasn't adopted. Lana found out about her parents seperating for a short time before she was born and her mother was involved with another man durring the probable time of her conception, she wasn't adopted either. As far as Lionel's other son, the kid in the picture looked like young Joe America. I doubt it was Whitney. For all the people bitching about Cloe's and Pete's families, who freaking cares. It's not the Pete Ross Family Hour, the show doesn't need suporting characters to suport other suporting characters. It took six years befor anyone saw Xander's Parents on Buffy and we've never seen Willow's. I think it's even a waste of time showing Lana's new parental crisis. The one person who should be questioning his past and where he really came from is Clark. Hopfully soon Clark will want to expore his roots.

  • Nov. 7, 2002, 2:32 p.m. CST

    by primes

    I'm pretty sure the hair lex's father was holing at the end of the ep was lex's and therfore the pic must also be lex's .Am i wrong?

  • Nov. 8, 2002, 1:19 a.m. CST

    if it's just the

    by mare

    gay guy in you, Elektrik_Monk everyone I know has an inner gay guy. Clark and Lana: Boring as hell. Clark and Lex: I'm expecting them to jump each other any moment... It's actually half the fun of the show to watch them stare at each other...