'Smallville' recap: So Long, and Thanks for All the Super
Well, except for the gigantic planet that is now hurtling towards Earth. Darkseid's planet Apokolips has been heading for the little blue marble because all the Omega symbols are drawing it... or something. Nobody notice this huge flaming rock ball in the sky because Oliver apparently disconnected the satellites. Also because people are just plain dumb. Tess tries to warn them all, but she gets abducted by Lionel so that he can give her heart to the Lex clone that's been patched together out of a bunch of other Lex clones. Naturally, Tess fights back and fatally shoots Lionel. Before he completely dies, he makes a bargain with Darkseid to save Lex. Darkseid does so by ripping out Lionel's heart and giving it to Patches.
Meanwhile, Clark is having talks with Martha (she's pissed he's selling the farm) and the very dead Jonathan Kent. There are admonishments and pep talks about the meaning of home and heroism and destiny. Clark is filled with doubt, but at some point everyone realizes Tess is in trouble so he goes looking for her. He winds up at the Luthor mansion where he runs into Lex. They have a weird talk about villains and friendship and Lex ends up giving Clark a sort of pep talk, too. It's an evil pep talk, but it seems to have a positive effect on Clark. It's like he's powered by words as much as by the yellow sun. Clark is confronted by Darkseid, who has set up residence in Lionel's corpse, and more talking ensues. Clark remembers something Jonathan told him about Jor-El and suddenly his mind or what passes for it is in the Fortress. Jor-El shows him flashes from when the show was better. Clark is inspired to finally (finally!) fly and flies right through Darkseid. This seems to get rid of him... somehow.