Smallville reveals the series of events that have turned Lex from Clark's best friend into his deadly enemy, as Clark evolves into Superman. The love and hate relationship between Lex and Clark is particularly iconic in the opening episode of Season 6, "Zod", in which Lex's body is taken over by the evil General Zod and Clark is banished to "Phantom Zone" designed by his late father Jol-El.
Although the entire episode only involves one brief direct confrontation between Lex/Zod and Clark, we can sense the subtle feelings about the rivalry through the struggles of the other characters. Zod is able to release the virus onto Earth because Clark doesn't want to destory Lex's body. Martha is shocked when Jol-El requests her to kill Lex with the dagger. Lana is inflicted with great pain when she attempts to seduce Lex/Zod in order to kill him. Luckily, Clark saves both Lana and Lex by expelling Zod from Lex's body with the crystal brought from the "Phantom Zone", not knowing that Lex will eventually sides with evil forces.
The show is action-packed and filled with dramatic ups and downs that keep the audience engaged from beginning to end. Watch the trailer below to get a feel!
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