The secret’s out, “Smallville” fans! The boy we thought was simply Lex Luthor’s clone (Lucas Grabeel) is more super than we thought. He is, in fact, to become Conner Kent… unless, of course, Lionel Luthor (John Glover) gets his way.
Conner Kent is a character from comic book lore, better known, perhaps, as Superboy. In some stories, he is a hybrid clone that combines DNA from Clark Kent (Tom Welling) and Lex (Michael Rosenbaum).
In Friday’s March 4 episode, “Scion,” Conner will find himself in a precarious situation as Lionel teaches him the true meaning of the Luthor name. Lois (Erica Durance) is captured by Lionel when she’s caught snooping around his office. Because he’s a classy guy, he ties her to a chair in a slaughterhouse. What better place for a little father-son outing?
“Trying to scare me into thinking I’ll end up like a piece of meat?” Lois asks Lionel, struggling as Conner looks on from the shadows. “I was raised to believe that you risk everything to protect those you love.”
And then we see the Luthor parenting philosophy in action once again: “Well,” Lionel replies. “That’s where we differ. I’d risk my own life, but I’d kill to protect my son. No one will ever take him away from me.”
When Lionel holds a gun to Lois’s head, will Conner step in and embrace his good side, rather than his Luthor side?