Mayor William Tate
CLARK DISCOVERS THAT JOR-EL WAS ON EARTH FORTY YEARS AGO – Lana’s great uncle, who was convicted of murdering his wife forty years ago, shows her a picture of the man he believes really killed her aunt, and she is shocked to discover the drifter looks just like Clark. Sure that the man is Jor-El, Clark’s investigation leads him to a kryptonian medallion that allows him to see bits of the past – and the life that Jor-El started for him long before he arrived on Earth.
The plot continues to develop the show’s mythology, as Clark meets up again with Ryan, a teenage mind reader the Kents befriended last season. This time, Clark tries to protect the teen from a scientist who has been conducting cruel experiments on the boy. Meanwhile, Lex crosses swords with Smallville’s corrupt mayor over a potential business deal that could have serious ramifications for the town.