Ah the world without a Clark... welcome to "It's a Wonderful Life" Smallville-style and, boy, is it interesting. This episode, directed by Tom Welling, starts with Clark in the barn loft studying Dr. Swann's journal. Chloe shows up and Clark tells her that Kara has sent him another message from the future saying that Brainiac is getting closer to killing baby Kal-El. Kara tells him that he can reach the Krypton of the past through the Fortress with Jor-El's help. Chloe tells Clark that he has to go but Clark is on one of his emo guilt trips about how the world would be a better place without him because of all the pain he has caused.
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