Friday's Smallville, "Luthor," featured that old superheroic stalwart: the evil alternate dimension doppelganger. Clark's pandimensional twin, Clark "Ultraman" Luthor, was so evil that he had carnal relations with his adopted sister, Tess. Oh Smallville, you deviant program!
Two weeks ago, we had that bondage-heavy Aquaman episode. After a hiatus for Thanksgiving, Smallville is back to plumb the depths of sibling taboos. Barring Tess and Clark's Shannon-and-Boone routine, "Luthor" was a straightforward tale with nary a cornball digression. In short, Clark and Tess discover one of the rapidly aging Alexander Luthor's safe houses. Clark berates her for keeping secrets, when he suddenly touches a Kryptonian artifact Lionel Luthor's estate had mysteriously bequeathed to Tess.