Kent home. MamaKent is staring at a photo of a young Bo Duke holding in his arms an even younger Clark Kent. Clark walks in through the front door as MamaKent stands in a hallway next to the stairs. He says the car's ready. Clark, wearing a plain blue T-shirt, says that if MamaKent is half as good a senator as she was a mom, the country's in good hands. Sure, the prospect of a 1-to-49 vote really makes me sleep easier at night. MamaKent, wearing a flattering tan business suit, says she always thought Clark would be the first to leave the farm. Clark says that Washington D.C. is only a few more seconds away than Topeka for him. MamaKent says she knows this has been a difficult year for Clark. And for us, too! My poor, twisted hands! When I touch my wife, it's with bent, monstrous claws. She says it's been especially tough since Lex and Lana got married. Yeah, thanks for bringing that up again, Mom. Clark reminds her that she always says some things are just meant to be. MamaKent tells Clark that if he thinks he should get some distance by moving away from Smallville; that the farm shouldn't keep him here. Clark, taken aback, says that the farm is his home and that it's been in their family for over a hundred years. "Someone has to take care of it," he says. MamaKent tells him that it doesn't have to be Clark. You're kind of running out of family members, no offense. "Just because I'm leaving doesn't mean you have to stay," she says. The contract's through Season 7. And the show's not called After-Smallville. But I suppose if Clark could find a way to share his powers with the Pussycat Dolls.... There's a knock at the front door and it opens. A woman with a very bright smile tells them it's time to go. She's quite attractive. I don't want to tell you how to run your post-farm, single-woman life, MamaKent, but maybe you should, you know...experiment a little. Abuse your power a bit. Come on, it's Washington! Live a little! "I love you," MamaKent says to Clark. Clark digests that. They hug. "I love you too, Mom," he tells her. They're both sad. Wide shot of the hallway as they continue to hug. MamaKent pulls away, holding Clark's hands, then heads for the door. She turns for one last look. The camera loves her, but also respects her for her mind. Her lips make a sad little move and she closes the door. She's gone. We really, really loved you, MamaKent. Even when they wrote you badly. See ya on C-SPAN, Senator.
Episode Report CardOmar G: C+ | 474 USERS: C+
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