Papa Luthor in his silvery Metropolis office. He's talking on the phone about how he doesn't want to move an important meeting to accommodate a board member's fetish for antique clocks. Hee. Papa Luthor demands that the clock-glockin' fool come back from Prague, now. "Hello, Dad," we hear as Lex enters with his new brutha Lucas. Lucas is wearing a leather jacket and a white shirt. Because he's a rebel, see? Lex says he thought Papa Luthor might want to meet his youngest heir. "Lucas, this is your father," Lex says. "Mr. Luthor," says Lucas. Papa Luthor puts his arm on the boy's neck and embraces him closely. Lex gulps in sadness. Aw, poor you, Lex. "Son," Papa Luthor whispers. Lucas says that he is, at least biologically speaking. Papa Luthor smiles painfully. Lucas goes over to a sword on a stand and says they both have a passion for Asian weaponry. He says that, based on the placement of the dragon (on the handle, I'm assuming), it must have been worn on the right hip. Yeah, that's why you'd see Samurais with bleeding right hips all the time, dragging their bloody shredded legs around to battle. He pulls the sword from the scabbard and notes that it's a fake. Papa Luthor chuckles. He says that's a keen observation. Lex says it's especially keen from someone Papa Luthor said was dead. Papa Luthor pours himself a glass of water in a normal way, which becomes important later in the episode. Lex says he was surprised to learn that his brother was alive and well in Edge City. Lex says Papa Luthor knew Lucas was alive the whole time. Papa Luthor tells Lucas to go to the executive dining room, where the chef can make him anything he wants to eat. Lucas exits and playfully tells them not to talk behind his back. Tell you one thing about Lucas. He is too cool for school. Lex smiles. "So the prodigal son returns," he says. I would be happy if I never had to hear that cliché ever again. Papa Luthor invokes the gospel in how Lex has welcomed Lucas with open arms. He asks what Lex stands to gain from this. Papa Luthor notes that Lucas just turned eighteen and is now entitled to an inheritance. Papa's living trust sets it up so any living heir gets 10\% of Papa's LuthorCorp shares. "It's the vital 10\% you need to vote me out of power," Papa Luthor says. Then he chuckles. He asks if that's why half his board isn't returning his calls. "Oh my word," Papa Luthor laughs, "you're staging a coup." Should Lex have shown his hand so quickly? Papa Luthor warns Lex that the Good Book has plenty of parables that he should heed. Uh. Huh. Papa Luthor uses a little hand-held device to have his secretary patch in his next call.
Episode Report CardOmar G: A- | 609 USERS: C+
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