Lex is my favorite too. It does leave you wondering why he goes bad and becomes so obsessed w/ beating Superman, when it was Clark that saved his life. Maybe because Clark is constantly lying to him about it
lex in the epi where earl traps all the kids in the plant coz he belives that thers a level 3. at the end u can tell he so admires clark coz clark has a loving family whereas lex has this cruel father who couldnt giv a toss about him. also hes onto clark. but the manin the is that hes jealous.he envies clarks relationship with his parenst. he wants to be clark in a way.
i found that so sad