It bothers you, doesn't it. That I'm not dependent on you anymor...
Lex: It bothers you, doesn't it. That I'm not dependent on you anymore. I've made friends in Smallville, people I can trust.
Lionel: Don't be ridiculous, Lex, I'm happy that you're doing well.
Lex: No you're not. You're afraid I won't need you anymore.
Lionel: You'll always be my son. And you will always need me, Lex.