Season 8 Episode 12


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 22, 2009 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: Clark uses the name Joe Fordman. Joe Fordman was Whitney Fordman's dad in Season 1.

    • Oliver tells Clark not to worry about the doctor tending to Jones, since he works for Oliver and will keep Jones' secret. But that doesn't explain how the doctor was able to treat a Martian body to begin with. And since Jones has lost his powers, it seems unlikely that he could heal himself.

  • Quotes

    • Chloe: Clark, things always get messy when you start throwing around the Clark-Lana triangle, and I'm speaking from experience when I say the third point always hurts.

    • Tess: I'd like to discuss a merger.
      Oliver: A merger? What kind of merger?
      Tess: Any kind you want. Don't keep me waiting.

    • Clark: If I squint just right, it's like we're 14 again.
      Lana: You say that like it's a good thing. What's up?
      Clark: I couldn't sleep.
      Lana: So you came to a coffee shop? Not your best plan, Mr. Kent.

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      Norway: Saturday, March 21, 2009 on TVNorge
      Sweden: Friday, August 7, 2009 on TV6
      New Zealand: Friday, September 4, 2009 on TV2
      Czech Republic: March 30, 2010 on TV Nova
      Turkey: May 23, 2010 on CNBC-e
      Slovakia: June 6, 2012 on Markiza

    • Injoke: There was an article shown about a "Red-Blue Blur" in Metropolis. The article is written by Ron Troupe, a reporter in the Daily Planet who is also friends with Clark in his comic book counterpart

    • Injoke: Ollie mentions a Doctor Emil, as in Emil Hamilton. A professor who is an ally of Superman in the comics. Not to be confused with Professor Steve Hamilton from early seasons.

    • Injoke: The crooked cop "Danny Turpin" is named after Dan Turpin, from the Superman comics. But in the comics, Turpin is an honest, albeit rough, cop who works within the Metropolis Special Crimes Unit.

    • Injoke: The files Lana steals from Tess seem to show schematics of Lex wearing the type of high-tech battle armor he wears from time to time in the comics.

    • Injoke: Danny mentions Coast City. In DC Comics, Coast City is home to Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern.

    • Kristin Kreuk is billed as Special Guest Star.

    • Erica Durance, Sam Witwer, and Aaron Ashmore are credited but don't appear.

  • Allusions

    • Chloe: Our favorite Martian.
      Referencing the 1963 sitcom My Favorite Martian, starring Ray Walston as a human-looking Martian stranded on Earth, who used his natural telepathic powers to comedic effect.

    • Clark: Great Pumpkin.
      Referencing It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown which originally aired in 1966, and is the Charlie Brown Halloween special. While the rest of the Peanuts gang celebrate Halloween, Linus waits in the pumpkin patch for the Great Pumpkin to appear.