Clark Kent/Kal-El of Krypton
Oliver Queen/Green Arrow
Towards the end of the episode, when Oliver and Tess are sitting outside a café, the handle on Tess' coffee mug sometimes points to the left and sometimes to the right.
In the opening scene, a chessboard is shown, with the white king positioned at the D1 square, which is the white queen's starting position. As the scene shifts showing Waller, the white king is then seen at the E1 square, its own starting position.
It's never explained how or why Lott has Tess' chess piece, and yet Clark recognizes it as the exact same piece from her office's chessboard. In fact, given he's a hidden double-agent, holding evidence that would connect him to any other facet of the operation would be a huge breach of protocol for exactly the reason shown here: it incriminates another Checkmate agent.
Despite the fact that Lott is established as the high-profile CEO of a corporate manufacturing company, he walks down a dark, dirty alleyway to get to his car that is parked alone on the street.
Amanda: (to the Blur) I must say, I liked your colors better when they were more patriotic.
Amanda: I fear for our country's security. That's why I'm recruiting capable people like you.
Green Arrow: Recruitment! Well, I gotta tell you it feels more like kidnapping than a booth at a job fair.
Green Arrow: You could use some conflict resolution. Rule number one--you don't shoot your date. Rule number two--think about your wardrobe choices.
Lott: You're one to talk.
Green Arrow: Oh, no, don't get me wrong. I love black on black. It's just really hard to pull off.
Lott: It's easier than you think.
Green Arrow: (stunning him) And rule number three--you got to know when to say goodnight.
Chloe: You know, unlike some people, Oliver actually follows protocol.
Clark: What protocol?
Amanda: Green Arrow, welcome to Checkmate.
Green Arrow: I think you've got the wrong Green Arrow. I don't remember signing up for any chess club.
Amanda: You are a guest of the U.S. government. And the time has come for you to do your patriotic duty.
Green Arrow: I didn't know Uncle Sam was into drugs and bondage. Kind of gives a whole new meaning to the "I Want You" poster, doesn't it?
Amanda: Did you properly secure the detainee?
Tess: He had a hidden lock pick.
Amanda: The correct answer is "No, I did not properly secure the detainee!"
Chloe: You know, Oliver... now that Green Arrow is officially on Checkmate's radar, I think it might be a good idea for you to hang up your tights for one night. Go civilian.
Oliver: Well, they're not tights. They're not tights.
John: Your preparations for war are unnecessary. You're simply reacting out of fear.
Amanda: Fear? Fear is what prompts us to protect ourselves. And studying fear gives us insight to others' phobias.
Oliver: The only way you'd get me back in here is by force.
Tess: Don't flatter yourself. The best thing I ever did in this bed was kick you out of it.
Oliver: Well, look, something out of your mouth I can believe.
Tess: So it's you. Parading around in tacky green leather.
Oliver: It was me.
Tess: I can't believe you wear tights.
Oliver: They're not tights.
Oliver: They're not tights.
Tess: They look like tights.
Oliver: Who knows how many deals were sealed right here?
Tess: You buried an arrow into my chest, Oliver.
Oliver: Actually... it was a taser.
Tess: Well, it bruised.
Oliver: Better bruised than dead.
UK: September 14, 2010 on E4/E4 HD
Sweden: September 17, 2010 on TV6
Turkey: May 15, 2011 on CNBC-e
Norway: May 29, 2011 on Max
Czech Republic: October 18, 2011 on TV Nova
Erica Durance and Callum Blue are credited but don't appear.
Pam Grier is billed as Special Guest Star.
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