Alexander ('Lex') Joseph Luthor
Clark Kent/Kal-El of Krypton
Martha Clark Kent
At the beginning of the episode, the guy comes in and talks to Athena while in the background we hear the start of the Lois/Clark fight get announced. The guy says Titan showed up and the fight will soon be over, and then the alarms go off. But later in the episode when we see the actual fight, Titan doesn't arrive until after the Lois/Clark fight is announced and his arrival appears to be unrehearsed and after the alarms start.
Why can't Chloe record the video feed of the death match? She's an experienced hacker, on her own computer at home, and there are several ways to record a computer image simply by capturing it through a video card output.
Why does Chloe close her eyes during the fight, with nausea and/or disgust? At the point where she's watching, there are basically two men punching each other, no worse than on an average TV wrestling program. Plus she's seen far worse while hanging around Clark, getting attacked by krypto-mutants, seeing people turned into wax statues and shattered, etc.
After the opening titles there's a message which reads "46 Hours Earlier." However, as we all can perfectly see, the scenes before the opening titles happened during the night while Clark and Martha's dialogue happened during the day, making the time counting wrong. In order to be correct the only possibility was if the message had some number over 48 in it.
Around the end of the episode, Clark is back in the barn talking with Martha at his desk. When he stands up you can see that he has left his Tim Hortons - Roll up the Rim to Win coffee cup on the desk. Tim Hortons is an extremely well-known Canadian chain of coffee shops that at the time were only in Canada.
Near the end of the episode, one of the photos Clark is looking at reads "Las Santos, Ecuador". Since 'santos' is a masculine noun and 'las' a feminine article, it should read instead "Los Santos" or yet "Las Santas."
During the fight that Chloe and Clark were watching online, some of the closeups on the fighters were at such an angle that the camera would've had to have been in the ring with them. Clearly, from wide shots, there were no cameras anywhere in the ring.
Trivia: Chloe and Clark watched the fight online on a fictional Web site at http://www.ringfighters.com/directory/videos/watch?v=T1T4N... Note the name: T1T4N (leet talk of Titan).
Chloe: Clark! Slow down!...I don't have enough money to hire a full-time maid to clean up every time you decide to blow in.
Chloe: Clark, he can kill you.
Clark: Not if I kill him first.
Richter Maddox: You scared me. Where did you come from?
Clark: You wouldn't believe me if I told you.
Richter Maddox: Uh, you must have me confused with someone else. It happens, I have that kind of face.
Clark: Come here. (pushes Maddox against his car) I know about the fight club. I know you're not only using patients from Belle Reve. I want in.
Richter Maddox: Ow. Okay, look. The only place I could get you into is a psychiatric facility.
Martha: Clark...I know how difficult Lex and Lana's wedding was for you, but ever since that day, it's like you've become another person.
Clark: Why? Because I'm not distracted by my feelings for Lana anymore? That I can finally focus on what I really need to do?
Martha: Sweetheart, you should never consider what you felt to be a distraction. Love is a natural human emotion.
Clark: Then maybe my mistake was having those feelings at all. I'm not human, Mom, it's time I stop pretending to be.
Chloe: I'm starting to think that, uh, super-sleuthing might be my latent krypto-power.
Clark: The tattoo on Titan's arm. From what I could tell, it said he was a warrior, enhanced for combat. Ever since he's been here, he's been looking for a fight.
Chloe: Then what better challenge for a brawl-loving Zoner than a rumble at a krypto fight club?
Lois: Is that a story?
Lois: Okay, normally, I would be hands-off, but this puppy needs a bone. Please, cuz. I'll owe you big-time.
Chloe: There's no story for the Inquisitor here, Lois. It's just a dead end.
Clark: I'm sure after a shower and a cappuccino, you'll come up with something in no time.
Lois: Come on... help a girl out? I'll leave your name at the front door. You can watch my act. I do a killer Stars-and-Stripes routine.
Athena: I've always been a sucker for a girl in boots.
Lois: Lucky me.
Richtor Maddox: Hey, what do you think of the name "The Man of Steel"?
Clark: "Man of Steel"?
Richtor Maddox: Yeah, I give all the fighters their monikers. Trust me, kid, it's a name that no one's ever going to forget.
Clark: I'm not going to punch you, Lois.
Lois: Fine. Then you take the dive.
(she lands a punch, but she recoils at the pain in her hand from punching Clark in his stomach)
Lois: That is not just a six-pack under your shirt. That's a steel kegger.
Clark: (to Titan) You don't belong here.
Titan: You're the one that doesn't belong.
Michael Eklund was nominated for the 2008 Leo Award for Best Guest Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series.
Deleted Scene: Clark knocks one of the combatants out to prevent him from having to face Titan.
Original International Air Dates:
Norway: June 17, 2007 on TVNorge
Belgium: January 26, 2008 on KanaalTwee
Australia: February 7, 2008 on Ten
Ireland: February 15, 2008 on RTE Two
Czech Republic: May 26, 2008 on TV Nova
New Zealand: August 15 2008 on TV2
Slovakia: August 23, 2009 on Markiza
In-joke: The crest of the Metropolis Police on the newspaper that Martha shows Clark is in the same shape of the Superman symbol.
John Glover is credited but doesn't appear in this episode.
Kane (Glen Jacobs) and Ashley (Ashley Massaro) are billed as Special Guest Stars.
Judith Maxie (Dr. Allbright) previously played a doctor at Belle Reve in the season 5 episode "Mortal".
Ashley was on a talk radio show called The Radio Chick in New York where she discussed her role in Smallville.
Chloe: So I think I found our Vince McMahon wannabe.
Vincent K. McMahon is the chairman and majority owner of the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). Glen Jacobs (Titan) and Ashley Massaro (Athena) are both currently working for the WWE.
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