Smallville

Season 9 Episode 4

Echo

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 16, 2009 on The CW
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The Toyman seeks revenge on Oliver. Clark is gifted the power to hear people's thoughts as part of his training by his father.

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Allison Mack

Allison Mack

Chloe Sullivan

Erica Durance

Erica Durance

Lois Lane

Cassidy Freeman

Cassidy Freeman

Tess Mercer

Justin Hartley

Justin Hartley

Oliver Queen/Green Arrow

Tom Welling

Tom Welling

Clark Kent/Kal-El of Krypton

Ayron Howey

Ayron Howey

Lex Luthor

Guest Star

Kurt Max Runte

Kurt Max Runte

Police Officer

Guest Star

Timothy Paul Perez

Timothy Paul Perez

Man in Bar #1

Guest Star

Terence Stamp

Terence Stamp

Voice of Jor-El

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Lois took a bite of the donut that Clark gave her, it seems that it has smaller bite mark than when Clark just gave it to her.

    • When Clark uses his x-ray vision on the podium you can see the word "Murderer" written backwards on the speech prompt. But since its x-ray vision he should only have been able to see static on screen, or else shouldn't have been able to see it at all.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Chloe: So the question is, how do we know that this isn't just your superhearing on the fritz?
      Clark: As loud as Lois is, even she can't speak with her mouth closed.
      Chloe: Good point.

    • Clark: What are you doing here? (reads her thoughts)
      Lois: Standing in the shadow of six and a half foot of handsome. No, Lois, he doesn't get off that easy. Kick his ass!

    • Oliver: Speak your mind, Clark.
      Clark: I haven't been paying enough attention to everything. There's been danger all around me that I haven't seen... warning signs I haven't noticed... and people in need that I've neglected. I didn't realize how bad things are. I haven't been here for you. I'm sorry.
      Oliver: Well, with all due respect, Clark, I'm not sure I'm worth your concern. You know, when I was reading that speech in there, when I decided to, uh... that speech wasn't just a laundry list of all my sins. It was... it was a fact sheet. Ever tell you how old I was when my parents died? Five. I never really knew them very well. Everything about my life is not really mine. It's theirs. I didn't earn it... and it's all a lie. You of all people know what it's like to wear a mask, right? That's all this is--the Queen name. Green Arrow. Masks. And I just realized there's nothing underneath them.
      Clark: There is something behind those masks. You're just afraid to face it. You're not running away from who you are. You're running away from who you think you're becoming. But you don't have to face it alone. Just because you've given up on Oliver Queen doesn't mean I have.
      Oliver: Thank you.

  • NOTES (5)

    • International Airdates:
      United Kingdom: June 15, 2010 on E4/E4 HD
      Sweden: June 25, 2010 on TV6
      Turkey: February 13, 2011 on CNBC-e
      Norway: February 27, 2011 on Max
      Czech Republic: September 29, 2011 on TV Nova

    • Injoke: In scene where Clark and Lois are interviewing the male victim in the hospital. He says that he culprit, Toyman, was "short and fat; but also tall and thin like a twig." This is an allusion for the two animated versions. The "short and fat" is a description for the Toyman from the 90s cartoons, and the "tall and thin" is from the Superfriends cartoon from the 1970s.

    • The doll's mask that Toyman has his bombing decoy wear at the beginning of the episode resembles the mask worn by Toyman himself in the 90s animated Superman series.

    • Callum Blue is credited but doesn't appear.

    • Terence Stamp is billed as Special Guest Star.

  • ALLUSIONS (0)

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