Clark Kent/Kal-El of Krypton
Alexander ('Lex') Joseph Luthor
Senator Jack Jennings
Captain Maggie Sawyer
During the raid in the Windgate club Captain Sawyer cuffed Clark and said that he was under arrest. First of all, police entered this club on grounds of minors being employed there so they had a warrant only for the owners of the club, as Clark is not one of them he was not a suspect and should have been left alone as well as the rest of the clients. Second, to be arrested is to be under suspicion of illegal activity, otherwise police can only detain. Third, as Clark was detained he was not read his Miranda rights and this is a ground for dismissal of the arrest immediately.
While Clark is talking to Senator Jennings in the barn, we can see a bicycle hung near the entrance door. However, when their conversation ends and Senator Jennings leaves the barn, it is no longer there.
When Captain Sawyer declines to arrest Lyon for charges of murder, she states he has diplomatic immunity and he cannot be arrested or tried for any crime on U.S. soil. While it's possible his country's immunity might protect him, typically consuls can be arrested/detained for any crime, especially for felony or following a warrant.
When Lois is talking to the Russian her red, white, and blue bra is showing out of her red dress. When she turns around and starts kicking him, the bra is no longer showing.
Lois is referred to as "underage" -- Lois is at least a year or two older than Clark and Chloe, who, having graduated high school are most likely 18, hence Lois is at least 19 or 20. At this time, the legal age for stripping in Kansas is 19.
Trivia: Senator Jennings' 68 Chargers license plate number is Kansas AJH 927
Even given American TV standards about nudity (the strippers here don't actually...strip although everyone acts like they do), the stripper on stage before Lois actually puts her top back on early on into her routine.
Clark shows the photo of Jennings and his mistress to Lex. How'd he get it - it's evidence in a murder investigation. Sawyer is the one who showed it to him - she wouldn't have handed it over.
Trivia: Lois' stage name is "Amber Waves".
Where did the photo of Lois for the passport come from? She didn't have her purse on her, and in the passport photo she's wearing a blue shirt.
Why doesn't Clark superspeed out of the Club when the police arrive rather than get arrested? It can't be that he's afraid of being seen, since he does it later in the crowded Planet office.
Lois: (to Mr. Lyon) I don't know what kind of kink you're into, but... you are seriously behind on your Gloria Steinem.
Jonathan: Going back to the city, facing all those reporters takes a lot of guts.
Jack: After facing you, live feeds and bloodthirsty journalists are a walk in the park.
Detective Sawyer: (to Lois and Clark) Some people live above the rules. Guess what? That's life in Metropolis. You want justice... I suggest you stay a little closer to home.
Lois: This scumbag was about to air-cargo me to the honeymoon suite at the "Gropa" Cabana.
Detective Sawyer: I'm glad you're all right. Now, if you will release him, I'm afraid Mr. Lyon is free to go.
Clark: What? You can't just let him walk away.
Lyon: Diplomatic immunity.
Detective Sawyer: As a consulate guest in our country, Mr. Lyon can't be arrested or tried for any crime he commits on our soil. Even murder. I'm sorry, I can't touch him.
Lois: Well, I can. (knees Lyon in the groin)
Chloe: Five hundred grand for a massage with benefits seems like a lot. Do you know anything else?
Clark: Just the bouncer told Detective Sawyer that the guy was the son of some foreign diplomat.
Chloe: Then he'd have diplomatic plates. See, while you were inside checking out the entertainment, I was out in the parking lot taking shots of the license plates of all the cars.
Dominatrix Stripper: (to Chloe) You know why they invented fairy tales? Because no one wants to face reality. All we know is that the girls disappear and then no one ever sees them again. Somebody should've warned your friend about that.
Announcer: (after Lois's performance) I'd salute to that any time.
Lois: (about to go onstage) Uh, on second thought...
Chloe: No, no, no, no, no. Thinking bad, dancing good. Just ask Mr. Shoot-first-think-later over there.
Chloe: I guess even MapQuest has its limitations. Do you get to this place through a manhole cover?
Lois: (spotting the bouncer to the Windgate Club) Or a big neon door. I'd say the Armani suit's a dead giveaway.
Clark: I can't believe you'd destroy someone just to win a race.
Lex: There's a reason they call it a "race," not a "political potluck."
Lois: We couldn't have met her at a coffee shop?
Chloe: I don't think she was looking for a brunch date, Lois. Sounds like she had a story someone didn't want her to tell.
Lois: I thought you were supposed to pass on any real leads to someone whose cubicle was actually above ground.
Chloe: Well, unless I want to stay subterranean my whole career I've gotta take a chance.
Chloe: (while Lois plays a video game on a Daily Planet computer) Lois, I'm sorry you were in for a girls' night out and I got called in to screen news that's not fit to print.
Lois: Compared to the Kent Farm, this is a rager. Besides, I wouldn't pass up an opportunity to watch a big-shot reporter in action.
Chloe: All right, now that I'm swimming in butter, why are you really here obliterating aliens with me at 1 AM?
Detective Sawyer: This is a big city, and bad things happen. A pretty young girl, not in college, with no traceable job… in that part of town. It's not a mystery what happened down there.
Lois: You don't think it's strange that an alleged streetwalker was wearing $500 Jimmy Choo shoes?
Detective Sawyer: Let me get this straight, no ID or make on the vehicle, no ID on the driver, and no clue why this girl called. I'd say you're off to a great start as an investigative reporter Miss Sullivan. If you remember anything else, let me know.
Lois: I think that's code for, "We're gonna file this under the rug."
Jonathan: You are Clark's hero.
Jack: So I'm not supposed to have any faults, huh? Who can live up to that? You know why there's no heroes today? It's because at the end of the day, people don't respect them -- they envy them. And they're just waiting for them to screw up.
Maggie: Okay, so let me see if I'm understanding you. Your cousin, who I'm assuming is underage, was stripping and making deals with wealthy patrons, managed to escape a police raid...
Clark: (interrupting) It's not like that.
Chloe: Yeah, she was just helping me to investigate.
Maggie: Investigate? Okay, Luthor may have pulled a get-out-of-jail-free card for you this time, but it will not happen again. If you want to play Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy, do it in someone else's precinct.
Jonathan: You know, I've never liked you all that much, Lex, but even I'm surprised by the depths you're willing to sink to.
Lex: And I'm sure you have such a good view of it all from your pulpit. Holier-than-thou is an easy fallback, Mr. Kent. It keeps you from really looking at the people around you.
Jonathan: I've known Jack for over twenty five years. I've never had a more trustworthy or loyal friend. This state needs somebody like him, somebody who's willing to stand by their word, somebody who's willing to do what's right for everybody, not just for himself... Somebody who's willing to go up against people like you.
(Clark helps Lois move into the apartment above the Talon)
Clark: You know, this is weird. I spent so much time up here with Lana.
Lois: Clark, it's not like I'm taking her place, just her subletting.
Lois: Hey, Smallville. Your personal space is about to be reinstated.
Clark: What are you doing? You just moved back in.
Lois: Well, now that Lana's living with Chloe, I'm taking the place. You don't have a key to the apartment, do you? You know, now that you two have been doing it?
Clark: No, we, uh...
Lois: Good, because I wouldn't want any surprise midnight visits.
Jack: Well, what do you want me to say? That my marriage is more of a business arrangement, and the only person who makes me happy is some dancer half my age? How much of that would you have really understood?
Jonathan: I might not understand any of it, Jack. But, come on, all of our lives have taken turns that we didn't expect.
Jack: You've never had a lie get out of hand. Or you've never been caught at it.
Jack: You just could not resist, could you?
Jonathan: You still have a nasty habit of leaving your keys in the ignition. Get in.
Jack: With you at the wheel? I guess it wouldn't be the first time I put my life in your hands.
(Jack slides in through the passenger-side window, earning a look from Jonathan)
Jack: What? Damn thing's been stuck ever since I bought it.
(Chloe tries on a stripper's angel wings)
Chloe: Wow, these are, um -- they're heavier than they look.
Stripper: They're way better than the heels. Trust me.
(Lois and Clark run into each other while undercover)
Lois: What are you doing here?
Clark: What are you doing here?
Lois: It's Chloe's fault. We're following a murder story.
Clark: Yeah, well, that makes two of us, but I think I'll stick to my method.
(after Lois finally gets her costume on)
Lois: Well? What do you think?
Chloe: All I can say is...God bless America.
Chloe: Lois, are you almost done? You didn't have that much to put on.
Lois: You know, remind me when all this is over to never ever ask a favor of you again.
Chloe: This isn't about me. This about getting to the truth.
Lois: Yeah, well, the last girl that knew the truth ended up as a hood ornament on someone's car.
Jack: (to Clark) So your dad outran four cop cars and pissed off half the chicken farmers in Chickasaw County.
Jonathan: It's only because you said that you knew a shortcut.
Clark: See, these aren't the sides of the story that I hear. You got any more of these? They'll come in very useful next time I'm in for a lecture.
Jack: (to Clark) I don't suppose anybody pushed you to follow in his footsteps.
Jonathan: Hey, now. That's a lot better than spending the football games underneath the bleachers with the sheriff's daughters.
Jack: Not both of them at once.
Clark: Senator Jennings!
Jack: I know it's been a long time, but what happened to "Uncle Jack"?
Clark: Doesn't seem fit for someone who's on a first-name basis with the governor.
Jack: I don't seem to remember the governor winning a state football championship.
Jonathan: How much longer do I have you before you hightail it back to Metropolis?
Clark: Well, Lana's gone for the weekend. I lost out to a comet her class is tracking at the Lincoln Observatory.
Jonathan: What about Chloe or Lois?
Clark: Well, Chloe's juggling classes and the Daily Planet. And Lois, heh, I'd do anything to get rid of Lois. I don't think that's exactly prereq for best-friend status.
Lois: Hey, 007. Nice of you to show up.
Clark: I'm starting to assume that means thank you.
Clark: Is there anything I can do to make this move go faster? Maybe pack your three closets of clothing? Burn your loofah sponge? Take your Whitesnake collection to Goodwill?
Lois: You can take this! C'mon, Smallville. Move it.
Sen. Jennings: Your father's always had some pretty high expectations of the people around him. He's the one man I never wanted to disappoint.
Clark: You should try being his son. (laughs) The thing I always try to remember, no matter how much he lays on, he never expects more than he expects of himself.
Chloe: How are you ever going to live without Clark?
Lois: One word – blissfully.
Clark: How long you've been planning to run for state senate?
Lex: Several months now, and if you're implying I should have told you, you might want to think the barrier you've drawn in this friendship.
Waitress: Hey handsome, what can I get for you?
Clark: I'll have a Coke. (waitress stares) Straight up, on the rocks.
Lex: (to Clark) You know, when I asked you to stay out of trouble, I kinda thought that might include being caught underage at a strip club, using my membership while I'm gearing up for a political campaign.
Lex: We all need to believe in heroes, Clark, and even the best ones are far from perfect.
Lois: Clark? Look, I am not great at this, so just keep your mouth shut and listen up. Even though I was kicking butt on the helicopter, it was really nice to have backup. And you didn't have to come after me, but you always do. So I wanted to say thank you. You're a really good friend. Oh, and, uh, about the lap dance... if you decide to tell anybody about it, your Elmer Fudd night-light will make a very public appearance.
Chloe: I just got my first Daily Planet by-line! (Clark looks at the front page) It's not the Torch, Clark. Page 73. At the bottom.
In-joke: When Lois is stripping, Clark does not recognize her until she removes her glasses - a tip of the hat to Superman being supposedly unrecognizable when he wears glasses as Clark Kent.
Music: I'm A Human (Flashlight Brown - Smallville Vol. 2 Metropolis Mix), The Alternative to Love (Brendan Benson), Don't Cha (The Pussycat Dolls - PCD), and All Jacked Up (Gretchen Wilson).
Jill Teed reprises her role as Captain Sawyer from "Insurgence" and "Exile." Woody Jeffreys previously played a different character, Jack, in the season 2 episode "Witness."
Tom Wopat is listed as Special Guest Star.
Annette O'Toole, John Glover, and Kristin Kreuk don't appear in this episode.
Chloe: You don't have to Tom Sawyer me, we're family.
In the Mark Twain novels, such as Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huckleberry Finn was best friends with Tom Sawyer.
Lois' Stage Name: Amber Waves
A reference to Julianne Moore's character Maggie in the 1997 movie Boogie Nights. "Amber Waves" is her porn star assumed name.
Chloe: This makes my Halloween Heidi Dirndl costume look tame.
Heidi Dirndl is a reference to the novel and movie Heidi, the story of a young orphan girl. A dirndl is a type of dress that Heidi would have worn, defined as having a tight bodice and full skirt.
Dukes of Hazzard There are several references to the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard
1) Tom Wopat and John Schneider played the original Duke boys.
2) The senator's name is an in-joke allusion to singer Waylon Jennings, who was the Balladeer on the series.
3) Tom Wopat and John Schneider drive a Blue Dodge Charger, the same make as the General Lee, the car from the series.
4) When Senator Jennings is driving the Charger up to Clark and Mr. Kent, his driving is extremely reminiscent of the same wild driving of the Duke Boys, using sharp turns and skidding and similar camera angles.
5) During the first scene with Jennings and Jonathan, there is faint banjo plucking in the background, similar to that on the series.
6) Lex makes a comment about Senator Jennings being Mr. Kent 's "Good Ol' Boy" which is from the first line of the show's theme.
7) Jennings enters the car through the window, just as Wopat's character Luke Duke did.
8) Jennings talks to Clark about how after 20 years Jonathan still has a knack for the guilt trip - it was 20 years ago that the series ended.
9) Jonathan talks to Jennings about if they let a couple of rough days ruin a friendship of over 25 years that they weren't the good friends they really thought. The series first aired approximately 25-26 ago.
10) Jennings tells old stories to Clark, including one about Jonathan being chased by police in a pursuit through Chickasaw County. The police pursuit was a common plot point in every episode, and Chickasaw County, home to Sheriff Little, was right next door to Hazzard on the show.
11) When Jonathan and Jennings drive away from the farm, the Charger they are driving jumps over the camera, a nod to the stunts of The Dukes of Hazzard.
Clark: Guess it got caught...
Referencing the first public appearance of the title character in Superman (1978), in which Clark saves Lois (and a pilot) from a falling helicopter that got tangled up in cable on the helipad atop the Daily Planet building.
Lois: Hey 007, nice of you to show up.
References the James Bond novels and movies, and the agent of the same name who has the agent number 007.
Lois: You're going to get me fired if you keep looking at me like Jabba the Hutt.
Referencing the alien ganglord from the Star Wars movies, who had the benefit of a scantily clad Carrie Fisher (who appeared in last week's episode) hanging around with him.
Address: 7th and Edgemont
The address where Chloe and Lois go to meet Melissa is an in-joke reference to Kristin Kreuk's "other" series. The entire time Kristin has played Lana on Smallville, she has been pulling double duty by also playing Laurel Yeung on the Canadian TV series Edgemont.
Lois: Hopefully you'll have more luck than Officer Stalin
Stalin was a Communist military dictator in Russia, who was very harsh and starved many of his citizens to death.
When Maggie Sawyer flashes her Metropolis police badge to the Kents, it's shaped the same as the five-sided Superman chest shield.
Chloe: Now I need you to dig deep down and find your inner Demi Moore.
Referencing the 1996 movie Striptease, which featured Ms. Moore as a stripper who gets involved with a powerful politician.
Lois: How you ever had a crush on Richie Cunningham, I will never understand.
Referencing the (relatively) sweet innocent lead character, played by Ron Howard, from the TV series Happy Days.
Passport: Margot Neill.
Lois' fake passport is a nod to former Lois Lane actresses Margot Kidder from the Superman movies and Noel Neill from The Adventures of Superman.
Captain Sawyer: If you want to play Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy, do it in someone else's precinct.
Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys (Frank and Joe) were teenage detectives in popular detective novels, which have been updated occasionally for modern audiences. Nancy Drew was created by Mildred Wirt Benson under the pen name "Carolyn Keene" and the Hardy Boys by Leslie McFarlane under the pen name of "Franklin W. Dixon." The characters are probably known best under their TV incarnations in The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries from 1977.
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