Martha Clark Kent
Alexander ('Lex') Joseph Luthor
Clark Kent/Kal-El of Krypton
Lionel Luthor (Recurring Season 1, Regular Season 2+)
At the end when we see Brendan petrified lying on the floor in parts we can clearly see him closing his eyelid as a symbol of his death. Eyelids are external parts of the body and are also petrified so he shouldn't be able to close them.
Just before Jason shoots Lex, Lex turns to Jason and faces him with his right side forward, so how is it that the dart which Jason shot appeared on the left side of Lex's neck under his chin, for that to happen Jason need to be just below Lex's body on his left side.
When Clark arrives at the warehouse, he doesn't use his x-ray vision or super-hearing even when he's away from Lois. If he had he would have known where Brendan was, superspeed taken him out, and avoided a whole lot of trouble.
Chloe discovered (in "Blank") that Clark has super-hearing. Why doesn't she just keep yelling his name? It might seem odd to Clark, but a) she could come up with some lame explanation and b) is she willing to die rather then reveal she knows Clark's secret but hasn't told anyone? And why doesn't he listen for her?
Jonathan tells Clark that he didn't go to college to help manage the family farm, but in "Nicodemus," when Jonathan was in a coma, Martha confided to Clark that they had met when they were taking the same course in college and Martha asked Jonathan if she could borrow his notes as a way to approach him.
Brendan's power is certainly scary and all...but it's no worse then having, say, a gun. Are we really supposed to believe that he managed to use his power for at least six months (and probably longer) to force his dad into building the exact replica of the school? How could Brendan keep his stepmother immobilized all that time without anyone noticing? Especially when he has to be conscious and/or alive to maintain his power. Similarly, could someone with a gun force their dad to make a simulated school over an extended period of time?
Where did Brendan's dad get the money to build a complete replica of the school, complete with computers, layout equipment for the Torch, a locker room, etc., all realistic enough to initially fool Chloe? Building a complete, convincingly realistic model of a good chunk of the school would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and the purchase of huge amounts of construction materials and equipment, not to mention a trained crew of workers.
When Brendan dies, everyone who he's petrified reverts to normal? Why? There's no indication that Brendan's presence, or even his continuing concentration, is required to maintain the petrified state. In fact, there are several indications that he doesn't need to be present (such as when he goes to the school to get more victims) or concentrate (when he's chatting with Lana or facing off against Clark at the end). Given he tried to kill Lana a few seconds earlier, there's also no indication he had some kind of death-bed repentance and deliberately restored everyone to normal as a dying gesture.
Clark has superspeed, and he uses it to rescue Lana at the end. Fair enough. But then he turns off the superspeed and just lets Brendan fall to his shattering death. He'd lost a leg but he'd probably survive - Clark has no way of knowing if the process can be reversed. But Brendan falls much further then Lana and Clark makes no attempt to grab him.
There were two girls when Chloe woke up. But when Chloe and Lana plan their escape later, only one of the girls leaves with them. Why wouldn't they let the second girl in on their plans so she can escape with them? Instead they leave her behind for an unstable Brendan to vent his anger on.
When Lana knocks out Brendan, why doesn't she and Chloe...well, keep hitting him? Tie him up? Or given he's another supermutant-turned-nutcase (those never work out well), use some deadly force? Instead Lana hits him once and they run away.
At the end Clark, Lana, and Chloe are walking away from school, and going...somewhere. But Lana and Chloe have cars (Lana has several) and as we saw when Lana was grabbed by Brendan, she parks in the school parking lot. So why are they walking off-campus?
How did Brendan recreate the Wall of Weird so that Chloe didn't initially notice anything different? Did his dad make up fake newspaper and magazine clippings too?
How did Brendan sneak Chloe into his fake high school without her knowing it? When Lana is "depetrified" she gasps deeply (as if she was short of air) and is immediately aware something is wrong. How did Brendan petrify and "depetrify" Chloe without her noticing anything?
Once Jason stops torturing Lex, there's almost no sign of any burn marks in any scenes afterward.
Still no security at the Luthor Manor, even though Lionel knows Genevieve killed Dr. Crosby for the Kryptonian artifact (as revealed in "Ageless").
(after Lionel shoots Jason)
Lionel: He was... about to kill you, Lex.
Lex: Or divulge something you didn't want me to know.
Lionel: Lex, you saved my life back there. I was returning the favor, son.
Chloe: You know, not to go all "psycho-sympathizer" on you guys, but I can't blame Brendan for wanting to keep everybody together. Although, after that little lock-in I can't think of anything scarier than being stuck in the past and not moving on.
Chloe: So I guess this is it, huh?
Clark: It's not like we're never going to see each other, right?
Lana: Yeah, you'll have summers and holidays.
Chloe: This sucks.
Lana: Yeah, big time.
Clark: Suddenly, all those tests and teachers we hated seem a lot less scary than the big question mark that's hanging out there.
Lana: You'd think after everything that happened with Brendan, it'd be a whole lot easier to say goodbye to all this.
Clark: There's a lot here to say goodbye to.
Jonathan: Look. Clark, the time comes in everybody's life when they realize their parents aren't gonna be around forever.
Clark: Dad, I...
Jonathan: Clark, I just... I just don't want you sacrificing your potential because of me.
Clark: It's not a sacrifice, Dad. It's a choice.
Clark: You know. maybe there's another way in around the corner. Why don't you go check? I'll see if I can find a key for this lock.
Lois: Keys? Well, I highly doubt they're under the welcome mat, but, uh, you knock yourself out.
Jason: Wait, Lex, don't do this! Don't do this! Come on, look at me. Look at me. You and I, we're not that different. It was never about you and me. It was about our parents. Please! Lex, please!
Lex: I always knew I had to protect Lana from you.
Jason: But not as much as you've been protecting your best friend, huh? Clark?
Lex: Clark doesn't have anything to do with this!
Jason: Oh, you don't believe that. Clark's more connected to this than any of us. You just choose to ignore it. I mean, think about it... the symbols burned into the Kent barn? The fields?
Lex: It's a little late and obvious to be shifting the blame in the eleventh hour.
Jason: You know, with all your resources, I would've thought by now you'd know that Lana is nothing more than my mother's pawn.
Lionel: Pawn? Well that's true but, a pawn you fell in love with. It must be killing you that you've sacrificed your feelings for Lana in exchange for some maternal warmth... it seems you can't do without.
Lionel: I don't blame you for getting caught up in all this, Jason. Your mother, ooh, she's a difficult woman to resist. You were supposed to get close to Lana, but what happened? Did you stray a little too far from those apron strings?
Haley: (to Chloe) I told Brendan you had a crush on him just like you wanted me to.
Lana: What are you guys talking about?
Chloe: Brendan wants high school? We'll give him high school.
Chloe: Brendan, a.k.a. Mr. Medusa's touch, recreated this place. It's kind of like a cage. Gives new meaning to the phrase "capturing the moment", doesn't it?
Lana: But how... the last thing I remember doing is signing his yearbook.
Chloe: Lana, will you sign my yearbook?
Lana: (playing along) Okay.
(Chloe opens her yearbook to the "Most Likely to..." page)
Chloe: Look at the names. I seriously doubt it's just a coincidence that the slumber party's guest list is all on the "most likely to..." page. We have been collected.
Lois: I'm impressed, Smallville. Of all the seniors skipping the last day of school, I didn't expect to see you.
Clark: I'm on lunch break.
Lois: Right, right. Because why would you do anything like any other normal teenager in America? The last day of school is a "get out of jail free" card. Even my best employee Haley flaked on her morning shift.
Genevieve: Lionel, the stones may be just another hobby for you, but I didn't search all these years just to reach a stalemate.
Lex: You're making a big mistake Jason. I know she's your mother but don't think for a second she won't turn on you. Trust me on this one.
Jason: It's okay, Mother. I don't expect him to understand the meaning of family loyalty, especially when the only thing running through the Luthor blood is betrayal.
(after Lex awakens to find both himself and Lionel tied to chairs)
Lex: I guess I should have trusted my instincts. I knew you were working with Jason.
Lionel: Judging from the fact that 10 minutes ago I lost all feeling in my hands, you have a very curious definition of collaboration, Lex.
Clark: There's no way that Chloe would let the last day of school go by without getting in her final word.
Lana: And when was the last time that Chloe pulled an all-nighter with a deadline and didn't finish her latte?
Clark: (finding Chloe's cell phone) Or leave without her lifeline?
Jonathan: Martha, what exactly is it that you want me to do? You want me to tell our teenage son that we couldn't possibly survive around here without him? What kind of parents would that make us?
Martha: Honest ones. How many times has he asked to be treated like an adult? This decision took a lot of maturity.
Jonathan: Or guilt. Martha, Clark still feels responsible for my heart problems. I'm not going to allow him to do this out of pity.
Martha: It's not pity, Jonathan. Clark knows that if he leaves, he can only come back a few times a year. And he doesn't want one of those times to be your funeral.
Martha: You can't take the place of Clark on this farm, no one can. Every other farm in the county has at least five hands to help out.
Jonathan: Sweetheart, my family managed to run this farm for generations before Clark came around. I see no reason why I can't run it by myself.
Martha: Sometimes I wonder which one of you is more stubborn.
Clark: You're the one that's always dreamed of leaving this town, ever since you were a little girl.
Lana: I know, it's just that right now I feel I'd be making that decision because it's what everyone expects us to do. If I go, I want to make that choice for the right reasons.
Clark: So you're staying in Smallville?
Lana: I don't know. I think it would be really hard with all of you guys gone.
Clark: Well, not all of us will be gone. I'm thinking of commuting to Central Kansas.
Lana: (smiling) Then maybe I won't have to spend any more time trying to figure out how to say goodbye.
Clark: I think it's finally starting to hit me. It's really over, isn't it? (Lana nods) You know I remember walking through those doors the first day of freshman year.
Lana: Actually, I think you tripped.
Brendan: Just because it's the last day of school, doesn't mean it can't last forever.
Chloe: Brendan, you're not serious. Why would you want to stay stuck in high school when there's so much else out there?
Brendan: I thought you of all people would understand. You're the editor of the Torch, Prom Queen. Chloe, you had everything in high school. Once you leave, all that's going to be left is a lifetime of disappointments. But not in here.
Chloe: Brendan, you cannot keep us here forever. You have to move on.
Brendan: To what? Look Chloe, some of us didn't get into our dream colleges like you. When you're staring at a pile of rejection letters, moving on really means working at a local video store for the rest of your life.
Genevieve: I have a feeling that he'd sooner die than give up that stone. But all that might change if his own flesh and blood were at stake.
Lex: You obviously don't know my father as well as I do.
Jonathan: Clark, your destiny lies far beyond those corn fields out there. And I'm not about to let you turn your back on that just because of us.
Lois: How cliché – an abandoned warehouse.
Lionel: The Oedipal bond certainly has a habit of flourishing when it's . . . fed, doesn't it, Lex?
Music: "Anywhere With You" by Split Habit, "Down" by Tim Cullen, and "Around The Way" by Wonderlife.
Erica Durance and Jane Seymour are billed as Special Appearances.
Lois: This whole Ten Little Indians thing is starting to give me the creeps.
Ten Little Indians is a children's rhyme that was the basis for Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, in which ten people are trapped on an island and killed off one by one. Various movies have been made based on Agatha Christie's book, usually with the title Ten Little Indians.
Headline: "School's Out Forever"
Alluding to the Alice Cooper song "School's Out". One of the lines in the chorus is "School's Out Forever".
Lex: Makes us look like the Waltons, doesn't it?
Referencing the famous wholesome Depression-era TV family. This is at least the third reference to the series on Smallville (see "Prodigal" and "Precipice").
Lois: That's a little "Norman Bates."
Referencing the famed movie killer and split-personality suffer from the movie Psycho, as played by Anthony Perkins.
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