Clark Kent/Kal-El of Krypton
Alexander ('Lex') Joseph Luthor
FBI Agent Frank Loder
After Lana successfully escapes her cage, she runs straight ahead further into the barn, which is covered with bales of hay. However, to her right was a large open door leading out of the barn. Why didn't Lana run outside where she would have a better chance of calling out for help and escaping Emily?
After Emily is hit by the water and laying on the ground, her right arm is angled upward towards her head, and her left is slightly on her stomach. Then when the camera switches back from Clark, her arms are both by her side.
When Loder arrested Lionel, he didn't read him his Miranda rights. Based on the Supreme Court's decision in Miranda vs. Arizona, if Lionel appealed his case to the Supreme Court, he could get a conviction overturned.
Why did Emily even bother to use a set of keys from entering and exiting the cell? She could just walk through the glass and therefore, stop any attempts of Lana trying to escape by grabbing the keys and unlocking the door.
The water coming out of the tower is clearly (and badly) CGI.
Lana starts coughing from the gas long before it ever reaches her.
When Emily enters the cage with food for Lana, she just...opens it. She doesn't unlock it or anything. So was she just counting on the honor system to keep Lana imprisoned?
The "evidence" of Chloe's transcript is pretty much meaningless as far as possibly bringing Lionel to trial. Not only would she have to explain why Lionel was confessing to her ("Well, I had a temporary super-power to make people tell the truth, your honor..."), but Lionel could easily say he was joking with her or pretty much anything to explain it away. And as shown up through the next episode, there seems to be no other evidence against him tying him to the murders.
Despite her martial arts training, the horror films she showed at the Talon, and her experience with all the other obsessed fans, freaks, and weirdos in the last three years, Lana still hasn't learn that once you have the bad guy knocked down and temporary stunned, you keep on hitting them until there's no chance they're going to get back up and come after you. Sure enough, Lana hits Emily once, and then runs.
Emily's dad must go to the same amazing physical recovery program that Lana did - he had a pipe shoved completely through his chest about a year ago, but it doesn't seem to bother him at all here.
So...where does Lana go to the bathroom in her shatterproof clear prison cell?
Conveniently for Emily, the guy she kills at the Talon apparently has no friends or family that notice that he disappears for what seems to be about 24 hours, or make a report or show up to ask any kind of questions.
How did Emily manage to discover she had the ability to vibrate through solid matter? She's been under constant 24-hour surveillance (one hopes!) for the last year. How did she discover and test that kind of ability without anyone noticing?
Emily seems extraordinarily patient for a teenager with the mentality of a 10 year old. First she hangs out in her prison/test cell for several months despite apparently having the ability to leave any time. Then at the end she escapes and instead of going after Lana to finish her off again, what with her superspeed and intangibility and all, she just...disappears (presumably to show up another year down the road). Most 10-year olds aren't that patient.
Why does water stop Emily? There might be some pseudo-scientific "different molecular structure" explanation but a better question is... how did Clark figure it out? And when?
It's possible that Emily found an abandoned farm somewhere to hide Lana out at. But...then why does it have a full water tank and electricity?
While it might be possible to recover fragments of a deleted message, it's almost impossible that a complete transcript could be recovered.
Lana is staring straight at Clark when he goes to super-speed after Emily, but she doesn't seem to notice anything.
Lionel doesn't seem to be having a good week - he really didn't anticipate that someone might be able to recover Chloe's voice mail? The master of a thousand schemes, with untold millions at his command, and having already set it up to erase the message, he couldn't take an extra step or two to have it entirely purged?
But, hey, let's say you're Lionel and your first crappy choice for someone to find Emily doesn't quite pan out. Now do you bring out your squad of hired professionals? No, you turn to the girl who knows you've blacklisted her father and hates your guts, and who would love to find out about another of your secret projects to try and blackmail you, and you ask for help.
Why on earth does Lionel send Emily's dad to bring her in? She's a valuable science project, and the last time out Emily tried to kill him. So...Lionel sends out one untrained amateur to find the girl?
In "Accelerate," Emily wanted to be Lana's friend but then tried to kill her at the end. Here she (and the writers) seem to have forgotten that, because...once again, Emily wants to be Lana's friend (despite wanting to have killed her last time), and then ends up...trying to kill her at the end.
When Clark is telling Martha about his plan to reveal all to Lana, he puts some food in a full fridge that seems to either have a blown bulb, or not work at all.
Emily quickly kills two people by sticking her hand through their chest, but she tries to kill Lana with poisonous gas. It would have been much easier to kill Lana the same way she killed the other two, but the poisoning gave Clark just enough time to save Lana.
When Lex gives the FBI agent the document proving that his father is guilty of his parents' murder, we see the transcript of the conversation between Chloe and Lionel. On this document we can read "Of course, *there* life insurance provided the seed money I needed to start my company" - it should say "their life insurance.
In the first scene, Lex offers Lana a France guide named "Paris enroute", which means "Paris onroad" - a space is missing between "en" et "route".
When Clark is running after Emily, they are both running at super-sonic speed. When Clark knocks over the water tower, it should fall at normal speed. Emily would have easily ran past it before the water even hit the ground.
So where did Emily get all this stuff? Despite having the mentality of a 10-year old child and (presumably) relatively little exposure to high-tech learning, she manages to build an airtight, soundproof, shatterproof glass/plastic containment cell with ventilation, toiletry (one assumes - see below), and everything. There are skilled adults who couldn't put together that kind of thing.
So Lana just blindly accepts that Clark broke through a "shatterproof" plexiglass wall, knocked down a water tower, and managed to capture a girl who can move faster than the eye can see? As far as we see, she doesn't question any of it in the least.
It's extremely unlikely that the FBI would arrest Lionel for the murder of his parents. Except in very specific cases, homicides are almost exclusively under state jurisdiction. It's possible that it could be part of a larger federal case pending against him, although they don't seem to have any evidence to tie him to another crime. (It's unclear, however, whether the transcript is the only evidence the FBI has, or if they have gathered other information against Lionel as well.)
After Clark rescues Lana, she coughs a few times then appears to be fine. Chlorine gas is not only poisonous but also caustic. She would have had severe chemical burns in her throat and lungs, not to mention her eyes and exposed skin, after even brief exposure.
Emily seems to be holding Lana at a farm. While it looks to be a fairly large farm, there doesn't seem to be any sort of specialized equipment. So why does she have a huge tank of chlorine gas?
So...how did Lex find Pete and Loder?
Why did Lionel and the scientists give Emily up-to-date newspaper clippings? And if she snuck out to get them, why didn't anyone notice?
Clark can read the lettering painted on the tank even though he's using his x-ray vision?
Clark: You sound like Lex. He thinks I'm the reason Lana's leaving.
Pete: I hate to agree with Uncle Fester, but I don't think Lana's going to Paris just to see the Mona Lisa.
Emily: You're leaving! We won't be friends!
Lana: (helpfully) Well, we could write...
Lex: (to Pete) Clark was probably right confiding in you instead of me. He couldn't ask for a better friend.
Lionel: I always tried to teach you, Lex - the devil's in the details. If you don't watch the details, he wins.
Pete: That guy was going to kill me. I suppose I owe you a thanks.
Lex: When the time comes, I'm sure you'll do the same for me.
Loder: You know, I really don't want a morality lesson from someone who'd rat out his own father.
Chloe: Just when you thought it was safe to go into the hallways.
Lionel: You can cut the sarcasm.
Lex: What's so important?
Lionel: If you had given me any reason to trust you, you wouldn't have had to ask that question.
Lex: That's not the face of someone who's scored another government contract.
The following scenes didn't make it into the episode:
- Pete Dinsmore mentions to Lionel that he should have been left in charge with the responsibility of his daughter and then blames Lionel for her escape. Lionel defends himself by stating that Emily is no ordinary daughter.
- Loder believes that Lex is trying to gain information on Lionel to divert the FBI's attention from Dr. Teng's murder and states that he has 24 hours to obtain evidence before the case is dropped.
Lana's glass cell set is a leftover from the Birds of Prey episode "Feat of Clay."
Last appearance of Samuel L. Jones as a regular.
Music: "When The Sun Goes Down" by Charlie Mars, "What You're Thinking" by Christopher Jak.
Lionel: Be careful son. Don't forget, Judas hung himself with his own rope.
After Judas betrayed Jesus he felt guilty and hung himself with his own rope.
Lionel: Forgive them for they know not what they do.
Jesus says this when he is being crucified
Pete: I hate to agree with Uncle Fester...
Referring to the bald coat-wearing member of the Addams family, played by Jackie Coogan in the original series and Christopher Lloyd in the movies.
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