Smallville

Season 5 Episode 18

Fragile

2
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Apr 13, 2006 on The CW

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  • Trivia

    • Trivia: Tyler McKnight's mother's address is: 145 Hastings Road, Smallville, Kansas.

    • When the overbearing presence of Lois has caused Maddie to go telekinetic within seconds of them meeting, why would Clark then ask them to spend the next hour together in a house full of glass?

    • The DWP in Kansas is the Department of Wildlife and Parks, which has nothing to do with electricity. However, it is consistent with the reference in "Ageless."

    • Trivia: Lex Luthor uses American OnLine (AOL) on his laptop when Chloe enters the room in his mansion.

    • When all the windows of the car shatter and fly outward, it shows an aerial view of Lois falling to her side, with nothing near her. Then, when it shows a close-up of her, it shows that she had landed right near a fence.

    • When Tyler is captured the first time why didn't Clark tell the authorities about Tyler's power? He apparently didn't because the cop wouldn't have been wearing glasses if he knew.

    • Automotive glass doesn't break into pointy pieces that can pierce skin. It's designed to split along fissures and fracture into small blunt bits, to minimize injury in crashes from flying shards.

    • Tyler knows that Clark has enough strength to throw him clear across a room and can do...something with his eyes that causes things to heat up. It's noble of Clark to talk Maddie out of killing Tyler, but he can easily blow Clark's secret and has no reason not to.

    • After a great deal of glass magically shatters around her, why does Naomi walk up to the violently trembling mirror and just stand in front of it waiting for it to explode?

  • Quotes

    • Clark: And this is the world famous Kent Barn!

    • Clark: Chloe, if my parents hadn't found me in that field, that could have been me in the foster care system, scaring people with my powers, being accused of crimes I didn't commit.
      Chloe: Yeah, and Clark, one of your greatest powers is your unrelenting faith in people.

    • Lex: I think your reporter's eye is getting a little cloudy. You're starting to see things that aren't there.
      Chloe: I don't have to work for the DWP to know there was enough electricity in that room to light up the entire state of Kansas.

    • Chloe: I know you're used to getting whatever you want without even thinking about the consequences, but I promise you if you hurt my friend there will be a consequence. And you're looking at her.
      Lex: Chloe…I think I'm getting an inkling why you've never had a boyfriend.

    • Clark: Did you get a good look at the guy?
      Lois: Uh, like I told the sheriff, mid-thirties, sandy blonde hair, good-looking in that psycho-killer kind of way.

    • Maddie: Clark, did you ever meet your real dad?
      Clark: Sort of…
      Maddie: Was he bad like mine?
      Clark: Maybe worse. But just because he gave me life doesn't mean I'm anything like him. See, the thing is, Maddie, anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.

  • Notes

    • Deleted Scene: Maddie enters the dining room to see that her foster mother is killed. Clark shortly arrives afterwards.

    • During the original airing of this episode, the WB and AOL ran a "Hunt for Fine" promotion where you could go to AOL.com and get daily logs on the search for Dr. Fine. Actors Panou and Lee Kim were featured in this episode and their footage here appears at the website as well.

    • Although credited, John Glover and John Schneider don't appear.

    • Tom Welling's directorial premiere.

  • Allusions

    • Lois: That girl's one step short of the demon seed.
      A reference to the 1977 film starring Julie Christie, based on a book by Dean Koontz, about a woman who is impregnated by a "thinking" computer and produces a child who is the embodiment of that computer.

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