Season 7 Episode 9


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Dec 13, 2007 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • It turned out that Chloe was on the same floor as the Christmas Party. How did nobody hear them yelling?

    • Lex shot Adrian in Grant Gabriel's office with numerous Daily Planet workers just outside the door. As there was no silencer on the gun the gunshot would've been heard perfectly in the next room and yet no one noticed.

    • When Lana and Clark go to see the scientist lying down, a man can be seen standing next to the wall.

    • If Grant and Adrian were supposed to have the same DNA, why were their eyes different colors?

    • If Chloe knew Clark was back in Smallville, then they obviously communicated in some way. So how come she was leaving the Planet to go see him, as Clark and Lana were going to the Planet to go see her?

  • Quotes

    • Grant: (after a sword fight) When I suggested a dinner meeting, I was hoping to consume calories, not burn them.
      Lex: Well, technically, I should be stringing popcorn at a Suicide Slums nursing home, but then I wouldn't have the pleasure of beating you two bouts to one.

    • (Chloe is in the elevator and Jimmy was about to get in)
      Chloe: Jimmy!
      Jimmy: Oh! I... You know I'll just grab the next one.
      Chloe: Don't be ridiculous there's plenty of room.
      Jimmy: Yeah... yeah, you know the thing is I'm going the other way.
      Chloe: We are in the basement, travel options are kind of limited.
      Jimmy: Oh... right.

    • Chloe: Clark? Hi. It's your daily freak-out call.

    • Jimmy: You waste your one phone call on Clark?
      Chloe: I didn't realize we had so few flares.
      Jimmy: Regardless, you call Clark before you dial 911. I mean, what's he gonna do, dismantle the bomb with his great hair?

    • Grant: Congratulations on the Daily Planet. Wonderful. One more piece in my life you can control, starting with my creation.
      Lex: I can't believe you let that lunatic sneak his ideas into your head. You're my brother.
      Grant: No, Lex. I'm an experiment. Beneath all that arrogance, your cracks are starting to show. Did you really think you could keep this a secret? Or are you so desperate to mean something to someone, it was worth the risk?
      Lex: You can't punish me for wanting a family.
      Grant: How am I supposed to feel, being the product of a man who's destroyed everything he's ever touched?
      Lex: No. You're different, Julian. If I didn't love you, you wouldn't be here.
      Grant: I'm living proof you've forgotten how to love. But if you wanna play God, you might wanna remember his greatest gift, free will. Let me live my life.

    • Chloe: (getting a bomb in a present) I have the worst Secret Santa ever!

    • Chloe: (after she heals a cut on Jimmy's finger) Can you just, uh, promise me that we keep this between me, you, and my Neosporin?
      Jimmy: I promise. But you're still the same Chloe.

    • Lois: (after Grant tells her they're breaking up) Wow. And I didn't even drag you to all the places I usually ruin a relationship.
      Grant: Well, when you do decide to take that trip... he's a lucky guy.
      Lois: Whoever he is, we sure as hell aren't gonna work together.

    • Adrian: You created me in a test tube, you kept me like some kind of freak pet just so you could have a brother? Is that why you couldn't get rid of me?
      Lex: You're not my brother! (shoots him) You're a mistake.

    • Lex: You're no longer writing my exposé.
      Lois: Nuh uh. You'll have to take that up with my boss.
      Lex: I am your boss. Merry Christmas, Lois. I just bought the Daily Planet.

    • Grant: Lois has a mysterious way of diving for a penny and coming up with the Holy Grail.

  • Notes

    • Although credited Laura Vandervoort and John Glover don't appear in this episode.

    • Music: Deck The Halls, Canceling Christmas This Year (Michelle Featherstone), Joy to the World (Stan Reynolds)

    • This is the first ever episode where Clark Kent has no lines. However Tom Welling did have dialogue.

    • The following scenes were left out of the episode:
      - Grant criticizing Lois for giving into her emotions.
      - Jimmy stops by the farm to ask about Kara.

    • International Airdates:
      Latin America: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 on Warner Channel
      Norway: Monday, March 3, 2008 10.50 pm on TVNorge
      Denmark: Monday, May 19, 2008 on TV3
      Australia: Thursday, May 29, 2008 on Ten HD
      Greece: Sunday, June 29, 2008 at 16.45 on Star
      United Kingdom: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 10.00 pm on E4
      Sweden: Friday, July 25, 2008 9.00 pm on TV6
      Belgium: Saturday, October 4, 2008, 18.50 on 2BE
      New Zealand: Friday, March 21, 2009 on TV2
      Czech Republic: February 25, 2010 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: August 13, 2010 on Markiza

  • Allusions