Season 1 Episode 6


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 20, 2001 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • At 42:49 there is a shot of Cassandra after she died, but it is easy to see the actress breathing.

    • After he visits the diner for the first time, Young Harry goes back to the nursing home and puts on a set of blues. Why? Does he think he's going to somehow pass as his old version? Apparently he just goes back and changes his clothes just to play the piano. If he hangs around for what appears to be at least one full day, why didn't anyone else notice he was gone?

    • As is often the case, Clark walks out into the middle of the koi pond, filled with green meteor rock, and doesn't feel a thing until he looks down and sees the stuff.

    • When Clark is reading the list of jurors in an attempt to discover who Harry will kill next, he recites, "Rita Garfield"; however, when Harry mentioned Zoe's grandmother's name earlier it was Eve. When the juror's list is shown, Juror #2 is Eve Garfield.

  • Quotes

    • Cassandra: No, Clark. I've seen you. Before we ever met. More than once, I've touched people and I've seen such pain and despair and... But then you were there and the pain was gone. I think that's your destiny, Clark. To help people, to save them from fear and darkness.
      Clark: How?
      Cassandra: Well, that's for you to figure out. You can fear the future or... you can embrace it. The choice is yours.

    • Lex: I believe we make our own destiny.

    • Cassandra: Mr. Ross, if you want your fortune told, go to the circus.

    • Pete: Yeah, but we could have served our community by lifeguarding the girl's swim class at the Y, instead of hanging out with the denture crowd. I mean, what's the attraction?

    • Lex: You see, I don't want to do good things, I want to do great things.

    • Young Harry: Come on, Mrs. Kent. I'm too old for hide and seek.

    • Lex: I once read about a rich man who survived a hotel fire. He hung onto the ledge for an hour before the fire department rescued him. Afterwards he bought the hotel...always stayed in the room. When they asked him why, he said he figured Fate couldn't find him twice.

    • Clark: She saw it.
      Nurse: Saw what?
      Clark: Her future.

    • Lex: I come bearing gifts.
      Cassandra: So did the Greeks.

    • Lana: I'm up there with the three-headed calf and the monster from Crater Lake.

    • Lana: Maybe I should just accept my destiny--all I'm ever going to be is a little girl in a fairy princess costume who lost her parents.
      Clark: I don't see you that way.
      Lana: I know you don't, Clark. You're the only one who doesn't.

    • Cassandra: Do those expensive shoes come with a name?
      Lex: Lex Luthor.
      Cassandra: Huh. Of Luthor... Everything Incorporated?
      Lex: More or less.

    • Young Harry: (smells burger) God, I haven't been able to eat one of these in years ... I mean not since the bypass. That was a joke.
      Zoe: You're a riot.

    • Lex: Life's a journey, Clark; I don't wanna go through it following a roadmap.
      Clark: It still wouldn't kill you to drive more slowly.

    • Clark: You might consider rounding those curves at a speed that won't actually break the sound barrier.
      Lex: Hey, where's the fun in that?
      Chloe: Yep, that's impressive, even for Smallville.

    • Clark: It's not your fault, Lana.
      Lana: Do you know anyone else who's lost an entire old person in a wheelchair?

    • Clark: Lana, I didn't know you were here.
      Pete: Yeah, right...

  • Notes

    • Music: "Time Served" by Dispatch, "Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, op. 59" and "Piano Sonata No. 1 in C minor, op. 4" by Idil Biret (written by Fryderyk Chopin), "5/4" by Gorillaz, and "Crush" by Kevin Clay.

    • This episode marks the first appearance of Mitchell Kosterman as Sheriff Ethan, although he appeared previously in "X-Ray" as an unnamed deputy.

    • When Lana and Mr. Bolston first talk, he mentions that the Langs moved to Smallville in 1938. This is the same year that Superman debuted in Action Comics.

    • Eric Johnson doesn't appear in this episode.

    • In the vision of Lex he is wearing a single black glove, which Lex wore in the comics after he lost his real hand to radiation from years of wearing a kryptonite ring

    • In the DC Comics Lex runs for President of the United States of America and "wins".

    • The vision of Lex in the White House was filmed on the set of The West Wing.

  • Allusions

    • Chloe: At least we know how he's doing the Time Warp.
      Reference to the 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The Time Warp is a dance that the Transylvanians do.

    • Cassandra:
      Cassandra is a classical character that was the most beautiful daughter of the king of Troy, who was given the gift of prophecy by the god Apollo. Cassandra rejected Apollo's seduction, so he cursed her so that no one would ever believe her predictions. The name "Cassandra", or otherwise "Cassie" was used for another psychic a year later on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

    • Lex: I come bearing gifts...
      In order to gain leverage in the Battle of Troy, the Greeks had to devise a clever plan that would gain them access to the city of Troy. They constructed a huge wooden horse with a hollow belly and hid Greek soldiers in the horse's belly. The Trojans believed they defeated the Greeks and celebrated. In the early morning the Greek soldiers left the belly and opened the gate to Troy, allowing the Greek army to attack on the unsuspecting Trojans.