Alexander ('Lex') Joseph Luthor
Martha Clark Kent
The newspaper clipping that Chloe displays of Kyle's arrest shows that the photo of Kyle has been glued on, showing it's a fake article.
When Lex swipes his card at the gas station, he swipes it with the magnetic strip on the outside, rather than through the reader. Nothing would happen in that case, but the pump turns on anyway.
When Kyle convinces Chloe to kiss Clark you can see in the corner that her head moves towards Clark but in the next scene her head is still facing Kyle
It seems to be a while before Kyle figures out about Clark. First, Clark superspeeds to rescue Lana and Kyle is there; second, Kyle swings the bat and it breaks on Clark who shoves him into the trailer. Third, Clark busts open the doors of the car and superspeeds him away. But Kyle only figures things out when he sees bullets bounce of Clark, which seems a little odd.
Lana asks Clark if Chloe kissed him. However, only Chloe, Clark, and Kyle were present when that happened. Chloe and Clark were clearly too embarrassed to discuss the kiss, much less tell others. And Lana never talked to Kyle, and Kyle almost certainly didn't talk to anyone else. So there's no reasonable way Lana could have heard even a rumor about the kiss.
So if Clark is vulnerable to kryptonite, shouldn't he be more vulnerable to the kryptonite-based mind control powers of the two salesmen, rather than immune? He's never been immune to people with krypto-powers before - why is he in this episode? He seems to have a pretty much normal brain, and his superpowers in all of his comic book appearances have never involved a resistance to mind control and telepathy. So why can't he be affected here? (editor's note: the same applies to future episodes such as the ones with Ryan where Clark also has immunity to telepathy)
Rickman: Miss Hardwick, I'm surprised to find you in Smallville.
Lex: Don't encourage him, Victoria. It's funny, I was just saying what this town needs is more pesticides in the water supply.
Rickman: Lionel had mentioned that he'd exiled you here. Had dinner with him a couple of weeks ago.
Lex: Yeah? What happened, somebody more important cancel on him?
Lex: How bad?
Dr. Toby: It's no worse than when Ozzy snorted that row of fire ants down in Queensland.
Clark: This guy really a doctor?
Lex: He was. Now he's more of an on-call specialist. You know... actors, rock stars, billionaire's sons.
Clark: How do you know him?
Lex: Long story.
Dr. Toby: What's a guy gotta do to get a drink around here?
Lex: Finish sewing.
Kyle: Do you know what it's like to have to hide because of who you are?
Clark: Yes, I do. But when you have a gift you can't just hide in a hole and hope it goes away.
Rickman: I'm just like you, Lex. Government employee sets my emission levels and I abide. You have an objection?
Lex: Let's call it an interest. Smallville's my home now.
Chloe: (after being mind-controlled into kissing Clark) What? Why are you looking at me like that? And why is my mouth minty?
Clark: Let's just say he proved his point.
Chloe: Oh... God, did I just...?
Clark: Don't worry. It was... fine.
Lex: You can learn a lot from someone you hate.
Clark: I don't blame him; I don't see myself being a farmer when I grow up.
Lana: Then what do you want to do?
Clark: I'm not sure - as long as it doesn't involve putting on a suit and doing a lot of flying.
Rickman: You got a problem with progress, Mister Kent?
Jonathan: No, I'm just skeptical about anyone who thinks they can solve my problems with money.
Rickman: Why's that?
Jonathan: Because if I was interested in money, I wouldn't be a farmer, would I?
Clark: I think I know someone who can help.
Jonathan: No, I will not owe Lex Luthor anything, thank you.
Martha: Right now you don't have anything to owe.
Lex: Ouch. What's that all about?
Clark: I just won't cave on my opinion of Kyle Tippet. It's put me on the outs with Lana.
Lex: So you're Atticus.
Lex: Atticus Finch? To Kill a Mockingbird?
Clark: Never read it.
Lex: You should. You two have a lot in common. Small-town heroes. Believe in the truth. Not willing to back down.
Clark: How's it end?
Lex: It's not about the ending, it's about the journey.
Lex: That, my friend, is the key to leadership. Not only knowing you're right, but convincing everyone else. If you can do that, the world's your oyster.
Chloe: I'm not out here doing this butt-bashing thing for fun. These woods are like the Bermuda Triangle of Smallville.
Chloe: Yeah. Don't you think it's a little odd that he lives all alone way out here in the woods?
Clark: Thoreau did.
Chloe: Yeah, Clark. So did the Unabomber.
Clark: Why are you so unfriendly?
Kyle: Because I'm not interested in friends.
Clark: Everyone needs a friend.
Kyle: No they don't. Because they'll always betray you in the end.
Clark: It's still strange to think that he and Rickman were once best friends. Think we'll ever end up like that?
Lex: Trust me, Clark. Our friendship is going to be the stuff of legends.
Lex: I always knew you were keeping secrets from me, Clark... but I never thought they were this good. Clark? You know that guy you're trying to protect? I'm going to shoot him now.
Lex: There you are.
Clark: Don't do this. I'm your friend.
Lex: Oh, please. You think I don't see the way your parents look at me? The way half the town looks at me? You're no different. Friendship's a fairy tale, Clark. Respect and fear are the best you can hope for.
Clark: Rickman's doing this to you.
Lex: What if he did?
Clark: You hate Rickman!
Lex: You can learn a lot from someone you hate.
Rickman: Well I'd hate to think that you failed to get the job done.
Lex: Relax. Failing isn't something I do.
Kelly Brook is billed as Special Guest Star.
Injoke: During the episode, Lex calls Clark "Atticus" and explains that he was referring to Atticus Finch, the protagonist of To Kill a Mockingbird. Clark replies that he has "[n]ever read it." In the modern-age comics continuity, Superman #81, To Kill a Mockingbird is Clark Kent's favorite movie.
Music "Mistaken I.D." by Citizen Cope, "Into You" by Jennifer Knapp, "Into the Lavender" by Rubyhorse, "Have a Nice Day" by Stereophonics, and "Slow Down" by Wayne.
Injoke: Clark says he doesn't know what he wants to do for a job, but that he at least knows he doesn't want to be dressing up in a suit and flying around everywhere. His vision of him flying in a suit is much different than our vision of him.
Kyle: He's somewhere between Bigfoot and the Blair Witch.
Referencing The Blair Witch Project (1999), a movie supposedly made from footage found in the woods, chronicling three student filmmakers using a handheld camera to film their trek through the woods to make a documentary about the legendary Blair Witch.
Lex: Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird?
Referencing the book To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) written by Harper Lee in which a black man is accused of beating and raping a woman after she had asked him to come onto her property to bust up an old chiffarobe.
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