Clark Kent/Kal-El of Krypton
Alexander ('Lex') Joseph Luthor
Voice of Jor-El
When Chloe is looking through the pages of the Belle Reeve sanitarium patients, the second one mentions a girl's "new found powers." "Newfound" is one word, not two.
Although Chloe's line establishes that Kara is searching pre-schools for baby Kal-El, when she interrogates Cody at the pre-school there are no adults present. The law in the U.S. is that adults must be providing supervision for pre-schoolers on a playground at all times.
Neither Chloe in this episode, or anyone else in future episodes, makes reference to the fact that they've already met Clark's cousin "Kara" from California (in "Covenant"), and they don't look very much alike.
The Daily Planet newspaper has the headlines "Lionel Luthor CEO search efforts stepped up" and "Lex Luthor posed to take Luthorcorp over at the helm." However Lex took control of Luthorcorp in season 4 after his father was convicted and therefore the headlines make no sense.
In the scene where Lex finds Lana in China, she pulls out a gun on him and you hear a "click" sound as if she cocked it, but her thumb never moves and when the camera closes up on the gun, you see that the hammer is in its resting position, and that the gun is not even loaded.
In the opening sequence Kara superspeed charges at Clark and it's clear he's superspeed charging back at her. But later when they meet he displays his superspeed and she acts as if she hadn't seen the earlier display, acting surprised and saying "You're not a human!"
At the beginning, Clark tells Lois he's leaving Smallville (to begin his training). But later he offers to let Kara stay with him at the farm. It's clear he didn't change his mind about staying, since later he goes up to the Arctic and tells Jor-El he's still ready to begin his training.
The sequence of the ship's discovery/loss is confusing. Lois finds the ship and Kara knocks her away, then stands right next to it. Later at the Kent farm, Kara asks Clark to help her find it, as if she doesn't know where it is. Then a minute or so later Clark tells her it's missing, and she acts surprised as if she hadn't just told him that earlier.
Clark can't get near Kara's ship because of the Kryptonite at Lois' feet. Yet after Kara knocks Lois out, she stands right in front of the ship, right next to where the Kryptonite is supposed to be.
Kara: The House of El has a lot of family secrets that nobody ever discussed. As humans would say, we were... dysfunctional.
Lex: I'm impressed.
Lana: I did learn from the master. As soon as I heard you'd freed yourself, I laid out the breadcrumbs and waited for the wolf to come knocking. Tell me, Lex. How were you planning on getting your revenge?
Chloe: (to Lex) Once again a Luthor snake manages to slither away from the grip of justice.
Lex: Tell me, Chloe. Tell me everything you know.
Chloe: Here's everything I know, Lex. You need some serious psychiatry.
Grant: (to Lois) Your prose leaps off the page like a Bengal tiger.
Lois: You can't break up with me, Clark, we're not even a couple.
Clark: What's wrong, Lois? I thought you'd be happy to get rid of me?
Lois: Are you kidding? Who am I gonna pick on?
Clark: I'm sure you'll find someone.
Chloe: (to Kara) I should have known you were Clark's cousin from all the primary colors.
Lex: I always knew you were smart, Lana, I didn't know you were brilliant.
Clark: Kara, Krypton is gone.
Kara: What do you mean, gone?
Clark: It exploded. You and I are the only survivors.
Kara: No. Planets don't just explode, Kal-El.
Clark: Ours did. I'm sorry.
Kara: No. This yellow sun has fried your brain cells.
Grant: You like water, Lane?
Lois: As much as the next girl.
Grant: 'Cause I'm giving you a waterfront view. This is your new desk, right here, right across from cousin Chloe.
Chloe: Excuse me?
Grant Gabriel: If you're lucky, Sullivan, some of her passion may rub off on you, maybe put a little fire on that torch you let burn out after high school.
Lois: Am I hearing things, or did you just offer me a job?
Grant: Welcome to the Daily Planet, Lois Lane. You play your cards right, you'll be out of this basement quicker than your cousin. Nothing like a little family rivalry to keep the bullpen hopping.
Clark: Chloe, not only is she strong as I am... she can fly.
Chloe: Whoa. It sounds like we got ourselves a true-blue Supergirl.
Clark: Well, define "super." Nearly every Kryptonian I've come across has turned into a cold-blooded killer.
Chloe: Yeah. What is it with you people? Are you the only half-decent member of your Kryptonian race?
Kara: (to Clark) You can't be Kal-El. He's a sweet chubby baby who laughed when you tickled his feet.
Grant Gabriel: Tell me about your close encounter.
Lois: Can't share a trade secret. I work for your rival, the Inquisitor.
Grant Gabriel: Our rival? This is the Daily Planet, read in virtually every country across the globe. We have no rival.
Clark: Those doors would have opened if you'd have just waited.
Kara: We don't have time to wait for ancient technology. Between the two of us, we can cover more ground. Of course, it would help if you could defy gravity. Explain to me again why you can't fly.
Clark: I'm not sure.
Kara: I guess the humans are right, Kal-El. Girls do mature faster than boys.
Clark: It's Clark, remember?
Grant Gabriel: This is the fork in your road, Lane. In a dozen years, you'll either be Lois Lane, star reporter whose name is synonymous with the Daily Planet, or Lois Fill-in-the-Blank, married to an insurance adjuster in the sticks with four kids and forty extra pounds. You won't be able to look at a newspaper because it will always remind you of what could've been. Which road sounds better to you?
Deleted Scene: Kara looks around for Kal-El among the babies at the medical center.
Latin America: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 on Warner Channel.
Norway: Monday, January 14, 2008 10.50 pm on TVNorge
Australia: Thursday, April 3, 2008 8.30 pm on TEN HD
Denmark: Monday, April 21, 2008 on TV3
UK: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 10.00 pm on E4
Sweden: Friday, June 6, 2008 9.00 pm on TV6
Czech Republic: February 16, 2010 on TV Nova
Slovakia: August 4, 2010 on Markiza
In-joke: Lois notices the algae on Kara's ship, determining how long it had been underwater, similar to the way Batman did in Batman/Superman #8.
Kara mentions the city of Kandor. Kandor first appeared in Action Comics #242, July 1958. It was originally the capital city of the Planet Krypton before it was shrunken down and put into a bottle by the villain Brainiac, only to be rescued years later by Superman, and eventually restored to full size. But in the comics, neither Jor-El nor Zor-El lived there. Zor-El and his family lived in Argo City, while Jor-El's lived in Kryptonopolis, the new capital city.
John Glover and Aaron Ashmore are credited but don't appear.
Terrence Stamp is billed as Special Guest Star.
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