Season 5 Episode 9


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Dec 08, 2005 on The CW



  • Allusions

    • Clark: (to Lex) You have a wonderful life...
      An in-joke/allusion to Jimmy Stewart movie called, It's a Wonderful Life where lead character George Bailey is shown what life would be like if he had never been born. There are other similarities: at the end of the episode when Lana is dying on Christmas Eve, Lex visits his father for help to save Lana, much like George Bailey did when he visited his nemisis Mr. Potter to ask for a last-minute loan to get him out of a crisis. Both men were found at their desks working on Christmas Eve. And both Lionel Luthor and Mr. Potter (played by Lionel Barrymore) refused any help whatsoever.