Smallville

Season 8 Episode 2

Plastique

3
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 25, 2008 on The CW

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  • Trivia

    • The outside of The Talon is shown, then right after we see Chloe speaking to Bette. Bette is packing and speaking about needing to get out of Metropolis, yet if they were at The Talon they would have already been out of Metropolis.

  • Quotes

    • Tess: I want to introduce you...to some people like you. A sort of team. But only if you want.
      Bette: A team? Take a look at my file, lady. I don't play well with others.

    • Clark: Lois, you sound like a jealous girlfriend.
      Lois: Jealous. Of you? Please. That would be like Willie Mays being jealous of a batboy.

    • Lois: Uh, rule number two -- always make a good first impression and don't screw up with the boss.
      Clark: I think that's two rules.
      Lois: Whatever. Try not to get fired on your first day, okay?

    • Chloe: Well, I Googled you. And I read an interview that you gave about running away from foster homes as a kid.
      Davis: You researched me? Well, you know, I always kind of wanted my own stalker.

    • Davis: "Isis Foundation." So... what? Adopt a pyramid, save a sphinx, that kind of thing?
      Chloe: Cute.

    • Clark: We all have something we think we need to hide. It's hard. But it does get better.

    • Lois: But what's with the wardrobe malfunction?
      Clark: What? This is a nice shirt.
      Lois: Human Resources is going to be down here any minute, and you do not want to meet them looking like... the brawny lumberjack.

    • Lois: Lucky for you it's a slow news day and I was at my desk, otherwise you could have spent your entire career being nicknamed Farm Boy or Flannel Man.

    • Clark: Look, if you're going to teach a class on Lois Lane's Rules of Reporting, I'd rather read the CliffsNotes.

    • Clark: You're my boss?
      Tess: You weren't this shy when I was a damsel in distress, Kent.

    • Clark: The Lex Luthor that I knew disappeared years ago. It's been a long time since we were friends.

    • Lois: Tess Mercer is a pit bull in Prada. There's no way she'd roll out the welcome mat for a copyboy no matter how charming his smile is.
      Clark: You think I have a charming smile?
      Lois: I think you're about to lose some teeth if you don't tell me what she said.

    • Davis: Well, Chloe, I grew up hearing a lot of four-letter words, and "love" wasn't exactly one of them. If you found real love, hold on to it. And if anyone tells you that's a cliché, I'll personally kick their ass.

    • Clark: I'm Clark Kent.
      Davis: Davis Bloome. I met your fiancée. Clark, congratulations. She's a real catch.
      Clark: I'm getting married?
      Davis: Well, I thought that... 'cause I thought you and Chloe were together, and you seemed pretty close. When she said she was engaged...
      Clark: Chloe's engaged?
      Davis: Oh, man, okay, my brain's completely gone completely D.O.A. Clark, she said she hadn't told anyone yet. Do me a favor. Don't tell her I said anything.
      Clark: I won't reveal my source.

    • Clark: Bette claimed that Tommy blew up the bus. But she was there for both of the blasts.
      Lois: Oh, my God. My cousin's babysitting Psycho Spice.

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      Norway: Saturday, January 10, 2009 on TVNorge
      Sweden: Friday, May 29, 2009 on TV6
      Turkey: March 14, 2010 on CNBC-e
      Czech Republic: March 16, 2010 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: May 17, 2012 on Markiza

    • Doomsday
      In the comics, Doomsday first appeared in Superman: The Man of Steel #17 (1992) and was created by Dan Jurgens. An alien scientist created an "ultimate lifeform" that would die and then was recreated stronger than its preceding incarnation. The super-evolved creature, programmed to destroy any opponent, gained the ability to evolve on its own and killed its creator. It escaped Krypton and eventually found its way to Earth, going on a rampage that took it to Metropoplis. Superman sacrificed himself to seemingly destroy the creature. Since then Doomsday has returned despite his apparent death, each time more powerful than last. He has also gained human feelings and sentience, and lesser versions of himself have been cloned. His power remains the ability to evolve any power or resistance sufficient to defeat him, combined with an accelerated healing factor. He possesses no human identity, unlike his appearance here.

    • In-joke: Clark changing in the phone booth is a reference to the way Superman always changes in the phone booth.

    • Aaron Ashmore and Justin Hartley are credited but don't appear.

    • Plastique
      In the comics, Plastique is a villain who first appeared in Fury of Firestorm #7 (Dec. 1982) and was created by Gerry Conway and Pat Broderick. Bette Sans Sourci was a terrorist fighting for Quebec separation from Canada. Originally she used explosives, but gained the power to project explosive bomb bursts from her body. She has had a varied career in the comics, ranging from terrorist to standard supervillain to reluctant hero/government agent.

  • Allusions

    • Bette: If you shut down the Thunderdome, then why are you still coming after me?
      Referencing the movie Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), starring Mel Gibson and Tina Turner. The post-apocalyptic movie, the third in series after Mad Max and The Road Warrior, features the Thunderdome, a battle arena where "two men enter, one man leaves."

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