Season 8 Episode 6


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 23, 2008 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • At the beginning when Clark is rescuing people in Metropolis, at the jewelry store where a robbery is taking place, Clark pushes the robber flying through a window but you can clearly see that the glass breaks before the the robber is even thrown through it.

    • Before Davis and Jimmy start riding in the ambulance (about 27 minutes in), there is a cut scene of the city. The clip is played in reverse, as shown by the cars moving backwards.

    • The jewelry store Clark rescues at the beginning of the episode is the same one featured in the previous episode "Committed."

    • During the scene when Chloe and Davis are sitting at the outside cafe, the same woman walks by them twice. She is a long blonde-haired woman, with a black skirt and white blouse, and a black leather jacket. If you watch, she will pass Chloe's back twice during the conversation: first when Chloe says "I help people" and second right before she says "I shouldn't be here."

  • Quotes

    • John: We can't save everyone, Clark.
      Clark: The moment I believe that is when I stop trying.

    • John: I didn't realize that photographic memory was among your abilities.
      Clark: It's more like speed-reading, but let's not split hairs.

    • Chloe: (to Davis) Chance meeting in a moldy basement over a corpse. Will the romance ever end?

    • Davis: You're really… leaping out on a limb for me.
      Chloe: Well, if what they say is true and fools rush in, then I have definitely earned the mantle of "village idiot" on this one.

    • John: Sometimes what we think is a good instinct is just our mind trying to convince us of what we want to believe.

    • John: You are not in Smallville anymore, Clark. Metropolis has millions of people walking the streets, every one of them watching for a miracle. To change their lives, to give them hope. You are that miracle. And it's just a matter of time before someone discovers that.

  • Notes

    • Detective John Jones is the same identity Martian Mahunter adopted at his first appearance in Detective Comics #225.

    • International Airdates:
      Norway: Saturday, February 7, 2009 on TVNorge
      Sweden: Friday, June 26, 2009 on TV6
      Czech Republic: March 22, 2010 on TV Nova
      Turkey: April 11, 2010 on CNBC-e
      Slovakia: May 24, 2012 on Markiza

    • Injoke: Jimmy's line about the rumored killer being a "monster with bony eyelids" refers to the appearance of Doomsday in the Superman comics.

    • The character Randy and his ability to transform into a shadow bears a strong resemblance to the DC villain the Shadow Thief, who can transform into an intangible shadow but physically attack others at will.

    • Injoke: John's line about "your emerald ally and his super friends" refers to the SuperFriends, a group of DC superheroes that featured in their own cartoon show starting in 1973. The show aired under various incarnations and consisted originally of Superman, Batman & Robin, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman. Many other DC super heroes, including Green Arrow, appeared over the years, although Martian Manhunter was not one of them.

    • Erica Durance, Justin Hartley, and Cassidy Freeman do not appear in this episode.

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