Clark Kent/Kal-El of Krypton
Oliver Queen/Green Arrow
The Daily Planet article "Lois Lane Joins Parry White on Planet's Foreign Desk" that Clark reads has Perry White's name spelled as "Parry."
Oliver: Chloe's gone.
Tess: Well, you've been with her for five months, right? Sounds like things are right on schedule.
(reading Chloe's letter)
Tess: "Oliver. I never thought I'd have to tell you how I feel about us, because the smile on my lips when I looked at you pretty much said it all. But now that you won't be seeing it anymore, I'll have to use words to tell you. I never loved anyone the way I loved you. And I never will again. You will always be my brightest star, my knight in shining leather, my hero."
Lois: I know that Egyptians were big on the afterlife, but burying your pet bird? Someone needs therapy.
Carter: That is the Sun God Ra, bringer of light and life. He was revered.
Lois: He has the head of a parakeet.
Carter: It's a falcon.
Lois: Potato, Potahto.
Lois: I have to admit, this assignment... a little out of my strike zone. I mean, I was raised by a very grounded 4-star general who believed in what you can see, touch, blow up...
Carter: Things that can be explained.
Lois: It's just... you can live your whole live without any prove of something, like a god or whatever, and then one day you look up and realize the guy sitting across from you is... Ra.
Carter: You think the guy sitting across from you is an ancient sun god?
Lois: No, of course not. But what if he were? One minute you know you know what you know, and the next you realize you don't really know anything but you want to know everything. What is the world like for him? Does he feel pain? How does he heal? When does he sleep? Does he even sleep.
Carter: This is going to require something stronger than tea.
Lois: How can he stand driving in a car when they move so much slower than he does? That would drive me crazy.
Carter: Maybe you should just ask Clark. Now, why don't you sit down before you drive me crazy.
Clark: You want to tell me what you got caught up in? Someone did just try to kill you.
Cat: I was valedictorian. I mean, trust me, nobody wants to kill a valedictorian.
Rick Flag: You should be thanking me. I just handed you the hit of a lifetime.
Deadshot: Why would I thank you for something fate gave me? Somewhere out there, we all got a bullet with our name on it.
Cat: His dad and I went out for almost two years. I thought I'd found my Prince Charming. Little did I know they don't exist.
Clark: You just have to be patient. I thought I'd found somebody who could make me happy?
Cat: Really? Think you'll get back together.
Clark: I used to. But now I"m not sure. It's funny... when doing what you think is right for someone can feel so... wrong.
Carter: I'd like you to have something. It was given to me by my wife. It's a story, about two star-crossed lovers. Prince Khufu and Shayera were murdered by an evil man, but their love was so strong they were bonded for all eternity. Lifetime after lifetime they were reborn, to find their one true love. Only to lose each other in death again,.
Lois: That's a terrible story.
Carter: I like it.
Lois: If you're into the whole Egyptian "Groundhog Day" thing.
Carter: After many years, Khufu grew tired of always waiting to find his beloved. So he traveled the world, seeking other women, trying to forget Shayera. Unable to rid her from his heart, he returned home, resigned to his fate. No sooner did he arrive at the palace than he saw her. She was there all along but he didn't recognize her because the time wasn't right. He needed to wait, because it made their love stronger. And their kiss that much sweeter.
Cat: Why are you doing this to me? I didn't do anything.
Deadshot: Funny thing about fate. You can't outrun it. Either it's your day or it's not, sweetpea.
Cat: Please, no. My son... he's just two years old. I'm all he's got.
Deadshot: Trust me. He'll get over you. Three or four years, he won't even remember your face. People about to die always think that that special loved one won't be able to go on without ' em. But the truth is, that person just finds someone else to love. Everyone is replaceable.
Cat: I used to think everyone could be saved. Even those superhero freaks. But now I realize... some people are just born dead.
Cat: People need to see someone's heart to believe in them. We need to be inspired by people who stand out in the light. Not people who shrink into the shadows. We need a good old American hero, red, white, and blue. Or at least red and blue.
Deadshot: It's about time.
Plastique: I'm sorry. What's redneck for "bite me"?
Carter: You know, the philosopher Nietzsche believed we shouldn't live for the future, but for the present. He thought that people who chased after some far-off future dream were actually running away from their true destiny.
Lois: Yeah, well Nietzsche can call me a chicken if he wants, but he has never dated someone like Clark Kent.
Carter: It wouldn't have mattered. To him, the true hero was the person who embraced the life that he or she was given and made it better. He called that person "ubermensch."
Lois: A superman.
Carter: Nietzsche believed that all of us could be one, in our own way.
Sweden: March 11, 2011 on TV6
UK: June 14, 2011 on E4/E4 HD
Norway: August 6, 2011 on Max
Czech Republic: October 27, 2011 on TV Nova
Turkey: September 25, 2011 on CNBC-e
In the comics, Deadshot (first appearance Batman #59 - June 1950) is Floyd Lawton, the scion of a rich family who turned to crime and mastered firearms out of boredom. He first tried to become Gotham City's new hero but was soon arrested and returned as a Silver Age villain 27 years later (in Detective Comics #474 - Dec. 1977) with a new costume and wrist-mounted magnums. He bounced around for a while as a third-tier Batman villain until John Ostrander made him a "permanent" member of the Suicide Squad (Suicide Squad Vol. 1 #1 - May 1987). Although he had a psychological block that prevented him from shooting Batman he had no such qualms against other opponents and brutally and directly took them out. Under Ostrander it was eventually revealed that Deadshot had a death wish and had pursued a criminal career from an early age: his father had unknowingly hired him to kill his mother, leading to the various psychological problems that haunt him to this day.
Michael Daingerfield has a brief uncredited "appearance" doing Gordon Godfrey's voice on the radio.
With this episode, Alison Mack is no longer credited as a show star. More show footage replaces the scenes of her accompanying her previous credit.
Lois: I really hope this story is worth it, because so far my dream assignment is turning into a Thousand and One Arabian nightmares.
Referencing A Thousand and One Arabian Nights, also known as the Arabian Nights. The tales are a collection of works from Middle Eastern and Northern African writers and storytellers, framed by the story of Scheherazade telling a continuing series of stories each night to keep the king from killing her.
Lois: And I thought those Sex and the City girls had gaudy tastes.
Referencing the HBO series of four women and their romantic and sexual adventures in New York City.
Lois: So you're a bona fide Indiana Jones?
Referencing the famous fictional archaeologist portrayed by Harrison Ford in four feature movies. When not teaching college archaeology courses, the whip-wielding Indy travels the world seeking out relics and fighting bad guys in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s.
Lois: If you're into the whole Egyptian "Groundhog Day" thing.
Referencing the 1993 movie featuring Bill Murray as a weatherman who finds himself reliving the same day over... and over... and over again.
Tess: I guess our target was never after Hello Kitty.
Referencing the Japanese cartoon cat with a bow of some sort on its left ear, and no mouth. Created by Yuko Shimizu in 1974, Hello Kitty has become wildly popular and serves as the UNICEF children's ambassador in the U.S. The cat's face adorns merchandise of all sorts, video games, and several anime series.
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