Clark Kent/Kal-El of Krypton
Alexander ('Lex') Joseph Luthor
Martha Clark Kent
When Clark offers a drink to Javier, he gives the options of milk, orange juice, and lemonade. However, when he opens the fridge, a Mott's apple juice container is clearly visible. Why is Clark hoarding all the apple juice?
When Clark is driving Javier down the road, when the camera cuts to Javier you can see the scenic mountains of Kansas in the background.
Javier runs away from the truck and down the dirt path. He stops and in the background you can see the truck. Then McNally grabs Clark and comes after Javier and he runs for at least 20-30'. Then he stops and in the subsequent shots... you can see the truck behind Javier in the same position as it was before he ran the distance.
Javier yells at Clark to stop the truck, gets out, and runs. And... Clark can't catch him right away. Despite the fact he can run at super speed.
When Javier asks to get out of the car when told that Francesco is dead, he runs down a path and onto the edge of a corn field. When Clark gets sucked underground, Jed McNally starts to come for Javier he turns around and there is loads of corn behind him instead of the path that they were standing on while talking in the scene before.
In an earlier episode ("Obscura", Season 1), it was mentioned that Chloe moved to Smallville in the 8th grade. In this episode, she says that she's lived in Smallville for 10 years. Now that she's a college sophomore (14th grade), that adds up to 6 or 7 years, depending on how you do the math, not 10.
Clark says that the sheriff identified Francesco's body. No sheriff was shown at the crime scene, Clark never talked to anyone except Deputy Morales, and since Francesco was an illegal alien with no papers, there'd be no legal authority who could identify Francesco.
Martha: We have no choice. We have to call Immigration.
Clark: I told Javier he'd be safe here and I meant it.
Martha: I wanna help this boy as much as you do, but I took an oath to uphold the law.
Clark: All he's trying to do is find his mom.
Martha: I know, but we have to go through the proper legal channels.
Clark: Was it legal when you forged my adoption papers? I'm an illegal immigrant, Mom. You've been harboring me for over 17 years.
Martha: Your situation was entirely different. We had to protect you.
Clark: And I need to protect Javier. If I don't defend him, who will?
Clark: Chloe, all I did was ask you to watch him.
Chloe: I know, I know and I'd plead guilty to child negligence in the third degree.
Javier: Why didn't you tell the police?
Clark: Because I know what it feels like to be out of place. Besides, I'm not from around here either.
Javier: Where are you from?
Clark: It's a place a lot further than Mexico.
Clark: See, that's the thing: No matter how many people I save, I can't solve the world's problems.
Chloe: I don't know anyone else who does more for this world than you.
Jimmy: (to Clark) Do you play hoops?
(Clark gives an uncertain nod, looks at Chloe)
Jimmy: Great. Cool. Then we will, you know, go play a little one-on-one and we'll just leave it out on the court 'cause you know, I'm your bro, not your foe. Ring that bell, dude.
(Jimmy punches Clark's fist)
Jimmy: There it is.
Chloe: Please, don't ask any follow-up questions.
Jimmy: I just don't feel too comfortable with my girlfriend living in a town surrounded by murderous freaks. You know, a chick who sprouts vines, a serial killer farmer with a dirt fetish. I mean, who knows what's next?
Lex: Three lost Vermeer paintings were discovered last month. You should go to the opening.
Lana: At the Metropolis Museum?
Lex: Actually, it's a bit farther. The Rijksmuseum.
Lana: In Amsterdam? Lex, that's 4,000 miles away.
Lex: And one of the most romantic cities in the world, where you'll feel very lonely and realize how much you miss me.
Lana: Nice strategy, boss.
Lex: Only if it works.
Jimmy: (using an exaggerated volume and pace) Javier...you have not experienced America until you've experienced pepperoni pizza.
Javier: Isn't pizza from Italy?
[Jimmy, surprised that Javier speaks with perfect English, is now embarrassed]
Jimmy: (normal voice) Well, that's a common misconception. Um, we came up with the cheese angle.
Lex: I thought I told you you're no longer a welcome guest at the mansion.
Clark: Trust me, Lex, I don't want to be here either. But after what you've done…
Lex: And exactly what did I do? Did I swat a fly with too much force?
Clark: Last year, LutherCorp bought Jed McNally's farm, and any illegal immigrant who didn't want to be used as forced labor was buried in a cornfield.
Lex: I don't know what you're talking about. But then I could quote you The Farmers' Almanac and you'd still call me a liar.
Martha: Sometimes when you're dealing with extraordinary people, you need to take a risk. That's a lesson I learned from my son.
Lana: I realized that money isn't just luxury, Lex. It's power.
Lex: And that power can be yours too, now.
Original International Air Dates:
Norway: April 22, 2007 on TVNorge
Belgium: December 1, 2007 on KanaalTwee
Australia: December 21, 2007 on Ten
Czech Republic: May 14, 2008 on TV Nova
New Zealand: June 21, 2008 on TV2
Slovakia: July 26, 2009 on Markiza
In Latin America the WB aired this episode before and after "Static" which created some confusion among watchers.
John Novak (Jed McNally) played Coach Quigley in the Season 4 episode "Recruit." Dee Jay Jackson played Pete Ross' father in the Season 1 episode "Pilot."
AFI - "Prelude 12/21" from Decemberunderground
John Glover and Erica Durance are credited but do not appear.
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