Season 7 Episode 14


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Mar 20, 2008 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • When Kara is looking at the papers on her bed, the "Citizenship Award" has Minnesota spelled with only one "n."

    • When Clark pulls out the first dart that hits him, there is no red shirt scrap attached to it. Yet when Lana and Chloe find it, there is a red scrap on the prongs.

    • For some reason Lana and Chloe are doing research on Lex at the Daily Planet computers. The same computers that Chloe determined in the previous episode were being monitored by Lex.

    • For some reason, Lionel makes no efforts to cover his tracks or use a fake name or shell company to hide his involvement in setting up the airplane hanger. It's his name clearly shown on the records, despite the fact he would not want anyone to know he was assembling a ton of refined meteor rock.

    • Amnesiac Kara had moved out of the Kent farm specifically because she didn't trust Lana as well as Clark. Nothing much has been shown of her new relationship with Chloe. Despite this, when Lana and Chloe show up, Kara just leaves with them, despite having gone to Lex as the only person she trusts, and with no evidence to gainsay that. (In a deleted scene, Jimmy directs her to the secret passageway and warns her not to trust Lex.)

    • When they enter the Fortress, Chloe tells Kara to get out if there's a sudden shift in the weather. However, when the wind picks up Kara makes no efforts to leave.

    • Despite the fact they're in a hurry to find Clark, Chloe and Lana take a three-hour trip to Metropolis just to ask Lionel if he recognizes the tazer dart. They could simply have sent him a fax with a photo of it.

    • Pierce is dead, but there's at least ten mercenaries that know Clark has superpowers, may have taken "in case of my death, deliver this letter" precautions in case Lionel tries to eliminate them, and otherwise pose a threat to Clark's future.

    • When Clark hears the noise in the barn at the beginning, he doesn't use either his super-hearing or x-ray vision to find out who or what is making the noise

    • After Clark gets hit by the first taser blast in the scene where he's captured why didn't he escape after he saw the second one just miss him? He clearly still had his powers as after he pulled out the first shot he threw one of the guys across the barn. So he could've easily super-sped away, or X-rayed the area to see where everyone was and taken them out or super-jumped through the roof or done any one of a dozen more intelligent things than just stand there and wait to get hit.

  • Quotes

    • Pierce: (to Lionel) You know in all the time that I worked for Lex, not once did he put the interests of a meteor freak above the safety of the world. He knew when to terminate a project. But you, you're not your son. And I'm gonna terminate it for you.

    • (After she rescues Clark)
      Kara: Clark, how could I have ever forgotten you?

    • Patricia: (to Clark) My father often reminded me that despite the power of the sun, it's always night on half the planet. For all the good you do, there will always be darkness. People who would kill you or abuse your power for their own gain.

    • Chloe: We need Kara.
      Lana: Chloe, Kara can't help if she doesn't have her powers back.
      Chloe: Clark was on his way to the fortress of solitude to ask Jor-El for help. Now, maybe we can Polar Express Kara there ourselves.

    • Lana: Lex likes to keep his women on a short leash.
      Chloe: Sounds like a choke chain if you ask me.

    • Chloe: Jor-El! Out of all the planets across the universe, you decided to send your only son to this one. To Earth! You trusted us to protect him. Now please, Jor-El, I need you to trust me. I love your son. He's in danger and he needs our help!

    • Patricia: Somehow, I never pictured the last son of Krypton making coffee.

    • Lionel: The truth can be very easily manipulated.
      Clark: You would know that better than anyone, Lionel, you've been doing that for years.
      Lionel: I'm different now. I'm a different man.
      Clark: No you're not.

    • Clark: Lex and Lionel are only capable of doing the right thing if it benefits them. I want to see the good in people, Kara, but I think the Luthors are a lost cause.

    • Pierce: I've seen a lot of terrible things in your town. How could a place called Smallville be filled with such death and destruction? I think it has something to do with you.
      Clark: Maybe you want to reconsider keeping me in this cage. You work for the government?
      Pierce: I was head security for 33.1. I tracked a lot of meteor freaks, but you... you're in a category all to yourself. The government wouldn't know what to do with you. But I do.

    • Lex: What secret was so important that you and your friends built a group around it?
      Lionel: Oh, think about it, Lex. Skull & Bones, Scroll & Key, the Delphic. The rich have secret societies. The others have poker nights.

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      Norway: Monday, April 14, 2008 10.50 pm on TVNorge
      Denmark: Monday, June 2, 2008 on TV3
      Australia: Thursday, June 26, 2008 on TEN HD
      UK: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 on E4
      Sweden: Friday, August 29, 2008 on TV6
      Greece: Sunday, October 19, 2008 on Star
      Belgium: Saturday, November 8, 2008, 18.20 on 2BE
      New Zealand: Friday, May 1, 2009 on TV2
      Czech Republic: March 4, 2010 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: August 20, 2010 on Markiza

    • In the opening scene, Lionel Luthor is listening to the Queen of the Night's aria from Mozart's "The Magic Flute." The Queen is singing about revenge against Sarastro, the high priest who kidnapped her daughter. Her anger is disingenuous, though, because she is actually the villainess of the opera, and she has an ulterior motive – she wants to have Sarastro killed so that she can gain ultimate power.

    • Aaron Douglas previously played Deputy Bertigo in the first season episode "Obscura."

    • Injoke: When it's revealed that Kara has her memory back, you can hear a small piece from the Superman theme song playing in the background.

    • Erica Durance is credited but does not appear. Aaron Ashmore appears but has no dialogue.

  • Allusions

    • Chloe: Now, maybe we can Polar Express Kara there ourselves.
      The 3-D CGI movie The Polar Express (2004) is about a boy who doesn't believe in Santa Claus and then has an adventurous journey to the North Pole. The film stars Tom Hanks and was directed by Robert Zemeckis.

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