Martha Clark Kent
Alexander ('Lex') Joseph Luthor
Clark Kent/Kal-El of Krypton
Oliver Queen/Green Arrow
Chloe and Jimmy find the girl in the tree because blood drips on the clothing Chloe is holding. Yet when they shine the torch on the girl, she is in a tree well away from them.
Lois thinks that Oliver missed the shot since the arrow landed above the can.
In the next scene, we see that the arrow actually hit the tab of the can, but this time there is no can below the arrow.
When Clark, Chloe and Jimmy go into the hospital room, Clark turns on an X-ray viewer and asks what the strange shapes are in the victim's lungs. Chloe moves over to look and Jimmy begins taking pictures. Yet the only thing he could possibly have shot was Chloe's back from where he was.
If you watch Lois' fingers during the scene just before she answers the door to Oliver Queen, you can see her fingers are just moving over the same keys again and again and she is certainly not using the space bar; so unless she's writing an email composed of words of 64 letters or more she's not doing terribly well.
Clark was impaled through the back with a vine that went through his blue jacket and red shirt. However, later in the fight with the Zoner, Clark's clothes have healed along with his body: there's no hole in his blue jacket or his red shirt now.
The invitations Martha's holding say:
1)"Dark Thursday Benefit
100 Sayour Road
2)"Dark Thursday Benefit
Cordially Invites You
to a Costume Ball
Benefitting The Victims
of Dark Thursday
In the last scene between Lex and Lana, a shadow of the shooting crew's equipment can be seen on the left on a wall.
At the party, Oliver had green eye makeup to blend in with his mask. But later outside with Lois, the eye makeup is gone.
Despite the fact she's only been on Earth since Clark arrived, and appears to have just been hanging out in the woods, Gloria knows who Tarzan is and is familiar with the fact he swings on vines.
Why does Chloe wait until they're at the makeout spot, they've stopped the car, and appear to be sitting for several minutes before asking Jimmy why they're out there? Wouldn't she have been interested in knowing why they were out there before he hauled her out there from Metropolis?
Once again the "normal" non-superpowered Oliver Queen shoots an arrow (with a target head this week) into a brick, without either cracking the brick or shattering the arrow.
Lex said that he'd never asked any other woman to move in with him before Lana. However, he asked both Desiree Atkins and Helen Bryce to marry him, which would require them moving in. He also had Victoria Hardwick move in with him in season one.
Lois: (to Oliver) Well, I wasn't gonna give in to you, but the tights, you're totally pulling it off.
Lex: You should see him in a tutu.
Party Guest: Tarzan and park rangers both love the wild.
Gloria: And swinging on vines.
Martha: I thought I heard the door.
Lois: Yeah. Your pledge finally sailed in from Queen Industries.
Martha: Where's the man who came with it?
Lois: The courier? Oh, I gave him his tip and sent him on his merry little way.
Martha: Handsome, chiseled features with a smile that could light up a barn?
Lois: Mrs. Kent, do you have a crush on the courier?
Martha: You mean the billionaire CEO who stopped by to talk about his financial support of my platform? No, Lois, I don't. I've never even met him, and now I'll probably never will.
Lex: When I was 13 a reporter caught me between classes at boarding school and asked how I felt about my mother's death. A microphone shoved in my face, surrounded by classmates I couldn't stand--that's how I learned she had died.
Jimmy: This is a really bad idea. You know, maybe we should call someone.
Chloe: (yells) Hello? Is anyone there?
Jimmy: No, I was thinking more like authority figures who carry weapons, you know?
Jimmy: Did you just paddle me?
Chloe: (to Lana) You can't just sit safely by the water and watch all the happy people splashing around, I mean, eventually you have to grow some fins and just dive in.
(hearing a scream)
Chloe: That came from the path.
Jimmy: Yeah, we should really go check that out in the really dark woods.
Chloe: Come on.
Chloe: What is it they say about a gift horse?
Clark: Stay away from the mouth, which is difficult because Lois uses hers so much.
Clark: So even your plants have hidden agendas.
Lex: I guess it all comes down to survival of the fittest.
Oliver: You have a quick tongue. I find that very attractive.
Lois: Well, keep it in your quiver, jolly green bandit.
Oliver: Lex Luthor, with a girl that he doesn't have to inflate.
Lex: Enjoy the party.
Oliver: I always do.
Lana: If that's your friend, I'd hate to see an enemy.
Lois: The lady requires a show of skill before rewarding her favor.
Oliver: Which is actually where I was going with the kiss.
Lana: Careful, because I am dangerously close to being satisfied.
Lex: Then my evil plan is working.
(referring to Lex's invitation)
Martha: You know, I responded for two.
Clark: Thanks, Mom, but costumes really aren't my thing.
Injoke: Clark shows his reluctance to go to Lex's charity ball by saying, "I don't really do costumes." This is a nod to the show's rule: "No flight, no tights," meaning that in this series, Clark will not fly nor wear his iconic yellow, blue, and red costume.
The following scenes were left out of the episode:
- Clark saving Lana from a paparazzi (who's harassing her for moving in with Lex).
- Clark is telling Chloe his feelings of guilt as he believes Gloria got out of the Phantom Zone with him. He speculates that some other phantoms may have escaped.
This episode won a Leo Award for Best Make-Up in a Dramatic Series.
Original International Air Dates:
Norway: March 11, 2007 on TVNorge
Belgium: October 20, 2007 on KanaalTwee
Czech Republic: May 5, 2008 on TV Nova
Slovakia: June 28, 2009 on Markiza
John Glover is billed but doesn't appear.
Musical guest stars: The All-American Rejects ("It Ends Tonight") - Move Along, James Carrington ("Ache")
Justin Hartley is billed by character name (Oliver Queen).
Amber McDonald is the second star to pay a visit from Gough & Millar's Aquaman pilot. The first was Justin Hartley.
Lois: Keep it in your quiver, Jolly Green Bandit.
A reference to the famous advertising character for Green Giant Foods, the Jolly Green Giant.
When Lex appears at the costume party, he could be taken for being the famous Macedonian conqueror, Alexander the Great, which seems appropriate given his name, but, when Lana separately shows up as the famous Egyptian queen, Cleopatra VII, it seems more obvious that Lex is, instead, the Roman soldier Marc Antony, a compatriot of Julius Caesar, and her lover. In the end, Antony committed suicide, believing Cleopatra dead, and shortly thereafter, Cleopatra committed suicide as well.
Chloe: Since not even Obi-Wan's light saber can Ginsu your super-dermis…
Referencing the Star Wars series and the wise Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi, played by Alec Guinness in episodes 4-6 and Ewan McGregor in episodes 1-3. Ginsu knives are a popular brand of kitchenware that were one of the first big products to be hawked on infomercials.
Lex: So naturally you came to my Little Shop of Horrors…
Referencing the 1960 comedy Little Shop of Horrors, starring Jonathan Haze as a hapless flower store clerk who breeds an alien plant that feeds on human blood. It was later made into a musical, which then was made into a movie/remake in 1986 starring Rick Moranis.
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