Clark Kent/Kal-El of Krypton
Alexander ("Lex") Joseph Luthor
When Lana is in Clark's room and throws her picture into the mirror, the picture falls out of the frame and lands upside down. However, as Lana goes to pick it up, the picture is facing upwards.
Even if Lex's car was many years old, it should have an ABS braking system on his vehicle so his vehicle should not have skid like that.
Even before Gabriel hit the emergency stop button on the elevator, the elevator took a really long time to get anywhere. It's doubtful that any elevator with only five levels to go between would take that long to get to the bottom level.
Lana superspeeds to Lex's mansion and rips open the safe. However Lex later reveals that Lana was seen leaving the mansion. We know that superspeeding cannot be seen by anyone so why does Lana just "walk" out of the mansion? She also knows Lex has high security so why not do the whole thing in superspeed?
Despite both Lionel's and Lex's praise of Lana for her sneakiness and ability to keep secrets, and the fact she's outsmarted both of them in the past, she leaves the Isis Foundation booklet sticking out of her purse laying around where Clark could (and does) easily stumble over it. This despite the fact she's keeping it a secret from him.
Despite being a multi-millionaire, Lex has neither a hands-free phone system for his car or satellite radio.
Again someone who gets Clark's powers this time, Lana, knows how to use them perfectly when it took Clark time to control his.
Trivia: In the scene where Lana is about to kill Lex there is a projector showing images on the wall. These images include the Kryptonian message Dr. Virgil Swann showed Clark in "Rosetta," Lana's drawing or Aethyr and Nam-Ek from "Hidden," the flaming Kryptonian symbol on the Kent farm from "Covenant" and the symbol in the field from "Vessel."
Lana breaks off the door, says she's going to go get a screwdriver... and a few seconds later is upstairs in her bedroom. Given she's living on a farm, why would she keep a screwdriver in her bedroom or go there first to look for one?
In "Action" Lionel graphically ripped his hand out of the bear trap that was holding him, leaving deep cuts on it. However in this episode we can see that the back of his hand has no marks on it at all. An injury like that would've left permanent scars and certainly not have healed within the amount of time that's passed between these two episodes.
Lana is shown wearing stiletto boots after she kicks Lois through the glass at the Daily Planet, yet when she jumps on Lex's car hood in the next scene, she is wearing platform boots. We later see that Lana is again wearing the stiletto boots after Clark has taken back his powers.
Only a few seconds pass after Dr. Jansen and Lex leave the room when Lana superspeeds to Lex's safe, breaks into it and tosses the heavy metal to the floor. Shouldn't the two have been close enough to hear all that noise and turn back?
Confusingly, when Lex says Scion is at Plant #4, the closed captioning says Pier 34. Particularly as the next shot cuts to a plant which clearly isn't on a pier.
When Lana starts throwing Lex around his lab, she is wearing her leather jacket. But after Lex tells her that Clark will never forgive her for killing him, her jacket mysteriously disappears for the rest of the scene, leaving her bare arms noticeably exposed.
Lois is injured at the Daily Planet in Metropolis. So why does she go all the way to Smallville for medical care?
Chloe: (to Lana) I want Clark to have that kind of loyalty in his life. But I'm just not sure it's from you.
Chloe: Isis seemed to make a lot of sense when I thought you were just set to help people. In textbook talk, Isis is the goddess of love, and life, and healing. She even marched to the ends of the Earth to help the man she loved.
Lana: I would do anything for Clark.
Chloe: Even kill. What a lucky guy. But what the textbooks left out is that Isis is also the goddess of the underworld. She's responsible for bringing the Great God Ra to his knees.
Lana: You believe that I would do that to Clark?
Chloe: Not intentionally. But I realize now you're capable of it. You should just know that I'm not going to let that happen.
Lex: Lana, wait. Killing me would almost be a release. The only person who would really suffer is you.
Lana: From guilt? I think I'll get over it.
Lana: I've been given a gift. I can break into any locked door, slip into any room unnoticed, eavesdrop on any conversation.
Chloe: So are you passing on the circus, so you can go and join the KGB?
Lois: (knocks on open door) You busy?
Grant: Uh, actually, yes. I was just...
Lois: Oh, please. Online Poker doesn't count.
Grant: (chuckles) Busted. What can I do for you?
Lois: I hit the pavement about Lana's story on Lex, but all I found was a new pizza place. And without the hard drive, there wasn't much of a piece.
Grant: So... I was right. Say I was right.
Lois: You were dipping your toes in the correct vicinity.
Grant: Ah. Well, if that's all, Miss Lane, I should get back to my Royal Flush.
Lana: But normally, that kind of romance comes with a tag that says, "Sorry I wrecked your car," or "I accidentally slept with your sister."
Lana: Clark, if I wanted normal, I would have rethought the part about dating a guy who shoots fire from his eyes.
Clark: Are you X-raying me?
Lana: My God, that's amazing. You can do so much with this.
Clark: Well, let's start with you not getting so up-close-and-personal with my vertebrae.
Chloe: (to Lana) I thought you said you couldn't...
Lana: Yeah, we normally can't.
Clark: You guys talk about this?
Lana: What? It's just Chloe.
Lionel: Samson trusted Delilah with the secret of his strength, but his trust didn't prevent Delilah from betraying him.
Lex: Revenge is like an addiction.
Clark: I'm sure you would see it that way.
Lois: I can't believe you've never had Famous Franks before.
Grant: I can't believe anyone's had Famous Franks. That thing can survive a nuclear holocaust.
Clark: (about Lana) Do you know which way she was headed?
Lois: Sorry, my face was polishing the hardwood floors.
Grant: Lois, what are you doing?
Lois: Escaping. And if you even try to narc on me, I may have to take you hostage.
Grant: Wow! If you're working the fantasy angle...
Lois: Oh, shut up! You know what? You may not want to print Lana's exposé on Lex's Scion project, but she wouldn't have come to us if there wasn't truth to it. And when I land the story, you'll thank me.
Grant: I told you. Don't clash horns with the Luthors.
Lois: Then I guess the claws will have to do.
Grant: (sees Lois in a hospital gown) Whoa! Let me guess, Vera Wang? Maybe Dolce?
Lois: This is me laughing hysterically.
Grant: Is the Jello really that bad?
Lois: Hmm... gut-wrenching laughter.
Lois: Oh, I know what's going on here.
Grant: You do?
Lois: Look, I don't deny the little sexual tension that's built up between us. But, honestly, what office romance ever works out? So, keep your wick in your... candle, or however the saying goes. The fantasy stops here.
Lex: You know, the ironic part of all this is I'm the one who ended up with something I wanted. Lana still has feelings for me.
Clark: Don't flatter yourself, Lex. Those powers made her obsessed.
Lex: Exactly. And passion like that doesn't come out of the blue. What do you think is stronger, Clark? Her hatred for me or her affection for you?
Clark: She was angry. But eventually she'll move on.
Lex: Don't hold your breath. Funny thing about obsession is; it outlives everything... even love.
Clark: Lana would never have done anything like this before she'd been with you.
Lex: Well, I wish I could take all the credit. But I wasn't the first person to teach her about betrayal. Now, was I? It's hard to face what you've created, isn't it?
Clark: Lana! You have to stop.
Lana: I can't! I have to take care of your unfinished business.
Clark: I'll take care of Lex.
Lana: No, you won't! You're too afraid to get blood on your hands.
Clark: Taking people's lives is not our choice to make.
Lana: And how many people would still be alive if you had had the guts to get rid of Lex a long time ago?
Lois: Hey, word of advice there, Smallville. Don't forget flowers on Valentine's Day.
Clark: Lana did this to you?
Lois: Yeah, no offense, but your girlfriend has issues. Not to mention an Amazonian left hook.
Chloe: Look, Clark, maybe she doesn't want you to make a big deal out of it. Maybe she wants to help people on her own terms.
(Clark opens Lana's secret spy chamber)
Chloe: Or she's secretly spying on Lex and she doesn't want us to know how totally depraved she is.
Clark: Chloe, tell me you didn't know anything about this.
Chloe: Trust me Clark, I had no idea that there was a La Femme Nikita lurking behind our little Florence Nightingale.
Aaron Ashmore and Laura Vandervoort are credited but don't appear.
Music: My Eyes (Travis), Spell (Marie Digby), So Down (Salim Nourallah), Girl From Petaluma (Megatrax)
Latin America: Tuesday, December 18, 2007 on Warner Channel
Norway: Monday, February 18, 2008 10.50 pm on TVNorge
Denmark: Monday, May 12, 2008 on TV3
Australia: Thursday, May 15, 2008 on Ten HD
United Kingdom: Tuesday, July 1, 2008 10.00 pm on E4
Sweden: Friday, July 11, 2008 9.00 pm on TV6
Czech Republic: February 23, 2010 on TV Nova
Slovakia: August 11, 2010 on Markiza
Chloe: Trust me, Clark, I had no idea that there was a La Femme Nikita lurking behind our little Florence Nightingale.
Referencing the 1991 movie La Femme Nikita, in which the main character was recruited by the government as a female spy/assassin. It was later made into a TV show which aired for five seasons on the USA network.
Chloe: I didn't realize Big Sister was watching.
Referencing the novel 1984 by George Orwell, which introduced the concept of a "Big Brother" government agency that monitors the populace through near-omnipresent security cameras.
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