- Chloe leaving the Daily Planet; bullpen has that Superman the movie vibe
- Max Taylor. Any relation to George?
- “She’s my cousin. She’s not interested in journalism at all”. Lois Lane. And here it is. If they didn’t mean for it to be Lois Lane in the past, that obviously changed somewhere.
- Battlefield Earth movie poster. Yikes.
- Molly. Missy Peregrym. Shows up in Heroes later / she has the Torch computers
- And the Torch gets “robbed” again. Chloe doesn’t learn.
- Not another truck Clark!!
- I wish the music transition from the prologue to the title song connected more. I miss that.
- Interrogating Clark and Chloe in the same room?
- Ha! Sheriff comments on all the trashed Kent vehicles
- Oh no. It’s a Souders/Peterson episode. Hm. At least it’s not Lana focused. / director Pat Williams
- Clark meets Adam! Awkward!
- The actual LuthorCorps IT guy is played by Chris Gauthier. He’ll show up in Smallville again. More importantly, he’s Seymour in the Watchmen movie. How’s that for being meta?
- See? Even this Adam/Lana conversation is tinged with titillation. The writers can’t help themselves.
- Chloe to Clark: “I can only apologize so many times” How about don’t do those things in the first place!!
- Clark’s dialogue feels stilted here. Welling’s acting is off as well. Could be that he’s not the focus of the episode so the writers aren’t really giving him anything to do
- General Sherman mention. Odd.
- Evangeline Lilly sighting!
- Kryptonite malware?
- Dynasty fight! I swear they wrote this episode just to get a cat fight in here between Lana and Chloe
- Come on Chloe fight back! Oh there we go. She just popped Lana. You know she’s wanted to do that for a long time
- Okay come on – they aren’t ninjas
- Here comes Adam! He’s got some moves too.
- If my counting is correct, Chloe gets hit 10 times. Lana gets hit 6 (combined between Chloe and Adam). Between falling down stairs, smashing into walls, getting kicked in the back and gut – the damage for both should way higher. But damn is that a fun fight. Funny how the first real hand to hand fight in the show didn’t involve Clark.
- Of course their faces aren’t damaged
- Adam is good at fighting. And computers. And anatomy. He’s well studied.
- Even Lana is wondering how Adam knows all this.
- Lex didn’t like Clark bringing up that Lionel put him in an asylum
- Lex can’t remember seven weeks / Ah okay. Maybe he doesn’t remember that Chloe was investigating his grandparents Murder.
- Garner. Summerholt Neurological Institute. Connecting back to Ryan.
- Wow. Crazy to think this episode came out in January 2004 and by the Fall Ian Somerhalder will be in Lost. And Evangeline.
- “Chloe can’t even hack a computer like you can”. See? How does she become so skilled later?
- Adam has secrets. Lana’s not having it.
- Molly Griggs
- Wow. An actual small Ryan reference.
- And now a Mengele reference. WTF?
- Ooops. Dead Max. Pencil to the ear!
- Bahaha. Radio Shack!!
- Clark using his superhearing
- Adam: “People here don’t say what they think.” Amen.
- Adam staying in Smallville
- Not the Kents! Haha
- Pa with kryptonite! Beating Clark up. Damn.
- Now shouldn’t Chloe wonder why Pa has a meteor rock to beat on Clark?
- The Talon apartment! Long list of people who live here. Starting with Adam.
- Lex returns the computers. Oooop.
- Wait. What happened to Molly?
- Chloe and Clark come to a truce. AGAIN he asks her to stop digging. But look at her face. Will she?
- Uh oh. Lex is going to blackmail Garner to get his memories back.
- “I want those seven weeks back.”
- Well how about that. The episode is a little shaky here and there – and still relies a bit on on appealing to a primetime soap opera emotionality – but it was enjoyable to watch. And the writers remember that it should be Smallville first: tropes second. Definitely helps that the actors are more grounded now. Delivered the script in a believable way. Pleasantly surprised.
Next episode: Hereafter!