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Clark (Tom Welling) rushes to find an antidote after
Martha (Annette O'Toole) is infected with a toxic virus and falls into a coma,
but when Clark also falls ill, it is up to Jonathan to find a cure in time. To
further complicate things, Dr. Bryce (guest star Emmanuelle Vaugier) demands an
explanation from Jonathan when he refuses to let her treat Clark.
Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, Sam Jones III and John Glover
also star. Bill Gereghty directed the episode written by Matthew
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The DCA doctor's name is probably an in-joke reference to
two famous DC writers - Denny O'Neil and Alan Moore.
The bit about the Talon soundtrack Pete is mixing is a
reference to the fact the Smallville soundtrack was released the week
after this episode aired.
John Glover doesn't appear in this episode.
In Chloe's poem to Clark she reads the line: 'In fact, my
disguise is so thin, I'm surprised you haven't seen right through me'-
this is a small reference to how Clark disguises himself when he is not
Superman. By simply wearing glasses.
Spores that were irradiated by meteor rocks made Mrs.
Kent sick. The meteor shower happened how many years ago? 12? Apparently
the spores haven't proliferated in all that time - they're in soil, and
since spores imply some sort of fungus or mold, it's not like they
would've had a hard time growing. Also, how could those spores lie
dormant in the soil of the storm cellar and be irradiated by meteor
rocks? Presumably, the Kent farm wasn't hit, and the spaceship
occasionally sucks up green rock-radiation. Sooo...the meteor rocks came
We can assume Clark had Pete waiting as a decoy outside
the DCA the whole time (since the DCA were in direct pursuit) - however,
the ship was in Pete's truck when they got to the hospital. How did they
manage to switch the ship between trucks in the period we see? Jonathan
definitely left the farm with the ship in the red truck, not in Pete's.
(presumably they switched after Jonathan left but before he arrived at
Chloe comments about Clark's perfect attendance,
referencing the fact that he has never been sick. However, it has been
mentioned on this show several times already that Clark's attendance is
abysmal due to his superhero priorities and that he is even failing some
classes because of it.
Lex gives Dr. Helen Bryce a master key to the manor.
We've seen in the past that anyone (including Helen herself) can easily
get into the mansion without a key with no one being the wiser - heck,
using it would just slow her down.
Clark has a zit on his chin. He has invulnerable skin -
how can he get little dirt particles in his pores?
Doesn't it seem strange that Pete is DJ'ing while a live
band is playing? I suppose he could just have been making the Talon Mix
CDs, but it seems like a strange time and place to be doing it.
Lex and Dr. Trenton do a really good job being subtle.
They chose to exchange private information in a parking lot, in cars with
non-tinted windows, and where people are passing by them and can see
So the DCA has a base near Smallville? Note that the
storage area has DCA stenciled on its windows so it looks to be more then
just a temporary installation at an existing military base.
Pete has yet another new vehicle in this episode.
So it doesn't seem like the Kents are really in the
clear. The DCA has their red truck (and if Pete claims its stolen,
that'll be on his record as a criminal offense), they know the octagonal
key is missing, and they know the Kents used to have it. Is the DCA just
going to ignore all of this, pack up, and leave? They may not have a
purely legal case, but they appear to have enough to warrant
Clark's hair changes several times. In the beginning,
when he sees his mom in the cellar, his bangs are straight, and parted to
the side, like the way they were in the beginning of the series. Then,
when he's in the kitchen, his bangs are how they usually are, curly and
across his forehead. They continue to look like that at the hospital.
When he races home to get the ship in the cellar, he pulls the sheet off
of the ship and once again his bangs are straighter and parted to the
side. Then, when he's driving with Pete, his bangs are curly and across
In the beginning, when Martha coughs and drops the
pitcher breaking it into a sharp barb in the ground. She faints and is
seen to be falling into it, but Clark catches her. When we see the long
shot, the broken pitcher isn't there.
The good doctor gets a hold of a sample of Clark's blood
in this episode. We see her shocked reaction to seeing the blood under a
microscope, but she doesn't take the opportunity to ask the Kents for an
explanation (despite treating Mrs. Kent and Clark). Does this mean that
she already had suspicions about the locals in Smallville? And, it
remains to be seen how seriously she will take her doctor-patient
confidentiality; although we see her being very defensive of all
information around Lex.
There have been younger versions, both male and female,
of Superman running around in the comics - we had Superman-as-a-boy
Superbaby and Superboy and his cousin Supergirl in the first fifty years,
and the clone-of-Superman Superboy and a matrix-creature/shapeshifter
Supergirl in more recent years. Given this, and the fact the spaceship is
involved with Martha's pregnancy, it's possible the baby could be some
combination of any or all of these.
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