After Lana (Kristin Kreuk) is visited by the ghost of a
childhood friend, she turns to Clark (Tom Welling) for help in uncovering the
truth about her new visitor. However, after Clark realizes the little girl is
actually a kryptonite-enhanced clone, he rushes to save Lana before the
revenge-seeking child harms her. Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) learns that Lionel
(John Glover) is funding the krypto-cloning research.
Allison Mack, Sam Jones III, Annette O'Toole and John Schneider also star.
James Marshall directed the episode with story by Todd Slavkin & Darren
Swimmer and teleplay by Brian Peterson & Kelly Souders.
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Ironically, Neil Flynn (Pete Dinsmore) did several voices
on Clone High USA.
The theme song to Neill Flynn's regular show Scrubs is
"Superman" by Lazlo Bane.
Jodelle Micah Ferland (Emily Dinsmore) also appeared
earlier this year on the pilot episode of "John Doe." Her role was
slightly more normal. Also, in "John Doe," she is dressed as a Fairy
princess, much like the young Lana Lang.
Emily died April 14, 1996.
How does Emily go through doors so quickly that they
don't seem to move, and without making any noise (like in the hospital
with Lex)? At the Kent's, Emily leaves and she clearly has to slow down
and open the door...but she doesn't do this any other time in the
Did Emily bring her own projector to the theater? Because
there's no way she could thread that little home movie reel on your
standard theatre projector. (And reading a diary wouldn't tell her how to
do it either.)
Mr. Dinsmore is awfully quick to blame chromosomal damage
for Emily's behavior. Not even getting into the pseudo-science of that, I
think he's ignoring the nature vs. nurture debate pretty fiercely here.
Wouldn't the lack of a childhood be the likely cause for Emily's
behavior? In fact, shouldn't her development (i.e., speech, motor
control) be retarded? Also, chromosome damage doesn't really alter a
The original Emily appears to have kept an amazingly
comprehensive diary for a 10-year old - her clone almost-perfectly
replicates the emotional state and memories of the original based on that
diary. Yes, the clone says it has memory gaps, but still it sings songs,
knows the location of the bridge, and is close enough in speaking
patterns and emotions to the original that Lana is convinced. Did Emily
make a diary entry like, "Today I sang 'Pocket Full of Posies' and here
are the lyrics and the key I sang in."? Or did she just happen to get
every mannerism from the home-movie reel?
Lana seems remarkably un-inquisitive as to how Clark found
the secret door behind the bookcase. She then watches him open the steel
door without touching a single key on the electronic lock, and still she
doesn't act like this is even remotely odd.
Lionel at the hospital pushes the button for the elevator
- the light comes on, but stays on after it arrives, he gets in, and he
goes to a different floor.
The scene where Lana falls into the river is messed up.
Okay, so when she was 10, she and her best friend fell into a river whose
current was too strong and drowned one of them. Yet, Lana falls in with
no apparent head trauma and just slowly sinks to the bottom (drowning
people don't sink - particularly ones as thin as Kristin Kreuk) - the
current should have swept her away. Not only that, but how many plants
can grow in the middle of a swiftly moving river? None. Obviously the
underwater sequence was filmed in a pond (or possibly in
a studio tank), but still. They had her fall into a swiftly moving
current and just sink to the bottom? Also, she was out pretty quickly. I
mean, she didn't even attempt to swim, she just went straight to the
bottom. Everyone knows how to splash around, even if they can't swim.
Also, no bubbles emerge from her mouth, which would happen whether she
was conscious or not.
There are various real-world physics problems (momentum)
that having the ability to move super-fast would cause. For superhero
physics they're acceptable, but when Clark swims he speeds through the
water without leaving a trail. There's no way he could move that fast
through water without disturbing a ridiculous amount of it, enough that
the water would be too cloudy to film.
How does Emily know it's Lana? She comments "You're so
big!" but let's face it--the girl who plays the young Lana looks NOTHING
like Kristin Kreuk. How does Emily know it's Lana when Mr. Dinsmore
doesn't recognize her? If I saw a version of my best friend 6 years older
when I was 10, there's no way in heck I'd know it was him.
How many swiftly flowing rivers are there in Kansas? Just
out of curiosity, seeing as how a large, freshwater ecosystem seems out
of whack in a region primarily flat and grassland. Speaking as someone
who knows environments, the Kansas environment sort of clashes with the
Vancouver environment, what with Kansas being a lot drier and not quite
When Lana is studying in the Kent's home, there's a fire
in the fireplace. How many homes in Kansas light fires in the middle of
May? Better yet, how come the weather is nothing like Kansas (all wet,
foggy, etc...Kansas is too dry for that, it's more Vancouver weather)? -
10/06/05 - We got a reader's comment today, telling us that, indeed,
Kansas is foggy nearly every morning of spring and fall, so technically,
this could be more accurate than we first thought!! :)
In the graveyard, the rain pours down and Clark is
drenched. When he goes to the Talon, however, he is completely dry.
There's no air holes in the bunny box Lionel brings to
The security at the hospital seems to be even less than
that at Lex's mansion. Usually if someone is in a ward in a critical
condition you would have to get visitors' permission to see them,
especially when the circumstances under which they were stabbed are
suspicious . Yet Lex just walks into Emily's father's room with no
If Emily was cloned and her growth accelerated with
kryptonite, how is it Clark could get so close to her without getting
ill? You'd think at the very least she'd be heavily irradiated.
So why again did Clark go with Pete to the graves? Seems
odd. Doesn't Pete just slow him down? He could just super speed, read all
the graves till he finds the right one, plus, it's not like Pete's
company is so important to him if he just leaves him there.
Considering that Emily and Clark have almost the same
speed and the fact she just moves fast and not teleport...how exactly did
Clark lose her in the graveyard? She walked into a dead-end tomb.
How exactly do Chloe's pictures get onto the new computer
at the Torch office? The old computer they were stored on, like the
others in the room, were smashed. File transfers are possible, but
generally not with a smashed up machine.