The CW's Official Description:
ADAM ATTACKS LANA -- Clark (Tom
Welling) receives a panicked call from Lana (Kristin Kreuk) and hears a
gunshot before the line goes dead, but when he arrives at the Talon he is
stunned to discover she is alive and well. Clark realizes the phone call
came from the next day and that Adam (guest star Ian Somerhalder) is the
one who will shoot Lana. Upon taking Clark to the Luthorcorp lab where
Adam was being kept, Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) finds all of the staff
murdered and suspects his father (John Glover) is behind it.
Allison Mack, Sam Jones III, Annette O'Toole and John Schneider also
star. Ken Biller directed the episode written by Brian Peterson & Kelly
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This episode was aired with a 'parental discretion advised' warning at
the beginning, the first episode to do so.
Presumably the last appearances of Françoise Yip as Dr. Lia Teng and
Ian Somerhalder as Adam Knight.
Maybe a coincidence, but the van says "Speedy's Heat & Air." In the
comics, the superhero Speedy is Roy Harper, ward of Oliver Queen (Green
Arrow). Could be an in-joke, as Oliver Queen appears in a headline in the
very first episode of Smallville.
Given the temporal paradoxes involved, how the heck does Lana even
know that Clark was at the crisis hotline center the second time around?
He'd already established with her that he was acting on the original
telephone call. The only way she'd know is if Clark told her he'd be some
distance away, which is pretty dumb.
When Lana saw Adam knock Jonathan out, why didn't she call 911
from the house?
How is it that Clark couldn't tell which direction Adam headed in the
van. It seems his super hearing and x-ray vision should easily picked up
the van. Also, he knows what the van looks like, since he can tell what
the insignia is from the repairman's clothing. Once he got out of sight
of the repairman, why couldn't he super-speed around Smallville and find
it? Also, can he not see the tire burnout from the gravel shoulder, and
the tire tracks since the side of the road was damp?
As of the end of the Adam story arc, it still isn't very clear why
Lionel sent Adam to check up on Clark and Lana. Lionel has hundreds of
loyal lackeys and could pay to get more - couldn't he find one of the
right approximate age with injuries that needed physical therapy (or
could fake it)? Instead Lionel selects someone who is receiving an
experimental liver treatment upon whom in part Lionel's resting his own
hopes of a cure, who has a dubious background and is publicly reported to
have died, and who doesn't appear to be very mentally stable anyway
(either originally or due to the treatments), and sends Adam to
Smallville. None of these seem to add up to make Adam a very qualified
person for infiltrating Smallville and getting close to Lana. As Lionel
said, he usually isn't that sloppy.
The first time Clark gets the phone call from Lana at the crisis
center, how come no one wonders how he got to Lana at the Talon so fast?
Especially that curious and annoying as hell sheriff? Or the room full of
people working at the Center who suddenly had a large man in primary
colors yelling into a phone and then suddenly disappearing?
Jonathan was hit with a tire iron and was fine the next scene but
Chloe had a bruise on her head and an icepack after her altercation with
Adam. Don't you think Jonathan would show some signs of being hit with a
Clark doesn't seem too smart in telling Lex he knows about the meeting
with Teng. Lex was there. Teng was there. Now Lex knows Clark was nearby
and that someone mysteriously/magically stole the serum. Would
Clark, knowing that Lex has been suspicious of him in the past and even
having nightmares of Lex finding out he's super-powered, really give Lex
that much of a clue?
It would make much more sense for Clark to just stay with Lana for the
entire day of the murder. There's some indication that Clark was trying
to stop Adam well before he got to Lana, and possibly save anyone else
Adam might have killed. Still, you'd think that, say, an hour or two
before sunset or when the weather report shows rain, Clark would just go
to Lana and stay with her.
When Clark, Chloe, and Lana were listening to the playback of the
tape, you hear Lana say "Clark, it's happening" with the rain in the
background. But when Lana said that, she was still inside the building.
Shouldn't Clark and (presumably) Pete have some training when
dealing with a crisis hotline? Do they just let people wander in off the
street and deal with suicides, broken households, etc.?
Where's the army of lawyers that Lex has referred to many times in the
past? When Cage interrogates him and Clark, they're nowhere to be seen
and Clark is the one who has to pull the legal card to get out.
In Suspect, Lionel was shot by Sheriff Ethan in the chest but
(somehow) received extensive kidney damage. Now Lionel has a
hepatitis-like disease that is destroying his liver. Lionel's interest
in the resurrection serum seems to stem from about the time Suspect
aired in the second season, so it seems very likely the shooting and the
acquisition of his disease are related.
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