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First aired February 9, 2005

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The CW's Official Description:

In an effort to recruit Clark (Tom Welling) for their football team, Met U sends their star player Geoff (guest star Chris Carmack, The OC) to show Clark the perks of attending Met U. However, after one of Met U's players dies under mysterious circumstances and Lois (Erica Durance) is arrested for his murder, Clark discovers that Geoff has super powers and is using them to paralyze anyone who gets in his way, including Lois. Meanwhile, Chloe (Allison Mack) continues to watch Clark to learn more about his secret.

Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum, Jensen Ackles, John Glover, Annette O'Toole and John Schneider also star. Jean Szwarc directed the episode written by Todd Slavkin & Darren Swimmer

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John Glover doesn't appear in this episode.

Erica Durance is not credited in the opening or the guest credits.

The player that Geoff kills is nicknamed "Coop". On "The OC" Chris Carmack's character dated Marissa Cooper whose nickname is also "Coop"

Gabe Sullivan is still out of work? Why didn't Lex give him his job back, or at least have him un-blacklisted?

Among the "Canada-isms," when they were in the streets of Metropolis, there was a TD Waterhouse bank in the background. Toronto Dominion Bank doesn't have a branch in Kansas. Also at one point a Canadian postal truck (easily identified by its red color) drove by going the other direction.

So in the middle of a crowded parking lot, nobody sees Geoff drag a limp Lois into his van. Most campuses tend to keep an eye out for stuff like that.

Clark was afraid a physical might expose his secret. To join a sports team you have to take a did Clark take and pass his when he joined the high school team?

Another "Canada-ism" - the football field used as Metropolis U stadium is obviously a CFL (Canadian Football League) field. It's 110 yards instead of the normal 100 in the NFL and NCAA. The goalposts are in the middle of the end zones (which are also bigger here than the NFL and NCAA size) as opposed to behind. And finally, the goalposts used are of a pro-league style, as opposed to the college "H" shape.

When Geoff is driving Clark to the stadium through what appears to be heavy downtown traffic, he spends the entire conversation looking at Clark and almost never looks in front of him.

Lois is somehow able to visit the hospital room of her "victim," an individual she supposedly attacked and paralyzed. No hospital or police would let her near the person she's accused of attacking and there's no indication she sneaked in.

When Coop dies, none of the monitors he's hooked up to give any kind of alert even though it's clear they're still on him, registering his heart beat, etc.

Why would Clark have to pretend to be Geoff to find out where the truck was. As long as they had the password the operator will tell you the info. They don't have voice recognition requirements before they give out info.

Once again, we find Clark one week after a death of a girl he supposedly loved, and he shows no signs of mourning.

Geoff Johns is the name of a writer for DC Comics. He currently writes Flash, Green Lantern, JSA and many other comic books.

The Metropolis Bulldogs' football dome featured in this episode is the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Also, as would make sense, the skyline featuring the dome is that of Minneapolis.

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