Pilot - S1-E1

Corrected entry: Lionel calls his company Lexcorp, however in subsequent episodes it is renamed to LuthorCorp.

Correction: Lionel's company is LutherCorp. Lex's company is LexCorp.


Correction: What kind of accent is he supposed to have? American? Australian?


Correction: Metropolis is a fictional city, so if the writers say it had elevated railways, then it did.

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Slumber - S3-E4

Corrected entry: In this episode Clark keeps having dreams of this girl who moved in Lana's old house, and is in a coma. In one of the dream sequences Clark says he doesn't have powers in the dreams. Yet in a previous dream he's with Lex at his mansion, and Lex takes a Japanese Katana and attacks Clark with it, but Clark blocks the sword with his arm and the sword blade shatters. If he doesn't have any powers in the dreams then shouldn't he have been hurt?

Correction: Clark says, "I have no power," meaning that he doesn't have the power to stop the Traveller, not as a reference to his abilities (which remain available to him in the dreams). He's saying that Sara is the one who must stop him. Even though Clark is eventually able to destroy the Traveller with his heat vision, he wouldn't have been able to do that until Sara stood up to him in the end.


Magnetic - S3-E7

Corrected entry: When Lana is in jail, Clark tells her "Sheriff Adams knows you didn't steal the car and Lex has a lawyer working on the other charges." The police got involved after Lex called them because she stole the till from the Talon. Since Lex is the owner of the Talon, wouldn't it be a lot simpler for Lex to just drop the charges rather than have a lawyer "work on" them? (00:28:30)

Correction: The only people who can typically issue or drop charges for criminal offenses are district attorneys. Even if a person who is wronged lawfully doesn't want to press charges, it's ultimately up to the DA whether or not charges are actually filed.


Prodigal - S2-E15

Corrected entry: At the beginning, Lucas holds another man in front of him to stop a hail of bullets. A human body won't stop most gunfire, certainly not from the submachine guns the thugs were using. (00:02:25)


Correction: The fact that bullets have been lodged in the body of gunshot victims in real life goes to show this is not a mistake. Given also that bullets going through a human body would be deflected or slowed to the point it won't penetrate another body further prove this is not a mistake. The character just got lucky, but it's not improbable.


Crisis - S3-E16

Corrected entry: At the end of the episode, Lionel Luther pulls the top of the gun back on his gun to chamber a bullet. But he accidentally has his finger squeezing the trigger, causing the gun to slide into place more quickly than intended. I'm not a gun expert, but I think if there was a bullet in the chamber at the time, it would have been fired.

Correction: The pistol Lex has is one that is usually called an "Automatic", but more correctly an "auto feed" or "semi-automatic." Unlike a revolver, in a semi-automatic pistol, the firing pin and the hammer are separate pieces. If someone has their finger holding the trigger down, while pulling back the slide to insert a round, the round, firing pin and hammer all move together, and there is no impact to set off the primer on the round. Sort of a safety feature. Not a very smart thing for Lex to do, because he would either have to pull the hammer back manually, or pull back the slide, eject the round, and insert a new one.

Visage - S2-E11

Corrected entry: Tina Greer disguised as Whitney walks down the hallway dressed in marine corps dress blues. His rank was a private first class, yet he had a blood stripe going down his pant legs. You do not receive the blood stripe until you reach corporal. Also the medals were wrong and some missing (i.e. combat action). The marine that comes to the house later and is killed by Tina Greer, had medals that were wrong as well.

Correction: Being Tina, she doesn't know everything there is know about the military. It's not really a character mistake, either, since it's in character with her brash nature of only caring about Lana and nothing else.


Shimmer - S1-E10

Corrected entry: Seth is using a cream made of green (i.e., kryptonite) roses to make himself invisible. At the beginning of the episode, Clark is in the locker room and feels ill from the kryptonite rose cream that Seth is wearing as he beats up the kid who picked on Amy. For the rest of the episode Clark does not feel the effects even though Seth is close enough to him at least two other times in the show. Once after Seth trashes Victoria's room and runs past Lex and Clark and again when Seth tries to drown Victoria in the tub.

Correction: Both of those times he passed by him either very quickly or not close enough for any reaction to occur.


Arrival - S5-E1

Corrected entry: Jor-El tells Clark that he has to return to the Fortress by sundown or face the consequences. Later, Lex tells Chloe that they're in the Yukon, implying that the Fortress of Solitude is in the Arctic. Since the events of this episode take place in the summer, Clark should have had plenty of time to help out in Smallville - the Arctic enjoys permanent daylight during the summer.

Correction: Jor-El has been to Earth in the past, but he only visited Kansas. He wasn't there for long, but he was there long enough to know how long it takes for a day to pass. Saying that Clark had until sundown means he has at most 24 hours.


Extinction - S3-E3

Corrected entry: When the bad guy shoots at Clark with the kryptonite bullet, he is facing the other way, then hears the shot, turns around and tries to catch the bullet. This couldn't have happened because a bullet from that kind of rifle is faster than the speed of sound. So the bullet would have hit him in the back before the sound could reach his ears.

Correction: The bullet is made of nothing but kryptonite. Besides the fact that you wouldn't be able to shoot it out of that gun without heavy modifications (which may not even be possible), being kryptonite means there is no way we could know how it would act if it were fired out of a gun. One can't presume to know the capabilities of a fictional substance unless it's directly stated in the fiction, which it isn't.


Phoenix (2) - S3-E2

Corrected entry: While Clark is inside the semi-truck being delivered to Morgan Edge and Lionel Luthor he manages to remove the kryponite apparently duct taped to his chest. This cannot be possible since he even a small piece of kryptonite (Lana's necklace) was enough for him to trip and fall from several feet away! Imagine a larger chunk like the one they strapped to his chest. He should have been severely weakened by it and the radiation should go through anything in that truck besides lead and the tape used to secure the rock on Clark's chest is not made of lead. His ability to not only have the strength to rip the taped rock off his chest but to then launch it to the far side of the truck should not be possible in view of the nearly immobilizing effects kryptonite has on Clark.

Correction: Seeing all of the times that Clark has been exposed to kryptonite on Smallville, I've made a simple observation. Kryptonite does not take away all of Clark's strength. Rather, it makes him about 1/4 to 1/2 as strong as a normal person of his build. He is still able to perform some physical things, like throwing a rock (which can be seen in the Season 1 Episode 3, Hothead, when he chucks several kryptonite stones at a glass window and breaks it with the impact). There's no accurate way of measuring the pain that he endures from kryptonite, but his physical strength is somewhere along those lines. Therefore, although it would, of course, be painful, he still has enough strength (possibly after getting used to the pain) to be able to pull off the duct tape and throw the kryptonite away from him.


Obsession - S3-E14

Corrected entry: Clark and Alicia are in the basement of the school, as part of the plan to trick Alicia, and, as they go to leave, Alicia picks up her bag with Clark right next to her. A few minutes later we find out that Alicia has a kryptonite rock in her bag. She takes it out of her bag to get away from Clark. Clark felt no effects from the rock before that even though he was in such close proximity, and surely a bag would not be enough to protect his from feeling the effects.

Correction: Being obsessed with him, she would also likely know that lead blocks the effects of the kryptonite. She could have kept it in a lead casing and would only have used it just in case. Otherwise she would have been hurting him for no reason.


Redux - S2-E6

Corrected entry: Chrissy is the leader of Spirit Week and is trying to organise it. We see her kiss her boyfriend Troy, and suck the life out of him a few days before Spirit Week. However, Chloe pulls up the file on Troy, and it says his date of death is June 20, 2002. This is highly unlikely, as Spirit Week is put on in the days leading up to Homecoming, and Homecoming is usually in late September or October.

Correction: Schools don't all follow the same schedules. While schools in nearby areas would have similar schedules, it's not unreasonable to think that one school's Homecoming is months away from another school's Homecoming that's on the other side of the country.


Obsession - S3-E14

Corrected entry: Earlier in the episode Lana is looking through Adam's journal which contains entries through at least the end of January. However, when Clark is taking Alicia home after their date, there are Christmas lights up due to filming during the holidays.

Correction: Some people don't take their decorations down right away. I have neighbors whom leave theirs up until February.


Velocity - S3-E13

Corrected entry: After Clark speeds past Pete, Clark stops in front of Pete's car causing Pete to slam on his brakes. After they argue about why Pete is street racing Pete gets in the car and leaves but there are no skid marks on the road from him slamming on his brakes.

Correction: Skid marks don't happen all the time.


Forever - S4-E21

Corrected entry: When the students become wax their eyes move indicating that they are aware of their surroundings. However, that would mean the Chloe and Lana would have to be unconscious when they were turned into wax and taken from the school, to the fake school, without knowing what had happened.

Correction: They would only be able to see if their eyes were open at the moment that they were frozen. Since we don't see these moments, there's no way to tell.


Redux - S2-E6

Corrected entry: Clark is supposed to hide his powers from everyone. When the other swimmer in the final race starts to drown Clark uses his super speed to get him off of the bottom of the pool. Everyone who was in the pool area had their eyes on the drowning kid so somebody should have seen Clark just appear at his side.

Correction: People would care more about him getting saved than who was saving him, so, no, they wouldn't have noticed Clark. He likely went slow enough as to not draw too much attention, yet of course still fast enough to save the one drowning.


Reckoning - S5-E12

Corrected entry: After Clark fails to prevent the death of Lana he is emotionally devastated and in a highly distraught state wanting only to be close to her as Jonathan pulls Clark away. Given Clark's emotional state and superior strength he would have been able to easily resist this action.

Correction: This simply means that he really did not want to resist. No mistake here.

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Pariah - S4-E12

Corrected entry: In the begining of the episode pariah Lana is taking a shower. They show you she turned on the cold water, but when she's attacked, steam is practically running out of the shower and the mirror is fogged. Now, if she is taking a cold shower, how is this possible?

Correction: Some time has passed, and she could have turned on the hot water off camera.


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Question: Throughout the series, people mutate fairly soon after their exposure to kryptonite. Is it ever explained how Lana has managed to wear a piece of kryptonite around her neck for 12 years and not change?

Answer: The kryptonite only creates mutations when it reacts with the environment and an individual. Remember, the FDA and several environmental groups did check out Smallville after the meteor shower, but found no danger in the rocks. Obviously they're not always emitting mutating rays, or all the flora and fauna of the surrounding area would be horribly mutated.


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