Visible crew/equipment: Episode 22, Season 5 - "Vessel": Lex returns to the mansion, after being abducted, with his new powers. When he shows Lana by shooting his hand, they start talking by the stained glass window. The reflections in their eyes are supposed to be the light coming through the window, but are actually from a white screen used for lighting. The reflections in their eyes are rectangular to confirm this.
Other mistake: In episode 4-14: "Krypto," Genevieve tells Jason that the heirs of a 17th century woman named Gertrude are in danger. She then tells him that they themselves are "Gertrude's ancestors." But she must mean descendants, which means the opposite of ancestors.
Continuity mistake: In Episode 22- Season 5 - "Vessel": At the start, Lex wakes up and heads towards an open field many miles away from the mansion. They show a camera shot of his face in the field and the sky is grey and cloudy, but in the very next shot the sky has turned blue and the sun is shining.
Plot hole: In episode 4-16: "Lucy," there is no reason for the criminals to be chasing Lucy on the ski slopes at the beginning of the episode. We learn later that she's been working with them all along; she calls Lois during the chase, and the call is part of Lucy's plan with the criminals. Lucy being chased by the criminals would make sense given the story she gives Clark during the next part of the episode, but it doesn't make sense for what we ultimately learn is the truth. And nobody from Smallville is anywhere near the ski chase, so it also doesn't make sense as any kind of a ruse.
Continuity mistake: After Lionel and Professor Willowbrook finish talking Clark shows up to talk to the professor. As they talk, while the camera is behind Prof. Willowbrook, he has bright sunshine on his suit coat. When the camera is behind Clark the light on Prof. Willowbrook's right shoulder is gone.
Continuity mistake: When Clark lifts Lana back onto the bridge, from a shot from above, we see that Lana puts her left leg onto the bridge into a sitting position. They then cut to a different angle but now both her legs are still dangling and she eventually puts her right leg on the bridge first.
Continuity mistake: As Lionel says "Good morning, Miss Sullivan." there is a camera change from Chloe's left to her right. When the camera is on the left, her left arm is down. When the camera jumps to her right her left arm is now in the middle of placing something high up on the layout board she is using.
Plot hole: Chloe writes her phone number on Sean's hand. It disappears when we see him struggling against the ice of the lake, then reappears in the scene where he is calling old girlfriends. And how exactly would pen ink survive several hours submerged in water and then another eight hours of normal activity without becoming blurred?
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Plot hole: During the flashback scene showing how Chloe and her father survive the house explosion it is explained that there was a team in the house and they grab Chloe and her father and rush them into a tunnel just seconds before the house explodes. However, as seen in the episode Covenant, Chloe is standing next to the door and Chloe's father is more than 15 feet away from her when the door of the house shuts. As soon as that door shuts the house explodes so unless this S.W.A.T. has Clark's super speed ability this would be very much impossible.
Continuity mistake: As Alicia holds the kryptonite on Clark her hand turns between shots. While she says ".but you broke the rules first." there is a camera change. Before the change the frontal view of Alicia has her holding the kryptonite with the glowing part straight up. After the camera change she is now holding it so it points to her left.
Continuity mistake: While he is being attacked by the wolf the foreman fires the flare gun with his arms spread, meaning that it would fly at an angle away from him. He then sees it arcing back from below toward him, impossible unless the flare changed direction and location in the air.
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