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.


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.


Kinetic - S1-E13

Corrected entry: Chloe discovers that the thieves are using kryptonite tattoos to accelerate their metabolism to hyperspeed, allowing them to reach through the space between atoms in solid objects. That's fine, but this acceleration wouldn't be consciously controlled. The thieves might be able to move through any solid objects, but they certainly wouldn't be able to pick anything up or wear clothes just because they wanted to. The metabolism shift would only affect their living cells, not adjacent nonliving ones. (00:32:35)


Correction: Chloe doesn't "discover" this, she theorizes. Obviously, she was mistaken.

JC Fernandez

Shimmer - S1-E10

Corrected entry: Clark realizes that Amy stole Lex's watch when he sees her wearing it. He and Lex then search Amy's room with her mother and find the watch. Amy wears the watch as a token of her obsession and would not take it off lightly, even if she had returned home and left again. (00:31:45 - 00:32:50)


Correction: This is your opinion on a character decision. We do not know why she took it off, but she did.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

X-Ray - S1-E4

Corrected entry: Lana says the theme of her mother's prom was Saturday Night Fever, but she was in the class of 1977 and the movie didn't come out until December of that year.

Correction: So? People often know about movies many months before they come out.

Metamorphosis - S1-E2

Corrected entry: Clark goes to Lana's house to give her back the meteor rock necklace. As he is starting to put the necklace on the door knob. Lana calls for Whitney and you hear the "whoosh" of Clark using his super-speed to get away from the door. Kryptonite weakens Clark's powers so he should not have been able to speed away with the exposed necklace right in front of him.

Correction: He took a few normal steps back to get out of range and then he super speeds off.

Tempest (1) - S1-E21

Corrected entry: As Jonathan reads the paper on the plant closing there is a nice up close shot of the front page. It reads "Management Problems Sited". That should be Cited, not sited.

Correction: "Dewey Defeats Truman." Newspaper headlines can have errors in them. It happens. Jay Leno has a whole bit devoted to it.

Nicodemus - S1-E15

Corrected entry: Clark takes Lana to the top of a windmill, and they can see Metropolis in the distance. Kansas is a completely landlocked state, and Metropolis is established as a coastal city.

Correction: No, in the Smallville universe, Metropolis is a city in Kansas that is roughly three hours drive from Smallville.

Pilot - S1-E1

Corrected entry: When Clark (again in his imagined football game) begins to run down field, he knocks 4 defensive players out of his way. These are numbers 82, 72,66, and 55. When he has run many yards, not only does 82 jump and miss him again (from the front) but he jumps over the same 4 players, in the same order they were lined up before, to land in the endzone. (00:16:40)

Correction: It was a fantasy. He can imagine jumping the same players again if he wants to.

Obscura - S1-E20

Corrected entry: Chloe has been put in a coffin and buried underground. However the ground above her is covered in grass. Chloe was not buried for no more than even a day. There should not be grass over her grave, and there is no signs of it being freshly dug.

Correction: It is possible to pull up the grass and its roots with the topsoil and replace it after a hole has been dug. Usually its done to keep your yard from looking bad until new grass can grow. In this case it was done to hide the grave.

Phixius Premium member

Leech - S1-E12

Corrected entry: In this episode, as Clark and his parents are first discussing his new weaknesses, the school bus stops directly in front of his farm. In every other episode, Clark, Pete, and Chloe have to walk together quite a distance to reach the bus stop where they all get on. (00:06:10)


Correction: Not true- in the pilot you can see the bus stop outside Clark's house, then drive off.

Season 1 generally

Corrected entry: In the Pilot, Clark's spaceship has an almost shell-like appearance - it looks layered. Thereafter, it is smooth, almost shaped like a rounded arrow head. (00:27:45 - 00:33:00)

Correction: The ship is designed so that the outer part we see in the pilot protects Clark in space from assorted dangers, then falls away due to friction in Earth's atmosphere (this can be seen on the DVD opening titles before the menus), which leaves the sturdier inner part intact for crash landing.

Pilot - S1-E1

Corrected entry: When the meteor shower occurs, Lionel is signing the contract to buy the factory. However, it comes up in a later episode that Luthorcorp is only able to buy the factory once Johnathan talks the owner into it, after Lionel got him and Martha adoption papers for Clark, which of course they didn't need until after the meteor shower. (00:02:50)

Correction: Pete's family owned the creamed corn factory that Luthorcorp turned into the fertilizer plant. The farmer that he was signing a deal with that day may have owned other land in Smallville that Lionel was there to purchase.

Hothead - S1-E3

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the episode, Whitney says that Coach Walt's next game will be his two hundredth win. Later, while talking to the principal, Walt says that he has "been leading this team to victory for twenty-five years." Two hundred wins in twenty-five years is only eight wins per year, not really an impressive record. (00:02:25 - 00:16:50)


Correction: Eight wins per year would be a winning season every year for 25 years since most high schools only play 10 to 12 games per year. I think that's impressive.

X-Ray - S1-E4

Corrected entry: Clark's x-ray vision reveals that the cemetery is rather oddly set up. There are a dozen headstones visible but only four buried coffins, and three of them don't line up with any headstone. Two of the coffins contain complete skeletons, but the other two are either empty or lead. While the occupants could have decomposed entirely, they are directly next to the younger corpses; usually cemeteries fill in one area and then proceed to another, segregating graves by age. (00:39:45)


Correction: Cemetaries SELL plots a section at the time, but they don't fill them till the people that buy them actually get around to dying so you will frequently have series of graves belonging to the same family that only have one or two graves "occupied" but may have headstones (with no death date) for some or all of the empty ones.

Hothead - S1-E3

Corrected entry: The Coach is setting all these fires off completely gutting various departments of the school. Does nobody investigate into these like police or fire accident investigators. When Clark gets his firing-heat-from-the-eye talent later on in season 2 the cops are all over him and those fires were relatively minor in comparison...

Correction: It's possible that the police did investigate the inexplicable fires the coach caused & couldn't find a reason, so they decided to keep a eye on the school for any other mysterious fires incase of acts of arson.

Pilot - S1-E1

Corrected entry: In this episode, Clark's ship is completely different to the one shown in later episodes. (00:27:05)

Correction: The ship is designed so that the outer part we see in the pilot protects Clark in space from assorted dangers, then falls away due to friction in Earth's atmosphere (this can be seen on the DVD opening titles before the menus) & leaves the sturdier inner part intact for crash landing.

Leech - S1-E12

Corrected entry: When Clark realises Eric might have aweakness to Kryptonite he goes to get a meteor rock. His mum says "it's not like we have them lying around" so he goes to get the one off Lana's necklace. This would be fine except at the beginning of the episode and throughout most if not all the others it is well established that there are always meteor rocks lying around on the ground, in the water, in fact pretty much anywhere you look.

Correction: Kryptonite may be plentiful, but it is not exactly everywhere, especially not on the farm, and it usually only turns up when Clark and Co. don't want it to. Besides, at the time Clark couldn't find it easily because his powers were gone and the kryptonite wouldn't affect him, so it was just faster to get Lana's necklace.

Season 1 generally

Corrected entry: Throughout Season 1 the ages/years in school of Clark, Lana, Pete, and Chloe are inconsistent. Supposedly they're all the same age and freshmen, as Pete states in the pilot episode the football team always chooses a freshman guy to be the Scarecrow, which would make them either 14 or 15. However, they're all seen driving (or refer to driving) at least once, which would make them 16, and Sophomores.

MoonFaery Premium member

Correction: It is possible for some of them to be driving at age fifteen. Kansas allows fifteen year olds to have a Farm License, which allows them to use farm equipment and drive to and from school. There are some other possibilities as well, such as a Restricted License, read about them at Kansas' Department of Revenue website:

Charles Fraser

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