Visible crew/equipment: When Clark finds Lex in the Luthor mansion, they walk down the hall and into a new room. As they enter, as Lex is saying "So, hows the new ride?" if you look in the bottom left of the screen you can see a white tape marker on the floor, where Lex will walk over to subsequently.
Audio problem: Clark listens to his father and Earl talking in the hospital through the visitor window. The sound is the same volume and quality as when Earl was using the microphone, which he is not using now. Even if Clark used super-hearing to eavesdrop, it wouldn't sound the same as the microphone.
Deliberate mistake: Clark's CPR form is terrible. When he performs emergency breaths on Lex, Lex's chest doesn't rise and fall, indicating that he's not actually breathing much air in. He doesn't bother to measure for the proper location for chest compressions, a very important step that is the difference between proper CPR and simply cracking ribs. As he performs compressions, he is not chanting the rhythm (one-and-two-and-three) and his elbows are bent. All of these were altered for dramatic reasons or the purpose of safety, but the sloppy technique probably would have killed Lex.
Continuity mistake: As Lex is chalking his pool stick while talking to Dominic about cutting 20% of the workforce at the LutherCorp Smallville plant, there is a red snooker ball on the wall rack missing from the second row. When Lex walks over to the other end of the pool table, the camera shot changes back to Dominic, now there is a ball missing from the top row, which was not missing before.
Audio problem: When Mr. Luthor was buying the corn field from the farmer he says: 'Now, where do I sign?' The farmer replies: 'Right here Mr. Luthor' and points at the contract. Even though we can only see a profile shot of the farmer as he says these words it is pretty obvious that his mouth isn't moving.
Continuity mistake: As Chloe hurries to put Justin's art book back before Justin comes in there is a piece of white paper sticking out of the top and bottom, based on the way she put it back, of the folder. When Justin sees the folder has been moved there are no papers sticking out.
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?
00:04:15 - 00:19:50Phoenix
Revealing mistake: In the early scene with the baby, there are a few overhead shots of the parents and child. It is clear that in these shots a fake baby was used - he is completely motionless, even though he was moving arms and legs before and after and is crying.
00:02:00 - 00:03:15Phoenix
Continuity mistake: The meteors are shown traveling together in space at the beginning, but the smoke trail from the first meteorite runs perpendicular to the flight of the next one. They should be falling along roughly the same flight corridor, as all the other meteorites do.
00:00:10 - 00:04:30Phoenix
Continuity mistake: When Chloe is first asking Pete and Clark the questions for her poll you can see that the top page on her clipboard is yellow. Then she shows it to Lana and the camera gives you a nice big shot of the front piece of paper and it is white. When Chloe says "its unleashing the inner Lana." the front of the clipboard is shown again and now the paper is yellow.
Continuity mistake: When Tyler turns Mrs. Sykes into ash she is laying down with her head on a pillow. This is where the dust collects. As Chloe and Clark check out what happened, the ash on the bed now shows that her head was on the bed and not the pillow as it was before.
Revealing mistake: The Smallville Torch that Clark looks at online is the exact same one last seen by Lex two episodes ago in "Craving." This wouldn't be a problem, but Clark remarks that this Torch is "another scathing editorial," indicating that it is new, and Principal Kwan complains that parents have been calling all morning, which means that this issue of the Torch was published either this day or the day before. Prop department must have been saving money.
Continuity mistake: As Justin turns the spike end of the pathway light towards Principal Kwan, in the close up, the light is at a height that is just lined up with the light in front of it. After the shot change, the shot simply zooms out to include Justin on the right side of the screen, the light is now several feet higher than it was before.
Continuity mistake: When Henry falls into the pond, the first time, there are several small pylons connected by a chain when the camera is on the walkway. When the camera is in the water, showing Henry as he hits the water, neither the pylons or the chain is visible. There is just an open space where the chair falls over.
Continuity mistake: When Jodie hits the deer her vehicle spins out. As it is spinning the headlights are not projecting any kind of visible beam. After the car stops, and she is facing the deer she hit, the headlight is now projecting a very bright beam to illuminate the deer on the road.
Continuity mistake: While Chloe and Clark are on the horses, and Chloe is talking about the surveyors from Rickman Industries, when the shot is on Chloe's side, Clark is holding his reins in his right hand which is resting on top of his left. When the shot switches to Clark's side, as Chloe continues the story, and now Clark's right hand is under his left.
Audio problem: After Clark's parents come home, after their anniversary dinner, Jonathan and Clark go to see Earl in the hospital. As the Doctor says "It looks like he's got some sort of mineral poisoning, but its not from any mineral I've seen before." For the first few words of that line her mouth does not match up to what is being said but the dialogue, and her mouth slowly come together at the end of the line.
Continuity mistake: As Chloe leaves Clark calls out her name. In the shot from Chloe's side of the room, Clark is holding the pitchfork horizontally low in front of him. The shot switches, as Chloe finishes her turn, and now Clark is holding the pitchfork with his arm bent so that the pitchfork is no longer low in front of his waist.
Plot hole: Justin's power is telekinesis, which he uses to attack the doctor at the beginning of the episode. He shows that he is targeting the doctor's hands by blacking them out on the drawing, but he has absolutely no way to see what is happening in the elevator to know the exact moment when to drop it and cut them off.
Continuity mistake: Fordman's, the store Whitney is helping his father run, is directly across the street from The Talon. The store has a big blue sign out front with "Fordman's" written in large white letters. After Lana steals Lex's car, she drives down the street and the store is nowhere to be seen on the other side of the street.
Audio problem: After he breaks the methane valve, Earl runs to the security camera and whispers, "You see what you made me do?" His whisper is heard at the proper volume by the Luthors watching the camera, but the speakerphone is on the desk ten feet behind Earl, making this impossible. Most surveillance cameras don't have microphones.
Revealing mistake: At the command center outside Martha is watching a monitor with the hostages on it and she asks "Where's Clark?". The next shot is one of Clark running down a hallway, inside the plant, using his super-speed. As he is running the red lights along the ceiling are revolving faster than they normally do and return to normal once Clark stops using super-speed.
Continuity mistake: As Harry goes into the pond the second time the pylons are connected now with yellow crime scene tape when the camera is out over the water looking at Harry on the walkway. As the camera is in the water, watching Harry fall in, the pylons are gone, even though they should be in the shot, and are connected by a wire instead of crime scene tape.
Continuity mistake: When Jonathan shoots Clark with the shotgun, in the slow motion shot of Clark as he first starts to take the hit there is nothing coming out of the gun or on his chest. When the shot moves to Clark's left he now has red hot shot fragments on his chest.
Continuity mistake: After the encounter in the meat locker, Lex and Clark talk outside Fordman's store. As Lex turns to leave there is a truck driving down the street in Clark's direction. When the camera switches to Clark, the truck, which should be in this shot going behind Clark, is nowhere to be seen.
Character mistake: Chloe hands Clark a newspaper with the list of jury members from Harry Volk's trial. As he reads the list he says "Rudolph Gage, Rita Garfield". After Clark realizes that his grandfather, Hiram Kent, is on the jury he hands the paper to Lana. A shot of the newspaper has the jury members listed as Randolph Gage, and Eve Garfield. Even young Harry calls her Eve when confronting Zoe at The Beanery.
Continuity mistake: After Lex tells Martha that he'll do whatever he can to help Jonathan, she goes into Jonathan's hospital room. As she goes through the door, the blinds next to the door are closed. When the shot switches to show Clark standing at the other window, the blinds next to the door are open. Then, as Lex goes over to Clark, the blinds next to the door are closed again.
Continuity mistake: When Jonathan is sitting down, before he tells Clark that he can't always be honest, in the shot from the other side of the table Jonathan is holding a book in his right hand as he is sitting down. When the shot switches to Clark's right, Jonathan is still starting to sit but now the book is in his left hand.
Continuity mistake: When Chloe and Clark are at the Torch after the pool incident with Shawn, Chloe is sitting down wrapped up in a green sweater and a blue jacket with part of her blouse showing. In the next shot, she is fully wrapped in the green sweater. Seconds later, her sweater is tucked into her jacket and her blouse is showing.
Continuity mistake: When we first see the meteorite tattoos on Wade Mahaney, they are all green. When Clark sees Whitney's tattoo, it is plain black. It was also faded, which means it's not a fresh tattoo. Whenever Clark runs into the other guys, he feels the effects of the meteor rocks, but never when he is alone with Whitney.