Smallville

Smallville (2001)

15 corrected entries in season 3

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.

Knever

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?

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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.

Knever

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.

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.

Knever

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.

Knever

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.

Knever

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.

Knever

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.

Knever

Hereafter - S3-E12

Corrected entry: Clark looks up an old newspaper article on the Internet, citing some of the information to Chloe. Subsequently, and to Clark's surprise, Chloe reveals some additional information she has dug up elsewhere. However, that very same information was also included in the newspaper article he was reading.

Correction: Where's the mistake? Clark begins reading it, and then Chloe reveals some information to him that he has not yet read in the article.

wizard_of_gore

Truth - S3-E18

Corrected entry: Chloe's car goes from tan when she's driving it down the road, to red when it's hanging off the bridge.

BillyBlake

Correction: I've watched the scene several times in a row. The car is red the whole time, never tan.

Truth - S3-E18

Corrected entry: Chloe records Lionel's incriminating statement and then says to him, "I have your entire confession recorded on my voice mail, and the only person that has the password is me. So if I were you, I would reconsider my father's employment situation." But Chloe's statement doesn't quite make sense. If she's the only one who can access that voice mail, then the fastest way for Lionel to prevent it from getting out would not be to indulge her, but rather to kill her as soon as possible. Chloe would only gain control over Lionel with this information if she somehow had it rigged to automatically be released unless she input the password on a regular basis, or something like that. Even Lionel doesn't acknowledge the stupdity of her statement - he says that he doesn't respond to blackmail, and offers her a completely different deal.

DavidK93

Correction: Chloe's been doing the investigative reporting/snooping thing for a while now. It's very likely she's made preparations for if she were to disappear or die, like a sealed letter with her voice mail/computer passwords or people other than the authorities to come looking for her if she disappears. (As we see next season, when Lois does just that.) Lionel is smart enough to consider this possibility as well.

Captain Defenestrator

Season 3 generally

Corrected entry: In the season 3 episode with Justin, the character who can see people's deaths, we are told he was born on the day of the meteor shower. This would make him 4-5 years younger than Clark and Lana (judging by their ages in the pilot), yet he is somehow in high school with them and getting the same homework. How can this be possible?

Shay

Correction: The kid had previously been home schooled so he could have easily been advanced for his age and there fore in a higher grade than most kids his age.

Exile (1) - S3-E1

Corrected entry: When Rutger Hauer first comes into Clark's apartment, Clark is topless. However the shot changes and Clark is suddenly wearing a T-Shirt.

Correction: When Morgan Edge's goons come in, they shoot Clark. Clark reaches up, grabs them,and throws them. When he asks who sent them, Morgan Edge said he did. Edge comments on Clark's scar on his chest. Clark responds with an expletive about Jor-El. He then pulls on a green t-shirt. This was not an oversight. It was planned. Ironically, the symbol on the t shirt actually looks like an upside down Krypton symbol.

Truth - S3-E18

Corrected entry: When Clark is about to put the needle in Chloe, he lifts his arm and brings it down hard. Clark has superhuman strength. He would have crushed Chloe's chest and smashed the concrete.

Correction: Clark is well aware of his strength, it is his oldest power and therefore the one he has most control over. Think of it this way...you can crush a paper cup easily, but every time you pick one up, you don't, because you don't try to. Clark can hold back with his powers when he needs to, so he could stab a needle into Chloe hard enough to puncture her sternum and enter her heart and not crush her chest doing it.

Slumber - S3-E4

Corrected entry: Near the beginning of the episode, Pete informs Clark that he missed a Science exam that counts for 50% of his grade. Pete tells Clark that "he flunked." Near the end of the episode, Lana asks Clark what he is doing and Clark tells her he is studying for his make-up "History" exam.

wizard_of_gore

Correction: When Pete tells Clark about flunking his test, Clark was in a deep sleep. He was dreaming. Later in the episode when Lana brings him his homework, she tells him that the teacher is going to let him make up his test as long as he has a note from his parents.

angelus tumultuor

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