Smallville

Smallville (2001)

35 mistakes in season 5

Arrival - S5-E1

Other mistake: In the opening credits Kristin Kreuk's first name is misspelled as "Kristen." The credits sequence, which was new for Season 5, was corrected by the time the second episode of the season aired.

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Aqua - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: When Lois and Arthur are sitting at the end of the dock, (before Arthur begins to hear the piercing ringing sound) the position of the bikini lace hanging down Lois' back keeps changing between shots.

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Vessel - S5-E22

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.

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Vessel - S5-E22

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.

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Lockdown - S5-E11

Continuity mistake: When the officer tries to disable the bomb, the read out displays 19 seconds. After he drops it, the display shows 29 seconds.

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Lexmas - S5-E9

Factual error: In the 5th season episode "Lexmas," Chloe says she needs Clark to deliver the Daily Planet's Toys For Tots contribution because of a Teamsters' Strike. However, the Toys For Tots program is run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve, and collection and distribution is handled by Marines and Reserves. The Teamsters have nothing to do with it.

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Exposed - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: When Clark first enters the club, the stripper on stage is taking her top off, then in the next shots of her, she still has her top on.

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Mercy - S5-E19

Revealing mistake: At the beginning of No Mercy - Season 5 Episode 19, Lional's limo comes to a screeching halt on railroad tracks. The camera is panned out to where you can see this happen. The black tire marks that are supposed to appear from the hard braking are already present, which means there were multiple takes.

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Tomb - S5-E14

Character mistake: While Clark and Chloe are at Daily Planet, Clark asks her what is wrong with her mother. Chloe responds that her mother left when she was twelve years old. In the episode Lineage, Chloe and Clark are looking for Rachael Dunleavy and Chloe says her mother left when she was five.

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Aqua - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: The water level in the glass that Lex taunts Aquaman with changes levels throughout the scene.

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Lockdown - S5-E11

Continuity mistake: Lex's aide is shot in the back as he makes a run for the door. When he goes down he slides head first almost all the way to the door. A few moments later, just as Flynn shoots out the security camera, in the security monitor image Lex's aide is now in a different position.

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Solitude - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: Chloe is sneaking around inside the warehouse that Lex is using to hide the space ship. After she is found by a security guard she turns back around to look in where the ship is. When she does a shot from her POV shows the fan blades spinning faster then they were in the shot before and after when we are looking at Chloe through the fan.

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Reckoning - S5-E12

Continuity mistake: Clark and Martha show up at the barn. The interior rear view mirror is missing when looking out from inside the car, but it is there when looking in the car from outside.

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Tomb - S5-E14

Plot hole: Clark uses his x-ray vision to see the remains of the girl in the wall, which seems to establish the wall is not made with lead. However, he only reacts to the Kryptonite bracelet inside until he is aware it is there, despite the fact he should have been able to feel its effects long before that.

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Fanatic - S5-E10

Plot hole: At the start of the episode Samantha is shown putting the sniper rifle together during the start of the speech. The second time we see this scene, after getting the backstory during the rest of the show, the scene plays out that Samantha is backstage kidnapping Lois at the start of the speech. This would mean that Samantha would have to be in two places at once and she doesn't have any powers at all.

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Solitude - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: At the Daily Planet, after the opening credits, Clark tells Chloe that he found his mom unconscious in a field. He did not find her in a field, he found her in the driveway in front of the house. Later, at the hospital, Clark tells his father that he found her in the driveway.

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Mortal - S5-E2

Plot hole: Chloe has to use Lex's thumbprint to access the safe inside level 3. She gets his fingerprints by lifting it off of the flashlight he picked up for her earlier in the caves. The problem is when Lex picked up the flashlight and gave it to Chloe he had only touched the back half of the flashlight, but when Chloe lifts Lex's print she gets it from the opposite end. Since Lex did not touch that end there should be no fingerprints for her to lift and use on the security door.

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Lexmas - S5-E9

Continuity mistake: As Chloe is trying to get Clark to help her deliver presents Clark says "Chloe, you didn't have to go there." Right before he says this the two of them start rounding the corner to go down the next hallway. As he is saying the line they are back in the first hallway and start rounding the corner again.

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Splinter - S5-E7

Revealing mistake: After Lana is warned by Chloe that Clark has gone all 'Captain Paranoid', she examines the silver 'meteor rock' more closely. We see a shot of her hand holding the 'meteor rock' but the hand that is shown is obviously not Kristin Kreuk's hand.

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Splinter - S5-E7

Continuity mistake: Clark is poisoned by a silver kryptonite splinter. When Clark is stabbed, the splinter is in his left index finger. Then, in the scene with Fine after class, (less than twenty minutes later,) Clark is seen rubbing his right index finger.

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Lexmas - S5-E9

Plot hole: Clark is delivering presents for Chloe. In the overhead shots looking down on Metropolis he super speeds from building to building and he only spends like one second in each building before going to the next one. This doesn't match what is shown while we see him leave presents by the various trees inside the apartments. In those interior shots he spends 5-10 seconds in each room. The overhead shots are not sped up. Not only do these times not match up but he would also be slowed down to open the doors or he would constantly be breaking them down.

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Mortal - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: When Clark's parent show up at the house Clark hurries up and acts busy. He grabs 4 boards and moves them from one part of the kitchen to the other and leans them up against the wall. When Clark turns around to face his parents there are only 2 boards leaning on the wall.

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Splinter - S5-E7

Continuity mistake: When Clark's truck stops rolling over the hood is stuck open. As Clark pops up from the front seat the hood is down for the camera to get a shot of Clark.

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Arrival - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: The blood on Lana's face is different then how it was in the previous episode. While at the crater in Commencement she has two distinct lines of blood on her face. One on her left cheek is thick and the one on the right cheek goes down past her lips. While at the crater in this episode the left line is then while the right line is shorter. These two scenes should be identical since Arrival picks up right after Commencement.

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Hidden - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: When Gabriel shows up to help Chloe the shadow of his bike shows it to be about noon. According to the show it should only be between 6:30 to 7:30am.

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Fanatic - S5-E10

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode an announcer calls Jonathan's name and he appears almost immediately. Later on we see what happens backstage and when we hear the announcer call Jonathan's name. The second time through he has time to say a few last words with Lois, go to the edge of the curtain and take a breath before he steps out on stage. The timing of the two scenes don't match.

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Lexmas - S5-E9

Revealing mistake: During the scene with Lana hemorrhaging after giving birth, and Lex being escorted out, we see him pounding on the door and disturbing the blinds, yet in all other shots of hospital rooms in Smallville, the blinds are on the insides of the rooms, not the outside of them.

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Lockdown - S5-E11

Continuity mistake: Clark has to save Lana from a bomb as she is unconscious next to it inside a warehouse. As the bomb explodes and Clark runs through the fire to rescue Lana in the overhead shot she is on her side. In the next she is on her back.

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Cyborg - S5-E15

Continuity mistake: Victor is up in Clark's barn loft using his laptop to read an article about his 'death'. In some scenes the laptop is turned toward Victor, while in one scene, as he says he expected to see angels when he woke up, the laptop is now turned at an angle so that the camera can be seen on the screen.

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Hypnotic - S5-E16

Revealing mistake: After Simone's shower when she and Chloe meet, Simone is wrapped only in a blue towel, however, when she goes to the doot to call for Clark, underclothing in the form of a bra or a tube top is visible above the towel's edge.

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Lockdown - S5-E11

Continuity mistake: Lex's aide is shot in the back as he makes a run for the door. When he goes down he slides head first almost all the way to the door. A few moments later, just as Flynn shoots out the security camera, in the security monitor image Lex's aide is now in a different position.

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Lexmas - S5-E9

Plot hole: Lex is shot in Granville, yet is taken to Smallville Medical Center. It looked like he was in a downtown area, and it's unreasonable to assume that there wasn't a closer hospital in Granville to which he should have been taken.

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Cyborg - S5-E15

Continuity mistake: When Victor is going into Lois' apartment with Clark and Lana, he is holding his jacket over his wound to soak up all the "blood". Later, when he goes to see his girlfriend, he is wearing his jacket, but his jacket has only a small stain now.

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Hypnotic - S5-E16

Continuity mistake: While Chloe and Lex struggle for control of the gun Simone puts both arms down to her side. The shot switches to a slow motion shot of Simone getting shot and instantly Simone has her hand on the jewel again.

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Reckoning - S5-E12

Other mistake: When he takes Lana to the Fortress of Solitude, Clark squeezes a rock and when he opens his hand we see a perfectly cut diamond. Problem here is that in the real world, diamonds don't come out of the earth already cut and shaped.

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