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Smallville: Disciple

A mysterious archer attacks first Lois and then Chloe. Oliver fears that his apprentice, Mia, is next... and he knows the dark figure from his past who is responsible. Meanwhile, Zod introduces himself to Lois.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 9x10
Production Number: 3X5260
Airdate: Friday January 29th, 2010

Director: Mairzee Almas
Writer: Jordan Hawley

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Jul 27, 2010

Guest Stars
Elise GatienElise Gatien
As Mia / Speedy
Steve BacicSteve Bacic
As Dark Archer / Vordigan
Sharon TaylorSharon Taylor
As Faora
Main Cast
Tom WellingTom Welling
As Clark Kent / Kal-El
Erica DuranceErica Durance
As Lois Lane
Justin HartleyJustin Hartley
As Oliver Queen
Allison MackAllison Mack
As Chloe Sullivan
Callum BlueCallum Blue
As Major Zod


Lois and Clark leave a Daily Planet charity gathering for kids, and Lois admits she's nervous that it was their first public outing. She observes that Oliver didn't seem too happy to see them dating, but Clark says he can handle it. He invites her to the farm for a walk but she turns him down. He leans forward and kisses her, and she kisses him back. However, then she says that she's reluctant to be rushing through their relationship, insisting this is the relationship she wants to get right. Clark hears a woman calling for help with his super hearing, makes his apologies, and quickly leaves...

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Episode Notes
This episode was originally set to air 1/22/10, but was pre-empted due to a Hope for Haiti telethon on that day and shifted to 1/29/10.

Episode Quotes
Lois: I'm a little nervous. It was our first public outing as kind of like a couple.
Clark: Emphasis on "kind of." You wouldn't even let me help you with your coat.
Lois: I held your hand.
Clark: Only when you were taking hors d'oeuvres out of it.

Lois: Well, it is a lot to wrap your head around--Clark Kent and Lois Lane. Who knew?
Clark: I did.

Zod: The apple is such a plain yet fascinating fruit.
Clark: What are you doing here?
Zod: You know, it was the apple that launched the Trojan War, one of the great epic battles of all time. And, in many religions here, it's the apple's fall from the Tree of Knowledge that represents the fall of Man. Now, I found that story quite interesting because it so aptly illustrates how humans hoard knowledge. Whereas our own Kryptonian religion... now, that teaches knowledge should be shared... by all.
Clark: I'm sure you didn't come here for a Sunday school lesson. What do you want?

Zod: Look, Clark must have mentioned me. I'm Zod.
Lois: Can't say that he has. And being a championship-wrestling fan, I'd definitely remember a name like that.

Chloe: Any time you have to pull the trigger on making a difficult decision, you always just walk away.
Clark: I do what's right.
Chloe: You're not willing to do what's necessary.
Clark: Pulling the trigger on Oliver--was that necessary?
Chloe: Not if it really shattered him. Where are you going?
Clark: To pick up the pieces.

Clark: It's okay, Lois. He's just a truck.
Lois: Oh, Clark, come on. That's like saying Tommy Lee's just a drummer. Sometimes I worry there is no poetry in you.
Clark: You just have to look deeper.

Episode Goofs
They rather obviously re-use the exact same exterior shot twice, once just before Mia/Speedy attacks Oliver, and then again just after Chloe finds the arrow match.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperAlfred Gough  |  Miles Millar
Executive ProducerJoe Davola  |  Mike Tollin  |  Brian Robbins  |  Kelly Souders  |  James Marshall (3)  |  Brian Peterson (1)
Co-Executive ProducerTom Welling  |  Tim Scanlan  |  Jae Marchant
Supervising ProducerTuri Meyer  |  Jordan Hawley  |  Al Septien
ProducerRob Maier (1)  |  Anne Cofell
Co-ProducerHolly Henderson  |  Scott Graham (3)  |  Don Whitehead  |  Tom Flores
Associate ProducerCristina Verano  |  Christopher Petry
Production DesignerJames Philpott
EditorRon Spang
CastingDeedee Bradley  |  Coreen Mayrs  |  Heike Brandstatter
First Assistant DirectorMick Mackay
Second Assistant DirectorSteve Eathorne
MusicLouis Febre
Music EditorChris McGeary
Costume DesignerMelanie Williams
Camera OperatorChris McMullin (2)
Set DecoratorAndrea French
Location ManagerMichael Hauka
Property MasterMark Black
Construction CoordinatorTom Hunt (2)
Production CoordinatorBlair Hackman
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerGary D. Rogers  |  Dan Hiland
OtherJerry Siegel (Superman Created By)  |  Joe Shuster (Superman Created By)
Story EditorBryan Q. Miller
Stunt CoordinatorJacob Rupp
Production ManagerScott Graham (3)
Sound MixerRob Hanchar
Key Makeup ArtistTina Teoli
Main Title ThemeRemy Zero
Key HairstylistSarah Koppes
Special Effects SupervisorMike Walls
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