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Smallville: Charade

The Blur comes between Clark and Lois when she vows to protect the Blur's secret... unaware that Zod is impersonating Metropolis' hero. Meanwhile, former D.A. Sachs is out of prison and working with the Black King to learn the identity of the Blur, and a new editor gives Clark and Lois an ultimatum.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 9x18
Production Number: 3X5269
Airdate: Friday April 23rd, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Sep 21, 2010

Guest Stars
Gil BellowsGil Bellows
As Maxwell Lord
Dylan NealDylan Neal
As D.A. Ray Sacks
Blu MankumaBlu Mankuma
As Franklin Stern

Co-Guest Stars
Mark GibbonMark Gibbon
As Bodyguard
Jackson BerlinJackson Berlin
Dustin SchwartzDustin Schwartz
As Photographer
Main Cast
Tom WellingTom Welling
As Clark Kent / Kal-El
Erica DuranceErica Durance
As Lois Lane
Cassidy FreemanCassidy Freeman
As Tess Mercer
Allison MackAllison Mack
As Chloe Sullivan


At Maxwell's, a ritzy club, Lois lurks in the shadows. Outside, Ray Sacks arrives and his bodyguard tells him that a man inside is ready to collect the million-dollar reward. Sacks continues in and tells everyone that he's glad to be out of prison, and that they couldn't keep him inside. The bodyguard directs Sacks toward the man looking for the reward, a street photographer. Sacks tells him not to push it. They're interrupted when Lois burst out of the celebration cake. Sacks recognizes her and Lois blows him a kiss... and sees Clark in the crowd. She walks over and punches him as photographers take pictures.....

Read the full recap
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Chris LindA Story of UsLois walks away

Episode Quotes
Franklin Stern: Let me guess. You two have a lovers' spat?
Lois: Clark and I don't spat. There was no spatting.

Lois: Chloe, can you believe it? I'm early.
Chloe: No, Lois, "early" is when you arrive at your destination by a set time. Not when you can see it from seven blocks away.

Chloe: Hey! Do you ever check your voicemail?
Clark: Looks like someone missed breakfast in bed with Oliver this morning.
Chloe: I'm not here to talk about my love life.
Clark: That makes two of us.

Chloe: Tess. I thought you were supposed to be underground. You know, if you're having a hard time finding your way there, I'm sure I could help.

(about Lois)
Maxwell Lord: Even unconscious... her mind protects memories of you.
Clark: Maybe she doesn't have any.
Maxwell Lord: Or maybe the connection between you two... is stronger. Stronger than the fear that binds you with the others. Stronger... because of love.

(to the Blur)
Lois: You're here. I--I can't know who you are. I'd give anything to see your face... to know your name. But you can't protect us if we know who you are. I understand that now.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperAlfred Gough  |  Miles Millar
Executive ProducerJoe Davola  |  Mike Tollin  |  Brian Robbins  |  James Marshall (3)  |  Brian Peterson (1)  |  Kelly Souders
Co-Executive ProducerTom Welling  |  Tim Scanlan  |  Jae Marchant
Supervising ProducerTuri Meyer  |  Jordan Hawley  |  Al Septien
ProducerRob Maier (1)  |  Anne Cofell  |  Tom Flores
Co-ProducerHolly Henderson  |  Scott Graham (3)  |  Don Whitehead
Associate ProducerChristopher Petry  |  Cristina Verano
Production DesignerJames Philpott
EditorRon Spang
CastingDeedee Bradley  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorMorgan Beggs
Second Assistant DirectorSean Osmack
MusicLouis Febre
Music EditorChris McGeary
Costume DesignerMelanie Williams
Set DecoratorAndrea French
Construction CoordinatorTom Hunt (2)
Production CoordinatorShalla Edl
Script CoordinatorNicole Ranadive
Re-Recording MixerGary D. Rogers  |  Dan Hiland
OtherJoe Shuster (Superman Created By)  |  Jerry Siegel (Superman Created By)
Director of PhotographyGlen Winter
Story EditorBryan Q. Miller
Stunt CoordinatorJacob Rupp
Production ManagerScott Graham (3)
Sound EditorTimothy Cleveland  |  Paul J. Diller
Sound MixerRob Hanchar
Key Makeup ArtistTina Teoli
Main Title ThemeRemy Zero
Key HairstylistSarah Koppes
Special Effects SupervisorMike Walls
Rigging GafferTodd Lapp
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