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Smallville: Shield

When Lois leaves for Egypt, Clark gets a new partner: reporter Catherine "Cat" Grant. he soon discovers that she's been targeted by an assassin who never misses. Meanwhile, Oliver searches for Chloe and Lois commiserates with archaeologist Carter Hall.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 10x2
Production Number: 3X6002
Airdate: Friday October 01st, 2010

Director: Glen Winter
Writer: Jordan Hawley

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Jun 14, 2011

Guest Stars
Keri Lynn PrattKeri Lynn Pratt
As Cat Grant
Bradley StrykerBradley Stryker
As Deadshot
Jessica Parker KennedyJessica Parker Kennedy
As Bette / Plastique
Ted WhittallTed Whittall
As Rick Flagg
Michael ShanksMichael Shanks
As Carter Hall

Co-Guest Stars
Michael Karl RichardsMichael Karl Richards
As Reporter
Sahar BiniazSahar Biniaz
As Shayera Hall

Michael DaingerfieldMichael Daingerfield
voiced Gordon Godfrey
Main Cast
Tom WellingTom Welling
As Clark Kent / Kal-El
Erica DuranceErica Durance
As Lois Lane
Cassidy FreemanCassidy Freeman
As Tess Mercer
Justin HartleyJustin Hartley
As Oliver Queen


In Egypt outside of Cairo, Lois arrives at an archaeological dig and calls Perry. She's not impressed with what she's seen of the newly unearthed tomb of Isis. She goes to the tent of the head archaeologist and notices a number of ancient relics. One of them shows a man and a woman in Egyptian finery. Carter Hall, the head of the expedition, comes in and notes that the couple were star-crossed lovers...

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Episode Quotes
Oliver: Chloe's gone.
Tess: Well, you've been with her for five months, right? Sounds like things are right on schedule.

Tess: (reading Chloe's letter) "Oliver. I never thought I'd have to tell you how I feel about us, because the smile on my lips when I looked at you pretty much said it all. But now that you won't be seeing it anymore, I'll have to use words to tell you. I never loved anyone the way I loved you. And I never will again. You will always be my brightest star, my knight in shining leather, my hero."

Lois: I know that Egyptians were big on the afterlife, but burying your pet bird? Someone needs therapy.
Carter Hall: That is the Sun God Ra, bringer of light and life. He was revered.
Lois: He has the head of a parakeet.
Carter Hall: It's a falcon.
Lois: Pomato, Potahto.

Lois: I have to admit, this assignment... a little out of my strike zone. I mean, I was raised by a very grounded 4-star general who believed in what you can see, touch, blow up...
Carter Hall: Things that can be explained.
Lois: It's just... you can live your whole live without any prove of something, like a god or whatever, and then one day you look up and realize the guy sitting across from you is... Ra.
Carter Hall: You think the guy sitting across from you is an ancient sun god?
Lois: No, of course not. But what if he were? One minute you know you know what you know, and the next you realize you don't really know anything but you want to know everything. What is the world like for him? Does he feel pain? How does he heal? When does he sleep? Does he even sleep.
Carter Hall: This is going to require something stronger than tea.
Lois: How can he stand driving in a car when they move so much slower than he does? That would drive me crazy.
Carter Hall: Maybe you should just ask Clark. Now, why don't you sit down before you drive me crazy.

Clark: You want to tell me what you got caught up in? Someone did just try to kill you.
Cat Grant: I was valedictorian. I mean, trust me, nobody wants to kill a valedictorian.

Rick Flag: You should be thanking me. I just handed you the hit of a lifetime.
Deadshot: Why would I thank you for something fate gave me? Somewhere out there, we all got a bullet with our name on it.

Cat Grant: His dad and I went out for almost two years. I thought I'd found my Prince Charming. Little did I know they don't exist.
Clark: You just have to be patient. I thought I'd found somebody who could make me happy?
Cat Grant: Really? Think you'll get back together.
Clark: I used to. But now I"m not sure. It's funny... when doing what you think is right for someone can feel so... wrong.

Carter Hall: With every great relationship, Lois, comes a great burden. And the strength to carry it.

Carter Hall: I'd like you to have something. It was given to me by my wife. It's a story, about two star-crossed lovers. Prince Khufu and Shayera were murdered by an evil man, but their love was so strong they were bonded for all eternity. Lifetime after lifetime they were reborn, to find their one true love. Only to lose each other in death again,.
Lois: That's a terrible story.
Carter Hall: I like it.
Lois: If you're into the whole Egyptian "Groundhog Day" thing.
Carter Hall: After many years, Khufu grew tired of always waiting to find his beloved. So he traveled the world, seeking other women, trying to forget Shayera. Unable to rid her from his heart, he returned home, resigned to his fate. No sooner did he arrive at the palace than he saw her. She was there all along but he didn't recognize her because the time wasn't right. He needed to wait, because it made their love stronger. And their kiss that much sweeter.

Cat Grant: Why are you doing this to me? I didn't do anything.
Deadshot: Funny thing about fate. You can't outrun it. Either it's your day or it's not, sweetpea.
Cat Grant: Please, no. My son... he's just two years old. I'm all he's got.
Deadshot: Trust me. He'll get over you. Three or four years, he won't even remember your face. People about to die always think that that special loved one won't be able to go on without ' em. But the truth is, that person just finds someone else to love. Everyone is replaceable.
Cat Grant: I used to think everyone could be saved. Even those superhero freaks. But now I realize... some people are just born dead.

Cat Grant: People need to see someone's heart to believe in them. We need to be inspired by people who stand out in the light. Not people who shrink into the shadows. We need a good old American hero, red, white, and blue. Or at least red and blue.

Deadshot: It's about time.
Plastique: I'm sorry. What's redneck for "bite me"?

Carter Hall: You know, the philosopher Nietzsche believed we shouldn't live for the future, but for the present. He thought that people who chased after some far-off future dream were actually running away from their true destiny.
Lois: Yeah, well Nietzsche can call me a chicken if he wants, but he has never dated someone like Clark Kent.
Carter Hall: It wouldn't have mattered. To him, the true hero was the person who embraced the life that he or she was given and made it better. He called that person "ubermensch."
Lois: A superman.
Carter Hall: Nietzsche believed that all of us could be one, in our own way.

Cultural References
Lois: I really hope this story is worth it, because so far my dream assignment is turning into a Thousand and One Arabian Nightmares.

A Thousand and One Arabian Nights is a collection of pieces, told by Scheherazade to keep from being executed by the king. Each night she tells a story and leaves it open-ended so that, intrigued, he will keep her alive to the next night, and the next.

Lois: And I thought those Sex and the City girls had gaudy tastes.

Sex and the City is a HBO series about four (originally) single women making their way in New York City. It spawned two theatrical movies.

Lois: So you're a bona fide Indiana Jones?

Indiana Jones is an iconic movie character, a two-fisted adventurer and archaeologist of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, best known for his fedora, leather jacket, and bullwhip. The character appeared in four movies, a prequel television series, and numerous books.

Lois: If you're into the whole Egyptian "Groundhog Day" thing.
Groundhog Day was a 1993 movie about a weatherman who finds himself inexplicably reliving the same February 2 over and over agan.

Tess: I guess our target was never after Hello Kitty.

Hello Kitty is a Japanese cartoon cat, created by Yuko Shimizu in 1974.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperAlfred Gough  |  Miles Millar
Executive ProducerTom Welling  |  Joe Davola  |  Mike Tollin  |  Brian Robbins  |  Kelly Souders  |  Brian Peterson (1)  |  James Marshall (3)
Co-Executive ProducerJae Marchant  |  Tim Scanlan  |  Al Septien  |  Turi Meyer
Supervising ProducerJordan Hawley  |  Anne Cofell  |  Rob Maier (1)
ProducerTom Flores  |  Don Whitehead  |  Holly Henderson
Co-ProducerScott Graham (3)
Associate ProducerCristina Verano  |  Christopher Petry
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
Property MasterAleya Naiman
Construction CoordinatorTom Hunt (2)
Assistant EditorJames Pickel
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
OtherJerry Siegel (Superman Created By)  |  Joe Shuster (Superman Created By)
Story EditorGenevieve Sparling  |  Andrew Landis  |  Julia Swift (2)
Stunt CoordinatorJacob Rupp
Art DirectorDustin Farrell
Production ManagerScott Graham (3)
Sound MixerRob Hanchar
Executive Story EditorBryan Q. Miller
Key Makeup ArtistTina Teoli
Main Title ThemeRemy Zero
Key HairstylistSarah Koppes
Special Effects SupervisorMike Walls
Created ByJack Kirby
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