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Smallville: Patriot

General Slade is put in charge of the Vigilante Registration Act, and Oliver decides to sign up to determine what the government intends for registered vigilantes. Meanwhile, Arthur Curry begins destroying oil platforms with the aid of a beautiful young woman, and Clark tries to get his teammate to stop before he ruins the public's attitude toward vigilantes.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 10x9
Production Number: 3X6009
Airdate: Friday November 19th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Aug 02, 2011

Guest Stars
Alan RitchsonAlan Ritchson
As Arthur Curry / Orin
Alessandro JulianiAlessandro Juliani
As Dr. Emil Hamilton
Michael Hogan (1)Michael Hogan (1)
As General Slade Wilson

Co-Guest Stars
Lori Ann TrioloLori Ann Triolo
As Trotter (as Lori Triolo)
Michael St. John SmithMichael St. John Smith
As Air Force Commander
Dan WillmottDan Willmott
As Admiral
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


General Slade Wilson addresses the Joint Chiefs of Staff and informs them that principles that make the U.S. great are being threatened. When one of the Staff members objects, Slade warns that the threat comes from within. The general explains that tyrants rise up as heroes within their countries, and now the American people's trust is shifting to vigilantes. Two weeks ago vigilantes apparently bombed an anti-vigilante office in an act of terrorism, and the President has appointed Slade to oversee the Vigilante Registration Act...

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Episode Quotes
General Slade Wilson: Gentlemen, every person under our protection lies in wait for that leader that will rescue them from poverty. From violence. Even from Satanism. They will hail him as their new hero. Heroes like Joseph Stalin, Adolph Hitler, Saddam Hussein. In the hearts of their countrymen, these men rose as saviors. Only turning into tyrants once they had secured the trust of their nations.

General Slade Wilson: It's time we took these heroes under our control, and prove who is really fighting for truth, justice, and the American Way.

Lois: I have serious concerns about the legitimacy of this mystery hero. Who would be stupid enough to stand up and register?
Oliver: Me.
Lois: Are you out of your mind? The VRA is a steaming pile of Spanish Inquisition served up with a side of fear and loathing.
Oliver: Gee, Lois, why don't you go just ahead and say what you really feel about this whole thing. We have to find out what happens when someone registers.
Lois: I get it. Somebody needs to be a hero, and you're the only one who...
Oliver: You stick your foot any further in your mouth, and you might end up losing a shoe.

General Slade Wilson: I see you're not just a Lane in name, but attitude as well.
Lois: My dad always said I was made of more brass than his medals.

Clark: I'm not going to let you continue destroying people's faith in justice.
General Slade Wilson: Made of steel, or just a man? You can't be both.

Clark: Shut it down. Let me help you.
General Slade Wilson: I'd rather die for my country, than be saved by an abomination by you.

Clark: You asked me a question. I guess you'll get your answer. I am man... and steel.

A.C.: Don't let an overzealous warhawk shake your faith in people, Clark. Your endless optimism is the one thing I actually like about you.
Clark: You learn that vocabulary from Mera?

Clark: I thought if I told Lois my secret, everything would fall into place. I guess I've kept her on the outside.
A.C.: The away games don't matter unless you win the ones at home, too, which you definitely can't do if you refuse to have a co-captain. All I'm saying is, If anyone can handle you and what you do, it's Lois. But you can't bring her on the team and keep her benched. The question is, can you handle that?

Mera: You do carry a lot of baggage.
Lois: Seriously, don't make me take my hair dryer out and shrivel you.

Mera: You make a good partner for him, Lois. In your own way.
Lois: If he lets me.
Mera: It took months, and more than just a few water blasts to the head, to get Orin to let me stand with him. Not just beside him.

Clark: Lois, how am I supposed to protect people, protect you, if I can't even protect myself from the darkness?
Lois: By not trying to do it alone. We're in this together now. All of us. And the team needs to know the bigger war we're fighting.

Cultural References
Mera: Look who skipped out of the forest. Doe-eyed Bambi searching.

Bambi is the deer in the 1942 Disney film of the same name.

Lois: Little Mermaid? Your prince and I dated for like a day.

Hans Christian Anderson penned the 1837 story of a young mermaid who gave up her life beneath the sea to gain a human soul and the love of a human prince.

Tess: Sorry to interrupt The Real Housewives of Metropolis...

The Real Housewives of Orange County is the first in a series of BravoTV reality TV series that chronicle the lives of five housewives and their family.

A.C.: You're gonna need a bigger cage.

In the movie Jaws (1975), Police Chief Martin Brody sees the great white shark clearly for the first time and says, "You're gonna need a bigger boat.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperAlfred Gough  |  Miles Millar
Executive ProducerTom Welling  |  Mike Tollin  |  Brian Robbins  |  Joe Davola  |  Brian Peterson (1)  |  Kelly Souders  |  James Marshall (3)
Co-Executive ProducerAl Septien  |  Turi Meyer  |  Jae Marchant  |  Tim Scanlan
Supervising ProducerRob Maier (1)  |  Anne Cofell  |  Jordan Hawley
ProducerDon Whitehead  |  Tom Flores  |  Holly Henderson
Co-ProducerScott Graham (3)
Associate ProducerChristopher Petry  |  Cristina Verano
Production DesignerJames Philpott
EditorVikash Patel
CastingDeedee Bradley  |  Heike Brandstatter  |  Coreen Mayrs
First Assistant DirectorSandra Mayo
Second Assistant DirectorSteve Eathorne
MusicLouis Febre
Music EditorChris McGeary
Costume DesignerMelanie Williams
Set DecoratorAndrea French
Property MasterAleya Naiman
Construction CoordinatorTom Hunt (2)
Script SupervisorPortia Belmont
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
OtherJoe Shuster (Superman Created By)  |  Jerry Siegel (Superman Created By)
Director of PhotographyMichael Wole
Story EditorGenevieve Sparling  |  Andrew Landis  |  Julia Swift (2)
Stunt CoordinatorJacob Rupp
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
Paint CoordinatorLouis Salyam
Video Playback OperatorKen Johns
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