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Smallville: Icarus

As the Darkness spreads, citizens riot against heroes and Oliver Queen is their first victim. Meanwhile, the government moves in on vigilante sympathizers Tess, Emil, and Lois, Cat Grant must make a fateful decision, and Clark worries about his future relationship with Lois.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 10x11
Production Number: 3X6011
Airdate: Friday December 10th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Aug 16, 2011

Guest Stars
Keri Lynn PrattKeri Lynn Pratt
As Cat Grant
Alaina HuffmanAlaina Huffman
As Black Canary
Brittney IrvinBrittney Irvin
As Stargirl
Michael ShanksMichael Shanks
As Carter Hall
Michael Hogan (1)Michael Hogan (1)
As General Slade Wilson
Alessandro JulianiAlessandro Juliani
As Dr. Emil Hamilton

Co-Guest Stars
Lori Ann TrioloLori Ann Triolo
As Trotter (as Lori Triolo)
Anne Marie LoderAnne Marie Loder
As TV Reporter
Lane EdwardsLane Edwards
As Shepard
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


Lois arrives for a date with Clark and apologizes for being late, and Clark suggests they go to a fancy restaurant. She notes that they'd be lucky to get a reservation, unaware that Clark has already made them for his proposal. However, Lois warns that with the new VRA curfew, they won't have time in any case, and then puts a pro-hero poster on the new VRA curfew sign. As they talk about the VRA, Clark notices a man walking by with flowers and gets an idea. Lois suggests that they snuggle at home, but Clark says there's an emergency and races off. A few seconds later, he calls the nearby phone booth. When Lois answers it, he tells her to look up. Flower petals fall from the sky and Clark proposes to her. Lois accepts and they kiss...

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Episode Notes
Unused footage from "Lazarus" is used for Lois' flashback conversation with Chloe.

To avoid paying for additional actors for only a few seconds of screen time, the producers have extras stand in for Aquaman, Impulse, Cyborg, and Zatanna. Careful blocking and the use of hoodies make the extras' faces invisible.

Episode Quotes
Clark: You don't make it easy to ask a simple question. But that's what makes you... you. The woman I want to spend my life with. The woman... that I love. Lois Lane, will you marry me?
Lois: Yes.

Cat Grant: Oh, my God! Lois Lane--are you expecting?
Lois: Spread that rumor, and you can expect my fist in your face.

Oliver: So, I think anyone who commits himself to a lifetime of Lois deserves all the moral support they can get.

Carter Hall: All I can say is, when it comes to planning the wedding, just nod. A lot.
Oliver: Well, you would know, right? I mean, you married Shayera, what, a hundred times now?
Dr. Emil Hamilton: Well, I've heard of relationships that withstand the test of time, but that's remarkable. Oh, or not, I suppose. For you.

Carter Hall: Even though I married Shayera a hundred times, I had to lose her as well. Now, I know I don't usually get all warm and fuzzy, but, uh, I am sorry. About Chloe.
(long pause)
Oliver: You're not going to hug me now, are you?
Carter Hall: No.
Oliver: Okay.
Carter Hall: Just saying, I understand that it's time like these, you miss them most.
Oliver: Well, let's hope they never have to feel that kind of loss.
Carter Hall: No relationship can avoid that possibility. If I've learned anything in the last, oh, 3,000 years, it's that fear should never decide love.
Oliver: Well said.

Clark: Why didn't you call me?
Oliver: It's my fault. I figured you could use some time alone with Lois.
Carter Hall: I told the human speedbag you'd want to know when he got his bell rung.

Trotter: What a beautiful ring. Congratulations.
Lois: Military's not big on accessories, huh?
Trotter: Only if they're medals.

Carter Hall: Besides, I've adopted a rule over the centuries. Don't go underground until you're dead.

Oliver: Listen, I was thinking about Slade and that Mega-Mart Darkness thing...
Carter Hall: "Omega."
Oliver: Well, whatever.

Carter Hall: I've seen this level of hatred before. Humanity's darkest hours. Spanish Inquisition. The Third Reich.
Clark: You're saying the Darkness has been here before?
Carter Hall: Several times. And every time it looked like the world would be consumed by hatred and darkness, another force arose. A much brighter one. To send the Darkness back.

(as Carter fumbles with a computer)
Oliver: Really?
Carter Hall: I miss my typewriter.
Oliver: You miss the telegraph. Just get away, eight-track.

Slade Wilson: I was wondering how long you'd hide and let your friends take the fall.
Clark: I heard the explosion. You were in it, how did you...?
Slade Wilson: Survive? Let's just say the Reaper can swing his sickle at me, but I'm beyond Death's stroke now.

Lois: I'll get you help, okay?
Carter Hall: No. It's too late. Hey, I'm a pro at dying, remember?

Cultural References
Lois: G.I. Joe, when are you going to accept that you can't beat the real American heroes?

G.I. Joe, a Real American Hero, is the action figure toy that came out in 1964. It was relaunched as Real American Heroes, and generated an animated cartoon.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperAlfred Gough  |  Miles Millar
Executive ProducerTom Welling  |  Joe Davola  |  Mike Tollin  |  Brian Robbins  |  Brian Peterson (1)  |  James Marshall (3)  |  Kelly Souders
Co-Executive ProducerTuri Meyer  |  Jae Marchant  |  Tim Scanlan  |  Al Septien
Supervising ProducerAnne Cofell  |  Jordan Hawley  |  Rob Maier (1)
ProducerTom Flores  |  Holly Henderson  |  Don Whitehead
Co-ProducerScott Graham (3)
Associate ProducerCristina Verano  |  Christopher Petry
Production DesignerJames Philpott
EditorRon Spang
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)
Production CoordinatorShalla Edl
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)
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
"A" Camera OperatorJim Stacey
Key HairstylistSarah Koppes
Special Effects SupervisorMike Walls
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