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Smallville: Collateral

The VRA releases the captured heroes, who regroup and discover that they have all lost their powers, and remember Chloe Sullivan conducting medical experiments on them. The shock drives Oliver insane, and he receives a visitor... Chloe, who insists that things aren't what they seem.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 10x12
Production Number: 3X6012
Airdate: Friday February 04th, 2011

Director: Morgan Beggs
Writer: Jordan Hawley

Alternate Airdates:

UK (E4) Aug 23, 2011

Guest Stars
Alaina HuffmanAlaina Huffman
As Black Canary
Ted WhittallTed Whittall
As Rick Flagg
Ted WhittallTed Whittall
As Rick Flagg
Bradley StrykerBradley Stryker
As Deadshot
Bradley StrykerBradley Stryker
As Deadshot
Lori Ann TrioloLori Ann Triolo
As Trotter
Lori Ann TrioloLori Ann Triolo
As Trotter

Co-Guest Stars
Darcy HindsDarcy Hinds
As VRA Soldier
Main Cast
Tom WellingTom Welling
As Clark Kent / Kal-El
Erica DuranceErica Durance
As Lois Lane
Erica DuranceErica Durance
As Lois Lane
Justin HartleyJustin Hartley
As Oliver Queen
Justin HartleyJustin Hartley
As Oliver Queen
Allison MackAllison Mack
As Chloe Sullivan
Allison MackAllison Mack
As Chloe Sullivan


Lois is at the Kent farm, trying to get through to the VRA agency. When someone finally answers, she knocks over a glass running to the floor, but the representative has nothing to tell her. Lois threatens her without success and the representative hangs up. As Lois cleans up the glass, she hears Clark come in the front door and runs to hug him. However, she soon realizes that he seems distracted. Lois explains that the VRA released her a couple of days ago, and Clark explains that the VRA captured the heroes at Carter's funeral, but let them go. She goes to get him something to eat while Clark picks up the glass... and cuts his finger. He tells Lois that the government took away his powers, but he doesn't remember how. Lois doesn't remember anything either. As Clark starts to stand up, he is suddenly overwhelmed by flashbacks of being strapped to a table and someone conducting experiments on him: Chloe. He snaps out of it and tells her what he remembers of her cousin Chloe...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Johann StraussBlue Danube Waltzwaitng tone on VRA phone line

Episode Quotes
VRA Representative: Ma'am, don't get huffy.
Lois: No, I am not getting huffy. I am a general's daughter, I don't even know how to get huffy, okay? I do happy, I do sad, and I do "stop giving me the runaround, bitch, or I will come for you."

Chloe: Hello, Oliver.
Oliver: I'm not sure what these drugs are called, but they are working.
Chloe: You're not hallucinating, Oliver, and you're not insane. Trust me.
Oliver: Really? Well, that's kind of hard to believe, considering you just materialized out of a wall.

Lois: Everything in this world that you see and hear is telling you that you shouldn't trust her. But I can tell that your heart is saying the opposite, and if I know one thing, it's that Clark Kent's heart is usually right.

Clark: How'd you do it? Trust me. I mean, back then before you found out.
Chloe: I had my suspicions.
Clark: That's what I mean. You knew that I was lying to you, and still you looked me in the eye every day and you trusted me.
Chloe: I guess that's the true test of believing in someone. Knowing that their lies are there to protect you. It's not really trust if you ask someone to explain themselves.
Clark: But that's hard.
Chloe: It's really hard.
Clark: You never gave up.
Chloe: And I never will.

Cultural References
Chloe: I'm pretty much Chloe in the Sky with Diamonds.

John Lennon's 1967 song for The Beatles is "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds."

Oliver: So where is this emergency exit out of Narnia?

Narnia is the fictional magical kingdom and country found in the works of C.S. Lewis and his Chronicles of Narnia series.

Oliver: All right, Alice, where's the rabbit hole out of here?

in the 1865 novel Alice in Wonderland, Alice enters Wonderland by falling down a rabbit hole.

Chloe: But I only have a few minutes to unplug this little Truman Show and get you back to the land of the living.

The Truman Show is a 1998 movie about a man raised in a fake town and whose life is broadcast without his knowledge as a scripted reality show.

Chloe: I told you, Dorothy, this is all a dream.

At the end of The Wizard of Oz (1939), Dorothy Gale is told that her trip to Oz is just a dream.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperAlfred Gough  |  Miles Millar
Executive ProducerTom Welling  |  Joe Davola  |  Mike Tollin  |  Brian Robbins  |  Brian Peterson (1)  |  Kelly Souders  |  James Marshall (3)
Co-Executive ProducerJae Marchant  |  Al Septien  |  Turi Meyer
Supervising ProducerRob Maier (1)  |  Anne Cofell  |  Jordan Hawley
ProducerTom Flores  |  Don Whitehead  |  Holly Henderson
Associate ProducerChristopher Petry  |  Cristina Verano
EditorVikash Patel
CastingCoreen Mayrs  |  Heike Brandstatter
First Assistant DirectorJacquie Gould
Second Assistant DirectorSean Osmack
MusicLouis Febre
Music EditorChris McGeary
Costume DesignerMelanie Williams
Set DecoratorAndrea French
Property MasterAleya Naiman
Construction CoordinatorTom Hunt (2)
Assistant EditorCedric Nairn-Smith
Supervising Sound EditorMichael E. Lawshe
Re-Recording MixerGary D. Rogers
OtherJerry Siegel (Superman Created By)
Story EditorGenevieve Sparling  |  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
Camera AssistantRon Biglow
Key HairstylistSarah Koppes
Special Effects SupervisorMike Walls
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