Jonathan works on his truck outside while Martha speaks to Clark inside, reminding him not to use the upstairs toilet (it is clogged), and suggesting dinner choices. Outside, Jonathan bangs his knuckle. Martha has to remove Clark’s earphones and repeat herself; Jonathan calls for help from outside. Clark goes to help his father, lifting the back of the truck so Jonathan can reach the exhaust bracket he needs to repair. That done, Jonathan slides out and Clark lowers the truck. It is the Kents’ anniversary and they are celebrating with a visit to Metropolis, leaving Clark alone for a few days. Just before they embark, Clark hands them a card – slightly pizza stained, but his heart’s in the right place...Read the full recap
Lex: I hear you’re taking a tour of my plant tomorrow.
Chloe: It’s a class field trip.
Lex: What’d you do wrong?
Jonathan: Metropolis. Do you… do you miss it?
Martha: But I didn’t move to Smallville for action and glamour. I moved because… a certain man told me we’d never be rich… or travel the world, but he’d always love me. How could I pass up an offer like that?
Lionel Luthor: What’s your assessment of this lunatic?
Jonathan: He’s sick, he’s desperate, and he blames your plant for his condition
Earl: I’m not the bad guy. I’m just trying to get better.
Lex: How are you going to get better by killing a bunch of kids?
Gabe Sullivan: This is it. The plant’s mission control. One hundred thousand tons of animal waste are processed here every year. Trust me, the results can be pretty explosive. So… if any of you have had beans for lunch… I’m going to have to ask you to leave!
Chloe: Among his peers he’s considered witty!
The Magic Bullet
Seconds after Earl shoots the camera in the control room, we see that all of the monitors show snow. Failure, even catastrophic, of the control room camera would not affect the operation of cameras in other parts of the plant; those monitors should have continued to display their views.