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Smallville: Arrow

After writing an article about the 'Green Arrow Bandit', Lois is kidnapped. Lex lets Lana in on his latest project, studying the mysterious black box.


Episode Info


Episode number: 6x4
Production Number: 2T7704
Airdate: Thursday October 19th, 2006


Alternate Airdates:

NL (Net 5) Jul 26, 2009

  • Currently 9.2/10
9.2/10 (9 Votes cast)

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Guest Stars
Justin HartleyJustin Hartley
As Oliver Queen
Recurring
David McIlwraithDavid McIlwraith
As Milo / SafeTex Owner

Co-Guest Stars
Bill MondyBill Mondy
As Dr. Edward Grohl
Recurring
French TicknerFrench Tickner
As Mr. Westcott
Recurring
Main Cast
Tom WellingTom Welling
As Clark Kent / Kal-El
Erica DuranceErica Durance
As Lois Lane
Allison MackAllison Mack
As Chloe Sullivan
Michael RosenbaumMichael Rosenbaum
As Lex Luthor
Kristin KreukKristin Kreuk
As Lana Lang
John GloverJohn Glover
As Lionel Luthor
Annette OAnnette O'Toole
As Martha Kent

Recap

Martha attends a fund-raising party with Lionel, and wearing a necklace he loaned her and insisted on her wearing there. Meanwhile, Lois antagonizes one of the guests and her date, Oliver, quickly gets her out. He steps out to get a drink while Martha gives a speech. However, a masked bowman wearing green comes in and takes her necklace. Lois goes after the thief, who is escaping up an elevator shaft on a motorized crossbow winch/pulley. In the struggle she manages to grab a ring from a chain around his neck before he escapes upward...

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Episode Quotes
Oliver Queen: Okay, now remember, this is a party.
Lois: I know, I know. Stay away from religion, politics and bad dye jobs.

SafeTex Owner: You told Mr. Luthor that you almost caught the guy yet you expect me to believe you didn't see anything?
Lois: Look, Lionel Luthor pays SafeTex what? A gazillion dollars for personal security? So, don't blame me if you let a boy scout with an archery badge crash his party.

Oliver Queen: This is funny, it's just, you know, the way Lois talked about you, I thought you were gonna be a little more of a...
Lois: I could use some water.
Clark: More what?
Oliver Queen: Well...
Clark: Of a geek?
Lois: Well, you're not exactly jumping the velvet ropes at nightclubs.
Clark: It's really nice to see that Lois has found someone who can overlook her personality.
Oliver Queen: Ah, well, don't worry about it, Clark. You know, I mean if I lived under the same roof as such a beautiful woman, I probably would've masked my feelings in sarcasm, too.

Lois: (to Clark and Oliver) Okay, if you boys are done marking your territory which, for clarification, is not me, I have a front page article that's missing a few key details. Good night, boys. Now, play nice.

Chloe: Let me guess, you need help researching your next article.
Lois: Yeah, The Inquisitor's search engine consists of a highlighter and the Yellow Pages.
Chloe: Does Mrs. Kent know that you're still moonlighting on her?
Lois: Are you kidding me? I've got this double identity thing down. And, besides, I told her all about it this morning.
Chloe: Alright. So, what's the story worth bringing out the alter Lois?
Lois: Actually, you know, now that we're both in the same biz, I probably shouldn't be leaking my story.
Chloe: I can't believe you don't trust me.
Lois: It's not all of you I don't trust, it's just one little side of you.
Chloe: Lois, I'm not gonna scoop your story but watching you bumble through our database is like watching Clark try and dance.

Lana: Mr. Luthor, if you called me here to discuss my relationship with Lex...
Lionel: 'Cause that would be wildly inappropriate, wouldn't it? Unless, of course, you consider the last time you and I spoke, we were discussing which one of us was going to kill Lex.
Lana: He wasn't himself.
Lionel: But, you were. Completely yourself.

Lana: Mr. Luthor, I care about Lex...
Lionel: Mmm.
Lana: But, part of being with him is protecting Lex from himself. I'm not naive, I know that comes with the territory.
Lionel: Apparently, Lex has finally found his equal.

Oliver Queen: This guy steals your boss' necklace and then gases you and your cousin all within a 24 hour period? I'd say he's got a thing for you.
Lois: Well, when you're my editor, I'll remember to care what you think.
Oliver Queen: You know that whole sugar and spice thing? Never really took with you, did it?

Clark: Who are you?
Green Arrow: Haven't you read? I'm the Green Arrow.
Clark: Well, I hope you enjoyed your cult status while it lasted.
Green Arrow: I think you're taking the whole neighbourhood watch thing a bit to seriously.

Chloe: So, how'd you let this guy slip through your fingers?
Clark: This Green Arrow Bandit's got a lot of gadgets.
Chloe: Gadgets? Against the man of steel?
Clark: He's good, all right?

Chloe: Green Arrow Bandit - is that really the name Lois came up with? If you ask me, I'd lose the 'Bandit' but not my story.
Clark: You know, with your competitive streak, I'm surprised you forfeited this one to Lois.
Chloe: Ha! Competition?! Lois?! I'm chalking this one up to pro bono.
Clark: Yeah, right.
Chloe: Okay, so, idle hands aren't really my thing.

Goon: How much do you know about the Green Arrow?
Lois: I should've known he wouldn't have the stones to face me in person.

Goon: Who's the Green Arrow?
Lois: Bandit! Green Arrow Bandit! And, like you don't know. That arrow fling wannabe put you guys up to this.

Green Arrow: I saved you.
Lois: Yeah, from goons who were trying to find you. They're not the only one with a V for Vendetta on your little leather ass!
Green Arrow: Little? I really been working the glutes lately, too.
Lois: Did the humour come with the costume?
Green Arrow: Did the Tomb Raider routine come from wanting daddy's attention?

Chloe: You know who he is, don't you?
Clark: As a favour to me, please don't.
Chloe: And, he knows who you are. Well, I guess there's some sort of secret code of honour among superheroes.

Oliver Queen: It's really incredible. You know, you have every newspaper in the country calling this guy the Green Arrow. He's got a real following.
Lois: Yeah, well, so did Charles Manson.
Oliver Queen: I know this is a rare moment for you but, um, maybe you're overreacting. It's not like this guy's a killer.
Lois: Ollie, he's a threat to Metropolis and I'm not gonna stop until I find out who he is. Trust me, you don't know the Green Arrow like I do.

Oliver Queen: I didn't realise I was such a fascinating subject. Been reading up on me. You an Lois ought to start a fan club.
Clark: You gonna tell her?
Oliver Queen: I dunno, Clark. You know, you seem to be doing a pretty good job skating by with this farm boy charade.
Clark: You can't be with someone unless they know who you really are. Trust me, I've tried.

Oliver Queen: Is that why you hate me, Clark? 'Cause I'm just another silver spoon fed rich boy, is that it? Or is it because I'm not willing to play the martyr like you?
Clark: You can play this game as long as you want. But, sooner or later, you're gonna hurt her. You know that.

Oliver Queen: For the record, Lionel bought that off a notorious Bosnian warlord. Used i to launder LuthorCorp money.
Clark: So, why give it to me?
Oliver Queen: Well, you seem to have a crystal clear idea of what's right and what's wrong. You decide who it belongs to.
Clark: It's not as clear as it used to be. You really think it's right to steal as long as it goes to a good cause?
Oliver Queen: If the end justifies the means, absolutely yes.
Clark: I'll never feel that way.

Oliver Queen: Clark, you have abilities I couldn't even dream of. And, I admire that you use them to save the people you're close to.
Clark: But?
Oliver Queen: There's a whole world of people out there, Clark. They need us. With your potential... you can't wait for them to come to you. When you're ready to do something about that, you let me know.



Cultural References
Lois: William Tell's not the only one who walked away with a serious party favor.

William Tell was a legendary hero, famed for being an expert marksman with a crossbow.

Lionel: Miss Lang, Lex is using every resource available to him to unlock the mystery of that Pandora's Box that he somehow managed to get a hold of.

Pandora's Box is part of a Greek legend whereby Zeus created a woman, Pandora, as punishment on mankind. Prometheus had stolen the secret of fire as a gift to mankind which enraged Zeus. Pandora was given a box and told not to open it but eventually she did and released the misfortunes of mankind.

Lois: Yeah, from goons who were trying to find you. They're not the only one with a V for Vendetta on your little leather ass!

V for Vendetta is a graphic novel written by Alan Moore and drawn primarily by David Lloyd. It is about a freedom fighter known as "V" who wears a cloak and a Guy Fawkes mask. He works to bring down the UK government in a dystopian near future as well as pursuing his own personal vendetta. It was made into a movie in 2005 adapted by the Wachowski brothers and directed by James McTeigue, and starred Hugo Weaving as V.

Green Arrow: Did the Tomb Raider routine come from wanting daddy's attention?

Tomb Raider is a video game by Core Design which features Lara Croft as the heroine. Lara usually carries two pistols.

Lois: Now, let's take off those glasses and unveil our Prince of Thieves, shall we?

Prince of Thieves is a reference to the 1991 adventure movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Traditionally, Robin Hood wore green and was skilled with a bow and arrow.

Oliver Queen: It's really incredible. You know, you have every newspaper in the country calling this guy the Green Arrow. He's got a real following.
Lois: Yeah, well, so did Charles Manson.

Charles Manson was the leader of the Manson Family, a cult-like commune, and directed its members to murder people.



Episode References
Lionel: 'Cause that would be wildly inappropriate, wouldn't it? Unless, of course, you consider the last time you and I spoke, we were discussing which one of us was going to kill Lex.
Lana: He wasn't himself.

This is a reference to Zod.



Other Episode Crew

DeveloperAlfred Gough  |  Miles Millar
OtherJerry Siegel (Superman Created By)  |  Joe Shuster (Superman Created By)
Main Title ThemeRemy Zero
 
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