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Smallville: Hydro

When the Daily Planet's gossip columnist, Linda Lake, publishes a story on Clark, Lana and Lex using details from a private conversation, Lana accuses Chloe of betraying her. Lois begins to suspect Oliver might be the man behind Green Arrow.

Episode Info

Episode number: 6x10
Production Number: 2T7710
Airdate: Thursday January 11th, 2007


Special Guest Stars
Tori SpellingTori Spelling
As Linda Lake

Guest Stars
Aaron AshmoreAaron Ashmore
As Jimmy Olsen
Justin HartleyJustin Hartley
As Oliver Queen

Co-Guest Stars
Shawn ReisShawn Reis
As Mike Dawson
Christian VincentChristian Vincent
As Lex's Security Guard
Maria MarlowMaria Marlow
As Lake's Publisher
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


At the Daily Planet, new gossip columnist Linda Lake arrives and immediately orders Chloe to make copies for her. Chloe objects and notes that Linda runs iffy stories like the one on baseball player Mike Dawson and his alleged steroid use. Linda claims that she runs the truth and isn’t worried. However, as she leaves, Dawson approaches her and insists she won’t ruin any more lives. He chases her and she runs around the corner of a building into a plaza with a fountain… and disappears. Dawson searches for her and suddenly something in the fountain grabs him and holds his head under until he drowns...

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Episode Quotes
Lana: (on Lex's proposal) When I actually heard those words, there was something that wouldn't let me say yes.
Chloe: Something like... Clark?
Lana: When I was with Clark, I would've said yes without hesitating.

Jimmy Olsen: ScoopGirl?
Lois: HotShot485? (turns around) You've gotta be kidding me?!
Jimmy Olsen: Look, I'm not the one up all night tooling the internet for Green Arrow pics. Don't you have a boyfriend?
Lois: Do you have the photos?
Jimmy Olsen: You got the cash?
Lois: I on't get it. Of all the photographers in Metropolis, how is it that you end up with the first shots of our merry archer?
Jimmy Olsen: My connections.
Lois: No, really?

Lois: This is it? A bunch of arms and legs? Nice work, HotShot. I mean, you didn't even manage to catch one shot of his face. All these tell me about Green Arrow is that he needs a band-aid.
Jimmy Olsen: Well, at least you got a good look at that.

Lex: (reading from the newspaper) "When I was with Clark, I would've said yes without hesitating." You know the worst part of waiting? Was dwelling on all the reasons why you might be stalling. At least now I know.
Lana: Lex, I'm sorry.

Lex: So, you really think you can convince her? Think you can talk her out of making the biggest mistake of her life by marrying me?
Clark: We both know that you swept in after...
Lex: After you crushed her?
Clark: You knew she was vulnerable and you played her until she thought she was in love with you.
Lex: If you really see Lana as that naive, you obviously don't think as much of her as I do.
Clark: It must be eating at you that she's hesitating, wondering why she hasn't given you an answer.
Lex: I guess it would... if I didn't know what the answer was gonna be. You see, I highly doubt she'll say no, Clark... now that she's carrying my child.

Jimmy Olsen: Preliminary investigations calling it suicide but how's a guy who's larger than life drown in two feet of water?
Chloe: Well, his career was over. And, Lake was right, the coroner's report says that Dawson was juiced up on muscle mixers.
Jimmy Olsen: Chloe, come on. You're gonna tell me that someone on a 'roid rage is gonna lie down in a koi pond and call it a day?

Lois: Smallville, sorry about the article. It's bad enough to have a broken heart but to have it splashed all over the newspapers.
Clark: I guess that's what reporters do, don't they?
Lois: Okay, I think that little zinger just ricocheted off Linda Lake and hit me.

Lois: What would you do if, one day, you realised someone close to you had a serious hero complex?
Clark: Hero complex?
Lois: Hiding his true identity from everyone he supposedly cares about. You can't tell me you wouldn't find something wrong with that?

Clark: You knew that Lana was pregnant, didn't you?
Chloe: Clark, before you unload your anger on me, can I just say that I think it is incredibly unfair that everyone trusts me to keep their secrets and then they turn around and they throw me attitude for keeping someone else's secret! Look, I'm sorry that I had to take a two-second breather from hiding the fact that you are an alien from another planet to protect someone else for a change! God! You had that coming, you know?
Clark: For the record, I prefer intergalactic traveller over alien from another planet.

Clark: I've been thinking, maybe your Oliver theory isn't so far out there. And, if he is the Green Arrow, you deserve to know the truth.
Lois: Really? Because I've been doing some thinking of my own and maybe I don't want to know. I went through all the articles on Green Arrow's crimes and what if we just got off on the wrong foot? I mean the whole rob from the rich to give to the poor thing, that wins him some points, right?
Clark: Are you feeling okay?
Lois: No! I'm not alright, Clark! I think I'm in love with Oliver! I don't know how you ever let Lana go if you felt this way because I swear the guy could tell me he was from Mars right now and I would find a way to dismiss it as an endearing quirk.
Clark: Lois, you're like a pitbull on a pant leg, you're never gonna let this go until you know for sure.
Lois: I hate that you know me like that.

Lois: Your secret's safe with me, Oliver. (kisses Green Arrow) You're, um...
Oliver Queen: A hell of a thank you.
(Lois slaps Green Arrow who speeds away)
Jimmy Olsen: Whoa!
Oliver Queen: Did you just call him 'Oliver'?
Lois: It was just a hunch.

Linda Lake: But, I must say, I am impressed. Here you were, sitting on a story that could've earned you a major headline. You chose to protect your friend instead.
Chloe: Not a hard decision to make when you actually care about someone.
Linda Lake: Well, it's values like that that keep your career in the basement!

Chloe: How are the secret adventures of Lois and Jimmy?
Jimmy Olsen: Busted, huh?
Chloe: Oh my God, what happened to your face?
Jimmy Olsen: Oh, should see the other guy.

Jimmy Olsen: I had his face in the crosshairs! How could he be there one second and then just gone with the nineties?!
Chloe: Gone as in faster than a 1000th of a second shutter speed?
Jimmy Olsen: Yeah, weird. Always thought he was supercool, I didn't realise he was superhuman.

Chloe: Oh, I'm sorry, Lois. Finish the story. This is the best part.
Lois: Well, he was holding me in his arms and, Ollie's a good kisser, don't get me wrong, but that Green Arrow, he can teach Ollie a thing or two.

Chloe: Lana... I would never do anything to hurt you.
Lana: That's what Clark always says.

Clark: Lana... I hope Lex makes you very happy.

Lex: (to Lana) A million dollars for your thoughts. Sorry, my comic timing is the first to go after my nerves. You know, in all my life, I've-I've never made an offer when I was afraid of the answer. Till now.

Lana: I went to see Clark.
Lex: And?
Lana: And, I love him. I love both of you and maybe I always will. Lex, I couldn't say yes to you knowing that I might look back with regrets. You deserve better than that.
Lex: Lana, with the life I've led, I go to bed praying every night that I don't get what I deserve. You get bitter... and vengeful... and then you meet someone... who's so good that she might be the one person who could learn to love you. I would wait forever for that.
Lana: You don't have to. I'm done looking back. I have someone right in front of me who I know trusts me and who lets me see sides of him no-one else does.
Lex: So, just for clarification.
Lana: Yes, Lex Luthor. I will marry you.

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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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