Tess is at the manor working with one of Lex’s former scientists, Dr. Arthur Grohl. He’s analyzing the blue crystal her team recovered from the Arctic and determines it’s an alien computer system of some sort. Tess is skeptical and Grogh proposes focusing a sonic burst through it. Tess gives him the go ahead and he fires the burst. A beam of blue energy shoots out of the crystal, through the ceiling, and out into space...Read the full recap
Tess: You know, Lex Luthor may have been wowed by your high-tech smoke and mirrors, Dr. Grohl, but I’ve come to expect more hardcore evidence from boys and their toys.
Lois: You know endorphins? They're hormones that are released when the body performs a certain activity.
Clark: Like when you play a sport.
Lois: Or there's another kind of activity two people share, repetitive motion, builds to a climax.
Clark: Thank you.
Clark: Lois! Lois, wait!
Lois: What!? Oh, sorry to rain on your orgy, Smallville. I think I scared off your date
Clark: Where'd she go?
Lois: Probably to find you two a motel room.
Clark: You don't understand.
Lois: What's not to understand?! You were pulling a 9 1/2 Weeks in the elevator! I mean it may not get you a membership in the mile-high club, but, hey you got to start somewhere!
Lois: Look, he's about as attracted to me as a Red Sox fan to the Yankees.
Tess: Do you kickbox, Chloe? I find it helps me focus my anger.
Chloe: Maybe I should rush over to the dojo because I have a lot of it building up right now.
In the scene where Maxima confronts Tess in the mansion there seems to be a bit of a problem with one of the props.
Maxima launches (slides) Tess across the floor and into a pedestal holding a decorative vase. When Tess collides with the pedestal the vase falls from it and onto her before rolling off of her and onto the floor, where it crumbles.
The fact that the vase rolled off of Tess intact and then broke a few moments after being on the floor made the scene unintentionally hilarious.