"Shield" is the second episode of season ten of the live-action superhero fantasy series Smallville and the 198th episode of the series overall. It was directed by Glen Winter with a script written by Jordan Hawley. It first aired on the CW Network on October 1st, 2010.

Synopsis Edit

Cast Edit

Principal Cast Edit

Guest Stars Edit

Co-Stars Edit

Crew Edit

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • This episode is production code number 3X6002.
  • This is the first episode of the series with Andrew Landis as a story editor.
  • This is the first appearance of Keri Lynn Pratt in the role of Cat Grant. She makes four appearances on the series in total. She appears next in "Isis".

Comic connections Edit

  • Cat Grant is a fictional comic book character who had a recurring supporting role in Superman comic book titles published by DC Comics. She first appeared in Adventures of Superman #424 in January, 1987.
  • Carter Hall is a Golden Age DC Comics character and the first of such characters to adopt the heroic guise of Hawkman. Carter Hall was a human and an archaeologist who wore a special wing harness to fly and used medieval weaponry as his crime-fighting arsenal. He first appeared in Flash Comics #1 in 1940 and later became a member of the Justice Society of America.

Quotes Edit


  • Clark Kent: You want to tell me what you got caught up in? Someone did just try to kill you.
  • Cat Grant: I was valedictorian. I mean, trust me, nobody wants to kill a valedictorian.


  • Carter Hall: I'd like you to have something. It was given to me by my wife. It's a story, about two star-crossed lovers. Prince Khufu and Shayera were murdered by an evil man, but their love was so strong they were bonded for all eternity. Lifetime after lifetime they were reborn, to find their one true love. Only to lose each other in death again.
  • Lois Lane: That's a terrible story.
  • Carter Hall: I like it.
  • Lois Lane: If you're into the whole Egyptian "Groundhog Day" thing.
  • Carter Hall: After many years, Khufu grew tired of always waiting to find his beloved. So he traveled the world, seeking other women, trying to forget Shayera. Unable to rid her from his heart, he returned home, resigned to his fate. No sooner did he arrive at the palace than he saw her. She was there all along but he didn't recognize her because the time wasn't right. He needed to wait, because it made their love stronger. And their kiss that much sweeter.


  • Carter Hall: You know, the philosopher Nietzsche believed we shouldn't live for the future, but for the present. He thought that people who chased after some far-off future dream were really running away from their true destiny.
  • Lois Lane: Yeah, well, Nietzsche can call me a chicken if he wants, but he has never dated someone like Clark Kent.
  • Carter Hall: It wouldn't have mattered. To him, the true hero was the person who embraced the life that he or she was given and made it better. He called that person "Übermensch."
  • Lois Lane: A superman.
  • Carter Hall: Nietzsche believed we could all be one. In our own way.


  • Rick Flag: You should be thanking me. I just handed you the hit of a lifetime.
  • Deadshot: Why would I thank you for something fate gave me? Somewhere out there, we all got a bullet with our name on it.


  • Cat Grant: People need to see someone's heart to believe in them. We need to be inspired by people who stand out in the light. Not people who shrink into the shadows. We need a good old American hero, red, white, and blue. Or at least red and blue.


  • Tess Mercer: Trust never was the golden rule for the kids in this clubhouse.

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