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] Clark Kent and Lana Lang, welcome to your destiny. You've destroyed me in every way, so now I'm going to take away what matters most to you. Lana Lang
: Lex? Lex Luthor
: Do you know what people remember about the greatest star-crossed romances? Not how the lovers met, but the way the relationship tragically ended. The skin Lana's wearing was designed to absorb enough meteor rock that you'll never be able to go near her again. Clark Kent
: You're a coward, Lex. Come out here. Face us! Lex Luthor
: No, Clark. It's time for you to face your defining moment. You can walk away, sacrifice innocent lives to stay together, or defuse the bomb and sacrifice your love forever.
: I know how much it hurts right now, Clark, but if you go after Lex like this, you *will* kill him. Clark Kent
: After what he's done to us, Lana, he needs to be stopped. Lana Lang
: I promise you... I will help you to punish Lex. But if you kill him, you will lose so much more than just us being together. Clark... you'll lose *yourself*.
: [Lana has Kryptonite running through her body
] Clark I don't want to hurt you Clark Kent
: Lex already took care of that, did you talk to Dr Groll? Can they do anything? Lana Lang
: [shakes her head
] No Clark Kent
: I'll do everything I can, I'll find a way to fix this Lana Lang
: They tried everything, you can't reverse the process Lana Lang
: I love you, I always will but I know what I want to do now Clark Kent
: Lana don't leave, don't leave again, stay, even if we can't be together, I still want you in my life Lana Lang
] That's where you're stronger than me, to see you on the street everyday and not be able to touch you Lana Lang
: [Clark starts walking up the barn stairs affected by the Kryptonite but continues to walk toward Lana
] Clark stop Lana Lang
: [Clark kisses her but green lines begin spreading across his face as a result of the Kryptonite, he pulls back and drops to his knees
] Bye Clark
[she walks away then stops
] Lana Lang
: life is precious, it's amazing to protect something so precious Clark Kent
: You're amazing Lana Lang
: Remember that night at the monetary I introduced you to my parents, you told me I'd never be alone again, I'll be watching you, if I'm in your arms, we'll be together, we'll always be together, I love you
] Clark Kent
: [still on his knees
] I love you too
: [Lana is looking at her old necklace as Clark comes in and sees her
] I can't believe you kept this after all the pain it caused you Clark Kent
: I would never throw away something so important to me
[helps her put on the necklace
] Clark Kent
: I remember you wearing this in high school, I could never look at you without falling over Lana Lang
: Even after the chip got rid of all the Kryptonite, there was still some left, I talked to Dr Groul it wasn't the chip, it was me Clark Kent
: So as well as strength and speed, you can also destroy Kryptonite? Lana Lang
: No, Dr Groul said I absorbed it, Lex designed this as a weapon, what if he was targeting you? Clark Kent
: Lex doesn't have it, you do
: Do you have any idea who could've done this? Oliver Queen
: An angry shareholder maybe, he decided to attack the same day I took over Luthor Corp Lana Lang
: It's obvious who's behind this Clark Kent
: Lex Oliver Queen
: Y'know Lana I thought you'd be the first person Lex wanted to kill, you got under his skin the most or in it, that bio chem. you're commandeering was his lifeline, his last chance at recovery
: [after Lana finds a shard inside the destroyed Luther Corp containing Kryptonite with the Queen Industries logo on the back
] Why would Oliver keep it from me? Lana Lang
: It wouldn't be the first time, when I tracked Lex to Cuba, Oliver showed up, he was there to kill Lex Clark Kent
: We can't trust him Lana Lang
: We should at least show the shard to him, give him a chance to tell us Clark Kent
: No if he's so obsessed with killing Lex that he went behind my back, I don't want to pull him in any deeper
: Do you want to make a wish? Martha Kent
: I would love to make a wish. Lana Lang
: Okay. Abracadabra.
: Can you keep a secret? Clark Kent
: I'm the Fort Knox of secrets.
: Nietzsche? I didn't know you have a dark side, Clark. Clark
: Doesn't everyone? Lana
: So what are you: Man or Superman? Clark
: I haven't figured it out yet.
: Sometimes people can surprise you.
: [talking about Nietzsche
] So what are you? Man or superman? Clark Kent
: Haven't figured it out, yet.
: Clark wait. I just wasn't expecting to see anyone out here. Are you okay? Clark Kent
: I'm hanging out in a graveyard. Does that strike you as okay behavior?
: [to Clark after horseback riding
] It's good to know I can still beat you on something.
: I would do anything for Clark. Chloe Sullivan
: Even kill. What a lucky guy!
: Are you X-raying me? Lana Lang
: My God, that's amazing. You can do so much with this. Clark Kent
: Well, let's start with you not getting so up-close-and-personal with my vertebrae.
: While you've been busy, I've been practicing my cardiac arrest. Are you okay? Lana Lang
: Better than ever. Why? Chloe Sullivan
: I don't know. Only because there have been constant seismic tremors all around Smallville since 2 o'clock. Clark Kent
: That was probably us. Chloe Sullivan
: What do mini earthquakes have to do with you guys?
[realizes they had sex which caused the seismic tremors
] Chloe Sullivan
: Oh. I thought you said you couldn't. Lana Lang
: Normally, we can't. Clark Kent
: You guys talk about this? Lana Lang
: What? It's just Chloe.
: Lana, wait. Killing me would almost be a release. The only person who would really suffer is you. Lana Lang
: From guilt? I think I'll get over it.
: Your form's good but his gait's off. You might want to check your shoes. Lex Luthor. I'm a friend of your aunt's. Lana Lang
: Sneaking up like that. You're lucky you didn't get kicked. Lex Luthor
: You must be Lana. It's a pleasure to finally meet you. Lana Lang
: We've already met. Lex Luthor
: I seriously doubt I'd forget meeting you. Lana Lang
: You were a little preoccupied at the time. Lex Luthor
: I get the feeling I didn't make a great first impression. Lana Lang
: When I was ten, I went to Metropolis for a riding competition. Your father invited us to stay over. My aunt said you had an indoor pool. When I went to check it out, I found you and a girl skinny dipping. I think you were teaching her the breast stroke. Lex Luthor
: That was you? Wow. You're all grown up now.
[sees a case of ribbons, trophies, and plaques
] Lex Luthor
: Very impressive.
: Did you know you can see my house from here? Clark Kent
] No. Really?
[he moves the telescope, to take the focus off her house
] Clark Kent
: You know, we've lived a mile apart our whole lives and you've never come over. Lana Lang
: And you're wondering what I'm doing here now. Clark Kent
: Not that I don't enjoy the company, but yes, I was.
: Life is about change, sometimes it's painful, sometimes it's beautiful, but most of the time it's both.
: It's all your fault, Clark.
: Your mom said I could wait up here. I hope you don't mind. This is an amazing place. Clark Kent
: My dad built it. Calls it my "Fortress of Solitude."
: Hmm. So, uh, how's your Latin? Jason Teague
: About as good as my Italian, which I don't speak.
: I wanted to thank you. Once again, you managed to come to my rescue. Clark Kent
: Well, it's good to have the old Lana back. Isobel was, um... aggressively sexy. Lana Lang
: [a little mortified
] Oh, great. Possessed by an evil slut.
: I found out that Lex was the one that got Jason fired. I should have known that you would never do anything like that. Clark Kent
: Look, I wasn't thrilled when I heard about you and Jason. But I realized that the way I acted when we were together didn't make you happy. Lana Lang
: You know, I always resented you for keeping secrets from me. And I don't want to do the same thing to you. Clark, there's a reason that I came back to Smallville. When I was in Paris, I touched Isabel's tomb, and then there was this flash of light, and the next thing I remember is waking up in my apartment. And I had this
[she shows him the tattoo on the small of her back
] Clark Kent
: I've seen this before. On the cave wall. Lana Lang
: I should have told you this months ago, but I was too scared. Clark, you know those caves better than anyone else. Do you know what this symbol means? Clark Kent
: [obviously lying
] No. I'm sorry.
: Okay, what are we doing in the woods? Chloe's right behind me, and the moonlight nature hike? It's making her a little suspicious. Lana Lang
: [possessed by Isobel
] I thought it would be nice to get together with my girls before the party. Chloe Sullivan
] What party? Lois Lane
: Way to ruin the surprise. Chloe Sullivan
: Oh, you mean the party that you've been planning for the last month? Lois Lane
: You know about that? Chloe Sullivan
: Oh, hello! Investigative reporter. Nothing gets past me. Except why we're playing wood nymph when there's a party waiting for me with my name on it.
[Lana is holding Clark's birthday cake
] Lana Lang
: Make a wish. Clark Kent
: I've been wishing for the same thing ever since I was 5. Lana Lang
: And now? Clark Kent
: And now I don't have to, she's standing right here in front of me.
: Hi. Clark Kent
: Hi... Look last night meant a lot to me and if your scared it's okay. We can take it slow. Lana Lang
: Last night meant a lot to me too, but there are three friendships at stake here and I don't want to risk losing ours. Clark Kent
: We won't lose it. It'll just become something better. Lana Lang
: And what happens down the road if things don't work out. Will our friendship survive that? Clark Kent
: I don't know. Lana, I've wanted this for so long. I think it's worth the risk.
: I just wanted to see you. You kind of ran out on dinner. I thought your toast was really beautiful. Clark Kent
: I had a lot of inspiration. Lana Lang
: Sorry I've been so confused about us. It's just, um... I'm scared. Clark Kent
: So am I. Lana Lang
: You have so many secrets in your life. Clark Kent
: I know. I just don't want my feelings for you to be one of them. Lana Lang
: Neither do I.
: It's just it's not really my birthday. It's just some date that my parents picked off the calendar for the adoption papers. Lana Lang
: Maybe some of us want to celebrate the day you came into our lives.
: [gasps, shocked by the sight of all the weapons surrounding her in the storage room
] He calls this *safe*?
: Clark! Clark!
[Superman emerges from the wave of lead
] Lana Lang
: You're a mess.
: Lana, you know I really care about you. You're like... Lana Lang
: Clark Kent, I swear, if you say "I'm like a sister to you" I'm going back to Lex! Clark Kent
: Sorry, but I know you'll find that special person someday. Lana Lang
: [Kisses Clark
] So will you. You deserve it. Someone quiet, understanding, patient... Lois Lane
] Hey, Smallville! Get your tail in here! Perry's got an assignment for us!
: Put me down, you fashion-disabled Amazon!
[after Clark saves Lana from a machine-gun-toting student vigilante
: What I don't understand is... you're willing to walk into bullets for me, but you're not willing to share what's inside. Clark, if you don't open up to the people that love you, you'll always be alone. I can't believe you want to spend your life like that. Clark
: I may not have a choice. Lana
: You always have a choice.
: I'm sorry about what happened to your father, but going after innocent people isn't gonna bring him back. Van McNulty
: These freaks aren't people, Lana, okay? No matter how much they seem like it. Look at Jake. All right? He was my best friend for three years and I had no idea. You're being fooled, just like I was. Lana
: What do you mean? Van McNulty
: Clark Kent is one of them. Lana
: Why would you say that? Van McNulty
: I know he seemed perfectly normal, but I saw him catch a bullet, Lana, in is bare hands. He was a freak, just like the rest of them. Lana
: What do you mean "was"? Van McNulty
: Well, let's just say Clark Kent won't be able to hurt anyone now. Lana
: What did you do? Van McNulty
: Found his weakness. I made... special bullets. Lana
] No, you didn't... Van McNulty
: That freak got exactly what he deserved. Lana
: Clark is more human than you will ever be.
: [after Clark survives Van's assault
] Clark, how did you...? Clark
: [showing her his bulletproof vest
] It's all about dressing for the occasion. Lana
: What is that? Lead?
: Check out what my connection at the coroner's office gave me. You're not gonna see anything of this in Jake's official autopsy report. Believe it or not, they're gills. Lana
: That's disgusting. Clark
: Personally, I find the gaping bullet wound more disturbing. Lana
: Okay, if that shooter hadn't shown up when he did, I'd be dead. So forgive me if I don't have more sympathy for the gill boy who tried to drown me. Clark
: Jake was exposed to the meteor rocks. He didn't ask for them. Lana
: No, just like Greg Arkin didn't ask to become a bug boy, and Tina Greer didn't ask to become a bone morpher. Look, the fact is when they got their powers, they went psycho and tried to kill me. Tina even came back for seconds. Chloe's been attacked by more of these people than me. You remember Justin Gaines and Sean Kelvin? Chloe
: Yeah. One tried to psychically impale me with farm implements, and the other just wanted my body heat. Thanks for the memories. Clark
: I'm just saying a shot in the head is a little more extreme. Lana
: What about all the times that you've saved us from these people, Clark? What makes you so different from this shooter? Clark
: For starters, I've never killed anyone. Lana
: Then how do you explain Tina Greer? The police found her body impaled in the alley. Clark
: What happened to her she did to herself. I was protecting you. Lana
: Spoken like a true vigilante.
: Besides, it's not everyday that Lana Lang gets to save Clark Kent.
: I didn't mean to scare you. Lana Lang
: No, it's okay. I guess I'm still a little jumpy. Lex Luthor
: That's understandable. You had quite an ordeal. Lana Lang
: I just feel so stupid. It's not like I was even hurt. Lex Luthor
: No, no, this place has always been a safe haven for you. Now that's been violated.
: I was bullied for years. 'Till one day, I decided I had enough. Lana Lang
: What'd you do? Lex Luthor
: One of my father's chauffeurs was an ex-Navy SEAL. I convinced him to teach me to fight. Let's just say the next time I was cornered, the guy ended up needing serious dental work. Lana Lang
: I could never hurt anybody. Lex Luthor
: It's not about hurting people. It's about reclaiming your sense of control over your life. Isn't that what you want?
: Do you remember that guy in the photo with my mom? I kind of found out who he was. His name's Henry Small. I went to his house. Clark Kent
: How'd it go? Lana Lang
: Well, uh... he hates the Talon, hates the Luthors, compared me to the Nazis, and told me to never come back again.
: I got your letter. And yes, you did ambush me, but from the way you describe yourself, it might just be a habit you got from me. Lana Lang
: So you are my father? Henry Small
: I don't know. But I'm willing to find out.
: I think he may be my biological father. Chloe Sullivan
: Wow. Are you okay? Lana Lang
: I think so. I wanna find out everything there is to know about him. I thought maybe you could help. But if you don't feel comfortable, it's... Chloe Sullivan
: Actually, I'm flattered. It's nice that someone trusts me enough with their big family secret. Lana Lang
: Then you'll do it? Chloe Sullivan
: You know, I could tell you where he went to college, I can tell you how many outstanding parking tickets he has, I can even pull up his dental records and let you know if he flosses regularly. But if you really want to know who he is, I would suggest using the high-tech research device called the doorbell.
: [Clark is sitting in his loft on a cold winter's morning rehearsing in his head what he's about to say as Lana walks up quietly
] I brought gloves and a scarf like you asked. Clark
: [Clark gets up, his heart is racing
] I'm glad you came. Lana Lang
: Well to be honest, I don't think a mystery date is exactly what our relationship needs right now. Clark
: That's why I called. Lana Lang
: [Feeling his chest
] Oh my God! Your heart is racing. Clark
: That's because I'm terrified. Lana Lang
: What's going on? Clark
: Lana, the way you've been looking at me... I already know that I'm losing you... Lana Lang
: Clark... Clark
: ...and it's not your fault. There's something I should have shown you a long time ago.
[Lana looks up at him with loving curiousity as they enter the Kiwatche cave together and walk into the crystal chamber
] Lana Lang
: I've never seen this part before. How did you find it? Clark
: It was left here for me. Lana Lang
: For you? Clark
: I've gone through this in my head like a thousand times.
[Pulls the key out of his jacket pocket
: Lana, what I'm about to show you may change the way you feel about me. Lana Lang
: Clark, whatever it is it's okay. Clark
: [Clark places the key into the pedestal and they are both surrounded by beams of light
] It's okay.
[Lana looks around in amazement as Clark reaches out to Lana
: Do you trust me?
[Lana grabs Clark's hand and they are instantly transported to the Fortress of Solitude
] Lana Lang
: [In complete and utter amazement of the beautiful palace of ice before her eyes
] Oh my God!
[She turns back to Clark staring at him with wonder
: ...When you asked me if I believed in life on other planets, you had no idea how ironic that question was... I'm from a planet called Krypton. Lana Lang
: [Lana walks up to him placing her hand on his face ever so gently
] ... but you're just like everyone else.
[Clark looks at her and picks her up, gently and leaps into the air with amazing grace and flies hundreds of feet into the air and lands softly on an upper level of the fortress revealing a sprawling vista of ice crystals covering a nearly endless cavern of ice around them
] Lana Lang
: This isn't the first time you've done that is it? How long have you kept this a secret... and no one knew. Clark
: There were so many days I wanted to tell you. Lana Lang
: What makes today any different? Clark
: ...I want you to know who I really am.
[Clark pulls out a lump of coal and crushes it in his hand revealing a diamond. He pulls out a gold ring and with a burst of heat vision, seals the diamond to the gold ring. He leans down on one knee with Lana in front of him eagerly awaiting what he is about to say
: Will you marry me?
: [Lana walks up to the farm house as Clark walks out as the snow slowly falls around them
] I thought I wouldn't see you until tonight. Lana Lang
: Well I wanted to catch you before we got there. Clark
: ...Do I look any different to you now? Lana Lang
: ...Clark, you look like the same handsome guy I've always known. Clark
: Handsome as in I want to spend the rest of my life with you or... handsome as in I'm going to let you down easy? Lana Lang
: Handsome as in... Yes Clark. I'll marry you.
[They both embrace with the excitement of spending the rest of their lives together
: [Noticing that Lana has a LOT on her mind
] Okay. Spill it.
[Lana waits to respond
] Lois Lane
: Let me guess. Three words: tall, dark, and bumbling. Lana Lang
: Have you ever thought you knew someone so completely and then it turns out that there's this WHOLE other side to them. Lois Lane
: Well are we in arms dealer territory, or are we talking the Crying Game? Lana Lang
: Nothing like that. Lois Lane
: Then I guess the question is, does it change the way you feel about him? Lana Lang
: Maybe. Lois Lane
: Look I know this might not mean much coming from me but, I would be lucky to end up with someone as honorable as Clark someday.
: Let go. Where are you taking me? Zod
: Zod does not take orders. He gives them.
: The city's tearing itself apart. All those people. We have to help them. Zod
: Help them? Lana Lang
: With the powers Fine gave you, you could end the riots. You could save everyone, Lex. Zod
: Lex Luthor is dead. My name is Zod.
: Do you really think Zod cares what a primitive like you believes? Lana Lang
: If Lex is really dead, then why waste your time with a primitive like me? Zod
: To bear witness the end of the human era and the re-birth of Krypton? Lana Lang
: Krypton? Zod
: A shining jewel in a vast, dark universe. And you have the privilege of playing a part in its resurrection.
: Lana, this is crazy. Lana Lang
: That's the point. If life doesn't make you crazy then, why bother living it? I know that's how I want it.
: This isn't you. Lana Lang
: Why? Because I'm not doing exactly as I'm told? Because I'm not stuck in a corner hiding in a book? For once I am not afraid of life and nobody can handle it 'cause you all prefer the insecure little girl. Well, I'm sick of her and all of her talk about her dead parents.
] Lana Lang
: Did I say something embarrassing to you that I should know about? Clark Kent
] No. Lana Lang
: Good. Good. So how does it feel being on the top of the world? Or at least Smallville. Clark Kent
] I feel free.
: I found an arrowhead in Evans Field once, but never a baby in a crater. Lana Lang
: It's really weird. But what's even weirder is the way Clark is with him. Chloe Sullivan
: Let me guess, he's completely babyphobic. Lana Lang
: Actually, exactly the opposite. You should see the look in his eyes when he's holding that baby. It's like he's completely at ease. Not to mention he's a natural born baby burper. Clark Kent
] I've got the spit-up stains to prove it.
: Clark, things like this don't just happen. There's a reason he survived and that someone like you found him. Clark Kent
: We found him.
: [flipping through "The Velveteen Rabbit"
] This was his favorite book. Clark Kent
: Really? Lana Lang
: Yeah. Clark Kent
: It was my favorite book when I was a kid. I, um... I used to pretend that I was the rabbit. That I was just like him, and my parents had brought me to life with their love. Lana Lang
: My only hope is that Evan felt that way about us.
: How tasteless is this? I think they even used real meteor rocks. Chloe
: The American version of closure. You can only get over your grief when you figure out how to merchandise your tragedy.
: Any word on your friend Seth? Lana
: He's still in a coma. Uh, they don't know what he'll remember, if and when he ever wakes up. Lex, I'm sorry I let you down. I can't defend my behavior, magnetism or no magnetism. But I'd really like my job at the Talon back. Lex Luthor
[Lana is incredulous
] Lex Luthor
: I'm serious. The place needs you, and I make a lousy latte. Lana
: [unsure what to say
] Lex... Lex Luthor
: Lana, I did a lot worse things than steal a sports car when I was your age, and I'm the last guy to criticize someone for falling for the wrong person. But I'm sure the right guy is out there.
: Even though my compass was way off with Seth, he still had the courage to be honest with me. Clark Kent
: Then he used his abilities to manipulate you. Lana
: I am not condoning what he did. Believe me, I'm paying for it. It still felt good, caring for someone and... and having my feelings returned. I want that again. Clark Kent
: I don't expect you to wait forever for me. Lana
: Good. Because one of these days, someone's gonna come along that's right for me, and I'm going to want to be with that person. And you're gonna have to deal with that.
: Can I tell you a secret? Lana Lang
: That would be a first.
: Before you go, I just wanted to show you something. It's my family tree. Lana Lang
: You put me under 'sister'. Why? Chloe Sullivan
: Because I decided that my family wasn't about the people that didn't love me. It's about the people who do love me. No matter what. My friends.
: Don't look at me like that. Lana Lang
: Like... what way? Chloe Sullivan
: Like I'm some lovesick loser who's trying to hang onto something that she's never even had. Lana Lang
: Well, if you have feelings for Clark, maybe you should just tell him. Chloe Sullivan
: This isn't about me and Clark, Lana. This is about you violating my privacy. This office and everything in it is now off-limits.
[Lana starts to leave
] Chloe Sullivan
: Oh, and by the way, I did tell Clark how I felt. I poured my heart out to him when he was sick, and in his delirium, the one name he called out was "Lana".
: I'm glad you're here. I wanted to talk to you about what happened yesterday in the truck. Lana Lang
: Right. I, uh... I wanted to talk to you about that, too. Clark Kent
: I was way out of line. I was feeling vulnerable, but I don't expect... Lana Lang
: Clark, um... the reason I pulled away... is that I, uh... I met someone at the hospital. Clark Kent
: Oh. Lana Lang
: And I'm not sure how I feel about him. Clark Kent
: Well, I mean, the fact you're telling me about him means you already know.
: I should get back to the Talon. Clark Kent
: Hey, Lana? Thanks, for being honest. Lana Lang
: Well, it's the only way our relationship can last, right?
: So, I got a letter from the insurance carrier. Apparently my entire medical bill has been taken care of? Lex Luthor
: Well, who said all insurance companies are evil? Look, it wasn't your fault, Lana. It was mine. I pushed you into the stall; that spooked the horse. Lana Lang
: Lex, you were... Lex Luthor
: Crazy? Lana Lang
: Not yourself. Lex Luthor
: Semantics aside, you get caught in the crossfire trying to help me. And for that, I'm truly sorry. Lana Lang
: As much as I appreciate the grand gestures, you could have just stopped by the Talon and said hello. Lex Luthor
: Yeah, well, the, uh... grand gestures have always come easier.
: [Lana is reading a text message in a secluded area of the barn/wedding reception when Clark finds her
] Chloe's glad you came. I could have used some warning. You weren't planning on coming back, were you? Lana Lang
: Yeah, not until a few hours ago. Clark Kent
: So, what changed your mind? I'm not expecting you to say it was me. Lana Lang
: I read about the mysterious blur saving lives in Metropolis. I'm proud of you, Clark. It's who you should have been all along. Clark Kent
: Does that mean you're happy you left? Lana Lang
: It was the hardest decision I have ever had to make. But I'm glad that I finally had the guts to do it.
[silence between the two former lovers
] Lana Lang
: I would have died before I admitted this, but I used to sit on my front porch and look across the field at this barn, imagining a summer wedding here. Of course, I always thought I'd play a bigger part in it. Clark Kent
: You probably would have if I had given you Chloe's wedding gift. I had Jor-El erase all the memories that Chloe had of the real me. I wonder if that would have made things different between us. Lana Lang
: I understood the lies that you told me to protect your identity. But I could never forgive you for taking that away from me. Clark Kent
: You can't mean that. Lana, it turned your life upside down. Lana Lang
: Maybe it was exactly what it needed. I could have landed a lot of places in my life, Clark. But without you, none of them would have led me here. Clark Kent
: So that's it. It's all over. It's that easy? Lana Lang
: No. But where I am now, for the first time it feels right. Clark, I know neither of us could say it... But maybe Clark Kent and Lana Lang just weren't meant to end up together.
[Both turn to the reception where the crowd starts cheering for Chloe and Jimmy to kiss
: I'm not convinced Lex is alive. Just because the king dies doesn't mean the entire empire crumbles overnight. I just followed the leads here to protect Clark. Oliver Queen
: Good. Because no one else seems too concerned that Lex found out his secret. If you're on a trail, I can help you. Lana Lang
: Is this your version of help? 'Cause it seems a little personal to me. You're Green Arrow. You're better than this. Oliver Queen
: You sound like Clark. Lana Lang
: If we want to fight for the greater good, maybe we all have to be a little more like Clark.
: So Oliver Queen moonlights as Green Arrow. Does Clark know about you? Oliver Queen
: I think I can safely say he knows more of my secrets than he does yours. You're not going to tell me you're down here on vacation fishing for marlin, are you? Lana Lang
: We both know that two hours ago more than 430,000 megagigs of LuthorCorp RAM and ethernet cables were running through this place. Oliver Queen
: Sounds like we each came here with a score to settle.
: You think you know someone, but there's this side of them that you never see. Until it's too late. Clark Kent
: Well, you've certainly seen me at my worst. Lana Lang
: And at your best.
: What are you doing? Alexander Luthor
: What I've always wanted to.
[he kisses her; in disgust, she pushes him away and slaps him
] Alexander Luthor
: Well, I do like them feisty.
: Kiss me.
[Clark gives her a brief kiss
] Lana Lang
: Clark, what am I, your cousin? Really kiss me.
: You think I look better with hair? Lana Lang
: Um, uh, I don't know. I've never thought about it. Lex Luthor
: Oh, I have. I've thought about a lot of things. Clark has really nice hair. Lana Lang
: Yeah. Yeah, I guess he does. Lex Luthor
: Does he know? Lana Lang
: That he has nice hair? Lex Luthor
: How lucky he is.
: [Standing at the top of the loft as Clark enters
] Why aren't you dressed? Clark Kent
: [In utter amazement of Lana's beauty
] Wow. Lana Lang
: [Walking up the stairs Clark hides the Kryptonite key under some blankets and Lana walks to him with his tux in hand
] Here. Clark Kent
: I have to do something first. Lana Lang
: What is it? Clark Kent
: I can't tell you.
[He puts his arms around her and holds her close
] Clark Kent
: Just know I'm doing this for us and our future. Lana Lang
: The last time someone said that to me he went off to war.
] Clark Kent
: You should go. I'll meet you there.
[She walks down the stairs
] Clark Kent
[She turns to look at him on the steps in the loft
] Clark Kent
: I just wanted to remember this moment.
[She smiles with a tear in her eye and turns and walks out of the loft
: Clark, where are you going? Clark Kent
: Away from here. Lana Lang
: The Clark Kent I know wouldn't run away from his problems. Clark Kent
: The Clark Kent you know is a LIE. Lana Lang
: Why won't you let me in? Clark Kent
: Because Lana, you won't like what you see. Lana Lang
: [In tears
] I am not giving up on you. Your parents need you. I NEED you... I love you Clark. Clark Kent
: I love you too... more than you'll ever know. That's why I have to leave. Clark Kent
: [Clark puts on the Red Kryptonite ring as the energy pulsates from his arm to his eyes and they glow red and turns to Lana
] Come with me. Lana Lang
: Smallville's my home. It's your home too. Clark Kent
: Not anymore.
[Clark rides off leaving Lana completely heartbroken
: You grew up on a planet of human beings. It's okay to feel. Your emotions are part of who you are. Clark Kent
: Yeah. They're more dangerous than kryptonite.
: Lana, I always thought that if I ever did meet my mother, she wouldn't live up to the idea that I had of her. But she did. Lana Lang
: Clark, I will never be as strong as your mother. And after everything I've done, I'm not sure I'm as good a person as you deserve. Clark Kent
: Lana, we all make mistakes. I'm living proof of that. It's how we come back from the mistakes that's what matters. Lana Lang
: How do you come back when you feel like you're at the point of no return? Clark Kent
: Lana, look at everything you went through to help my mother. You're not that far gone.
: You spent the last month telling me that you finally felt like we were meant to be together. Clark Kent
: Don't listen to him, Lana. Bizarro
: I know what's in his mind, Lana. He doesn't love you like I do. Clark Kent
: That's a lie! Bizarro
: You're lying, Clark - to yourself! You're so worried about doing the right thing, you don't even see it. Bizarro
: [to Lana
] You know he won't commit his life to you like I will. You know that. Lana Lang
: He's right, Clark. Clark Kent
: What? Lana Lang
: I've never been more in love than I have the past month. Only it wasn't with you. It was with him. Bizarro
: [extends his hand to Lana
] Nothing will ever come between us again.
[Lana places the blue Kryptonite into Bizarro's hand causing him to overload
: I love you.
[Bizarro erupts and explodes
: We should go somewhere. Lana Lang
: Why? I'm happy right here. Bizarro
: No, I mean, we should leave Smallville. We should go see the world, Lana - all the places you've ever dreamed of. How about Paris? We'll have breakfast at the Eiffel tower. Lana Lang
: Yeah, right. Bizarro
: I'll fly you there myself. Lana Lang
: You have a lot of powers, Clark, but last I heard, flying wasn't one of them. Bizarro
: You make me feel like I can fly.
: I should have said something about Adam sooner. And I feel so guilty. Clark Kent
: None of this was your fault. Lana Lang
: Still, I let him threaten me into silence. Clark Kent
: Because you knew it would put people in danger. I understand keeping secrets for that reason. Lana Lang
: It was really hard keeping it from everyone. It was kind of a relief to tell you. Clark Kent
: Lana, no matter where we stand, I'm still your friend, and you can tell me anything. Lana Lang
: You know that goes both ways.
: How's your dad feeling? Clark Kent
: Well, you'd never know he just had a triple bypass. My mom actually bought the doctor a combat helmet as a thank you gift. Lana Lang
: Only your dad could survive surgery during a siege.
: [reading Byron's poem for Lana
] It's kind of mushy. Lana Lang
: I almost forgot. Clark Kent, the man of steel.
: It doesn't bother you that he's so... Lana Lang
: Different? If you really like someone, you accept every part of them, but you can't do that until they're willing to share every part with you.
: Is this going to be another apology? Lana Lang
: Well, they don't make a card for "Sorry I got you killed."
: My god, Lana, I... I had no idea it was you. I could have killed you. If you needed money, all you had to do was ask. Lana Lang
: I know. Lex, I'm really sorry. I just... I didn't want to have to lie to you. Lex Luthor
: Just tell me what's wrong. Lana Lang
: There's nothing wrong with me. Lex Luthor
: You didn't want to lie to me, but you broke into my house and tried to steal from me. You're acting like a junkie trying to find her next fix.
: I'm surprised to see you. Usually a hospital visit comes with a "get out of jail" free card. Lana Lang
: Actually, I was looking for Chloe. Clark Kent
: She's not here. She's in Metropolis until tonight. Lana Lang
: You covering? Clark Kent
: Well, if you can call it that. The printer's jammed, the scanner's broken, and the spring formal event schedule is late. Chloe leaves for a day, and the Torch goes down in flames.
: How are you holding up? Clark Kent
: I keep wishing Chloe would just walk up those steps. I never appreciated how much she meant to me 'till now. The thought of never seeing her again... Lana Lang
: Clark, you can't think that way. Clark Kent
: You know I remember the first time I met her? It was eighth grade. She'd just transferred from Metropolis, and I was assigned to show her around. The first thing she wanted to know was where she could buy a copy of the Planet so she could keep in touch with civilization.
] Clark Kent
: When she found out I lived on a farm, she insisted I invite her over to experience it firsthand. I think she thought I was Amish. When I brought her up here, she just... kissed me, right out of the blue. Lana Lang
: Why'd she do that? Clark Kent
: She said "I know you've been thinking about that all day, so I figured we could get it out of the way and be friends." That was my first kiss. Lana Lang
: It's nice it was with someone you still care about. We're gonna see her again, Clark.
: [at the club
] Hey, Lana, I took your advice and decided to check out the Talon. Lana Lang
: Yeah? Jessie Brooks
: Yeah. That's why I decided to come here.
: [when trying to explain why he was so forward
] I wish I could tell you. Lana Lang
: Story of your life.
: [approaching Lionel carving a Kryptonian symbol into the hardwood floor with a corkscrew
] Mr. Luthor?
] Lana Lang
: Are you okay? Lionel Luthor
: [grabs Lana by the arm and she screams
] The disciples of Zod...
[looks up to Lana revealing the cataracts in his blank eyes
] Lionel Luthor
: ...they must be stopped! Lana Lang
: You're talking about the people from the ship. Lionel Luthor
: Their home...
[he gets up and walks to Lex's safe full of Kryptonite laced artifacts
] Lionel Luthor
: ...is their only poison. Their home... is their only poison.
: Clark, I wanna ask you something. Do you believe in life on other planets? Clark Kent
: Actually, I do.
] Lana Lang
: I went to see Clark. Lex Luthor
: And? Lana Lang
: 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 Luthor
: 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 Lang
: 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 Luthor
: So just for clarification... Lana Lang
: Yes, Lex Luthor. I will marry you.
: How much does Lana Lang's personal life boost newspaper sales these days? Chloe Sullivan
: Okay. I was expecting that. But to be honest, I was kind of hoping you'd give me the benefit of the doubt. I guess there's a shortage of those today. Lana Lang
: That article recites our conversation verbatim. Chloe Sullivan
: Do you honestly believe I would betray you like that, Lana? Lana Lang
: What other explanation is there? Chloe Sullivan
: I'm not sure, but the Lana Lang I know would at least give me a chance to find one. Lana Lang
: After Clark, I guess I'm so jaded I don't even know what to expect from my friends anymore.
: You know, I was only gone for a week... but I actually got a little bit homesick. Lana Lang
: What's so special about Smallville? Lex Luthor
: Oh, I don't know. The cows. Cornfields. Wide-open spaces. Lana Lang
: I missed you too.
] Clark Kent
: Lana, I know you don't want to hear this, especially from me. You can't trust Lex. Lana Lang
: And I could trust you? Clark Kent
: I just don't want to see you get hurt. Lana Lang
: I know you think you're being some kind of a hero, Clark, but the truth is I don't need you to protect me. Clark Kent
: [Lana turns to leave
] Lana... Lana Lang
: Clark, it's over. You made that decision.
: Everyone stands for something, Clark. What do you stand for? Clark Kent
: I stand for truth, justice, and... other stuff.
: If I had a hundred people trashing my house, I'd be a little freaked out.
[glass shatters in the background
] Clark Kent
: After the first few dishes, you kinda get used to it.
: If you kill her, they'll be no more money. Nicholas Conroy
: Who said anything about killing her?
: I really don't think skinny-dipping is a good idea. Lana Lang
: Who said anything about skinny-dipping? Maybe in your dreams Clark...
: Nietzsche? I didn't know you have a dark side, Clark. Clark
: Doesn't everyone? Lana
: So what are you: Man or Superman? Clark
: I haven't figured it out yet.
: Sometimes people can surprise you.
: Three lost Vermeer paintings were discovered last month. You should go to the opening. Lana Lang
: At the Metropolis Museum? Lex Luthor
: Actually, it's a bit farther. The Rijksmuseum. Lana Lang
: In Amsterdam? Lex, that's 4,000 miles away. Lex Luthor
: And one of the most romantic cities in the world, where you'll feel very lonely and realize how much you miss me. Lana Lang
: Nice strategy, boss. Lex Luthor
: Only if it works.
: LutherCorp wants to sponsor the residency of the workers on your neighbor's farm. They'll all be given jobs at the plant. Clark Kent
: You realize the only reason Lex is doing this is to wash his hands of it. Lana Lang
: Lex had no idea what was going on at that farm. Clark Kent
: Lana, you don't believe that. Lana Lang
: Unlike some people I know, Lex doesn't lie to me. Clark Kent
: Or he just wants his name clear of murder and slavery, so he sends a messenger to do his cleanup work. Lana Lang
: I'm not Lex's messenger, Clark. This was my idea. And I resent the fact that you think I'm some puppet he can manipulate. Clark Kent
: No, I didn't mean it like that. Lana Lang
: That's exactly what you meant.
: Now, let's go over the house rules. Lana Lang
: Okay, and they are? Chloe Sullivan
: One: do not make your bed until after 5pm, two: don't touch the dishes in the sink until it's overflowing, and three: contrary to my dad's protestations, your bedroom floor is definitely a closet.
: First, you can both stop treating me like the jealous boyfriend... since none of us have actually dated. You wanna be friends, then let's be friends. Lana Lang
: Is that what you really want? Clark Kent
: Yeah. It is.
: It's not your fault, Lana. Lana Lang
: Do you know anyone else who's lost an entire old person in a wheelchair?
] Pete Ross
: Man, I don't know how I let you talk me into this. Clark Kent
: Every Smallville High student needs to complete 30 hours of community service. Pete Ross
: Yeah, but we could have served our community by lifeguarding a girls' swim class instead of hanging out with the denture crowd. I mean, what's the attraction?
[Lana comes into the picture
] Lana Lang
: Hi, Clark, Pete. Clark Kent
: Lana. I didn't know you were volunteering here. Pete Ross
: Yeah, right.
: [a quiet sunset leaves the air silent as Lana walks into Clark's barn with a bad feeling about what's coming as she slowly walks up the steps
] I've climbed these steps before so many times, why do they seem steeper than ever? Clark Kent
: Thanks for coming over. I didn't want to bother you at school. Lana Lang
: Look, Clark you can spare me the speech about how sorry you are. I know you were hypnotized and you weren't in control of your actions. Clark Kent
: [With reluctance
] I need to be honest with you. Lana Lang
: That would be refreshing. Clark Kent
: [Choked up
] I don't know any other way to say it... but the truth is... my feelings for you have changed. Lana Lang
: [She walks over to him looking him straight in the eyes
] Clark, I want you to look me in the eye and tell me you don't love me. Clark Kent
: [Clark turns to her with tears in his eyes and she looks upon him with fear
] I don't love you. Lana Lang
: [Lana sits down having just had her heart crushed by the man she's loved for so long with tears in her eyes
] I have waited... for you to grow up, to get over whatever hang-ups you may have. Clark Kent
: [Kneeling down in front of her
] I never meant to hurt you. Lana Lang
: I don't want another Clark Kent apology.
[after pulling back her tears
] Lana Lang
: It's over... forever.
[She walks out on a broken Clark staring in sadness of what he's just had to sacrifice
: You know what it's like being friends with Clark. No matter what he tells you, you don't know if it's the truth. I can never trust him. Lex Luthor
: Lana... I know Clark's probably not the easiest guy to be in a relationship with. I don't think he means... Lana Lang
: Please don't defend him, Lex. How could I have been so stupid? Lex Luthor
: You're not stupid. You just put your trust in the wrong person.
: [talking about Clark when he was sick
] I guess it just really scared me to see him like that. Chloe Sullivan
: Me too. Lana Lang
: Kinda makes you realize who's important in your life. Chloe Sullivan
: Yeah. And who's important to Clark.
: [after noticing how distant Chloe was acting towards him
] Is Chloe ok? Lana Lang
: What happened to you really affected her... me too. It was really hard seeing you sick. Guess I somehow always thought of you as invincible. Clark Kent
: Now you think I'm just human. Lana Lang
: I guess that's my way of saying that you mean a lot to me, Clark. And I know it's not that eloquent...
[watching Chloe out of the corner of her eye, and Chloe sees Clark and Lana talking
] Lana Lang
: ... but I guess some people are just better with words than others.
[Lana and Chloe share a long glance
: You know Clark's secret, don't you? I've been watching you since you've started seeing my son, and you've been getting closer and closer to finding out the shocking truth about Clark Kent. What a surprise it must have been to realize that Clark has kept up the deception for so long, right under your nose. Lana Lang
: He was trying to protect me. And he's not going to let you threaten me now. Lionel Luthor
: You think Clark's invincible. Not so. Like every hero, he has an Achilles' heel, a weakness. I know what it is. And I know that it could kill him. Lana Lang
: No. You could never hurt him. Lionel Luthor
: Would you bet Clark's life on that? I give you my word, Miss Lang, if you don't honor the promise that you made to my son or I find out that you have told anyone about this conversation, I will kill Clark Kent.
: This may be the most important day of your life. What's wrong? Lana Lang
: It's just... if there was something that you had to put past you to get on with your life, and you tried every way that was fair and honest to do that and nothing worked... is it really wrong to bend the rules just once?
: My mom was a cheerleader, so was my aunt. Figured it was time to break the vicious cycle.
: Oh yeah. Joined the football team and poured some coffee. We're a couple of real rebels. Lana Lang
: Long live the revolution.
: Lex likes to keep his women on a short leash. Chloe Sullivan
: Sounds more like a choke chain, if you ask me.
: Okay, the passageways open up onto a steep hill. It's pretty far off the road. It'll take us a while to climb up there. Chloe Sullivan
: If it means saving Clark, I'd climb Mount Everest.
: And then he had the nerve to say "It's nothing personal, only business." Clark Kent
: Why does everyone over 40 have to quote 'The Godfather'?
: To quote The Godfather, "It's time to go to the mattresses". Lana Lang
: That movie should be banned from basic cable.
[in Clark's nightmare, meteors hit the hospital and strikes Lana's room, kryptonite fills the room and weakens Clark
] Lana Lang
: It all makes sense. Clark Kent
: Lana, help me. Lana Lang
: The meteor shower... You came the same day. How could I be stupid? Clark Kent
: The meteor shower is the reason I'm here. I'm from a planet called Krypton. Lana, I wanted to tell you. I didn't think you'd accept me. Lana Lang
: [picks up a kryptonite shard
] You're not even human? Clark Kent
: Lana, no. Please, that stuff makes me sick. Lana Lang
: My parents are gone because of you. I'm never gonna see them again. You killed my parents.
[Lana raises the kryptonite to stab Clark with, Clark awakes
: [entering her apartment
] Egg fu yung to the rescue.
[she notices Jason packing his bags
] Lana Lang
: So... if I'd waited around for the Peking duck, you'd have what, been gone? Jason Teague
: No, I would have been here. Trying to figure out what to say. Lana Lang
: I... I don't understand. Is this because of your mom? You've been different ever since I met her. Jason Teague
: No, I've been different ever since I came to Smallville. I mean, six months ago, I would have never gone to someone like Lex and groveled for a job that I don't even want. The worst part is I was too embarrassed to even tell you about it. Lana Lang
: Since when have you ever been embarrassed around me? Jason Teague
: Exactly. I don't like this person I'm becoming, Lana, and I don't want to wait around for you to resent me as much as I resent myself, so... Lana Lang
: That's not why you're leaving. The one thing I learned from my relationship with Clark is when someone isn't being honest with me. Jason... just tell me the truth. Jason Teague
: [kissing her on the cheek
] Be careful.
[she starts to cry as he leaves
[Lana talking to Clark about his future wife - Lois Lane, after their relationship didn't work out
] Lana Lang
: It's funny, isn't it? After everything we;ve been through, I thought it would take us longer to get over it. Clark Kent
: Us? Lana Lang
: You and Lois. Clark Kent
: Lois? She's bossy. She's stuck-up, she's rude - I can't stand her. Lana Lang
: The best ones always start that way.
: I wonder how Martha Kent would handle hearing that you used her son as a bargaining chip? Tell me what you know. Lionel Luthor
: Well, I see you've embraced wholeheartedly what it means to be a Luthor.
: [Lana's horse is sick, with the cause unknown
] Not feeling too good? Lana Lang
: I've seen him sick before, but never this bad. Clark Kent
: There's help on the way. Lana Lang
: I can't lose Tyson, too. Clark Kent
: He's gonna be fine, Lana. He's a fighter. Just like his owner.
: Do you ever wish that you could go back in time and... everything would be different? Clark Kent
: All the time.
: I don't believe it! You've been sitting here in the lap of luxury while I'm out risking my neck! Lana Lang
: He was recuperating. Poor thing, when I picked him up he could barely remember his own name. Lois Lane
: But he sure remembered yours, and your telephone number. Lana Lang
: Clark and I go back a long way. Are you... jealous? Lois Lane
: Yeah, jealous of his endless luck.
: I didn't think you were much for jewelry. Clark Kent
: I'm not. It was a going-away gift. It's strange to meet people who know exactly where you're going. Exactly when you're gonna get there. Lana Lang
: Well, they don't know everything. I mean, if they did, Chloe wouldn't be alive right now. Clark Kent
: And unfortunately, they didn't have what I had. Human parents who taught me more than just how to use my abilities. Lana Lang
: They have a different role model. Clark Kent
: With everything I've learned, everything I've been through, apparently, I'm just getting started. According to the Legion, I will accomplish things so legendary I'll be known throughout the galaxy. Lana Lang
: And you're not sure that you'll be able to live up to that. Clark, there is no doubt in my mind that you will. Just do it on your own schedule, not theirs. Clark Kent
: Well, did they happen to mention anything your place in history? Lana Lang
: A little. But the way I see it, it doesn't really matter. Our destiny, it's written in some book in the future. We write it ourselves, every day. Clark Kent
: And the question is, what do we write next?
: I just can't believe how familiar all this feels. Lana Lang
: The meteor shower? Martha Kent
: Yeah. God, I remember it like it was yesterday. Lana Lang
: Yeah, me too. Martha Kent
: Oh, I'm sorry. I... I didn't mean to dredge up bad memories. Lana Lang
: It's okay. For so long it seemed to define me, that Fairy Princess picture on "Time" magazine. Martha Kent
: Well, if it makes you feel any better, you made one wish come true that day. Jonathan and I were in Nell's, buying flowers right before the meteor shower, and you were sitting on the counter with your wings and wand, and you asked me if I wanted to make a wish, so I did. And not long after that, Clark came into our lives. I... I've never even told Clark that story. Lana Lang
: Clark is so lucky to have you and Mr. Kent as parents. I've always been kind of envious. You seem so open. Martha Kent
: I'm glad that you and Clark have become close. Lana Lang
: Yeah, me too.
: [driving up with Brad
] Hey, there's Clark! Clark? Brad
: How'd you get here so fast? Young Clark Kent
] I ran. Brad
: "Ran," huh? Told ya he's an oddball. Let's get outta here.
[they drive away, Lana looking back at Clark
] Jonathan Kent
: Been showing off a bit, haven't you, son? Young Clark Kent
: [going over to Jonathan
] Um... I didn't mean to show off, Pop. It's just that, guys like that Brad, I just want to tear him apart. Jonathan Kent
: Yeah, I know, I know. Young Clark Kent
: And I know I shouldn't... Jonathan Kent
: Yeah, I know, you can do all these amazing things and sometimes you feel like you will just go bust unless you can tell people about them. Young Clark Kent
: Yeah. I mean every time I kick the football I can make a touchdown. Every time! I mean, is it showing off if somebody's doing the things he's capable of doing? Is a bird showing off when it flies? Jonathan Kent
: No, no. Now, you listen to me. When you first came to us, we thought people would come and take you away because, when they found out, you know, the things you could do... and that worried us a lot. But then a man gets older, and he starts thinking differently and things get very clear. And one thing I do know, son, and that is you are here for a *reason*. I don't know whose reason, or whatever the reason is... Maybe it's because... uh... I don't know. But I do know one thing. It's *not* to score touchdowns. Huh?
] Young Clark Kent
: Thanks, Dad.
: Why did he just call you Kal? Clark Kent
: It's my secret identity.
: That's the thing about Clark Kent. He's not always there when you want him... but he's always there when you need him.
: Just before this, did you get any weird e-mails? Lana Lang
: Let me check. I did. Uh, but I don't remember opening it. Clark Kent
: It sounds like the same thing happened to both of us. It's like we were being hypnotized. Adam Knight
: It could be a subliminal message. Chloe Sullivan
: Something could have been hidden in the binary codes. Lana Lang
: How... how did I get snapped out of it? Chloe Sullivan
: Right now, I'm a little bit more concerned with what triggered the "kill Chloe" impulse in the first place.
: Lana, last year I tried so hard to be the right guy for you... but the truth is... I'm not. Lana Lang
: Clark, you never had to try.
[She rides of into the sunset
: What's that look in your eye? Clark Kent
: Oh, I... I had a dream about you last night. Lana Lang
: Well, I hope that it wasn't a nightmare. Clark Kent
: No. We were 10 years old and I gave you a plastic ring from a gumball machine at Quinn's Market? Lana Lang
: That's sweet. What was the occasion? Clark Kent
: It was an engagement ring. Lana Lang
: What happened next? Clark Kent
: I woke up.
: [to Clark
] I need you... but the world needs you more.
: [after asking what Clark and Pete had been fighting about
] Clark Kent starts a discussion... about telling the truth, no less... and when it's his turn to open up, everything is suddenly a deep, dark secret. Clark Kent
: Well, Lana, the stuff about Pete is kind of personal. Lana Lang
: Unlike what I just told you about Whitney. Clark Kent
: Well, Lana, have you ever thought that some people are just more comfortable opening up than others? Lana Lang
: I don't think it's ever comfortable for anyone. But if you care about somebody, you owe it to them. Clark Kent
: Then you should talk to Nell, tell her how you really feel. Lana Lang
: You're right, Clark. Hiding the truth only keeps people apart.
: [watch Clark run out the door to save Whitney's dad from Tyler
] Where are you going?
[turns questioningly to Chloe
] Chloe Sullivan
: Don't look at me, he does that all the time.
: Why would you do that for me? Lana Lang
: Because you may be putting someone at risk who saves people's lives on practically a daily basis. I can't let that happen. Tobias Rice
: Who told you about me? Clark Kent? Lana Lang
: Clark was here? Tobias Rice
: You seem surprised. Lana Lang
: Did you tell anyone about him? Tobias Rice
: What's to tell? Lana Lang
: Tobias, it's okay, you can trust me. I know that Clark's infected. Tobias Rice
: You must be talking about a different Clark Kent. Because the Clark I know is the most normal guy I've ever met.
: I'm sorry if things got awkward. I was really hoping that Clark wouldn't end up in all this. I just... don't want to hurt him. Lex Luthor
: I don't, either. I care about him, too. But then I have to remind myself that Clark's specialty is barging in where he's not invited, and then somehow making you feel like you're the one who should apologize. Lana Lang
: Okay, um... I have a great idea. How about a moratorium on the Clark topic? Lex Luthor
: Twist my arm. Lana Lang
: Don't tempt me.
: Lana, I thought you were gone. If you knew how that felt... Lana Lang
: Clark I am so sorry. I never wanted to hurt you. Clark Kent
: But you didn't trust me enough to let me help you. Lana Lang
: I was trying to protect you. Clark I know you. You gonna rush in there and save someone even if it means putting your own life in danger. And when Lionel threatened to hurt you... O couldn't take that chance. Clark Kent
: You know, it's a little ironic to hear someone else say that. I guess I'm just not used to be the one that needs to be protected. I... I can't wait to see the look on Chloe's face when she finds out you're alive. Lana Lang
: She can't. Not yet.
: You're working late. Martha Kent
: Oh, god, it's like this never stops. I don't know how you managed all this and went to school, too, Lana. Lana Lang
: It wasn't easy, but I don't remember staying this late after closing every night. Martha Kent
: Well, it's easier to do this here than at home. Lana Lang
: Is everything all right, Mrs. Kent? Martha Kent
: Oh... Jonathan thinks the only reason I took this job is to help out with our finances.
] Martha Kent
: I love him, so much. But after everything that's happened, all... all his health problems, the only time I'm not worrying about losing him is when I'm here working. Lana Lang
: But, uh... if you're here all the time, then, um... you don't see him anyway. Isn't that like you've lost him already? Martha Kent
: A summer in Paris has really given you some insight, Lana. Thank you for reminding me. Lana Lang
: Reminding you of what? Martha Kent
: That it's easier to deal with your fears if you can share them with someone you love.
: [to Clark
] Some people are just meant to be together.
: [about Victor
] So on a scale from 1 to Taye Diggs, where exactly are we? Lana Lang
: Um, he's definitely up there. Chloe Sullivan
: Yeah? Tall, dark and bionic. You think he likes blonds? Clark Kent
: His girlfriend's a brunette, sorry.
: How come you know so much? Clark Kent
: Magic. You don't believe in magic? I'll show you.
[picks up a deck of cards and reshuffles it
] Clark Kent
: Pick a card. Lana Lang
: All right.
[Lana picks a card. Clark clears his throat while using his X-ray vision to see what card she is holding
] Clark Kent
: Three of hearts. Lana Lang
] Full of surprises.
: Someone I can trust and will always be there. Lana Lang
: That's just how I see you, Clark.
: My first challenge is helping Whitney. Clark Kent
: Let me work on that. Lana Lang
: Clark, why are you doing this? Not that I don't appreciate it. Clark Kent
: I couldn't stop what happened to Chloe. There's a chance for Whitney.
: Lex. Lex Luthor
: I just wanted to say bon voyage. Lana Lang
: Shouldn't you be at the couthouse? Lex Luthor
: My father can wait. Lana, I couldn't let the last person you saw from Smallville to be the shuttle driver looking for his tip. Lana Lang
: Lex, um... I can't thank you enough for everything that you've done for me. Lex Luthor
: Yeah, it's pretty clear your destiny lies far beyond the Smallville city limits. I'm just trying to help you get there. Lana Lang
: I don't know what I did to deserve such a great friend. But I'm glad that you came into my life.
: I don't see myself being a farmer when I grow up. Lana Lang
: Well, what do you want to do? Clark Kent
: I'm not sure as long as it doesn't involve putting on a suit and doing a lot of flying.
: Hey, Chloe, can I...? Chloe Sullivan
: Yeah, sure.
[leaves the computer over to Clark
] Clark Kent
: I think I heard something.
[adjusts the recording sounds
] Adam Knight
: [off screen, on tape
] You lied to me! Lana Lang
: That's Adam. But I haven't spoken to him since he left. Chloe Sullivan
: Clark, how did you hear that? Clark Kent
: Guess I missed too many Linkin Park concerts.
: [to Lois
] What are you doing back? Lana Lang
: Yeah, we thought you were in Europe 'til the end of the year. Clark
: [searching for Chloe
] I don't know if Met U's ready for the Wall of Weird. Clark Kent
: She didn't get the "Torch" out today. Lana Lang
: Well, maybe the printers aren't working. Clark Kent
: No, it's not even in its final format. There's no way Chloe would let the last day of school go by without getting in her final word.
: The "Torch" prints the graduation speech every year, right? Chloe Sullivan
: Having transcribed last year's snore fest, that's an unfortunate "yes". What year? Lana Lang
: 1977. Chloe Sullivan
: That's P.C. Lana Lang
: P.C.? Chloe Sullivan
: Pre-computer, when disco ruled the earth. Anything we have before then's gonna be H.C. Lana Lang
: Hard copy. Chloe Sullivan
: You catch on fast. Uh, let's see... '77, here we go. "Saturday Night Fever" was their prom theme, Styx won "Group of the Century", and... wow. Someone got in the administration's collective face. Lana Lang
: "Due to the controversial nature of this year's graduation address, the editors have elected not to run the text in this issue of the 'Torch'." Chloe Sullivan
: Meaning, ironically, it's probably the only one worth reading.
: Lex, we have to talk. Lex Luthor
: We most certainly do. But it will have to wait. I'll be back tonight. Lana Luthor
: I won't be. Lex, I can't live like this anymore. Lex Luthor
: Yeah, I don't blame you. Living a lie in a marriage you never wanted. Must take its toll after a while. Lana Luthor
: You're the expert. Setting up a nursery. An heirloom crib. The tears of joy in your eyes when you saw the ultrasound. What kind of a toll does it take, Lex? Lex Luthor
: What in God's name are you talking about? Lana Luthor
: I'm talking about the massive amounts of hormones you injected into my veins to make me believe that I was pregnant! What kind of a monster are you? Lex Luthor
: I don't know where you're getting your information from, Lana, but it's nothing but slander. You know I would never... Lana Luthor
: Don't lie, Lex. It's too late for all that. This marriage is over. Lex Luthor
: Lana, I know I'm far from perfect, but you can't deny what we have between us. Lana Luthor
: Lex, all there is between us is lies on top of lies! Lex Luthor
: Lana, everything I've ever done, it's because I love you. Lana Luthor
: You aren't capable of love, Lex. You never were. Lex Luthor
: [Lex closes the door
] It's Clark, isn't it? You never could get over him... even if he is the greatest liar of them all. Lana Luthor
: Clark means more to me than you ever will. Lex Luthor
: [Lex hits her
] Lana... Lana Luthor
: That's the last time you'll ever touch me! Lex Luthor
: [Lana tries to leave, but Lex grabs her arm
] Do you really think I could just let you walk away? Lana Luthor
: What are you going to do, Lex? Kill me? Because it's the only way you're going to keep me in this mansion.
[Lana rips her arm out of Lex's grasp and walks out
: She knew what it felt like to really be in love. Clark
: It's too bad it couldn't last. Lana
: But what if that's not the point. Maybe you have to be grateful for the time that you have together, stop holding on to what could've been.
: [doesn't see Lana
] Dad, I got the posts in the west field. I hit some granite, but I jammed it through.
[sees Lana, pauses
] Lana Lang
: Very impressive. Clark Kent
: Well, I had a sledgehammer.
: It's kind of interesting that everyone was so quick to turn me into Lady Macbeth when they found out I was watching Lex.
: Harmony, this is supposed to be cotton-candy pink. Why is it sea-foam green? Harmony
: Nice Dawn Stiles impersonation. Blonde Dawnette
: Yeah, you have the queen-bitch control freak down pat.
: We aren't 14 anymore. The world will always be bigger than us. Clark Kent
: Maybe it doesn't have to be all or nothing. For the last year all I've done is sacrifice myself and everything that I loved for the greater good. What if the rest of the world didn't have to come first? Lana Lang
: The world needs you, Clark. Clark Kent
: What about what we need?
: What did you want to see me about? Lana Lang
: This... tabloid television reporter came by the Talon today, and he wanted to do an interview with me about the meteor shower. Lex Luthor
: A succinct "no comment" didn't dissuade him? Lana Lang
: Not really. He said he was gonna come back tomorrow, this time with a camera crew. Lex Luthor
: And you don't want that. Lana Lang
: I've spent the last fourteen years trying to put that day behind me, and in an instant, he brought it all back. I know it's a lot to ask, but I was hoping that you might be able to do something. Lex Luthor
: I'm surprised you didn't go to Clark with this. Lana Lang
: Clark's with him. Lex Luthor
: So you want me to run him out of town? Lana Lang
: I want him to stop. Lex Luthor
: He must have been very persistent. What was his name? Lana Lang
: Perry White. Lex Luthor
: I'll make sure he never bothers you again.
: I was wondering if you could do me a favor. Lex Luthor
: I take it Nell couldn't identify the mystery man? Lana Lang
: If she could, she wouldn't tell me anything. I just... I want to know who it is. Lex Luthor
: Well, that shouldn't be hard to find. But coming to terms with it could prove to be more complicated. Lana Lang
: What do you mean? Lex Luthor
: Come on, you know the story of Pandora. She was given a box by Zeus and warned never to open it. She couldn't resist the temptation. Lana Lang
: I'm not afraid of the truth, Lex. Lex Luthor
: Neither was Pandora. But once the box was open, it could never be closed, and all the misery she released could never be put back. Lana Lang
: I appreciate the warning, and anything you can tell me.
: We've spent the last week avoiding what happened. Lex Luthor
: I was kind of waiting for you to bring that up. Lana Lang
: You kissed me. Lex Luthor
: And then you kissed me back. Lana Lang
: God, after all that talk about friendship and not wanting to ruin what we have, we really don't listen very well, do we? Lex Luthor
: Are you asking me to forget what happened? Because short of a serious blow to the head, I think it's a memory that's gonna linger for quite a while.
: Try to be back by six so we can make it to the Kents' party. Lex
: The Kents? Lana Lang
: And this year, try and remember that we're on a budget. Lex
: What? We have a budget? Lana Lang
: Lex, it's been seven years since your father cut up your platinum card. I think it's about time to embrace the middle class lifestyle.
: Oh. Didn't we tell you? You get to live forever.
[now baring vampire fangs
: We are definitely not in Kansas anymore.
: What's this strange power you have? Young Clark Kent
: What do you mean? Lana Lang
: The ability to attract every airhead in Smallville. Kenny Braverman
: [to Clark
] Hey, Mr. Varsity! Young Clark Kent
: Airheads aren't the only ones.
: If me and Clark going out on a date bothers you, just tell me. Chloe Sullivan
: No, it's okay. My feelings for Clark are so ancient... they're fossilized.
[Clark directs his sneeze at Ricky's bowling ball, giving him a strike and destroying the bowling pins
] Lana Lang
: Gesundheit. Clark Kent
: Thank you.
Man on Street # 1
: [on Batman
] He is a monster, striking at the foundations of our democracy! Where are the principles that made this the noblest country in the world? Man on Street # 2
: Franky, I'm surprised there aren't a thousand more like him. People are sick and tired of being afraid. He's taking back what's ours. Anchor Ted
: Those were but a few of the reactions to the return of the Batman. Tonight, we'll examine his impact on our society. From Metropolis, managing editor of the Daily Planet, Lana Lang and, from Gotham City, popular psychologist and author of the best-seller "Hey, I'm Okay", Dr. Bartholomew Wolper. Dr. Wolper, you've claimed that the Batman is responsible for inciting the crimes he fights, yet crime in Gotham has dropped steadily since his return. Explain. Dr. Bartholomew Wolper
: I'm glad you asked that, Ted. Picture the public psyche as a vast, moist membrane. Batman has struck this membrane a vicious blow and it has recoiled. Hence, the short-term misleading statistics, but, in the long term, a whole generation of young people will be bent to the matrix of Batman's pathological self-delusion. In this context, Batman could be considered a social disease. Lana Lang
: That's the biggest load of bull I've ever heard! Anchor Ted
: Miss Lang, you've been perhaps the Batman's most vocal supporter. How can you condone behavior that is so blatantly illegal? What about due process? What about civil rights? Lana Lang
: Ted, we live in the shadow of crime, resigned to be the victims of fear, of violence, of social impotence. A man has risen to remind us that the power is, and always has been in our hands. For years, we've been under siege. This one man is showing us that we can take a stand.
: I want you to fire him. Clark Kent
: Fire me? For what? Lucas Luthor
: You're half an hour late to work. What were you doing, helping Lex dig up more dirt about me? Lana Lang
: Lucas, I am not gonna fire Clark. Lucas Luthor
: Okay. Then I'll fire you, too. Lana Lang
: Check our partnership agreement. You can't do that. Lex made sure of it. Lucas Luthor
: Lex is history. And so is this place. You can count on it. Clark Kent
: Lucas, wait. You can't do this. Lucas Luthor
: Get it through your head, Clark. I'm a Luthor; I can do anything I want.
] Seems like every person that I've ever gotten close to just leaves. Clark Kent
: That's not true. Lana Lang
: Yeah, it is. My parents, Nell... now Whitney. I know I haven't been a good friend. Clark Kent
: You've been a great friend. Lana Lang
: No, I have doubted you, accused you of things and still you're here, protecting me.I don't care if you have secrets, Clark. You are the one, good, constant thing in my life and I don't want to lose you too.